Dhamma Dena Roof/Siding Repair Fund

Dear Friends of Dhamma Dena Meditation Center,

Thank you so much for your generosity! We have made our goal when we added donations from checks sent to the center.

We will closed down the Go Fund Me Page. If you have not donated and would still like to please feel free to donate using the PayPal button below or send us a check to PO Box 183, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

The roof is almost finished now with new roofing, plywood underlay, facia, flashing etc The Ekanon construction team were dedicated working through high winds sometimes at 35mph to finish the project before our work retreat. And with the highly unusual rains in May nothing leaked! The last part of the project is putting in gutters to catch rain water into barrels and other permaculture features.

We are contiuing our process of upgrading our facilities and any further money will go towards our ongoing projects which include:

  • Main house grey water system repair and replace.
  • Turtle (single wide) Trailer Remodel
  • Sustainability Projects including
    • Permaculture
    • Sustainable planting
    • Water catchment system
    • Composting Toilet System
    • Solar
  • Put metal roofs over trailers for weather management

With deep appreciation,

The Dhamma Dena team:

Arinna, JP, Gwen

and the Board:

Kelly , Gabby and Nick


Dhamma Dena Meditation Center is dedicated to supporting and awakening our capacity to love unconditionally and wisely. Through silent retreats, work retreats, self-retreats or as staff we orient towards building the strength to live our lives free of the clouds of anxiety, fear, obsessions, depression and confusion. We understand that the practice of transforming these energies benefits ourselves, our loved ones and our immediate communities, and ripples outward to the world. We care about ending ignorance and injustice in societal institutions and policies that sustains inequity, disenfranchisement, and the destruction of the earth.

Dhamma Dena is committed to building accessibility by supporting all those who want to come to the center, those who are people of color, transgender, gay, lesbian, queer, gender non-conforming, those who have immigrated, those who live with physical disability, those with chemical sensitivity, and those without financial resources. We are dedicated to building beloved community where all parts of ourselves feel welcome and honored.

You can offer support through our campaign below. Thank you.

or send a check to PO Box 183, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Joy Harjo writes in one of her poems for calling the Spirit Back,

“….Welcome your spirit back from its wonderings. It may return in pieces, in tatters. Gather them together. They will be happy to be found after being lost for so long.

…Then, you must do this: help the next person find their way through the dark.”

May Dhamma Dena Meditation Center stay alive to support all of us finding our way to liberation.