“Treasured Moments of far off lands in your own backyard take you home.
There is no distance in hearts that love. All the faces I have known come smiling
back at me as I ring the bell or spin the sacred Prayer Wheel”.
Strip away the illusion of who you think you are and enter the space of love and connection of all beings everywhere. This safe haven in Santa Cruz, California welcomes all to the land of open heartfelt connections. Just 1 hour south of San Francisco, be transported to your souls deepest desires. Feel the earth move under your feet and the echo of the great teachings of the Buddah, blessed by the Dali Lama amongest many other monks and those that live on the property.
Magic is found at every turn of the junction, while hiking this sacred beautiful land.
Everywhere you walk fills your heart, open your senses, quiets your mind, as you become one with nature.
Sound permeates your soul, igniting the light of the love of who your are, stripping away false illusions, raising your frequency.
And finally a stop at the gift shop for a treasure to bring home to remind me to come to my bell and stop daily to ring in the song of my heart, that’s always there if I only stop to listen.
Thanks stopping in and sharing this secret hidden treasure with me. When we stop to share our experiences in life they reinfuse our spirit and keep them alive; which was the unexpected gift of this post; so much appreciation for visiting.
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Oh this sounds like a place I’d love to visit, Cindy! Unfortunately ‘Just 1 hour south of San Francisco’ is a little bit further away for me…😊Happy Weekend 🎉🎊😘
You would love it I know Ingrid!
Well, someday when you visit, I’ll take you here! 💖Happy weekend to you too Ingrid! 💖
Sounds great 🤩 there were some Buddhist temples near where we lived in Spain, but they all got closed due to covid.
Yes, and when I get to Spain let’s hope they open again.💖
The place is so peaceful. In India, there is a place called Bodh Gaya which is the place where Buddha gained enlightenment and this place gives off the same vibes.
It is and thanks for sharing that Akshita!
Have you been before?
Oooh I want to come visit.
I am hopeful to someday.
Thanks and you have a good one too! 💖
Beauty and peace is a wonderful combination – but a long drive from Cincinnati.
For sure Frank but it you visit it will await you after some lovely beach walks of course! 🤗🤣💖
Hey, are you from california? Pardon me if I should know this lol
Of course you should know! 🤣 I am… down the peninsula about 40 min south of S.F.
And you? ( if I should know this? 🤣)
Thanks Nawaz! 💖
Great place, lovely clicks and hope you had a nice day cindy😃💖💖💖 Happy weekend🤩🤗
Thanks Soni! So glad you liked it! It truly was awesome! Have a great night love and happy weekend as well and I’ll do the same! 💖
Your words are overwhelming and I feel the awakened spirit inside you. Thanks for the beautiful pictures. May god bless you & your family Cindy.💐💐
Oh Thanks Lokesh … I’m glad you can feel the vibe of spirt and like the pics! I appreciate the blessings and to you as welll! xo💖
Beautiful pics Cindy. I am sure you had a great day. ❤️❤️❤️ Happy weekend dear 16. 😂😂😂 Explore more…..
Thanks much Preethes. It was a lovely one.. you are so cute.. I will and you too
Beautiful place and picture, Cindy
Thanks Leyla!!!! 💖
These pictures are so beautiful Cindy!!!💟💟💟
In India, there is a place called Bodh Gaya where Buddha attained enlightenment beneath a sacred Bodhi Tree, the tree’s descendants are still there!!! That place is just beautiful and calm
So glad you like them Vani and now I want to visit this special place you are talking about. That would be soooo cool!!! Thanks a lot, it’s good to see you always!💖
Wow! I had no idea about this wonderful place. Lovely pics, Cindy! I’ll have to stop in when I am in that area again in the future. Have a lovely weekend, my friend. ❤❤❤
Yes, it’s quite lovely! Let me know if you go and how you like it! So many hidden treasures! I will and you do the same Jeff. I’m grateful for your visit!💖
Indeed. I will do that for sure. Thank you, Cindy! ❤️
Terrific!!! You’re most welcome 💖!
Thank you for sharing the beauty of this miraculous land. I have been going to Santa Cruz for years and never knew this existed. I will explore sometime soon. Just beautiful 🤩❤️🙏💕❤️
You’re so welcome. I know it’s amazing how many places there are right in our own backyard. It’s quite a wonderful feeling of being in another place and time! So glad you liked it Marlene! You will love it! 💖
Thanks for sharing this beauty, Cindy! I’d like to visit this place! 🌞
you will love. we will be busy when you come! 💖🤗 most welcome!
It all comes
smiling back at me
in the Buddha
ahhhhh so nice.. I bet you could make some good pics with these! 💖
Barbera red wine!
oh good! Stop, now you are making me jealous.. 🤣🤣🤣
What a beautiful and inspiring place, Cindy! Thank you for sharing your visit with us. Lovely photos! <3 All the best, Cindy!
Glad you enjoyed the place and pictures Cheryl. You’re so welcome and I appreciate your support always.
Have a great weekend as well. 💖🙏
Thank you Prakaash!
Happy Weekending to you! 💖
How wonderful! An inspiring place and time in nature with a friend. Looks like a memorable day. 💖 I love Santa Cruz.🥰 Thank you for sharing your day with us.
It truly is a wonderful place and so magical. Sharing it with a friend was very special.
Santa Cruz is a great spot, I agree.
So nice you stopped in, thank you Michele! 💖
And to think that would have been an easy drive for me five months ago, Cindy. But did I know you then? How strange life is. I would love to have come visit and see some of the beautiful places I’ve missed. You friend’s stone story touched me. Vince put up a stone during our walk a few days ago. The next day it was still there, but a couple of days later, someone had moved all the stones. He was quite sad about it. Have a wonderful weekend, Cindy. Talk to you soon. 🙂
I know right but def put it on your list of things to do when you visit. It is strange. I think we did but we didn’t talk about this I’m sure. It is soooo cool that it was still there. Oh sorry to hear about Vince’s stone.
Thanks and you have a wonderful weekend as well! 💖🙏🌷
I have talked him into coming back to CA in May. We will see if he holds out Otherwise, I’d love to come in April and photograph all the roses at the Woodlake Rose Garden. Our Kiwanis group worked so hard on it this winter, it is going to be spectacular.
Wow, what a great thing. That’s soooooo awesome!!! That sounds heavenly!!!! 👏👏👏🌷🌷🌷🌷
I know. It snowed today. I’m ready for a CA spring! 🙂
i bet you are!!!! I know I would be as well! 💖🌷🌷 Us Callie girls… 💖🤣
Beautiful and serene. Peace unto all Cindy 💖💖
Yes, indeed! Cheers to that Asok!
Happy Weekending! 💖💖
Thank you for taking us all on a mini adventure to a place of love and grace Cindy!! I seriously need to host there someday. Definitely fitting gor a fun FriYay🎆🎉❤😊🙌
You’re so welcome Maria! It would be a perfect spot for retreats!!!! You would love it!
Happy weekending to you! 💖🌷🥰🌈
Yes, that’s a wonderful idea 😊 Happy weekend to you as well. The wind finally dyed down here, so today is an outdoor retreat day for sure 💛🌞🤗
Thanks Darling. Oh glad to hear the wind has died down. I’m heading out soon too for a drive and walk! xoxoxo ❤️💖🌷🌈
Sounds wonderful 🥰 Enjoy❤
Thanks and you have a good one too! 💖
Thank you for sharing this secret spot. It sounds magical! I definitely hope to visit it someday!
Hi Ana Star,
You’re so welcome! I know you would love it!!!💖🌷Thank and Happy Saturday! 💖
Hello Cindy Ji.,
Happy Women Day! With Peace and Peacefully with happiness! 🙏
Thank you so much Amit treasured friend! 💖🙏
Certainly looks like a beautiful place to me, Cindy. Both naturally and spiritually. The natural world always seems to add a special aspect of sacred that is not found in traditional Western churches where so much emphasis has been put on conquering nature as opposed to learning to live in harmony with it. Thanks for this delightful post. –Curt
You would definitely enjoy it Curt and both aspects speak to you here. I love what you just said and I do think you’re right here. You’re so welcome and thanks for stopping in. I’m so behind but will get caught up soon. Happy Sat night! 💖
Makes me think of Esalen, Cindy. Every time I drive by it, I think, “Damn, I’d like to spend some time there,” but never have. It has great appeal to the ‘New Ager’ in me. 🙂 –Curt
ahhhhhhh yes, me too. I have to go too sometime. My friend teaches mindfulness meditation on New Years Eve and I always want to make it but need to just do it! 💖
What a great New Year’s Eve that would be Cindy!
It truly woud; I may need to call and commit! 💖🤗
What a gorgeous place!
Thanks for sharing, Cindy.
It Truly Is David and gld you enjoyed it! 💖
That looks like such a bright and peaceful place, Cindy. Just looking at the photos made me smile. And so touching that the rock place by your friend was still there. A lovely heartfelt post.
Sooo glad you liked it… it really is. Yes, that was such a wonderful moment to see!! Hope your writing is going well!!! 💖
Oh my, that sounds and looks like a wonderfully spiritual place where you can spend as long as you want exploring and discovering 💕✨ Lovely photos!
It really is D, I’m going to plan to go more often!
Thanks and have a great night! 💖
Of course! You too!😂💕
Wow what a wonderful place!
It totally is! Glad you enjoyed it!
Really amazing natural place. You are absolutely right. We can say that natural places are a gift from God to us where we can have some rest time.
Thanks so much!!! You are soooo right!! 🌷🌷🌷 It’s nice to see you here🙏
You are the most welcome, i would be more than happy to be a follower for our blogs
Oh thank you soooo ,much! 💖💖
Would you please grant me the honor to be a follower to my blogs here !
Yes, of Cours.. thought I was which is why I asked. Happily! 💖
This would be an honor to me to read your blogs
Amazing pictures and looks like it was a serene place. 😇😇
A treasured close find transporting me far in distance to core truths that fill the soul. Thanks for your time. I know how precious it is! 💖