I’ve been to a Parign Hak retreat a few months ago, and I’d like to talk about my experience, which involved not only the Ayahuasca ceremony.
First of all, Parign Hak is not simply an Ayahuasca retreat centre. What I’ve learned there is not only concerned with Ayahuasca cleansing and learning process. Parign Hak is a very special place where you can learn a lot about the forest, the people living there and their history, the plants, what the plants really are, and how you can relate with them.
When you arrive in Parign Hak, a wonderful place in the forest down the Upper Madre De Dios river, you realize you are not simply in a retreat centre, but in a family, in a small community that will lead you through the knowledge of the forest and her spirit.
Thanks to Jessica and the people of the community you will learn many things about the uses of the plants of Amazonian basin, you will discover the plants and you will be taught how to recognize them. You will walk along rivers and through the forest, experiencing particular sensations and feelings, and being deeply connected and grounded to Mother Earth.
Talking about Ayahuasca experience, first I’ve to say that for everyone is a particular and unique experience, so it’s difficult to talk about it. What I just want to say is that Jessica is a skilled and experienced ayahuasquera; I always felt safe with her, and in this area I think it’s what really matters. The environment is safe and protected, and you will join the ayahuasca ceremony surrounded by local people who deeply know what “plants teacher” are, and they will support you with their experience in a very respectful way.
It’s a blessing to have the possibility to join an authentic and familiar place where you can know the history and the culture of local people, live in the forest and connect with her energy, and among this environment receive the teachings from Ayahuasca.
As I already said, what I’ve experienced was not only a cleansing and learning process, but a very human and touching relationship with people and nature.
Last but not least, the food was amazing.
I’ll always be grateful to Jessica and Parign Hak people. I think experiences like this could change many things in this world, and I hope more and more people will join the heart of Amazon and his natural richness.