No events are scheduled at this time.
Here are some events we have offered in the past:
- Celebrate the fullness of light in our lives. Connect to the Waters, the Earth, the Mountains, the forces of Nature, and all of our Guides and Allies to affirm the abundance of light in our hearts and in our lives. A despacho is a practice of ayni ~ bringing ourselves into balance, harmony, and right relationship with all of Creation.
Earth Despacho Ceremony
- A Despacho, or prayer bundle, carries our prayers, gratitude, and intentions. It is an affirmation of our desire to be in Ayni, or reciprocity, with all of Nature. This month’s Peruvian despacho ceremony will focus on deepening our connection to the soils of the earth. We will bring ourselves into loving alignment with Pachamama through our prayers and offerings. Our ceremony will culminate with a ritual of nurturing the soils as we bury our offering bundle deep in the earth to be slowly digested. Calling upon all of our Allies for assistance and guidance, we will find ourselves in a state of connection and full radiance of heart.
- $10-20 suggested donation. RSVP required. For directions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-977-1717
Introduction to the Shaman’s Mesa
Carrying a mesa ~ altar, or medicine bundle ~ grounds us in our spiritual journey, connects us to the earth and all the elements, and helps us to source ancient lineages of healing and transformation. Using meditation, journey, music, ritual and ceremony we will explore the power of this age-old practice.
This two day class series will be grounded in fundamentals, focusing on establishing a Mesa, or sacred medicine bundle. Inspired by the Q’ero shaman of the Peruvian Andes and the Universal principles of the medicine wheel (guided by the Chakana), we will come to understand the human journey of initiation and awakening through the seven directions.
New students will have an opportunity to create a mesa bundle of their own; returning students and existing mesa carriers will deepen their relationship to their medicine bundle and explore new possibilities in this lifelong healing relationship.
- July 19th: 6pm-9pm and July 20th: 10am-5pm $60 – $100 donation. RSVP for registration, directions, and materials list.
Traditional Despacho Ceremony
- A Peruvian Despacho, or prayer bundle, carries our prayers, gratitude and intentions and is an affirmation of our desire to be in Ayni, or reciprocity, with all of Nature.
In this Andean ceremony a beautiful prayer bundle is assembled as an offering to the Earth, the Apus (mountain spirits,) the stars, the elementals, our guides and allies, and to all the helping forces of the Universe. It is an act of love, or munay, and heals us by restoring the connections we share with all helping beings, elements, spirits, and sacred places. All ages welcome. Join us for an evening of prayer, intention, and celebration, and immerse in the rich nature-based shamanic traditions of South America.
The Healer’s Mesa
- A weekend immersion into a full spectrum of energetic and physical healing techniques sourced in the traditions of South America and inspired by our own healing journeys. The mesa, or sacred altar bundle, is found in many forms throughout the Andes and the Amazon.
- From the vegetalista tradition of the Amazon to the energy workers of Q’eros, we will explore the diverse uses of the mesa for healing. Studies, exercises and teachings will include plant dietas and medicine making, energy clearing and balancing, sacred healing songs, flower essences, hands-on techniques for releasing hucha (misaligned energy), the despacho ceremony, and more.
- August 23rd: 6pm-9pm and August 24th: 10am-5pm
- At the yurt, Ashland, OR
Harvest Moon Despacho Ceremony
- Summer is drawing to a close, and the fruits of the fields are ripened. Now is the time of the harvest, when we reap the abundance of the passing season, and gather the produce of many months’ labor. Come join us for this celebratory ceremony in which we will symbolically ‘gather in’ all the personal and collective work of the summer, and affirm the ripening of the precious inner fruits which will sustain us through the Fall. This despacho ceremony will be a time to affirm and nourish our energetic connections to the land, the sky, our communities and loved ones, our own hearts, our Guides and Allies, and to the Divine that lives in all things.
- All ages are welcome and invited
Local Plant Medicine Dieta
- This is an opportunity for Healers, Herbalists, workers in the field of natural medicine, and those passionate about Herbal Medicine to learn new approaches to working with healing plant medicines and intimately connect with local plants through a Plant Medicine Dieta. Based on the Vegetalista tradition of the Amazon, and influenced by studies of North American plants, this will be a week-long opportunity for deepening our ability to learn directly from the Plant Teachers. We will also participate in a cleansing diet in order to open ourselves to the medicine and wisdom of a chosen plant ally.
- Includes one orientation meeting, three group meetings for processing and sharing, individual curriculum, one led excursion into nature, teachings on the South American form of dieting a plant, as well as assistance in integrating the direct revelations received from the plants.
- RSVP required for details and materials list. $75 suggested donation
Make Your Own Despacho Evening
This fun, immersive class will take you into the essential heart of the Peruvian despacho ceremony, and empower you to create your very own sacred offering bundles to activate and deepen your life. Despachos are a beautiful, potent, and accessible ceremony used to mark life passages, honor the changing seasons, affirm success in business, energetically clean the home, and for many other purposes. You will explore the foundational elements and form of the despacho, and assemble your very own despacho bundle to be offered to our sacred fire. With lots of hands-on instruction and opportunities for creativity, this night will be useful and engaging for shamans of all ages.