COVID-19 Update

Please note that our lodging is closed for the rest of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please revisit our site for updates with regards to our 2021 reopening, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the land soon.

Updated Open Hours
Gift Store and Reception is Open:
• 10am to 5pm, every day

Main Gate is Open:
• 7am to 8pm, every day

If you are an overnight guest, be sure to keep the gate code with you.
Day Visits
If you are bringing a group of 3 people or more, please contact us first. We have started asking for a $5 donation/day for hikers and dog-walkers. (People participating in our Dharma programs or guest retreats are exempt from this.) Don't get stuck on the wrong side of the gate. If you are a pedestrian, be sure to be off the land before the gate closes automatically at the end of the day. No walking after dark. Contact us for group visits.
Come relax - enjoy inner and outer peace - step out of the norm and experience a refreshing, peaceful and welcoming stay. Find out about staying overnight. Reserve a room.
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Bring Your Group
Retreat leaders: Find out about booking space for residential retreats, available dates, group rates, the booking process, and 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...
Pool Area
The pool 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.


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