Step into the Land of Treasures
Retreats for Mind, Body, and Spirit.

Ratna Ling Retreat Center is guided by the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and we are open to all people looking to find inner strength and spiritual peace. we are located in the coastal redwoods of Sonoma County, a spectacular 90-mile drive north of San Francisco. Our retreats offer you the opportunity to experience beauty and quiet, in elegant private cottages, each with an expansive view of the surrounding countryside, complete with deer, wild turkeys, rabbits and quail.


Grounded in the Tibetan Buddhist Wisdom Tradition, and open to all.


Explore Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga, and much more…


14 Elegant Cottage Suites with Sweeping Views Await your Arrival

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Visiting Ratna Ling

Situated on 120 acres of beautiful redwoods, Ratna Ling Retreat Center was built for relaxation, quiet time and spiritual practice, away from the demands of modern life. Since 2009, Ratna Ling has hosted guests from all around the world.


Upcoming Retreats

Retreat Calendar

Mindful Mondays – Online

With Gloria Baraquio

March 13 - April 10, 2023
Reconnect with your mindfulness practice with former resident teacher Gloria Baraquio for Mindful Mondays! These sessions will include reading passages from Tarthang Tulku's Gesture of Balance, gentle movement and breathing, and a short meditation practice.  Take some time for yourself to reflect and relax!

Exactly As You Are: Practicing Acceptance

With Lydia Hwang and Jen Lo

April 6 - 9, 2023
Join Lydia Hwang and Jen Lo for this intimate retreat, which includes daily yoga, step-by-step Kintsugi making lessons, evening sound baths, and guided color meditation. Each participant will create their own piece of Kintsugi artwork to take home, as a reminder of our ever expanding ability to heal with the divine wisdom that is gold.

Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Denelle Numis

With Denelle Numis

April 28 - 30, 2023
Indulge yourself in a luxurious weekend getaway to the coastal redwoods of Sonoma County with Denelle Jarro Numis.  Give yourself the gift of daily yoga and meditation, delicious and nutritious vegetarian meals and a blissful 2-nights stay in a cozy cottage at Ratna Ling Retreat Center.

Courage of the Heart: A Yoga, Meditation & Mantra Retreat

With Loren Altura and Kat Shotz

May 5 - 7, 2023
Courage might mean strength or fearlessness to you. The root word of courage is "cour", which means heart.  Courage might then refer to having the willingness and strength to love others and to open our hearts.  What do love and courage look like?  How can we build our capacity for patience and compassion?  We will explore all this and more with Loren and Kat, focusing on courage and self-love as a path toward healing.

Yoga and Creativity

With Jason Bowman

June 1 - 4, 2023
Book now and get $100.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Mar 31, 2023.
The things we make lead directly to the sense of value we get from being alive. This practice will provide a light, but sturdy, framework, to be used creatively. Come join us!

The Wordless Way – A Mindfulness & Writing Retreat

With Jonah Willihnganz and Andrew Todhunter

June 13 - 18, 2023
This five-day retreat is designed for anyone interested in deepening their awareness and surfacing more vividly their inner life. Based on a program they developed at Stanford University, Jonah and Andrew will show participants how to use writing as a contemplative practice, creating the space to relax, expand, and allow language to express their most authentic selves. Set in the natural beauty and sacred spaces of Ratna Ling, the retreat will be especially useful for…

You Belong – A special retreat for LGBTQ+ friends and allies

August 11 - 13, 2023
Book now and get $100.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until May 9, 2023.
We welcome Guest Teacher Damian Quinn (she/they/he) to offer our first ever LGBTQ+ retreat! All folks in the LGBTQIA+ community are welcome! Carve out a weekend for yourself to be with Queer family, open your heart, practice yoga + meditation in the California redwoods, and celebrate the multiplicity + fluidity of all beings. Come home to our yoga, meditation + play retreat: YOU BELONG. This retreat is an experience designed for folks in the Queer community…

The Love of Beauty: A Meditation Retreat in Nature

With Maria Helena Kubrusly

September 15 - 17, 2023
“The Natural Environment will readily support a more beautiful inner life. From each tree and flower, we can learn how to receive nourishment through the senses and allow the nectar of sensory beauty to fill the heart to overflowing.” -Tarthang Tulku, Lotus Mandala, p.49   Take a breath of fresh air, and let the beauty of Nature inspire your inner beauty... In this retreat, we will explore the beauty of trees, plants, animals, the sky,…

Winter Rituals: A Yoga and Cacao Retreat

With Natalie Colvin and Sprout Sera Sagrada

December 8 - 10, 2023
As the season turns to more darkness and cold, our bodies naturally long to retreat inward.  December is a time to reflect on what has transpired in the year and process all of the emotions and experiences of 2023.  This retreat is designed for you to get quiet, to sit by the fire, drink some cacao, let the mind settle, and just let go.  Let yourself be silent and enjoy the gifts of stillness. This…

The Joy of Yoga

With Patricia Becker

March 8 - 10, 2024
Bathe in the joy of yoga with stretching and strengthening poses as well as breath awareness meditation. Expect a playful practice of self-acceptance and exploration at the beautiful Ratna Ling. 

“A beautiful and serene retreat center. The setting is breath-taking. The food is delicious and the accommodations are clean, comfortable and exquisitely designed. A wonderful getaway to truly relax and escape from it all.”

– Beth Berlin-Stephens, a Google review

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