On May 22 at 2:00 pm we had a Native American land blessing at the vihara. Rick Adams from the Nisenan people of the Sierra Foothills performed a Four Elements ceremony for us. Rick is also chairperson of the Hutu Anape Cultural Foundation.
He was accompanied by Mark Murphy from the Maidu Indian Museum in Roseville. The Nisenan people are also known as Southern Maidu or Valley Maidu and are one of the many first nation groups of the California Central Valley.
We are very happy to be now connected more fully to the ancestors of this beautiful land!