About This Center
IbogaLife Transmedicine Center, Costa Rica
IbogaLife was launched in Gabon, Central West Africa. The directors were each initiated into Bwiti, the traditional knowledge holders for the spirit iboga and the rest of the plants of their forests.
Iboga is the brother of Sister Ayahuasca. Teachers at IbogaLife have been at practice with iboga and ibogaine since 2007. Their lineage is in the Fang Disumba practice, which is only a recent development (early 20th Century) for spiritual practise which has accommodated iboga consumption for hundreds and hundreds of years. Robert and Michael are directly initiated by Tatayo of Ebando village and parented by Mama Lucie and Papa Andre. David was initiated with Ebando and the ancestor Bitsaka, so has a Fang and Mitsogho lineage.IbogaLife created practicable Bwiti that is suitable for westerners. Live music on Gabonese instruments is a constant part of the ceremonies, which last one or two days during the 7 day retreat.
The primary context of iboga and ibogaine in the occidental world has been for drug detox, a purpose for which iboga has unique characteristics. Robert regards every person called to eat iboga as someone in the depth of a spiritual crisis, and that many have drug dependency problems.
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As with Ayahuasca, medical considerations are important, and medical screening is required. An MD is on hand throughout acute treatment (we provide safe experiences and have an excellent safety record among ibogaine treatment centers, while simultaneously commited to providing full "flood doses" of iboga and ibogaine (we want you to see your Bwiti)IbogaLife is Central America’s leading ibogaine treatment center, and leads its community in safety standards, guest services and effective results. IbogaLife treatment center has protocols that ensure maximum healing during your visit, offering a variety of treatment program options to best suit each individual. Ibogaine treatment isn’t for everyone: careful medical screening must be performed by our MD before booking.
When choosing an ibogaine treatment center, look for experienced providers. At IbogaLife we have been administering ibogaine since 2008 with over 600 satisfied participants. We are devoted to providing traditional ceremonies based on the traditions of Bwiti, which we learned during our own iboga initiations in Gabon, Africa. Our ceremonial protocols have been featured on HBO’s Vice episode on ibogaine.
IbogaLife treatment center gives you or your loved one essential professional observation for the 36 hours of acute treatment. Participants are monitored consistently throughout acute treatment by a Medical Doctor with all essential medical equipment and medications on hand in the unlikely event of an emergency. Patient safety is our top priority at IbogaLife, and a thorough medical screening process is implemented before acceptance into our program to ensure the highest level of patient safety.
IbogaLife offers a variety of additional treatment therapies at our facility. All our clients are welcome to yoga, massage, sound therapy, IM vitamin therapy and nutrition assessments. All guests receive pre and post treatment therapy sessions with psychologist Brian Murphy, who has specific experience with ibogaine and addiction.
2015 marks the partnership of IbogaLife and New Life Ayahuasca, both housed in the IbogaLife Transmedicine Center, allowing us to offer ayahuasca ceremonies as an addition to our ibogaine treatment programs. We have found that a two week program that includes both ibogaine and ayahuasca to be the most beneficial for healing.
We are thrilled with our new 2015 location; our guests are enjoying a daily harvest of fruit from our lush 7 acre property and close proximity to amenities and excursions. Year round we enjoy agreeable temperatures and breezes. Grounds include strolling walkways and even some steep hiking to the riverbed.