Sitaramaya Sita

Sita is a PlantWisdom Practitioner trained in the Shipibo tradition. She shepherds a powerful community in Los Angeles and globally, of healers, seekers, visionaries and creators. She works with individuals and groups, in ceremonies, events, lectures and tours bridging the chaos of modern life to the wisdom of indigenous spiritual practice. She produced the groundbreaking event – Visionary Convergence located in Los Angeles in September 2015, offering over 60 presentations, visionary art, live painting, music, poetry and film, attended by over 300 people. Sita’s love of adventure has led her on an inner journey into non-ordinary states of consciousness facilitated by the richness of the plant kingdom. The resulting insight into what exists outside of consensus reality informs her teaching in a world with an unconscious emphasis on accumulation of the material.

Over the last 20 years, Sita has founded several organizations and events including PlantTeachers and Convergence events. Sitaramaya is a stand for “Deep Ecology:” the ecology of the interrelatedness, intelligence and equality of all creation in the Gaian ecosphere. She founded “Fundo Sitaramaya,” a preservation project of privately-held Amazonian land to steward and protect old growth trees, waterways and rainforest flora and fauna.

Sita curates visionary art and has presented at consciousness events including the Ayahuasca monologues, the Aya Awakenings film premiere, the Aware Project and the World Ayahuasca Conference in Ibiza, Spain in September 2014.

Sita is also the director of the Capital Case Project, assisting and protecting the constitutional liberties of people on death row.

Workshops & Presentations

  • PlantWisdom Shamanism - Dietas and Healing with Master Plants in Shipibo Ayahuasca Shamanism: A North American Urban Field Report

    Healing with, and learning from, “Master Plants” is a cornerstone of Shipibo ayahuasca shamanism. This talk discusses dietas and traditional Shipibo practices in North America including discovering Master Plants in California. Using methods adapted from Peruvian jungles, dieters have experienced physical, mental, and spiritual healing, clearing, alignment, transformation, and expansion. Examples are drawn from over 50 dietas ranging in length from 28 days to a year. In working with traditional dietas and ayahuasca practices, a body of folk knowledge has been gathered, informing our ongoing adaptation/emergence of traditional practices for contemporary communities.

    Sita will touch on categories of plants, how they are used, how to diet, how we discovered Master Plants in our bioregion, what is dieta, what are potential results and possibilities - physical, emotional, spiritual, psychic, and mystical, examples of plant diets and how we can evolve and grow practices in authentic and sustainable ways.

    75 min | Healers’ Sanctuary

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