Meditation Retreats California

Discover the art of inner peace at Ratna Ling, a sanctuary of tranquility and contemplation nestled in the majestic natural surroundings of Northern California. Our meditation retreats in California offer a unique opportunity to escape the noise of everyday life and explore the depths of your mind in a serene and supportive environment. At Ratna Ling, we are committed to fostering a space where individuals can learn, practice, and deepen their meditation techniques, regardless of their experience level. Guided by skilled instructors, our retreats are designed to enhance mindfulness, reduce stress, and promote emotional well-being.

Meditation Retreats Northern California

Whether you are a beginner looking to understand the basics of meditation or an experienced practitioner seeking to deepen your practice, Ratna Ling’s meditation retreats provide the perfect setting to reconnect with yourself and cultivate a sense of inner harmony. Book your meditation retreat at Ratna Ling today and embark on a transformative journey towards self-discovery and peace. Discover why Ratna Ling is widely considered one of the best meditation retreats in California.

Space and Ease: A Personal Retreat

May 31 - June 2, 2024
Are you in need of a break? Just some time and space for quiet and a change of scenery?  Ratna Ling is hosting a series of personal retreat in our great outdoors. A space and ease retreat is described as a transformative experience where you can find solace, rejuvenation, and inner peace.

Space and Ease: A Personal Retreat

June 14 - 16, 2024
Are you in need of a break? Just some time and space for quiet and a change of scenery?  Ratna Ling is hosting a series of personal retreat in our great outdoors. A space and ease retreat is described as a transformative experience where you can find solace, rejuvenation, and inner peace.

Being Fully Present

With Jack Petranker and Ignacio Ercole

June 14 - 16, 2024
For many of us with busy and fast-paced lives, we find that feelings of stress, overwhelm, irritation, or anger arise more frequently than we would like.In this retreat, we explore ways to be fully present with the now. We will draw on practices that engage body, mind, and spirit.

Space and Ease: A Personal Retreat

June 21 - 23, 2024
Are you in need of a break? Just some time and space for quiet and a change of scenery?  Ratna Ling is hosting a series of personal retreat in our great outdoors. A space and ease retreat is described as a transformative experience where you can find solace, rejuvenation, and inner peace.

Discovering Stillness and Calmness in the Midst of Our Life

With Andi Egle

July 4 - 7, 2024
The world will be balanced when we are balanced. We participate in infinitely complex and interdependent relationships with all of the many levels of existence. Our immediate environment is also related to every other environment on earth, and the earth is influenced by events in the far reaches of the universe. Through the weekend of extensive Kum Nye practice we will discover a Stillness and Calmness that is a natural part of our being. Learning…

Sanctuary of Tranquility – A Meditation Retreat for Renewal

With Magda Costa, Maria Helena Kubrusly and Linda Copenhagen

July 9 - 14, 2024
Book now and get $150.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until May 24, 2024.
Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and relaxation, focusing on Meditation, Contemplation, and Integration, designed for practitioners of any level. Reflecting on your life’s path, you will gain clarity...

Write and Reflect – Sonoma County Writers Camp

With Elizabeth Stark and Ellen Sussman

July 24 - 28, 2024
Are your pages buzzing with tension, alive with story, vivid, active, and unforgettable? Together, we will examine what in your own writing engages the reader and what can be developed to hook that reader completely.

Space and Ease: A Personal Retreat

August 9 - 11, 2024
Are you in need of a break? Just some time and space for quiet and a change of scenery?  Ratna Ling is hosting a series of personal retreat in our great outdoors. A space and ease retreat is described as a transformative experience where you can find solace, rejuvenation, and inner peace.

Space and Ease: A Personal Retreat

August 23 - 25, 2024
Are you in need of a break? Just some time and space for quiet and a change of scenery?  Ratna Ling is hosting a series of personal retreat in our great outdoors. A space and ease retreat is described as a transformative experience where you can find solace, rejuvenation, and inner peace.

Wisdom Healing – A Contemplative Retreat

With Barry Schieber

August 23 - 25, 2024
Inspired by quotations from Tarthang Tulku’s writings, this retreat is an opportunity to bring relaxation and balance into our lives. Through breathing and relaxation exercises, meditation and inquiry, we relax the body, breath and mind. Working with the quotations provides insights for reflection and appreciation for our journey.  Take this opportunity to become quiet and turn inward.

A Weekend of Self-Care | Labor Day

With Felicia Evans, Kimberly Millard and Diana Stork

August 30 - September 2, 2024
Book now and get $100.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until May 31, 2024.
Treat yourself and take three days at Ratna Ling to unwind, reflect, and breathe into your fullness. Remember what you value the most, and then return to your life with a renewed sense of ease, joy, and strength.

Space and Ease: A Personal Retreat

September 13 - 15, 2024
Are you in need of a break? Just some time and space for quiet and a change of scenery?  Ratna Ling is hosting a series of personal retreat in our great outdoors. A space and ease retreat is described as a transformative experience where you can find solace, rejuvenation, and inner peace.

The Love of Beauty: A Meditation Retreat in Nature

With Maria Helena Kubrusly

September 13 - 15, 2024
In this retreat, we will explore the beauty of trees, plants, animals, the sky, wind, and all of Nature at Ratna Ling, to understand your own true nature--the beauty and wonder of being you.   Being outside helps heal the disconnect between head, heart, and senses.  This retreat will help to restore intimacy with yourself and with the world, and nourish what is innately beautiful and perfect within you.

What is the Story You Have to Tell?

With Elizabeth Stark and Ellen Sussman

October 9 - 13, 2024
Are your pages buzzing with tension, alive with story, vivid, active, and unforgettable? Together, we will examine what in your own writing engages the reader and what can be developed to hook that reader completely.

Be Here Now – Fall Weekend Retreat

With Yvonne Kingsley

October 25 - 27, 2024
Join Yvonne Kingsley for a peaceful weekend of yoga and meditation as we slow down and surrender to the present moment.

Space and Ease: A Personal Retreat

November 1 - 3, 2024
Are you in need of a break? Just some time and space for quiet and a change of scenery?  Ratna Ling is hosting a series of personal retreat in our great outdoors. A space and ease retreat is described as a transformative experience where you can find solace, rejuvenation, and inner peace.

Space and Ease: A Personal Retreat

November 22 - 24, 2024
Do you need some time and space in the quiet with a change of scenery?  Ratna Ling is hosting a series of personal retreat in our great outdoors. A space and ease retreat is described as a transformative experience where you can find solace, rejuvenation, and inner peace.

Space and Ease: A Personal Retreat

December 6 - 8, 2024
Are you in need of a break? Just some time and space for quiet and a change of scenery? Ratna Ling is hosting a series of personal retreat in our great outdoors. A space and ease retreat is a transformative experience where you can find solace, rejuvenation, and inner peace.

Winter Respite Retreat – Finding Warmth in the Cold

With Melina Meza and Baxter Bell

December 13 - 15, 2024
Book now and get $100.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Sep 13, 2024.
Our yoga getaway will be perfect way to deepen your practice while simultaneously keeping your inner fire (agni) bright during this dark season. And there is no better place to do this than our beautiful center in the redwoods!

Coming into Balance – A retreat with yoga and massage

With Dana Hancock and Melody Hopkins

April 11 - 13, 2025
Pairing two powerhouses in health and wellness, this weekend retreat combines yoga practice with the traditional Chinese medicine of gua sha to invite self-care and overall wellness.

Buddhist Meditation Retreats California FAQ’s

The main goal of a meditation retreat is to deepen one’s practice of meditation in a supportive, structured, and serene environment. It allows individuals to focus intensely on meditation, free from the distractions of everyday life, fostering personal growth, mindfulness, and spiritual development.

Our meditation retreats are open to everyone. Register now!
Yes, all of our retreats are paid. Click on the individual retreat you are interested in to find the price.
Not a problem! Our retreats are open to beginners and experts alike. We have staff on hand to help beginners figure things out.
  • Sun Protection: Hat, sun block, sunglasses, breathable long-sleeved shirts, etc.
  • Rain gear, umbrella and good sturdy shoes during the rainy season
  • Appropriate outerwear for the season
  • Yoga clothes or clothes that allow you to move freely
  • Flashlight (it can get extremely dark outside at night and there is very limited outdoor lighting)
  • Water bottle
  • Alarm clock
  • Slip-on shoes or slippers for indoors
  • Insect repellent for summer retreats
  • Personal hygiene items such as your favorite shampoo, moisturizer, toothbrush/paste, soap etc. (Towels, bedding, shampoo and hand-soap is provided)
  • Calling cards for international calls. Domestic calls are complimentary.
  • Meal service is provided, however, you are welcome to bring additional snacks and beverages into your cottage.

Participants often report a range of benefits, including deeper self-awareness, reduced stress, enhanced mindfulness, a greater sense of peace, and insights into their thoughts and behaviors. The experience can vary greatly from person to person.

California Meditation Retreat Testimonials

My husband and I had a wonderful weekend away at Ratna Ling. The entire program is built around your pace and the teachers are truly there to be your leaders and guides as you find your path to peace and ease. The cabins on the property as very comfortable, clean, and an architectural delight to gaze at. We spent an hour sitting outside watching the milky way above us and couldn’t believe how clearly we could see it. The food was delicious and the staff was kind and helpful. I couldn’t recommend this place more.

Rebecca Z.

I did the Space and Ease retreat in December and it was Wonderful!! Just what I needed to recharge spiritually, physically and mentally. The vegetarian food was delicious. The meditation classes and yoga with Linda, Mark and Carmen were all peaceful and rejuvenating. I also loved that we had plenty of unstructured time for walks in nature, naps and reading or meditating in our cabin. Thank you, Ratna Ling!

Elizabeth B.

Love! I would give it more stars if I could. My fiancé and I did our first retreat as a couple here and it really does live up to its reputation: the teachers are amazing, the meditation is taught in a comprehensive and educational way, the vegetarian food is so good, and the location is gorgeous. The vibe is immediately soothing. We went for a compassion weekend retreat that involved learning mantra chanting and sacred art making (we made mani stones). It was so unique and I left with a much more open heart. I can’t wait to return one day!

Larissa D.

The location is amazing. The cabins are beautiful, spacious, and lovingly constructed and equipped. The meals are delicious with very fresh ingredients. The conference/yoga space is serene and well-stocked with a variety of props. But the biggest gift is the friendly, joyful, helpful staff.

The center is such a perfect union of Buddhist simplicity and luxurious comfort!! They do it better than any other similar centers that I have visited.

Simona

Just came back from an an amazing retreat at ratna ling. Beautiful property, very clean cottages, serene and peaceful environment, amazing fresh vegetarian food with lots of vegan and GF options, amazing staff and volunteers who do everything with a smile. I highly recommend going there either on a retreat or just personal time. Exactly what I needed to recharge.

Shruti G.

I had a wonderful experience at Ratna Ling. The volunteers are welcoming and generous, motivated by a strong commitment to their community, practice and teacher. I was particularly impressed by the space itself, not to mention the delicious and wholesome food. The cabins are beautifully constructed and well cared for. I look forward to returning in the future!

Heidi H.