Adidam Holy Domains Projects
In fulfilling our joyful commitment to restore, preserve, and protect the Hermitages and Sanctuaries Empowered by Avatar Adi Da Samraj in the United States, and to continue the work of digitally archiving the audio, video, photographic, and handwritten artifacts of His Life and Work, the following projects are the highest priority and need your patronage and support.
MANNER OF FLOWERS FENCE REPAIR
SAFETY RETROFIT OF LAND BRIDGE PAVILION
Land Bridge Pavilion is an important part of Beloved Adi Da’s Divine Domain at The Mountain Of Attention Ruchira Sannyasin Sanctuary. It is used daily for meditation and sacramental worship. Recent inspections have shown that the building needs to be retrofitted to support the integrity of the structure. This includes improving the entrance to the temple with new doors and access ramps, installing a new foundation in order to increase stability in case of an earthquake, and rebuilding the roof.
FIRE PROTECTION AT WEST COAST USA SANCTUARIES
Wildfires have become a significant threat in California due to drought and rising summer temperatures. In 2015, the Valley Fire in Lake County destroyed buildings and acres of old-growth trees at The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary. The core holy sites were protected by resident men using garden hoses and fire extinguishers to fight the flames. Upgrading of fire safety measures is one of the Adidam Holy Domains’ highest priorities. Funding is needed immediately for the following:
- Water tank for Tat Sundaram Hermitage
- Forestry equipment for The Mountain Of Attention
- Brush clearing and weed abatement
- Removal of dangerous trees
PRESERVATION OF THE ADIDAM SACRED ARCHIVES
For several years, the Sacred Archives has focused on preserving its vast collection of videotape, audiotape, photographic, and handwritten documents created by and about Avatar Adi Da. The urgency of this project is due to the short window of time available to transfer these forms of documentation to a digital medium, thus preserving original artifacts of the Revelation and Blessing Work that Avatar Adi Da accomplished during his lifetime. The Sacred Archives also contains tens of thousands of historically significant physical artifacts from throughout Adi Da’s Lifetime, which must also be preserved but are not amenable to digital duplication. To help us maintain the safety, security, and longevity of all the forms of irreplaceable artifacts and the high-resolution digital duplicates contained in the Adidam Sacred Archives, the following is a list of some of our most urgent funding needs:
- Film scanners: We have 80,000 color and black/white still images in both medium and large film format that require specific film scanners able to accommodate their size; we need four scanners to complete the task.
- Historic 8mm movie films: We have 70 small reels of 8mm color film of Avatar Adi Da Samraj from the 1970s and 1980s that need to be professionally transferred to high resolution digital file formats, to ensure their long-term preservation and their current and future accessibility.
- Additional archival artifact storage: To accommodate the thousands of significant sacred artifacts in the Sacred Archives, the storage capacity of the facilities at The Mountain Of Attention needs to be expanded.
THE MAN OF RADICAL UNDERSTANDING PUBLIC RETREAT CENTER
Plans to improve MORU include the upkeep and beautification of the meditation hall, the building on the left, including: a new heating and AC unit, new carpeting for the dais, a new Murti photograph and backdrop, and new sacramental service items so the old ones that were present when Avatar Adi Da Samraj empowered the hall can be archived.
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To donate by check from the U.S., please send a check payable to "Adidam Holy Domains", with memo "Holy Domains Projects" to:
Adidam Holy Domains Fiscal Office
12040 N. Seigler Springs Road
Middletown, CA, USA 95461
To donate by check from other countries, please contact the Samrajya Patronage Office.
Suggested language to include in your planned giving documents for a specific gift (bequest) of money:
"I hereby give a bequest of $__________ to the Avataric Holy Domains of Adidam Ruchiradam (EIN: 95-2819458) to be used for its general charitable purposes."
Suggested language for a gift of the residue (i.e., remainder) of the donor’s estate:
"I hereby give the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to the Avataric Holy Domains of Adidam Ruchiradam (EIN: 95-2819458) to be added to and used for its general charitable purposes."
The Adidam Holy Domains is organized under the laws of California as a non-profit religious corporation and is approved by the United States IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.