Christopher “Doc” Kelley is the founder and co-Facilitator of Psychedelic sangha NYC. He received a PhD in Religion from Columbia University where he studied Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with Robert A. F. Thurman. He is a part-time associate professor in religious studies at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School University.
Kilian Ganly is the co-Facilitator of psychedelic sangha nyc. he is a native New Yorker from the Bronx, has been an actor, businessman, landscape designer, and teacher. He has been a student of Buddhism since 1974. He lives in Chelsea and is a veteran.
Ethan Covey is the co-Facilitator of psychedelic sangha nyc. he is a Vermont-born, New York City-based artist focused on ecstatic analog photography. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two dogs.
Spiros Antonopoulos is the founder and Facilitator of Psychedelic Sangha LA. He began studying yoga with Eddie Stern in 2001, and with Ashtanga Yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois during that same year (until his passing in 2009). Together with Erica Morton Magill he runs Los Angeles Yoga Club (the West Coast sister school to Eddie Stern’s Brooklyn Yoga Club).
Mike Crowley is an author, translator, and lecturer based in the U.K. His book, Secret Drugs of Buddhism, explores the historical evidence for the use of entheogenic plants within the Buddhist tradition.
Kim Hewitt is an Associate Professor of American History and Culture at SUNY Empire State College. Her areas of focus include postwar American culture, body studies, consciousness studies, psychiatric history, and drug policy.