Land of Medicine Buddha gets a mention in the Travel section of Sunset Magazine’s June 2015 edition (page 22).


“Ask a Local”

… Two natives take us on a tour. As told to Erin Klenow.
– Eve Krammer (EK), Co-owner, Teresa’s Gourmet Foods
– Stacy Forrester (SF), Owner of Sawyer Land & Sea Supply

Show Me the Redwoods

Land of Medicine Buddha 
5800 Prescott Rd, Soquel

EK: When I have outdoorsy friends in town, this is where we go. It’s a Tibetan Buddhist retreat center with the most beautiful trails. Just drive a couple of miles and you’re surrounded by redwoods.

SF: Yes, a really peaceful place. And they allow dogs; even the dogs seem chilled out.

EK: My favorite hike is the Eight Verse Pilgrimage Trail, a milelong stroll right through the thick of the redwoods. Or the big daddy, a 6-mile hike that backs up to The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park.

Note from LMB:

Dogs must be on leash. Saturdays have been super busy lately, so avoid Saturdays. No parking in the main parking lot for day visitors on Saturday. Groups of 6 people or more must call to make arrangements to visit. No bicycling allowed on trails. Keep voices quiet out of respect for the retreat function of the property. Read more about visiting at .

The local what’s-happening newspaper, Good Times, runs a poll every year whereby the readers vote for their favorite businesses in various categories. Once again, Land of Medicine Buddha won for the best retreat center, for the year 2015. The article is archived on the GTWeekly website. Thank you, people of Santa Cruz.

GT best of article LMB 2015

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