Mindfulness Retreats California

Escape to the serene haven of Ratna Ling, located in the tranquil heart of Northern California, where our mindfulness retreats offer a perfect blend of peace and practice. At Ratna Ling, you are invited to step away from the complexities of daily life and immerse yourself in the profound practice of mindfulness. Our retreats are designed to cultivate presence, awareness, and a deeper connection to the present moment through a variety of guided meditations, yoga sessions, and contemplative nature walks. Surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the region, participants find an ideal environment to explore and deepen their mindfulness practices.

Mindfulness Meditation Retreats In California

Whether you are new to mindfulness or looking to enrich your existing practice, Ratna Ling’s retreats provide the tools and space to foster clarity, emotional balance, and a renewed sense of well-being. Book your mindfulness retreat at Ratna Ling and discover how a pause in a supportive, nurturing setting can transform not just moments, but life itself.

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 16 - 18, 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.

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.

Radiate from Within: How to live with joy and intention

With Klara Crean and Leslie Tippell

November 1 - 3, 2024
Book now and get $100.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Aug 2, 2024.
Step away from the relentless pace of daily life into a serene sanctuary in the redwoods, and join us for an intimate journey to rejuvenate and rediscover the deep reserves of vitality and joy that already reside within you.

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.

Writing as a Spiritual Practice

With Sallie Tisdale

May 30 - June 1, 2025
When we use writing as a spiritual practice, we realize that creative work and spiritual orientation feed each other. We also find the courage and freedom to express ourselves from the heart. This curriculum has been taught as a live workshop and an online class through Tricycle Online Courses. This weekend is designed for both beginning and working writers, and as a creative expression for everyone.

Sanctuary of Tranquility 2: A Meditation Retreat for Renewal – 2 Arrival Date Options

With Magda Costa, Maria Helena Kubrusly and Linda Copenhagen

July 8 - 13, 2025
Book now and get $150.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until May 23, 2025.
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...

California Mindfulness Retreats FAQ’s

A mindfulness retreat is a structured getaway focused on practicing mindfulness—a form of meditation that involves focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. These retreats are designed to help participants deepen their understanding of mindfulness techniques and incorporate them into everyday life.

A mindfulness retreat at Ratna Ling can be beneficial for a wide variety of people, each coming with their unique reasons and goals. Here are some types of individuals who might find a mindfulness retreat at Ratna Ling particularly helpful:

  1. Stressed Individuals: Those experiencing stress from work, personal life, or other responsibilities can find a mindfulness retreat an excellent opportunity to learn stress management techniques and enjoy a calming break from their daily routines.
  2. Beginners in Mindfulness: Individuals who are new to mindfulness and meditation can benefit greatly from the structured environment of a retreat, which provides the tools and guidance needed to start a mindfulness practice.
  3. Experienced Practitioners: Those who already practice mindfulness but wish to deepen their practice and spend dedicated time in a supportive environment can enhance their skills and connect with like-minded individuals.
  4. Health and Wellness Enthusiasts: Anyone interested in holistic well-being and seeking to incorporate mindfulness into their lifestyle for its health benefits, such as improved mental clarity, better emotional regulation, and reduced anxiety.
  5. Professionals Seeking Balance: Busy professionals who feel overwhelmed and seek a better work-life balance can learn techniques to manage their mental energy and maintain focus.
  6. Creatives Looking for Inspiration: Artists, writers, and other creative individuals often attend mindfulness retreats to clear mental clutter, which can spark creativity and provide new perspectives.
  7. People Dealing with Life Transitions: Individuals going through significant changes such as career shifts, relationship changes, or personal losses may find mindfulness retreats helpful for gaining clarity and emotional stability during challenging times.
  8. Educators and Healthcare Professionals: These individuals often face high levels of burnout and stress in their roles and can use mindfulness techniques to maintain their well-being and improve their professional and personal lives.

The supportive and structured environment of a mindfulness retreat at Ratna Ling is ideal for anyone looking to foster a deep connection with themselves, learn to manage everyday stress more effectively, and improve their overall quality of life through the practice of mindfulness.

At Ratna Ling, we have a wide variety of mindfulness retreats available. Click on individual retreats above to learn more.

Pricing for mindfulness retreats at Ratna Ling varies. Click on a mindfulness retreat above to learn about the cost.

Absolutely! Many of our attendees come to our mindfulness retreats alone. It can be a powerful way to meet new people, enjoy some personal reflection time, and fully immerse yourself in the experience without distractions.

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat California 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.