Our friends at Evolver are running another learning lab. This time Allan Badiner explores the intersection of Buddhism and Psychedelics with guests Alex Grey, Kokyo Henkel, and Brad Warner. The course begins tonight and you can sign up here.
Monday, July 6 – The Practice and Appreciation of Visionary Art toward Building a Sacramental Culture
Guest: Alex Grey
8:00pm New York – 5:00pm San Francisco
Discover how the considered use of entheogens and Buddhist practice can enhance and deepen one another, or not.
How does the issue of psychedelics, currently undergoing a renaissance, find itself juxtaposed with the ancient wisdom tradition of Buddhism? It turns out that the same cast of characters (Alan Watts, Ram Dass, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, etc.) that introduced America to psychedelics, also brought us the first glimpse of the Buddha’s teachings. Most American born Buddhist teachers and many of their students were influenced by psychedelic substances, such as cannabis and LSD, in the 60’s and 70’s.… Read the rest