PAMATI: Listen to the Water and Songs of the Ancestors was a gathering I attended July 1-10, 2015 at Balay Agusan, Municipality of Bunawan, Province of Agusan del Sur, CARAGA Region, Northeastern Mindanao, Southern Philippines. The event brought together indigenous spiritual leaders of several tribes with Filipinos and Filipinos from the diaspora to engage in a sharing of ideas within the context of a unique community and to create “mutual listening between a handful of Filipino babaylan and other elders, and a small number of Filipinos and Filipino diasporans in the fields of music and arts, religion, healthcare, gender studies, peace studies, environment studies, and postcolonial studies” as stated by organizer Grace Nono. The event was commissioned by the Tao Foundation for Culture and Arts (Philippines), Center for Babaylan Studies (US), GINHAWA (Philippines), Institute of Spirituality in Asia (Philippines), and Asian Social Institute (Philippines). My thoughts on the trip are now appearing on my blog Binding Wor(l)ds.