Liberation Park logo Kevala Retreat (Liberation Park) Midwestern Dhamma Refuge
grounded in contemplative practice
for a peaceful, just, & sustainable society

Liberation Park logo Kevala Retreat (Liberation Park) Contemplative Refuge

Liberation ParkKevala Retreat is a Dhamma refuge in southwestern Wisconsin that hosts contemplative retreats. Our roots are in the Thai Theravada tradition of Buddhism and we are 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 in service of awakening to wholeness (kevala).

Liberation Park's new
name is Kevala Retreat.
A new website is
under construction.

We moved to this 70 acre valley in Wisconsin's beautiful driftless region in 2006 and have been slowly building, through volunteer labor and donations, facilities for practice, study, and simple living. This website contains Dhamma teachings, study materials, pictures, and funding needs. Please explore the menu bar, and most recent Newsletters. For an explanation of our change of name please click here.

Solar Array is full funded and installed
Important background on What we are doing here and Why.

Visitors enjoy the beauty of Tara's Vale -- stream, grasses, trees & flowers, birds, foxes, quiet -- for Contemplative Dhamma practice throughout the year -- all four seasons, each with their own unique flavor and beauty. Our four-season hermitages and the Guest House await retreatants of diverse needs. We aspire to support healing and wholeness through inner work and contemplation.

Santikaro's blog posts occasional 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 into Wholeness.

Companion to Under the Bodhi Tree
Index of Dhamma talks by Santikaro
Santikaro teachings: 2018 Retreats (just updated), Chicago area workshops, closer to home, and Study Advice
Download December 2017 Newsletter | Our Brochure | Visitor Orientation

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