With a flurry of volunteer activity getting the Dharma Center clear and clean, our Founding Sanghas are now arranging for trucking and schlepping their supplies, and setting up house at SDC. There is leave-taking of our familiar Dharma homes at Congregation B’nai Israel, Friends’ Meeting House, and the Yoga Solution.
As summer turns toward fall, we shed our routines
and separate ways of being, to join together
in sharing and creating
Sacramento Dharma Center.
Save Sunday November 6th, 1:00 – 3:00, when all members of SIM, Valley Streams, and SBMG are invited to come together for our SDC Opening Celebration. We will enjoy time to sit together and to celebrate, walk the grounds, ponder possibilities, and enjoy refreshments. Our big Community-wide Grand Opening is scheduled for January 29th 2017 – bring friends and family!
Daily progress is flowing fast. Check our progress in photos, updated frequently on our facebook page. How about that shiny new sign, with logo by David Angstead, and yards of curtains being cut and sewn by Julie DeHart! Each Sustaining Sangha is receiving new keys and entry/exit guidelines; the ADA restrooms are plumbed and SDC Board members are choosing counter tops, tiling, paint and more; a secure Tuff Shed for tools has been assembled.
Volunteers will paint and garden during SDC Workdays on Sept. 24th and 25th, covering graffiti on the building facing our property, as well as tackling a variety of inside and outside tasks. Please see details on the upcoming events calendar.
Come breathe in the spaciousness of the entry space, now free of the gigantic reception desk. And, amazingly, after months of effort, SDC Building Manager Bob Jenne found someone to haul away the mammoth door to the back vault, taking it to Washington. Our Sanctuary space is blossoming.
Wondering about upcoming events?
Office Manager Linda Dekker has been sorting our many Sustaining Sangha activities – check the updated Calendar and Upcoming events list. Sanghas are collaborating with the SDC Scheduling Committee to establish procedures for reserving rooms and accommodating our diverse needs under this one big roof.
We are hoping that in a few weeks we will all know the dates for SBMG and SIM to begin their Sunday night and Thursday night programs at SDC, in compliance with the much-awaited occupancy permit. Valley Streams will have its first Monday night program at SDC on 9/26,; SIM launched its first retreat on 9/17; and SBMG opens its first class series on 9/21 – please see Calendar for details. Welcome all!!