Alberto Ruz Buenfil


B. 11/09/45 in Mexico City. First son of Dr. Alberto Ruz Lhuillier, noted archeologist specializing in Mayan Culture who discovered the magnificent royal tomb of the Great Pakal in Palenque. Lived and did its first studies in Merida, Yucatan until the year 1959, when the family moved again to Mexico City.

High school at Liceo Franco Mexicano, and then Instituto Frances de America Latina, where he received a teacher’s degree from the University of Sorbonne, Paris, and taught "French language and Civilization" at the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), from 1964 to 1966.

University studies: Faculty of Chemistry 1964 (UNAM) Faculty of Economical and Political Sciences, 1965-1968 (UNAM)

Further academic studies: Contemporary Arts at the Bauhaus Situationiste of Drakabygget, Orkelljunga, Sweden, 1970-71 Organic agriculture at the Moshav Yodfat, Israel, 1971-72 Comparative Religions at the Theosophical Society headquarters in Adyar, Madras, India. 1974-75

Fluent in Spanish, French, English and Italian.

Co-founder of the international nomadic theater group, Hathi Babas, he traveled and performed through many countries of Europe, North Africa, Middle and Far East, Mexico, Guatemala and the United States from 1974 to 1982

Co-founder of the first Mexican ecovillage and experimental center of living arts, Huehuecoyotl, in 1982, Morelos, Mexico.

President of Huehuecoyotl A.C. from 1982 to 1996. Co-creator of the first network of environmental groups and organizations in Mexico, la RED de ECOCOMUNICACION. Chief editor of various alternative magazines, "el Viejo Coyote", "Arcoredes", "Voces de Huehuecoyotl", and free-lance journalist for many publications in the US and Europe. Co-creator of "Produvisiones Arcoiris", a center for multimedia documentation. Production of video programs on ecology, health, creative arts and social change.

Author of "Arcobaleno, un popolo senza confini", in Italy, 1989, a testimony from the post Second World War alternative movements, translated and published in 1991 in the United States by Bear & Company, New Mexico as "Rainbow Nation Without Borders, Toward an Ecotopian Millennium.

Also author of "Guerreros del Arcoiris," 1991 in Mexico, "Guerreiros do Arco Iris", Brasil, 1998, "La Leyenda del Cuarto Mago", Colombia, 2000; "Sacbe, Cammino Luminoso", Italy 2000, Ruz Buenfil has published dozens of articles in many magazines and newspapers from the US, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Switzerland, giving hundreds of lectures and audiovisuals on social and personal change in many countries of the world.

Panelist and speaker in many international events, among them: "Incontro Internazionale degli Verdi", Pescara, Italy, 1986 Co-Planet 94', Encuentro Mundial para la Fraternidad Humana, Monterrey, Mexico Hacia la Conciencia del Tercer Milenio, Mexico City, 1996 Universidad de a Paz, Heredia, Costa Rica, 1997 Belonging to Mother Earth: Indigenous Wisdom & Healing, West Virginia, 1998 Big Green Festival, England, 1998 La Rivoluzione del Tempo, Milano, Italy, 1998 Esoterika 98, Caracas, Venezuela Mayan Dreamtime Festival, Glastonbury, England, 1998 Congreso Internacional Cha Ku Na, Tenerife, Spain, 1999 Congreso Maya Cosmico, Merida, Mexico, 2001

Since 1995, he has dedicated full time to help create, lead and promote the "Caravana Arcoiris por la Paz", an international mobile ecovillage traveling through Central and South America, producing workshops, conferences, presentations, and helping to create a network of peace, women’s, environmental, educational, artistic and indigenous movements across the continent.