Tibetan Buddhist Temple Walk 9 Miles

  • February 22, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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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
Campbell, CA

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!!!!!

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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.

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficulty

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.

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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.

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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: WebsiteTrail 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.

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Responsibility:

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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  • Nona

    Outstanding people & awesome venue!

    February 26, 2014

  • Chris C

    Really enjoyed this hike. Good people and a great to start the weekend. Thank you, Steve.

    February 23, 2014

  • Lisa D.

    Good to see you again.

    February 23, 2014

  • Doan D.

    Great day to be outdoor hiking. Had some nice thought provoking conversations before/during/after the hike. Pleasure to meet everyone.

    February 22, 2014

  • Gretchen

    Wonderful hike! and meeting new people. Thank you Steven :D

    February 22, 2014

  • barbara j.

    Great hike thank you

    February 22, 2014

  • Rachel

    Steven, Thanks for this hike!

    February 22, 2014

  • Jerry, The Mortgage M.

    Nice Hike. Great people. Great to see the monastery.

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Karl S.

    Fun group, thanks all.

    February 22, 2014

  • Lettie V.

    I wish I could have joined the group, but I couldn't make it today. Can anyone tell me how you all got there from the Winery. What trail or roads did you take? Prescott? Or was there a trail from the winery?

    February 22, 2014

  • Cynthia A D.

    Its beautiful up here at the top of hill

    February 22, 2014

  • Steven - Milpitas Social G.

    We are here at Kohl's in a white Prius.

    February 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone wants to carpool from the Sunnyvale area near 280 and Wolfe?

    February 3, 2014

    • Prashant P G.

      Winola...Looks like Kedar is also driving out from the neighborhood, I have asked if I can hitch a ride...u wanna check with him too ?. If his car is full, I can ride with u.

      February 15, 2014

    • Emre S.

      Winola, did you check with Kedar? I will be driving from same area.

      February 22, 2014

  • Bobbie

    Rach can I carpool with you at Kohl's in campbell?

    February 21, 2014

    • Steven - Milpitas Social G.

      We have room for 3 more. We will be at Home Depot until 8:20am and Kohl's until 9am.

      February 22, 2014

    • Sadie

      Hi Steven- I will be at Kohl's at 9:00 a.m.

      February 22, 2014

  • Rupesh

    Sorry, got some thing at the last minute.

    February 22, 2014

  • Rachel

    I have room for 3. I can pick up at Great Mall Lightrail station/Home Depot in Milpitas or Kohl's in Campbell.

    February 20, 2014

    • Renan

      Hi Rach, sorry, I work in an area with not a strong signal. Do you still have a space?

      February 21, 2014

    • Renan

      sorry, my cel is [masked] :D

      February 21, 2014

  • Simon J.

    I am a little late to the game, but does any of carpools have an open seat? I live in Mountain View but I can come to Kohl in Campbells. I will of course pitch in with gas/tolls and perhaps some sparkling conversation :).

    February 21, 2014

    • Steven - Milpitas Social G.

      We will have some seats for the rest of the group. Just remember to pay the driver $15 for the round trip when you join them in the morning.

      February 21, 2014

    • Simon J.

      Thanks! Will do.

      February 21, 2014

  • Steven - Milpitas Social G.

    Barbara,
    Thank you for your membership payment.
    Thanks,
    Steven

    February 21, 2014

  • Steven - Milpitas Social G.

    We have 12 people on the waiting list.
    Please change your RSVP by 10PM tonight if you can't or won't be there. We will mark you with a "NO SHOW" after 10PM even you changed your RSVP to NO after 10PM.

    Just to be fair for other people that really want to be there in the morning for the hike.

    If you said yes. We expect you to be there!

    Thanks,

    Steven

    February 21, 2014

  • Steven - Milpitas Social G.

    5 miles ok Terri. Text me so I can work with you

    February 21, 2014

  • Kedar

    I'm driving from the Sunnyvale/Cupertino area. I can take 5 passengers.

    February 7, 2014

    • emmy

      Kedar: can I get a ride if still available? Will come to Kohl's.

      February 20, 2014

    • Prashant P G.

      Thanks Kedar for the offer :-). After looking at the location...I think I will drive there in my car...I like doing photography too...so, might venture into some of it on my way in and back :-). See u folks at the starting point of the hike tomorrow.

      February 21, 2014

  • Bobbie

    could I please come like to carpool
    Bobbie

    February 21, 2014

  • Doan D.

    Carpool from east bay/berkeley anyone? Should we set up a google document for carpool sheet?!

    January 29, 2014

    • Christina

      Is this car full? I'm also traveling from Berkeley/Oakland if anyone else is looking to carpool.

      February 7, 2014

    • Doan D.

      Look like Kenneth is not going anymore. I can drive as an alternate. Anyone in the Berkeley area and want to carpool let me know. We leave north berkeley bart at 8, carpool spot in campbell at 9; then figure it out from there.

      February 20, 2014

  • Janelle

    Plus one

    February 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I live in Belmont. Is anyone interested in carpooling from my area?

    February 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Kelly, Great! I will make my contribution, thanks!

      February 14, 2014

    • Kelly N.

      Let me know what time and where to meet. See you then!

      February 15, 2014

  • Steven - Milpitas Social G.

    For those members that live in Campbell, Santa Clara, Cupertino or nearby areas.

    Please meet at:
    Kohl's 525 E. Hamilton Ave.
    Campbell, Ca 95008

    Carpool will leave at 9:00am.

    Please pay your drivers $15 per person BEFORE they leave the parking lot for both locations.

    February 15, 2014

  • alma

    Any carpool from Dublin/Pleasanton share the cost thanks.

    February 6, 2014

  • Steven - Milpitas Social G.

    We have 18 people on the waiting list. Please kindly change your RSVP if you not going. We don't want to see anyone back out on the morning of the hike.

    February 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd really like to attend this. :)

    January 25, 2014

  • Deborah B.

    Are there already volunteers driving? Do we need to sign up?

    January 25, 2014

  • Shirley

    anyone carpooling to kohl's from sf?

    January 15, 2014

  • Phyllis W.

    I love to hike. Can't wait for this new experience. My dogs are going to love this.

    January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love to hike. Am comfortable up to 15 miles and 3000 feet and looking for all the hikes I can find up to that range.

    January 3, 2014

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