Mud and Debris Flow

Poignant Gathering in Sadako Peace Garden

Posted Aug 10 2018 bySarah Kidwell / Mud and Debris Flow, Rebuilding, Recovery / Comments Off on Poignant Gathering in Sadako Peace Garden /

Each year on August 6, the anniversary of the US detonation of an atomic bomb over Hiroshima, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF) holds a remembrance event in La Casa’s Sadako Peace Garden. This year marked the 24th annual gathering and it was especially poignant – as just six months ago the Peace Garden was awash in mud and debris

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Six months after the mud and debris flow

Posted Jul 9 2018 bySarah Kidwell / Mud and Debris Flow, Rebuilding / Comments Off on Six months after the mud and debris flow /

 
In a normal year, July would be a busy time at La Casa de Maria, with programs, groups, and retreatants all making use of our facilities, land, and unique offerings. But, due to the December fires and January’s massive mud and debris flow, sadly, we are still closed while we plan for our renewal and rebirth.
We have, however,

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Offering Support for La Casa’s Rebuilding

Posted Jun 21 2018 bySarah Kidwell / Mud and Debris Flow, Rebuilding / Comments Off on Offering Support for La Casa’s Rebuilding /

On Wednesday, June 20, founder of Spiritual Paths Institute and longtime friend of La Casa de Maria Ed Bastian came for a visit. His purpose was two-fold – Bastian wanted to see firsthand the devastation that is a result of the 1/9 mud and debris flow. But he also came to offer financial support and delivered a $12,000 donation in support of

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Introduction to Capacitar July 7th

Posted Jun 15 2018 bySarah Kidwell / Events, Home, Mud and Debris Flow / Comments Off on Introduction to Capacitar July 7th /

This one-day workshop and retreat will introduce participants to Healing and Wellness practices, which were devised by Capacitar International and have been used in more than thirty countries for over 25 years.
Capacitar International is a wellness training organization, integrating spirituality and body wisdom practices with a research-based focus resulting in an experience that is truly holistic, incorporating body,

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Carrying on With Peace

Posted Apr 23 2018 bySarah Kidwell / Mud and Debris Flow, Rebuilding / Comments Off on Carrying on With Peace /

Students from del Sol School in Manhattan Beach made their yearly pilgrimage to Santa Barbara Friday, April 20 carrying with them 1000 brightly colored origami cranes that they had painstakingly folded as part of their annual study of peace. For the past twelve years, student groups from del Sol have hung the cranes in La Casa de Maria’s Sadako Peace

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Three months after the mud and debris slide

Posted Apr 9 2018 bySarah Kidwell / Mud and Debris Flow, Rebuilding / Comments Off on Three months after the mud and debris slide /

Dear Friends of La Casa:
We write today to tell you of the tremendous progress we have made since the devastating mud and debris slide of January 9, which wreaked utter havoc on our small town and our beloved property just three months ago. In the days following the slide, the damage and loss seemed almost overwhelming – nine buildings

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Phew! We Made It

Posted Mar 23 2018 bySarah Kidwell / Mud and Debris Flow, Rebuilding / Comments Off on Phew! We Made It /

We’re pleased to report that we made it through the most recent storm unscathed – our newly widened section of the San Ysidro Creek did not overflow its banks. This was the third and most threatening storm to arrive since the devastating mud and debris flow of January 9. Each of those storms prompted a mandatory evacuation but this

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Data Recovery – Thank you TechEase

Posted Mar 7 2018 byCindy Swain / Mud and Debris Flow, Rebuilding, Recovery / Comments Off on Data Recovery – Thank you TechEase /

When disaster strikes, you find out who your friends are.  For La Casa and others affected by the mud and debris slide, one very good friend has been TechEase.
TechEase generously offered free data recovery for those fortunate enough to find their computers buried under the mudslide and debris flow of January 9, 2018.
We lost our entire administrative building, where

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A Fitting Benefit

Posted Mar 1 2018 bySarah Kidwell / Mud and Debris Flow, Rebuilding / Comments Off on A Fitting Benefit /

 
In the days following the January 9 mud and debris slide, supporters of La Casa de Maria and its Center for Spiritual Renewal reached out in large numbers, expressing their deep concern for a beloved institution. Almost immediately, volunteers offered to sponsor fundraisers, the first of which was held Sunday, February 25 at Trinity Episcopal Church on State Street

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