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Life is a Ceremony Podcast EP 23: The Practicality of Intercultural Bridges – How NOT to Be Mislead by Appearances

posted by Cynthia Robinson on February 13th, 2023

In this episode Roman Hanis and Elton Lee Abela discuss the practical application of meaning in one’s life while recognizing the essence beneath changing appearances. Topics include: Approaching the world today and finding meaning in what is happening while practically applying meaning to our lives Recognizing the essence beneath changing appearances Over romanticism of the […]

Life is a Ceremony Podcast Ep 21: The Wisdom of Failure

posted by Cynthia Robinson on December 9th, 2022

In this episode Roman Hanis and Elton Lee Abela discuss the wisdom of failure and how failure is an essential key in one’s life to unlocking the greatest potential within. We will discuss further: How failure is essential, necessary, and unavoidable The importance of failure is allowing one to learn, grow, and recover from past […]

Life is a Ceremony Podcast Ep 20: Integration – A Coping Mechanisim or a Vehicle for Transformation?

posted by Cynthia Robinson on November 14th, 2022

In this episode Roman Hanis and Elton Lee Abela dive into the subject of integration and how it can be approached as a coping mechanism or a vehicle of Transformation. How can we approach integration with ingenuity of inner resolution rather than as an external instruction manual? Topics covered include: – Death as an inspiration […]

Life is a Ceremony Podcast Ep 18: Ode to Simplicity

posted by Cynthia Robinson on June 15th, 2021

In this episode Roman Hanis and Elton Lee Abela discuss the journey of returning to the simplicity of being, rather than doing. To all the mind’s questions, the heart has answers that go beyond all the story lines, projections or expectations. The topics covered in this podcast are: Honoring the inner wellbeing and encouraging that […]

Life is a Ceremony Podcast Ep 17: The Nectar of Liberation

posted by Cynthia Robinson on May 15th, 2021

In this episode Roman Hanis discusses our true nature that goes beyond appearances into the timeless source of innocence and creativity. To remember the childlike nature of the beginner’s mind with self-parenting awareness allows for freedom from dis-empowering habits and awakening of our highest potential. Topics covered: Integrating innocence into society by investing in the […]

Covid-19 Relief for Remote Peruvian Villages: Food Deliveries Have Been A Success!

posted by Cynthia Robinson on July 30th, 2020

As many of you know, Paititi Institute is taking care of a 4000 acre reserve in a remote Peruvian region bordering the Manu National Reserve. Surrounding our reserve there are eight native communities – Hualla, Suyo, Mendosayoc, Ichio, Pukara, Churuyoc, Yurachmayo, and Cuchuyoc, with about 500 families in total and up to 10 people in […]

Life is a Ceremony Podcast Ep 13: Eye Of The Storm

posted by Cynthia Robinson on May 28th, 2020

In this episode Roman Hanis and Emily Goughary will discuss how to discover the lucidity, objectivity and a bird’s eye view in the midst of turmoil. What can bring lasting fulfillment in our lives that no storm, whether physical or emotional can take away. Facing the circumstances and allowing the problems in our lives to […]

An Awkward Human in the Midst of Global Change

posted by Emily Goughary on March 22nd, 2020

All artwork in this article is by Emily, created throughout her healing journey. I’ve always considered myself a “creative person.” Somewhere along the way, however, without even realizing it I began focusing all the creative energy to cover-up my awkwardness behind an intricate personality construct. A beautiful fantasy in which I really believed that I […]

Embodying True Nature Retreat Aug/Sept 2015

posted by Cynthia Robinson on September 17th, 2015

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

An Amazon Trip

posted by The Paititi Team on October 31st, 2013

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 […]

The Sacred Science


posted by Mary on October 1st, 2013

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 […]

First Day of School

posted by The Paititi Team 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 […]

Seeking a Permaculture Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

posted by The Paititi Team on June 25th, 2013

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.

Roman Hanis at the Horizons Conference

posted by The Paititi Team on June 25th, 2013

Co-founder, 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! You can find more talks and interviews with Roman and others at Paititi’s YouTube channel.

Blessed Pachamama Hand Sanitizer & General Disinfectant

posted by Faanito on December 17th, 2012

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! […]

Shamanic permaculture course participant article.

posted by Faanito on December 12th, 2012

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 […]

New Arrivals

posted by The Paititi Team on April 30th, 2012

Love is in the air at the Paititi Institute. We recently had 5 black kittens and 15 baby ducks.

Opening of the Natural Medicine Hospital

posted by The Paititi Team on August 4th, 2010

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.