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Nearly 20,000 people work in Sonoma’s local tourism industry. Of these 20,000, one near and dear to our organization has been selected by Sonoma County for her philanthropic work and leadership in the community.
Ratna Ling’s very own Rosalyn White, Co-Director of the Retreat Center, has been named a “Face of Sonoma County Tourism,” recognized for her work operating a destination resort whose earnings help keep the traditions and works of Tibetan culture alive.
Indeed, Ratna Ling exists not just as a meditative haven for relaxation, but also as an organization striving to preserve the Tibetan Buddhist culture and transmit its teachings to the modern western world. Although Ratna Ling is perhaps best known for its sublime scenery and rejuvenating retreats, Tibetan Lama Tarthang Tulku founded the Center in 2004 to serve as an intentional community of teachers, students, and resident volunteers committed to practicing spirituality in everyday life.
Recently we were featured on Kynder’s travel blog in Serendipity & Starlight in the Sonoma Woods. What an honor! We are partnering with this excellent organization which has listed this explanation of their requirements on their website:
“Every establishment on the Kynder platform has been carefully handpicked according to our eligibility requirements. What does it take to become a Kynder property? We consider green/sustainable/humane practices, staff well-being practices, guest and community love, and quality for each and every property.”
Read more about Kynder here, and click here to check out our page on Kynder’s website.
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June 5-7, 2017
This retreat focuses on the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and the modern practice of yoga. Together they can bring a sense of peacefulness and vital health to our lives. Ratna Ling is honored to welcome the teachers from YogaONE in Santa Rosa, in their first presentation at Ratna Ling. Their founder, Deacon Carpenter is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist with 18 years of training and 10 years of practice. He will be joined by their medical doctor on staff and yoga instructors.
Don’t forget, this is during our special discounted pricing! The price below includes a two-night stay in our deluxe cottages, all meals and these retreat classes:
Single guest in a private cottage – Only $339 (Regular price $678)
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Our famous Healing the Body, Freeing the Mind Retreat is now called Mind and Body Rejuvenation Retreat. Our signature retreat, offered twice a year, combines meditation, movement and informative classes to help increase awareness in body and mind and peacefully guide you into the changes of the new season. This is a great opportunity to get away from it all, relax and rejuvenate at our serene retreat center, nestled in the secluded redwoods of Northern California. Learn life-affirming skills to take home that will help keep you in balance in your daily life.
Spaces are filling quickly, click here for more information and to sign up today!
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That’s right, our Cozy up to Winter Special is back! Enjoy a 2 night personal retreat for two, checking in Mondays-Wednesdays, for $458 (Reg $916) or for one $329 (Reg $658). Your personal retreat will include a stay in our private, deluxe cottages, five organic nourishing vegetarian meals, and two classes in meditation or yoga classes for inspiration on finding your peaceful center.
Our cottages are your home away from home with 972 square feet of comfortable living and dining areas, a gas fireplace, high ceilings, hardwood or bamboo floors, and a private partially covered deck with spectacular views of forest, rolling green hills, and meadows. Find yourself surrounded by nature in our peaceful redwoods, with nearby trails for walks and hikes.
**Call 510-809-4987 Today to book! Please mention that you saw this offer on our Blog**
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For centuries, the study of the Tibetan Buddhist Mandala has been used to broaden our awareness of our natural world, which helps us to connect to all living beings.
Each section of the mandala represents one of the four cardinal directions, plus the center. There is a color, an element, a negative emotion, and a wisdom experience associated with each one. Through meditative practice, we have the ability to transform these negative emotions into wisdom experiences. Anger converts to mirror-like wisdom (reflecting calmness), pride to equanimity, greed to investigative wisdom, jealousy to all-accomplishment and ignorance to pure openness.
The more we learn about the mandala, the more we see how these aspects of our world can come together to change a life mired in mundane existence into one inspired by both the beauty of our external world and the deep peacefulness within ourselves.
Check out this intro video about transforming negative emotions from our Director Rosalyn White.