Planting Zen in Siskiyou Square

An initiative by Dharma Rain Zen Center to transform a Portland brownfield into a space for contemplative practice, community connection, and native habitat.

Project Overview

Planting Zen is a multi-faceted project, so take a moment to review six important things we are doing on the property, and get more detail on each.

Capital Campaign

We are at a critical fund-raising juncture, and are looking to close out the first phase of our Lotus Blooming campaign to finish construction of the meditation hall. Learn more about the campaign here.

Project Library

Read about the many fascinating activities going on at Siskiyou Square through on-line presentations, brochures, grant proposals, press reports, blog posts and more. (in process)


Join us for Work Wednesdays

WorkWednesdayMost every Wednesday, many of us come together to work around the site — planting, landscaping, light construction, and other kinds of basic manual labor. Vegetarian lunch is served. You are more than welcome to join us, enjoy the land, and meet other people involved with the project or community. Feel free to call (503) 239-4846 or email staff AT dharma-rain.org for specifics.