The sacred temple of Chavin, located high in the Cordillera Blanca mountains of the Peruvian Andes has been a place of pilgrimage for many thousands of years. We are a local family that maintain the traditions of this sacred place, perform healing ceremonies and strive to preserve the cultural heritage and plant medicines that have been integral to this area since ancient times. We want to share this powerful healing with those in need and provide a better future for generations to come.
But we need help! It has become increasingly challenging over the past several years to maintain a safe space to perform ceremony. Our sacred plants have been destroyed and over-harvested. The traditional ways have been stigmatized and the land is threatened by mining and pollution. Our dream is to acquire a plot of land in the mountains where those in need can come to stay, participate in ceremonies, receive treatments, reconnect with the earth, and find the healing they are looking for. The land will also offer a safe space for medicinal plants and provide healthy food to our community. There will be room for others to come and share their wisdom through workshops, and we hope to expand our outreach programs with local children to reconnect them with their language, traditions, and crafts. We hope you will be a part of making this dream a reality!