Spirituality

Psychedelics’ buddhist revival

…psychedelics are controversial in Buddhist circles. But she has found that entheogens like ayahuasca function as spiritual accelerants and can actually reduce addiction to intoxicants. 

“I’m still a Buddhist,” Washam [who combines Buddhist mindfulness techniques with indigenous shamanic ayahuasca ceremonies] said, describing ayahuasca ceremonies as a type of “ultimate meditation” that can enhance Buddhist practice and provide personal insights into global interconnectedness. “Through the lens of the dharma,” she added, people who try ayahuasca can “accelerate a type of spiritual growth that we need on the planet right now.” Washam reported seeing a recurring pattern at American dharma centers: students expressing dissatisfaction with their practice. “Many people complain that they’ve plateaued,” Washam said. “They go to retreat after retreat after retreat, get more blessings by more rinpoches…”

Original Article (Worldhealth Net):
 Psychedelics’ Buddhist Revival
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