Retreats 2018-05-18T22:49:13+00:00

Ratna Ling Retreats


Healing Qigong

With Shari Sunshine

August 28 - 30, 2018
Qi gong is an ancient Taoist movement practice that awakens vitality and promotes health, breathing and meditation.  The form we will learn was given in China for strengthening the immune system and the life force in all of the meridians in order to live a more full and healthful life.  You will learn a sequence of easy movements that you can take home with you to enrich your life every day. The word “Qi” means…

Alexander String Quartet Workshop-Festival-Retreat

With Robert Greenberg

September 6 - 9, 2018
Overview: Chamber musicians, non-playing music aficionados and friends are invited to an intimate workshop and retreat with the Alexander String Quartet. String Quartet Masterpieces of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms is a four-day health and chamber music Workshop/Festival/Retreat to be held at the Ratna Ling Retreat Center on the weekend of September 6-9, 2017. While this event takes its inspiration from chamber music workshops such as the weekends sponsored by the Chamber Musicians of Northern California and chamber music festivals…

Ayurveda and Yoga for a Long and Healthy Life

With Gloria Baraquio, Melina Meza, Shari Sunshine and Rosalyn White

September 10 - 13, 2018
Ayurveda is the ancient healing science of India that considers all aspects of a person, in order to cultivate optimal health throughout all stages of life. Yoga and meditation are two of the most effective practices prescribed to balance one’s physical, emotional and spiritual energies. This retreat will allow you to determine your natural constitution, or “dosha”, and offer helpful tools to develop greater strength, flexibility, brain health and nutrition. These techniques will bring more…

Rare Opportunity to Live – Work – Study in Our Community

With Rudi Lankreijer and Tara Ristau

September 20 - 23, 2018
Are you curious about Ratna Ling's Work-Study-Live Program but are not quite ready to fully commit at this time? We understand that becoming a member of our community may be daunting to some and so, we are offering a weekend volunteer retreat working in our bindery on our Yeshe De Text Preservation Project with an introduction to Skillful Means for potential volunteers to experience: living, working, and studying as a volunteer. In order to participate in this volunteer retreat, we…

Women’s Wellness Retreat

With Gloria Baraquio, Christine DeCristofaro, Mckenzie Coffee, Mia Ximena Willson and Heldine Aguiluz

October 5 - 7, 2018
Are you hungry for a safe place to connect and open up?  Come together with fellow women to celebrate our innate strength, wisdom, and compassion. We will celebrate the importance of connecting with girlfriends and remember all the beautiful parts of being a woman.  This time is to reconnect to the sacred feminine and cultivate a community of sisterhood and solidarity through deep listening, laughter, self-care, and ceremony.  This retreat is for you if you…

Creating Wellness | Finding Balance – Earn C.E.U.s

With Bob Dozor, MD, Ellen Barnett, MD. PhD, Rosalyn White and Shari Sunshine

October 16 - 19, 2018
Creating Wellness, Finding Balance will increase a provider's skill and confidence to counsel patients regarding healthy lifestyle choices. Change is more about habit formation than knowing facts. In our beautiful retreat setting, with time for rest, reflection, and rejuvenation,  participants will practice with tools and approaches that can integrate into a busy practice and patients’ busy lifestyles. Using an experiential format and incorporating feedback from previous conferences, the sessions will build awareness of patients' readiness, goals,…

Healing, Mindfulness, and Compassion Retreat

October 19 - 21, 2018
Health care professionals are invited to attend the semi-annual integrative medicine and Balint process program which will combine Western medicine perspectives, Balint group process, and the traditional Tibetan practices of Kum Nye yoga and meditation. Attendees will gain an understanding of the complex factors in the provider/patient relationship and the tools necessary to integrate conventional and complementary approaches to patient care. The Tibetan Aid Project has facilitated the sharing of Buddhist insights and healing techniques…

Women’s Wellness Retreat

With Gloria Baraquio, Christine DeCristofaro, Kamali Minter, Heldine Aguiluz, Stephanie Kate and Kimberly Millard

November 1 - 4, 2018
Are you hungry for a safe place to connect and open up?  Come together with fellow women to celebrate our innate strength, wisdom, and compassion. We will celebrate the importance of connecting with girlfriends and remember all the beautiful parts of being a woman.  This time is to reconnect to the sacred feminine and cultivate a community of sisterhood and solidarity through deep listening, laughter, self-care, and ceremony.  This retreat is for you if you…

Shivakali Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training

With Gloria Baraquio

November 29 - December 16, 2018
Ratna Ling Retreat Center
Book now and get $200.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Aug 31, 2018.
SHIVAKALI YOGA 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING Fully Accredited by Yoga Alliance Shivakali Yoga offers a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, which is steeped in the ancient spiritual, philosophical and meditative traditions of Yoga, and grounded in modern anatomical studies, sequencing, and approaches to practice. This 18-day Yoga Retreat offers students the lived experience of the teachings.  In addition to practice and study, we will participate in meditation, ceremony, council, and explore what these practices & teachings mean for ourselves as individuals,…