I attended a nine day retreat at the Temple of the Way of Light (TOTWOL) at the end of January 2018 and it proved to be a life changing experience. When I was doing my due diligence and drilling down before I committed to one center over the other what most convinced me to choose TOTWOL were the extraordinary testimonial videos on their website which really say it all. I carried out my research with a questioning, occasionally cynical eye but I found these videos documenting the experiences of guests so overwhelmingly powerful and authentic that I knew deep down the Temple is the real deal. I’m happy to say I was proved to be absolutely right!!
The Temple’s wealth of experience and deep reverence for the Shipibo healing tradition shines through as every detail is thought through to ensure each guest receives the absolute optimal healing experience. This includes everything from the food, to the balance of each day between group work and time for solitude and reflection to time for one on one discussions with the exceptional facilitators. We’re all on our own journeys but the power of the group dynamic cannot be overstated and it is a truly amazing experience to be in that moonlit maloca with over twenty other passengers, listening to the cacophony of every variety of bird, plant, frog, mammal and insect emanating from the jungle and the astonishingly beautiful icaros sung by the healers.
I could go on and on but I’ll stop here and just say if you’re looking for an ayahuasca center of the utmost integrity, guided by love and a mission to heal then the Temple of the Way of Light is absolutely the place you’re looking for!