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Reflections from our Recent Embodying True Nature Retreat

posted by The Paititi Team on August 31st, 2018

“How deep does the rabbit hole go?” is a rhetorical question with each Embodying True Nature retreat, pointing an infinite depth of ancestral wisdom peeling away the layers of conditioning and demonstrating the timeless and immeasurable nature of who each of us are. After recently finishing another of these retreats, we’re settling into the integration […]


Lorenz Sell from Sutra.co Interviews Roman

posted by Mark Mackay on July 18th, 2018

Lorenz Sell is the founder and CEO of Sutra.co, an online communication platform designed to facilitate intentional, meaningful conversation among smaller groups of people. Roman and Lorenz discuss creating a safe container for vulnerability and transformation, indigenous wisdom and the importance of confrontation in community. Listen to the podcast on the excellent Sutra.co blog, or read […]


Integration: Phenomenal into Mundane

posted by Roman Hanis on June 8th, 2018

This topic has been instrumental in my life and seems relevant for many people today. Discovering how to bring natural wellbeing into the adversity of existence opens the doorway to lasting happiness. We’ve all undergone an array of wonderful and dreadful events in life and I think it’s fair to say that everyone wishes to […]


Where Healers Heal and the Healed are Healers

posted by Cynthia Robinson on May 3rd, 2018

As our Intercultural Healing Exchange program nears, I am reminded how deeply inspiring, insightful and motivational this initiative has been in my own life. A Worthwhile Evolutionary Journey I remember a 99-year-old woman in the previous retreat who kept returning every day, bringing a huge bag of bread for everyone present even though the communal […]


Still Looking for That Magic Potion? Check Out This Instant Fix!

posted by Roman Hanis on April 2nd, 2018

Just kidding! I know it’s a terrible bait and switch, but we need to get serious here. Instantaneous magic potions like that are unrealistic and anyone who tells you otherwise should be approached with caution. You’ll often see marketers selling spiritual wares on the internet, offering enticing incentives “Valued at $$$, but free when ordering […]


Paititi Institute Highlights 2017: A Year in Review

posted by The Paititi Team on February 1st, 2018

Like a bright comet passing in a blink of the eye, 2017 is over. It’s been an awe-inspiring and productive year for Paititi Institute, igniting greater motivation to support the shared heart of humanity while witnessing the benefit this work brings to so many in our local and international communities. We want to thank you […]


What Makes Life Worth Living for in This Time of Turmoil?

posted by Roman Hanis on November 23rd, 2017

Life… Life can be so contradictory and abound with paradoxes. I reflect on the staggering contrast in a world where corruption feeds on virtue while peace is violently fought for. What makes this life truly worth living for, and why would I wish for life to continue after I die? I asked these questions before […]


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Black Magic vs. Emotional Intelligence

posted by Roman Hanis on July 11th, 2017

With a rekindled interest in earth-based spirituality and indigenous healing practices, something forgotten since the dark ages is resurfacing into humanity’s collective consciousness. It’s fascinating how some of the most “rational” people I’ve met are among the most superstitious, showing that society’s prevalent religion (empirical modern science) isn’t without its limitations. Despite considerable technological progress, […]


Compassion – a cliché word or power to evolve humanity?

posted by Roman Hanis on May 11th, 2017

How often do you hear this word in your daily life? From advertisements about compassionate care for the elderly, to charity slogans, or references to those experiencing misfortune, compassion sometimes seems like a merely appropriate, mechanically uttered response to maintain a civilized appearance in society. I must admit that I myself use this word quite […]


“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 […]


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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 […]


The Cue to Awaken From a Mindless Script

posted by Anthony Bossler on November 26th, 2016

‘All the world is a stage We are but merely players With our many entrances and exits” – William Shakespeare For so long in my life, I was trying to be something or not be something; also infamously from Hamlet’s “To be or not to be”. As far back as I can remember, me doing […]


Cultures and generations heal each other, saving the planet!

posted by Roman Hanis on October 22nd, 2016

Wouldn’t that be a great news title to usher in a new era of world peace and planetary regeneration? At this time Indigenous Nations and people from all cultures from around the world are coming together in North Dakota to stand united in peace for the protection of our sacred waters (to learn more search #nodapl). […]


Marriage is the Triumph of Ingenuity Over Intelligence

posted by Roman Hanis co-authored by Cynthia Robinson on October 15th, 2016

“Marriage is the triumph of ingenuity over intelligence.” This modified Oscar Wilde quote resonates with me because love is ingenious and unreasonable, yet somehow makes perfect sense. Since I can remember, I’ve wondered: Is it possible to be in love all the time? I recently married my beloved Cynthia Robinson, who is also my dearest […]


Shards of The Shattered Ego Reflecting Countless Arms of Compassion

posted by Roman Hanis on August 20th, 2016

We recently completed another Embodying True Nature Retreat cycle and we’re inspired to share some reflections on the retreat process while they’re fresh in our hearts and minds. The purpose of the indigenous transformation retreat is not to instantly solve life’s problems for us, but to change our relationship with those situations we consider to […]


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 […]


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A Time for Harvest at Paititi’s Mountain Land

posted by Anthony Bossler on June 30th, 2016

As we come around the bend from the recent winter solstice (the start of the new year in the indigenous cultures of the Andes), a time for harvest marks the end of a season and the close of 3+ months of Shamanic Permaculture Work Study Service retreats at Paititi’s mountain sanctuary in Peru. Now is […]


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How Living in the Present Can Change Your Life

posted by Mark Mackay on June 21st, 2016

I wasn’t initially keen on sharing my journey on the blog, but it became clear that it could help a lot of people. Plus Roman’s a difficult person to say no to. So yeah, there’s that =) If you’re reading this and you do any kind of meditative practice, I hope you can take what […]


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 […]


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What Does it Mean to Embody True Nature?

posted by Roman Hanis on May 20th, 2016

The profound immersion into the depths of consciousness and purpose of all life that happens in the Embody True Nature healing retreat at Paititi continues to inspire us. As we travel deeper along our own hero’s journeys of evolutionary healing, our shared hearts awaken to greater extents. But what does it mean to embody true nature? […]