BURNING MAN 2021: THE GREAT UNKNOWN

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 Community Council peer support event, EntheoGeneration Speaker Series list of resources for support, integration, and self-care. We hope that you find these gifts supportive in caring for yourself and others.

Virtual Burning Man OFFERINGS

EntheoGeneration burning man speaker series

EntheoGeneration: Sept 1, 11:30am-1:30pm Pacific


A conversation about community as the multigenerational collective with tools for accelerating psychedelic insights and integration.

Zendo Project Community CounCIl: Sept 2, 5-7pm Pacific


Our staff and supervisors sharing about psychedelic peer support principles, real-world applications, and a community Q&A session.

Community & Peer Support resources


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

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

Hi Community! We will miss you at the physical Burning Man 2021: The Great Unknown 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

Resources

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…

EntheoGeneration burning man speaker series

Multigenerational
Psychedelic Speaker Series

Wednesday, September 1
11:30am-1:30pm Pacific

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.

Community Focus

This year’s conversation will focus on the importance of community to ensure accountability, integration, and stewardship of our smaller pods as well as the global approach of humanity as a species. Through this diversity, we hope to share the collective intelligence, insights, and intuitions with our audience to inspire a hopeful and obtainable future.

2019 & 2020 Videos On YouTube!

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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.

Gifting

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.

Decommodification

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.

Participation

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.

Immediacy

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 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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