8408
California

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

Learn to find physical happiness, mental calm and a sense of well-being during a week of Buddhist insight lectures, meditation and movement classes at a tranquil California retreat.
Rating (5)
Program No. 8408RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
959

At a Glance

Discover age-old secrets that will let you unlock joy and life energy during three invigorating courses led by experts at Land of Medicine Buddha, a serene mountain retreat in California’s redwood forest. Gain insight into Tibetan Buddhists’ thoughts on life, aging and death. Experience the health benefits of energy massage, including increased circulation and improved range of motion. Finally, learn how to build energy and flexibility through the Chinese practice of Qi Gong. Be assured: When you return home, you will feel like a new person.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Short walking distances between accommodation, meeting rooms and dining room. Hilly terrain, uneven ground in places, some stairs or a steep hill & ramps to the dining room and meeting room.
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 proven Buddhist meditation methods that help train your mind to find peace and fill your heart with joy.
  • Learn practical energy massage and acupressure techniques for maximum stimulation and regeneration.
  • 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 single room to yourself for only $100 more (for many programs). Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Ingrid Mednis
Ingrid Mednis has taught numerous classes in herbology and frequently leads nature walks. She has been a docent at the University of California, Santa Cruz organic farm project for about 20 years and has worked in Henry Cowell State Park.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Chuck Walbridge
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Venerable Ingrid Nordzin
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Breige Walbridge
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Christine Klein
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Breige Gormley Walbridge
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Caryl Smith
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Ingrid Mednis
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Linda Vaughan
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Janet Herman
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Venerable Yangchen
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