Buddhism and Psychedelics – Two Complementary Paths to Free the Mind?
Author and Western Buddhist scholar, Allan Badiner will cover how psychedelics can profoundly enhance Buddhist practices —a controversial position not shared by all traditional Buddhists. Yet through his research he found nearly every Western Buddhist Master has used psychedelics to help understand the deep aspects of their practice.
During this talk Badiner will address:
» Are psychedelics an obstruction to Buddhism, or a helpful accompaniment?
» Are mind-altering substances a legitimate means of personal transformation?
Badiner believes that a conversation about psychedelics is relevant and important in our lives right now. That’s not to mean that we should all be taking psychedelics necessarily but that they have a role to play in making it possible for us to survive the challenges hurling towards us in terms of an ecological slow-motion collapse, and destruction of the planet’s living systems. We are neck deep into the sixth extinction. We need tools that will allow us to more rapidly and profoundly change consciousness and recognize our inter-being with all life.