The California Isha Center Takes Root
On Mother's Day, May 12, 2013, Sadhguru and around 300 Isha meditators from the US and Canada gathered at San Juan Bautista, California to plant 1008 olive trees on the hills of the newly founded Isha Center – a 62-acre parcel of land donated by an Isha volunteer a few years ago. Each of the trees was given a name by the person who planted it. The first tree was planted by Sadhguru, and he named his tree Bhooma. After a morning of tree planting, a scrumptious brunch was laid out by local volunteers. Later, everyone gathered near the wide canopy of the buckeye tree, under which Sadhguru conducted a sathsang. He remembered how the yoga center in India took root many years ago, how it has grown since, and how he wishes to see the same in California. He announced that by September 15, 2015, there would be a consecrated space and infrastructure at the California center. The volunteers are all fired up to make it happen!