I just returned from a 12 day retreat at The Temple. Wow, what an amazing experience. First, the facilitators: Debbie and Matthew are incredibly knowledgable about not only working with plant medicines, but also help you think about and give you tools to integrate the entire experience and what you’ve learned into your life back home. Their guidance allowed me to completely trust in the process and gave me confidence that I was in the right place to do this work. Second, the maestros/as: these beautiful people are the most gentle and generous souls I have ever come in contact with! They are so selfless and so committed to your healing. I can’t even put into words my gratitude toward them.
Next, the process: from daily floral baths, plant medicines, and learning sessions – these guys really immerse you in the full experience and are truly focused on your healing.
The setting: the center is very comfortable and clean. Certainly rustic and bare bones, but that’s what makes it truly authentic. The grounds were beautiful, so be sure to take advantage of the jungle walk to see all that they’ve done and are planning to do.
Overall, The Temple is run like a business – very organized and all details thought through – however, it is incredibly authentic to the ancient Shipibo tradition of healing. I would most certainly go back to The Temple if Aya ever calls me again!