Co-Creating
Communities of
Compassionate Care

Volunteer

Complete a volunteer profile, apply and get trained to provide psychedelic peer support at the festivals and events where Zendo Project provides services.

Training

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

Testimonial

Share your personal experience about how being a guest or sitter with Zendo Project has made a positive and transformational impact in your life.

Upcoming Events & Trainings

Burning Man 2019

Aug 25 - Sep 2, 2019

Black Rock City, Nevada

Join Zendo Project for our 8th consecutive year of providing psychedelic peer support at one of most immersive and transformational gatherings of art, music, and radical self-expression on the planet.  Still accepting volunteer applications via the link below

Entheogenesis Speaker Series

Aug 28 -30, 2019

Burning Man: All-One Village – 2:30 & G

Zendo Project will be hosting a psychedelic-inspired speaker series at Burning Man this year.  Experts in the field of mycology, psychedelic research, and visionary art. Full speaker line-up and schedule will be in the coming weeks.

Psychedelic Peer Support Services

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.

Mission

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.

Vision

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

Events

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.

Volunteers

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.

Education

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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