Paititi's Blog

“Feel, Think, Act” – “Sentir, Pensar, Actuar”

posted by Michaela Genitheim on March 22nd, 2017

This is a story about the power of heart’s intention and how it can set off a chain reaction to create opportunities for hundreds of children potentially helping to change the whole world. I wanted to share this story because I feel alive telling it and because it speaks about a power we all possess […]


Image shows Paititi 2016 and onwards core team of staff for healing and permaculture

A Year in Review: What Happened at Paititi in 2016?

posted by The Paititi Team on January 26th, 2017

Dear friends, This last year was a magnificent landmark for our humble initiative to be the difference in the world today, truly supporting the freedom and timeless happiness for all of you and countless other beings. Many friendships have been strengthened, new heart-centered bonds have been forged and the truth is continuing to shine ever brighter as […]


Planet Falling Apart? Here’s an Ancestral Regenerative Solution

posted by Roman Hanis on July 22nd, 2016

I often meet people who are disenchanted, frustrated, and at times outright infuriated with the situation in the world today that involves the destruction of natural resources, pollution, famine, sicknesses, diseases, wars and many other misfortunes that plague our current society. The toxic emotions that come up are often a result of not seeing any […]


How Permaculture is Helping Ecuador’s Earthquake 6 Weeks on

posted by Gregory Landua on June 2nd, 2016

As many of you know, a huge earthquake hit South America a few weeks ago. Our good friend Gregory Landua, CEO of Terra Genesis International and his team are doing some amazing work to get the Esmeraldas region back on its feet after the disaster. The story and the permaculture techniques used are inspiring and we wanted to share […]


Transforming Money into Sacred Reciprocity

posted by Cynthia Robinson on August 7th, 2015

One of the topics I encounter often on my path is around the integrity of receiving money for spiritual work. Many comment that authentic spiritual work should be free and accessible to everyone or that in traditional societies money was never exchanged for spiritual work. This is a complex and non-linear subject. I have personally […]


2014 – Ripples of Reflection, Vision & Profound Gratitude

posted by Cynthia Robinson on December 20th, 2014

As the new year is right around the corner we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the last year and vision into the future.   2014 has been a profoundly transformative year for many of us filled with immense blessings as well as challenges. Two years ago we got the strong message that […]


The First Journeys at the New Land Prove to Offer Quite an Adventure

posted by Cynthia Robinson on October 16th, 2014

We have just completed our first Shamanic Permaculture Immersive Practice course at the new Paititi land and are taking the time to ground and integrate with all of the lessons, inspirations and challenges that have come up in this evolutionary endeavor. The land is wild and alive with powerful ancestral spirit that is reawakening with […]


Building Bridges Literally & Symbolically

posted by Cynthia Robinson on August 17th, 2014

We officially took the role of guardians of the new Paititi sanctuary on June 10th but since we completed the contracts in the middle of our US tour, our official initiation just begun in the last 10 days. The local communities have been very friendly and engaging with our community and are very keen on […]


Initiating the Vision: Shamanic Permaculture Immersive Practice Coming Up!

posted by Cynthia Robinson on August 15th, 2014

As we shift gears and prepare to lay an energetic foundation at the new land, we’d like to take this opportunity to share more about our upcoming Shamanic Permaculture Immersive Practice Course and what it is really about. This is a very special, one time experience where we are inviting our extended community to officially […]


The Vision of the New Land Come True: A Sanctuary of Humanity and Cradle of Enlightened Living

posted by Cynthia Robinson on June 16th, 2014

As of June 10, 2014, we at Paititi Institute with deep reverence and honor embrace our role as guardians and stewards of a pristine and ancient 4000 acres in the Mapacho Valley of the Peruvian Andes bordering the Manu National Reserve. This land, located in the Machu Picchu region, has been a cradle of Incan […]


Update on our Moving Process

posted by Cynthia Robinson on March 8th, 2014

Life rarely follows our set plans. So it has been in our search for our new home. This journey has taken us through many twists and turns, cliffs and valleys, and continues to demonstrate the interrelation of inner and outer landscapes. It is clear, as we work to manifest our new home, that we are […]


2013 Financial Report & Land Acquisition Updates

posted by Cynthia Robinson on December 7th, 2013

Since our first call for support in the spring of this year we have been moved by the outpouring of love we have received from our community and we thank you for your profound displays of generosity. To this date we have raised $87,282.71 in donations from our community and together with the funds generated […]


Visioning Deeper Into Our Evolution & Growth

posted by Cynthia Robinson on December 4th, 2013

The following is the first of a series of blog articles we are releasing in the next couple weeks in conjunction with an exciting period in Paititi’s growth and history. We are currently in the closing stages of securing new property in Peru, where we intend to move our Center in 2014. These entries offer […]


Initiating Permaculture Gardens at the Local Village School!

posted by Cynthia Robinson on November 20th, 2013

In the past few months, we have worked with the children from the pueblo neighboring our land, Cahuide. From teaching them about the relationship between their parents and themselves and the similarities to the Earth and themselves to planting seeds and showing them our facilities, we have definitely formed lasting relations with the kids and […]


Nuestra Casa

posted by Ariella Jew on September 18th, 2013

So, as you know we are currently on the transitional move to a mountain land, and in the meantime, have shifted focus to reaching out to a local school and its children. We have had three classes so far, one a week, and are focusing on using our facilities as educational launch points. Some things […]


First Day of School

posted by Ariella Jew on September 11th, 2013

As many of you have heard we are transitioning the focus of our current center outside of Iquitos Peru. In the last 4 years much love has been pored into this land, much healing has taken place and the gardens are really starting to bear fruit in many ways. It is our wish to bring […]


Called to Council

posted by Ariella Jew on May 3rd, 2013

Receiving the call to Tulum rang strongly in my being.  What resonated was the request to come for a Vision Council or perhaps it was the unwritten call to the fibers of my being.  Frankly, the location could have been a slum for all I knew.  That being said it was mid-winter in New England […]


USHERING IN A NEW ERA OF PERMACULTURE AT PAITITI

posted by Faanito on November 20th, 2012

My journey at Paititi Institute started six months ago, right after I spent a life-changing 3-month stint at the home of PRI,  Zaytuna Farm, completing both a PDC and 10-week internship under the tutelage of the masterful and inspiration-oozing Geoff Lawton and his amazing team. Immediately prior to this I graduated with a bachelor’s degree […]


The Return of the Big-Leaved Mahogany

posted by Faanito on November 14th, 2012

Swietenia macrophylla King (family Meliaceae), also known as the big-leaf mahogany or caoba in Spanish, is a species of tropical tree endemic to Central and particularly South America. It’s another tree on a list of once ubiquitous tree species that are seriously threatened due to anthropogenic over-exploitation, and at the 2002 CITES convergence it was […]


Compost Demo at Paititi

posted by Faanito on October 28th, 2012

Contrary to what may would assume, the soil quality in the tropics is very low and at the Paititi Institute our ground is pure clay. Soil building has been a major focus since we established the center and in the last 6 months we have really been dialing in our process. The technique we are […]