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

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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

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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...
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:
• Mon-Fri 8am to 7:30pm
• Sunday noon to 5pm
• and for events, meditations, and classes
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.
Apply for Service-Study
We are accepting applications for service-study residency. Service-study participants generally contribute their time to the following departments at the center: Kitchen, Housekeeping, Event set-up/breakdown, Grounds/Gardening, Maintenance, Altar care. Service-study participants contribute 25 hours per week, generally broken up into five 5-hour days. Find out more and apply

LMB is looking for that special someone:

We are currently seeking a Spiritual Program Coordinator (SPC) to join Team LMB around October 1st, 2017. This is a full time (35 hours per week) paid position. There is the possibility of this being a residential position.

The SPC works closely with the Executive Director to develop, design, and implement the spiritual program at LMB. The SPC is responsible to the Executive Director and to FPMT International Office to ensure that the Center’s spiritual program is in line with FPMT policy and guidelines, ensuring that it reflects the unique teaching style of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. This is the ideal position for a creative, dynamic person looking to offer service within the FPMT mandala.


job description

Responsibilities include:

  • Management of all aspects of the spiritual program including writing and following up on invitation e-mails, planning programs, as well as on-site and day-of event coordination
  • Coordinate with the reception office regarding guest services and administration with regard to Dharma program bookings
  • Collaborate with other staff to create, write, and edit copy for marketing and promotion of the Dharma program for print, website, and social media
  • Welcome newcomers to the Center and host weekly classes
  • Coordination of gompa volunteers
  • Perform other job-appropriate activities as requested by the Executive Director

Qualities of the ideal candidate:

  • Devotion to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, or at least familiarity with and respect for Rinpoche and the FPMT organization
  • A serious Dharma practitioner with a strong daily practice
  • Harmonious and warm personality
  • Flexible mind

Required skills of the ideal candidate:

  • Superb written and spoken communication skills in English
  • Proven experience with event management
  • Strong marketing and promotion background including social media savvy
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Additional requirements:

  • Familiarity with FPMT education programs, ideally having completed at least one
  • Volunteer experience at an FPMT center
  • Attendance at one or more retreats at an FPMT center
  • Legally able to work in the US

Does this sound like the perfect situation for you? Please submit the following three items no later than August 15th, 2017 to the .

1. A one page cover letter explaining why you are right for this job and this job is right for you.
2. A detailed Dharma CV and a professional CV (these can be combined in one document).
3. Three references: please including full name, phone number, and email address for each of the following:

  • One spiritual reference (from an FPMT center director, SPC, or center board member; or an FPMT registered teacher)
  • Two professional references (former or current employers).

Caption for picture: Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in Mongolia, 2015.