Amphitheatre of the Redwoods At Pema Osel Ling
2013 Eureka Canyon Road
Watsonville, CA 95076

Tel: (831) 761-6270

Amphitheatre of the Redwoods At Pema Osel Ling located on 102 acres of redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains reflects the Buddhist ideal of peace and offers a place of refuge and renewal for guests throughout the year.

The amenities of our bay area retreat center are well equipped to host a variety of group meetings and events, from retreats, and weddings to outdoor educational activities and training seminars.

We feature several indoor and outdoor meeting areas, a wide range of overnight accommodations, a full-size lap pool, a fire circle, hiking trails, a BBQ and a kitchen that provides personal catering or may be rented for your own use. In addition we have an onsite massage therapist, the best biking in the county, wonderful outdoor spaces, several medium to large indoor gathering spaces, as well as indoor accommodations for up to 60-80 people. We also have over 100 tent campsites in fields and forest, and we welcome RV's in our overflow parking area (no hookups).

The facilities are well distributed over the common areas, creating privacy, and space for guests. Our rates are reasonable, and the friendly, supportive staff is available to assist you and your group with all aspects of your visit. We specialize in working with non-profit groups and first-time planners.

Non- Profit, Spiritual, and Student Retreats

Over the years Amphitheatre of the Redwoods At Pema Osel Ling has hosted spiritual retreats of all traditions including Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Sufi, Jewish, Taoist, and others. We also host yoga, meditation, chi gong, women’s spiritual gatherings and New Age events. A testimony follows:

"Whether a large public group or an intimate private gathering, we have always enjoyed our retreats at Pema Osel Ling. The atmosphere of both the beautiful natural landscape and the exquisite awareness imagery support and enhance our practice. The staff treats us like family, and their genuine interest in our welfare is always a tangible part of any event there."

Bay Area Location

Amphitheatre of the Redwoods At Pema Osel Ling is an affordable bay area retreat center with a relaxed staff. Our fantastic redwood canyon location places us near the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk, the the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and we are just an hour and a half from San Francisco.

You will find us in between Santa Cruz and San Jose off of Hwy 17, 45 minutes from the San Jose Airport. The Santa Cruz Airporter shuttle service the brings participants from either the San Fran airport or the San Jose Airport directly to Pema Osel Ling

Bay Area Weekend Weddings

Destination weddings are a popular choice for couples looking for a relaxed way to celebrate. Amphitheatre of the Redwoods At Pema Osel Ling will offer you complete use of our facilites for your weekend activities, including the rehearsal, ceremony and reception, overnight lodging and on-site catering.

We offer several different sites for weddings including our Redwood Amphitheater. In addition we have a site for your reception and and accommodations for the whole weekend. Our award winning caterer can provide delicious vegetarian or non-vegetarian meals for your reception and throughout the weekend., including a rehearsal dinner and Sunday brunch.

Our many amenities include a redwood amphitheater that seats 170, several large lawns suitable for a ceremony or reception as well as other group activities, a 15” x 50” swimming pool, bathhouse, hiking, the county’s best biking, indoor/outdoor accommodations, on-site massage therapist available by appointment, incredible attractions nearby, like the Monterey bay aquarium and much more.


* Located in a private meadow, the orchard house features four bedrooms, full kitchen, living room with fireplace, high ceilings, a large redwood deck and a beautiful mountain view. The masters bedroom has a private entry, and bath.

* Our Sangha house is a modern four bedroom lodge with a kitchen, two group size bathrooms with handicap access, meeting room and deck with a view of Monterey Bay.

* On a quiet hillside, there are seven heated cabins with high ceilings and large sunny windows. A heated bathhouse for both men and women is nearby.

* POL has campsites to accommodate 130 people. Some campsites are close to the cabins while others are secluded amidst the redwoods. Bathhouses with hot showers are conveniently located near camping areas.

Please let us know if you have any further questions, or if you would like to schedule an appointment for a tour of our facilities and grounds. Also please give us your address if you would like our brochure. We look forward to the opportunity to host your event, and to assist you in any way we can with your planning.

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