Dharma Rain News

Painting the Barn and Conex

This week’s nice weather has allowed us (finally!) to finish painting the outside of the barn and the Conex. Zonnyo stands on top of the Conex (Natalie also assisted with the top); Joel works on the front of the barn, and Yoan paints the front of the Conex (also assisted by her sister). A lot of outdoor work got done on Wednesday, including landscaping, gardening, weeding, and the like.


Students at Madison High School, together with Dharma Rain volunteers, work on making a chicken run back behind the Conex, near their own garden beds. The chickens arrived yesterday, and are settling in to their new home.

Duplexes Update

The long-anticipated arrival of the two duplexes, to be used for resident housing, Frog Song Preschool, and retreat accommodations, has been delayed yet again by factors beyond our control – bureaucratic concerns with Rose Festival traffic, etc. The new date is more than a month out.

Wednesday Work Parties

We have work parties most Wednesdays from 9am to 3:30pm, and there is plenty of work for people to do, inside and outside, light and heavy. Come for as much or little of the time as you wish. We have tools and gloves, but if you have your own, feel free to bring them. You are welcome to join us at mid-day meditation in the zendo from 11:30am to 12:25pm. If you are around at 12:30pm, lunch is provided.

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