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"The teachings are for all, not just for Indians...The white people never wanted to learn before...Now they have a different understanding, and they do want to learn. We are all children of God. The tradition is open to anyone who wants to learn. But who really wants to learn?"   —Don Jose Matsuwa, Huichol, 1989   Learn more »
I do not think the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings of concrete are, But rather how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man.   —Sun Bear of the Chippewa Tribe   Learn more »

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Posted January 24, 2013

By Eliot Cowan

One afternoon in June 2012 I was chatting with Eda Zavala about the plant medicine of her beloved Amazonian forest. Eda was born into a family of traditional healers. She lives in a remote village in the jungle of Northeastern Peru, far off the beaten track of ecotourists and neoshamanic adventurers, but not outside the long reach of corporate greed. Eda had come to the U. S. To seek support for saving her pristine forest and also to share about the healing traditions of the Amazon. Read more...Before I switched on the recorder I had asked her to speak about the healing songs, or "icaros" given to Amazonian healers by the plant spirits. Read more...

Posted January 8, 2013

We will welcome Charles Eisenstein to the Center this coming September. It is sure to be remarkable and like nothing else we've ever had before. Here's a video of Charles talking about his work, which is clearly to be important in the world as we move into this next era.

See Living in the Gift for more information about this upcoming program.

Posted December 21, 2012

Our planet, our bodies, our very lives have come to us as a gift. Having "earned" none of these things, our natural tendency is toward gratitude and the desire to give in turn, to serve something greater than ourselves. But we all have habits and beliefs that interfere with fully living in the gift. In this gathering, we will clear those blockages so that we can be more effective as change agents. Through dialog and experiential processes, we will discover keys to living in a state of flow, to giving and receiving more fully, and creating things beyond our understanding of cause and effect.

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