Run Free Camp 2017

Dance at 6:45 

Run Free is a clean and sober Burning Man camp for folks whose common goal is enlargement of spiritual life through new adventures in being human and living life to the fullest.


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Guiding Principles

Our principles are those contained in most 12 step literature: Live and Let Live, To Thine Own Self Be True, Love and Tolerance of Others and of Diverse Opinions, Learning and Growing Through Interactions with Others and Self-Reflection, and a Commitment to Being Helpful and Useful to Others. There are no people to please, no lectures to endure, and nothing but encouragement to let your spirit run free and experience life. Your inventory is your own and the promotion of a shame-free and judgment-free environment is essential.  Since it is by its nature a clean and sober oriented group, a commitment to a clean and sober burn from each member is the only requirement.




We plan open 12-step recovery meetings and sober events. Since there will be Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Transexual and Polyamorous members, you should be gay, etc-friendly.  And… Since there will be Straight, Monogamous and Asexual members, you should be straight, monogomy and asexual friendly.

The composition of the group in any given year will make all decisions through direct democracy (and mature acceptance). We plan open 12-step recovery meetings and sober events.

Run Free Events 2017

Moderated Events

  • Reframing Our Character Defects

    A meditation practice found by Debbie Ford, teaches one to identify who the characters are behind the Dark Side of the Light Chasers. In this process we will observe, identify, reframe and deepen our relationship with some of our most challenging character defects. (*note: each person is different and can dive as deep as they want with this in their own individual process, it does not and will not be brought into a comparison game with the fellow attendees.)

    • Friday, September 1st, 2017 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

    Massage Therapy by Sweets & Co.

    Come get those kinks worked out or just relax as Sweets and other camp members provide therapeutic massage

    • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    AA Meeting (Open)

    If you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs and need support, come check out these cool cats who Burn clean at their daily meeting. Format changes daily

    • Sunday, August 27th, 2017 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Monday, August 28th, 2017 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Thursday, August 31st, 2017 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Friday, September 1st, 2017 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    8 pm Daily AA Meeting (Open)

    Open AA Meeting – format changes daily

    • Sunday, August 27th, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
    • Monday, August 28th, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
    • Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
    • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
    • Thursday, August 31st, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
    • Friday, September 1st, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.

    High Noon AA Meeting (Open)

    High Noon open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. Anyone who thinks they have a problem with alcohol or drug is welcome to attend.

    • Sunday, August 27th, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
    • Monday, August 28th, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
    • Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
    • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
    • Thursday, August 31st, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
    • Friday, September 1st, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
    • Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.

    Marijuana Anonymous Meeting (Open)

    Marijuana Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of people who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other about our recovery and help others to recover from marijuana addiction. Our purpose is to stay free of marijuana use and to help other marijuana addicts achieve the same freedom. Marijuana Anonymous uses the basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous. Newcomers are welcome!

    • Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
    • Thursday, August 31st, 2017 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

    Release from Bondage of Ego

    Self Ego chatter and stories of me can create anxiety, self-limiting beliefs and downright misery. Discover ways to free yourself from the ego chatter and beliefs about yourself which just aren’t true. Companion event: Run Free Naked Run

    • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

    5th Annual Run Free Naked Run

    Self-limiting and negative beliefs about oneself, often ones that we do not actually believe or are old artifacts of some past time and are no longer true, tyrannize us and interfere with out full interactivity with others and the world. Finally rid yourself of this ego mold and run free in celebration that its finally gone! **No photos without permission**

    • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

    Meditation and Yoga

    Short 15 minute guided meditation to open your heart and a easy Vinyasa Yoga session that will jump start your day with love and happiness. No experience necessary

    • Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Thursday, August 31st, 2017 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Friday, September 1st, 2017 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

    Vipassana Meditation

    Meditation is good for you! What a great way to settle into the beauty of this impermanent place and reconnect with our ever-changing nature. Old and new students- all are welcome.

    • Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

    How to Pocket This Magic

    Using guided meditation, discussion, and therapy tricks we will create a space to set some intentions for incorporating this feeling into our daily lives.

    • Friday, September 1st, 2017 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

    Man Burn Meditation

    Come and share in my practice and sit for a lightly guided meditation. There may be goat cheese after.

    • Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.

    Tarot Therapy

    Tarot can be a wonderful bridge to the untouchable; deepening meaning and orienting and concretizing our understandings and perceptions. Come give it a try!

    • Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

    Somatic Therapy and Trauma Mo

    Will share her experience strength and hope around healing old wounds from her past. Open discussion for everyone to share and learn about how to treat yourself with loving kindness around old pain.

    • Thursday, August 31st, 2017 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

    “Young” People in Recovery Meeting

    An open discussion meeting with a focus on having fun in sobriety, getting sober young, and/or being young at heart. Will run as a typical “Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous” meeting. All are welcome.

    • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

    Stories of Hope NA Meeting

    NA is a fellowship of addicts who share experience, strength and hope about recovery and join in fellowship. Newcomers, long timers and just interested people are all welcome!

    • Monday, August 28th, 2017 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Friday, September 1st, 2017 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

    High Noon 4th Step Workshop

    The fourth step is a personal inventory of character assets and liabilities. The goal of this workshop is to help work through resentment and fear as we build a new way of life out of addiction.

    • Thursday, August 31st, 2017 noon – 2 p.m.

    Narcotics Anonymous – Talking Heads

    NA is a fellowship of addicts who share experience, strength and hope about recovery and join in fellowship. Newcomers, long timers and just interested people are all welcome!

    • Sunday, August 27th, 2017 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

    Narcotics Anonymous – Recovery Alley

    NA is a fellowship of addicts who share experience, strength and hope about recovery and join in fellowship. Newcomers, long timers and just interested people are all welcome!

    • Friday, September 1st, 2017 10 p.m. – 11 p.m.

    5th Dimension Online Face to Face Meeting of AA

    An online meeting of AA the meeting Global at 930 pm EDT. We use the zoom platform with the meeting ID: 687-118-144. Alex H.

    • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Thai Body Work, Cuddle Puddle and Angel Walk

    This is an opportunity to develop our relationship with our physical love language in a safe platonic manner. By authentically exploring our physical senses we come to understand a deeper part of ourselves and therefore allow others to do the same.

    • Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    Sinking Ship Cross-Talk AA Meeting

    AA is a fellowship of Men and Women who share their experience strength and hope in order to recover from alcoholism. This meeting cross talk is allowed come and join in and get your desire to cross talk fufilled! Hosted by Lazy Boy

    • Thursday, August 31st, 2017 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

    Non-moderated events

    Zen Sit

    No frills silent zen sitting practice. Guidance for first few minutes, silent concentration practice otherwise. Bring your cush if you have one. Sit, breathe, release, repeat. 

    • Daily 8/24 – 9/3 at 7:00-7:45 a.m.

    Daddy Don’s Shave

    Clean up that stubble or beard trim…Shaves from the neck up and barber shop conversation. 

    • Wednesday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Run Free Events 2017

    •  

      Moderated Events

      Reframing Our Character Defects

      A meditation practice found by Debbie Ford, teaches one to identify who the characters are behind the Dark Side of the Light Chasers. In this process we will observe, identify, reframe and deepen our relationship with some of our most challenging character defects. (*note: each person is different and can dive as deep as they want with this in their own individual process, it does not and will not be brought into a comparison game with the fellow attendees.)

      • Friday, September 1st, 2017 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

      Massage Therapy by Sweets & Co.

      Come get those kinks worked out or just relax as Sweets and other camp members provide therapeutic massage

      • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

      AA Meeting (Open)

      If you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs and need support, come check out these cool cats who Burn clean at their daily meeting. Format changes daily

      • Sunday, August 27th, 2017 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
      • Monday, August 28th, 2017 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
      • Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
      • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
      • Thursday, August 31st, 2017 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
      • Friday, September 1st, 2017 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
      • Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

      8 pm Daily AA Meeting (Open)

      Open AA Meeting – format changes daily

      • Sunday, August 27th, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
      • Monday, August 28th, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
      • Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
      • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
      • Thursday, August 31st, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
      • Friday, September 1st, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
      • Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.

      High Noon AA Meeting (Open)

      High Noon open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. Anyone who thinks they have a problem with alcohol or drug is welcome to attend.

      • Sunday, August 27th, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
      • Monday, August 28th, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
      • Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
      • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
      • Thursday, August 31st, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
      • Friday, September 1st, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
      • Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.
      • Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.

      Marijuana Anonymous Meeting (Open)

      Marijuana Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of people who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other about our recovery and help others to recover from marijuana addiction. Our purpose is to stay free of marijuana use and to help other marijuana addicts achieve the same freedom. Marijuana Anonymous uses the basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous. Newcomers are welcome!

      • Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
      • Thursday, August 31st, 2017 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

      Release from Bondage of Ego

      Self Ego chatter and stories of me can create anxiety, self-limiting beliefs and downright misery. Discover ways to free yourself from the ego chatter and beliefs about yourself which just aren’t true. Companion event: Run Free Naked Run

      • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

      5th Annual Run Free Naked Run

      Self-limiting and negative beliefs about oneself, often ones that we do not actually believe or are old artifacts of some past time and are no longer true, tyrannize us and interfere with out full interactivity with others and the world. Finally rid yourself of this ego mold and run free in celebration that its finally gone! **No photos without permission**

      • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

      Meditation and Yoga

      Short 15 minute guided meditation to open your heart and a easy Vinyasa Yoga session that will jump start your day with love and happiness. No experience necessary

      • Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
      • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
      • Thursday, August 31st, 2017 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
      • Friday, September 1st, 2017 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

      Vipassana Meditation

      Meditation is good for you! What a great way to settle into the beauty of this impermanent place and reconnect with our ever-changing nature. Old and new students- all are welcome.

      • Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

      How to Pocket This Magic

      Using guided meditation, discussion, and therapy tricks we will create a space to set some intentions for incorporating this feeling into our daily lives.

      • Friday, September 1st, 2017 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

      Man Burn Meditation

      Come and share in my practice and sit for a lightly guided meditation. There may be goat cheese after.

      • Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 noon – 1 p.m.

      Tarot Therapy

      Tarot can be a wonderful bridge to the untouchable; deepening meaning and orienting and concretizing our understandings and perceptions. Come give it a try!

      • Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

      Somatic Therapy and Trauma Mo

      Will share her experience strength and hope around healing old wounds from her past. Open discussion for everyone to share and learn about how to treat yourself with loving kindness around old pain.

      • Thursday, August 31st, 2017 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

      “Young” People in Recovery Meeting

      An open discussion meeting with a focus on having fun in sobriety, getting sober young, and/or being young at heart. Will run as a typical “Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous” meeting. All are welcome.

      • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

      Stories of Hope NA Meeting

      NA is a fellowship of addicts who share experience, strength and hope about recovery and join in fellowship. Newcomers, long timers and just interested people are all welcome!

      • Monday, August 28th, 2017 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
      • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
      • Friday, September 1st, 2017 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

      High Noon 4th Step Workshop

      The fourth step is a personal inventory of character assets and liabilities. The goal of this workshop is to help work through resentment and fear as we build a new way of life out of addiction.

      • Thursday, August 31st, 2017 noon – 2 p.m.

      Narcotics Anonymous – Talking Heads

      NA is a fellowship of addicts who share experience, strength and hope about recovery and join in fellowship. Newcomers, long timers and just interested people are all welcome!

      • Sunday, August 27th, 2017 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

      Narcotics Anonymous – Recovery Alley

      NA is a fellowship of addicts who share experience, strength and hope about recovery and join in fellowship. Newcomers, long timers and just interested people are all welcome!

      • Friday, September 1st, 2017 10 p.m. – 11 p.m.

      5th Dimension Online Face to Face Meeting of AA

      An online meeting of AA the meeting Global at 930 pm EDT. We use the zoom platform with the meeting ID: 687-118-144. Alex H.

      • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

      Thai Body Work, Cuddle Puddle and Angel Walk

      This is an opportunity to develop our relationship with our physical love language in a safe platonic manner. By authentically exploring our physical senses we come to understand a deeper part of ourselves and therefore allow others to do the same.

      • Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

      Sinking Ship Cross-Talk AA Meeting

      AA is a fellowship of Men and Women who share their experience strength and hope in order to recover from alcoholism. This meeting cross talk is allowed come and join in and get your desire to cross talk fufilled! Hosted by Lazy Boy

      • Thursday, August 31st, 2017 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

      Non-moderated events

      Zen Sit

      No frills silent zen sitting practice. Guidance for first few minutes, silent concentration practice otherwise. Bring your cush if you have one. Sit, breathe, release, repeat. 

      • Daily 8/24 – 9/3 at 7:00-7:45 a.m.

      Daddy Don’s Shave

      Clean up that stubble or beard trim…Shaves from the neck up and barber shop conversation. 

      • Wednesday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

       

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    What kinds of 12-Step meetings are at Anonymous Village? Any and all. They host several large “Any A” meetings, where AA, NA, OA, SLAA, and any other fellowships can support one another’s recovery while at Burning Man. There are also meetings that are fellowship specific. Also, if you need a meeting, grab a friend and start one meeting at ANY time that our communal meeting tent is available.

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