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Introducing Dinesh Bhayana – MAPS Canada Board

MAPS Canada is excited to announce a new addition to our Board of Directors. Dinesh Bhayana is an emergency and addiction medicine physician based in Toronto, ON, Canada. He completed medical school at the University of Western Ontario and residency at the University of Toronto. Since 2013, he has worked in both hospital and community …

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Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Season 2 – Episode 4 – Sensei Kevon Simpson

In Episode 4 of Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance, entitled ‘Beyond the Heroic Skyline’, Sensei Kevin Simpson will investigate what can be learned from exploration to the very edges of our consciousness. Terrence McKenna coined the phrase ‘heroic dose’ to label ingesting five grams of psilocybin mushrooms, but what can we gather from ten and even …

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Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Season 1 – Episode 3 – Chris Kilham

Join Chris Kilham for a discussion on the powerful interaction between psychedelic substances and the yogic arts. Dedicated to supporting indigenous cultures and promoting plant medicine, Chris will call upon his half-century of experience in yoga and meditation to enlighten participants on the powerful benefits of combining yoga and psychedelics. Date: Tuesday, October 6th Time: …

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Ego Dissolution: Insight Into Meaning Cultivating Wisdom

According to the early Buddhist, most of us are like junkies, fuelled by desire into addictive behaviour. The particular addiction that we suffer from is self-authorship. We are however, in the final analysis fictions who would live better lives if we gave up desire, and were motivated by compassion instead. In recent times, society has …

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Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Season 2 – Episode 2 – Dr. McKenna, Dr. Standish and Dr. Hale

Could ayahuasca integrated psychotherapy offer a viable treatment option in the battle against substance abuse and other addiction-based behaviours? Join us and our panel of experts, Dr. Dennis McKenna, Dr. Leanna Standish and Dr. Victoria Hale, as we explore critical questions regarding the western adoption of Ayahuasca-assisted therapy. Date: Tuesday, September 29th Time: 3:00 PM …

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Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance Season 2 – Episode 1 – Rick Doblin

Join founder and executive director of MAPS, Rick Doblin, Ph.D., for an update on the Capstone Project and what it took to reach this amazing fundraising milestone. Rick will discuss the future implications for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, now that the necessary funds have been raised to make this medicine a reality.  Date: Tuesday, September 22nd Time: …

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