Wed, Jul 01 | Panay Island (exact address to follow)

PAMATI 2020

Listen to Chants, Rivers, and Mountains
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Jul 01, 2020, 12:00 PM – Jul 08, 2020, 5:00 PM
Panay Island (exact address to follow)

About This Event

NOTE: Only approved participants may attend Pamati. Consideration is by application only. Contact S. Lily Mendoza to learn more: lily@babaylan.net. Please read the Medical Disclaimer Waiver prior to registering. A waiver is required for all attendees. You will be asked to agree to this waiver before completing your registration.

PAMATI (“listen” [v.] and “feeling” [n.] in Cebuano-Visayan) is an intergenerational, intersectional, transnational, intercultural and interfaith gathering of a small group of Philippine Elders—ritualists, healers, storytellers, musicians, dancers, martial artists, peacemakers and community leaders—and an equally small group of Philippine and Philippine descended younger generation scholars, artists, religious, holistic healing practitioners, peace advocates, sustainable agriculture advocates, gender activists, environment and social justice worker who are interested in reclaiming Philippine ancestral ways. PAMATI promotes mutual listening that privileges the voices of Elders, the socially-marginalized and the practitioners of indigenous spiritual traditions who are often not heard in society. PAMATI seeks to contribute to dialogue and the bridging of alienation between older and younger generations, the unschooled and the professionals, the indigenous and settler, rural and urban, homeland and diaspora, World Religions and Indigenous Traditions, and the various classes, genders, ethnicities, races, forms of education, and religious and political persuasions. 

PAMATI is a venue for Philippine Elders to directly transmit specific embodied knowledges (that they are allowed to share with others) including the indigenous understandings of these knowledges to younger generation Filipinos and Filipino descendants. Related to this, the ethics, protocols, and appropriate methodologies of transmitting of ancestral knowledges across ethnicities and social locations are taken up in PAMATI. 

Finally, if the Elders and younger generations so choose, PAMATI opens the possibility for further collaboration between Elders and younger generations beyond the eight days of the gathering, towards the cultivation of sustained, mutually-enhancing relationships.

Registration Fee: USD $500 (for North American participants)  (Fee includes board and lodging for the duration of the gathering) There is a limit to the number of participants to ensure depth of learning as well as logistical manageability. If someone applies and is not immediately accommodated, she, he, or they may join a future PAMATI. Thank you.

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