GATHERINGS


Kathy Cherry  facilitating a Psychedelic Sangha GATHERING at Judson Memorial Church, NYC.

Kathy Cherry facilitating a Psychedelic Sangha GATHERING at Judson Memorial Church, NYC.

The best analogy I have for what integration really is, is alchemy. Each person has a unique reaction, the fires inside our cauldrons look different. What precipitates our elemental reaction is an intricate and delicate process. Sometimes it leads to explosions, sometimes it leads to lead, and when we add just the right pieces we have transformation. We can’t predict what will lead to that transformation, until we are in our individual cauldrons and find the pieces that melt together as a catalyst.

–Julie Megler, MSN

A psychedelic experience can be beautiful, but also harrowing and confusing. Having a safe place and access to a community who understand this experience can be hugely beneficial. GATHERINGS are where individuals come to safely share their “sublime trauma” with the support of a trained facilitator and compassionate spiritual community.

GATHERINGS offer a safe space for people to talk about non-ordinary states of consciousness and get emotional support, education, and harm reduction strategies for psychedelics.

Our aim is to cultivate a community-led peer integration circle that is non-hierarchical, non-judgmental, accessible, diverse, and educational. And we are committed to providing opportunities to learn the principles of harm reduction.

Our GATHERINGS are open to the public and happen at venues such as: The Dharma Collective (San Francisco), Judson Memorial Church (New York City), Temple Mile End (Montréal), and Ardor Apothecary (Los Angeles).