Temple of Understanding celebrating our 60th Anniversary in 2020
Eda Zavala Lopez is a Peruvian shaman-curandera, sociologist and environmental-social activist working and living deep in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru. She is a direct descendant of Wari and Ashaninka People from the Amazon.
In December 2014 she was awarded by the Ministry of Environment in Peru for her profound commitment to Indigenous People from the Amazon Jungle to protect their sacred territories and pristine forests.
Eda is a Cultural Ambassador on behalf of Impact A Village that funds her projects in Peru.
She is also working with the Rainforest Amazon Network, an American NGO, that supports her work with the Indigenous Shawi People.
Eda is a healer that connects with the spirits of the plants and she is an activist that works to preserve Indigenous knowledge and empower Indigenous People.
In the last 10 years Eda has participated in several venues around the US and participated in 2010, 2017 and 2018 at the United Nations Permanent Forum of Indigenous Issues.
She also collaborated on Stephan Martin’s book “Cosmic Visions: Dialogues on the Nature of the Universe and the Search for Reality” (2010)
Eda Zavala Lopez on the climate crisis