TOUR TO INDIGENOUS-JEWISH PERU
Our trip centeres on visiting with
the Indigenous-Jewish community of Peru (known as the B'nai Moshe or as the Inka-Jews), and with the "official"
Jewish community of Lima. The B'nai Moshe reside in some of the most spectacular Andes Mountains, Jungle and Coastal regions
of Peru. At the same time we will also conduct study-visits to some of the most magnificent archaeological and ecological
sites of Peru, participate in local cultural engagements and enjoy city and site touring.
Contact us at CDPA@cdpa-americas.org
THE ART OF PILGRIMAGE...
MARCH 10 - 19, 2008
Please join Rabbi Shefa Gold on a pilgrimage trip to the Matchu Picchu
and the sacred lands of the Inkas in the South of Peru. The dates of the trip are March 10 - 19, 2008.
SCHACHTER-SHALOMI: "Rabbi Shefa knows how to contact the deep patterns of soul growth. She does that in the dimensions of
sound, meditation, movement, and transformation for people. Her Center for Devotional, Energy & Ecstatic Practice (C-DEEP)
will serve those who are tired of doing only the beginner's work."
Join us for 10 days of pilgrimage. Our trip is a
pilgrimage inwards aided by daily journeys to special sites. Our pilgrimage will take us to some of the most sacred and most
magnificent natural sites in the South of Peru. We will journey to the most-magnificent Machu Picchu sanctuary, the Inca sacred
valley, and hike through archeological ruins.
We will participate in guided group and individual spiritual sessions,
and we will also meet and converse with local Indigenous practitioners. We will travel to enjoy incredible natural sites and
visit the people who still make those mountains, rivers, and valleys their home.
We will take daily trips to special
sites in the Cuzco region, learn the deeper meanings of their Indigenous archeological ruins, hike mountains and parks, participate
in indigenous spiritual practices and tour the region and its incredible wonders.
Please review the application and
registration forms found on http://pilgrimsandpilgrimage.blogspot.com. For more information please write to: Community Development
Partners For The Americas, LLC, at CDPA@cdpa-americas.org and/or call 914-439-7731. hune@MartinBuberInstitute.org
CULTURES: (and Buberian dialogue)
CDPA, in conjunction with outstanding Meditation teachers and Indigenous communities
in Latin America, offers a program that combines meditation and exploration of healing practices from Indigenous cultures.
We offer two programs: One program centered in the Peruvian Matchu Piccu and another program based in Ecuador. Both our programs
combine inspiring ecological exposure, cultural exploration and meditation practices in a group setting.
us for more information: 914-439-7731 or write: CDPA@cdpa-americas.org
Tours to central America and South America:
Guatemala, Costa Rica,
Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Buenos Aires and to the South of Argentina.
We will spend an intensive 10 days visiting
various rural communities. Indigenous nations, having remained isolated from the political power centered in the capitals,
are the most pristine representatives of original native cultures. Having also lived in close contact with nature, Indigenous
communities have developed very unique cultural patterns that include the art and music of Western sources with the original
sounds of pre-Columbian cultures.
1. We will engage in solidarity work in different Indigenous communities. We
will also participate in interactive workshops in the native arts, crafts, music, dance and singing, and learn from their
traditions and legends.
2. We will tour impressive ecological sites.
3. We will visit a number of rural estancias
in the interior of the country and participate in many communal festivals and meals.
4. We will stay at a local ecological
As always, our tours are all inclusive. The price of the tour includes round trip international air-fare, domestic
travel, lodging, 3 meals a day, internal transportation, all the workshops, and all in-site and regional activities. For
more information please write to email@example.com. 914-439-7731
contact the trip organizers
UNIQUE RELIGIOUS STUDIES PROGRAM IN JERUSALEM
The Martin Buber Institute offers a flexible length
term religious studies-tour program in Jerusalem. Classes offered throughout the year. This is a pluralistic and experiential
program with an emphasis in the exploration of faith practices. Our program will explore the credos and practices of diverse
religious denominations established in Jerusalem and in other historic cities. During the program will visit the monasteries,
temples and sacred sites of several different ancient and contemporary Christian churches, Jewish mystical traditions, Muslim
sects, the Baha'i temple and practitioners of other non-Abrahamic faiths based in Jerusalem. The faculty consists of clergy,
monastics and academics. The faculty will guide us through the study of the credos and help us participate in their practices.
We will also take part in an ecumenical gathering for peace in the Jerusalem hills. The tuition includes lodging, 2 meals
a day, tours and sightseeing, transfers, cultural activities and all curricular academic studies. For more information and
applications please call 914-439-7731 or write to Hune@MartinBuberInstitute.org.
Peruvian Ayahuasca inspired painter, Don Pablo Amaringo, explaining one of his special paintings to a CDPA cultural exploration
For information and reservations:
Phone: 914-439-7731 / E-mail: CDPA@cdpa-americas.org
At a Maya ritual of purification by fire in Guatemala