Potential Property for the Bay Area Vipassana Center

Over the past two years, the search committee has evaluated over 40 properties with the goal
of finding a property for developing a Vipassana meditation center close to SF Bay Area.
In January 2018, the committee found a potential property in Gilroy (near San Jose) in Santa Clara County.

Centrally located in California 
close to San Jose

The potential property is located off of Redwood Retreat Road in a rural area in Gilroy, the property is 33 miles from San Jose airport and 30 miles from Santa Cruz.

The 54 acres property that we are considering is valued at $1.98M by the seller. Additionally, we would need about $6M for Phase 1 construction.

If we are able to purchase this property the plan is to start development for 60 to 80 students sometime in early 2019.

The goal would be to expand the capacity of the center to
accommodate a total of 150 students, servers, and teachers,
which would be done in future development phases as
donations become available.