IMPORTANT: Changes to Event (please read entire text).
Due to large events happening this weekend at Land of Medicine Buddha (LMB), we've had to make some adjustments to this event.
- No one should drive there directly. Meet at Radha's house at 2:15pm and we'll carpool.
- We'll need to park on the public road and WALK into LMB.
- We'll have our picnic back at Radha's house.
- If you have questions about this event, DO NOT contact LMB; please call Radha instead (831-419-0932).
This also means that there's no option of driving to the top to avoid the slightly steep section of the hike.
We are still welcome to walk on the upper section of LMB's property, where we'll get to see two huge Golden Buddhas and the beautifully and colorfully painted outside of the upper shrine, and we can peek in the windows all around to marvel at the ornate paintings inside. We'll still be walking the 8 Verses Trail and pausing to consider the meanings of each verse. Dogs are still welcome.
However we won't be able to see some of the prayer wheels, the sand painting, the gift shop, or the inside of the upper temple on this excursion.
We must not drive through the LMB property, we can not park there, nor can we walk through the lower level (where the guests are staying). LMB will be monitoring their parking lots, and will turn people away.
When we return to our cars, after about two hours of hiking, gawking, and awe inspiring verses, we'll carpool back to Radha's house, where we'll receive a warm welcome to enjoy our picnic. This is not a potluck, so please bring whatever vegan food you'd like to eat for yourself.
Though a bit different from what we'd initially planned, it will nevertheless be a wonderful afternoon together.
REMEMBER, CARPOOLING is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. PLEASE MEET AT RADHA'S HOUSE. We will carpool from there, leaving at 2:30 pm.
Again, if you have any questions, please do NOT phone LMB, but instead call Radha at 831-419-0932.
Directions to Radha's house in Aptos (2913 Crocker Court):
From Highway 1, take the Park Ave exit,
Turn away from the ocean onto Park Ave.,
Turn right onto Cabrillo College Dr.,
Turn left onto Willowbrook Ln.,
Turn right onto Baseline Dr.,
Turn left into Crocker Ct.