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Birds of Earth Sanctuary – A Short Video

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

This short video – Birds of Earth Sanctuary – by master photographer Craig Johnson has incredible videos of many species of birds and chicks at Earth Sanctuary. Plan a visit soon!

Busy Beavers Video

Monday, August 26th, 2013

We have three beaver lodges at Earth Sanctuary.  There is a weir and culvert between the Middle and West Ponds.  When the beavers hear running water, they immediately build a dam to stop the water.  In this video, you can see Chuck Pettis using a pitchfork to unclog the dam.  At night the beavers come back and fill it in again.  And on it goes!

Before and After

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

The Evening Magazine TV show visited Earth Sanctuary about 10 years ago, and they keep running the segment!  If you watch this short video and then visit Earth Sanctuary, you will see how well the plantings have done and how the plants have matured.  And all the pink flags are gone!

Great Blue Heron Catches Large Catfish

Saturday, April 13th, 2013
Craig Johnson came to Earth Sanctuary sat on the bench by the labyrinth for a while watching the heron preen near the middle of the pond. The heron flew to the area near the Native American prayer stone (just off the cattails). He went to that location, keeping a distance and noticed the heron’s body undulating, so I knew the bird was going to strike. I leaned against a tree, hand holding my pocket video camera and shot the clip. It was about 4:00 PM.

Great Blue Heron, Eagle and More!

Monday, November 19th, 2012

This video by Craig Johnson starts off with a Great Blue Heron catching a big bass in the Middle Pond at Earth Sanctuary.  http://www.pugetsoundbackyardbirds.com/Birds%20of%20Earth%20Sanctuary.html

Incredible Osprey Videos at Earth Sanctuary

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Here is some video footage of Osprey by photographer extraordinare, Craig Johnson, most taken at Earth Sanctuary (including the fish catch!). The video may take a while to load.  http://www.pugetsoundbackyardbirds.com/OspreyatES.html

Earth Sanctuary Tour – Visitor Comments – Afternoon of April 21, 2012

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Here is short video of the personal comments from three people who took a tour of Earth Sanctuary with Chuck Pettis on the afternoon of April 21 as a celebration of Earth Day. They are sharing their favorite places at Earth Sanctuary.

Visitor Comments – Earth Sanctuary Tour – Morning of April 21, 2012

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Here is short video of the personal experiences a mother and two daughters had during a tour of Earth Sanctuary with Chuck Pettis on the morning of April 21.

Buddhism in America: The Story of Chuck Pettis

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Andriana Fletcher, a film student at Pacific Lutheran University, recently contacted Sakya Monastery about producing a short documentary about Buddhism in America. H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya recommended she do a film about Chuck Pettis. Andriana visited Sakya Monastery, the Pettis home, and Earth Sanctuary to create this film about Chuck Pettis’ practice of Tibetan Buddhism.  Here is the link to the YouTube video:  Buddhism in America: The Story of Chuck Pettis

Video of Stupa Blessing Ceremony

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

A short clip of the stupa ground blessing ceremony at Earth Sanctuary led by H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya (center). To his right is H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya and to his left is H.E. Kathog Rigzin Chenpo. The ceremony was held on July 8, 2010.