DescriptionExperience an Immersion in Indigenous Ways in the North Building upon 18 years of experience leading transformative journeys to Ecuador, this offering was created to provide access and the opportunity to experience powerful earth-based indigenous traditions and teachings in the North. Discover Arkan Lushwala’s Teachings and Wisdom Our partner on these Journeys in the North is ceremonial leader and teacher, Arkan Lushwala. His mastery at translating and sharing indigenous wisdom will accompany us every step of the way during this seven-day experience. Experience Life in the Community of Arawaka Arawaka is a ceremonial center and spiritual community in the high desert of New Mexico. Through ceremony and sharing in other activities with their members, you’ll discover how indigenous principles can be powerfully implemented where you are. Arawaka was conceived and designed as a ceremonial center in service of the Arawaka community, gatherings of indigenous peoples from around the world, and to our mother Pachamama herself. The Pachamama Alliance has a received an invitation to participate with this special community and land through our friendship and collaboration with Arkan Lushwala. Rather than follow a set agenda or itinerary, spiritual guidance will be received in order to weave the following offerings throughout our time together. 1. Indigenous Ceremonies for deep encounters with the sacred. 2. The way of the heart: non-intellectual ways of understanding and growth; sourcing truth through the activation of feeling; and learning to know directly from the mind of spirit. 3. Teachings on ancient indigenous principles, wisdom and worldview. 4. Continual Awareness practices for both personal and collective awareness, as well as the awareness of the presence of spirit in all forms of life, energy and activity. 5. Sacred Nourishment: the practice and observation of how prayer and sacred energy influence the quality of our food, our most immediate and daily form of communion with the spirit of Pachamama. 6. Deep experience of connection to the land. Going beyond comfort, we invite our guests to welcome nature as She is and connect deeply with her. 7. We suggest not getting distracted with taking pictures, recording, excessive note-taking, reading, etc., in order to activate other centers of awareness where we record our experiences. 8. Arawaka offers a full and joyful community experience where we all work together and cooperate with each other in a circle of human kindness and solidarity. Note: This will be a rustic, close to the earth camping experience. All will have access to nice bathrooms with warm showers. Natural food will be served at every meal. The diet at Arawaka is omnivorous with emphasis placed on consecrating the life that plants and animals offer to us. Vegetarian alternatives will always be available. Preparation: Read “Time of the Black Jaguar” by Arkan Lushwala (or for 2nd time).
An Immersion in Indigenous Wisdom and Earth-based Spirituality.
What Do BringBring a tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping cushion
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