ORGANIZERS


New York City

Psychedelic Sangha is headquartered in NYC, with groups in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boulder, as well as Montréal.

 
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Doc Kelley

Christopher “Doc” Kelley is a co-founder and co-organizer of Psychedelic Sangha. 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.

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Ethan Covey

Ethan Covey is the co-organizer of Psychedelic Sangha. 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.

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Kilian Ganly

Kilian Ganly is a co-organizer 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.

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Kiana McCourt

Kiana McCourt is a co-organizer of Psychedelic Sangha NYC. She grew up in Southern California and earned her degree in philosophy from UC Berkeley before landing in Brooklyn. She practices reiki and works on melding together components from her meditation practices and energy healing with intimacy and sensuality.


San Francisco

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Erik Davis

Erik Davis PhD is a co-founder of Psychedelic Sangha and organizer of the San Francisco Sangha. He is an author, podcaster and award-winning journalist. He is also a popular speaker based in San Francisco and the organizer of the Psychedelic Sangha chapter there. His latest book is High Weirdness: Drugs, Visions, and Esoterica in the Seventies.

Montréal

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Brian James

Brian James organizes Psychedelic Sangha Montréal. He is also a yoga teacher, musician, shamanic practitioner and host of The Medicine Path Podcast. He studied with Krishnamacharya /Desikachar Yoga lineage and continues to study with shamanism with teachers in North and South America. His current work is focused on restoring the shamanic roots of yoga and exploring way in which yoga, music and plant medicines complement each other. Brian lives with his wife, an astrologer and herbalist, and their Boston Terrier in Montréal.


Los Angeles

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Spiros Antonopoulos

Spiros Antonopoulos is the organizer 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’s Brooklyn Yoga Club.

Boulder

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Troy Omafray

Troy Omafray organizes Psychedelic Sangha Boulder, CO. He received an M.A. in Religious Studies from Naropa University where he studied Into-Tibetan Buddhism with Sarah harding. And a second M.A. in Philosophy from Hamline University where he’s studied with Roger R. Jackson. Troy also studied with B. Alan Wallace at the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies for 10 years. Troy lives in Boulder with his wife Della and daughter Uma.