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“Temple Of The Way Of Light sets a high bar for ayahuasca retreat centers. The setting is splendid, the people dedicated and lovely. The shamans are highly talented, and the ayahuasca is excellent. Founded on high principles of service and humanity, this is a place I enthusiastically endorse. ” - Chris Kilham

The Temple of the Way of Light

The Temple of the Way of Light – BENA CAYA AINBOBO (A New Feminine Spirit) is a traditional plant medicine healing centre located in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest offering intensive ayahuasca retreats with female and male Shipibo healers. We are dedicated to providing our guests the opportunity to benefit from the ancient healing wisdom of the Shipibo people, and to helping this unique culture to preserve its knowledge and identity in the 21st Century.

We work with some of the most respected and powerful healers (Onanya) from the Shipibo tribe. All our Onanya are highly experienced, gentle, caring, deeply dedicated to healing and embody the wisdom and sincerity of their people. The age old healing traditions of the Shipibo people offer an ancient yet pioneering path to health, re-discovering our true nature and re-awakening to our true purpose. We firmly believe in respecting and honoring traditional medicinal practices of the Onanya who are experts in administering ayahuasca and traditional plant medicines of the Amazon. They bring time honored rituals, intricate techniques, an encyclopedic knowledge of medicinal plants of the Amazon and a far reaching lineage to the healing process.

We are not a new age movement, nor based in any religion; healing from the plants is for everyone on the planet irrelevant of race, creed, color and social or financial status. The core of our work is focused on deep healing on all levels; physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

The Temple offers two distinctly different ayahuasca retreat programs which have been designed to meet the varied needs of guests who want to experience ayahuasca and traditional plant medicine healing in the Amazon: a 12 day ayahuasca retreat and a 1 month ‘deep immersion’ ayahuasca retreat.

“Carlos Tanner’s Ayahuasca Foundation is a busy hub of ayahuasca shamanism, with ceremonies, teaching, special groups, research and more. When we were at the teaching center, we had ceremony with Shipibo shamans Enrique’ and Wilma, a colossal pair, superbly talented. It was memorable and very fine. If you want rock-solid ceremonies, Ayahuasca Foundation delivers.” – Chris Kilham