Wanderer, there is no path. You lay a path in the walking.” – Antonio Machado
Your donations support our shared community, Earth.
Our fundamental drive as humans is to give in a way that feels important. I see no more authentic hope for our planet than the Mamos and Zagas who by their sacred commitment to life communicate directly with rivers, sacred sites and our last remaining wild lands on behalf of all life. As the Teyuna Spiritual Leaders tirelessly follow instructions whispered to them on the wind, seen in clouds, on tree leaves and rocks, and sung in songs rivers sing, they may well be the glue that holds Earth together, that keeps Her in balance. Who is more selfless then someone who believes they exist to give? What better gift can we give then one that supports them? If you have a better cause to give to, please let me know because I’ll want to give to that one too.
No gift is too small. “A single person is enough to fill the whole universe with love, just as a single pebble can fill the whole lake with ripples – a small pebble” – Osho
In the spirit of flow we offer gifts for your gifts. We are grateful to have the support of these phenomenal artists.
Marika Popovits donated 2 soulful, beautiful watercolors. Originals will go to the first two $14,000.00 donation (each painting was appraised at $8,000.00 some years ago and are certainly worth more to collectors now). We’re also offering up to 40 full size archival prints of these watercolors as thank you gifts for $700.00 donations.
Harry Roa donated this exquisite ring. Offered to the 1st person to request it with a $700.00 donation.
We have a terrific year planned for 2020 and are looking forward to growing in solidarity with the Teyuna.
- Traditional school for the Teyuna children of La Guajira with operating budget: $26,000.00
- Formation of Shindwa Sierra Nevada, a sister foundation to the Teyuna Foundation in the Sierra under the authority of Mamos and Zagas: $5,500.00
- Sierra wide Reforestation and Agricultural Program allowance: $16,000.00
- Temples and traditional housing and in La Guajira and Magdelena: $27,000.00
- Support for community cultural programs: $7,000.00
- Reclamation of Ati Kuakumuke, an Arhuaco sacred site in Cesar $120,000.00
- Permanent home for the Teyuna in North America $500,000.00
= $701,526.00 – yes, it’s ambitious, but since in 2019 we raised 10 times what we raised in 2018 we think it’s possible
- Rebuild of three temples in Seyamᵾke, La Guajira, Colombia to serve seven communities, 2,418 Kogi and Wiwa people – 300 families including 934 children under 15 years of age. Seyamᵾke is known to Colombians as Dibulla. In the Dᵾmᵾna language, Seyamᵾke means “place where the origins are returned”. The Seyamᵾke Temples are core and central sanctuaries for ancestral practice and spiritual teachingsReclamation of Tres Cerritos, a sacred site on the Linea Negra
- Rebuild of 20 traditional homes and one female temple for the Kogi of Mamey
- An administrative office for the communities of Seyamᵾke
- A Zagas Tuma Fund
- Funding for Traditional Medical Care
- Funding for Mamo Senchina’s Amerindian Educational Center in the Andes
Projects completed in 2018, our first year
- Participated in the liberation of sites along the Magdalena and Besotes Rivers to prevent damming and mining.
- Helped to reclaim 33 sacred sites in the Heart of the World.
The Teyuna Foundation is a nonprofit corporation, tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.
Thank you so much for your support.
Walking with You in Harmony,