a lighthouse for body & soul



2014 Sticker Design

Rectangle Sticker 3x2_PINK ORB2




ExperimentalAirlines Thanks

ExperimentalAirlines Thanks

A little shout out in this YouTube video!


Heart Light Photos 2013

Heart Light Photos 2013

Aaron Dressin’s 2013 Heart Light photos are up!
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2013 Camp Stickers

2013 Camp Stickers

Pink Heart Origins

We were anonymously forwarded this email from someone who says they worked for DPW.

“In 2009, while building the perimeter fence, DPW made a discovery.
They hit on a metal cylinder buried beneath the cracked Playa surface. It
was twice the size of a Oatmeal box, and covered in Sanskrit markings.
Originally it was assumed the capsule was buried by an ‘08 burners as a
joke, but the 09 fence was in a new location. No burner had been even close.
DPW is DPW does, so they smashed open the cylinder to see what was inside.
Wrapped in layers of silk, dried mint leaves, and cucumber seeds was a
single pink heart, carved in stone.

Pretty cool. But no one thought more of it, until the end of the summer
when Danger Ranger brought it to friend at UNLV. After tests and analysis
they were able to translate some of the text. (Most the markings were
badly damaged during the “opening procedure.”)
What they were never able to figure out, however, was the age of the
One researcher was sure the alloy was at least 1000 years old.
The origin of the text may be unknown, but the wisdom is clear:

1. Thou shall accept all as thy brother.
2. Thou shall gift thy brother with joy.
3. Thou shall shed his consumerism
4. Thou shall be his own shepherd.
5. Thou shall speak thine truth.”
They were unable to translate the rest of the markings.

Many people believe that this was not the first canister like this found in
the Black Rock Desert.
Several BMORG employees swear that Larry Harvey, himself, is in possession
of a canister found during an playa visit in the early 90’s.
And if you study those 5 lines, they are eerily close to the first 5 Burning
Man principles!
Were the principals of Burning Man left here by an advanced culture? Or
Santa Claus?
It hardly matters.
What matters is that the principals exist.
And when implemented in someplace as magical as the Black Rock Desert –
miracles can happen.

The Pink Heart Presidio was created to protect these Playa Principles & spread
the Gospel of Gifting.
The Sacred Order of the Pink Heart embrace these Texts as powerful tools of
Love amplification.
We practice, inform and preserve these principles though ceremonial (and
often whimsical) offerings of SHADE, DRINK, VISION, & LOVE.”

And it was signed,
” P<3 aka Pink Heart
p.s. Ho, Ho, Ho."

Burning Man 2012 – Fertility 2.0 – My Virgin Burn (by Melissa Fontanini)

This was a note I wrote to my campmates after the Burn, but it applies to my experience overall:

I traveled to the desert shy and hesitant, but excited for what was to come. I’ve always been rather shy, quiet, an observer, self conscious, but eager to explore, learn new things, dive in with the right push to venture on my own, or outreached hand to travel beside. This was a huge step in becoming comfortable in my own skin, surrounded by soooo much love, so many directions to turn, endless possibilities. 

Check out the rest of her story at the link below!



TEDx! Gratitude, Gifting & Grandpa aka Crap or Cone

Cliff Baise “Pink Heart Camp is a Burning Man Beacon.”

Pink Heart Camp is a Burning Man Beacon. You can glance over from anywhere on the playa and see the gentle pink glow emanating from Pink Heart at 9:00 and Esplanade. The story behind the camp is even cooler. It is run byJohn Halcyon Styn. I could write an entire book on how awesome this guys is, but just Google him or look up some of his videos on YouTube and you’ll see for yourself. He has lots of videos that helped me prepare for Burning Man last year as a virgin, but he also has a show called Hug Nation that is a benefit on so many levels. Don’t miss John’s TEDx talk either. I wish there were more people like him.Image

Pinkies! Pink Heart Camp 2012!

Water bar

Looking into the possibility of bringing the Water Bar to Lucidity.

Pink Heart Photographers

Aaron’s Heart Light pics are up!

Kiwi’s amazing playa pics are up!

Thank you email

“It was very early Tuesday morning when my girlfriend and I stumbled into your pink lounge. The sun was about to come up and there was a man on a trike playing a classical loop that was quite literally tickling the back of our spines. I’m not quite sure if the lounge was open persay but we stayed and cuddled anyways for around an hour. It was the best night cap this hopeless romantic could have ever asked for.

Out of 7 days of cacophony this simple, seemingly pointless story was my absolute favorite moment on the playa. Before this night/morning, I had never experienced that level of intimacy with someone. I don’t like to dwell on and live in the past but this is one memory I can’t shake and causes tears of joy to surface from my heart every time I contemplate it.
Thank you.”

email sent to Pink Heart from a sunset guest

Spreading The Pink

Pink Heart will be at SD Decom!

What a Year!!

Check back for links to Aaron’s Heart Light pics and more!

Home.   Pink Heart 2011



2011 Schedule of Events

Camp Build
Monday 8/29/11
All Day – Water Bar
5pm – 6:30pm Kundalini Yoga (Patricia Love Bliss)
8 pm “Mad Hatter” Grilled Cheese party (Brandi & O.T.)
Tuesday 8/30/11
All Day – Water Bar
12pm-1pm Hug Nation Talk (Halcyon)
1pm- 2pm Science of Happiness Workshop (Karpo)
2pm – 5pm Coconut Bliss Ice Cream
6pm “Feed Thy Neighbor” Dinner (Bella)
Sunset – “cocoon” ritual & Fire Spin (dome area closed off)
Wednesday 8/31/11
All Day – Water Bar
1pm – 3pm Couples Massage Class
2pm – 5pm Coconut Bliss Ice Cream
3pm – 5pm Hoop Making Workshop and Hoop Jam (Siouxanne)
4pm to sunset Badawg Lemonade Soiree
Thursday 9/1/11
All Day – Water Bar
Noon – 3pm Pink Ride
3pm – 5pm Coconut Bliss Ice Cream
Friday 09/2/11
All Day – Water Bar
1pm-2pm Science of Happiness Workshop (Karpo)
5:30 am Wedding (Livia Machado)
Sunset – Wedding # 2 (Paul & Juwan)
Saturday 9/3/11
Sunday 9/4/11
Camp Clean
Monday 9/5/11

The Journey Has Begun

Amazing video from the dome build work party by Jake Tison!

We Need Help!

Help us bring vegan ice cream to the Playa!

9:30 & Esplanade! (our 2011 placement)

What will stay the same? What will change?

visioning process…

What is Pink Heart?

from the June 2011 Meeting
(full meeting: http://vimeo.com/24734849)

more logo play

2011 Plan (in progress)

Pink Heart Plan (april)

Pink Heart Camp - Burning Man 2010

Here is the document in progress to be used in the camp submission application:


Burning Man 2010 - Metropolis: Pink Heart

1) The Pink Lounge / Esplanade Viewing Station

Back by popular demand!

The Esplanade Lounge is the cornerstone of our offerings. We provide shade & shelter with a super hi-def portal looking towards the active Playa (We only get one channel… but it is AWESOME). The past 3 years this Esplanade frontage (formally of Bat Country) became a hub for Playa education and deep soul sharing. (Think of our pink fur couches as a front porch for the Playa – a place to look out at our city and process the magnificence.) The 2011 camp aim is to take the magic and lessons from previous years and amplify it 100X (and increase the size by 50%)

We will also have several pink fur rocking chairs to complete the “Playa Porch” feel.

2) The Metal Heart Arch

A 12 foot wide X 8 foot tall foot tall fur-covered metal archway will welcome visitors from the open playa into the shelter of Pink Heart. (DETAILS TBD)

3) The Hearts-A-Fire Garden

a 16 foot diameter circle will host 7 propane-fueled,heart-shaped, fire “flowers.” They will have modest flames running from dark til morning illuminating the edge of the Playa with physical and spiritual warmth.   It will have a bench in the middle and  room for seated or standing conversation amidst the soothing flames.

4) The Water Bar.

There are a million places to get a drink on the Playa. The Pink Heart Lounge will provide flavored, iced waters. Mint & Cucumber will be our mainstays.

The water will be served by Ambassadors (designated by a pink sash.) ANYONE passing through may be deputized as an ambassador and demonstrate gifting in action. (We will have designated knives and a bleach sanitation tub per heath board directions.)


4.5) The Water Bar’s Robotic Maitre D.

Meet “Pink-E,” the remote controlled mobile drinking fountain. This rolling, mechanical, FUNCTIONAL drinking fountain will greet the Esplanade traffic with a robotic welcome to our water bar or simply offer a quick drink as they amble by.

5) Scheduled Speakers.

We plan to host a select number of speakers in our shaded lounge & dome to speak on topics such as Love/Growth/Connection & Bringing all of “THIS” back to the Default World. List TBD but will include Karpo’s Happiness Workshop, Teo’s Massage Workshop and Halcyon’s Gifting talk & daily “Hug Nation.” (Halcyon’s HugNation is returning to Black Rock City for the 9th year & he will lead a Hug every day at noon at Pink Heart. )

HugNation 2010 -  Aaron Dressin

6) Evening Love Pump Recharge.

The Lounge & Dome will be lit soothingly, and well enough for facial recognition. We’ll provide a safe and friendly alternative to the blinks, strobes, and darkness. We seek to provide the same fertile environment for introspection on our plush pink fur couches – day and night.

In addition, the Dome will be lit up pink and set to a slow pulse rhythm. We plan on having no amplified sound, but we will have low heartbeat/prenatal soundtrack playing in the dome. The dome will be filled with pillows, including the massive 5 person “Heart of God” pink fur cushion. Surrender to it and be enveloped in Love.

Lub-dub, lub dub…there will be some powerful Pink Heart Love on the Playa.


6.5 – DNA Fireball – A decorated, ‘wet-nap-only’ trash receptacle will be placed in the dome to encourage radical self clean-up. The contents will be ceremoniously burned on Burn Night.

7) Coconut Ice Cream Gifting & Daily Cone Ceremony.

One of the sacred Pink Heart parables is “Crap or Cone.” The idea that at every moment in your life, you have one foot in dog crap and are holding an ice cream cone in one hand. The degree to which you enjoy your life depends entirely on where you spend your precious attention. Do you fixate on your dirty shoe? Or do you savor your delicious ice cream? BOTH are always present.

Pink Heart camper Vitamin C will return to the Playa this year with 2500 ice cream cones in a refrigerated truck to be served over the first 4 days of the festival. The frozen goodness is organic, hormone free, chemical free, animal free ice cream.

We will follow all the rules in the health dept. guidelines doc so we’ll have plenty of buckets of water on hand, bleach, gloves, etc.

What better way to remind us of Life’s wondrous cone than a cold mouth of creamy organic ice cream on a blazing Playa day?

8) Awesomeness Certification & Rite of Passage Ceremony

Pink Heart has been given legal authority to issue Awesomeness Certificates. These documents are suitable for framing and can be used in place of a passport at most international borders. They also function as “freedom to park anywhere” placards. They come from a higher power than educational institutions and should be displayed alongside the most prestigious diplomas.

Now it's official

9) Pink (Rite of) Passage

This 5ft x5f x 5ft fur-covered cube will provide a physical rite of passage via audiovisual submersion. It will recalibrate people to see the Playa – and life itself – as an experience of Heaven on Earth.

9.5) Upon exiting the Pink Passage, participants will have the option of having their “Re-Birth Photo” taken using the patent-pending “Heart Light” and sent to them in the default world.

10) The Mehndi Lounge
Historically, Mehndi (henna body painting) has been used to mark feminine rites of passage: girl to woman, woman to wife, wife to widow. We will offer this sacred practice to mark all sorts of life – or Burning Man specific – rites of passage.

towards Rites of Pink Passage…

2011 Burn is coming.   Plans have begun.

Please make sure you are signed up to the Google group (and to a lesser importance, the Facebook Group)  if you want to know what is going on.