Welcome home! Zendo Project has been providing peer support at Burning Man since 2012. This year we are sharing our gifts with the world: a psychedelic speaker series, virtual peer support at Ethereal Empyrean Experience: Temple 2020 on Sep 6 from 5pm to 11:30pm and a new list of resources for support, integration, and self-care. We hope that you find these gifts supportive in caring for yourself and others.

Support Resources

Our collection of resources for peer support, mental health, harm reduction, and drug education.

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EntheoGeneration: Speaker Series

A series of multigenerational dialogues examining integration of our collective experience and wisdom with psychedelics and planetary transformation potential.

Virtual Support at temple experience: Sep 6

Learn about our peer support services at the Empyrean Virtual Temple Burn ceremony on September 6

The Zendo Project: Co-Creating Communities of Compassionate Care.

Hi Community! We will miss you at the physical Burning Man 2020: Multiverse this year, celebrating together and supporting the residents of Black Rock City. Instead, we’re coming together virtually to celebrate the 10 principles of Burning Man and another year of support, transformation, and growth – this time in the Multiverse!

Peer Support for difficult times

Burning Man psychedelic peer support for difficult times


This collection of educational and support resources has been compiled by the Zendo Project. We encourage you to view these resources and bookmark this page in your browser so that you are better prepared to support you and your community.

Mental Health Resources, Psychedelic Integration, Psychedelic Support, Harm Reduction & Drug Education

video playlist

A collection of psychedelic peer support videos from over the years…

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Psychedelic Speaker Series

Presented by Zendo Project of MAPS

The Zendo Project of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is proud to present EntheoGeneration – a psychedelic speaker series that examines how we can integrate our collective psychedelic experiences and wisdom into positive action for collective planetary transformation.

Multigenerational Dialogues

We are pairing together our psychedelic elders with the younger generation of psychedelic leaders to create a dynamic conversation that bridges the gaps between perspectives, ideologies, and life experience. Through this diversity, we hope to share the collective intelligence, insights, and intuitions with our audience to inspire a hopeful and obtainable future.

Videos are now live!

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The 10 Principles of Burning Man

Radical Inclusion

Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.


Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.


In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.

Radical Self-reliance

Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.

Radical Self-expression

Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.

Communal Effort

Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.

Civic Responsibility

We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.

Leaving No Trace

Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.


Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.


Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.

Above symbols created by James Wickham as a iconic representation of the 10 principles of Burning Man. His artwork is available for  free download via a Creative Commons license on his website.

Zendo Project is providing
virtual peer support
at Temple Ceremony
Sep 6, 5pm-11:30pm pdt

Zendo Project will be participating in this year’s virtual Temple Burn by providing virtual peer support before, during, and after the ceremony on September 6th, starting at 5pm PDT and ending at 11:30pm PDT.  If you, or someone you know could use our support services, please see the blurb below for more details and a direct link to the Ethereal Empyrean Experience: Temple 2020.

The Ethereal Empyrean Experience: Temple 2020

Pre-Registration is Required to Attend

Burning Man Temples, whether in Black Rock City or in communities around the world, can evoke an experience that puts one into direct contact with a feeling of soul. Some visit the Temple to mourn, reflect, contemplate, or to leave an offering that commemorates a loved one or an aspect of our lives. Others come to celebrate new life, and new beginnings.

During a time when we’re apart physically, many of us are feeling the need for a healing visit to the Black Rock City Temple. Burning Man Project has the good fortune of collaborating with a multi-talented and dedicated 2020 Temple team, one that understands the role a Temple plays in the community’s annual cycle. They have risen to the task of creating the Ethereal Empyrean Experience, a single-visitor, virtual journey meant to facilitate a meaningful solo Temple encounter.

Between August 7 and September 6, 2020, all are welcome to visit the Ethereal Empyrean Experience via mobile device, desktop, or VR headset. It is free — with no log in, no tracking, and no branding.

Zendo Project is not providing peer support services on multiverse platforms

With the exception of providing peer support during theEmpyrean Experienceon Sunday, September 6, the Zendo Project will not be providing services during the week of the Virtual Burn. If you are in need of immediate care, dial 911 (USA), go to your nearest emergency room, or view our hotlines and resources.

How to Locate Zendo Project offerings
in the Burning Man Multiverse

Zendo Project content can be found at 6 of the 9 multiverse platforms. If you’d like to check out our iconic cardboard yurt structure, please check the locations below for more details. All link from the Zendo Project Multiverse Camps link back to this webpage or directly to the EntheoGeneration Multigenerational Psychedelic speaker series.

our history at burning man

Zendo Project was born on the playa in 2012.  Our first year on the playa found us providing peer support services in the iconic amazing cardboard yurt that had been previously used for Zen meditation during Burning Man. 

Zendo Project was born on the playa in 2012. Our first year on the playa found us providing peer support services in an amazing cardboard yurt that had been previously used for Zen meditation during Burning Man. We lived at Fractal Nation on 2:00 and Esplanade, and the sound camp drew in curious visitors who needed care.

The next year, Fractal Nation had blossomed into Fractal Planet, and we setup our iconic cardboard yurt next to where the massive soundstage dance area ended. We had the honor to care for over 200 guests.

Over the past 8 years, Zendo Project has grown in leaps and bounds, but we’ve always felt a certain kinship and homecoming with Burning Man and the community there. We’ve found ourselves located next to the All-One Foam Experience, near Center Camp, next to Ranger Headquarters, and regularly located near the 3:00 & 9:00 keyholes.

As our community has grown, so has our camp, and we’ve found home with All-one and the amazing gifts they bring to the playa and to this world: community, compassion, play, environmentalism, and inclusivity. We feel so welcomed home and honored to continue the amazing relationship that we’ve grown with the All-One crew, on playa and beyond.

We invite you to look at our collection of photos and videos that we’ve gathered over the years, and see if you can’t find yourself within one of those amazing 200+ people training photos. Our story is your story, and we hope that this collection both brings memories of the good times as well as inspiration for times to come.

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