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Guardian, copyright Patrick Waterhouse
Guardian © Patrick Waterhouse

Aloka Earth Room is a contemporary temple-space
synthesizing Dharma, ecology and art
another window into Buddha-Dharma.


The house is just a 15 minute walk from the Transit Center in San Rafael, CA;
doors are opening on April 21, 22 & 23 with three Open House Days.
Regular weekly events will start on April 26.

Aloka Earth Room is inspired by Ajahn Buddhadasa’s ‘Spiritual Theatre’ at Wat Suan Mokkh,
where Ayya Santacitta first encountered Buddhist meditation in 1988.

Thank you to Barbara Voereos for her design and to the Bess Family Foundation
for funding the artwork.

These artworks might surprise you, as they do more than illustrate an idea or a set of values:
artworks foresee possible worlds ahead of us
María Inés Plaza Lazo.

We are getting there, March

Painting the design, FebruaryThe work has begun, JanuaryWith Earth Room doulas Heather & Wendy, December
Most photos by Heather Marie

We acknowledge that Aloka Earth Room is on the traditional unceded land of the Me-Wuk (Coast Miwok), the stewards of this land for many centuries before European settlement. We honor all Indigenous People’s beliefs, cultural heritage, their relationship with the land, the knowledge of their Elders and the spirit of the Ancient Ones. This recognition of Indigenous Territorial Lands and beliefs is a small step along the long road of recognizing the truth of our shared history and moving towards reconciliation. We will continue this journey with our Indigenous neighbors as we weave our paths together in right relation.

Follow behind … tranquil

Last update: March 20, 2023