The gift of solitude, silence and nature
There is a sanctuary in each of us, a place of total serenity and balance. In this place of silence and stillness, normal distractions fall away, revealing our true essence. When we seek the refuge of silence, supported by nature it is possible to rediscover our inner sanctuary.
Sweetwater Hermitage is a fifteen-acre property located in the mountains near Big Sur, 10 miles south of Carmel, California. The property was acquired by Dharmata Foundation in 2016 to fulfill Anam Thubten's vision for Dharmata Sangha members to practice solitary retreat in nature.
Please join us in supporting our financial needs of $140,990 at Sweetwater property. Your donation will help us cover current expenses which include building of a Stupa on the land, Dharmata’s contribution to the Rocky Creek Road repair fund, equipment for property maintenance, dead tree removal and general fire mitigation, as well as ongoing maintenance and upkeep.
Help us restore this beautiful and sacred space for retreatants for years to come. Together we can make the Sweetwater vision a reality. By making a gift, you are helping fulfill this Bodhisattva dream of a hermitage to benefit all living beings.
“Nature has the power to wash away all ego-centered mental chatter, worries, and anxieties, allowing us to feel a deep serenity and to see the way things are in the grand picture of reality. Nature’s magic lures us to tap into a greater truth that is not polluted by manmade theories and concepts, and liberates us from the shackles of conventionsthat often go against the purity of our hearts.”
For more information about Sweetwater Hermitage please visit our website: https://sweetwaterhermitage.dharmata.org
Donations can also be made by mailing a check directly.
Please make checks to “Dharmata Foundation” with a note in the memo line “Sweetwater Hermitage”
235 Washington Ave
Richmond, CA 94801
For more info please contact Raquel Castellanos
via email: email@example.com
Dharmata is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, your donation is tax deductible.
Thank you for your generosity!