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Dr. Dexter is hosting the R0 Prayer Flag Project, a community art project raising funds to support Lane Arts Council’s Artist Support programs, supporting local artists and arts groups to advance their creative projects and careers.

The goal is to collect 100 prayer flags along with $10 or more donations to Lane Arts Council. Your donation will be matched by Dr. Dexter (up to $1,000 total match).

The community art project runs through November 6th. Your prayer flag will be displayed in an outdoor community pop-up on November 13th, 5-8pm. You may opt-in for your flag to be sold, with proceeds donated to Lane Arts Council.

Encourage friends and family to submit prayer flags!

For questions about the project, please call/text 541-543-3700 or email office@drdexter.com.




  • Prayer flags may be created using any form of paper or cloth, should be approximately 13” x 14” in size, or smaller


  • This is not a juried art project; all submissions will be accepted.



What is R0?


The term R0, referred to as R-Naught, represents the number of new infections estimated to stem from a single case. In other words, if R0 is 2.5, then one person is expected to infect, on average, 2.5 others. The purpose of this program is to “positively” infect each other with hope, love compassion and empathy, as well as every other positive emotion that is out there. The R-Naught for this project is 100. Dr. Dexter plans to identify and positively infect 100 people in the community to participate in the project.


“Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to gods, which is a common misconception; rather, the Tibetan people believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all-pervading space. Therefore, prayer flags are thought to bring benefit to all. The prayers of a flag become a permanent part of the universe as the images fade from exposure to the elements. Just as life moves on and is replaced by new life, Tibetans renew their hopes for the world by continually mounting new flags alongside the old.” – Dr. Dexter