Land of Medicine Buddha provides classes and space for group and personal retreats, on a forested piece of property at the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, just a mile and a half from Soquel Village, California. We are an active Buddhist community. Through teaching, meditation, prayer, retreat and community service, we engage in preserving and transmitting the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values, specifically in the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa. Click through on the links below to find out more about our spiritual program - Dharma - or about our facilities - Staying.   Find out more about us.
Dharma at Land of Medicine Buddha

Find out about:
♦ weekly classes
♦ special events
♦ meditations and pujas
♦ holy objects on the land
♦ getting involved

Staying at Land of Medicine Buddha

Find out about:
♦ overnight accommodations
♦ group facility rentals
♦ day visits and tours
♦ pool and spa facilities
♦ preparing for your visit

Stupa Project
We are building a replica of the Mahabodhi Stupa - the monument marking the site where Shakyamuni Buddha manifested enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree at Bodhgaya, India. This is currently under construction on the upper part of the property at Land of Medicine Buddha. Find out about donating to the project and see updates about the progress of the construction. continue...
Join Our Team
Find out about being part of our community by:
• Working at Land of Medicine Buddha
• Participating in Service Study
• Volunteering
• Becoming a member
• Receiving email announcements
Find out more...
Main Gate - Updated Open Hours

Main Gate - Updated Open Hours

Gift Store and Reception is Open:
• 10am to 5pm, every day

Main Gate is Open:
• 7am to 8pm, every day

Don't get stuck on the wrong side of the gate. If you are an overnight guest, be sure to keep the gate code with you. If you are a pedestrian, be sure to be off the land before the gate closes automatically at the end of the day. Enjoy your visit. And thank you for coming to Land of Medicine Buddha.

Are you already a pledged member of Land of Medicine Buddha? If so, many thanks!

If not, please consider supporting the center through one of our levels of membership, with monthly or yearly contributions. Memberships can be funded monthly through our website or with an annual donation by sending in a check.

Currently our most popular membership level is the Scholar level which allows students to attend all regularly scheduled classes and meditations and not need to remember to bring their wallet!


Individual – $50/month or $500/year
Family – $60-$100/month or $600-$1000/year
All the benefits above plus:

  • 15% discount at the Book/Gift Store
  • Drop in at our weekly classes and meditations without making a donation: 
    free attendance at regularly scheduled classes/meditations is a benefit!
  • Reserved seating at special teaching events

If you are not a member yet, we welcome you to join us and become one. If you are a member, we hope you will continue!

See Membership Page


UPDATE [August 29, 2018] – Project on Prescott Road is finished for the time being. There is still construction on Main Street which might hold you up for a few minutes. Drive carefully.

Prescott Road will  be closed at certain times for two weeks, and then periodically after that, due to construction by Santa Cruz County.


  • Mon-Fri, July 23 to July 27
  • Mon-Fri, July 30 to August 3
  • finished now, late August


  • 9:00am to 2:30pm, Monday to Friday

Plan to be in and out before 9am or after 2:30pm.

After the first two weeks of intensive construction, expect delays of up to 20 minutes, until the project is finished. Allow extra time to get past.

This is not an LMB project. Direct your questions and concerns to the Santa Cruz County Department of Public Works.