Odiyan is maintained entirely through internal efforts and individual donations. Situated on almost a thousand acres of wild land close to the Pacific Coast, upholding a simple yet nourishing way of life, Odiyan guards the symbolic vehicles of a knowledge tradition on the verge of dissolution.
When you make an offering, you lend direct support to Odiyan’s projects and its people. You are making a material difference in the chances for its survival, and the survival of the irreplaceable cultural and spiritual treasures that Odiyan protects.
Land & Gardens
Over the course of four decades Odiyan has become a botanical paradise. Over a quarter million trees have been planted. Gardens range from manicured temple plantings to vegetable gardens to informal plantings that blossom on paths and between buildings.
Your contribution allows us to maintain thriving organic vegetable gardens and acres of roses, flowering, fruiting and nut bearing trees, multitudinous flowering bushes and countless spring and summer bulbs.
Odiyan is home to animal communities both domesticated and wild: a herd of Kiger mustangs; a family of miniature horses; two large aviaries; and our Great Pyrenees dogs who serve as protectors and watch dogs. There are many of species of local birds, from ravens and wild turkeys to blue herons.
Your donation helps us to provide food for the dogs, horses, and aviary birds; seed for wild birds during winter; and veterinary care as it is needed.
Your donation to the Community Fund holds open the possibility of Odiyan’s future, paving the way for the participation of new volunteers for our projects, new lifelong community members, and new opportunities going forward.
We need to protect the eldest practitioners with the health care their aging bodies require. We need to foster the dynamic group of younger practitioners, providing them with the fuel they need for accomplishment and the preventive care that will keep them going strong.
Odiyan is maintained almost entirely by its own community. We care for the roadways, protect and maintain temples and residential buildings, clean and service our own wells, our own septic systems, and repair our own vehicles and equipment.
Your donation towards Odiyan’s infrastructure is a direct, pragmatic injection of funding ensuring that Odiyan endures. Such support may seem less glamorous but it is Odiyan’s lifeblood, an offering that simply cannot be reduced to a dollar value.