Ratna Ling Retreats

Ratna Ling Retreat Center, is dedicated to making the wisdom of the Buddhist tradition and the teachings of our founder, Tarthang Tulku, available in ways that suit the modern world. All of our retreats integrate Buddhist insights and approaches, including meditation and/or mindful movement practices. You need not be a Buddhist or have previous experience with Buddhism to participate.


Welcome to a Calm Place – ONLINE

With Richard Dixey

Open Dates
This self-paced course contains an introduction to calmness meditation, the basis for insight into the experience. All of us experience periods in which we seem to lose control, almost as if external events require us to respond in various ways. Calmness meditation is a key life skill here, allowing more control and flexibility in our range of responses. This is the part one subject of a series of eight half-hour classes, entitled ‘Welcome to a…

Ratna Ling Gift Certificate

Open Dates
Give a gift that can transform someone's life forever--a healing retreat at Ratna Ling! Click "Ratna Ling Gift Certificate" above. Available in any amount from $50 - $5,000. Please indicate your name (Buyer) in the registration and indicate the name and email  of the person to whom you will give the certificate (Recipient) where indicated.  If you don't know yet to whom you will give the certificate, please write "Open," and we will hold it…

Therapeutic Yoga, Breath, and Sound Immersion Retreat

With Harvey Deutch, Jill Lindsay and Teresa Van Eyk

March 1 - 3, 2024
Gather with us for a weekend retreat intended to nourish your body, mind, and spirit. Practice therapeutic yoga, breathwork, chanting, and sound bath in the beautiful sacred space of Ratna Ling Retreat Center. Your retreat will be led by three highly trained and experienced teachers. Each of whom is deeply dedicated to the practice of yoga and seva, selfless service. Come be immersed in the wisdom of yoga. Experience accessible, skillful and meaningful yoga sessions…

Aging with Grace Yoga Retreat

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. 

Contemplative Ecology: Becoming Indigenous to a Place – Online

With Bob Dozor, MD

March 11 - April 16, 2024
Are we on the brink of ecological disaster?  Join Dharma College for a meaningful online exploration of the climate crisis and our individual relationship the solutions through meditative and contemplative practices and exercises from the Buddhist ant other traditions.

Being with Self – A Yoga & Meditation Retreat

With Bex Urban

March 15 - 17, 2024
We welcome back Master Teacher Bex Urban for a special yoga retreat at Ratna Ling! The guided weekend is a chance to renew, realign and rejuvenate your strongest self.

Spring Renewal Yoga Retreat

With Dariece Warren

March 22 - 24, 2024
We welcome back Guest Teacher Dariece Warren, Owner of Vallejo Yoga, to host a retreat that will enliven and awaken you! Let go of the heaviness of winter and welcome in the energy of the spring season! Using mindful movement and alignment based yoga flow we will release tension and clear out stagnant energy to raise our vibration. We will ground ourselves using restorative yoga, pranayama, chanting, and meditation.  The sacred land and beauty of…

Space and Ease: A Personal Retreat – Sold Out

March 29 - 31, 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 personal retreat in our great outdoors for you to take some time for yourself.

Spring Reset – A yoga and meditation retreat

With Nikki Estrada

March 29 - 31, 2024
Reset yourself this spring! Join Nikki for a weekend of asana, pranayama, meditation and yoga philosophy as we transition into spring season. Refresh mind, energy and body with extended yoga practices, time to rest, delicious food and surrounding nature.

Transformational Vinyasa – A Weekend Retreat

With Lesley Desaulniers

April 4 - 7, 2024
We welcome our special guest teacher, Leslie Desaulniers, to share a weekend of music, meditation, chanting, and soulful, sweaty Vinyasa.

Yoga & Meditation Retreat

With Denelle Numis

April 12 - 14, 2024
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.

Move Into Your Abundance – A Springtime Practice

With Kat Shotz

April 19 - 21, 2024
At this Springtime retreat, we will take time honoring ourselves and each other in community. We will explore creative healing practices, like somatic movement, Yoga, Yoga philosophy, breathwork & meditation.

Exactly As You Are: Practicing Acceptance – Waitlist only!

With Lydia Hwang and Jen Lo

April 25 - 28, 2024
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.

Lotus of the Heart – A yoga & meditation retreat

With Christie Pitko

May 3 - 5, 2024
We welcome our special guest teacher, Christie Pitko, to share a weekend of meditation, yoga, and reflection.

Balint Weekend Retreat for Health Care Professionals: Healing, Mindfulness and Compassion

With Ellen Barnett, MD. PhD and Ritch Addison, PhD

May 10 - 12, 2024
“Healing, Mindfulness, and Compassion” is again being held at the beautiful and tranquil Ratna Ling Conference Center. The weekend conference combines Eastern and Western approaches to healing: Gentle Tibetan Yoga and Meditation complementing Balint group work to address the complex emotional landscape of clinican-patient relationships. The natural setting, exquisite accommodations and architecture are extraordinary. The weekend is educational and rejuvenating. Friday mid-afternoon through midday Sunday. Limited to 18 participants For further information, schedule, and registration:…

A Weekend of Self-Care | Memorial Day

With Natalie Colvin and Rosalyn White

May 24 - 27, 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

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 personal retreat in our great outdoors for you to take some time for yourself.

Peace & Presence – A yoga & meditation retreat

With Kimberly Millard

May 31 - June 2, 2024
This is a unique program that teaches you how to access the present moment and create everlasting happiness. You will learn practical techniques that can benefit all areas of your life.

Space and Ease: A Personal Retreat

June 7 - 9, 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 personal retreat in our great outdoors for you to take some time for yourself.

Being Fully Present

With Jack Petranker and Ignacio Ercole

June 14 - 16, 2024
Book now and get $100.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Mar 15, 2024.
In this retreat, we explore ways to be fully present with the now. We will draw on practices that engage body, mind, and spirit. We first ground ourselves in our body, work with our breathing, explore our senses of hearing and seeing, and then identify the stories we are telling ourselves. We begin to analyze our thoughts and emotions around these stories.

The Wordless Way – A Mindfulness & Writing Retreat

With Jonah Willihnganz and Andrew Todhunter

June 18 - 23, 2024
The retreat will blend creative practice, contemplation, and engagement with the natural environment. Over the course of five days, participants will learn elements of writing craft, including a series of pre-writing and writing practices that clear mental chatter, enhance awareness, and deepen access to the imagination.

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 personal retreat in our great outdoors for you to take some time for yourself.

Deepen the Breath – A yoga retreat for your whole being

With Mary Beth Ray

June 28 - 30, 2024
In this weekend retreat nestled in nature, you will make room for your breath and nourish you to the core.  With opportunities to connect to each other and to spend time on your own, this breath-centered getaway addresses your whole self (body, breath, mind, behaviors, emotions, and spirit) in an integrated way. The practices, the time, and the space you give yourself at this retreat will help you build resilience and restore your perspective in…

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.

Yoga and Writing Retreat

With Jason Bowman

August 1 - 4, 2024
Book now and get $100.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until May 31, 2024.
A weekend-long writing retreat—supported by yoga, sitting practice, and a regenerative environment with great food and great vibes.

Space and Ease: A Personal Retreat

August 2 - 4, 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 personal retreat in our great outdoors for you to take some time for yourself.

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 personal retreat in our great outdoors for you to take some time for yourself.

Change and Surrender – Working with the ups and downs of life

With Gloria Baraquio and Merrill Peterson

August 9 - 11, 2024
Join Ratna Ling Faculty this weekend to explore Buddhist teachings and practices to support you in navigating life's changes! When life surprises you with abundance or poverty, praise or blame, those are the moments when we experience what it truly means to be human. What is real, and what are we attached to? What are we losing, and what remains the same? Some of us are experiencing deep changes right now: loss of income, starting…

Summer Glow: Reignite your body, mind and spirit!

With Suzanne Zuber

August 16 - 18, 2024
Join Suzanne for a luscious weekend of flowing Yoga asana, breathwork, and meditation, nourished by the kind company of like-minded souls, clean food, calm spaces, and the vibrant beauty of Ratna Ling’s landscapes.

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 personal retreat in our great outdoors for you to take some time for yourself.

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.

Feeding Your Demons: A Meditation and Yoga Retreat

With Gretchen Donovan

September 6 - 8, 2024
Book now and get $200.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Jul 27, 2024.
Feeding Your Demons is a five-step method created by Lama Tsultrim Allione which has benefited thousands worldwide and from every walk of life on five continents. The work transcends spiritual constructs, serving as a meaningful tool for anybody, regardless of religious affiliation or personal philosophy.

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 personal retreat in our great outdoors for you to take some time for yourself.

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.

Rooted in Nature – A Fall Equinox retreat

With Charlotte Keane and Shoshana Hebshi

September 20 - 22, 2024
We welcome special guest teachers Charlotte Keane and Shoshana Hebshi to offer a healing retreat that connects you to Nature and your lineage. Do you feel a calling to connect with Mother Earth and your ancestors? Join Shamanic Priestess Charlotte Keane from The Unstruck Drum for this weekend of deep communion with nature. You will learn to tune in so deeply that you can feel the voice of Mother Earth.  You will experience a Shamanic…

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 personal retreat in our great outdoors for you to take some time for yourself.

Women’s Self-Care Retreat – VETERANS DAY

November 8 - 11, 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.

The Essence of Yoga: A Weekend Retreat

With Jenn Russo

November 22 - 24, 2024
We welcome back Master Teacher Jenn Russo of Healdsburg for a special yoga retreat at Ratna Ling to celebrate the Autumn in the Redwoods!

Nurture Your Nature

With Tina Rath

December 6 - 8, 2024
Join certified SATYA yoga teacher, Tina Rath, for a full weekend of nurturing your physical, emotional and energetic bodies. Various yoga practices, including pranayama and meditation, will leave you feeling energetically calm and restored.

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 personal retreat in our great outdoors for you to take some time for yourself.

Space and Ease: A Personal Retreat

December 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 personal retreat in our great outdoors for you to take some time for yourself.

A Weekend of Self-Care | MLK

January 17 - 20, 2025
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.

A Weekend of Self-Care | Presidents Day

February 14 - 17, 2025
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.

A Weekend of Self-Care | Memorial Day

May 23 - 26, 2025
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.

A Weekend of Self-Care | Labor Day

August 29 - September 1, 2025
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.

Women’s Self-Care Retreat | Indigenous People’s Day

October 10 - 13, 2025
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.