ABOUT

Kamarampi (Ayahuasca) is a sacred medicine for the Ashaninka, traditionally consumed only in association with diets or atonement to attain conscience. More than just a sacred ritual, the ayahuasca ceremony is a path toward spirituality. It acts through the divestiture of the self, whose breakdown reveals to us the reality of our deep connections with our environment, natural and social, and with the cosmos.        

Benki Piyãko is an Ashaninka shaman and spiritual leader initiated to one of the ancient shamanic traditions of the Amazon. In this talk, he will share with us the teachings which led him to this sacred path. Ayahuasca is being used in the US and all over the world, as an effective treatment for many illnesses, and is becoming more and more a part of an alternative culture heading towards a future rooted in ancient wisdom. It is important to listen to the experience and guidance of the great indigenous masters that have been working with this sacred teacher plant for time immemorial.

Benki lives in one of the most preserved parts of the forest; preserved, largely thanks to his people’s activism. Through the Yorenka Ãtame project (the Wisdom of the Forest), the Ashaninka have replanted over 2.3 million trees in the last 30 years in invaded, degraded areas in the Upper Juruá Valley, a region that holds some of the yet untouched watersheds of the Amazon basin. More recently, Benki has created Yorenka Tasorentsi (the Wisdom of the Great Spirit), a healing center, reforestation institute, and educational space to teach humanity about the science of nature, how to live in harmony with ourselves and our surroundings, how to take care of the forest, and all its inhabitants, so that we can leave a more beautiful world for generations to come.

FUNDRAISER

This course is offered as a fundraiser to help Benki raise funds to protect The Yorenka Tasorentsi territory. 

The Yorenka Tasorentsi territory, acquired with the generous donations of the Aniwa community, is now under severe threat. Several criminal fires have been carried out recently inside its perimeter; trees have been cut down and there has been an attempted home invasion near its limits. Such fires and invasions are being perpetrated by entrepreneurs taking advantage of the dismantling of government institutions for the protection of indigenous peoples and the environment promoted by the Bolsonaro presidency. Benki and the Tasorentsi team have thus put together an emergency fund for defending the center against these invasions.

The proceeds from this course and any donations you may give during this time will be integrally donated to pay for the costs of establishing an effective protective system of the Yorenka Tasorentsi territory. This will include fencing the lands, installing surveillance cameras, purchasing drones, and buying fire-control equipment as well as a water tank to transport water for extinguishing such fires.

Registration: sliding scale options

This course is a fundraiser to help Benki raise funds to protect The Yorenka Tasorentsi territory. There are sliding scale options available for those who wish to give more. We thank you for your generosity and support!

FAQ

  • How long will I be able to view the offering?

    Once you register for this offering, you will have access to the recording for 3 days to watch and replay.

  • What language is this offering presented in?

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

  • What is the quality of the offering footage?

    This offering is a Zoom recording.

  • How long is the offering?

    This offering will be approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.

  • When was this offering created?

    The offering was presented live in August 2021.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Kamarampi (Ayahuasca) A Sacred Plant of Consciousness

    • Welcome

    • Kamarampi (Ayahuasca) A Sacred Plant of Consciousness with Benki Piyãnko

Reviews

5 star rating

So honored

Monica Mooncraft

Radiating with inspiration from Benki’s wisdom and the clear steps to take harmonious action for our Pachamama, spiritual diversity, and our future generatio...

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Radiating with inspiration from Benki’s wisdom and the clear steps to take harmonious action for our Pachamama, spiritual diversity, and our future generations!❤️‍🔥

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A privilege to hear Benki

edward todd

It was such a privilege to hear Benki speaking about his work. Awful to hear how much is standing in the way of that vital work at the moment but so powerfu...

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It was such a privilege to hear Benki speaking about his work. Awful to hear how much is standing in the way of that vital work at the moment but so powerful to hear that he hasn't lost his determination or passion. Wishing all the best for Benki and Aniwa and if there are any future video seminars please count me in

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5 star rating

Excellent, compassionate and authentic

Barbara Ambrosino

5 star rating

Awesome

Lotus One

5 star rating

Super!

Alexandra Margarita

This session was an incredible opportunity to learn from a profound elder. Benki Piyako has a way of speaking, that enchants everyone around him. It was grea...

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This session was an incredible opportunity to learn from a profound elder. Benki Piyako has a way of speaking, that enchants everyone around him. It was great to attend live and have the ability to watch again, looking forward to more with Aniwa!

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Many thanks Benki and Aniwa Community

Emilie Lemieux

For this communication. All the best blessings to you all.

For this communication. All the best blessings to you all.

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