Medicine Buddha Festival 2018

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Annual Medicine Buddha Festival & Cultural Fair

  • Free – Everyone is welcome!
  • Join in the 11 AM procession with our thangka led by the Gamelan Anak Swarasanti Orchestra
  • Music and dance performances
  • Information and healing booths
  • Shopping for unique gifts
  • Food and drink

Transportation: Please use our free parking and shuttle buses located at Congregational Church at Soquel Drive and Main Street, in Soquel. Shuttles running all day this year: from 9 AM – 5 PM.  Arrive early to help alleviate traffic problems and enjoy morning snacks and tea. Offsite parking with shuttle: FREE.

Onsite parking at 5800 Prescott Rd, Soquel CA 95073: $20 fee


Strictly NO parking on Prescott Road.

Ride the Bus! Shuttle Bus is the way to go! Ride the shuttle!

Arrival Time: We strongly encourage you to arrive by 10 AM if you hope to be in the procession (or to watch the procession).

The Procession: Please note that we have set the procession departure time at 11 AM. The procession will be led once again by our loyal friends in the Gamelan Anak Swarasanti orchestra. Please join the procession to lead the giant Medicine Buddha thangka up the hill. See photo album of previous festival.


Our annual Medicine Buddha Festival is on Saturday, June 30, 2018. We need volunteers – before, during, and after the festival. Sign up here. Volunteers get FREE ONSITE PARKING! Please arrive before 9 am. After 9 am, please RIDE THE SHUTTLE.

Areas of Service:

  • Altar Set-up (This happens the day before!)
  • Offerings (This happens during the early morning shift)
  • Parking (There are numerous places where traffic is directed)
  • Information Booth or Hospitality (Best if you have attended Festival in the past)
  • Food Server
  • Coconut Booth
  • Bookstore Booth
  • Kids Area
  • Offering tea and rice during the puja
  • Grounds (checking trash and recycling containers, stocking bathroom supplies)
  • First Aid Booth (must have First Aid Certification)

Sign up here to volunteer

Be a Sponsor

ENJOY – CREATE MERIT! If you would like to contribute to this day by becoming a sponsor we welcome your engagement! This is an especially great way for those who are unable to attend the festival to benefit others and support the work we do at Land of Medicine Buddha. Use this PayPal button to make a general donation, in any amount, toward the Medicine Buddha Festival. (You will have a chance to write in what you would like to sponsor, if you like.)


Date(s): Saturday, June 30, 2018
Times: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor/Leader: Guest Lamas, resident sangha
Type of event:
Number of sessions: NA
Level: Suitable for all
Participation: Come on over
Location: Wish Fulfilling Temple
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Registration and Donations for Medicine Buddha Festival 2018

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