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California Vegetarian Cuisine, Buddhist Thinking & Qi Gong

Santa Cruz is a unique blend of coastal landscapes, world-renowned research centers and abundant art and culture. Come be inspired and learn a lot in this coastal California setting.
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Program No. 7726RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
999
California

California Vegetarian Cuisine, Buddhist Thinking & Qi Gong

Santa Cruz is a unique blend of coastal landscapes, world-renowned research centers and abundant art and culture. Come be inspired and learn a lot in this coastal California setting.
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6 days
Starts at
999
Program No. 7726 RJ
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At a Glance

Embrace your healthfulness at a retreat center in California’s redwood forest, immersed in three expert-led courses that explore wise eating, peace of mind and newfound energy. The Land of Medicine Buddha is your base to taste and learn to prepare delicious vegetarian cuisine, through lectures and demos. You’ll also take a plunge into the pools of ancient wisdom, according to Buddhist teachings. Finally, learn how to build energy and flexibility through the practice of Qi Gong. Be assured: When you return home, you will feel like a new person.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn to make healthy vegetarian cuisine, through lectures and demos, that is low in fat and sugar yet high in flavor, including creamy soups, salad dressings, entrees and delicious desserts.
  • Through Buddhist lectures, discussion and guided meditations, learn how to move your mind to deep peace.
  • Activate and harmonize the “chi” — life energy — that flows through your body with gentle physical movements, mindful breathing and increased awareness.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a value-priced single room. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Awakening the Kind Heart
by Kathleen McDonald
Buddhism for Dummies
by Landaw, Jonathan
The Book of Joy
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama & Archbishop Desmond Tutu
When the Chocolate Runs Out
by Lama Yeshe
How to Meditate
by Kathleen McDonald
The Blooming of a Lotus
by Thich Nhat Hanh





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