The Dhamma Center......The Sae Taw Win II Dhamma Center was established by Dr. Thynn Thynn in 1997. The Center is located in a quiet country setting in the tiny town of Graton, in Northern California. We are just a few miles north of Sebastopol, 12 miles west of Santa Rosa, and 55 miles from San Francisco,s Golden Gate Bridge. To assist those traveling to the Center, please go to our contact page for maps , phone numbers and our street address.
The......The vision for the Center is to be a residential Theravada Buddhist yogi and lay residential community. The yogi tradition is patterned on the Burmese yogis who devote themselves to practice, study and service to the community.
......The Center will serve as a teaching/training institute in Theravada Buddhism and practice. It will provide the physical nucleus of a community in which the Dhamma is a living practice and a way of life. Dr. Thynn's vision is to create a safe and caring place for the old, the very young and the infirm, similar to the Buddhist communities of Asia.
|......The community will
be an active, nurturing, dynamic group. One "not isolated" but
living in harmony with society, interacting with our neighbors
through service and outreach programs.
......The Center offers a variety of accommodations for long- and short-term residents. Please go to the Dhamma House and Rooms for Residents and Visitors link for more information regarding shared housing.