Cedar Ridge

Cedar Ridge Retreat and Conference Center is located at 18062 Keasey Rd, in Vernonia, Oregon. It is nestled in the Oregon Coast Range on the banks of Rock Creek, about 45 miles west of downtown Portland.

For accommodations, the upper grounds, including the Lodge and House on the hill, offers large and small bedrooms with single and double bunk beds and full bathrooms in the hallways. Lodging at the lower grounds consists of simple but comfortable dorm-style heated cabins with heated bathhouses nearby.

A nice spacious conference hall at the upper grounds serves as a meditation hall.

Mattresses are provided in all of the sleeping areas. Students bring their own bedding supplies including sleeping pillow (not the same as your meditation cushion), sheets and blankets/sleeping bags. Sleeping supplies can be provided to students flying in if they notify the registrar in advance.

Cedar ridge area wildlife includes deer, elk, eagles, great blue herons, fox and coyotes.

Winter temperatures range from possible lows of 25 degrees at night to highs in the 50s during the day with high probability of rain.

For public transportation options from Portland to Cedar Ridge, please see Columbia County Rider and Trimet.

OVA has no affiliation with any of the above travel services.






Bar L Ranch

The Bar L Ranch is a beautiful and rustic 20 acre site in the mountains of Camp Sherman, in Central Oregon. The setting of the course is next to a large meadow that is surrounded by Ponderosa pines, Tamarac trees, a lovely creek, and many walking trails.

The ranch is a private residence that is used as a meditation retreat center once a year. It also serves several one-day meditation courses throughout the year. The meditation hall is a yurt, accommodation is individual tenting, the dining hall is an outdoor tent, and showers are outdoors (and private).

Temperatures fluctuate greatly in Central Oregon. On summer nights, sub 30 degree weather is possible and during the day 80 or 90 degree heat is common. Participants must bring their own tents, and warm sleeping bags (0 degree bags are recommended), and should bring plenty of clothing to layer throughout the day and night.

This course is for the more hearty student, as it set in a natural environment, with large temperature fluctuations and which is mostly without indoor accommodations. The Bar L Ranch is a peaceful place to meditate.








Oregon Vipassana Association
6201 NE 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97221 USA
(541) 719-8240

[email protected]

Nearby Vipassana Centers

Washington (Dhamma Kunja) British Columbia (Dhamma Surabhi)
California (Dhamma Mahavana) No. California (Dhamma Manda) So. California (Dhamma Vaddhana)

All Vipassana Centers Worldwide

View Directory