Land of Medicine Buddha Festival Day
Land of Medicine Buddha, Soquel
Saturday June 27, 2015
The gamelan returns again to the Land of Medicine Buddha
for their annual Festival Day on June 27. The great thangka
of the Medicine Buddha will be taken out and carried up
the hill in a grand procession, with processional gamelan
music accompanying. At the Memorial Shrine the thangka
will be unfurled between two redwood trees with great fanfare
outside the beautiful Tibetan-style Memorial Shrine. It's
an amazing experience whether you count yourself as a Buddhist
This year the gamelan will give a short performance of
traditional Balinese music, including two Balinese
dances, at 10am before the procession.
The procession will set off from the Gompa at the lower
level of the beautiful Land of Medicine Buddha grounds at
Also in the afternoon there will be a Medicine Buddha Puja
ceremony, as well as music and dance performances from Tibetan
and other Asian traditions. Food and vendor booths will
also be open in the upper area..
The event runs from 10am till 4pm.
Land of Medicine Buddha is located at 5800 Prescott Road,
Soquel. Phone: (831) 462-8383
Directions from Santa Cruz: Take Hwy 1 south to the Porter
Street/Bay Avenue exit and turn left under freeway. Turn
right onto Main Street. Parking for the Festival Day is
off-site at Main Street Elementary School at 3400 North
Main Street, Soquel. Free shuttle buses will run from 9:00am.
On-site parking is available for a $20 carbon offset fee.
For more information on the Land of Medicine Buddha:
Admission is free.
Other upcoming performances from Anak Swarasanti:
Saturday July 11: 11am Menlo Park Council Chambers
Saturday July 18: 7:30pm Gamelan at the Beach, New Brighton
Sunday July 26: 8am Wharf to Wharf Run, Santa Cruz
Saturday August 8: 10am Santa Cruz Music Art and Wine Festival,
downtown Santa Cruz
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