The Best Spiritual Retreat in Santa Cruz!
Carpool will leave Kohl's at 9:00AM.
Hiking will be at 10AM.
We will carpool from Campbell
Please pay your driver $15.00 for round trip carpool.
Kohl's Dept. Store
525 E. Hamilton Avenue
My cell (408)[masked]
The carpool will leave Kohl's at 9:00AM and arrived at 9:45AM
PLEASE DO NOT PARK YOUR CAR IN THE TEMPLE!!!!!
The Hike will start at this location at 10:00AM
Bargetto Winery and Chaucer's Cellars (park on the street please)
3535 North Main Street
Soquel, Ca 95073
Walk from the Winery to Tibetan Buddhist Temple - 2 miles
Hike Tibetan Temple to Forest Of Nisene Marks - 5 miles
Snacks/lunch at the Temple and walk back to the car - 2 miles
Distance: 9 Miles
Elevation: 800 Feet.
Duration: 3-4 hours.
Type: Pave Road, Hills, Trails
Pace: Slow Pace with breaks. We will wait for people.
Make sure to bring enough water, snacks, lunches.
Hours of Operation:
Reception Office and Bookstore Hours
Monday - Sunday: 10am to 5pm PST
No one allows to park in the temple.
A little History:
Winning the top nod for Best Retreat is a pretty massive accomplishment, especially when you consider the spiritually rewarding nature of many areas in Santa Cruz County. Still, a jaunt to the Land of Medicine Buddha is, as you have voted, like no other. Under an umbrella of redwood trees, this nonprofit retreat center in Soquel is built around the Tibetan Buddhist philosophies—and it's where you go to fill your well. Dotted with massive, beautiful prayer wheels (that can be rotated by any passerby to emit blessings for all of mankind), the grounds of this space offer a warm welcome to everyone. Whether you're simply looking for a casual day walk through a forest, or are part of a group in search of a rental facility or campsite for a retreat, Land of Medicine Buddha understands what you need for healing from the bustling world. Here, you can free your mind of cluttered thoughts during weekend meditation retreats, learn about Buddhist teachings and work on physical rejuvenation during various workshops, explore Qigong and eat organic meals. Staying healthy on the inside and the outside is the objective, and Land of Medicine Buddha nurtures mind, body and soul in the most serene and wholly fulfilling environment. Go ahead and get your gong on—and let freedom ring. Santa Cruz Weekly said: Tucked away in the Soquel woods, Land of Medicine Buddha has everything necessary for a mind-clearing, re-calibrating retreat: a welcoming, friendly staff; plenty of places to walk/pray/meditate/exist; homemade organic food; beautiful statues, structures and prayer areas; and a general feeling of deep and heartfelt peace. Whether there for a class, the day, a weekend or longer, this a sweet spot for a spiritual tune-up.
The Forest Of Nisene Marks State Park
Forest of Nisene Marks State Park in Aptos, CA, is very close to Santa Cruz. It is a beautiful park with 40+ miles of hiking trails shaded by redwoods.
Park Information: Website — Trail Map.
Best Months to Visit: Any time of the year as almost all trails are shaded by trees. Winter and spring are the best. For waterfall hikes, go immediately after a thunderstorm or several days of rain.
Please be aware that we expect you to take responsibility for your safety while we are out on the trails. This means being prepared with adequate hiking gear and making sure the difficulty level of the event IS NOT beyond the limits of your health & conditioning. We understand that your "Yes" RSVP to this event means you accept this.
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