What we're about

The Ottawa Psychedelic Education Network exists to provide a community for those interested in psychedelics, entheogens, plant medicines, plant teachers and their related non-ordinary states of consciousness.

Through education on the true nature of psychedelic experiences as well as the rapidly advancing scientific research into their potential for healing and personal transformation, we hope to break the stigma surrounding psychedelics and those who use them. We support the legalization and sensible regulation of psychedelic medicines.

Our meetups provide opportunities to share one's experiences with like-minded individuals and are aimed at providing a supportive environment where one can feel comfortable examining the various insights, impacts and challenges generated by these experiences. We also place a strong emphasis on harm reduction and the safe use of psychedelic substances.

More information can be found on our Facebook and Twitter accounts:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ottpsychedelic/

https://twitter.com/ottpsychedelic

Please Note:

We ask that all members respect other people’s privacy. The current stigmas and prohibitions make it difficult for some to be open about their interests in this subject matter.

We do not encourage or condone the purchase, sale, transfer, or use of any illegal substances; nor partaking in any unlawful activities related to such substances. Please do not bring, buy, sell, transfer, or arrive on any illicit substances, or swap information on how to acquire them at any of our events.

Upcoming events (3)

December Integration Circle (ONLINE)

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An integration circle is a safe, confidential space for community members to come together and seek/provide support in exploring past experiences of non-ordinary states of consciousness. You will have a chance to share, listen, and hold space for those on a similar journey. We will also explore what a personal integration process can look like, as well as how we can integrate these experiences into our concepts of who we are, our community, and our relationships. As an intentional space created to integrate psychedelic experiences, we follow a more structured format which includes a quick round of introductions, an overview of the integration circle process, and a short meditation to arrive together with presence, all before opening the circle itself. Once in session, questions about people's individual shares are discouraged as part of the integration process, but support and affirmations are very welcome. Space is limited, so if you sign up to join and then find later that you cannot make it, it would be great if you can update your attendance so another person can join in your stead. A Zoom link will be sent to circle participants about 30 minutes before the meeting begins. Given the nature of the session and the connection between participants, we strongly encourage joining with video, and arriving on time is appreciated. **** IMPORTANT **** We welcome all journeyers to our Integration Circles! However, for those who do not have experience with psychedelics and non-ordinary states of consciousness, our monthly Tea Time or Discussion Circles are the best place to start for an introduction to this space. OPEN does NOT encourage or condone any illegal activities, the purchase, sale, transfer, or use of any illegal substances, or partaking in any unlawful activities related to illegal substances. However, we do believe that all people need a supportive ground crew, and recognize that integrating a transformative experience needs care, love, understanding, and support. Confidentiality is therefore an important part of the Integration Circle experience. Thank you for respecting our safe community space.

Effing the Ineffable - THE LAST ONE

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[Note: OPEN is cross-promoting this event. It is not an official OPEN event.] Required registration and payment: https://calendly.com/chadcharles/effing-the-ineffable THIS IS THE LAST WEBINAR OF ITS KIND. Those who have experienced the powerful, naturally occurring tryptamine 5-MeO-DMT frequently report that they are dissolved into IT, pure being-nothing, the energetic void, infinite love, or as many simply say, the Light. This peak experience of unity and expansion of consciousness can change our perception of life, offering the chance to connect with an oceanic sense of peace, beauty, infinity and eternity. chad charles will be speaking about the experience itself—which he calls the Breath of Five—as well as offering suggestions as to how a safe, solid and sacred ‘container’ may be created for these encounters. Since 2016, chad has immersed himself intensively in the world of therapy (psychedelic, somatic), neo-shamanism, psychonautism, naturalistic studies, conferences, congresses, trainings, retreats—all related to _bufo alvarius_ and/or 5-MeO-DMT—as well as inspiration from an entourage of conscientious peers, mentors, guides and teachers. More general info at https://chadcharles.net/breathoffive/ Password is 'one' For Toronto specific in DECEMBER: https://chadcharles.net/project/toronto-breath-of-five-sessions/ Password is YES This webinar on Zoom will include : -Audience interactions designed to evoke some of the qualities that we see come through with 5-MeO-DMT. -A presentation about the nature of this medicine––what some have come to call the God molecule––and how it may elicit a state of self-realisation that can either catalyse or accelerate a path of self-actualisation. -Your chance to share and/or learn more with an open Q&A about 5-MeO and any related topics. This circle will be guided in English, but sharing in French is welcomed. **Contribution** AnyONE: $5.55 Registration and Payment via: https://calendly.com/chadcharles/effing-the-ineffable You will want to register in advance so we can start on time. We are truly looking forward to seeing you! chad

Online Discussion Circle

Online event

Join OPEN's online Discussion Circle for an unstructured and casual conversation around the weird and wonderful world of psychedelic experiences and non-ordinary states of consciousness--- hosted by Keren from OPEN! There is no set topic for our Discussion Circles, and while the conversation will naturally evolve depending on the people gathered, some of the topics that might come up/ have come up in the past include: how to microdose, what is the nature of the universe, sharing specifics of a recent trip, questions about integration, or exploring details of a retreat, book, psychedelic theory, etc. Since what we end up talking about is driven by whomever joins, consider bringing a question or idea to propose for group discussion! (And no pressure-- we'll bring lots of ideas too) This is meant to be a safe and comfortable space for seasoned journeyers to connect with others on a similar path, as well as for people new to psychedelics who want to listen to and/or question people about their experiences. Space is limited, so if you sign up to join and then find later that you cannot make it, it would be great if you can update your attendance so another person can join in your stead. A Zoom link will be sent to circle participants about 30 minutes before the meeting begins. In case you don't get the email, the link will also be posted on the event and in the event comments **** IMPORTANT **** OPEN does NOT encourage or condone any illegal activities, the purchase, sale, transfer, or use of any illegal substances, or partaking in any unlawful activities related to illegal substances. Please do not come to the Discussion Circle on any substance, nor with aim aim to share or procure information about sourcing illegal substances. We believe that all people need a supportive ground crew, and confidentiality and connection is an important part of the psychedelic experience. Thank you for respecting our safe community space.

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Online Discussion Circle

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