Community Work Afternoons
April 16, 2014
If you are looking for a way to support the Abhayagiri community and want to connect to the residents in a working environment, then you are welcome to come join us once a month for an afternoon work project. The first three of these work periods are scheduled for the last Saturday of the month (April 26th, May 31st and June 28th). The work period will start with a work meeting at 1 pm and the work will probably end by 4 pm. You are welcome to come join us for the 11:00 AM meal and stay for tea at 4:30 pm and evening puja at 7:30 pm followed by a Dhamma talk. The work projects will include tasks requiring a range of skills and p...
Work is Giving
Since today is a community work day, there is an opportunity to work together for the benefit of the community and to recognize how we can look at opportunities for work. Sometimes we may feel that the word work already has the connotation of drudgery, a burden in some way. But that’s just how we perceive it and, therefore, create a certain feeling around it. Instead, we can change our perceptions and see work as an opportunity for giving – giving which benefits others, giving which benefits somebody other than ourselves. These are opportunities to do something quite noble. ...
Reception Hall Construction Updates
Reception Hall Phase 1 Completed -- Phase 2 on Hold
January 4, 2014
In mid July of 2013 we began phase 1 of construction to the new Reception Hall. Ideally, starting construction work in April is preferred; starting in July was a bit risky as we feared early fall rains would cause delays and create a messy work environment. Our contractor assured us he could get the job done, so we proceeded. Little did we know rain was not going to be a problem. All of this work was completed on time, the work was well done and it all came in at, or under, budget. Here is a brief list of all the items we completed in phase 1. structural foundations retaining walls ...