Compassionate Living at Dharmalaya

By Emily Radek

To paint the picturing of a sustainable living permaculture farm:

• Wake up at 6am to join the group for some Chi Kung-to move the energy in the universe and in and around you.

• Eat some delicious vegan food grown right on the campus

• Then it’s getting to work. We worked with the local villagers carrying bags of sand up a mountain, pugged (aka danced) in mud for adobe building, or pick ax, plant, and harvest away in the new garden terraces.

• Each evening we discuss climate change, compassionate living, and different cultures. It has been an amazing experience bonding with all the foreigners and Indians in our group.

Katie making mud bricks (Carpe Diem represent!)

Shanti group working together on an obstacle course.

Kelly and Katie planting garlic bulbs.

Charlotte and Paige with cucumber masques.

Emily: day seized!