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14 Day Bufo Retreat
Popocatepetl, Mexico
Deep Healing With the Spirit of the 5MEO-DMT Toad,
Into The True Dreaming of Your Heart
Deep Healing With The Spirit of the 5MEO-DMT Toad Into The True Dreaming of Your Heart
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Testimonials From Previous Participants
What Is Bufo?
Bufo (Also known as Otac, Sapo or simply Toad) is the wise and extremely powerful medicine of the Sonoran Desert Toad. The glands on either the side of the head contain the venom which has in it more than a dozen tryptamine compounds. The glands of the toad are extracted (without causing any harm) and then dried.

This dried substance can then be smoked in a pipe for Bufo ceremony. The heat generated from smoking the venom through a pipe removes all traces of toxins, leaving only a pure medicinal substance used for healing purposes.

When smoked, this profound substance causes rapid healing of traumas and complete disillusion of the ego; a life transforming experience comparable to Moksha, Samadhi and Nirvana. Among many ingredients, the main psyochoactive ingredient (5-MeO-DMT) is known as the God or Spirit molecule.

The Beautiful Bufo Alvarious toad is currently on a path to extinction if something is not done in the next 5 years. The Bufo Foundation is on a mission to protect and preserve this amazing animal. When you participate in a retreat, your involvement also supports charities in Mexico that are actively working to solve the problem.
What Does Bufo Feel Like,
and What Are The Benefits?
Every Bufo ceremony is unique for each participant, as the spirit always meets you at where you are at and helps you rapidly accelerate your healing and evolution forward, below you will find a brief account of what you may expect to experience.

The maximum effects of Bufo begin in less than 1 minute and last for about 5-15 minutes.

During this process, the loss of a sense of identity, sense of time, and dissolution of the ego is common, as well as sensations of merging with everything. The total duration of the most prominent effects is around half an hour to one hour, with residual effects of up to three hours.  However, the reason why people come back to Bufo is not because it's a "trip", it's because of the results and lasting positive transformation...
A Massive Dose of Unconditional Love, Peace, and Compassion
The best metaphor we love to use to describe Bufo is that of a massive Jumbo-jet landing on a runway.

The runway(or the airport) is you,  your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body.

The jumbo-jet is Bufo, a massive dose of pure divine unconditional love and compassion unlike you've ever felt before.

If the run-way is clear, the jumbo-jet will land.

However if the runway is obstructed, the jumbo-jet will plow right through all the obstacles until it reaches it’s destination.

The obstructions in this metaphor are all the emotional traumas, core wounds, heart-aches, repressed emotions, unhealthy attachments and any other distortions within your psychic and emotional make-up that are not congruent with your truth and are holding you back. 
With the assistance of a trained facilitator, Bufo can clear these obstacles very rapidly... leaving you free to enjoy your life in a way that is hard to imagine...
Deep and Rapid Healing of Emotional Traumas
As your being is surrounded and filled with peace and pure cosmic compassion, the first layer of blockages that pops is usually related with deeply stored emotional traumas and negative emotions...

You may experience:
Rapid and spontaneous release of repressed emotions.
Liberation of suppressed emotions from past life-times.
Deep healing of your heart and your emotional body.
Profound reclamation of your emotional power and strength.
Dissolution of Repressed Memories and Core Wounds
Session after session, as emotional traumas melt away, so do repressed memories and core wounds which are often associated with addictions, compulsions, depression, psychosomatic illnesses, manias, fears, suicidal thoughts and suffering in general. You may start to feel...
The end of inner conflict, absolute forgiveness towards yourself and all people in your life.
The sudden absence of fears, negative emotions, and limiting beliefs that were previously holding you back.
A profound and lasting authentic peace and joy from the depth of your being.
Extreme Merging With Source Consciousness and Higher Self
You may experience...
A deep connection with pure consciousness, the source of the Universe, and your higher self.
Experience of non-duality and a sensation of Oneness with all that is
The sensation of the body and mind evaporating into millions of particles and  completely embodying existence and non-existence.
A sudden burst of inner-knowing, intuition and alignment with your heart and true path in this life.
If you feel like you've come to Earth for a powerful reason but you're frustrated and haven't found it yet, Bufo can help.
Effortless Living: Deep Abiding Trust in Yourself and Surrender With Life
After a Bufo Initiation, life is never the same, everything often becomes easier and more effortless in the most wonderful way.

Because Bufo is guaranteed to teach you one thing really well: Surrender. This is a beautiful and very deep lesson that spills into every cell and atom of your being, and into every aspect of your life.

Your ego takes a back-seat and a new force begins to move through you that slowly pulls synchronicity and right action into every aspect of your life as you integrate deeper and deeper.

An unshakeable abiding trust in yourself, your life, and life over-all begins to arise that cannot be conveyed or taught through words, it's just something you have to experience and live.
The Rapidness of Healing and Ease of Integration
The rapidness of healing with Bufo is what is drawing more and more people to this Medicine...

This is not a 6-8 hour journey which leaves you with a bag of questions towards the end and "homework" to integrate.

This is a 5-15 minute extremely intense experience that may feel like the compression of countless years of deep personal growth, 15 minutes could save you 15 years of therapy(or more)

Integration with Bufo is also very different in comparison with other plant medicines or psychedelics... there is not much for your conscious mind to do, as the transformation and healing largely happens on a subconscious level... after each ceremony you come out a different person, and life begins to re-organize around your new self.
How Past Life Recollection Feels During Bufo Ceremony
Recollection of past or future lives with Bufo can be very unique.

With Bufo one doesn't just have "visions"  or "inklings" of other lives or incarnations, with this extremely powerful medicine it is very common to be teleported into moments and times in other lives with your heart and soul and every atom of your consciousness.

If you have a hunch that all time is an illusion and that all your lives are happening simultaneously, you will be in for a treat.
Retreat Dates:
April, 2020 Mexico
Sold Out / Completed
November 2020 12-25
Popocatepetl, Mexico
Sold Out
January 2021 12-25
Popocatepetl, Mexico
Sold Out
April 2021 Retreat
Popocatepetl, Mexico
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14 Day Bufo Initiation
All Inclusive Retreat
Popocatepl, Mexico
Come Experience 14 Life-Changing Days With Us in an Unforgettable Setting
If you're ready to experience Bufo and you feel the calling deep in your soul, then you're invited to spend a life-changing 14 days with Bufo Foundation facilitators and a handful of exceptional human beings also called to Bufo initiation... in an epic, breath-taking and supportive environment like no other...

Situated in central Mexico is the beautiful retreat ground for our upcoming retreat near the Popocatepetl volcano, the Aztec name means "smoking mountain", and this site is a powerhouse of transformative energy.

We've rented an expansive retreat center with a view of the volcano and everything we need to support us during the process.

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority
Above all, when it comes to serving Bufo, what we are absolutely committed to at the Bufo Foundation is providing you with the safest environment possible for your Bufo experience.

We take safety very seriously.

Because we care deeply about you, and about this medicine and sharing its potential properly, we are committed to creating and upholding the highest standard of Bufo facilitation with respect to safety, training, integration support, physical and mental comfort during your stay.

Bufo is not for everyone, which is why we go to extra measures to screen retreat applicants for psychological and physical health before participating.
The 10 bedroom villa and walking grounds of our Popocatepl retreat center.
How Bufo Initiation Works and
What Exactly We'll Be Doing
If it comes across their path, most people only try Bufo once or twice in their lives.

This alone can be a life-changing experience, but it's not what we are offering at the retreat.

We're inviting you to go deep.

At the retreat, what is being offered is a Bufo initiation, this is a profound healing and life changing experience that will take you to places within you beyond your wildest dreams.

If you should choose to accept this invitation, your relationship to life is likely to be forever transformed.

Very simply, at the retreat, Bufo ceremony will be offered every single day, with a maximum of twice daily per participant.

No-one will force you to come to ceremony, one always comes on their own will and volition.

Something very profound happens when Bufo is done daily,

The power of the medicine and the depth of healing expands exponentially.

At the retreat we will be hosting ceremony for 8 to 9 days and we encourage you to complete every ceremony offered, however you're welcome to stop or keep going at however many sessions you feel guided towards.

This may sound wild, however this is when the deep healing truly begins, and every facilitator of the Bufo Foundation always goes through an intense Bufo facilitator inititation consisting of at least 36 full back-to-back sessions.

We've walked this path before you, and are there to guide you every step of the way.
Who Are We? And Who Will You Be Spending Time With?
Felix
Lead Facilitator
After a profound life-transforming journey that changed every facet of his life, Felix has devoted his life to sharing Bufo with others. Fiercely committed to safety and integrity, his constant searching for knowledge and more effective ways to help others experience the medicine and it's healing potential is what drives the heart of the Bufo Foundation.
Kacper
Co-Facilitator
Kacper helps people reconnect to their purpose and mission, and get on track to living a life worth living. After experiencing a deep personal healing with Bufo he's extremely passionate about sharing this medicine with others and building a foundation that can help Bufo proliferate globally through a culture of safety, surrender, and evolution.
Deus
Lead Facilitator
Deus Fortier grew up in Calgary, AB, which is the unceded territory of the Niitsitapi, or Blackfoot first nations people. He has been a fire-keeper and drummer for a Blackfoot sundance on the Blood Reserve in southern Alberta since 2013, and has been actively participating in and supporting Indigenous traditions since 2011.
 
Deus is initiated in Kriya Yoga; a comprehensive spiritual science, through Self-Realization Fellowship, founded by Paramahansa Yogananda of the Giri branch of the ancient Swami order. He is a certified Transformative Artist and full spectrum consciousness coach specializing in helping men actualize their fullest potential.

Deus has been working with plant medicines since 2007, and incorporates over a decade of study and practice into his ceremonial facilitation.
Aga
Lead Facilitator
Aga is an IAKP Certified Kambo Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, Certified Holistic Health Coach and is trained in Reiki and Conscious Connected Breath. For the last 10 years she has worked regularly with plant medicines in ceremonial settings,  and has been facilitating plant medicine ceremonies since 2017. Aga has devoted her life to continuously learn about and share these truly transformative medicines to help people create lasting peace, liberation, and awakening.
Our Vision and Mission:
The vision of the Bufo Foundation is the safe global proliferation of Bufo in the spirit of global healing and de-traumatization of human kind. Our three-fold mission is as follows:
(1) To protect and preserve the Bufo Alvarius toad from extinction.

(2) To create and uphold a global standard of excellence for the shamanic facilitation of the powerful Bufo Alvarius spiritual medicine.
(3) To standardize the training of Bufo facilitators in such a way to offer the safest, most trustworthy, credible, and effective healing environment for participants.
Plus... Besides the Life-Changing Bufo Ceremonies, There Will Be These Goodies...
Daily sharing and integration circles
Outside of the ceremony space, the bulk of the retreat will happen during group sharing and integration circles.  Life-long beautiful friendships and alliances may be forged, as you will be having very profound experiences with other like-hearted and like-minded beings. Being able to share with others who are going through the same process is paramount during the initiation.
Daily dream analysis
Bufo causes some really vivid and powerful dreams at night, you will be encouraged to write down your dreams and bring them to the group in the morning for sharing and interpretation.
On site massage crew
There will be massages available throughout the retreat.
3 fully catered meals per day
Mexican food is among the best in the world! We will have three full meals per day.
Tamascal sweat lodge
There is a sweat lodge on the property and we intend to fire her up during the retreat for a sweat.
Our dedicated support and care
We're with you every step of the way during this experience,

Do I Qualify?

Here are the basic requirements if you'd like to join us at the retreat...

You must feel "called" to Bufo, and be committed
In order to come, we must be certain that you really want this from the depth of your heart and soul. No-one can force you to come and you can't come just because "you're curious" - This is an intense initiation and requires deep personal commitment. This will likely be the single most powerful experience of your entire life so far.
You need to have done some form of personal development in your past before
Prior experience with sacred medicine is not necessary, however you need to be open minded and be already actively pursuing personal and spiritual growth. If you're already practicing meditation, yoga, inquiry or any form of regular practice, this is a green light for us.
You physical health must be in good condition
You must be in sufficient cardiovascular health to able to walk, run, hike or ride a bike.
You mental health must be in good condition
If you've suffered from any major mental illness over the past 3 months, you do not qualify.
You must have courage and a hunger for truth
Ceremony happens every day at the retreat, no one will force you to come and it's on your own terms.  Sometimes courage will be the only defining factor between showing up or not.
A strict policy against Pharmaceutical drugs
For your own safety, if you are currently taking any pharmaceutical medications that modulate or alter your heart rate, blood pressure, or brain chemistry, you do not qualify for the retreat. If you really want to come, we ask that you sort out your health first before applying.
You must be ready...
Consider the possibility that after your first ceremony everything you believe about yourself and reality turns out to be untrue, and that an entirely new modality of life presents itself to you from the depths of your being.  Are you truly open for this possibility and transformation?
Are you truly ready to leave your suffering behind and the entire identity you've built up around it?
Strictly religious persons prohibited
If you're currently embracing dogmatic and strict religious views or practices, you do not qualify. We highly recommend that you open your mind first and dive into self inquiry before approaching any sacred plant medicines or Bufo to discover that spirit(or God) is in more places than just one world-view or one book.
Lastly, we have a strict "nice people only" policy
If you've got attitude, or feel entitled to whine and complain about anything and everything, then this is not going to work for you. We find it silly that we have to mention this but yes, there are people like this out there ;-)

Your Questions Answered

Is Bufo dangerous? Can I lose my mind? Can I die? I've heard some fearful stories...
Bufo alone is not dangerous, however mixing it with other plant medicines or pharmaceuticals is highly cautioned against.

Most of the nightmare stories come from unaware people who mix Bufo with Ayahuasca, this is a serious no-no as Ayahuasca contains MAO inhibitors (compounds which prevent the breakdown of DMT in your blood-stream and prolong it's effects.)

Your safety is our top priority. This retreat is strictly a Bufo retreat and for your own safety there is a very strict no drugs, no alcohol, no plant medicines, and no pharmaceuticals policy.

Although not a major safety concern, caffeine and stimulants are also not allowed on this retreat as they act as blockers for the medicine... Sorry, no coffee.

Since its rediscovery in the 1960 Bufo has been used by thousands for its healing properties.

Used under the guidance of trained facilitators it is very safe and a very powerful tool for healing your body, mind and soul.

Most of the other fearful stories that come around Bufo are from malpractice and from unprepared people trying it "recreationally" not realizing the potency of this medicine and not being prepared for the intense emotional release that can happen during a ceremony.

Rest assured that hosting Bufo ceremony and holding space is what we do best and you'll be in the best care possible during your experience.
What is included at the retreat?
Everything you could possibly need during your process and Bufo ceremony experience is included: Accommodation, 3 catered meals per day, and a lot of extras already covered above.
What do I need to do to prepare?
In terms of preparation for the retreat itself and Bufo ceremony, everything will be explained to you in your welcome package as well as during your application call, what is most important is that you abstain from alcohol and any recreational drugs or plant medicines a week prior to the retreat.

On the day of arrival we ask that you please do not drink any caffeinated beverages as ceremony does start on that day.
I have very limited experience with plant medicines or psychadelics, can I still come?
In our opinion, there is no substance on Earth that can prepare you for your experience with Bufo (and believe me, we've tried them all.) Nothing compares, this medicine is extremely powerful.

Prior experience with sacred medicine is not necessary, many people have attended Bufo initiation before with zero prior experience and have has life-changing journeys.

However the one requirement is that you need to be open minded and already actively pursuing personal and spiritual growth and have had a history of some kind of practice.

If you feel the calling and you're already practicing meditation, yoga, inquiry or any form of regular practice, you'll love this experience.

If you're coming "fresh off the boat" right out of the rat race and you've never questioned your reality for one moment or done any form of emotional processing, then this may be a little bit too much to handle.

The most challenging processes with Bufo come up with intense traumas and suppressed traumas come up to the surface to be healed.  Very often our mind blocks out intense traumas out of our memory until such time when we are aware and evolved enough to process them.

Our facilitators are trained in trauma awareness and processing and have the experience to assist you through your process no matter what comes up and help you move through the healing process along with the help of Bufo.

How exactly is the retreat going to work? How many Bufo sessions and ceremonies will there be?
The retreat is a Bufo initiation intensive, which means Bufo ceremony will be offered every single day to every participant and you are welcome to participate in accordance with your own will and choice.  Each Bufo session is conducted in a highly ceremonial way and there will be a great sense of togetherness and bonding amongst the group. During a group ceremony, Bufo is only administered to one person at a time. The retreat will comprise of group and individual ceremonies. There is much more to explain about the retreat, if you're seriously interested and want to know more we highly recommend that you click the green button below and schedule an application call to find out more.
I've tried DMT before... how does Bufo compare to DMT?
There is absolutely no comparison between DMT and Bufo, even though Bufo contains 5MEO-DMT, this is an entirely different molecule which is in an alchemical symbiosis with all the other tryptamine compounds found in Bufo.

In terms of the experience there is absolutely no comparison... but if we'd have to give you an analogy... In comparison to Bufo... DMT is like smoking a cigarette, Bufo is like being beamed right up into the mothership of your higher self and source consciousness.

The Bufo smoke also has a very pleasant flavor and smell and is very easy on the lungs, Bufo comes straight from mother nature and is not synthesized in anyway, it is considered a natural sacred medicine and has been used all over the world for it's healing and transformative effects.
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