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.


Land of Medicine Buddha was started at Lama Yeshe’s request, as a campus for his Universal Education Project. It continues in it’s mission to serve all sentient beings under the visionary guidance of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Through past decades it has persevered through many obstacles and we are so thankful to the lineage of hard working staff, students, teachers, directors, volunteers, and benefactors that have enabled the continued success of Land of Medicine Buddha.