Conference 2019

The Ayahuasca Religions:
The Sacrament, the Traditions and the Science

Held at St. James United Church
463 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3B 1B1, Canada
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October 19th, 2019 Montréal, Québec, Canada

The Ayahuasca Religions, The Sacrament, the Traditions and the Science is Canada’s first conference on the religious and scientific aspects of Ayahuasca.

The 2019 conference is organized by Céu do Montréal, Eclectic Centre for the Universal Flowing Light, Centre éclectique de la lumière étincelante universelle. Céu do Montréal, a Santo Daime Church, is a federally incorporated NPO.


Early bird: $65 opens 12th August – 26th September 2019

Regular Admission: $79 opens 26th September – 18th October 2019

Students: 45$ (Contact us to receive your Student discount code at: or via Messenger. Important: if you purchase a student ticket you must show proof of study (e.g. student card with photo) at registration the day of the conference.)

Full price onsite: $100 (19th October 2019)

(Note: All online ticket sales are subject to a small processing fee at checkout.)

Tickets available  HERE – EventBrite


Rev. Jessica Rochester D.Div. Founder, Céu do Montréal, a Santo Daime Church, Canada

Mestre Jeffrey Bronfman. União de Vegetal, USA and Canada

Paul Grof MD PhD. Director of the Mood Disorders Centre of Ottawa, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto

Brian Rush PhD. Senior Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Kenneth Tupper PhD. Adjunct Professor, School of Population & Public Health, University of British Columbia

Marc Blainey PhD. research fellow Trent University

We regret:

– The St. James United Church is a heritage building with no reduced mobility or wheelchair access.

–  Parking around the venue is very limited due to ongoing construction. We recommend using public transportation (Metro stations McGill or Square Victoria OACI). Paid parking is available on Rue Mayor, Rue Aylmer, Rue Cathcart, Rue St Catherine Ouest.

We are very happy to announce that we can now offer whisper translation in French (numbers limited.)

– Live streaming is not available, recording during the conference is not permitted.

– The event is a conference where rituals and the Sacrament will be discussed, no Sacrament nor substances or rituals of any kind will be present onsite.

Additional resources:

– Video recordings will be available to order after the conference

– Céu do Montréal is a federally incorporated non-profit organization. All members and staff are  volunteers. All proceeds go towards covering conference costs. Ticket prices are intentionally low to enable all to attend. Any remaining funds will be gifted as honorariums to the speakers who have offered to do this work for free as a contribution to furthering education about our spiritual practices

– Find out more about the legalization of Céu do Montréal: