I am recruiting volunteers to help integrate the architecture and planning language developed at UC Berkeley with the teachings of the Mandala principle and Natural Hierarchy as presented by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Together our goal will be to develop insight into the needs and desires of the elder community of the sangha.
Using a virtual workshop, the volunteers will select spatial patterns and discuss their application in a retirement life-style. The volunteers will themselves be selected from the elder population of the sangha to leverage both their life-long experiences and their engagement with the Dharma.
The volunteers will have the opportunity to develop their skills laying out architecture and community spaces. To advance architecture and planning research I will document the workshop process and results. The insights garnered from the volunteers will influence the development of an intergenerational community under consideration by a sangha in North America.
-Jason Winn is a registered architect with the State of Texas, certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners, and certified energy manager with the Association of Energy Engineers. He has practiced architecture and urban planning in San Antonio and Chicago for 13 years and is currently teaching design at the Eastern Mediterranean University. Read his research on storytelling and persistence in the built environment at Space Poetics