Equinox Ayni Despacho – Santa Rosa, CA

Date(s) - 03/24/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Dear Sweet Ayllu,
Its time to come together in community to honor the passing of the Spring Equinox. We will be creating a collective ayni despacho, offering medicine songs and sharing our visions and intentions for the upcoming season. For those who are unfamiliar, despachos are beautiful mandala-like offerings composed of plant materials, animal materials, man-made items, minerals and incense that are ritualistically offered in gratitude to the unseen beings that support our lives. Greg Iadorola and Alaina Hernandez will facilitate this ancient, ceremonial creation and blessing of our collaborative despacho, guiding participants to connect with their prayers of gratitude and intentions for spring.

All are welcome to this inclusive community ceremony; no prior experience with the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition is required.

What to bring: Small items that will be offered as “foods” for the despacho*
Plant materials (flower petals, leaves, seeds, etc)
Animal materials (teeth, fur, feathers, etc)
Incense (frankincense, copal or myrhh, etc)
Man-made objects (drawings, photos, jewelry)
Minerals (rocks, crystals, powdered minerals, sand)
*These objects will be burned, buried or offered to running water. Please do not bring objects that are large (aim for smaller than a sandollar), toxic (no plastic, please) or items that you do not wish to part with.

Also bring:
An item for the Central Mesa (this you will get to take home with you)
A cushion or chair for ceremony, Lomitas Center has folding chairs and some cushions. Please bring everything you may need in addition to these for your comfort throughout the ceremony.

Location: Lomitas Center, 2421 Lomitas Ave, Santa Rosa, CA
Cost: We ask for a small monetary donation between $5-$15 to cover the costs of the rental. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Facilitators:  Greg Iadarola iggy1st@hotmail.com and Alaina Hernandez alaina.aurora@gmail.com
Please RSVP: by email to Greg or Alaina as soon as you are able so we can calculate costs.