Joyous Explorations with Ven. Amy Miller

Saturday March 25 9:00am - 12:30pm

9:00am – 12:30pm PST

This program is being offering In-Person only, please register below.


Join us for a peaceful and introspective half day of guided sitting and walking meditations, followed by a question and answer session with Venerable Amy. This event is open to both beginners and experienced meditators, offering an opportunity to deepen your practice and explore any questions you may have. Throughout the session, you will be guided in mindfulness techniques to help you connect with the present moment, cultivate inner stillness, and enhance your awareness. In addition, the walking meditations will provide a chance to move mindfully, bringing greater awareness to your body and surroundings. Come and join us for a nourishing and rejuvenating experience of self-care and reflection in the amazing Redwood forest of Land of Medicine Buddha.



9:00 – 10:00am Saturday morning meditation in our main gompa (you are welcome to drop in for our weekly session only if you like). Please use this link to register for just the Saturday Morning Meditation. 


10am – 12:30pm  Join Ven. Amy for a guided walking meditation of our 8-Verses Trail as well as explore the other shrines and holy objects along the way. Explanation of how best to practice at these sacred places for the most benefit included along with techniques to de-stress and integrate spiritual practice into everyday life.


12:30 – 1:30pm Mindful Meals (lunch service – additional $22). Please join Ven. Amy at lunch for general Q & A and get your Dharma questions answered.



Masks will be required to be worn inside for those attending (not the teacher).


Amy J. Miller (Ven. Lobsang Chodren) first encountered Buddhism in 1987 at Kopan Monastery in Nepal and has been ordained since 2000. She has spent a great deal of timeengaged in meditation retreats, study, teaching, and Buddhist center management and lived at Land of Medicine Buddha in 1992. Prior to studying Buddhism, Amy was a political fundraiser in Washington, DC and also worked for Mother Jones Magazine in San Francisco, California. She also trained as a hospice counselor during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco and offers courses and retreats on death and dying and end-of-life care.

Amy also leads pilgrimages to Buddhist sites. The next trip will be a trek in the spring of 2023 to Lawudo Retreat Center in the Mount Everest region of Nepal. A 3-day retreat will be included along with a visit to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s birthplace. See her website below for more information. 

Amy’s teaching style helps people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living. 

She is also the co-author of FPMT’s Buddhism in a Nutshell. For more information on Amy’s teaching schedule and courses, see Amy currently resides in Santa Cruz, California.


Dharma Teachings and Retreats at LMB are all freely offered, however,  suggested donations are requested to cover the center costs of hosting these worthwhile programs. Whether the program is held entirely online or in-person involves a great many expenses. The cost of running a residential center in California is extremely high compared to other parts of the country and world. Some of these costs include staff salaries and taxes, building and ground maintenance for a 108-acre property, fire and other insurance, utilities (which includes extensive water treatment and testing), accounting services, food for residents, to name a few.

We greatly appreciate your kind support and generosity so we can provide a robust spiritual program for you.
Date(s): Saturday March 25 9:00am - 12:30pm
Times: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor/Leader: In-Person, meditation
Type of event: Guided Meditations
Number of sessions: 1
Level: All are welcome!
Location: Main Gompa
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