Ratna Ling Retreats

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.

Saturdays at Ratna Ling – An April Day Retreat

With George Wiegand

April 8, 2023
Join us at 9:30 on the second Saturday of each month for meditation instruction and a delicious vegetarian lunch. We created a series of weekend day retreats for those who can't spare an entire weekend to get away. We are offering a day of respite and relaxation on our sacred land. When you leave busyness behind, you will return home renewed.

Introduction to the Time, Space, and Knowledge Vision Online

With Dr. Elon Goldstein and Dr. Ron Purser

April 15 - May 20, 2023
Saturdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am, Pacific Time Have you ever felt intensely alive – in touch with the flow of the moment, awake and in harmony? What if you can learn to attune yourself to time so that every instant of your daily life comes to feel more dynamic, vivid, and infused with wonderment? What if you have the ability to feel more spacious, to open to all of your experience, and to relate with…

Space and Ease: A Personal Retreat

April 21 - 23, 2023
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.

Sundays at Ratna Ling – an April Day Retreat

April 23, 2023
We have created a series of Sunday day-retreats for those who can't spare an entire weekend to get away. We are offering a day of respite on our sacred land,  when you can leave busyness behind and return home renewed.

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.

Lotus of the Heart – A yoga & meditation retreat

With Christie Pitko

May 12 - 14, 2023
We welcome our special guest teacher, Christie Pitko, to share a weekend of meditation, yoga, and reflection.

Transformational Vinyasa – A Weekend Retreat

With Lesley Desaulniers

May 18 - 21, 2023
We welcome our special guest teacher, Leslie Desaulniers, to share a weekend of music, meditation, chanting, and soulful, sweaty Vinyasa.

A Weekend of Self-Care | Memorial Day 2023

With Rosalyn White

May 26 - 29, 2023
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.

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!

Delight & Desire: A Summer Yoga Retreat

With Mairin McCracken

June 9 - 11, 2023
As we approach the longest day of the year, we might find ourselves dreaming, planning, and wishing. In this yoga retreat, we'll ruminate on how to turn up the volume on our desires- inviting ourselves to explore the in-between state of wanting and dreaming, while also providing ourselves plenty of time and space to delight in the present moment.

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…

Welcome to a Calm Place: Learn to Meditate in Three Minutes a Day – Online

With Richard Dixey

June 16 - August 4, 2023
Join Dharma College senior teacher Richard Dixey in this introductory meditation course where you will learn calmness meditation in a novel but highly effective way - 3 minutes to a calm place!

Urban Retreat at Dharma College: Full Path of Transformation

June 16 - 17, 2023
This urban retreat will take place in Berkeley at Dharma College, our sister center. It is NOT located at Ratna Ling Retreat Center in the redwoods.   Saturday and Sunday (11 am -5 pm PST)  Description All of us at Dharma College are excited to offer a new immersive experience. We are now opening the doors of our landmark school building to our Dharma students! Come join us for a time of rest and awakening…

Sunday at Ratna Ling – a June Day Retreat

June 25, 2023
Join us for our monthly 4th-Sunday day retreat at Ratna Ling. We have created a series of Sunday day-retreats for those who can't spare an entire weekend to get away. It's a wonderful time to bring a friend to experience the beauty and serenity of Ratna Ling.

Sunday at Ratna Ling – a July Day Retreat

July 23, 2023
Join us for our monthly 4th-Sunday day retreat at Ratna Ling. We are offering a day of respite and relaxation on our sacred land,  when you leave busyness behind, you return home renewed.

Yoga for a Happy Life: Movement, Meditation and Ayurveda

With Melina Meza and Baxter Bell

August 4 - 6, 2023
As the summer seasons slips into August, join our special guest teachers, Baxter Bell and Melina Meza for an unforgettable and deeply nourishing yoga retreat.

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…

Yoga & Mantra

With Beate Sophia

August 18 - 20, 2023
Explore the union of mind, body, and speech through ancient practices of hatha yoga and mantra yoga. This retreat will allow you to experience the harmonizing effects of breathing, postures, meditation, and chanting in the sacred traditions of Bhakti Yoga, Vinyasa, and Tibetan Buddhism. You will begin to see the powerful connection between your thoughts, language, voice, sound vibration, and manifestation.

Appreciating and Caring for Ourselves

With Rosalyn White, Tara Ristau and Janet Smith

August 25 - 27, 2023
Drawing from the teachings of Tarthang Tulku, a modern Buddhist teacher and author, and founder of Ratna Ling, as presented in his book, Caring, these practices are powerful ways to unlock our inner treasures of calm, balance and deep caring.

A Weekend of Self Care | Labor Day 2023

With Erica Martzen and Calista Ocean

September 1 - 4, 2023
Our 3 night signature program... You matter, and you are more than enough. That phone call or email can wait. Your family or job will be fine without you always being there.Treat yourself and take three days at Ratna Ling to unwind, reflect, and breathe into your fullness.

BASA Yoga Retreat: A weekend to nourish yourself

With Joao Pereira

September 8 - 10, 2023
We welcome João Pereira of BASA Yoga for this special retreat to restore your body and mind. Summer adventures are slowly welcoming harvest season.  It is a great time for self-care.  This weekend is designed to recharge your energies so you can start Autumn anew.  ​Join João of BASA Yoga in the most nourishing and revitalizing practices, and gift yourself a weekend of connection with self and like-minded community.   Schedule (Subject to Change): FRIDAY…

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,…

Finding Equanimity – A Hiking & Yoga Retreat

With Uli Koehne

September 22 - 24, 2023
Book now and get $100.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until May 31, 2023.
We welcome Uli Koehne as our Guest Teacher for a peaceful, restorative retreat with yoga and hiking!   In our modern, busy lives with constant demands and stream of stimuli around us, it is easy to drift out of balance. Sometimes we are not even aware how disconnected we are and why we might feel drained, zapped and not in harmony with our body and mind. Finding equanimity first starts with recognizing that we lost…

Women’s Self-Care Retreat | Columbus Day

With Kimberly Millard and Heldine Aguiluz

October 6 - 9, 2023
Ratna Ling's Women Self-Care is an annually anticipated event with many women returning each year to share the love and community. So whether it is your first time or fourth, come join us for a long weekend of healing sisterhood - the Realm of Treasures is waiting.

A Time for Transformation: A Yoga and Meditation Retreat

With Gretchen Donovan

October 26 - 29, 2023
Book now and get $200.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Jul 31, 2023.
In Mahayana Buddhism,the Buddha taught six important mental states called Paramitas that we need to develop if we aspire to reach a state of liberation in our lives. They’re usually translated as “perfections,” since by perfecting them fully  we too can attain  enlightenment. 

The Essence of Yoga: A Weekend Retreat

With Jenn Russo

November 17 - 19, 2023
We welcome back Master Teacher Jenn Russo of Healdsburg for a special yoga retreat at Ratna Ling to celebrate the Autumn in the Redwoods!

Winter Weekend Retreat: Be Here Now

With Yvonne Kingsley

December 1 - 3, 2023
Join Yvonne Kingsley for a peaceful weekend of yoga and meditation as we slow down and surrender to the present moment. Gracefully accepting the natural unfolding of our lives opens us to deeper levels of ease and contentment. We will explore a blend of mindful movement and breathwork, refining our capacity to return to the present moment, over and over again. We will gather as a community, holding space for whatever arises. All are welcome. SCHEDULE…

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…

Starting Anew – A Meditation Retreat for the New Year

With George Wiegand and Linda Copenhagen

January 5 - 7, 2024
Imagine your new year and as you imagine this coming  new year. How do you want to show up for yourself, your loved ones, and your coworkers?  Here, you can take the time to reflect on your thoughts, words, and actions, and learn to create spaciousness in your mind.  Through meditation, you can become more aware of your patterns that drive and motivate your actions.  This January retreat is designed for you to get to…

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.