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Seeking answers? Battling emotional wounds? Enter the raw authenticity of your journey with Sacred Plant Teachers.

Confront your demons, embrace your truth, and emerge reborn into healing and spiritual understanding.

FOR SINCERE SPIRITUAL SEEKERS ON THE PATH OF SELF-DISCOVERY, LOOKING FOR SAFE AND ACCESSIBLE CONNECTION WITH SACRED PLANTS, MEDITATION AND COMMUNITY

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SACRED WATERS SANCTUARY

THE PATH TO FREEDOM FROM SUFFERING

If you're here, you're probably seeking answers to the burning questions that your soul has been asking, and for a balm to help you with the pain that you are feeling inside. You are not alone.

Millions are waking up to the reality that real happiness does not come from external things, but rather a peaceful and balanced mind and a life that has meaning and purpose.

 

Many are afraid to turn inwards and face their truth, but there is nothing to fear but fear itself. You are capable of real healing and deserving of a life that is free from suffering, and full of compassion and love.

Good things come, and good things go. Hard times come, and they too pass away. Such is the law of nature. When we forgive the past, and banish the ghosts of the future, finding contentment with who we are and what we came here to do, we awaken to real happiness, real peace and abundant goodwill.

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE

1. Our meditation-focused approach to sacred plant ceremonies helps you to gain valuable tools in life that extend far beyond the ceremony. We teach practical spiritual techniques such as body and breath awareness meditation (based on Vipassana) that deepens your understanding of self, and helps you as you journey into the world of sacred plants.

2. Our Sacrament (Sacred Acacia) contains the same active ingredients as the tea you would drink in the jungle. The experience is very similar, and is profound and beneficial, although gentler on the body and psyche.

3. Our music is medicine for the soul. We pour healing waters of vibrational love onto you during the ceremony, and chant and sing uplifting prayers and mantras as you traverse the strange and beautiful world of Sacred Acacia. We sing and chant in over 10 languages.

4. We are a non-profitAs sacred plant medicine finds its place in the West, there is a rush to connect with these ancient teachers. Cost and safety are concerns for many. This ancient wisdom should be available for all who sincerely seek its guidance.

5. Safety is our #1 priority and we serve our community with humility and compassion. We are led by brown women and have a majority female team.

Michelle B.

"The opportunity to be held in this safe and comfortable space with intuitive facilitators, that also have magical musical talents that spoke to me deeply, is such a blessing."

Victoria D.

"This experience has been life changing! The ceremony was incredible, the music and the environment was safe, soft and comfortable. The people were heart opening and the best part has been the integration and coaching."

Jyoni T-S.

"It was executed excellently and the container felt immensely safe, which is hard to find and valuable for me as a transfemme of color. I've returned feeling moved, humbled, amazed, and hugely inspired..."

UPCOMING EVENTS

Those who have attended our ceremonial retreats appreciate the attention we pay to providing the most beautiful and transporting music that carries powerful vibrations of divine love, peace and harmony.

 

We host regular Yantra Cacao Concert which are open to the public. These events are a great way for you to get to experience a sample of the music you can expect in ceremony with us, and connect with our community. 

  • 07/11 YANTRA: CACAO CONCERT IN THE GARDEN
    07/11 YANTRA: CACAO CONCERT IN THE GARDEN
    Membership Offer
    Thu, Jul 11
    Sacred Waters Sanctuary
    Jul 11, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Sacred Waters Sanctuary , 3704 SE 65th Ave, Portland, OR 97206, USA
    Connect with your soul and divine healing through the medicine of music. A rare opportunity to hear an acoustic performance from Rabellion (Puerto Rico/Spain). Join this intimate garden gathering at the Sacred Waters Sanctuary in SE Portland.

What we Do

Sacred Waters Sanctuary is a church of the sacred plants, legally founded under RFRA (Religious Freedoms Reformation Act which protects our First Amendment Rights). We host ceremonial retreats with our Sacrament, Sacred Acacia, and complimentary meditation-focused services to assist you on your spiritual path.

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Sacred Acacia Meditations

We host ceremonial meditation retreats to pray with our Sacrament and connect with our souls. These retreats are reserved for Sangha Members. 

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Sunday Services

Sangha Members gather for weekly non-sectarian spiritual discourses, chanting and meditations. No dogma, no devotion to any enlightened or saintly person, just a grounded community who gathers to remove ignorance, gain spiritual wisdom and connect with a like-minded community.

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Cacao Concerts

We believe that music is medicine for the soul. We host a monthly Yantra Cacao Concert for guests to drop into a meditative state, explore spiritual connection through positive vibrations (chanting and song), and connect with like-minded people. We feature our in-house medicine musicians and a special guest each month. Sangha Members receive 25% off for Yantra.

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Meditation Classes, Integration and Spiritual Life Coaching

For those looking to come out of their misery and learn tools to enjoy a healthier and happier life, we teach meditation and offer spiritual life coaching to help you connect with your soul's purpose and find the inner tools to thrive.

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JOURNEY GUIDE | SPIRITUAL LIFE & EXECUTIVE COACH 

MEDICINE MUSICIAN

MEET OUR FOUNDER

MY NAME IS ARIA NAIDOO AND I BELIEVE THAT SACRED ENTHEOGENIC PLANTS ARE EMERGING AT THIS TIME TO BRING ABOUT MAJOR POSITIVE CHANGE IN THE WORLD.

I WALKED AWAY FROM A FORTUNE 50 EXECUTIVE CAREER IN TECHNOLOGY WHEN I FINALLY AWAKENED TO THE REALITY THAT MORE MONEY AND STATUS WAS NOT MAKING ME ANY HAPPIER, AND THE WORK I WAS DOING WAS CAUSING MORE HARM THAN GOOD TO THE PLANET.

I FELT DEPRESSED AND DISCONNECTED FROM MY SOUL'S PURPOSE. 

IN MY YOUTH, I HAD BEEN PASSIONATE ABOUT SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE. I PRACTICED MEDITATION, YOGA AND LEARNED ABOUT THE DHAMMA (TEACHINGS OF THE BUDDHA), YET I  LOST THIS PATH IN THE BURNOUT CYCLES OF CORPORATE LIFE.

IN THE MIDST OF A "DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL", I FOUND MYSELF IN A SACRED ACACIA CEREMONY. THIS EXPERIENCE HUMBLED ME AND SET ME ON A JOURNEY OF SPIRITUAL DISCOVERY THAT TOOK ME TO PERU. THIS REAWAKENED MY PASSION FOR SINGING AND RECONNECTED MY SOUL WITH ITS PURPOSE: TO BE A GUIDING LIGHT FOR THOSE SEARCHING FOR MEANING AND FREEDOM.

I WENT BACK HOME TO SOUTH AFRICA TO BRING THE GIFT OF AYAHUASCA TO MY MOTHER AND AUNTY, WHO BOTH SUFFER FROM SEVERE PTSD AND TREATMENT-RESISTANT CONDITIONS. THIS BROUGHT MUCH HEALING TO OUR FAMILY.

IN ADDITION TO SERVING AT SACRED WATERS SINCE EARLY 2022 AND PRODUCING MEDITATION MUSIC, I WORK WITH CURRENT AND EMERGING LEADERS WHO FEEL CALLED TO TRANSITION THEIR CAREERS TO ALIGN WITH THEIR PERSONAL VALUES AND MORAL CODE ("RIGHT LIVELIHOOD"), TO CREATE A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL. 

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TESTIMONIALS

I really want to express gratitude to Aria and Gabriel for putting so much intention into providing healing energy work, giving us the resources to be there for ourselves, and creating a safe container for the ceremony. I'm in awe of the healing and transcendental icaros they played for the duration of both ceremonies. I could tell that the facilitators at Sacred Waters have spent a long time learning from from those who have been doing this healing work for generations. The ceremonies felt respectful to the lineages and traditions from which these ceremonies came from. Loved the additional nada yoga workshop, nature walks and song singing that were incorporated into the retreat to help us come home to ourselves.
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