Tag: Lotus Blooming

Last week we celebrated that through your generosity, the Lotus Blooming capital campaign raised more money in less time than we expected. Hurray! People have been asking what that means. So, here you go: It means we’ll have enough to finish the Sodo and the workshop, and get our certificate of occupancy. This chart also… Read more »

We had a very successful fall, and raised the funds needed to finish the Sodo and the workshop. You helped us pass our stated goals for the Indiegogo crowdfunding, the August-December Matching Challenge, and the three-year Lotus Blooming Campaign as a whole (see chart). Even better, we did so faster than planned: Lotus Blooming was… Read more »

Wednesday’s (June 10, 2015) celebration of the $200,000 grant from the EPA for brownfield cleanup and mitigation included speakers saying wonderful things about the project at Siskiyou Square. Speakers included Kakumyo Lowe-Charde; Representatives from EPA Brownfields Program, DEQ Brownfields Program, City of Portland, Senator Ron Wyden’s office, Congressman Earl Blumenauer’s office, Business Oregon, and Metro.… Read more »

While Lotus Blooming – our fundraising campaign to Plant Zen in Siskiyou Square – is about money, our vision and aspiration for Siskiyou Square is about the Dharma. So, why does Lotus Blooming matter? “We consider ourselves profoundly blessed to be a part of contributing to strengthening the foundation for living a life of mindfulness… Read more »

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