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We have met with the county health officials and they have allowed us to open following this health plan.

We are using disinfectant to clean the cabins (toilets/bathroom, table and countertops, floors, etc.) after every guest. We air the cabin out before guests arrive as well. For AirBnB guests - The linen and towels provided are fresh as well. Hand sanitizer is provided in every cabin for your personal use. 

We have four cabins which are separated by woods. If you run into guests, we ask that you practice appropriate social distance and wear a mask when interacting. The Center covers 37 acres with many walking paths. This allows you to keep your distance from others who may be using the walking paths.

Due to COVID-19, we have recently decided to limit the number of guests staying at the center. As a result, we are only taking in reservation requests from guests who wish to stay 2 or more nights.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused and hope you will understand.

The Metta Meditation Center is located on 37 acres the eastern shore of Lake Elysian outside of Janesville, Minnesota. The Center is a 20-minute drive from Mankato and one hour from Minneapolis and St Paul.

The Metta Meditation Center provides lodging, facilities, and programs for those seeking space for Retreats, educational enrichment, relaxation, and spiritual renewal. We welcome all people to our serene setting with gracious hospitality.

Perfect for Large Groups

The Retreat Center accommodates large groups, with sleeping space for 40 people.

All faiths and groups are welcome. The Center is a perfect gathering place for family celebrations, religious retreats, and business conferences.

Personal Retreat Cabins

We also offer private hermitage cabins nestled in the woods, that you can reserve for your own personal retreat.

The  Metta Meditation Retreat Center is maintained by Triple Gem of the North, a Buddhist community dedicated to practicing mindful traditions thousands of years old.

We invite you to come, sit, and rest in the quiet peacefulness. Learn to live life mindfully with loving-kindness towards all.

The Metta Meditation Retreat Center is supported by gracious donations and with the help of volunteers from our community.