Saturday June 18, 2016

Annual Medicine Buddha Festival & Cultural Fair

  • Free – Everyone is welcome!
  • Join in the 11 AM procession with our thangka led by the Gamelan Anak Swarasanti Orchestra.
  • Music and dance performances
  • Information and healing booths
  • Shopping for unique gifts
  • Food and drink
  • more 2016 details to come

When are Things Happening

Transportation: Please use our free parking and shuttle buses located at Main Street School, in Soquel. Shuttles running all day this year: from 9 AM – 5 PM

Offsite parking with shuttle: FREE

Revision: Onsite parking at 5800 Prescott Rd, Soquel CA 95073: $20 fee. Cars will not be allowed to arrive between 10am and 11:30am because of the procession and the shuttle buses needing to get back and forth during that time.

We don’t want people to be delayed and Prescott road limits how many shuttles and cars we can have traveling on it at any given time. Help keep the buses moving steadily – arrive early and enjoy some morning snacks.

FYI: Volunteers get free onsite parking when arriving before 9 am. After 9am volunteers carpool also. thank you!

Strictly NO parking on Prescott Road.

Ride the Bus! Shuttle Bus is the way to go! Win a prize! Ride the shuttle!

Arrival Time: We strongly encourage you to arrive by 10AM if you hope to be in the procession (or to watch the procession).

The Procession: Please note that we have set the procession departure time at 11AM. The procession will be led once again by our loyal friends in the Gamelan Anak Swarasanti orchestra. Please join the procession to lead the giant Medicine Buddha thangka up the hill. See photo album of previous festival.

Being a Sponsor

If you would like to contribute to this day by becoming a sponsor we welcome your engagement! This is an especially great way for those who are unable to attend the festival to benefit others and support the work we do at Land of Medicine Buddha. Use this PayPal button to make a general donation, in any amount, toward the Medicine Buddha Festival. (You will have a chance to write in what you would like to sponsor, if you like.)



We cannot offer our annual festival without our family of volunteers.  There are are variety of ways you can help, no matter your physical capacity. Sign up to volunteer in specific areas here on Volunteer Spot.


Date(s): Saturday June 18, 2016
Times: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor/Leader: Guest Lamas, resident sangha
Type of event: a festival
Number of sessions: NA
Level: Suitable for all
Participation: Come on over
Location: Wish Fulfilling Temple
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Registration and Donations for Medicine Buddha Festival

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