The LENS @ Open-Mic Night

The LENS @ Open-Mic Night

Talty's Tavern (map)

This is your chance to engage in a little exposure therapy for your stage fright, and expression therapy for your soul. Sing. Play an instrument. Whistle a tune. Read a poem. Tell a story. Tell your story… any way you see fit. A night like tonight re-writes your story in real time.

Photo Credit: Al Ibrahim

Entheogenic Integration

Entheogenic Integration

Underground Coffee (map)

By this night, our entheogenic retreat will have been successfully completed and with any luck, a few folks who attended will be excited to share with the world some words or other expressions of creativity related to their experience. This completes the full triadic cycle of LENS objectives: Discover (the knowledge, wisdom, and experience accumulated and magnified in moments immediately around and during entheogenic retreat), Create (the journaling, drawing, composing, planning, and crafting inspired by your new discoveries), and Shine (the sharing, expression, and projecting of your creation into the minds of those of us in the community who also want to be inspired by your discovery and creation)..

What does it mean to integrate? And how do we integrate the extraordinary states of consciousness we experienced on retreat into our every-day traits of being in this world and our relationships.

We will also take the lessons learned in our retreat and apply them in our planning of our next retreat.

Photo Credit: Pixbay (NOTE: Of course children are not participating in our entheogenic retreats. The image is to convey the fresh, creative, child-like novelty that often re-emerges for people on entheogenic retreat).

The LENS @ The Sanctuary @ Night Lights Music Festival

The LENS @ The Sanctuary @ Night Lights Music Festival

The Heron Grounds (map)

The LENS will be sitting in the Sanctuary tent at the Night Lights Music Festival with folks who may be having a very challenging psychedelic experience in what might otherwise be a non-optimal setting.

The WNY Psychedelic Society organize the Sanctuary project every year. It’s a great service that makes an event like Night Lights much safer. Psychedelics have the power to provide one of the most profoundly meaningful moments in a person’s life. Not everyone will carefully consider the set and setting of such an experience, but thanks to the people of Sanctuary, many safe and meaningful moments will be recovered from the risk of harm.

Learn more about The Sanctuary on the Night Lights website guest-services page:

https://nightlightsfest.com/guest-services/

The LENS @ BUMA - Beginner's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The LENS @ BUMA - Beginner's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Buffalo United Martial Arts (BUMA, Riverworks) (map)

Every Saturday at 10:30 AM, Buffalo United Martial Arts offers a free beginner’s lesson in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The LENS will be there… sweating and rolling with you! Wear comfortable shorts and shirt or sweats (no gi or special gear required). Be prepared to sign a waiver (it’s safe! just not too safe).

Entheogenic Integration

Entheogenic Integration

Underground Coffee (map)

By this night, our entheogenic retreat will have been successfully completed and with any luck, a few folks who attended will be excited to share with the world some words or other expressions of creativity related to their experience. This completes the full triadic cycle of LENS objectives: Discover (the knowledge, wisdom, and experience accumulated and magnified in moments immediately around and during entheogenic retreat), Create (the journaling, drawing, composing, planning, and crafting inspired by your new discoveries), and Shine (the sharing, expression, and projecting of your creation into the minds of those of us in the community who also want to be inspired by your discovery and creation)..

What does it mean to integrate? And how do we integrate the extraordinary states of consciousness we experienced on retreat into our every-day traits of being in this world and our relationships.

We will also take the lessons learned in our retreat and apply them in our planning of our next retreat.

Photo Credit: Pixbay (NOTE: Of course children are not participating in our entheogenic retreats. The image is to convey the fresh, creative, child-like novelty that often re-emerges for people on entheogenic retreat).

The LENS @ The Horizons Conference

The LENS @ The Horizons Conference

Cooper Union Hall (map)

This conference in NYC is where the latest in psychedelic science and research is shared with the therapeutic and creative communities.

Halloween Smackdown: Your Shadow vs. The Devil

Halloween Smackdown: Your Shadow vs. The Devil

Undergrounds Coffee (map)

Is there a devil? Is the idea of the devil useful? Is Carl Jung’s idea of The Shadow useful? Do I have a shadow? Is the devil and my shadow the same thing?

Photo Credit: SupportPDX