May 25th: Pachamama is Asking us to Listen

  • May 25, 2014 · 3:00 PM
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We will host 2 "earth wisdom keepers" as they travel from Peru up the East Coast, for a special gathering on Sunday, May 25th in northern Westchester.

Ayni is Quechua (Peruvian tribal language) word meaning reciprocity. The goal is to work toward the emergence of a new social ethos that embodies global consciousness in both ecology and economy.

Sebastian Pauccar Flores is a traditional Pampamisayoq, a Q'ero healer and ceremonialist, "servant" of Pachamama and the Apus. Now, with author/integrative medicine doctor Dr. JE Williams, he's getting the word out. Together, they will share stories and wisdom of heart-centered spirituality. They will discuss Peru -- as a biological Noah's Arc; Macchu Picchu -- eco-spiritual icon of our times; and the concept of Ayni -- a model for a sustainability ethic of universal responsibility and reciprocity. 

The event will begin at 3pm on Sunday. Join us for the afternoon, and if possible stay for a potluck dinner o for a very special experience stay overnight in yurts in a beautiful outdoor setting in northern Westchester. 

To register, sign up here, on theFacebook page, or contact Steve or Heather.

Join us for an afternoon talk, fire ceremony, and potluck grill. For those wishing to extend their stay overnight, shared accommodations are available at a shared rate.

Contributions of $17 per person should help cover the costs of the beautiful facility we are renting, as well as provide a small contribution to the pot for travel expenses for Sebastian and Dr. Williams. Below, Heather has included some ideas on how to further support their work and travel. Overnighters will be asked to contribute $30/pp. Single cots available in a shared yurt. Bring own sleep gear. We'll start the morning with an easy 20 minute hike to a beautiful area where Sebastian and Dr. Williams will share a morning offering with us as we look out over lake. 

We will have a large grill for the potluck. Please indicate what you will bring in your response.

In respect for our soil, water and each other, please bring sustainably raised items, with reusable packaging. Please bring own eating utensils, dishes, cups, cutlery, napkins. This will be held in a carry in- carry out facility. 

Heather's Food Ideas: (you can add more in your response!)

Vegetable: sliced zucchini, or eggplant, oyster mushrooms, halved onions or peppers, marinated green beans. 

Protein: Grass-fed organic or sustainably raised beef, lamb, trout or chicken. Marinated tempeh or tofu. 

Cold items:
salt, sunflower oil, fresh lemons and limes, avocadoes, breads, salsa and chips, cheese or salad.

Other possible hot items (need to be in a pot that can be warmed on grill)

Chili beans
Rice or Quinoa or Tortillas

On a Personal Note: Dr. Williams happens to also Heather's advising integrative doctor and friend for nearly 10 years, has helped her recover from Lyme disease and is one of the amazing healers who has helped her recover following a traumatic accident in 2011. 

To further support their journey or to find out more about Sebastian and Dr. Williams, you can order Dr. William's books on Amazon in print or Kindle editions. Donations can also be made to Ayni Global directly. 

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  • Lori S.

    The ceremony was very powerful

    May 25, 2014

  • Tim

    I am not able to find anyone. If someone is on this webpage now could you tell where you are?

    May 25, 2014

  • Mimi C.

    sorry away for long weekend

    May 20, 2014

  • Pilar Joanna G.

    Is there a registration link that I go to or do I bring money on the day of the event?

    May 17, 2014

    • Heather

      Bring day of please. Glad you're joining us!

      May 17, 2014

  • Steve M.

    30 yrs ago I saw a film at the Amer Mus of Nat History in NYC made by the American ethno-musicologist, John Simon about the Quero people in the mountains of Peru and their deep, important traditions of music. It was part of the Anthropology Film Series, and John Simon was there to talk and converse. He also was developing an expertise on their weaving and textile fabrics and clothing. AMNH is such a great resource!

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • Heather

    What is Ayni? A Quechua word meaning reciprocity, the goal is to work toward the emergence of a new social ethos that embodies global consciousness in both ecology and economy.

    May 12, 2014

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