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Date & Time Details:
Sunday, March 7, 2021
9:00 - 10:00am Pacific Time

Location: Online

Penelope Naldrett, CFRE, Development Director
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Hollyhock Sanctuary Benefit and Guided Meditation (Free, Online)

With Deepa Narayan, Oriane Lee Johnston and Robert Beatty

March 7, 2021

Sacred spaces are places that inspire meaningful transformation.

Join Hollyhock Board Member, Deepa Narayan and longtime Hollyhock Presenter, Robert Beatty for a discussion on sacred spaces, followed by a guided meditation with Oriane Lee Johnston streamed from the Hollyhock Sanctuary.

Earthen built structures can last 500 years with the right care and maintenance, however, it can be challenging to do in our beautiful but wet west coast rainforest. Currently the Sanctuary’s carefully crafted living green roof is leaking and raising concerns that the integrity of the building may be at risk. While Hollyhock has many needs in light of the global pandemic, the care of this sacred place needs to be a priority. On Feb. 1st we launched a campaign to raise $50,000 by the end of March to replace the roof and make structural repairs that need to be completed this spring. We invite you to show your loving care for the Hollyhock Sanctuary with a donation to help cover the cost of roof repairs on this sacred place.

Please RSVP so we know you are coming. We look forward to connecting with you!

Online Gathering

This gathering will take place on Zoom, a video conferencing tool. You do not need a Zoom account, but you may need to first download the application here. You will also need a device with microphone, speakers, video, and internet connection. You may test your Zoom connection in advance here.


Deepa Narayan
Deepa came to Hollyhock in 2003 and got involved with islanders trying to save land from being clearcut and now lives part time on the island. She likes to problem solve across sectors with poor communities and policy makers across the globe, previously as Senior Advisor in the World Bank. Author of 17 books, she focuses on inequities and across gender and race. Her most recent book is called Chup which means be quiet. She continues to work with NGOs on strategy and program design issues. Deepa is a Hollyhock Board Member.
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Oriane Lee Johnston
Oriane Lee Johnston brings natural horsemanship, spiritual guidance and her years as former program director for Hollyhock to her work as educator and mentor. Horse journeys have taken her riding in the sacred mountains of Ecuador and volunteering with horses in Africa. whitehorsesanctuary.com orianelee.com Read my blog on Hollyhock Talks P.C. Charles Steinberg
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Robert Beatty
Robert Beatty, MES, MSW, is the founding teacher of the Portland Insight Meditation Community and a member of the first wave of lay Theravada Buddhist teachers who brought Buddhism from Asia to America in the 1970s. Robert integrates Western psychology with the systematic training of the mind and heart offered by Buddhism. His teaching emphasizes kindness, relationship, humour, family, and work as vehicles for spiritual development. robertbeatty.com | portlandinsight.org Read my blog on Hollyhock Talks
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