The Land

meadow-portraitWe are located on 108 acres of ancient redwood groves and sunny oak meadows, Land of Medicine Buddha is a perfect place to allow the serenity and magic to wash away your cares and woes.

The hills are covered with beautiful groves of redwoods, lush ferns, seasonal flowers, the sound of gentle water trickling in the creek below and the occasional sightings of deer and other indigenous animals that call Land of Medicine Buddha home.

Our Eight Verses Pilgrimage Loop is complete with signs comprised of teachings on transforming problems into spiritual practice and benches for contemplation and meditation.

Both the lower and upper areas of our property have many holy objects, including prayer wheels to spin (clockwise), bells to ring (softly), temples to look at and circumambulate (walk around).

Please note that we are NOT an entrance to the state park. The entrance to Nisene Marks State Park is at Aptos Creek Fire Rd, Aptos, CA 95003.

Parking: priority is given to people who are participating in courses, retreats, and other programs at Land of Medicine Buddha. Day visitors may have to park outside. Look for signs. Weekends are especially busy.

Bicycles: not allowed on our paths or fire roads. You are welcome to ride your bike to Land of Medicine Buddha and then park it and lock it while you enjoy your visit on foot.


Updated Open Hours
Gift Store and Reception is Open:
    • 11am to 4pm, Friday through Monday
Main Gate is Open:
    • 7am to 4:00pm, every day
If you are an overnight guest, be sure to keep the gate code with you.
Day Visits
To help maintain our property and trails, we request a $20 donation/car for hikers, dog-walkers and visitors. (Participants in our programs or retreats are exempt.) If you walk into Land of Medicine Buddha through the front gate, please be sure to leave the land before the gate closes at 4:00pm. The gate automatically opens for vehicles leaving the property. No walking after dark.


Dogs must be on leash on all trails and in the meadow, parking lot, driveways, and around our buildings. Please pick up after your dog.
Maps and Directions
Our entrance road - Prescott Road - is narrow. Please turn on your headlights, observe the 15 MPH recommended speed, and be prepared to pull over to the side, should you meet oncoming traffic. See more...
Living in Harmony
In order to develop the practice of compassion and loving kindness towards our fellow sentient beings, and to preserve the pure energy of this sacred land, we ask our guests to abide by certain guidelines of conduct during your entire stay at the Land. more...