• $949.00 – For 1 guest for 2 nights personal retreat with exclusive use of a private two-room cottage. Weekends: Friday - Sunday only
  • $749.00 – For 1 guest for 2 nights personal retreat in a private room in a shared two-room cottage. We choose your roommate. Weekends: Friday - Sunday only
  • $649.50 – Select 2 guests: For 2 guests 2 nights personal retreat in a private two-room cottage. Weekends: Friday - Sunday only
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Cultivating Wisdom – Personal Retreat

August 27 - 29, 2021

One of the main principles of Buddhism is cultivating wisdom. How do we view the world and reality?  What things are most important?  What are my thoughts, and how does mind work?

This personal retreat is about developing more wisdom and understanding of our mind.  With our doors reopened, we are happy to reconnect with our guests and share this beautiful land with everyone again! Come relax and reflect in the redwoods while gaining more tools for mindfulness from our spiritual community.  Books and study guides are provided for your personal practice.

For Covid safety: we require all guests to be vaccinated.  If you are experiencing sickness symptoms prior to check-in day, please call to move your reservation to a future retreat.




3pm     Check-in

5:30pm     Dinner



7am     Breakfast in your cottage

8am     Meditation

11:15am     Mindful Movement (Kum Nye or Yoga)

12:15pm      Lunch

5:30pm     Dinner



7am     Breakfast in your cottage

8am    Meditation

12pm     Checkout


Also included in your retreat:

  • Access to our entire property with extensive walking paths, gardens, redwood circles, and wildlife.
  • Access to our Library with extensive Buddhist and other mindful practices texts.
  • Access to Full Presence Mindfulness recorded classes and a practitioner versed in this technique for questions.
  • Ask Reservations about adding a yoga mat or meditation cushions to your cottage for personal practice
  • Accommodations in one of our private, serene 2 bedroom cottages. Includes 2 queen beds, 1 bathroom with jetted bathtub, fireplace, kitchenette, large covered patio
  • All vegetarian meals, including coffee and teas


Meals during the pandemic:

Your shared two-bedroom cottage will be pre-stocked with snack and breakfast items prior to your arrival.  Lunch and dinner will be delivered to your cottage OR served in the Lodge.  Our dining room is closed during the pandemic.

If you have further questions, please call Reservations at (510) 809-4995 or email reservations@ratnaling.org.

Please note:  Should you wish to cancel your stay with us, you will receive credit to a future retreat or program within the next year.