Volunteer Day: Medicine Buddha Mandala Construction
Drop-in on any of our Medicine Buddha Mandala construction days to help us finish the fountain and the mandala. Currently we are working on constructing 4 Tibetan Buddhist gates. While it is nice if you have any skills before arriving they are not necessary. You do need to bring any safety gear you may already have and we will provide you with additional upon arrival.
Types of Activities Include
– creating the rock wall planters
– construction of 4 buddhist gates (pergola like structures) This involves carpentry and metal working.
– fiberglass work on molds of sacred objects
– painting sacred objects
– mowing the lawns
To Volunteer please sign up below or rsvp to – [email protected]
Things to Know
Everyone must sign a legal volunteer waiver before upon arrival at the property to offer service.
Follow your GPS. The road is not well marked. There is a sign that says 837 Taggerty Thornton Road, Thornton Vic.
For those allergic to dogs, there are two friendly dogs on the property that will mostly play with each other or swim in mud. No Children. This is a construction project.
Potluck – Bring your own lunch or something to share with everyone.
We have a port-o-potty but not fancy bathrooms.
It is an outdoor volunteer activity. The facilities for lunch are camping quality.
Practice Generosity Through Buddhist Offerings
To make merit for the benefit of all beings and create the causes and conditions for our project to be a success, we encourage you to bring incense, candles, gemstones, crystals, flowers, perfume, prayer flags or water to offer on the property. There is a shrine house as well as areas throughout Malaya Grove farm such as in the Medicine Buddha herb garden mandala and the food forest that we will become a buddha field filled with healing deities of wisdom traditions from around the world. Offer to the deities there to help create the causes for their statues to manifest.
Suggested Items to Bring
Bring a hat – it’s quite hot
Garden or work gloves
Water and/or snacks of your choice