The Maya civilization is one of the oldest civilizations of Abya Yala having made significant contributions to the world in mathematics, science, astronomy, medicine, architecture, agriculture, and other fields of study.
Our scientific contributions are rooted in spiritual elements because to us spirituality is in science and science is in spirituality. Cosmovision and spirituality are a simultaneous experience, acting at the same time, myth and history, death and resurrection. It is a process that allows us to experience life and to be a part of the whole. Our connection to the world and the cosmos are the basis of our action, of our thoughts, and our sentiments in life and of life. These expressions of science and spirituality can be found in our astronomy, mathematics, architecture, agricultural systems, medicine, and understanding of the cycles of time, the life of nature and humans, and the relationships between the movements of the stars, the sun, and the moon.
The current generation is working hard to keep all these values alive through workshops, conferences, seminars, Maya summits, ceremonies, and philosophical and scientific studies of the Mayan calendar and epigraphy. The new generation is receiving teachings from the elders to keep this great knowledge alive in order to transmit it to future generations for the benefit of our people and all of humanity. The Mayan League has been especially committed to passing historical knowledge to children and young people so that they understand their traditions and cultural heritage and take pride in their identity.
Since the beginning of the Maya civilization, the duality of men and women has been an integral part of the social, spiritual, and political fabric of the culture. The Mayan League, with its sister organization, the Maya League Guatemala, provides a platform to study the philosophic, scientific, and spiritual contribution of the Mayan civilization while creating awareness of the oppression that the Maya have endured since 1524. The Mayan League works to recover and preserve ancestral knowledge and values so that the Maya, particularly the Maya living outside of the traditional Maya territory, can be dynamic conservers of their own culture, history, and traditions.