Where to begin. My experience at the temple was more than I could ever have expected. I came looking to progress on my journey through this world; a better understanding of myself and the path which I wanted to go forward with. What I got was regression, into a state of being before the trauma, the conditioning of life that created the person who I was. Through Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness training and working with plant medicines, I was able to see the world in a different lens and hope to one day see it without a lens. I came out of the experience feeling whole, complete with my shadow and full of insights into the blind spots that have held me back in life.
The facilities at the temple were simple but attuned with nature. At first the idea of no internet or electricity was daunting for an entrepreneur, but after a few days of being there I realized how important the harmonious setting was necessary for the healing that was to take place. As my mind and ego become more open, nature in all of its intricacies became a reminder of what being a part of creation really meant.
The facilitators were amazing. I’ve never been in a center where I felt so much care, and was excited to attend every seminar, yoga session or group share. It was not only theory based but practical in that I felt equipped and empowered with tools to live in my day to day life. My meditative practice and my connection with my own spirituality has taken leaps and bounds.
The temple created an atmosphere that I have never experience before. It was one of no drama. Imagine a school with no cliques, a place where you sit down and eat not only with your close friends, but you can sit anywhere because everyone is your friend. An openness with no judgement filled with amazing conversations with people from around the world. I learned so much not only from the facilitators but from my peers who all were connected through this journey.
The food was delicious, fresh, simple and healthy. I looked forward to every meal.
I really liked the library they had set up. I did not choose the books, it was as if they called me.
The ceremonies themselves were profound. I felt safe the entire time and a sense of reverence for the process. The Shipibo healers were masculinity and femininity personified and I had a deep trust in they cared for my well being.
I could have not picked a better center to work with Ayahuasca. I am forever grateful and blessed.