Psychedelic Sangha

Our mission is to create a "space of difference" for misfit Buddhists and freaks who found the Path by way of psychedelics, (or the aptly dubbed "Paisley Gate"), and who also wish to see the greater development of “Psychedelic Buddhism."

We are a spiritual collective of Buddhist practitioners who share a commitment to tradition, but also the nontraditional belief that psychedelic substances like psilocybin (or “magic mushrooms”), lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD, also known as “acid”), mescaline, ayahuasca, and N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) can facilitate bonafide mystical or religious experiences.

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The Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy:

A University Seminar

The Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy (CSCP) is a University Seminar that is dedicated to supporting discourse that draws on both western and non-western philosophy. The CSCP meets monthly on the campus of Columbia University and occasionally also hosts conferences. As co-founder I conceived the idea of creating the CSCP, I composed the original proposal to University Seminars, and I assembled the team of founding members.

With faculty leadership from Professor Gary Tubb (Sanskrit), and graduate student support from Andrea Borghini (philosophy) and Roy Tzohar (religion), the University Seminar on Comparative Philosophy #721 was established in 2007 as the Columbia Society for Comparative Philosophy.

Shortly after the CSCP was formed, professor Tubb accepted a position at the University Chicago. Mark Siderits, a veteran from the Mind & Reality event, stepped-in as chair and spearheaded a year of groundbreaking meetings oriented around the theme of personal identity. In 2008 professor Siderits relocated to Seoul National University and handed the chair over to Jonathan Gold at Princeton University. Since 2011, Hagop Sarkissian of Baruch College (CUNY) has shared the chair with Professor Gold.