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Available Dates
Attention retreat organizers: See what weekend dates are still available for your special event. See dates...
Bring Your Group
Retreat leaders: Find out about booking space for residential retreats, available dates, group rates, the booking process, and more. See more...
Reserve a Room
Individual guests can reserve a room here through our online booking service. Note: this is not for participants in group rentals. Your group organizer will take care of reserving rooms for you. Go to reservation site - Reservation Nexus...
Location & Land

We are located in Santa Cruz County, California. The Central Coast of California enjoys mild weather year round. We are only ten minutes from the Monterey Bay, a marine sanctuary. Miles of beaches and the towns of Capitola, Aptos, and Santa Cruz are all within a fifteen-minute drive.

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Guidelines for Guests
Check in time is 4pm. Check out time is 11am. There is a certain code of conduct that we ask of visitors while on the land. We have some suggestions about what you might want to pack. See more...
Day Visits
We are open during daylight hours, for walking, meditating, and paying respect to the holy objects. Starting April 1, 2016, the center is closed to day visitors on Saturdays (all day) and Sundays (until noon). If you are bringing a group of 6 people or more, please contact us first. No walking after dark. Gate closes at 8pm. Contact us for group visits.
Dining with Us
Our enticing vegetarian meals feature seasonal local produce and mostly organic ingredients. Inspired by diverse global cuisines, our chefs prepare meals that offer guests a gratifying and wholesome dining experience. Meals by reservation only, 24 hours in advance. Call the office at 831-462-8383. See more...


Dogs must be on leash while on Land of Medicine Buddha Property. This includes all the trails, the meadow, the parking lot, driveways, and around the buildings. Please pick up after your dog. There is a poop station next to the electric gate as you enter the upper part of the land. There you can find bags and a bin in which to put full bags. Thank you.
We are affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), with Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche as the spiritual head of the organization. The center is locally managed and supported with its own non-profit corporation and board of directors. See more at