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Program #11813RJ
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 Oct 27 — Nov 1, 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

Facility amenities: Simple, comfortable rooms with private bath. Walking and biking trails; unwind in the sauna; swim in the outdoor pool, massage therapy and facials by appointment, browse the library and bookstore, turn one of three beautiful prayer wheels. Two beautiful spacious meeting rooms 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. Two beautiful spacious meeting rooms. 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 for extra nights; dependent upon availability. 831 462 8383

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 27 - Check-in and Orientation
Arrive To: Arrival/check in is in the Reception office at Land of Medicine Buddha between 4 and 5 PM. Snack: 4:00-5:15 PM

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

Evening: Orientation at 7:00PM.

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

Facility amenities: Simple, comfortable rooms with private bath. Walking and biking trails; unwind in the sauna; swim in the outdoor pool, massage therapy and facials by appointment, browse the library and bookstore, turn one of three beautiful prayer wheels. Two beautiful spacious meeting rooms 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. Two beautiful spacious meeting rooms. 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 for extra nights; dependent upon availability. 831 462 8383

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 28 - Qigong movement class for energy and flexibility....
Qigong movement class for energy and flexibility. Meditation class. Nature Walk. Lecture and demonstration on energy massage.

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

Morning: Experience a Qigong movement class and learn about energy and flexibility. Qigong and self-acupressure will move Qi, or vital energy, smoothly through your meridians and bring you to a state of relaxation with gentle physical movements and mindful breathing. After a break, learn meditation techniques, with mindfulness meditations and visualization, for deep inner peace and relaxation.

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

Afternoon: Take an expert-led nature walk in a majestic redwood forest, learning about redwood ecology, wild herbs and birds. After some free time, enjoy a snack in the dining room, then take in a lecture and demonstration on healing energy massage.

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

Evening: Documentary film, movie, entertainment, 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

Facility amenities: Simple, comfortable rooms with private bath. Walking and biking trails; unwind in the sauna; swim in the outdoor pool, massage therapy and facials by appointment, browse the library and bookstore, turn one of three beautiful prayer wheels. Two beautiful spacious meeting rooms 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. Two beautiful spacious meeting rooms. 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 for extra nights; dependent upon availability. 831 462 8383

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 29 - Movement and meditation class in the morning, aft...
Movement and meditation class in the morning, after lunch enjoy free time to explore or relax. Lecture on healing energy massagego on a nature walk. Lecture and demonstration on energy massage.

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

Morning: Continue to learn about Qigong movement and its association with energy and flexibility. Qigong and self-acupressure will move Qi, or vital energy, smoothly through your meridians and bring you to a state of relaxation with gentle physical movements and mindful breathing. After a break, learn meditation techniques, with mindfulness meditations and visualization, for deep inner peace and relaxation.

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

Afternoon: After some free time, enjoy a snack in the dining room, then take in a lecture and demonstration on healing energy massage.

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

Evening: Documentary film, movie, entertainment, 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

Facility amenities: Simple, comfortable rooms with private bath. Walking and biking trails; unwind in the sauna; swim in the outdoor pool, massage therapy and facials by appointment, browse the library and bookstore, turn one of three beautiful prayer wheels. Two beautiful spacious meeting rooms 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. Two beautiful spacious meeting rooms. 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 for extra nights; dependent upon availability. 831 462 8383

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 30 - Movement and meditation class in the morning, aft...
Movement and meditation class in the morning, after lunch enjoy free time and learn about aromatherapy/herbs

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

Morning: Continue to learn about Qigong movement and its association with energy and flexibility. Qigong and self-acupressure will move Qi, or vital energy, smoothly through your meridians and bring you to a state of relaxation with gentle physical movements and mindful breathing. After a break, learn meditation techniques, with mindfulness meditations and visualization, for deep inner peace and relaxation.

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

Afternoon: Free time. Aromatherapy/Herbal class

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

Evening: Documentary film, movie, entertainment, 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

Facility amenities: Simple, comfortable rooms with private bath. Walking and biking trails; unwind in the sauna; swim in the outdoor pool, massage therapy and facials by appointment, browse the library and bookstore, turn one of three beautiful prayer wheels. Two beautiful spacious meeting rooms 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. Two beautiful spacious meeting rooms. 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 for extra nights; dependent upon availability. 831 462 8383

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 31 - Movement and meditation class in the morning, aft...
Movement and meditation class in the morning, after lunch enjoy free time and learn about healing through nutrition

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

Morning: Continue to learn about Qigong movement and its association with energy and flexibility. Qigong and self-acupressure will move Qi, or vital energy, smoothly through your meridians and bring you to a state of relaxation with gentle physical movements and mindful breathing. After a break, learn meditation techniques, with mindfulness meditations and visualization, for deep inner peace and relaxation.

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

Afternoon: Free time. Healing with Nutrition Class

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 01 - Movement and meditation class in the morning, dep...
Breakfast: Delicious, mainly organic, vegetarian Breakfast in dining room. Room check out time is 11 am.

Morning: Cap your exceptional rejuvenation experience with a further exploration of Qigong movement, and after a break, delve further into the fascinating benefits of meditation, including a class, lecture and discussion.

Lunch: 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 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.medicinebuddha.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.
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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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