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Land of Medicine Buddha
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5800 Prescott Rd Soquel, CA 95073
5800 Prescott RoadUSCaliforniaSoquel95073
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"Lots of interesting bells / temples / prayer wheels."
"Serene hiking in the redwoods."
"It's a place of peace, compassion, and integration."
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Brady Sewall
a week ago
Breath-taking scenery as you walk the circular trail around their grounds. Very tranquil and relaxing.
John Davis
5 months ago
Fantastic place to visit. I went to the festival on Saturday and had a wonderful time
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Minh Truong
a year ago
There are not enough good things I can say about Land of Medicine Buddha. This is a retreat place in nestled in the redwods of California. It's a place of peace, compassion, and integration. I love walking the trails, having a moment of contemplation in nature, or just sitting in meditation and prayer. It's a place of healing and learning also. I highly recommend it for anyone seeking solace.
Michelle Stewart
a year ago
An amazing place, truly special. Great from families, great for individuals. Pool for warm days, yummy prepared food, nestled into the a state forest. You will not regret staying here, having an event here, or just visiting for the day!
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Blessed* Never Give Up
5 months ago
I stayed here for the four-day holiday weekend. My friend surprised me and treated me to this wonderful getaway (you do not have to be Buddhist, but you do have to agree to a few things that Buddhists practice, like not killing insects, etc.). I enjoyed scenic views (see pics), a peaceful atmosphere, and palpable mystic energy. AFFORDABLE ROOMS: All rooms are $100. Each room has 3-5 beds per room. If you go with a group, you'd be paying under $40/day. If you go with a group of 5, it's only $20/day. The rooms looked newly renovated and were clean and you could see actual stars from the skylight at night. Warning: the bathrooms are claustrophobic (think cruise-sized). GOOD, WHOLESOME, ORGANIC FOOD: They offer vegetarian-only meals. Dinner usually consists of soup, salad, bread, and dessert. It's delicious! Breakfast and lunch were equally yummy. Breakfast was $7, lunch $13, and dinner $11. FREE FOOD: Homemade gluten-free cereal and granola and milk is available 24/7, as well as an offering of fruit and tea. Some days I paid for meals, some days I didn't. You have to reserve 24 hours in advance and I missed the cut off, but I still had access to good food. FRIENDLY NUNS AND MONKS: I actually had a lengthy conversation with one of the venerables. The venerables here are very down to earth and exude peace and love. WIFI and CELL RECEPTION: Yes, I thought I was off the grid but on my way to the temple/gompa (?) I was pleasantly surprised when my phone registered a bar (it was good for picking up texts, voice calls were difficult though. Also, there's a nearby business with wifi and I was able to go on the net for limited periods. This was good for downloading books onto my Kindle. YURT LIVING - I flirted with the idea of renting a yurt because I want to own a tiny cottage, but the yurts were off the beaten path and a hike to get to and from. (Some yurts have plumbing installed in them, but the yurts at LMB do not). Needless to say, I stayed in the cabin. Rules and Stipulations: No killing of insects (or any other creature), but you're so blissed out you don't want to harm anyone or anything. The rule about not doing sexual misconduct had me rather confused, but my confusion was cleared up when they give you a form to sign upon checking in. For those that want to know, "sexual misconduct" translates into doing no sexual harm to anyone (i.e. consent).
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Jeannette Smith
11 months ago
This land of pure and glorious peace is like a mirage. I go there every Saturday for the 9:30am meditation from Redwood City. It is like driving one hour and arriving in Tibet. No words to describe the healing that happens here. Just by being there, still and quiet, you will feel it.
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Max Heinritz
a year ago
Lovely hike through a redwood forest. Very calm, very quiet. Lots of interesting bells / temples / prayer wheels. It seemed like there was a lot infrastructure for extended stays or group activities, but I was only there for a day trip.
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Marina Don
4 months ago
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