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Arkana Center for Creativity and Cultural Innovation

About This Center

Would you like an educational experience that is out of this world?
Arkana Peru is a “creatives” run educational organization whose mission is intercultural knowledge exchange and creative collaboration across the disciplines on culturally and socially driven projects.

Situated in the Upper Amazon of Peru, our unique rainforest campus offers a innovative visionary summer institute and creative residences “Creative Incubators,” building both a community and a catalytic space for free thought and praxis across cultures and disciplines that transcend traditional education.  Arkana draws inspiration from esoteric and traditional indigenous knowledge paradigms that centre personal autonomy, subjective experience, and visionary leadership.

Arkana strives to offer immersive and transformative learning experiences that foster cross-cultural participation, creative collaboration, and ecological awareness in the magical environment of the Amazon Rainforest. Our faculty is composed of local and international scholars, artists, practitioners, and wisdom keepers.

We program immersive travel intensives (retreats) and creative and cultural workshops with local and indigenous teachers in Pucallpa and on various sites in the Ucayali region of the Upper Amazon of Peru and work closely with local partner organizations and centers.

Look out for our new retreat coming this summer 2020!

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Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.