Well, we aren’t going to make Ash Wednesday for the grand reopening of our renovated Porter’s Lodge/Gift Shop—Easter may be a more realistic date for its completion. Mike (in photo on left) and his colleagues are hard at work painting now and the new carpet goes in next week. Then we begin restocking shelves, installing the new cash register, and planning the rotation of monks and lay volunteers to staff our “Porter’s Lodge/Gift Shop/Welcome Center”. We are looking forward to the reopening and to, once again, being able to offer our guests and visitors a place of welcome, hospitality, as well as an important destination for the spiritual seeker. Keep an eye on this space for more updates!