Our land-based communities are a central and foundational pillar of our work. It is there that we work to fully embody the accrued wisdom of humanity that we all have access to in today’s world. Here we are manifesting a harmonious relationship with our community, mother earth, the universe and ourselves in the most practical way possible.Because people cannot fully benefit others while confused or disturbed themselves, each member of the community is involved in their own evolutionary growth. This individual work supports the collective process of transformation and ultimately benefits everyone involved, on inner and outer landscapes. The consciousness transforming and healing practices for the land and the people of our community have been employed by ancient cultures for many millennia. This allows everyone within the community to unravel their highest potential, talents and skills as well as share these gifts together in the most humble way possible, recognizing the highest potential of others for the greatest benefit of everyone. Our community serves as an intercultural bridge between many ancient cultures from around the globe, with the primary influences being the live uninterrupted transmission lineages of the Ando-Amazonian cultures and their connection with the enlightened stream of consciousness channeled by the Tibetan tradition. Both Tibetan and Andean cultures specifically prophesized about this ancestral reunification as a fusion of wisdom and power together. Whereas the Ando-Amazonian cultures have retained the tools and practices that tap into the creative source of natural life force in the universe, the Tibetan tradition has been focused on maintaining a clear direction of how to channel this universal life force in the most beneficial, objective and non-dual way for the benefit of all beings. Working and learning side by side with indigenous cultures for over a decade, we have identified three main aspects of a healthy functioning community:
- Healthy and organic food sources that thrive in an abundant natural environment – Since ancient times, communities have gathered around food as a sacred center that nourishes the bond of life. Our permaculture program has been devoted for the past three years to the restoration of degraded landscape, soil building techniques, and active reforestation of destroyed rainforest with forest gardens as well as introducting our neighbors and surrounding communities to living and viable examples of eco-regenerative living.
- Ceremonial practices, rites of passage and consciousness transforming tools that allow for individual and communal evolutionary development. Understanding how to effectively resolve the conflicts that inevitably arise within any community can transform these conflicts into creative frictions that make possible a shared foundation, common purpose and authentic understanding among community members. This commitment to self-inquiry and education includes, in Paititi’s long-term plans, the development of an alternative school for children, as well as its existing adult education center, continuous workshop offerings, intentional community courses and transformation retreats. Our understanding in this area and commitment to growth is based on natural and sustainable ways of living, as derived from models both ancestral and modern.
- Natural healing and disease prevention practices that embody vibrant nutrition, and synthesize medicinal plants with psychosomatic energy healing approaches. We put this value into practice through the resolution of a wide range of chronic and terminal illnesses at our Indigenous Medicine Center for the international community and communal clinics for the local and native populations in the areas surrounding our centers. Unfortunately, many of these communities have lost connection with their original heritage and healing wisdom, and are not receiving any legitimate help from local government and healthcare.