About Us

Address: 5800 Prescott Road, Soquel, California, 95073, USA

Telephone: 831.462.8383

Office Hours: 10am to 5pm daily

Gate Hours: See sidebar

Land of Medicine Buddha is an environmentally conscious meditation and retreat center. Our campus is located on 108 acres of coastal foothills and stands adjacent to 10,000 acres of redwood forest preserved by the State of California. We are tucked away from the bustle of local beach towns, yet easy to reach.

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. Our tradition – the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism – was developed and taught by Lama Tsongkhapa a Buddhist master who lived in Tibet six hundred years ago. These teachings were carried to the Santa Cruz area by our founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and our Spiritual Director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche over forty years ago. His Holiness the Dalai Lama – spiritual leader of the Tibetan people – is the inspiration and guide of our organization, FPMT.

Land of Medicine Buddha (LMB) is a unique and sacred facility. We provide Tibetan Buddhist teachings, retreats, healing, and space for others to bring their workshops. You are welcome to share in all that our center has to offer. Everyone is welcome; you don’t need to be Buddhist to come for a visit to LMB.

Land of Medicine Buddha is a registered non-profit, religious organization, 501(c)(3). Our Federal Tax ID Number is 77-0281122. You can use this when you name Land of Medicine Buddha as a beneficiary (in your will or for particular accounts), or for claiming deductions for charitable donations.

Spiritual Program
We offer:
♦ weekly classes & meditations, workshops & retreats
♦ visits from touring Tibetan masters
♦ community outreach and festivals
♦ talks on Buddhism to schools and other organizations
♦ daily prayers for the suffering, the ill and those who have died.
See description of programs...
Art & Culture
We work to help preserve the cultural traditions of Tibet by commissioning the creation of large stupas, prayer wheels and examples of the ornate and beautiful art of Tibet. Our meditation halls and temples house numerous statues, paintings and examples of authentic Tibetan and Nepali religious objects. Have a look around...
Meditating in Nature
We offer a meditation trail which leads visitors on an exploration of the “Eight Verses of Mind Transformation” with a description of each verse along with comments by the Dalai Lama as well as meditation benches and prayer flags at each stop. Go on a virtual tour...
Historical Property
Our property has been functioning as a country lodge for over a hundred years, being owned by a series of families up until the 1980's. Before that, it was a sawmill and logging camp going back to the 1860's. Read more about the history and look at a gallery of old photos on the History page. Find out more...
Facilities for Group Retreats
Land of Medicine Buddha is an excellent place for groups to hold their retreats, offering an inspirational setting, comfortable guest rooms, a caring staff, and healthy, delicious meals. Meeting rooms can be set up with cushions or chairs, with tables, and with audio visual equipment to suit your needs. See the special area of our website which tells you all about how to bring your group here. Facility Rentals...
Personal Stays
You can stay overnight in a guest room or yurt when space is available. Make a reservation using our online reservation system. As a residential guest you will have the option to sign up for meals, to use the spa area, and make use of the property for rejuvenation or for participating in our spiritual program. The Plan Your Stay page gives information about transportation, weather, and other guidelines for personal visits. Find out more...