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SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA

California Vegetarian Cuisine, Buddhist Thinking & Energy Through Qi Gong

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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. 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.
Bill from Wilsonville, OR Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 08/20/15 - 08/25/15
If you are interested in the three topics, this is an excellent program. The lectures are informative and the physical environment (redwood forest, prayer wheels, sculptures, temple, etc.) is beautiful. You'll come away re-charged and refreshed.

Nadereh from Escondido, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/14/15 - 06/19/15
This was my first Road Scholar program and it surpassed all my expectations. I gave it a 5 star and would have given more if it was possible to do so. I can't say enough about the delicious vegetarians meals, the wonderful location, the friendly and knowledgable instructors, the always smiling and helpful staff and the other participants who were very welcoming. I came back with a sense of renewal and well being, armed with loads of knowledge to put to use for improved life style. I have recommended this program to all friends and family members and know that I will attend again in a future date. The only caution I give is regarding the sparse accommodations which turned out to be very fitting for this program, don't expect "hotel" type rooms. These are just nice clean rooms, nothing more or less. There is so much packed into this program: tons of good information and helpful guidance on how to improve your nutrition, Qi Gong movement training as well instructions on Buddhist philosophy and short guided meditation sessions.

Alban from Laguna Beach, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/18/15 - 01/23/15
After attending this program I have continued to try and eat the right foods and lessen my stress by meditation. It was a real life change for me. I recently recovered fro major heart surgery and the have found a new direction in eating better and reducing stress. I have a second chance..given to me buy my wife and Road Scholar

Maryanne from East Providence, RI Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 01/18/15 - 01/23/15
nice program nicely paced, i received information that is beneficial to my well-being and overall health. I enjoyed the participants and the food was extraordinary as was the staff, grounds and general ambiance of this place. Situated in the santa cruz mountain/town area it is surrounded by incredible old growth forest, herb id walks and buddhist statues, it is a one of a kind experience. Not to be missed. Inexpensive for a retreat and a great value.

Katherine from Yuma, AZ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/28/14 - 10/03/14
Had a great time. Came home refreshed & feeling great. Loved the food. Had the greatest roommate.

Wendy from Eagan, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
This was my first Road Scholar trip, my first travels since my husband died. I was nervous to go by myself but I shouldn't have bothered to be nervous - it was wonderful! I met many nice people, the trip itself was perfect! Road Scholar and Land of Medicine Buddha Retreat Center did a great job with all the details and I always felt it was organized, well run, and that I was in good hands. I highly recommend this trip if the description meets your interests!

Barry from Long Beach, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 01/26/14 - 01/31/14
Overall delightful course that provided information and activities that can change one's lifestyle, beliefs, and health. Thoroughly enjoyed myself and hope to return for more.

Jennifer from San Diego, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/14/13 - 07/19/13
Our program was wonderful. We chose it because of our interests, Buddhism, Vegetarian, Alternative health practices. It was rated easy and that is the only trips we can sign up for, so we won't be going on anything other than easy in the future. The cost was amazingly low and our experience was one of the best times we have ever had. Love the retreat center and the staff is very good and personable. Would recommend this program to anyone interested in the subject matter.


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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
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5 Hands-on experiences
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