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Mural Mandala, Phase III: “Filling In The Grid”


Join Lindsay Parkinson at Lion's Roar Dharma Center on Friday, August 16, 2019, at any time between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to take part in Phase III of the mural, "Filling in the Grid". Phase III of the Lion's Roar Dharma Center Community Mural will be on-going for several weeks. Last week, on Friday, August 9, 2019, Lindsay with the help of some community members began creating the grid that will be the framework for the next phase of the mural. Here are some pictures of where you will begin on Friday: See Phase I: Splash Off here. [...]

Mural Mandala, Phase III: “Filling In The Grid”2019-08-15T14:31:40-07:00

Compassion In Our Community: Breakfast for the Homeless


Monthly Activity Every month Lion’s Roar participates in feeding breakfast to homeless, hungry folks gathered in Friendship Park. We partner with Diamond Light Tibetan Buddhist Group. Lion’s Roar’s goal is to sponsor and provide what is needed for this one breakfast per month. In June 2019, the Friday morning breakfast fed 338 homeless people. The number of people needing breakfast has increased. This aligns with the 19% increase in the Sacramento County homeless population counted in the January 2019 point-in-time homeless census. There are now over 5,500 people living on the streets or in shelters in Sacramento County! Event [...]

Compassion In Our Community: Breakfast for the Homeless2019-08-14T20:07:35-07:00

Mural Mandala, Phase I: “Splash Off”


On June 30, 2019, the Lion's Roar Dharma Center community came together to initiate the outer temple wall where a mural will be brought to life. The effort is being led by Lindsay Parkinson, who described Phase I as, "Bringing community together, giving love & spontaneity to the wall and acknowledging “Samsara” pain & suffering in the world. By expressing ourselves with creativity and joy we are facing these negative constructs with the opposite and inviting positive energy and solutions in it’s place." When participants arrived, they found the wall as prepared by Lindsay: After a couple of hours [...]

Mural Mandala, Phase I: “Splash Off”2019-07-15T00:41:51-07:00

Mural Mandala, Phase II: “Placeholders”


Organically created by the splash off event, these Mandalas will serve as placeholders for future members of community (whether they identify as artists or not) to have their ideas painted on the wall. Sponsors who wish to have their ideas created or artists themselves who would like to contribute personally can donate to the mural project similar to the “Chalk it Up” event held here in Sacramento. These spaces may rotate year after year so that the Mural represents change and growth over time... Keeping “placeholders” in the circular Mandala spaces that will continue to change & evolve over [...]

Mural Mandala, Phase II: “Placeholders”2019-07-15T09:02:19-07:00