Pre & Post Conference Events
We are excited to be offering additional gatherings to the amazing Spirit Plant Medicine Conference. Connecting and meeting with new people who share the same love for plant medicines is a part of the vision for this conference 🙂 We hope you can join us and share the joy for the upcoming unique and inspiring events!
We are also offering free lectures from some of our speakers before the conference on Co-op radio (CFRO 100.5 FM in Vancouver) lined up with two feature presenters. If you can’t catch them live they will be posted on the Conscious Living Radio page.
Additional Conference Events and Workshops:
Title: Burn Job: A one man show with Master Story Teller TJ Dawe
We are delighted to bring King of the Fringe TJ Dawe to present another amazing one man show !!!
Master monologuist TJ Dawe tells a story about two shifts in consciousness: his first LSD trip, at 17, and his first experience with holotropic breathwork, at 40.
“If you’ve never seen him before, watching Dawe is like listening to your most interesting and smartest friend talk – about himself, about all of us, about books and shows and ideas that he’s into that you’ll probably make a point of checking out afterward.” – CBC Manitoba
“A master story-teller” – Orlando Weekly
“A flawless performer” – Charleston City Paper
“This is a guy who knows what he’s doing every second he’s onstage.” – Orlando Sentinel
“When TJ Dawe is on a stage laughter and a good tale are not far behind.” – Edmonton Sun
“In an uncertain world of near-entertainment, Dawe remains someone we can depend on.” – Edmonton Journal
“TJ Dawe is arguably the Fringe’s greatest storyteller, and Burn Job is another impressive achievement in Dawe’s ongoing search for himself. How’s this for a hook: ‘The first time I ever did acid, I set a massive field ablaze.’ But as we’re waiting for the rest of that adventure, the performer takes us into wormholes about the various cast-off obsessions of his youth: comic books, Top 40 radio, A Clockwork Orange. Dawe’s stories are exquisitely crafted, whether they’re primarily funny (his teenage friend’s badass pranks) or informative (I learned a lot about Anthony Burgess), and his perspectives on both youthful folly and adult self-deception are smart, nuanced, and generous. If you’ve ever had to revise your idea of who you are (and who hasn’t?), you’ll relate.” – the Georgia Straight
TJ Dawe has carved a career for himself telling stories on stage, and helping others do the same. He’s created and toured sixteen monologues across Canada and around the world. His show Medicine chronicled his experiences on an ayahuasca retreat led by Dr Gabor Mate, who joined him for Q & As after performances at the Firehall Arts Centre. TJ leads workshops on The Enneagram, and has performed two monologues on the topic. His most recent show, Roller Coaster, played the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival and dealt with pop culture, mythology and Donald Trump. He performs in storytelling cabarets around Vancouver, and teaches a course on creating solo shows at Langara.
Unreleased Ayahuasca documentary and film screening followed with a panel discussion
Time: Doors open at 7:15pm and begins at 7:30pm sharp to 10:00 pm
Location: St James Community Square 3214 W 10th Avenue, Van BC Room 120
Cost: Only $10 if purchased online or $15 at the door!
Presented by: Andrea Langois, Mark Haden and possibly some more special guests!
To purchase tickets, click HERE
Description: The room was silent. Everyone in the group was sitting in stillness with a small cup of ayahuasca in their hands, preparing to surrender to an inner journey. Nobody, however, was prepared for the shocking turn of events and subsequent long battle against ignorance, prejudice, and injustice.
Ayahuasca Reframed is a documentary that follows the story of Rumi and Danae of Manto Wasi – a shamanic ayahuasca therapy centre located in Santiago de Chile – as they defend their life’s path in a court of law after their dramatic arrest for facilitating ayahuasca sessions.
Please join us for the Canadian premier of Ayahuasca Reframed and discussion, featuring panelists Andrea Langlois from the International Centre for Ethnobotanical Education Research & Service and the Ayahuasca Defense Fund, Mark Haden from the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies.
Title:“Local Plant Dietas-an introduction to meeting herbal allies based on practices from Amazonian vegetalismo”
Sonja Myllymaki has been learn
Location: On site at UBC ~ Hillel House 6145 Student Union Blvd
Date: Sat. Nov. 4th
Time: 7:30 to 10:30
Tickets: $88 (includes dinner)
To purchase tickets, click HERE
At this year’s Spirit Plant Medicine Conference (SPMC) we’ve added a very special event on the evening of Saturday November 4. The Psychedelic Comedy Dinner will be an intimate (80 people max) evening of great company, great food, and great humour with some of the funniest people around, providing a delightful opportunity to enjoy the lighter (but still honest and true) side of work with entheogens—a little “cosmic relief” from the more serious work of the conference.
Chris Kilham (http://www.medicinehunter.com) has been dubbed by CNN “The Indiana Jones of natural medicine” (flattery he waves off.) Chris will be our psychedelic comedy host for the evening. He’s a presenter at the SPMC for the second consecutive year and a very funny guy in his own right.
Shane Mauss (http://www.shanemauss.com) has been taking America on a hilarious, irreverent, revealing ride with his wildly successful “100 City Psychedelic Comedy Tour.” According to the Austin Chronicle, the show is, “As deep and fascinating as it gets, this is a gut-busting piece of stand-up comedy.” And Rick Doblin, founder and executive director of MAPS, said, “Shane’s show is a sign of the maturation of the psychedelic community, now we can laugh at ourselves . . . plus it’s hilarious.”
Adam Strauss (http://adamstrauss.com) recently completed a held-over run of his one-man comedy show “The Mushroom Cure” at The Marsh San Francisco from April 19 to July 1. Time Out New York made the show a Critics’ Pick and called it, “Riveting…. A true-life tour de force.” Talkin’ Broadway described it as, “A miracle of a show and a must-see.”
Date: Sun. Nov. 5th
Time: 7:30 until our host kicks us out.
Tickets: $88 advance tickets
Description: This is our third year hosting an after-party on the Sunday evening following the conference. Many last year said the after-party was the highlight of the weekend 🙂
To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE
*Please note that space for the after-party is limited. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.