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...
Apply for Work-Study
We are accepting applications for work-study residency. Work-study participants generally contribute their time to the following departments at the center: Kitchen, Housekeeping, Event set-up/breakdown, Grounds/Gardening, Maintenance, Altar care. Work-study participants contribute 25 hours per week, generally broken up into five 5-hour days. Find out more and apply
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.
We are grateful for YOU! Those of you who give — monetarily and energetically — year after year, to help us fulfill our mission as “a center for healing and developing a good heart”, deep bows to you! SEE DONATION OPTIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST
Land of Medicine Buddha is not just a dot on the map, we are a community of Dharma practitioners. A family. Without YOU, Land of Medicine Buddha would not BE.
Those of you who are just becoming acquainted with Land of Medicine Buddha, we cordially invite you to become more deeply involved — drop in for a class, come for a hike, spin the prayer wheel, volunteer. Our hope is that you find a place that feeds you spiritually– a place to heal in a world that might feel a little out of control. Visit our Dharma programs calendar!
If you feel moved by our mission and goals, we invite you to join us in preserving and developing Land of Medicine Buddha by making a generous donation toward providing this spiritual home for our dharma family, our monastic community, and future generations. Without you, there is no way that we can do it!

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