dedicated to a peaceful & just society
grounded in contemplative & spiritual practice
We are a young Dhamma refuge in southwestern Wisconsin, with roots in the Theravada tradition of Buddhism and inspired by Suan Mokkh, the "radical conservative" Garden of Liberation founded by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu in southern Thailand. We are dedicated to fostering a community of liberatory practice; providing a natural setting for personal retreat and study; and living out Buddhist ethics of healing, right relationship, ecological care, and social responsibility.
After moving to this 70 acre valley in Wisconsin's beautiful driftless region in 2006, we are slowly building, through volunteer labor and donations, facilities for practice, study, and simple living. This website contains Dhamma teachings (text & audio), study materials, calendars of teachings & events, local partners, pictures, building plans, and funding needs. Please explore the menu bar, most recent Newsletters, and blog.
The big challenge of a highly aggressive lymphoma and its treatment is increasingly in the background. We both needed the rest of 2011 and most of 2012 for convalescence and catching up with projects gone to seed. Still, visitors enjoyed the beauty of land, birds, quiet, & practice from late Spring into late Fall of last year, including a steady stream of retreatants. With help of our advisory group and volunteer teams, we are preparing for new projects in 2013. Top of the list is a 4-season hermitage for retreatants.
Santikaro's blog posts regular updates and reflections. We remain most grateful for the amazing inspirations and support that have sustained us and continue to do so. We aim to contribute to the Buddha's great project of Awakening.
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