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Liberation ParkWe are a young Dhamma refuge in southwestern Wisconsin, with roots in the Thai Theravada tradition of Buddhism and inspired by Suan Mokkh, the Garden of Liberation founded by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu in southern Thailand. We are dedicated to providing a natural setting for personal retreat and study, and living out Buddhist ethics of healing, right relationship, ecological care, and social responsibility.

We moved to this 70 acre valley in Wisconsin's beautiful driftless region in 2006 and have been slowly building, through volunteer labor & donations, facilities for practice, study, and simple living. This website contains Dhamma teachings (text & audio), study materials, calendars of teachings & events, pictures, building plans, and funding needs. Please explore the menu bar, most recent Newsletters, and blog.

Visitors enjoy the beauty of Tara's Vale -- stream, grasses, trees & flowers, birds, foxes, quiet -- for Dhamma practice throughout the year, and especially from Spring into late Fall. A four-season hermitage awaits retreatants and the Guest House and Garden Cottage are now in steady use.

Latest images of Guest House and Lodgings (May 2017)
Important background on What we are doing here and Why.

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.


Companion to Under the Bodhi Tree
Audio Index (please visit regularly) | Buddha-Dhamma Confronting Racism
Glossary of Terms | Images of Liberation Park | Study Advice
Santikaro teachings: 2017 Retreats (just updated), Chicago area workshops, Milwaukee, and closer to home
Download December 2016 Newsletter | Our Brochure | Visitor Orientation
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