Pioneering Ayahuasca Retreat Center in the Peruvian Amazon
The Temple has safely facilitated healing forÂ thousands of people since 2007 and forged an exemplary reputation for stringent safety protocols, compassionate care and a balance of female and male healers and facilitators. We have used our experience to fine-tune a synthesis of ancient Shipibo medicine traditions and modern and Eastern integrative practices that now extends to comprehensive aftercare and integration support long after guests have returned home. All this takes place with an institutional focus on sustainability, permaculture, ethics, and social responsibility.
Ayahuasca Retreats in Peru
We offer ayahuasca retreat programsÂ of varying duration, focus, and intensity, with aÂ balance of female and male Shipibo healers, experienced western facilitators, floral baths, a steam bath, a high ratio of healers to guests, a high number of ayahuasca ceremonies, individual consultations, a nutritional and balanced ayahuasca food diet, and a strong focus on how to process and integrate healing, both during and after each ayahuasca retreat.
Setting And Safety
The safety of our guests is paramount. We are constantly working to offer the safest container and most effective ayahuasca healing experience in the Amazon. We have developed the most stringent health and safety protocols available on any ayahuasca retreat in Peru. The Templeâs commitment to guests begins with in-depth medical and psychological screening during our booking procedure and continues after the retreat through our integration support. Guiding you safely through deep personal healing and growth is our priority, both in and out of ceremony.
News about the Temple and Ayahuasca
The Temple was founded on the philosophy that an atmosphere of genuine care and compassion provides the optimum conditions for healing. Over many years we have become well known for the sensitive style of our facilitation and the level of support offered to guests by our entire team. A compassionate healing environment is a sometimes overlooked component of what constitutes safety. The non-judgmental setting we provide allows guests to be vulnerable and open, both necessary states for deep healing, while undergoing their ayahuasca experience.
Reciprocity in the Amazon
According to indigenous Amazonian wisdom, sharing is the key to maintaining a healthy, balanced life for all. Native people consider protection and preservation of the rainforest sacred duties. Yet with the great increase in popularity of ayahuasca shamanism, we are concerned that the spirit of sharing and protection is being lost. We promote and foster ways to honor and work in reciprocity with the worldâs most bio-diverse ecosystem, its people and their traditions.
The Temple holds a vision for the mastery of indigenous healers to be respected, legitimized and honored in the modern world. We aim to cultivate a more sophisticated understanding of the Shipibo system of shamanic healthcare in the West through validating the efficacy of their ethno-medical traditions. We share in the inheritance of the Indigenous wisdom tradition that celebrates a spiritual dimension between all life on Earth, a dimension fundamental to our personal and social balance.
Words cannot express my gratitude. It changed the way I see the world, the way I see myself. My heart feels again what it had forgotten.
I am so grateful to everyone at the Temple for such a profound and loving experience. Â I felt like I was coming home.
What sets the Temple apart from other ayahuasca retreats is the level of love and support. This place is truly amazing.
Visiting the Temple was such a humbling experience, filled with beauty and nourishing care. I felt that the healers were of genuine integrity and really eager to help the visitors of the Temple expand.
If you are looking for an adventure to add to your travels, or if you want to experiment with a different and exciting substance, do yourself a favor: DONÂ´T COME HERE. However, if you are ready to go deeper into your own healing process and connect with something infinitely greater than yourself in an atmosphere of integrity, this might be your destination.
There really isnât enough I can say about the Temple. Â Their vision for the future is truly an inspiration and model that much of the world would benefit by paying attention to. Â I will be taking my experience out into the world and I hope many more people have the opportunity to experience what I have.
I love the work you are doing here and I am truly grateful for the way in which the Temple, the jungle, the staff and the plants are transforming the world of consciousness and awakening of mankind, one workshop at a time.
My stay at the Temple was beyond my expectations! Â I will never forget these days in all my life. Â I got what I came for and a lot more!
My experience at the Temple went above and beyond anything I could have ever dreamt up. The magic of the shamans is truly of another world and dimension. Â And the energy of the staff is as beautiful as the jungle. I cannot wait to return to their heavenly realm.
The experience at the Temple has been a profoundly life changing experience. Words cannot quantify how compassionate the Maestras, Maestros, staff and volunteers & everyone involved have been to support my spiritual & emotional growth here.
A unique journey through darkness, chaos and restlessness into light, calm, peace and acceptance to what is. Words seem limiting to describe this experience of invisible worlds revealing their existence. I am deeply grateful and feel blessed to have received such unconditional love.
There are no words to describe this life changing experience. Â Physical ailments are now non-existent. Â Mental and emotional anguish has been removed. Â So much has been altered in my life in only 12 days. Â I feel at peace. Â I feel ready to face the world and make it a better place.
Words cannot describe the shift in energy thatâs taken place in my body since Iâve been here. Â Peace â finally!
âICEERS Research Study
âWe are excited to have accepted a proposal from ICEERS (The International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service), who in collaboration with the Beckley Foundation, will be carrying out an independent observational research study on ayahuasca treatment received by guests attending ayahuasca retreats at the Temple of the Way of Light.
This is an exceptional opportunity to significantly advance scientific and academic understanding of ayahuasca. If the majority of the guests who visit the Temple choose to take part in this study, the final outcome will be the single largest research project ever carried out on ayahuasca.
Awards and Accolades
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