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.
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.