Our Range of Programs at LMB
Dharma is a Sanskrit word which has many meanings. For us, it mainly means the teachings of the Buddha. We use it often to refer to holy things, Buddhist things, and to ourselves as Dharma students. Have a look at the wide range of classes that LMB offers.
- Introductory, entry level – Discovering Buddhism
- Intermediate/advanced levels – Basic Program
- FPMT Study Programs – Living in the Path
- Everyday Dharma – occasional talks and study groups on life skills
- General Classes – visiting teachers explaining classical Buddhist topics
We offer several guided meditation sessions each week. No background required.
Registration is not necessary for our on-going meditations. Drop-ins are welcome.
We offer a regular schedule of pujas – daily, monthly, and on special holy days: Medicine Buddha Puja, Chittamani Tara Puja, Guru Puja (Lama Chöpa), Shakyamuni Buddha Puja, and others. Puja is a Sanskrit word which means to please. The purpose is to purify obstacles and to accumulate positive imprints so that we ourselves can become that enlightened being. See more about pujas…
Land of Medicine Buddha is one of the high-ranking hosts of Road Scholar Retreats (by Elderhostel Inc). A rotation of various themes is offered throughout the year with one or two retreats here each month. Participants learn about Buddhist philosophy, meditation, nutrition, aromatherapy, qi-gong, local herbs and medicinal plants, etc. They also enjoy the camaraderie of other like-minded, adventurous people. See listing of upcoming retreats…
Creating a space for healing is one of our center’s goals. We do this by providing a natural environment, quiet spaces for meditation and relaxation, massage and other bodywork by appointment, and by offering healthy cuisine. We also have a few regular programs specifically aimed at wellness. See:
- Lotus Spa – pool, sauna, massage and bodywork
- Weekly Qi Gong classes
- Monthly WomenCARE Healing Circle
Participating in a guided, group retreat is a good way to learn how to do a retreat. The supportive structure of practicing in a group can help us overcome our lazy habits. Our spiritual guide, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche says that practicing in a group greatly multiplies the positive effect. See list of upcoming retreats…
Medicine Buddha Festival generally occurs some time between Memorial Day and Summer Solstice. It is usually our largest event of the year with activities spanning from the lower campus up to the Wish-fulfilling Temple where the huge thangka (painting) of the Medicine Buddhas is unfurled. Ksitigarbha Festival is held on or around Labor Day on the spot of the Ksitigarbha statue and the meadow. Both festivals includes chanting of religious texts, food, and performances.