Shipibo School

Our Vision

We see our plans for a Shipibo School as one of the cornerstones of the Pachamama Temple and our work. Education is a key step if we want to change anything in this world and leave this world a better place for our children. The Pucallpa community inspired us with the level of their curiosity and talent. They are great healers, artists, dedicated workers and their knowledge of the natural world is just endless. We believe that through the creation of our Shipibo School we can exchange the best parts of both our worlds.

shipibo school

Our long term goal is to build and run an officially recognized school with traditional subjects as well as modern schooling subjects like science, biology, chemistry, music, law, languages, agriculture and many more. We will be working hard in the coming years to realize this dream. In the meantime we will be offering a set of daily lessons and workshops for all who are interested and want to join.

“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come up from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by Thee into ever widening thought and action;
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country AWAKE”

— Rabindranath Tagore

Lessons and Workshops

There is a huge interest in our community in learning and we will offer our free theoretical and practical workshops for those who are interested and want to join. We offer exactly the same set of subjects as described below to our retreat guests, slightly altered due to the limited time and an already busy schedule. For more information you can see the program on our Ayahuasca Retreat page. We will have extended classes that go more in-depth for our long stay residents. All classes are offered free of charge.

shipibo classes

Shipibo Tradition, Language, Plant Knowledge and Shamanism

Together with our healers and teachers we desire to pass their knowledge not only to our guests but above all to a new generation of local children and adolescents that would like to learn more about the path of their ancestors.

Arts and Crafts

There is a great number of fantastic artists coming from all regions of Peru. Their work is receiving more and more recognition worldwide and offers an additional opportunity for income and improvement of their living conditions. Our school foresees a huge potential in talented young people. Pachamama Temple will proudly offer them a chance to learn and give them access to free materials for practice as well as ongoing support of their future career through the Temple connections, guests, links and our website.

Yoga and Meditation

We believe that Yoga and secret Medicine use are in many ways very similar paths. Both have ancient roots and share the goal to progress humanity on the spiritual path. In our view these two practices complement each other and speed up the process of awakening when joint together.

“Kriya Yoga is an instrument through which human evolution can be quickened. The ancient yogis discovered that the secret cosmic consciousness is intimately linked with breath mastery. This is India’s unique and deathless contribution to the world’s treasury of knowledge.”

— Sri Yukteswar