Dharma in the West
The Odiyan property consists of about a thousand acres of ridges and meadows located 1,400 feet above the level of the Pacific Ocean. To heal the land, which had been overgrazed and scarred by logging, over 25,000 trees were planted and throughout the years the splendor of the environment has been restored,
One hundred and eight land stupas mark out a pilgrimage route, sanctifying every acre. The beauty of the natural world has an intrinsic sacred dimension and forms an integral part of the mandala as a living aesthetic creation. One hundred and forty-four acres are landscaped with eighteen gardens, eight orchards, four man-made lakes and four vegetable gardens. The sacred environs of each temple is also ornamented with a formal garden.