Updated Open Hours
Gift Store and Reception is Open:
• 10am to 5pm, every day
Main Gate is Open:
• Mon-Fri 8am to 7:30pm
• Sunday noon to 5pm
• and for events, meditations and classes
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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...
Bring Your Group
Retreat leaders: Find out about booking space for residential retreats, available dates, group rates, the booking process, and more. See more...
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...
Lotus Spa
The Lotus Spa area includes: a large sunning area, a dedicated massage yurt, a full-sized, spring-water filled swimming pool, a sauna with outdoor showers, and areas for quiet enjoyment. We can make you an appointment for massage and bodywork by certified massage therapists. Note: [January 2017] THE HOT TUB IS CLOSED; UNDERGOING MAJOR REMODEL. See more...
Day Visits
We are open during daylight hours, for walking, meditating, and paying respect to the holy objects. If you are bringing a group of 6 people or more, please contact us first. No walking after dark.

Don't get stuck on the wrong side of the gate. If you are an overnight guest, be sure to keep the gate code with you. If you are a pedestrian, be sure to be off the land before the gate closes automatically at the end of the day. Enjoy your visit. And thank you for coming to Land of Medicine Buddha. Contact us for group visits.


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 fpmt.org...