Creating a
Community of
Compassionate Care

Upcoming Events & Trainings

Beyond Therapy: Psychedelics in Everyday Life

Thursdays at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PST
May 30 | June 6 | June 13 | June 20 | June 27

$125 for full series (5 webinars)
$30 per webinar

In this first-ever Zendo Project Webinar Series, you'll learn how to provide support for people having difficult psychedelic experiences, how to access resources for safer partying and drug testing, and how to reduce the risks associated with psychedelics through preparation, integration, and ethics. In five 90-minute sessions from May 30 through June 27, you’ll learn from leaders in the harm reduction and psychedelic communities, and discover how to apply their lessons to your life. You’ll also get a chance to ask questions and have them answered live!

CoSM: Training Workshop

June 29 - 30, 2019 | 1pM - 6PM

CoSM: Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
46 Deer Hill Road
Wappinger, New York 12590

Zendo Project Director, Sara Gael and Zendo Project Manager, Ryan Beauregard, will be giving a training on how to best support difficult psychedelic experiences. This training will be include how to apply the 4 Principles of Psychedelic Support as well as immersive exercises to improve sitter presence and support capabilities.

Psychedelic Peer Support for Events

The Zendo Project provides a supportive environment and specialized care designed to transform difficult psychedelic experiences into valuable learning opportunities, and even potentially offer healing and growth. In turn, our work reduces the number of drug-related hospitalizations and arrests.


The mission of the Zendo Project is to provide a supportive environment and education to help transform difficult psychedelic and psychological experiences into opportunities for learning and growth.


We envision a world where communities are engaged in providing safety and support for people having psychedelic and psychological challenges; and harm reduction principles are used foremost to reduce the risks associated with substance use.

Compassionate Care for Overwhelming Situations


Festival producers are increasingly recognizing the necessity for spaces dedicated to helping individuals through the challenges that can result from the consumption of psychoactive substances. Psychological support services are beginning to be seen as equally important as medical care services in festival environments, where many individuals choose to use these substances.


The Zendo offers peer to peer counseling with individuals who are trained to work with overwhelming experiences. Many of our volunteers are mental health professionals, psychedelic researchers, and medical service providers. Others have training in holistic healing modalities or other relevant experience. We provide our volunteers with an on-site comprehensive training which further prepares them for offering harm reduction services.


In addition to creating safe spaces for those in need of support and assistance, the Zendo also provides harm reduction trainings for the public, providing education on how to work with challenging experiences and creating a platform for honest and responsible conversations about substance use.

Zendo in the Media

Zendo in Rolling Stone Magazine

original article from Rolling Stone Magazine: Meet the People Who Want to Make It Safer to Take Drugs at Festivals Earlier this month, two teenage girls died at the HARD Summer music festival in Ponoma, California, reportedly from "suspected drug overdoses." Less than...

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