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The Seven-Thousand Trees of Dharma Rain

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The Seven-Thousand Trees of Dharma Rain by Christopher Baier

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About the film

On 82nd Ave across the street from Madison High School, Dharma Rain Zen Center has been transforming a former quarry and landfill into a ecological boon to the city. In the past few years they have transformed a derelict patch of abandoned land into a beautiful and functional Soto Zen temple for lay practice, along with a mediation hall, offices, daycare facilities, a community garden and more. In this short film, we follow Kakumyo Lowe-Charde (Director of Operations and Development) as he leads us on a tour of the grounds, explaining the intentional and mindful approach to the regeneration of the site and the planting of no less than 7,000 trees, plants, and shrubs.

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About the filmmaker

Christopher is a writer, painter, and filmmaker who works as Creative Director for Comcast Spotlight in Oregon. He is also currently in post-production on his documentary LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT, & SUBSCRIBE about a unique and inspiring character from The Dalles. www.christopherbaier.com