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Membership Options and Benefits (2/21/2018) - 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! Scholar: 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 [...]
Work Opportunities at LMB (12/10/2017) - Do you or someone you know have the skills to offer at our retreat center? We are looking for qualified people who work well with others, in the following areas: Spiritual Program Coordinator Operations Coordinator Head Chef – filled Bookstore/Front Office – filled (Click on the above links to see the job descriptions and how to apply.) 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. Land of Medicine Buddha is an equal [...]
Operations Coordinator (2/11/2018) - We are currently seeking an Operations Coordinator to join Team LMB as soon as possible. This is a full time (40 hour per week), permanent position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Spiritual Program Coordinator position open (11/15/2017) - We are currently seeking a Spiritual Program Coordinator (SPC) to join Team LMB as soon as possible. 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.
Jhado Rinpoche at LMB 2018 (1/18/2018) - Rinpoche has kindly accepted our invitation to return to LMB. Rinpoche will arrive at LMB in the early morning of January 29, 2018, giving several commentaries and transmissions through until February 19. List of Topics: The Path to Enlightenment based on Lama Tsongkhapa’s “Foundation of All Good Qualities” (Yonten Zhi Gyurma): Jan 30–Feb 1 Teachings on Medicine Buddha: Feb 5–7 Two jenangs: Kalachakra jenang and Garuda jenang – Feb 8 Kalachakra teachings: Feb 9–15 Two jenangs: Chenresig jenang and White Tara Long Life jenang: Feb 17 Samayavajra jenang and Tsog Offering: Feb 18 Jhado Tulku Rinpoche is one of the most highly esteemed lamas in the Geluk lineage today.  He served as the abbot of Namgyal Monastery in Dharamsala, the personal monastery of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and is also an ex-abbot of Gyuto Tantric College in lower Dharmasala. In addition to his excellent education in [...]
Bookstore – Front Office (12/10/2017) - We are currently seeking a warm, outgoing customer service professional to join Team LMB in our Bookstore/Front Office as soon as possible. This is a 35 hour per week, permanent position.   Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Sculpture Added to Stupa (5/18/2017) - 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 [...]
Busy Season: May-June 2017 (5/3/2017) - Our schedule of events is getting busy this late spring/early summer, with visiting teachers and new courses. Masters Program graduate and touring teacher, Don Handrick will be giving two public talks, May 11 and May 18, and teaching an entire module of the FPMT Basic Program – Transform your Mind, Transform the World (The Wheel of Sharp Weapons) – over two intensive weekends, May 12-14 and May 19-21. Don is based at our center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he teaches intermediate-level courses when he’s not on tour. To commemorate the holy month of Saka Dawa – the anniversary of Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana (passing away) – we are offering four classes on What the Buddha Taught, June 4, 8, 11, and 15. Later in June, we will be honored by the visit of Dagri Rinpoche, one of the high incarnations who has stepped up to [...]
Gratitude: 2016 Annual Appeal (12/11/2016) - 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 [...]
The Root of Samsara (11/12/2016) - By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche (Archive #394, from www.lamayeshe.com) Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche explained how delusion and karma bind us to samsara, at the 11th Kopan Course in November 1978. This teaching is an edited excerpt from Session 38, Section Seven of the course. Wherever we are born in any of the six realms—in the lowest, unimaginable suffering state of the narak realm, or in the highest, what’s called the point of samsara—all these realms are completely under the control of delusion and karma. There is not one single realm that is not formed by delusion and karma. This is the pervasive compounding suffering of our aggregates. These aggregates that are formed and bound by delusion and karma are called the cycle of samsara. As long as we carry the burden of the aggregates bound by delusion and karma, we will circle in these six [...]