Faces of Sonoma County Tourism
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.
Ratna Ling is just one of several organizations TarthangTulku founded upon relocating to the United States following his escape from China’s invasion of Tibet; it is these organizations that Ratna Ling’s profits support, helping disseminate Tibetan teachings, writings, and works of art to the world. Some organizations, like Dharma Publishing, are run just alongside the Retreat Center at its location in Cazadero.
Rosalyn White has been working with Tarthang Tulku’s organizations since 1975 (originally as an artist for Dharma Publishing), and has served as Ratna Ling’s Co-Director for the past three and a half years. Guided by Tibetan Buddhist principles, she and her staff strive to share what is most beautiful in this precious human existence and to embody and transmit wisdom, compassion, harmony, and depth of caring at the Ratna Ling Retreat Center.
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