Category Archives: What’s New at Sweetwater

Recovery Effort – debris clean-up has begun!

As many of you know, we’ve just received a provisional okay to begin the clean-up process. Several karma yogis and yoginis came down this past weekend to help get started.  Thank you Mei, Mila, Alberto, Zan, and Raphael! There’s much … Continue reading

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New Life

While we wait for the insurance process to settle at Sweetwater Sanctuary, nature continues her miraculous unfolding in the wake of the fire. In the midst of the debris that awaits removal, “Naked Lady” Lilies (also called Resurrection Lily) have … Continue reading

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After the Fire

In the 28 days since our journey with the Soberanes Fire began, our hearts have been broken open again and again. At first it was the shock and loss of Sweetwater Sanctuary in her previous form, but maybe even more … Continue reading

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Emergency Campaign for Sweetwater

We have just launched a campaign to help fund the recovery of Sweetwater. Thanks to everyone for their help: Dear friends of Dharmata, Many of you have heard of the destructive Soberanes wildfire burning in a large area of the … Continue reading

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Dancing with Nature’s Wrath

Its been a week since Kay and Cory and the retreatants evacuated Sweetwater. We just learned from a neighbor who managed to get into the area that the fire swept through our land, most likely on the very next day, … Continue reading

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Sobranes wildfire forces evacuation of Sweetwater

Hello dear friends, Thank you all for your love and support this last several days. Your kind words have meant so much to us. We apologize for not being able to reply to each heartfelt correspondence individually. On Friday, July … Continue reading

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Update to New Wish List

We also need a small saucepan for Prajna. If you live in the Bay Area you can bring donated items to Dhyana Hall where we are setting up a donation box.  If you live further away and would like to … Continue reading

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New Wish List

Here is a new list of needed items. So far, we are doing well with the items we posted before, including our new used 4X4 Ford truck. Now we need: paring knives 2 veggie peelers 2 floor lamps 56-58″ wide … Continue reading

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Blessings at Sweetwater

We were blessed at the end of June with two visits – first by Anam Thubten… Followed by Ani Pema Chodron who came for a few days retreat.    Both teachers walked and blessed the land from top to bottom. … Continue reading

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Kay and Cory’s First Week as Caretakers

Tales from the hermitage that won’t be tamed! But maybe pacified? A lot has been accomplished in this first week and we are getting closer and closer to being ready to welcome our first retreatants in 10 days… beds are … Continue reading

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