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Thu, May 23


Makta Studios

Bodhi Dharma & Sacred Medicine: A Three Week Experiential Workshop

Join us for a three-week experiential deep dive into Buddhist-based inquiry and psychedelic medicines. Learn how these powerful tools complement each other to catalyze personal and social transformation.

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Bodhi Dharma & Sacred Medicine: A Three Week Experiential Workshop
Bodhi Dharma & Sacred Medicine: A Three Week Experiential Workshop

Time & Location

May 23, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Makta Studios, 361 Stagg St unit 404, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA

About the event

BPS is excited to present an 3-week experiential workshop facilitated by Rob Heffernan, a long-time practitioner of Buddhist Dharma. A Shamanic Breathwork session is included in the final session.

So often, those who use psychedelics for insight and healing are in search of a shared vision and body of wisdom to illuminate the psychedelic experience. Buddhist Dharma is such a body of wisdom. Rooted in ancient and experiential practices, it provides a path synergistic with psychedelic practice.

Together over three weeks, we will:

  • Explore how Buddhist-based inquiry can help guide, navigate and orient psychedelic experience in a way that has a practical effect in our day to day lives
  • Engage in active discussions and experiential exercises
  • Learn core practices and concepts in Buddhist Dharma and their relation to psychedelic medicine
  • Come away with knowledge of Buddhist philosophy and psychedelic history

Each session will have substantial time for Q&A and discussion. Participants will hear real examples of how practitioners directly integrate dharma and sacred medicine, as well as participate in exercises to help facilitate this work. The emphasis will be on how to actually apply dharmic tools, techniques and modes of inquiry during psychedelic experiences and as a means of preparation and integration.

Lastly, we will conclude our time by engaging in Shamanic Breathwork! This is an opportunity to practice together what we have explored in the workshop.

For a full breakdown of the three sessions, please see this schedule.

Our hope is that these practices will support us in opening to and enacting compassion, discernment, wisdom, joy, and other wholesome qualities, within us and with our family, friends, communities and the living planet. Join us as we learn to embody these ideas and tools as living insights and behaviors in our daily lives!


Facilitator Bio

Rob Heffernan is co-founder of the Sacred Plant Alliance and is a member of its board of directors. He is involved with the Chacruna Institute's Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants. He is an independent researcher and activist who has participated in the ayahuasca vegetalismo, Santo Daime and other syncretic sacred medicine traditions since 2000. He has been active in organizing and legal efforts for the Santo Daime, ayahuasca and the broader psychedelic community since 2005. He’s also a certified Shamanic Breathwork facilitator, a certified Integrative Sound and Music Practitioner (sound healing) and a long-term Buddhist Dharma practitioner. He has completed the EMBARK training for psychedelic assisted therapy facilitation. Rob has a deep commitment to integrating and building connections between Buddhist Dharma, sacred medicine work and the eco-climate/social justice crisis.


  • General Admission

    From $70.00 to $170.00
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      +$2.75 service fee
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      +$1.75 service fee
    • $170.00
      +$4.25 service fee



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