Petaluma Meditation Space
We are opening a space in Petaluma for meditation and mindfulness practices!
Although we've been blessed with wonderful rental spaces in Petaluma (Riverfront Fitness), we would love a new space for several reasons:
-To create a space that is dedicated to the cultivation of mindfulness, compassion, and wisdom
-To have the freedom to add new groups, class series, and daylongs
-To have a stable location where people can come to meditation, connect with the community, and practice together
We have a space that is financially viable with our donation-based model. Our intention is to continue our Tuesday night class and add a few new offerings like morning meditations, a women's group, a more in-depth study group of the Buddha's teachings, and a Refuge Recovery meeting.
We also will be bringing in some outside teachers to lead sessions on yoga, qigong, and other mindfulness-based practices.
As many of you know, we offer our groups on a donation basis so all may join regardless of financial situation. Although this may seem crazy in Sonoma County, it's always worked for us. Our community has been generous in supporting the groups.
We need help with a few things to create the right space for the community. A few things we plan on spending money on (in addition to regular rent, insurance, and utilities):
-Flooring (to replace old carpet)
-Cushions and mats
-A desk and cubby for shoes
-A few small things for the walls
-First and last month's rent
Our town is growing rapidly, and we need these practices and community now more than ever. With this space, we hope to offer a refuge for all those who wish to investigate practice.
We appreciate your support in making this happen! You're always welcome to reach out to us at Info@OneMindDharma.com with any questions. If you know somebody in the area who can help with flooring installation, painting, or anything else, we appreciate all the help we can get!
What a wonderful week it has been of support! We've received many donations, text messages and emails, offers of items and time, and love in so many ways.
I wanted to take a moment to update you on what's going on. First, we've moved our goal up a bit. We did so as the costs of both flooring and cushions have been much higher than anticipated.
Our plan is to save every penny of extra money to help cover rent, insurance, and utilities for the first few months before the space generates any income.
Second, we officially have a space! We have signed the lease, are working on getting the flooring done, and moving forward with everything. We are excited to be taking these steps and working hard to get this space ready and open for the community!