My partner Vinaya, and I, have been initiated as fourth level healers in the Andean mystical tradition. Among other healing modalities, we are trained in the sacred art of despacho making. The despacho ceremony comes from the Andean mystical traditions, it is a ceremony of thanksgiving and intention setting, performed in honor of Pachamama (Mother Earth) and the Apus (spirits of the mountains); despachos are a way for us to practice sacred reciprocity (Ayni) with the world in which we live.
A despacho ceremony is an opportunity for the community to come together in collective prayer and to manifest together through conscious intention.
After learning this beautiful art from the Q’ero, they told us, “now that you know how to do this, it is your responsibility to share it.”
When to hold a despacho?
Despachos can be created for pretty much any intention you have, most commonly, they are made for healing and blessing, to clear obstacles, and to mark new beginnings. A despacho is an offering of gratitude and a clear, concise request for help from the unseen forces that guide and support us.
A few examples of occasions we have performed despachos for would be: opening ceremonies (intention setting) for festivals & workshops, house blessings after purchase and before building (to request permission of the nature spirits of the land), house/land clearings (harmonizing energies), blessing ways for babies, rites of passage, and for the health and well being of individuals and, for our beloved Pachamama.
Schedule an in-person despacho or a long-distance remote despacho. Due to the energetic nature of this ceremony you do not have to be present to receive the benefits – energy and intention knows no bounds!
On numerous occasions, Anasha and I have participated in “Ayni Despacho Ceremonies” created by Vinaya and Pyasa… each one is unique, and full of love, life, and laughter! When we have had “ARUN Conscious Touch” Trainings here in Vilcabamba, we always include a “Despacho Ceremony” for the participants… and each time the response was palpable- it brings people closer together, and changes their connection to Spirit and Mother Earth.
Vinaya and Pyasa have such a wonderful way of sharing this ancient vision of the Shamans… what they share our the Q’ero wisdom gave me new vistas into energy and healing from a different perspective. I highly recommend contacting them and including a “Despacho” Ceremony in your healing and meditative Retreats. We have also witnessed how Despachos can bring the community together in troubled times, and focus the intention on unity on many different dimensions.
Buddha and Anasha
I’ve had the immense honor of attending three Despachos, each of different in natures. One was to bless a group of healing practitioners on their educational path, another to bless a newly built house, and the latest, to stand in solidarity with the indigenous people of Standing Rock. All three ceremonies were lead by Paysa and Vinaya whom I believe are taking the ritual to the next level. Part of the ceremony is to help balance light and heavy energies, as well as feminine and masculine energies. Pyasa and Vinaya not only posseess these qualities, they bring a grounded yet loving presence to the ceremony… It is so sweet and pure; you become a part of what they invite everyone to create. A Despacho is a very powerful ritual that has changed my life and my beliefs about where we are headed as co-creators of our universe. It’s a beautiful sharing of intention and love. Pyasa and Vinaya guide the ceremonies with grace and balance that goes to the heart of the intention. I highly recommend anyone to attend a Despacho and see how powerful and life-changing it is.
With loving reverence for life and heartfelt connection with the sacred; Pyasa and Vinaya skillfully create sacred space, inviting the community to experience the ancient ceremonial Andean Despacho ritual to deepen our understanding of our relationship with the unseen divine forces of life. We were blessed to have them share opening ceremony with us during our retreats at Canción del Corazón Wholistic Lifepath Center in Vilcabamba Ecuador.
Phil and Suzannah