The Moksha Lecture Series is a multidisciplinary bi-monthly gathering that fosters idea sharing, dialog, and exploration of consciousness and our connection with the universe. We host speakers specializing in topics such as plant medicine, shamanism, spirituality, the natural sciences and social sciences. Since its inception in 2002, the Moksha Lecture Series has brought such renowned speakers as Dennis McKenna, Daniel Pinchbeck, Alex Grey, Miami’s own, prof. Manny Torres and many more.
Join us for a two-hour presentation on the modern practice of Ayahuasca Shamanism. The presentation will introduce Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine, including the use of master plants and ayahuasca ceremony. Dr. Tafur will review the practice of traditional medicine at Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual, a shamanic healing center in the Peruvian Amazon, focusing primarily on his personal experiences with patients and visitors over the past few years. He will also demonstrate parallels between this work and modern advances in medical science in the fields of psychoneuroimmunology and epigenetics. Later in the presentation, we will move to a question and answer format, encouraging exploration into this powerful medical tradition and the possibilities for integration.
Dr. Joe Tafur MD is a family physician and co-founder of Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual located outside of Iquitos, Peru where he works with his partners, master Shipibo healer Ricardo Amaringo and Cvita Mamic, Canadian artist and gifted healer. Dr. Tafur studied medicine at UCSD School of Medicine and has been an active member of the Integrative Medicine community. Over the years, Dr. Tafur has collaborated on a variety of community and academic projects with his colleagues at UCSD, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, the Alternative Healing Network, and the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine; including two years of post-doctoral research at the UCSD Dept. of Psychiatry/Behavioral Medicine. For the past seven years, Dr. Tafur has been travelling to Peru to study with Master Shipibo healers. He is now advancing his study under Maestro Ricardo Amaringo and works alongside him in healing ceremony at Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual. http://www.nihuerao.com/
Come early for refreshments and stay late for acoustic musical entertainment T.B.A.!
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014: doors open at 7:00pm, Lecture begins at 8pm-10:00 pm $10 donation