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Free To Be Me, a 3 Day Retreat

June 6, 2025 @ 4:00 pm - June 8, 2025 @ 4:00 pm PDT


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Single Private Room
Single private room for one (1) person, with a private bathroom. Towels and linens are included.
$ 1,400.00
5 available
Double Room
Double room for up to two (2) people, with a private bathroom. Towels and linens are included.
$ 1,200.00
5 available
Triple Room
Triple room for up to three (3) people, with a private bathroom. Towels and linens are included.
$ 1,100.00
5 available
Single Yurt
Single Yurt for one (1) person. Towels and linens are included. The shared bathrooms and showers are close by. NOTE: a half-mile hike-in is required to get to the yurt village
$ 1,140.00
5 available
Double Yurt
Double Yurt for up to two (2) people. Towels and linens are included. The shared bathrooms and showers are close by. NOTE: a half-mile hike-in is required to get to the yurt village
$ 990.00
5 available
Camp Platform
Wooden tent platform nestled amongst the redwood trees. The platform provides campers with a dry floor for their tent. A picnic table is situated near the platform. The shared bathrooms and showers are close by. NOTE: You must bring your tent and towels. There is a half-mile hike to the campsite.
$ 580.00
2 available
Commuter Day Pass
Live nearby, or have another place to stay? You can still join us! You just need to commute to the retreat each day. Besides the room, EVERYTHING ELSE is included, so you won't miss out on any of the fun. :-)
$ 460.00
5 available

Free To Be Me

A Three Day Retreat

June 4-6, 2025


Take time to restore your inner strength and find a new depth of peace.

Experience a weekend of creativity, harmony and bliss amongst the magical redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains in Soquel, California. Enjoy daily movement & meditation, feast on delicious vegetarian meals, stay in lovely accommodations, and explore the surrounding forests. Land of Medicine Buddha is a sacred, tranquil place with temples, statues, and hidden gems throughout the grounds. It’s the perfect setting to reignite your inner glow.

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Host Karen Adamski of ShamaMama.com will provide you with soothing and restorative meditation and sound healing.  Special guests will be on-hand for movement and exploration activities. Karen will also be guiding you through a special craft lesson. Special guests  (TBA) will be on-hand to share their teachings.  PLUS, there will drumming amongst the redwoods,  personal blessings and prayers hosted by Mama Earth.….not to be missed!  More than anything, this is a time for you to reconnect to your true self.  YOU DESERVE THIS!

Seacliff State Beach and Brighton State Beach are just about 15 minutes away by car. Visit the Pacific on one of your breaks.  Or, simply explore the acres of magical land were you will be staying.  The quaint costal town of Soquel is a fun spot for shopping and sightseeing. Santa Cruz in 10 minutes north, and Monterey is 35 minutes south.  If you choose to extend your trip, there are lots of fun and beautiful options for you to explore.  This is easy territory to extend your trip.


Important Things to Know


Full payment for event is due by Saturday May 10, 2025.

We welcome all levels of artistic zen masters, even beginners.  No matter your artistic experience, physical strength and/or meditation experience…..you will fit right in.

Alcohol and meat are not permitted at Land of Medicine Buddha to honor the Buddhists who live on the grounds.

Cell coverage is very spotty. There is a pay phone and WiFi available.

About Your Retreat Guide


Karen Adamski is a shamanic practitioner, Certified Crystal Healer, Certified Creatively Fit Coach, artist, teacher, and Arts Commissioner for the City of San Jose.  After leaving a 27 year HR management career in the Silicon Valley, Karen chose to purposely transform her ‘career’ into what it is today…pretty much the complete opposite of corporate America.   Today, Karen works with clients from all over the world to bring them healing in the form of vibrational medicine, meditation, art, nature, color, kindness and much more.  By bringing community together, Karen loves to teach others how easy it is bring balance & beauty into their lives.  Karen’s passion for living life as her true self, gives her the ability to easily connect with people, as well as all other living things.  By sharing with others to break out of molds, and to walk in beauty on their own paths, Karen has helped hundreds of people understand the ease and simplicity of grounding and healing with vibration and energy.  With all of her passions pulled together into one place, Karen has created a sacred space on the internet:  www.ShamaMama.com this is a place YOU are ALWAYS WELCOME!

Some of the services Karen offers are:  Crystal Healing, Shamanic Energy Work, Journey Meditation, Dowsing, Power Animal Retrieval Soul Retrieval, Home/Office Blessings & Clearings, Paranormal Investigation, Art Therapy, HeART & Mind Balance, Creatively Fit Coaching, Painting & Meditation Workshops,  Sound Bathes and more.

What to Bring

Yoga mat

Painting clothes


Water bottle

Drum or percussion tool (if you have one)

Comfortable shoes for walking and hiking

Bathing suit for the pool and/0r saun

Weather appropriate clothing – plan to  layer (no need for fashion…pack for prepared comfort)


What’s included

2 night stay at Land of Medicine Buddha (single, shared, or triple rooms)

*see pricing options below

  • Fresh vegetarian meals
    Food is incredible! 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners. We can accommodate vegan and gluten-free as well.
  • Daily guided movement
  • Daily mindfulness mediation
  • Guided art lesson (all supplies are provided)
  • Sound Healing Session
  • Moonlight Drumming Circle in the Redwoods
  • Hiking trails
    Access and map to different hiking trails throughout the venue
    **Transportation is not included**
    Nearest airports are San Jose (about an hour) San Francisco (about 90 minutes) , and Oakland (about 2 hours). Please give yourself lots of time for traffic on a Friday!


– Your registration includes all lodging, meals and materials for a 2 night/3 day stay at Land of Medicine Buddha.
– Balance can be made in 2 installments via Venmo, PayPal, check, cash or credit card, for an additional $50 service charge.
– Balance due in full by May 10, 2025.
Accommodation options & pricing for the entire trip
  • single private room  $1400 per person
  • double room  $1200 per person
  • shared room (triple)  $1100 per person
  • yurt (single)  $1140 per person
  • yurt (double)  $1040 per person
  • tent platform  $580 per person
  • commuter  $460 per person



June 6, 2025 @ 4:00 pm PDT
June 8, 2025 @ 4:00 pm PDT
$460.00 – $1,400.00
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Land Of Medicine Buddha
5800 Prescott Rd
Soquel, CA 95073 United States
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(831) 462-8383
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