As Buddhists, we view all things as interrelated, which leads us to a strong identification with the whole community of life. To us, a life of wisdom is a life in harmony with the natural world. Therefore, we feel moved to restore, care for, and preserve the natural environment we have found at this site, while keeping our human footprint on this space (and the world) as light as possible.
We are integrating holistic, innovative environmental systems to deal with residual effects of the site’s former uses. Stewardship Practice at Dharma Rain Zen Center describes the history of how the land was used before it was purchased by Dharma Rain and along with associated challenges and opportunities. The report describes the construction choices and current land stewardship practices Dharma Rain has adopted to meet these challenges.