It was hard to leave Ananda Dham last Sunday September 25 . Ranajiit and Rocana came to pick me up and at the time of leaving Coco sat in the car.
Coco likes to be obedient and she get very happy when somebody put her a leash.
She try to do whatever you are doing. Here is Coco ready to climb over the rocks.
How long Coco will be guarding Ananda Dham all alone? Anybody willing to visit and take Coco for a walk?
The coming of Arun Deva from Spain has brought a wave of new energy to Ananda Dham. In his first day of volunteering at the project he sprinted ahead cleaning the greenhouse and preparing for crop planting.
Casually he commented that it would be good to plant some trees has windbreakers in front of the greenhouse. The plastic has been tore apart by the strong winds that usually blow here in the valley.
I woke up this morning at 2 am with the sound of a strong wind and I went out to recognize its strength and direction. For the first time in almost two months I felt the wet air of a rain storm approaching. Yuppee!
Windbreakers are a fantastic opportunity for landscapers and permaculturists to unfold their creativity. I though to attach ropes to the front of the greenhouse connecting it to the pool and intertwine them with straps or colored strips of clothing. Even the birds will be surprised.
Arun will stay at Ananda Dham only one week and he envisions a rotation of volunteers that would give a dynamic propulsion to the project. Each one will bring different experiences and knowledge nurturing a unique development for the project.
It was unexpected. Six thirty in the morning Co-Co started barking. I looked at the window and I saw a couple of people outside the gate. It was almost the time for the usual morning walk with Co-Co so I hurried up to open and invite them to come in. Continue reading The visit of Juan and Michelle
In spiritual philosophy we follow the middle path: neither too extreme nor too easy and accommodating. Similarly in adventures and outdoor challenges we wish to offer a middle course that can be challenging for anyone without being dangerous or requiring special equipments. Continue reading Middle Ropes Course
In a previous visit to Ananda Dham two of its well-wishers and good friends advised me to make a fresh juice of cactus and apple and drink it early in the morning. One was telling to the other friend that it was his personal secret to have recovered black hairs. “Are you sure?” I asked in disbelief. “Yes, it is not a matter of black hairs only. He recovered energy and stamina and the hairs are just the reflection of it.” Continue reading Happy Juicing at Ananda Dham
Sometime I overwork. It means that I don’t stop working until I have finished the task and this determination may result in compromising the routine that includes meditation and meals. This is bad. Work never ends and if you expects to finish it by a certain time or date you may get big surprises. Continue reading What an ant can do?
Welcome to Ananda Dham. A project dedicated to farming and much more. Ananda Dham was originally a peach farm with an organic orchard (as in the picture). Continue reading Welcome
This morning Co-Co and I were meditating under the big tree in the flood basin. After we walked on the dry river bed and she was happy smelling the ground and chasing the birds that like this particular place. Continue reading The Power of Nature
“Good morning Co-Co”. Co-Co was lying on her comfortable mattress and she barely wagged the tail. When she saw that I had a Annie’s strawberry yogurt she became interested but at the sight of the camera she adopted her formal sitting position. She likes to show that she is well behaved and whenever you do something she like she will behave very well. Continue reading Co-Co and I
It is sometimes overwhelming to think about a complex job so once I received the advice to break it into small tasks and ask for help. Each image is related to one or more tasks that are in need at the Master Unit. Continue reading List of tasks at Ananda Dham near lake Hughes in California