Deer Park Buddhist Center


Email --General Inquiries -- Tour Coordinator (Sherab)

(608) 835-5572 -- Deer Park Buddhist Center
(608) 332-7080 -- Tour Coordinator (Sherab) 

Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Call in advance on weekdays

4548 Schneider Dr
Oregon, WI 53575

Deer Park Buddhist Center was established in order to make the teachings of the Buddha accessible to persons committed to practicing Buddhism within the tradition developed by Tibetan spiritual masters and scholars.  It is named after the place in Sarnath where Buddha Shakyamuni gave his first teachings after attaining enlightenment. Deer Park Buddhist Center was founded in 1975 by Geshe Lhundub Sopa who served as the Abbot until August of 2012 when he became the Abbot Emeritus. Regular and ongoing teachings are presented at Deer Park Buddhist Center by  Geshe Tenzin Dorjee, the current Abbot of the Center, and by resident teacher Geshe Tenzin Sherab.

To get to Deer Park from the University of Wisconsin area in central Madison
1) Go south on Park Street
2) Park Street becomes Highway 14 at the Beltline Highway
3) continue south on Highway 14 for about 6 miles
4) take the "Oregon" exit, but immediately turn left/north on Hy. MM
5) continue on Highway MM for about 1/2 mile
6) turn right/east on Schneider Drive, which is just past a trailer sales lot
7) continue east on Schneider Drive about 1 mile
8) Deer Park is on the left/north side, 4548 Schneider Drive (if you reach a stop sign on Schneider Drive, you've gone too far.)

Deer park has a large parking lot available for visitor parking, which is immediately on the right just after one enters the Deer Park driveway.  Senior and handicapped parking is available just to the right of the large temple.  The upper driveway of Deer Park is reserved for resident vehicles only.