Puma Quispe Singona began training with his grandfather, the late Don Maximo, after an initiation by lightning at the age of six — learning and mastering the Andean traditions and rituals by connecting with ancestral spirits, cosmic forces, and natural elementals.
He has worked deeply with direct lineages of the Huachuma plant from the coast of Peru, and with Ayahuasca, the sacred plant of the Amazonian Shipibo people. Puma conveys a passion for the ancestral Incan teachings with a profound respect for Pachamama (Mother Earth) and plant medicine supporting our global consciousness awakening.
As a young adult, he attended and facilitated international gatherings of spiritual leaders and young leaders with YES (Youth for Environmental Sanity), and has been featured in books and films about the Andean Medicine Path. Along with the team from his tour company, Pumadventures, he gathers groups from around the world for spiritual pilgrimages to visit sacred sites for self-transformation and rebirth processes.
He created and built Noqan Kani Global Community Center in his hometown village of Chinchero, where the local people, as well as our greater global community, can study and learn about these ancient teachings, keeping the timeless Andean ways, culture, and nature-based wisdom alive for generations to come. Puma’s mission is to continue his grandfather’s legacy by sharing the wisdom and the medicine of his ancestral Indigenous culture in his own unique, inspiring, and heartfelt way.