Living alone in meadows, forests, fields ornamented with flowers,
And lovely solitary groves,
With rivers of pure water, birds calling out and mists rising.
Well then, when will that time come for me?
As Dharmata Sangha has grown and groups of practitioners studying
with Anam Thubten have formed throughout the US, Asia and Europe,
we have been nurturing a vision of creating small nature based
hermitages in different locations worldwide. The purpose of these
hermitages is to provide a sanctuary for meditators who want to
deepen their practice through solitary retreat under the guidance of
In December, 2015 Dharmata Foundation purchased the first Dharmata
Hermitage in the Big Sur mountains near Carmel, California.
Sweetwater Sanctuary is a magical place of majestic redwoods and
groves of oak and madrones, rocky outcroppings and wide open vistas.
The land has a number of existing cabins, a caretaker house and a
Sweetwater Sanctuary will be open for scheduling short individual
retreats in July, 2016. To find out more, visit our Sweetwater Sanctuary
website. We hope that Sweetwater Sanctuary will be a model for future
Dharmata Hermitages to be created worldwide.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have ideas for a
hermitage in your area, land to donate, or support to offer to the
Dharmata Hermitage Project.