Ratna Ling Retreats


Treasuring The Senses – Online

With Robin Caton and Dr. Elon Goldstein

January 18 - February 22, 2023
Wednesdays 10-11 AM (Pacific Time) Description We often fail to notice the beauty that resides within our senses and minds. Viewing a brilliant sunset, smelling the first flowers of spring, or hearing the sound of a loved one’s voice, our senses can become direct pathways to the heart of our being, enriching our lives with delight and joy. In this course, we’ll learn simple ways to appreciate the senses, as we begin to explore mind’s…

Gesture of Great Love – Online

With Robin Caton

January 20 - February 24, 2023
January 20-February 24, 2023, Fridays, 10-11:30am, Pacific Time As we face suffering honestly, cultivate emotional well-being, and actively inquire into the nature of identity, language, and time, we find we inhabit a new inner home. Rich with joy and appreciation, emotions lighten, life-situations become easier to deal with, and we begin to dance creatively with whatever arises. Come join us in for a series of three six-week courses, as we study and practice “Gesture of…

Kum Nye Healing – Online

With Abbe Blum, Ph.D. and Tetske Hoitsma

February 1 - June 1, 2023
Group 1: Classes on Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:30 am (PST) Berkeley / 19:00 –  20:30 hrs (CET) Amsterdam.  Group 2: Classes on Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 pm PST Berkeley (January 11 – June 1, 2023) PROGRAM: The Kum Nye Healing teachings focus on the following topics: Our body as a source of energy and knowledge Our breath is a major healing instrument Opening the senses 360°, in all directions Loosening knots in the heart Exploring…

Saturdays at Ratna Ling – Day Retreat

With George Wiegand

February 11, 2023
We have created a series of weekend day-retreats for those who can't spare an entire weekend to get away. It is also a wonderful time to bring a friend to experience Ratna Ling.   We are offering a day of respite on our sacred land,  when you can leave busyness behind and return home renewed.

Aging Wisely as a Spiritual Practice – Online

With Olivia Hurd

February 14 - April 4, 2023
Tuesdays, 10 – 11:30 AM (February 14 – April 4, 2023) From the perspective of life lived as an elder, we have an opportunity to use the unique conditions of aging in a positive and productive way, to prepare ourselves for our days ahead – and for the transition of inevitable death. In this supportive class not restricted to elders, we will draw on traditional Buddhist teachings from the Tibetan lineage such as the Truth…

Beginning Kum Nye: Entering the Path of Relaxation – Online

With Anita McNulty

February 14 - March 7, 2023
Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 am, PT (February 14 – March 7, 2023) This four-week class is an introduction to the practice of Kum Nye, focusing on the first Kum Nye book, Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga. Kum Nye is a unique practice for calming and integrating body and mind. We learn to contact bodily feelings/sensations, and work with the breath to develop stillness and alertness. It will include sitting, breath instruction and introduction to several exercises…

Beginning Meditation – Online

With Suellen Ehnebuske

February 14 - April 4, 2023
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, PT (February 14 – April 4, 2023) This semester we are offering a one-hour, weekly meditation class for beginning practitioners. Whether you are new to meditation or looking for ways to deepen and strengthen your practice, we invite you to this supportive practice class with other aspiring practitioners. We begin each class with a Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga practice to relax and balance the body and mind, followed by a…

Anatomy of a Kum Nye Exercise: The Joy of Being – Part 1: The Working Basis (Online)

With Donna Morton

February 15 - April 5, 2023
Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00 AM, PT (February 15 – April 5, 2023) Early Spring Term (8 meetings): This morning class meets weekly for 1 hour. ‘Your body/mind embodiment is your personal treasure house, a source of beautiful feelings and profound satisfaction. If you appreciate its value and learn how to nurture it well, Kum Nye will show you how to enter the heart of your being and cultivate your inner riches more fully. Kum Nye…

Sutra Study: Essential Teachings from the First Turning – Online

With Pema Gellek and Hugh Joswick, Ph.D.

February 15 - April 5, 2023
Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:30 am PT (February 15 — April 5, 2023)  This class is an introduction to a selection of essential sutras from the First Turning teachings of the Buddha Shakyamuni. We will present a brief historical background on the sutras, read aloud key passages, and discuss the importance of the ideas and practices that the Buddha invites us to contemplate.  We will complement our discussion with guided reflections and meditations. We will share…

Guide to Chanting Tibetan Prayers – Online

With Lama Palzang and Mark Henderson

February 15 - April 5, 2023
Wednesdays, 11:30 – 1:00 pm, PT (February 15 – April 5, 2023) Learn how to chant traditional prayers in the Tibetan language. Practice materials will be provided showing the Tibetan text, phonetic pronunciation, and English translation. In addition to providing background teachings, students will be guided in the pronunciation, melody, and rhythm of selected traditional Buddhist prayers. Prerequisites: Sincere interest in the Buddha’s teachings.  (DHS114)

A Weekend of Self Care | President’s Day | ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT

With Rosalyn White and Natalie Colvin

February 17 - 20, 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.

Sundays at Ratna Ling – a February Day Retreat

With Linda Copenhagen

February 26, 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 is also a wonderful time to bring a friend to experience Ratna Ling.   We are offering a day of respite on our sacred land,  when you can leave busyness behind and return home renewed. Schedule 9:30 Check In 10:00 Brunch 11:15  Walking meditation…

Spring Renewal | SPECIAL PRICING

With Christine DeCristofaro and Linda Copenhagen

March 3 - 5, 2023
SPECIAL PRICING: Relax and renew with a spring retreat with offerings to nourish and revitalize your spirit.  This retreat will include relaxing yoga and meditation - practices which stabilize your nervous system and generate a sense of well-being. There is plenty of free time in the schedule for reflection.

Yoga & Meditation Spring Retreat

With David Cho

March 10 - 12, 2023
As the cold, dark season ends, Nature starts to brighten up, the trees regain their leaves, and new flowers begin to bud. Our bodies and minds can feel the same.  As we transition from Winter to Spring, we might feel the need to transform and start anew, ready for new ventures or fresh routines. We gather together at this retreat to reflect on our winter and call in our wishes for the Springtime.

Saturdays at Ratna Ling – A March Day Retreat

With George Wiegand

March 11, 2023
Join us at 9:30 on the second Saturday of each month for meditation instruction and a delicious vegetarian lunch. We have created a series of weekend day-retreats for those who can't spare an entire weekend to get away. It is also a wonderful time to bring a friend to experience Ratna Ling.   We are offering a day of respite on our sacred land,  when you can leave busyness behind and return home renewed. February…

All-Level Kum Nye: The Healing Art of Kum Nye Practice – Online

With Anita McNulty

March 14 - April 4, 2023
Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 am, PT (March 14 – April 4, 2023)  “Kum Nye heals both our bodies and minds, bringing their energies together to function calmly and smoothly”—Tarthang Tulku. We explore practices and exercises from the first Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga book: inner and outer massage of feeling, breath, sitting, working with the senses, and the energy centers. The emphasis is on “how to do Kum Nye” and will be oriented toward practice. This…

Spring Immersion – A Holistic Yoga Retreat

With Nikki Estrada

March 24 - 26, 2023
While many yoga classes focus on physical postures, Nikki Estrada can help you access yoga also through meditation, breathwork, and yoga philosophy, honoring each person exactly as they are and working with their unique strengths, affinities and needs.  If you are looking to find other ways to deepen your spiritual practice or connect to your health and happiness, this retreat is for you. Whether you're new or experienced to yoga or spirituality, this weekend is…

Sundays at Ratna Ling – a March Day Retreat

March 26, 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 is also a wonderful time to bring a friend to experience Ratna Ling.   We are offering a day of respite on our sacred land,  when you can leave busyness behind and return home renewed. Schedule 9:30 Check In 10:00 Brunch 11:15  Walking meditation…

Restoring the Body, Mind & Spirit – A Kundalini Yoga Retreat

With Genevieve Cipes

March 31 - April 2, 2023
Through the practice of Kriya, Meditation and Gong Healing, we will take a journey deep into the heart of the three bodies: Physical, Emotional + Spiritual. We will learn and practice ancient techniques to gain strong physical systems as well as further develop the foundation for using our meditative mind to serve our will, our Spirit’s truest desires.

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 have created a series of weekend day-retreats for those who can't spare an entire weekend to get away. It is also a wonderful time to bring a friend to experience Ratna Ling.   We are offering a day of respite on our sacred land,  when you can leave busyness behind and return home renewed. February…

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
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 is also a wonderful time to bring a friend to experience Ratna Ling.   We are offering a day of respite on our sacred land,  when you can leave busyness behind and return home renewed. Schedule 9:30 Check In 10:00 Brunch 11:15  Walking meditation…

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. Optional hikes to the coastline included, and massages on the premises are available upon request. Retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city and reconnect to your super…

Call to Courage: A Yoga, Meditation & Mantra Retreat

With Loren Altura and Kat Shotz

May 5 - 7, 2023
We welcome returning guest teachers Loren Altura and Kat Shotz of Marin for this special retreat on Courage.

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

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.

Sunday at Ratna Ling – a May Day Retreat

May 28, 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 is also a wonderful time to bring a friend to experience Ratna Ling.   We are offering a day of respite on our sacred land,  when you can leave busyness behind and return home renewed. Schedule 9:30 Check In 10:00 Brunch 11:15  Walking meditation…

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.

Urban Retreat Mindful Working at Dharma College: Full Path of Transformation

June 16 - 17, 2023
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 to the true nature of mind and body in the most beautiful setting in the heart of downtown Berkeley, California! Are you feeling burned out and stressed?…

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 is also a wonderful time to bring a friend to experience Ratna Ling.   We are offering a day of respite on our sacred land,  when you can leave busyness behind and return home renewed. Schedule 9:30 Check In 10:00 Brunch 11:15  Walking meditation…

Sunday at Ratna Ling – a July Day Retreat

July 23, 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 is also a wonderful time to bring a friend to experience Ratna Ling.   We are offering a day of respite on our sacred land,  when you can leave busyness behind and return home renewed. Schedule 9:30 Check In 10:00 Brunch 11:15  Walking meditation…

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.

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

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…

Finding Equanimity – A Hiking & Yoga Retreat

With Uli Koehne

September 22 - 24, 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

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.

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…