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 […]
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 […]
We just completed another Embodying True Nature Retreat last week. This was the second retreat at the new Paititi Sanctuary land and we are once again in awe of the magic of this land to support the transformation of conciousness, the wisdom of the ancestral lineages and the depth of the human heart. Enjoy these […]
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 […]
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 […]
A few weeks ago, Ishacko offered to take me through the Amazon, to see where his family lives, in a pueblo named Buena Unión. I jumped at the opportunity, feeling that we would be able to see a lot of different plants, and that I would finally get to see the ‘river ocean’, the Amazon […]
For those of you who have not yet had an opportunity to see THE SACRED SCIENCE or have been wanting to share it with friends an family, now is your chance. We’re excited to announce a FREE Online Screening October 7-17, 2013 THE SACRED SCIENCE was filmed at the Paititi Institute in the Amazon Rainforest […]
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 […]
We are seeking a capable, solutions oriented and passionate Permaculture manager and coordinator to oversee and grow our work study service program at the Paititi Institute in the Peruvian Amazon.
Cofounder, Roman Hanis spoke at the Horizons Conference in October 2012. The lecture “Amazonian Grass Roots Research on Entheogen-based healing of Physical Pathologies” is available here, Enjoy! Horizons 2012: ROMAN HANIS – “Amazonian Grass Roots Research on Entheogen-based healing of Physical Pathologies” from Horizons on Vimeo.
We got engaged in June of this year after being at Paititi for a collective duration of 5 months. Legend has it, that one fine Amazonian day, as two lovers bathing in the Mighty Sun’s Aura atop a sweet lil mountain of golden brown compost were flipping the day away (so as to prohibit the […]
So I’ve decided to start writing regular articles on some of our resident plant friends here at Paititi. Being a daily consumer and diehard fan of this BLLLLLESSED fruit, I couldn’t help but start with my good friend Morinda citrifolia – the Noni fruit 🙂 The taste has most often been described as spicy blue […]
So we recently made a batch of amazing hand sanitizer and general disinfectant for our community here at Paititi and thought it would be great to share it with other communities and like-minded individuals. In line with our ethos, everything is completely natural and biodegradable, and the best part is it really works, really well! […]
Below is a short piece written by Ralph Giunta who recently attended our shamanic permaculture course. Ralph enjoyed the course and his time with us so much that he stayed and volunteered for another 2 months after the retreat ended. In addition to being an all-round epic human being, Ralph is also an extremely talented […]
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 […]
Love is in the air at the Paititi Institute. We recently had 5 black kittens and 15 baby ducks.
As we are preparing to offer a deeper healing and resolution to the world within and around us, we find bright family of like hearted people that through their own experience and transformation greatly support our perpetuating vision and cause.
Mother Nature has always been the base and the origin of human culture around the planet. Our ancestors have received much wisdom and insight into life’s mysteries as well as healing and rejuvenation from living in nature’s abode.