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"It's not only the medicine that heals you,

but the beauty you put into a ceremony."

- Alonso del Río

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HISTORY

The name Sunflower Sutras is inspired by the 1955 poem by Allen Ginsberg. The poem reflects on the state of current industrial society and urges the reader to consider the inherent value of nature. As modern academic and healthcare institutions are embedded with exclusionary practices, it is imperative to include previously unheard voices. Our goal is to  speak of nature-centered and spiritual traditions that are not acknowledged in these institutions, as they are incredibly powerful in informing the nature of consciousness, healing, and community.

 “Poor dead flower? when did you forget you were a flower? when did you look at your skin and  decide you were an impotent dirty old locomotive? the ghost of a locomotive? the specter and shade of a once powerful mad American locomotive? You were never no locomotive, Sunflower, you were a sunflower!”

- Allen Ginsberg, “Sunflower Sutra” from Collected Poems, 1947-1980. Copyright