About The Teacher

For most of my life, I battled addiction, depression, and low self-esteem. In my 20’s, I spent a total of 16 months in silent retreat, including a month in darkness. I went to Burma twice to take temporary monastic vows and practice with the monks. I tried really hard to heal myself. Still, i was unfulfilled. I lacked discipline and was unable to keep up a practice on my own. I constantly fell back into patterns of misery. I was desperate. In my longing for happiness, I finally took the plunge into my first psychedelic experience with five tabs of LSD (the recommended starting dose is ~1 tab). Wow! What a shock to my psyche. For a long time, I thought psychedelics were “dangerous” and “bad.” I wrote them off as drugs for immature people. Now, I realised I’d been told a lie all along. As Terrence McKenna says, “psychedelics are illegal not because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out of a third story window. psychedelics are illegal because they dissolve opinion structures and culturally laid down models of behaviour and information processing. They open you up to the possibility that everything you know is wrong.” Soon after my LSD journey, I had my first experience with magic mushrooms, and my life has been transformed ever since. I’m honored to be called by the mushroom to serve as a humble messenger for the psilocybin vision of love, interconnectedness, and peace. I am happy to be able to serve those who are called to experience the magic. My job is to listen, hold space, practice patience, and love.

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Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.