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SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA

Buddhist Insights into Living & Dying, Energy Massage, and Qi Gong

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Program #8408RJ
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 Sep 22 — Sep 27, 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 12,000 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; swim in the outdoor pool, 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 Double room rate: Contact office

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 22 - Arrival and Check In/Orientation
Arrive To: Arrival/check in between 4 and 5 PM.

Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 PM.

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 12,000 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; swim in the outdoor pool, 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 Double room rate: Contact office

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 23 - Buddhist Insights lecture & Meditation & Movement...
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. Tibetan Buddhist Insights into living aging, dying: Proven meditation methods & ways of thinking help the mind find peace and fill the heart with joy. Includes lecture, meditation and discussion.

Lunch: Lunch in dining room.

Afternoon: Free time:Sauna/ Swim/Walk/Read/Journal/Private Massage. Afternoon snack Lecture and demonstration on energy massage, for balance and wellness.

Dinner: Dinner in dining room.

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 12,000 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; swim in the outdoor pool, 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 Double room rate: Contact office

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 24 - Buddhist Insights lecture & Meditation & Movement...
Breakfast: Breakfast in dining room.

Morning: Movement class (Qi Gong). Break. Tibetan Buddhist Insights into living aging, dying: Proven meditation methods & ways of thinking help the mind find peace and fill the heart with joy. Includes lecture, meditation and discussion.

Lunch: Lunch in dining room.

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. Free time. Afternoon snack Buddhist Insights: includes lecture, meditation and discussion.

Dinner: Dinner in dining room.

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 12,000 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; swim in the outdoor pool, 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 Double room rate: Contact office

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, September 25 - Buddhist Insights lecture & Meditation & Movement...
Breakfast: Breakfast in dining room.

Morning: Movement class (Qi Gong). Break. Buddhist Insights: includes lecture, meditation and discussion.

Lunch: Lunch in dining room.

Afternoon: Free time. Lecture and demonstration on energy massage.

Dinner: Dinner in dining room.

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 12,000 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; swim in the outdoor pool, 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 Double room rate: Contact office

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, September 26 - Buddhist Insights lecture & Meditation & Movement...
Breakfast: Breakfast in dining room.

Morning: Movement class (Qi Gong). Break. Buddhist Insights: includes lecture, meditation and discussion.

Lunch: Lunch in dining room.

Afternoon: Free time. Nutrition: healing with wholefoods, balancing blood sugar, and heart health.

Dinner: Dinner in dining room.

Evening: Documentary film or lecture, or music evening

Lodging: Land of Medicine Buddha

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, September 27 - Buddhist Insights lecture & Meditation/ Departure
Depart From: Program ends at after lunch

Breakfast: Breakfast in dining room.

Morning: CLASS: Buddhist Insights: includes lecture, meditation and discussion. MOVEMENT CLASS: Delve deeper into activating and harmonizing life energy with the physical movements of Qigong (Chi Kung). Break.

Lunch: Program ends at 1:30pm

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, walks.
For additional information, visit: www.capitolachamber.com
Land of Medicine BuddhaSwimming pool and sauna. Massage therapy is available by appointment. Miles of hiking trails. Borders on 12,000 acres of state forest. Bookstore and library. Unique Tibetan 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

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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