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[DTLA] The Zendo Project: Psychedelic Harm Reduction

  • Âu Lạc LA 710 West 1st Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA (map)

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The Aware Project ( hosts a series of monthly Psychedelic Awareness Salon events in Southern California. We are creating a connected and educated community that feels passionately about balancing the conversation about psychedelics.


TITLE: The Zendo Project: Psychedelic Harm Reduction

TALK DESCRIPTION: Psychedelics can result in overwhelming and uncomfortable experiences, more likely with high doses, amongst first-time users, and without adequate preparation or setting. Psychedelic harm reduction includes a variety of methods to help prevent and transform difficult experiences while in a non-ordinary state of consciousness. Zendo Project aims to reduce psychiatric hospitalizations and arrests, help volunteers improve their harm reduction skills, and desmonstrates that safe, productive psychedelic experiences are possible without the need for law enforcement-based prohibitionist policies.


BIOS: Erica Siegal, MSW, is a music and art festival harm-reduction volunteer for Zendo, as well as a client care coordinator for Alternatives Addiction Treatment in Beverly Hills, a mindfulness practioner, and psychotherapist. Brooke Balliett is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Psychological Assistant, and volunteers for Zendo.

Check out more about the Zendo Project HERE!



Doors open at 7:00 PM for dinner and mingling.

Presentation will begin at 8:00 PM.


DINNER We will be hosting the Salon at Au Lac DTLA in their Fedora Lounge. Come hungry for their delicious Vietnamese fusion cuisine and thirsty for their organic cocktails, beer, and kombucha! Please note that there is a 2 order minimum per person for us to be able to use this beautiful space.

TICKETS Please register for tickets online before arriving. We have a attendance cap at this venue and you don't want to miss out! $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door at the door. We have a limited number of volunteer positions if you can't afford the ticket price (first come, first serve).

PARKING Au Lac has its own parking structure with an entrance off 1st St (about $7 with validation). Please leave extra time for traffic it can be kind of crazy around that block…




IMPORTANT NOTICE: This group is being designed as a secure space. It is not a place to seek, encourage, or participate in the procurement of controlled substances. Do not bring, buy, sell, transfer, or arrive on any illegal substances, or swap information on how to buy them. Members who violate these basic house rules will be removed from the group and will not be allowed to attend future events.