BuddhaCamp is a Seattle based Burning Man theme camp offering a mix of Buddhism and mayhem.  We’ve attended Burning Mann 11 years running, and we are looking forward to our 12th year in 2018. Our community continues to grow and expand to include both Buddhists and non-Buddhists, and camp members from across the United States and around the world.   If defined by career, we are business owners, teachers, lawyers, project managers, engineers, software designers, machinists, government & health care professionals, barristas, and scientists.  At Burning Man, we are makers, builders, and participants.  We walk all roads of life choices and backgrounds, and come together in one 200 x 100 block of playa each August to create a temporary Buddhist utopia.

As a camp, we work together before, during, and after the burn to create a comfortable shared living space, multiple public spaces, and a series of Buddhist and espresso activities.  We work hard both to bring Buddhism to the playa, and to ensure that every one of our campers has the space to make, create, and share their own unique passions.

Photo Credit: David Julian, David Julian Photography


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  1. Hello,
    Your family at Burning Man sounds like an idea that’s been percolating in me to share the clarity and compassionate being of Buddhist practice with the public in open receptive spaces. I’m really happy to hear of you all and rejoice in your existence. Would consider allowing me to share and contribute to your community in the future?

    I’m not a Buddhist monk in the Tibetan tradition who was born and raised in Virginia. Now I’m a full time student at Sera Jey Monastic University in India and am not sure when, in how many years, I’d be able to make it to Burning Man. But since it seems like a beautiful and worthwhile thing and you all a like minded group I’d like to stay in touch.

    Also, do any in your group participate in the Zendo Project at Burning Man or other festivals?


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