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.

PHASE 1
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.

PHASE 2
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.