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For viewing subjective reality we have a dedicated meditation room--where the garage of the old house used to be.

The SW view from the house is of the Mission/St. Anthony's and the ocean at Arroyo Burro beach.

On the land we now call Olive Branch, Judith & Greg camped out in a trailer, cabins and tents for two years while they cleaned up, planted and built a house designed to be both a home and a Dharma Center. From the beginning, we have planned to host visits from Dharma teachers, small retreats and weekly meditation support groups and meditation classes.

The location was chosen for its special qualities--many have remarked that it is a "sacred place". Perched on the city limit of Santa Barbara above Mission and Rattlesnake Canyons, half of the 20 acres is rugged untouched wilderness on the edge of the Las Padres National Forest. The comfortable house is very close to nature. On any day one might see a coyote, bobcat, deer or fox. There are hawks, owls, roadrunners and all manner of rodents, reptiles, birds and insects.


On the city side of the house is an old olive grove--hence the name Olive Branch. The ocean and mountain views are spectacular.

To the north is nothing but the Los Padres National Forest.


 
 
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08/20/03