Vipassana Meditation Retreat with
Santikaro, from Kevala Retreat, Wisconsin
Saturday, January 5th (2019) at Vista Hermosa Retreat House
Near Prescott , WA
Registration will open on December 10th
To register for the retreat, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The retreat will be held at the Vista Hermosa retreat center, about 30 miles north of Walla Walla, WA. The cost of attending the retreat is $15 per person, plus dana (donation) for the teacher. Participants should bring their own lunch, but there are complete kitchen facilities available. The retreat will be a daylong silent meditation retreat with sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk and opportunities for discussion with the teacher.
It is suitable for beginning and more experienced practitioners. The retreat will begin at 9:00 am and end about 4:30 pm, with a break for lunch.
About Santikaro- Santikaro went to Thailand with the Peace Corps in 1980, was ordained as a Theravada monk in 1985, and subsequently trained at Suan Mokkh with Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, a leading Thai teacher, scholar, and reformer of Theravada Buddhism. He became Ajahn Buddhadasa's primary English translator and was abbot of nearby Suan Atammayatarama. He is a founding member of Think Sangha, a community of socially engaged Buddhist thinker-activists that has given special attention to the ethical and spiritual impact of consumerism and militarism.
Directions to Vista Hermosa from Walla Walla: Head west on Main St .4 mi, Turn right at 2nd Ave 0.3 mi. Turn left at W Pine St 0.7 m. Turn right at 13th Ave (WA-125). Go past the penitentiary.
Continue to follow WA-125 2.6 mi. Turn left at Harvey Shaw Rd Continue for about 16 mi. toward WA highway 124 (about 20 minutes). (Harvey Shaw passes under Highway 124). Go under the overpass and bear to the right to get to Highway 124. Turn right on WA-124. Continue on WA-124 to Fish Hook Park Rd.
Turn right at Fish Hook Park Rd 0.9 mi. Turn right at Sara Lynne Ln 0.6 mi. Turn left at Coyote Loop Dr. and up the hill to the retreat center for 0.2 mi
Directions to Vista Hermosa from Pasco: Take U.S. Highway 182/12 eastbound towards Burbank and Walla Walla. After crossing the Snake River Bridge on Hwy 12, turn left on State Route 124. Continue on State Route 124 for about 16 miles, and then turn left, heading north, on Fishhook Park Road. Follow Fishhook Park Road for about 1 mile which will lead you to the entrance to the Vista Hermosa community.
Go past Gala Drive and turn right into the housing development on Sara Lynne Lane. Drive three short blocks until Sara Lynne intersects Coyote Loop Drive. At that point you'll see the retreat center, which is in a large house on a rise behind the housing development. Make a sharp left onto a gravel road to reach the retreat center.