Communities of
Compassionate Care


The Zendo Project provides professional comprehensive harm reduction education and support for communities to help inform and transform difficult psychedelic experiences into opportunities for learning and growth.


We envision a world where communities are educated, resourced, and engaged in applying harm reduction principles to support individuals exploring psychedelic states; recognizing that challenging experiences can be opportunities for self-exploration and healing.


Professional consultation services are available for multi-responder personnel, event production, safety teams and mental health professionals.


Learn the principles of psychedelic support, the ethics of being a sitter and determine when to seek support from medical or mental health professionals.


A collection of hotlines, manuals, organizations and websites for psychedelic support, education and harm reduction.

4 Zendo Project Principles
of Psychedelic Peer Support

Zendo Project in the Media

How Zendo Project Got its Name

How Zendo Project Got its Name

Cardboard Yurt Origins: The Zendo In 2006, Austrian Zen teacher Vanja Palmers began bringing a large group of European Buddhists to Burning Man. After experiencing the event, Palmers saw the need for a refuge/quiet space for people to retreat to in the bustling Black...

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How to have a safe psychedelic trip

How to have a safe psychedelic trip

Originally published on How to have a safe psychedelic trip A psychedelic experience can be deeply rewarding, but also carries real risks. Here’s how to avoid a bad trip Humans have consumed...

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