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...
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
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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:
• Sun-Fri, 7am to 8pm
• and for events, meditations, and classes
• (usually closed on Saturdays) 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.

Land of Medicine Buddha (LMB) is a Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Center situated on 108 acres in beautiful Soquel, CA, USA. We are affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). LMB is a unique Dharma Center in that there are many different populations that come to the Land on any given day — Dharma program participants, facility rental guests, and the general public. No matter the reason, our goal is to ensure every guest of LMB is met with warmth and loving-kindness.

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.

Responsibilities include:

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Good Virtue applies bas relief sculptures to the dome of the stupa, May 2017.

We are so glad to have our amazing artist Good Virtue back at LMB! He is creating beautiful molds to go on the top Kadampa Stupa right now.

During the raining season, we were working with a landscape designer to create the stupa garden. Lama Zopa Rinpoche advised a Japanese-style garden in the area. Now that our artist is back, he overlaid a mandala design on the garden layout. We are looking forward to breaking ground on the gardens this summer. There will be opportunities to sponsor trees, benches etc. We will keep you updated.

We just received the okay from Rinpoche on a revised entrance to the shrine where the Buddha statue will be placed. While I was in Nepal, Good Virtue and I had a chance to order the pinnacle for the top of the Kadampa stupa and see a photo of the wax mold for our Buddha statue.

Denice Macy, Director
Land of Medicine Buddha
May 18, 2017

Schematic for the landscaping around the stupa.