The Gandhi House

We are so excited to have moved in March 2012 into our new house in Rochester’s Plymouth-Exchange (PLEX) neighborhood, at 929 S Plymouth!

If you are connected with a youth, student or community group that likes to do projects, contact us to schedule a time to come and help. We have lots to do to beautify the exterior of our ‘Gandhi House’ as well as to love the vacant lot next door.

We are so grateful to be here. This building and its history is a wonderful metaphor for our work.

History of the house:

The house was an abandoned building for 17 years and has been being lovingly restored by two friends and landlords of the Institute, David Knoll and David Skinner, along with their construction crew and a host of community helpers. The building provides space for 8-10 workers, a large community workshop space, a meditation room and more. The house is adjacent to a ¾ acre lot which is being rehabilitated to serve as an urban agriculture project as well as a meditative green space available to all.

The house and empty lot/garden before and after







Will you help us furnish the new Gandhi House?  We could use the following items: 

Priority Items:
Fire Extinguishers
Sturdy Bike Rack
Paper Shredder

Folding Tables
Gardening Tools (especially spades and forks!)
General Tools

Gift cards/certificates to:
Mayer Hardware
Hunt’s Hardware
Home Depot
Bed Bath and Beyond


Another way to support the Gandhi Institute is to


  • October 5, 2014 1:00 pmAnnual Gandhi Birthday Celebration
  • October 24, 2014 7:00 pmWar Tax Resistance Workshop
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amWar Tax Resistance Workshop (Starts Friday Evening)
  • November 3, 2014 9:00 amNo One Left Behind: The Art and Craft of Convergent Facilitation with Miki Kashtan
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