I was forced to ask myself this question when attending a plant ceremony in a Maloka. I was on my way to one and didn’t know what to look for! A Maloka is a sacred space, used for plant medicine ceremonies and similar gatherings. As for what a Maloka looks like, well that can vary. The photos you’ll see here are a sample of Malokas but they can vary from this. Usually they are a large open space within a roofed circular building, open sides or similarly an opening in the roof.
Columbian and Peruvian indigenous people lived in Malokas for generations (the word usually translates in to ‘house’ or ‘cabin’) and still do in many cases. The culture here, including the awareness and western use of Ayahuasca, has increased the use of these sacred spaces for many different plant ceremonies.
“A sacred space”
All Kinds Of Styles
Modern styles of ancient buildings is nothing new and the Maloka has also been adapted for modern day use. Many retreats have begun to use them as yoga class areas, meditations spaces or relaxation rooms. With such a big open area it lends itself to almost any use really. A slate roof rather than a grass one will keep the rain out and keep the heat in a bit more. I have always thought about living in a Yurt or similar, I think it’s the thought of having a small, basic space and keeping living simple.
One of these in the garden would be brill.
We Are All One. Brothers & Sisters.
Gathering in any place with brothers and sisters with the confirmation of unconditional love is a powerful thing. I have written before about being able to feel spaces you are in, sacred spaces are the door way to some of the deepest journeys I have ever had. Malokas are one such sacred space. Being in tune with how you feel spaces rather just walking in a seeing them with your eyes is something I recommend to everyone.
“I look forward to more journeys in a sacred space with friends”
Realiser was born from a dream to be in a realised state, a state of awaken. To be able to see the most obvious things having missed them for so many years. Subsequently I wanted to create something to serve as an example of how it could be. If only we might spend the time loving that we spend hating. Above all spending the time to be kind to others for no reason. You get the idea. I will travel around doing what I can and would love for you to join me. Follow my path here…