Burning Man Temple 2017

The Temple is a place of refuge, mourning, and healing. The Temple Burn is a solemn ritual; a cleansing, a rite of passage, a pyre. We are honored to create and share this project with the Burning Man community to help continue this tradition of healing.

This will be the 18th incarnation of The Temple. It has become a treasured civic component of Black Rock City and our communities around the world, providing a place for all to embrace and let go of trauma, loss and pain that is an inevitable part of human existence. Its meaning and purpose are ultimately beyond what any person or group can define and all are welcome to participate, bring offerings, mementos of loved ones, write, cry and meditate. On the final day of Burning Man, the temple is burned; a symbolic gesture to bring closure and healing.

We believe that The Temple has had and will continue to have a profound impact on the community of people that it serves and we are honored to work on a project that has this effect. We build the temple for all people - we build the temple for you!

We need your help to fund the 2017 Temple →

Join us on Saturday 17th June for Raise the Temple, our San Francisco fundraiser at the Midway

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As with every Burning Man Temple, assistance from the community and financial support from generous donors are necessary to take it from idea to reality. The power of the Temple comes from the energy, dedication, and devotion of it's contributors. We still need to raise $200,000 to make this project a reality and ask for your help in acheiving this goal.

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