We are a magnificent 108-acre redwood refuge in the Buddhist tradition for spiritual development and renewal. Our programs seek to inspire transformative experiences that cultivate deep inner joy and a kind heart. We strive to actualize this through Buddhist and innovative secular education, including retreats, sacred sites, wellness programs, a primary school, end of life care, nature trails and more.


​​Land of Medicine Buddha is a sanctuary that offers traditional and contemporary programs based in Tibetan Buddhist practice for awakening and nurturing a culture of compassion, wisdom, and well-being. Founded and guided by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and inspired by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we are dedicated to benefiting all beings to live a happy and meaningful life.

Our Guiding Values

  1. Generosity – Sharing time, space, teachings and resources to lessen attachment and allow the growth of good qualities.
  2. Compassion – Offering an empathetic sanctuary for all beings to find refuge and healing from suffering.
  3. Respect – Creating an inclusive and non-discriminatory environment with equal regard, appreciation and kindness toward all beings.
  4. Harmony – Committing to a kind and non-contentious culture.
  5. Kindness – Acting from warm-heartedness to create a welcoming environment to benefit and care for all beings.
  6. Integrity – Nurturing honest, kind, and skillful communication to create a wholesome environment of mutual trust and transparency.
  7. Resilience – Adapting well with courage and fortitude to challenges and change by using them as opportunities for learning and growth.
  8. Patience – Facing hardships with calm endurance, mindful awareness and loving kindness.
  9. Wisdom – Experiencing spiritual teachings and contemplative practice to develop insight, clarity and skillful means in order to benefit oneself and others.