To allow for the possibility of more attendance, and for us to have access to the entire property while we are together, we have altered our timing of the envisioning. There will still be two dates, but they will be separated by almost a month.
As before, Sunday, May 21, 2017, will be one of the dates. May 20th IS NO LONGER SCHEDULED! On May, 21st, we will be meeting for a shorter period of time than originally scheduled: from 9 am to 1 pm. During this time, we will have the opportunity to discuss the changes and additions we would like to see to the building and grounds. As part of this process, the facilitators will lead us through the design process, from how the site currently functions (issues of use, circulation, sun/shade patterns, etc.), to possible locations for different uses, and we will begin to prioritize those uses.
The second day of envisioning is now set for June 18, 2017, from 9 am to 3 pm. Yes, this is Father’s Day, but perhaps if that’s a celebration for you, you can celebrate later in the afternoon or evening? This day will invite further participation from both those who attended the May 21st event and those attending only on the 18th. This day will have a slightly different agenda. In addition to community input, we will look at some rough ideas of the result of the first go-round and work them into the overall “figuring out” portion of the design process.
This time, set aside from the Dharma Center’s increasingly busy schedule, will be for all of us in the community have the chance to come together to discuss how we want to use our new space – both the inside and the outside. We encourage as many Sustaining Sangha members as possible to come and share their ideas for use of the building and grounds. Please come to one or both meetings, the envisioning process will build on itself over the two days, but individual ideas and input will be welcome on both days.


Can’t come? Then please share your ideas in writing; respond to this email, or email, Or talk to any Dharma Center Board member. They are: Susan Orr, Joe Countryman, Julia Mullen, Dennis Warren, Barbara Colton, Bob Jenne, John Penfield, Kenny Bender, and Linda Dekker.

While this will not be the only time when community members may weigh in on proposed changes they would like to see, the planning and conceptual designs produced during this weekend will be used to guide the overall changes that will be made to the property. If you want to contribute your ideas for how the interior and exterior spaces will be used, please come and help out.

Envisioning schedule
May 21st ~ 9 am – 1:00 pm
June 18th ~ 9 am – 3:00 pm
3111 Wissemann Drive