Widening the Dharma Gate
Construction is now underway! Ashland Zen Center has provided a place to practice Soto Zen Buddhism in the lineage of Suzuki Roshi for 23 years with teachers Jintei Harold Little and Etsudo Patty Krahl. Our sangha utilizes every nook and cranny of our existing facilities, with ingenuity accomplishing a myriad of practice activities in a converted farmhouse, barn, and cottage.
Through generous sangha donations, last year Ashland Zen Center purchased the land next to our current home and began planning to provide facilities for expanded practice. It is both exciting and humbling to see our new residential center take shape day by day.
Our new facilities will feature long-term residential housing, short-term residential housing, dorms for sesshins and practice periods, a gathering hall, kitchen, flexible meeting spaces, laundry, and multiple bathrooms. Sangha donations are in the bank to build this new residential center, which was designed, pro bono, by an architect friend of Ashland Zen Center.
Keeping the Gate Open
We hope that you will open your hearts to this project. Together we widen the dharma gate and deepen the roots of Zen Buddhism in America. Thare are many ways to take part, including donations of time, effort, ideas, and materials. With your help, Ashland Zen Center is becoming a residential practice center now and for future generations. Thank you!
The Perfection of Giving
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