Lotus Garden is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is subject to extreme fluctuations in weather. Summer days can be quite warm and humid, although the nights are generally cool and breezy due to the proximity to the mountains. Although most days are sunny and pleasant, sudden and intense storms are not uncommon. Please bring suitable clothing with you.
Walking through the woods and over the fields of the Lotus Garden property can be a opportunity to get away for a break during programs. We have provided mowed walking trails to assist you. If you are going beyond the fences and gates we ask that you sign out on the center's "Off-site Sign-out Sheet" located in the Office and tell one Vajra staff member where you plan to go. This is for your own safety and the staff's peace of mind.
Lotus Garden is a wooded place and of course, there are many insects, including deer ticks and bees. Please be vigilant as you may come upon snakes, some which may be venomous. Larger animals such as bear and coyote have been spotted in the vicinity.