Join us for an in-person event

6PM - 8PM

Join us for an unforgettable evening in the Hollywood Hills, CA with Benki Piyãko, an Indigenous leader and environmental activist from the Ashaninka people in the Brazilian Amazon. This in-person event will feature Benki sharing the story of creation from the Ashaninka perspective. He will explore the relationship between Tasorentsi (Great Spirit) and Kamari (The Devil) in this story that is foundational to understanding the world we live in today. Additionally, we will learn about the transformation needed to live in alignment with the Earth and each other. Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience the wisdom and of one of the world's most inspiring Indigenous leaders in the world.

If you are unable to attend the in-person event, we have a option live stream available. To take advantage of this digital offering, simply register for the live stream here.

About This Fundraiser

About this fundraiser: 

We are holding a fundraiser to support the installation of a sustainable water system at Yorenka Tasorentsi. This system will integrate all the piping of the sustainable fishing ponds and septic tanks, preventing flooding and ensuring reliable access to clean water. By contributing to this cause, you can help us create a more sustainable and resilient community that prioritizes the health of Yorenka's ecosystem and the well-being of the Ashaninka people. This system will also ensure that clean drinking water will be abundant and plentiful for the community, which is essential for maintaining good health and well-being. Thank you for your support.

About Yorenka Tasorentsi:

Yorenka Tasorentsi is the dream-come-true of environmental activist and spiritual leader Benki Piyãko, the indigenous director at Aniwa's sister nonprofit, the Boa Foundation. It has continued the Ashaninka project of reforesting farmland even at the brink of urban spaces in the Amazon, capping a 2.5 million-tree reforestation effort. Planting on the three adjacent lands which have been acquired with the support of Boa, it uses ancient and current techniques of agroforestry to obtain the highest rate of biodiversity, with a consortium of hundreds of trees. Seeding change one seed at a time, the institute is equally an educational center and a place set part for people to reconnect with nature, spirituality, and a healthy life. The Institute presently hosts the Ayahuasca International Conference.

You can read more about the Boa Foundation's project with Yorenka Tasorentsi here.

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  • What if I cannot attend the in-person event?

    If you cannot attend the in-person event, please register for the digital session here:

  • What language is this offering presented in?

    This offering is presented in Portuguese and translated into English by a live translator.

  • How long is the offering?

    The offering is approximately 2 hours.

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Scholarships are available for Indigenous and low-income individuals who wish to participate. We reserve a number of spots for our scholars so please apply as soon as possible because spots fill up quickly.