The Mayan people are in the midst of a cultural and spiritual renaissance, but there is still much to be done, and assistance is appreciated.
In some of the Mayan villages, there is a desperate need for even the most essential public health services. One organization which attempts to provide such services is the British-based Health Poverty Action .
One of the administrators of the programme in Guatemala is Thomas Hart, author of The Ancient Spirituality of the Modern Maya, highly recommended for its extensive interviews with contemporary Daykeepers and other spiritual leaders of the contemporary Maya.
Momostenango is one of the most traditional of all Mayan communities. The practice of the Mayan Calendar as a Medicine Path is very much alive and well. On 8 B’atz’ (Yucatec: 8 Chuen), new Daykeepers are initiated, and for several years now Mayan priest and community leader Don Rigoberto Itzep Chanchavac has been mounting Expo Maya during that time. This cultural exhibition and celebration of traditional Mayan spirituality has attracted the attention of educators all over Guatemala. Read more.
The Mayan Ball Game.
Among the Classic Maya, the game of handball was more than a mere sport; it was a cosmological metaphor as well. Noted Mayan author Jose Murcia, commonly known as Lem Batz, has been reviving the ancient game, complete with all its inherent symbolism, in a contemporary setting. Read more.