We are living in a time of transformative change. We believe that the only way to change a system is through building a new one that can meet people’s needs at a higher level. There are many people working to create change; whether they are strong communities, alternative institutions, popular movements, training programs, and others.
The Ayni Institute is looking to engage and support those which are creating something special that can bring our world towards reciprocity.
We are very excited to partner with the inspirational, world-changing Ayni Institute. At this year's Herbstalk event we will host a film screening of their new documentary, 'Voices That Heal', which features the healing practices, cosmovision and native languages of indigenous communities of the Peruvian rainforest. Read on to learn more about their important work and how you can get involved...
submitted by Fhatima Paulino
The Ayni Institute began as a coaching, training and incubating institute for organizations, movement builders and community organizing leaders. In collaboration with others, we have done trainings such as The Psychology of Organizing, Momentum (the science of popular movements), SWARM (decentralized organization), the Long View (10,000 years of history in six days), and Social Movement Ecology (about the deep conflict that prevents movement collaboration).
We have also deeply supported Movimiento Cosecha and have been tracking the lessons that this groundbreaking movement is producing; including how to build a decentralized network and how to bring millions of people into a general strike in the 21st century.
This year, for the first time, we’re bringing together our teachers and elders from the Andes and Amazon of Peru for our Yachay (Wisdom) Seminar on April 19th-21st at Boston University. We’re hosting an intercultural dialogue between the indigenous world in the South and us in the West. For three days, our guests will be sharing their lifelong wisdom on the Amazon Rainforest and the Andes.
Together, we will cover topics related to storytelling, art, healing practices, and so much more. It will be a one-of-a-kind opportunity to be guided by and learn from indigenous voices of Peru.
We honor our ancestors by remembering the wisdom of life, to nurture communities towards a reciprocal world.
You can purchase your ticket, which will guarantee you entrance to all three days of the Yachay Seminar and the premiere of Voices That Heal, by clicking here. We are selling our tickets based on scale, so you can give according to your financial capabilities.
We feel honored to be able to be a bridge between two cultures and to bring the lessons we’ve been learning to a bigger community in Boston. You can visit our website to find out more about our guests and the seminar: ayni.institute/seminar