May- August 2012 Progress Report
Yoga on the Lawn with Rich Fabio
May 12, 2012 : OM Sanctuary Volunteers received a complimentary hour long yoga class to connect their mind/body to the nature and build community engagement.
Lama Norlha Rinpoche Blessing Ceremony
May 14-15, 2012 : While touring the Carolinas and Tennessee, Lama Norlha Rinpoche, senior teacher in the Kagyu lineage, made a stop at OM Sanctuary to share his abundant wisdom, teachings, and blessings. Lama Norlha has dedicated his life to supporting the education of students on a deeply profound level of commitment and learning.
Richmond Hill Inn Estate Sale
May 24-26, 2012: To raise funds for the next phase of OM Sanctuary renovations, the remaining Richmond Hill Inn items were sold over a three-day event free and open to the public. The seven hundred people who attended had an opportunity to purchase their piece of Richmond Hill, tour the grounds, participate in a chair massage presentation, and participate in a raffle benefit.
Pearls of Wisdom Sacred Ceremony
June 2, 2012: The first of many Unity Ceremonies at OM Sanctuary took place on the
evening of Saturday, June 2. The celebratory union of Brian and Robyn
Hines was officiated by Rev. Susie Greene in the Sanctuary Gardens.
Dalai Lama Blessing Ceremony
July 6, 2012: Dr. Hun Lye, Urban Dharma North Carolina’s Founder and President led a blessing ceremony in the OM Sanctuary gardens to celebrate the Dalai Lama’s birthday.
May 12, 2012 : Frank and Lisa Meyers of Nirvana Nursery offered a complimentary workshop on Mindful Landscaping to the OM Sanctuary community of volunteers. Both amateur and seasoned gardeners alike participated in native plant identification and techniques for maintaining their natural splendor in a garden setting.
Cleaning of Ducts
June 23-29, 2012: In alignment with renovation goals, Ducky Ducts completed a full
sanitation and air-lift for the ventilation systems in our Cottages, Renewal Center, and Sanctuary Pavilion.
Redo and Renovations
June 8-22, 2012 : The OM Sanctuary team of staff and volunteers worked inside moving guest
beds into proper rooms, setting up offices, and cleaning out remaining guest room items to recreate a nourishing space for the rest and renewalof future program participants.
Cleaning of the Carpets and Sanctuary
August 2-9, 2012 : The OM Sanctuary team worked to deep clean and Om-inize the Sanctuary Guest Rooms for the rest and relaxation of future program participants and guests.