The Temple

The Temple has always represented a tribute to people you had lost, either previously, or more importantly, in the last year. It is a place of grieving, a place of severe pain and suffering, a place of release, of letting go. Solace, spiritual.

On Sunday evening, the Temple is burned. The experience is a stark contrast from the Man burn the night before. The Art Cars circle but their lights and fires are off. It is quiet as we watch the fire engulf the Temple. No fireworks, no splash - a very spiritual time.

Temple of Together - 2024

The design of the Temple of Together beautifully portrays the light that emerges when we come together with all parts of ourselves and with the oneness we share with all living beings.

The dominant motif in the design is the representation of two hands coming together in prayer, with the flow of the building’s energy coming together and then emerging upwards. Joining two hands is a common gesture in nearly all spiritual traditions, symbolizing unity, humility, and respect. This is depicted literally by the two hands that create the archway at the 6:00 entrance. It is also represented more abstractly in the neo-Gothic pointed arches repeated throughout the design, which are also reminiscent of the layered, geometric shapes and symmetry of the Art Deco style from a century ago. 

In this time of global challenge and conflict, we are invited to find strength in unity, and to be seen, loved, and inspired.


2023

The Temple of the Heart

The first Temple to be designed by a woman

Empyrean Temple

2022

Temple of Direction

2019

Galaxia

2018

The Temple

2017

The Temple

2016

Temple of Promise

2015

Temple of Grace

2014

Temple of Whollyness

2013

Temple of Juno

2012

Temple of Transition

2011

Temple of Flux

2010

Temple of Fires

2009

Barusa Sagrada

2008

Temple of Forgiveness

2007

Temple of Hope

2006

Temple of Dreams

2005

Temple of the Stars

2004

Temple of Honor

2003