Zendo Project Fundraising 2018: Burning Man 2018: Schedule, Services, and Events


Burning Man 2018: Schedule, Services, and Events

The Zendo Project offers psychedelic peer support services, education, and integration in Black Rock City

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Zendo Project volunteers are now arriving in Black Rock City to build safe spaces and provide psychedelic peer support for attendees of Burning Man 2018, a week-long event starting this Sunday. We are proud to offer harm reduction services for our seventh consecutive year, and we’re looking forward to reconnecting with our team.

This year at Burning Man, the Zendo Project is prominently located at Esplanade & 5:45, so we are expecting a productive and busy experience for our team of over 300 volunteers. Last year, we provided assistance to 667 guests and education and outreach to hundreds more on the playa.

We have compiled our full schedule for Burning Man 2018, which includes the Zendo Project’s hours of operation, volunteer training, educational talks, and psychedelic integration.

Burning Man Schedule

Psychedelic Peer Support Services

  • When: 24/7 service starting 8PM on Monday, August 27, 2018 and ending 8AM Monday, September 3rd, 2018
  • Where: Esplanade & 5:45 (Zendo Project)
  • Details: Visit the Zendo Project if you or anyone you know is having a difficult psychedelic experience, or would like support with integrating a prior experience. Please note that in order to keep the space private, the Zendo Project is not open for visitors, only guests and volunteers.

Training, Orientation, and Education

  • When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 • 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
  • Where: 2:30 & Gort (FOAM Against the Machine, Foam Dome)
  • Details: The Zendo Project team is hosting a 3-hour educational training focused on principles and procedures for providing psychedelic peer supportVolunteer applications are closed, but this event is open to the public.

Talk: Psychedelic Support and Integration

  • When: Friday, August 31, 2018 • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Where: 8:15 & Cylon (Camp Soft Landing, Palenque Norte)
  • Details: Zendo Project Manager Ryan Beauregard is providing education about harm reduction and psychedelic integration.

Harm Reduction Principles and Practices

  • When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Where: Esplanade & 3:45 (EntheosRising)
  • Details: Explore the current state of harm reduction during a panel discussion featuring Zendo Project Director Sara Gael, Mitchell Gomez of DanceSafe, and Meagan Coral of Harmonia.

Psychedelic Integration Circle

  • When: Sunday, September 2, 2018 • 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM 
  • Where: 2:30 & Gort (FOAM Against the Machine, Sanctuary Space)
  • Details: Zendo Project team members Shannon Clare Carlin and Linnae Ponté invite you to this supportive space for grounding, respite, and to reconnect with your inner grace.

MAPS Founder Rick Doblin, Ph.D., at Burning Man 

MAPS Founder and Executive Director Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is giving a variety of talks about psychedelic research at Burning Man 2018 including a psychedelic peer support training with the Zendo Project. For those headed to the playa, you can find Rick speaking at the following times and locations.

Update: Fundraising Campaign

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, the Zendo Project has raised $101,353 from 373 international donors! The constant momentum of our fundraising campaign has taken us beyond our initial $70,000 goal and our $100,000 stretch goal, and we are so grateful for this outpouring of support.

Our new $130,000 stretch goal will fully fund the Zendo Project’s services, infrastructure, education, and outreach needs for the entire year of 2018. There is still time before Burning Man to make a gift and claim exclusive perks!

Stretch Goal: $130,000
$101,353 raised by 373 generous donors

Donate Now

Burning Man is the Zendo Project’s biggest event each year. With your help, we can continue to have an impact on all who attend this transformational gathering.

In psychedelic service,

Sara Gael
Director of Harm Reduction, MAPS Zendo Project