The Tobago Center for the Study and Practice of Indigenous Spirituality

An accessible sacred place where people of different spiritual traditions can come together, work, study, practice, and find home within. Everyone is welcome. More »

Reflections on “Revelations” Gathering

The William Doo Auditorium at the University of Toronto was transformed on the evening of March 23, 2012 from about seven to midnight as we descended, many unknowingly, into the hold of a ship of the kind that would have taken millions captive from the African continent over the course of five centuries. More »

Inaugural Project: The Spirit & The Garden

Protecting the biodiversity of the Main Ridge Forest Reserve by promoting sustainable medicinal plant agriculture that is anchored in the knowledge and wisdom of indigenous healers, elders and farmers. More »

Stories of self-discovery and healing through medicinal plants

Eight students represented their peers in talking about their three month journey of researching plants and how their skepticism morphed into new understandings of the ways in which their own lives were mirrored in the essence of plants. More »



The Tobago Centre for the Study and Practices of Indigenous Spirituality

The Tobago Centre for the Study and Practice of Indigenous Spirituality is dedicated to the trans-generational preservation of ancestral knowledge and indigenous spiritual traditions through study, practice and reflection.  It has a deep commitment to maintaining the unity across these traditions and to fostering a holistic way of living that is based in respecting the intelligence of the sacred Land.

Activities and programs include yoga and meditation; the cross-cultural study of sacred texts accompanied by local and international residencies; various cyclical ceremonial and spiritual gatherings; and the sustainable cultivation of food and medicinal plants to root us to the Land and to teach us how to heal ourselves and our communities. The purpose of these activities is to call us to remember and to live our sacred connections to Mother Earth and to one another so as to strengthen our relationship with the Divine.

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IMAGINE what we can achieve because you believe that other worlds are possible!
  • The Caribbean Climate Change Centre has found that Caribbean countries are among the hardest hit with climate change, yet devote the least amount of resources to addressing it.
  • The Caribbean is among the top 35 of the world’s hot spots – those regions where a high percentage of native plant species is threatened with extinction.
  • Seventy percent of the plants which the US National Cancer Institute identified as having anti-cancer agents are found only in tropical rain forests.

Each of us has a part to play in healing the planet. Stemming climate change ANYWHERE helps to restore balance EVERYWHERE.