We want to thank all the wonderful folks who attended the open house at the 3240 B Street property on the 14th. We had a great time and hope you did as well. Your input was very encouraging, here is a sample of the comments we received in our ‘suggestion box’:

  • Fabulous opportunity, please stretch to make this happen.
  • I love that it is already a sacred space…Overall it is …quite charming. I like the back yard lawn that be available for open air activities.
  • Interior design plans by professional please. Then work can be done slowly by ourselves. Like the feel of the space.
  • Loved this – big open space a lot of potential – with 2 kitchens and little house next door – but I wondered if it might be more than the groups need, consequently more money…
  • I hope we get to keep this facility for ourselves and make it into a temple and develop synergistic energy between all three groups, and change the decor to reflect our values. I love the possibilities and would be happy to help.
  • I like the activity room with the wooden floor…It seems as if the repairs and upgrades would require a lot of money – both in the main building and the little house… I very much appreciate the effort, thought and consideration that has gone into the pursuit of a Dharma Center!! Thank you.
  • Love the space. Two rooms are better than one acoustically. A larger room would not be on a human scale. Good feeling to both rooms. Great energy in this location.
  • I love it & the potential to make this a green, loving, peaceful sanctuary & center of great fun. Love that it is older & has a very good vibe…
  • This property looks very workable – good space & opportunity! I am willing to do more financially if we acquire the property!
  • The building and grounds could definitely be transformed into a workable and beautiful space. It’s clear it would require a lot of work… My chief concern is about the transportation problems for sangha members who can’t bike or drive a car… The carpools and ride-sharing would have to be very well-constructed.
  • I like this space. It has potential in spite of the repairs that are needed. The two large spaces allow two groups to meet simultaneously: Go for it!
  • Lovely opportunity – Hope it works out. Nice spaces – great kitchen which could help provide some bit of income for special events.
  • I am grateful to those who have sought & found a home for SDC. I would love to have a place where our Buddhist practices can deepen & thrive. This space is good! What a joy & contentment I feel. As with the SDC board, my only concern is our financial ability to purchase, renovate, & sustain SDC. I am reminded, though, of the Zen saying: Jump and the Net will appear.