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SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA

Healthy California Vegetarian Cuisine, Buddhist Ways of Thinking, and Build Energy Through Qi Gong

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Program #7726RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Nov 17 — Nov 22, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: A beautiful mountain retreat in California's wonderful redwood forest. Situated in 170 acres in Soquel, just south of Santa Cruz, and adjoining 10,000 acres of state forest, our physical location provides a perfect space for guests to relax and connect to their spiritual inner being.

Contact info:
5800 Prescott Road
Soquel, CA 95073 USA
phone: 831-462-8383
web: www.landofmedicinebuddha.org

Room amenities: Simple, comfortable rooms with private bath.

Facility amenities: Simple, comfortable rooms with private bath. Walking and biking trails; unwind in the sauna, massage therapy by appointment, browse the library and bookstore, turn one of three beautiful prayer wheels. Wi-Fi connection in dining room. No cell phone reception on-site, except in meadow area. There is a steep hill to the meadow area. Public phone available. Office phone available for urgent calls. Phone numbers for family/friends to reach you: 831-462-8383 or 831-462-8367

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $100 single room rate
Advanced registration required and depending upon availability. To book extra nights: telephone 831 462 8383 or email : office@medicinebuddha.org Call for double room rate

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, November 17 - Arrival and Check In/Orientation
Arrive To: Arrival/check in between 4 and 5 p.m. Snack: 4:00-5:15 p.m.

Dinner: Enjoy a delicious, mainly organic, vegetarian dinner in the dining room at 6 p.m.

Evening: Orientation at 7:00 PM.

Lodging: Land of Medicine Buddha

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: A beautiful mountain retreat in California's wonderful redwood forest. Situated in 170 acres in Soquel, just south of Santa Cruz, and adjoining 10,000 acres of state forest, our physical location provides a perfect space for guests to relax and connect to their spiritual inner being.

Contact info:
5800 Prescott Road
Soquel, CA 95073 USA
phone: 831-462-8383
web: www.landofmedicinebuddha.org

Room amenities: Simple, comfortable rooms with private bath.

Facility amenities: Simple, comfortable rooms with private bath. Walking and biking trails; unwind in the sauna, massage therapy by appointment, browse the library and bookstore, turn one of three beautiful prayer wheels. Wi-Fi connection in dining room. No cell phone reception on-site, except in meadow area. There is a steep hill to the meadow area. Public phone available. Office phone available for urgent calls. Phone numbers for family/friends to reach you: 831-462-8383 or 831-462-8367

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $100 single room rate
Advanced registration required and depending upon availability. To book extra nights: telephone 831 462 8383 or email : office@medicinebuddha.org Call for double room rate

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, November 18 - Movement Class/ Buddhist Ways of Thinking/ Vegeta...
Movement Class/ Buddhist Ways of Thinking/ Vegetarian Cuisine: Lecture and demonstration.

Breakfast: Breakfast is in the dining room, a comfortable place to enjoy the delicious vegetarian meals prepared by our expert kitchen staff.

Morning: Qigong (Chi Kung) is an ancient Chinese healing art that has been used for centuries to balance internal body energy and to promote good health. This method of internal energy work is a fantastic and easy practice that brings physical happiness, mental calm, and a general since of well-being. Gentle physical movements are combined with breathing and awareness, for energy building and flexibility. Break. Buddhist Ways: Explore wisdom and compassion according to Buddhist teachings. Through lecture, guided meditations and discussion,learn how to move your mind to deep peace and happiness.

Lunch: Enjoy a delicious, mainly organic, vegetarian lunch.

Afternoon: Free time:Sauna/Walk/Read/Journal/Private Massage. Afternoon snack CLASS: Vegetarian Cuisine: Lecture and demonstration.

Dinner: Enjoy a delicious, mainly organic, vegetarian dinner.

Evening: Documentary film, movie or lecture.

Lodging: Land of Medicine Buddha

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: A beautiful mountain retreat in California's wonderful redwood forest. Situated in 170 acres in Soquel, just south of Santa Cruz, and adjoining 10,000 acres of state forest, our physical location provides a perfect space for guests to relax and connect to their spiritual inner being.

Contact info:
5800 Prescott Road
Soquel, CA 95073 USA
phone: 831-462-8383
web: www.landofmedicinebuddha.org

Room amenities: Simple, comfortable rooms with private bath.

Facility amenities: Simple, comfortable rooms with private bath. Walking and biking trails; unwind in the sauna, massage therapy by appointment, browse the library and bookstore, turn one of three beautiful prayer wheels. Wi-Fi connection in dining room. No cell phone reception on-site, except in meadow area. There is a steep hill to the meadow area. Public phone available. Office phone available for urgent calls. Phone numbers for family/friends to reach you: 831-462-8383 or 831-462-8367

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $100 single room rate
Advanced registration required and depending upon availability. To book extra nights: telephone 831 462 8383 or email : office@medicinebuddha.org Call for double room rate

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, November 19 - Movement Class/ Buddhist Ways of Thinking/ Medita...
Movement Class/ Buddhist Ways of Thinking/ Meditation/Nature Walk/ Tibetan Art Lecture

Breakfast: Enjoy a delicious, mainly organic, vegetarian breakfast.

Morning: MOVEMENT CLASS: Delve deeper into activating and harmonizing life energy with the physical movements and vocal tones of Qigong (Chi Kung). Break. CLASS: Buddhist Ways: Explore wisdom and compassion according to Buddhist teachings. Through lecture, guided meditations and discussion, learn how to move your mind to deep peace and happiness.

Lunch: Enjoy a delicious, mainly organic, vegetarian lunch.

Afternoon: EXCURSION: After lunch, we'll have a healthful nature walk to appreciate the beauty and peace of our surroundings in this pristine environment where redwood forests and rolling meadows abound. Afternoon Snack. CLASS: Vegetarian Cuisine: Lecture and demonstration.

Dinner: Enjoy a delicious, mainly organic, vegetarian dinner.

Evening: CLASS: Learn about the symbolism of Tibetan art, including a sand mandala, followed by a guided exploration of art works in the facilities at Land of Medicine Buddha.

Lodging: Land of Medicine Buddha

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: A beautiful mountain retreat in California's wonderful redwood forest. Situated in 170 acres in Soquel, just south of Santa Cruz, and adjoining 10,000 acres of state forest, our physical location provides a perfect space for guests to relax and connect to their spiritual inner being.

Contact info:
5800 Prescott Road
Soquel, CA 95073 USA
phone: 831-462-8383
web: www.landofmedicinebuddha.org

Room amenities: Simple, comfortable rooms with private bath.

Facility amenities: Simple, comfortable rooms with private bath. Walking and biking trails; unwind in the sauna, massage therapy by appointment, browse the library and bookstore, turn one of three beautiful prayer wheels. Wi-Fi connection in dining room. No cell phone reception on-site, except in meadow area. There is a steep hill to the meadow area. Public phone available. Office phone available for urgent calls. Phone numbers for family/friends to reach you: 831-462-8383 or 831-462-8367

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $100 single room rate
Advanced registration required and depending upon availability. To book extra nights: telephone 831 462 8383 or email : office@medicinebuddha.org Call for double room rate

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, November 20 - Meditation/ Movement Class/ Vegetarian Foods and ...
Breakfast: Enjoy a delicious, mainly organic, vegetarian breakfast.

Morning: MOVEMENT CLASS: Delve deeper into activating and harmonizing life energy with the physical movements and vocal tones of Qigong (Chi Kung). Break. CLASS: Buddhist Ways: Explore wisdom and compassion according to Buddhist teachings. Through lecture, guided meditations and discussion, learn how to move your mind to deep peace and happiness.

Lunch: Enjoy a delicious, mainly organic, vegetarian lunch.

Afternoon: Free time. Afternoon Snack. CLASS: Vegetarian Foods and Herbs for Vitality

Dinner: Enjoy a delicious, mainly organic, vegetarian dinner.

Evening: Documentary film or lecture.

Lodging: Land of Medicine Buddha

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: A beautiful mountain retreat in California's wonderful redwood forest. Situated in 170 acres in Soquel, just south of Santa Cruz, and adjoining 10,000 acres of state forest, our physical location provides a perfect space for guests to relax and connect to their spiritual inner being.

Contact info:
5800 Prescott Road
Soquel, CA 95073 USA
phone: 831-462-8383
web: www.landofmedicinebuddha.org

Room amenities: Simple, comfortable rooms with private bath.

Facility amenities: Simple, comfortable rooms with private bath. Walking and biking trails; unwind in the sauna, massage therapy by appointment, browse the library and bookstore, turn one of three beautiful prayer wheels. Wi-Fi connection in dining room. No cell phone reception on-site, except in meadow area. There is a steep hill to the meadow area. Public phone available. Office phone available for urgent calls. Phone numbers for family/friends to reach you: 831-462-8383 or 831-462-8367

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $100 single room rate
Advanced registration required and depending upon availability. To book extra nights: telephone 831 462 8383 or email : office@medicinebuddha.org Call for double room rate

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, November 21 - Qigong Movement Class/Vegetarian Cuisine and Nutr...
Qigong Movement Class/Vegetarian Cuisine and Nutrition/ Buddhist Ways of Thinking/Music Evening

Breakfast: Enjoy a delicious, mainly organic, vegetarian breakfast.

Morning: MOVEMENT CLASS: Delve deeper into activating and harmonizing life energy with the physical movements and vocal tones of Qigong (Chi Kung). Break. CLASS: Buddhist Ways: Explore wisdom and compassion according to Buddhist teachings. Through lecture, guided meditations and discussion, learn how to move your mind to deep peace and happiness.

Lunch: Enjoy a delicious, mainly organic, vegetarian lunch.

Afternoon: Free time. Afternoon Snack. CLASS: Vegetarian Cuisine and Nutrition.

Dinner: Enjoy a delicious, mainly organic, vegetarian dinner.

Evening: Music Evening

Lodging: Land of Medicine Buddha

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, November 22 - Buddhist Ways of Thinking lecture & Meditation/ Q...
Buddhist Ways of Thinking lecture & Meditation/ Qigong movement class/Departure

Depart From: Program ends after lunch. Enjoy a delicious, mainly organic, vegetarian lunch at 12:30 before departing

Breakfast: Enjoy a delicious, mainly organic, vegetarian breakfast. Room check out time is 11:00am

Morning: MOVEMENT CLASS: Delve deeper into activating and harmonizing life energy with the physical movements of Qigong (Chi Kung). Break. CLASS: Buddhist Ways: Explore wisdom and compassion according to Buddhist teachings. Through lecture, guided meditations and discussion, learn how to move your mind to deep peace and happiness.

Lunch: Check out time is 11 am. Program ends after lunch. Enjoy a delicious, mainly organic, vegetarian lunch at 12:30 before departing

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Soquel, CA
Santa CruzMiles of beaches. State parks.
For additional information, visit: www.santacruz.org
CapitolaArt Galleries, beach and wharf, dining, begonia garden, walks.
For additional information, visit: www.capitolachamber.com
Land of Medicine BuddhaSauna. Massage therapy is available by appointment. Miles of hiking trails. Borders on 12,000 acres of state forest. Bookstore and library. Unique Buddhist paintings, prayer bell and prayer wheels.
For additional information, visit: www.landofmedicinebuddha.org

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

Ratings

4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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