Farm Retreat Center
We have been working with a wonderful architect and natural home builder to construct two new buildings. The Living Wing will contain 6 bedrooms, sunken living room, kitchen and bathrooms. The Communal Wing will house a meditation room, library and studio. Construction began fall 2022 and will continue till summer 2024.
Build With Nature: straw/timber wall panel system
Radiant heating system with thermal solar energy
Natural plaster finishes (lime & clay)
Can You Help?
Farm Work Retreat
February 12-March 2, 2024
The Sangha House is integral to our vision of rural agrarian retreat center for our members. A highly energy efficient straw-timber structure is being built. The new building will have residential and communal wings that includes meditation hall, studio and a library to house Ven. Samu Sunim’s extensive collection.
To help defray costs on this large project, we are plastering the straw panels, inside and out, ourselves! We started our plastering work in August 2023 with a vibrant work retreat. Click here to view the retreat photos.
We plan to have another work retreat in February 2024 to focus on interior clay plastering.
Daily practice, communal meals, hiking, and other activities. Connect with and enjoy a natural and agricultural setting that includes woods, hills, fields and streams to explore. There are animals wild and domestic to observe, interact with and care for. We are redeveloping the farm along permaculture principles which value working with nature as we grow food by encouraging microbial, plant and animal diversity. Abundance in emptiness.
Please contact the farm (email@example.com) if you can help.