Zendo Project Celebrates a Decade at Burning Man

Burning Man 2022 marked the ten-year anniversary of the Zendo Project providing psychedelic peer support to large events worldwide! The training and service project started at Burning Man in 2012 as a harm reduction initiative of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). In anticipation of a greater need for support after a two-year COVID-19 event hiatus, Zendo Project organizers trained 416 volunteers to provide psychedelic peer-to-peer support at two locations at Burning Man, where they provided support to nearly 600 event attendees.

“Burning Man is very special to our organization; it’s where we began. In the beginning when Zendo Project went to Burning Man, we weren’t allowed to use the word “psychedelics” in our literature for fear of being associated with drug use. Now, all these years later, Burning Man is promoting the Zendo Project as their choice for psychedelic harm reduction training and services on the playa. We’re very proud of the work we’ve done in all the years we’ve been doing it”.
Linnae Ponte, Zendo Project founding director & Board Member

More information about 2023 volunteer opportunities and trainings will be announced through the Zendo Project Newsletter – sign up on our website!