Water Bowl Offerings

June 9 - July 14, 2024
In-person at Ksitigarbha Pureland
Sunday, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm In-Person at Ksitigarbha Pureland Water bowl offerings is a foundational practice in Tibetan Buddhism helping us become more generous and to overcome attachments.  To promote advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, water bowl offerings as a group practice will again be held every Sunday at…

Discovering Buddhism, Module 2: How to Meditate

With Venerable Angie Muir

June 18 - July 27, 2024
Online only
Online Only Via Zoom Register for this Program: This program is offered in Collaboration with Ocean of Compassion. The centers will alternate handling registrations. Land of Medicine Buddha will be handling registrations for this module.   Five Tuesday sessions June 18 –  July 16, 2024; 7:00pm – 8:30pm PDT (Pacific…

Special Insight Chapter Discussion Group

With Tubten Pende

June 26 - July 31, 2024
Online only via Zoom
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online only via Zoom Join us for the next 6 week block of discussions on the Insight Chapter of the Lam Rim Chenmo (Lama Tsong Khapa's Great Exposition of the Stages of the Path), that was formed at the advice of Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche.…

The Nectar of Bodhicitta

With Venerable Steve Carlier

June 27 - August 8, 2024
Online Only via Zoom
Thursdays, June 27 - August 8 8:00 am - 9:30 am Online ONLY  "Whatever action we do with a selfish motivation is not only a complete waste of time, it causes only further future suffering. On the other hand, any action done with a selfless bodhicitta motivation is utterly worthwhile.…

Morning Express Meditation

With Venerable Losang Dondrub

July 3, 2024
Online Only
Every Wednesday Morning of the Week 6:30 am - 7:00 am PDT Zoom Only Start the day at 6:30 am Pacific Time with guided meditations every weekday. "Meditation is the way we realize the nature of the mind. Therefore it’s something that we absolutely have to do. Since Western education…

Taichi

July 7 - September 8, 2024
In-person at the Wish Fulling Temple
Sundays, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm In-Person at the Wish Fulfilling Temple  This series, led by George Samuel, helps to learn the Yang-style 8 patterns and improve strength, flexibility, aerobic conditioning and balance. It's been proven to improve cardiovascular fitness, lower blood pressure, prevent falls and help people who have…

8 Verses – Guided Walking and Meditation Tour

With Venerable Yangchen

July 13, 2024
Meet In-person at the Mahabodhi Stupa
Saturday, July 13 2:00 - 3:00 pm Come join Venerable Yangchen and like minded friends on a walk along the 8 Verses trail at Land of Medicine Buddha.. The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation was written in the 12th century by Geshe Langri Tangpa. This centuries old beloved mind training…

Weekly Drop In Meditation

With Venerable Yangchen

July 13, 2024
In-person in the Gompa
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 am We are so pleased to announce that our dear Ven. Yangchen will be leading Saturday drop-in Meditations weekly In-person only. Venerable’s guided meditations bring together a refreshing and precious combination of simplicity, depth, and accessibility. These weekly, hour-long sessions are of great relevance and…

TCM Free Medical Clinic

July 14, 2024
In-person at the Wish Fulling Temple
Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm The next free Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic held in conjunction with California University will be on Sunday, July 14 at the Wish Fulfilling Temple in Land of Medicine Buddha.  Please sign up for an evaluation with acupuncture, tui-na, or ear seeds.  Practitioners may also offer nutrition and lifestyle…

Weekly Medicine Buddha Puja

With Venerable Samten

July 14, 2024
In-person at the Gompa and via Facebook live
About the Medicine Buddha Puja Medicine Buddha is the manifestation of the healing energy of all enlightened beings. Prayers to Medicine Buddha are especially powerful because of the extensive prayers they took to benefit sentient beings. They strongly prayed for the temporal and ultimate happiness of all sentient beings; they…

Morning Express Meditation

With Venerable Losang Dondrub

July 15, 2024
Online Only
Every Monday of the Week 6:30 am - 7:00 am PDT Zoom Only Start the day at 6:30 am Pacific Time with guided meditations every weekday. "Meditation is the way we realize the nature of the mind. Therefore it’s something that we absolutely have to do. Since Western education does…

Weeknight Evening Express Meditation: Purification

With Venerable Katy Cole

July 15 - 19, 2024
Online Only
Monday - Friday: Every Night of the Week 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT Zoom Only End the day with a purification practice, the Four Opponent Powers. Please try to join this class no later than 8:00 PM.   “There are so many problems in the world—what should we do?…

Lama Chopa Puja

With Venerable Yangchen

July 15, 2024
In-person and Online via Zoom
Lama Chopa Puja Lama Chopa, also called Guru Puja, is a beautiful, profound practice where we make offerings to and request blessings and inspiration from the Three Jewels and the Spiritual Teacher (whether or not the teacher is physically present). Lama Chopa with Tsog Offering is an excellent practice for…

Morning Express Meditation

With Venerable Katy Cole

July 16, 2024
Online Only
Every Tuesday of the Week 6:30 am - 7:00 am PDT Zoom Only Start the day at 6:30 am Pacific Time with guided meditations every weekday. "Meditation is the way we realize the nature of the mind. Therefore it’s something that we absolutely have to do. Since Western education does…

Morning Express Meditation

With Venerable Losang Dondrub

July 17, 2024
Online Only
Every Wednesday of the Week 6:30 am - 7:00 am PDT Zoom Only Start the day at 6:30 am Pacific Time with guided meditations every weekday. "Meditation is the way we realize the nature of the mind. Therefore it’s something that we absolutely have to do. Since Western education does…

Kunrig Sadhana Practice

With Venerable Steve Carlier

July 17, 2024
Online Only Via Zoom
7:00 am - 8:00 am *This practice will be held online via zoom* Kunrig (Skt. Sarvavid) is a Yoga Tantra deity. He is known as “the King of Deities for purifying the lower realms.” Even if someone has already been born in the lower realms, if you do Kunrig practice…

Weekly Cittamani Tara Puja

With Venerable Samten

July 17, 2024
In-person at the Gompa
Ven. Samten will performing the Cittamani Tara Puja (in Tibetan). This practice is done In-Person only. The puja, preceded by some preliminary prayers, will be done in the following sequence: Praise to Shakyamuni Buddha Ganden Lhagyama (Hundred Deities of Tushita), aka Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga Four Mandala Offerings to Cittamani Tara…

Morning Express Meditation

With Jeff Highfill

July 18, 2024
Online Only
Every Thursday of the Week 6:30 am - 7:00 am PDT Zoom Only Start the day at 6:30 am Pacific Time with guided meditations every weekday. "Meditation is the way we realize the nature of the mind. Therefore it’s something that we absolutely have to do. Since Western education does…

Morning Express Meditation

With Venerable Katy Cole

July 19, 2024
Online Only
Every Friday of the Week 6:30 am - 7:00 am PDT Zoom Only Start the day at 6:30 am Pacific Time with guided meditations every weekday. "Meditation is the way we realize the nature of the mind. Therefore it’s something that we absolutely have to do. Since Western education does…

Monthly Movie Night: Buddhist Film Series

July 19, 2024
In-person at the Gompa
Friday, July 19 7:00 pm  Location: Gompa   Event Overview: Join us for a serene and inspiring evening at our Monthly Movie Night featuring some of the most remarkable Buddhist films. This event is perfect for those who appreciate the wisdom, tranquility, and profound teachings found in Buddhist cinema. Gather…

8 Verses – Guided Walking and Meditation Tour

With Venerable Yangchen

July 20, 2024
Meet In-person at the Mahabodhi Stupa
Saturday, July 20 2:00 - 3:00 pm Come join Venerable Yangchen and like minded friends on a walk along the 8 Verses trail at Land of Medicine Buddha.. The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation was written in the 12th century by Geshe Langri Tangpa. This centuries old beloved mind training…

Weekly Drop In Meditation

With Venerable Yangchen

July 20, 2024
In-person in the Gompa
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 am We are so pleased to announce that our dear Ven. Yangchen will be leading Saturday drop-in Meditations weekly In-person only. Venerable’s guided meditations bring together a refreshing and precious combination of simplicity, depth, and accessibility. These weekly, hour-long sessions are of great relevance and…

Unlock your Potential

With Pam Cayton

July 21 - August 18, 2024
In person at Wish Fulfilling Temple
Sundays, In-Person only at Wishfulfilling Temple 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Join us on a journey of inner discovery along the 7 Steps to knowledge, strength, and compassion.  Tap into your innate wisdom Expand your warm heart Empower your positive impact on others We’ll develop practical skills to bring into…

Weekly Medicine Buddha Puja

With Venerable Samten

July 21, 2024
In-person at the Gompa and via Facebook live
About the Medicine Buddha Puja Medicine Buddha is the manifestation of the healing energy of all enlightened beings. Prayers to Medicine Buddha are especially powerful because of the extensive prayers they took to benefit sentient beings. They strongly prayed for the temporal and ultimate happiness of all sentient beings; they…

Morning Express Meditation

With Venerable Losang Dondrub

July 22, 2024
Online Only
Every Monday of the Week 6:30 am - 7:00 am PDT Zoom Only Start the day at 6:30 am Pacific Time with guided meditations every weekday. "Meditation is the way we realize the nature of the mind. Therefore it’s something that we absolutely have to do. Since Western education does…

Weeknight Evening Express Meditation: Purification

With Venerable Katy Cole

July 22 - 26, 2024
Online Only
Monday - Friday: Every Night of the Week 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT Zoom Only End the day with a purification practice, the Four Opponent Powers. Please try to join this class no later than 8:00 PM.   “There are so many problems in the world—what should we do?…

Morning Express Meditation

With Venerable Katy Cole

July 23, 2024
Online Only
Every Tuesday of the Week 6:30 am - 7:00 am PDT Zoom Only Start the day at 6:30 am Pacific Time with guided meditations every weekday. "Meditation is the way we realize the nature of the mind. Therefore it’s something that we absolutely have to do. Since Western education does…

Morning Express Meditation

With Venerable Losang Dondrub

July 24, 2024
Online Only
Every Wednesday of the Week 6:30 am - 7:00 am PDT Zoom Only Start the day at 6:30 am Pacific Time with guided meditations every weekday. "Meditation is the way we realize the nature of the mind. Therefore it’s something that we absolutely have to do. Since Western education does…

Namgyalma Sadhana Practice

With Venerable Steve Carlier

July 24, 2024
Online Via Zoom
7:00 am - 8:00 am *This practice session will be held online via zoom* Namgyalma is one of the three main long-life deities and belongs to the tathagata family of practices. Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that the Namgyalma practice not only dispels life obstacles; it also purifies negativities and downfalls…

Weekly Cittamani Tara Puja

With Venerable Samten

July 24, 2024
In-person at the Gompa
Ven. Samten will performing the Cittamani Tara Puja (in Tibetan). This practice is done In-Person only. The puja, preceded by some preliminary prayers, will be done in the following sequence: Praise to Shakyamuni Buddha Ganden Lhagyama (Hundred Deities of Tushita), aka Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga Four Mandala Offerings to Cittamani Tara…

Morning Express Meditation

With Jeff Highfill

July 25, 2024
Online Only
Every Thursday of the Week 6:30 am - 7:00 am PDT Zoom Only Start the day at 6:30 am Pacific Time with guided meditations every weekday. "Meditation is the way we realize the nature of the mind. Therefore it’s something that we absolutely have to do. Since Western education does…

Monthly Sound Journey

With Kalden Kho

July 26, 2024
In-person at the Gompa
Friday, July 26 In-Person Only in the Meadow 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sound healing is a sacred and powerful meditative practice. Different vibrational frequencies are said to resonate with different facets of the human energy field, helping to clear blockages, soothe our overtaxed nervous systems and aid in the…

Morning Express Meditation

With Venerable Katy Cole

July 26, 2024
Online Only
Every Friday of the Week 6:30 am - 7:00 am PDT Zoom Only Start the day at 6:30 am Pacific Time with guided meditations every weekday. "Meditation is the way we realize the nature of the mind. Therefore it’s something that we absolutely have to do. Since Western education does…

8 Verses – Guided Walking and Meditation Tour

With Venerable Yangchen

July 27, 2024
Meet In-person at the Mahabodhi Stupa
Saturday, July 27 2:00 - 3:00 pm Come join Venerable Yangchen and like minded friends on a walk along the 8 Verses trail at Land of Medicine Buddha.. The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation was written in the 12th century by Geshe Langri Tangpa. This centuries old beloved mind training…

Love or Attachment? Retreat

With Venerable Robina Courtin

July 27 - 28, 2024
Online via zoom
Online only via Zoom According to Buddha attachment is the main source of our suffering in day-to-day life. A big surprise! We usually confuse it with love, which is necessarily altruistic - the source of our own happiness and capacity to help others. Attachment is necessarily I-based; dissatisfaction, neediness, expectation, manipulating…

Weekly Drop In Meditation

With Venerable Yangchen

July 27, 2024
In-person in the Gompa
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 am We are so pleased to announce that our dear Ven. Yangchen will be leading Saturday drop-in Meditations weekly In-person only. Venerable’s guided meditations bring together a refreshing and precious combination of simplicity, depth, and accessibility. These weekly, hour-long sessions are of great relevance and…

Weekly Medicine Buddha Puja

With Venerable Samten

July 28, 2024
In-person at the Gompa and via Facebook live
About the Medicine Buddha Puja Medicine Buddha is the manifestation of the healing energy of all enlightened beings. Prayers to Medicine Buddha are especially powerful because of the extensive prayers they took to benefit sentient beings. They strongly prayed for the temporal and ultimate happiness of all sentient beings; they…

Vajrayogini Self Initiation

With Venerable Angie Muir

July 29, 2024
Online via Zoom
Thursday, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm In-Person and Online via Zoom Venerable Angie will lead the Vajrayogini Self Initiation Online via Zoom. Please feel free to make offerings on your personal alter at home. This practice is restricted to those who have completed an approximation retreat with fire puja. We…

Morning Express Meditation

With Venerable Losang Dondrub

July 29, 2024
Online Only
Every Monday of the Week 6:30 am - 7:00 am PDT Zoom Only Start the day at 6:30 am Pacific Time with guided meditations every weekday. "Meditation is the way we realize the nature of the mind. Therefore it’s something that we absolutely have to do. Since Western education does…

Weeknight Evening Express Meditation: Purification

With Venerable Katy Cole

July 29 - August 2, 2024
Online Only
Monday - Friday: Every Night of the Week 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT Zoom Only End the day with a purification practice, the Four Opponent Powers. Please try to join this class no later than 8:00 PM.   “There are so many problems in the world—what should we do?…

Morning Express Meditation

With Venerable Katy Cole

July 30, 2024
Online Only
Every Tuesday of the Week 6:30 am - 7:00 am PDT Zoom Only Start the day at 6:30 am Pacific Time with guided meditations every weekday. "Meditation is the way we realize the nature of the mind. Therefore it’s something that we absolutely have to do. Since Western education does…

Morning Express Meditation

With Venerable Losang Dondrub

July 31, 2024
Online Only
Every Wednesday of the Week 6:30 am - 7:00 am PDT Zoom Only Start the day at 6:30 am Pacific Time with guided meditations every weekday. "Meditation is the way we realize the nature of the mind. Therefore it’s something that we absolutely have to do. Since Western education does…

Weekly Cittamani Tara Puja

With Venerable Samten

July 31, 2024
In-person at the Gompa
Ven. Samten will performing the Cittamani Tara Puja (in Tibetan). This practice is done In-Person only. The puja, preceded by some preliminary prayers, will be done in the following sequence: Praise to Shakyamuni Buddha Ganden Lhagyama (Hundred Deities of Tushita), aka Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga Four Mandala Offerings to Cittamani Tara…

Discovering Buddhism, Module 3: Presenting the Path

With Venerable Thubten Pema

August 6 - September 15, 2024
Online only
Online Only Via Zoom Register for this Program: This program is offered in Collaboration with Ocean of Compassion. The centers will alternate handling registrations. Land of Medicine Buddha will be handling registrations for this module.   Five Tuesday sessions August 6–  September 10, 2024; 7:00pm – 8:30pm PDT (Pacific Daylight…

Yoga with Nicole Cronin with Sound Meditation by Anderson and Ellian Pugash

August 16 - 18, 2024
Land of Medicine Buddha
Join Nicole Cronin, San Francisco based yoga teacher and owner of a light-filled community yoga studio, The Pad Studios, as we immerse ourselves in a remarkable opportunity to receive the nourishing benefits of yoga, meditation, sound, beautiful meals, and community at a Santa Cruz, California, based retreat center, The Land of the…

Medicine Buddha Festival Retreat

With Geshe Thubten Sherab

August 23 - 25, 2024
In-Person Only
About the Retreat Discover the profound intersection of ancient wisdom and modern healing practices at our transformative Medicine Buddha Festival weekend retreat!  Join us for a journey into the realms of body, mind, and spirit as we explore the power of healing guided by revered experts and practitioners from multiple…

Eight Pillars of Joy

With Don Handrick

October 11 - 13, 2024
In-Person and online via zoom
About the Retreat In The Book of Joy, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu discuss  "true joy"; which is a deeper and more dependable way of being that can be sustained and aid us through the many challenges of our lives. In the book, they outline eight…

Becoming Your Best Self

With Miffi Maxmillion

November 6 - December 11, 2024
Online Only via Zoom
Wednesdays, Online Only via Zoom 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT Using Buddhist psychology, discover how to bring forth your innate good qualities, and overcome the anxiety, distraction and depression of modern life. Discover what holds us back in achieving our innate human potential, and how to develop self-esteem that…

Living Stillness Retreat

November 14 - 17, 2024
Land of Medicine Buddha
Teaching: Adam Moskowitz | Sarah Carr Bodywork: Alex Mart You are invited to gather in a beautiful, communal setting to rediscover the vibrancy of the present moment. On retreat, we take refuge in nature, quiet, togetherness, and an ancient rhythm; we harmonize with the depth of loving-awareness within, opening up to a…