• $750.00 – Per Person - Private Room in a Shared Cottage - SPECIAL PRICING
  • $1,050.00 – For 1 person in a Private Cottage - SPECIAL PRICING
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Breath, Balance, and Relaxation – A Contemplative Retreat

With Barry Schieber

June 3 - 5, 2022

For your safety and ours, we require proof of vaccination from all visitors and residents of Ratna Ling Retreat Center.  All participants will wear masks indoors, and some classes may be offered outdoors.  We wish to provide peace of mind for all of our guests.

Perfect ease is not an ordinary part of mindset; it may take some practice.”

Inspired by quotations of Tarthang Tulku, this retreat is an opportunity to bring relaxation and balance into our lives. Through breathing and relaxation exercises, meditation and inquiry, we soften 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.

This weekend includes:

-Tibetan Yoga
-Discussion and Journaling

Each guest will receive a complimentary book “Quotes – Breath” as a reflection guide for the weekend.


Evaluations from the February Retreat:

“I loved the grounds, the discussions and the opportunities to connect with others.”

“Beautiful place, warm and friendly people, thoughtful programming, cozy accommodations and delicious food. Well done!”

” I liked the silence and Barry’s leadership.”

“I was looking for a retreat into meditation, relaxation, quiet and this suited perfectly.”

“I liked the guided reflection and journaling.”

“It was amazing, can’t believe this much of a transformation in 2 days”


Schedule (Subject to change):
3:00pm Checkin
5:30pm Dinner
7:00 – 8:30 PM Introduction and breathing exercise and gift of the new “Breath” book
SATURDAY – Day of Silence
8:00 am Breakfast
9-10:30 am Kum Nye Exercises and meditation
10:30 – 10:50 am Break
10:50am-12:15pm Kum Nye relaxation exercises and focusing on breath awareness
12:15pm Lunch
3:00-4:00 pm  A walk through the redwoods with attention to body and mind
4:00 -5:15 pm  Working with Quotes from Breath, discussion, journaling, and practice
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00-8:30 pm   Quotes and breath
8:30am-10am  Visualization, chanting and meditation
10am Brunch
12pm Checkout



Barry Schieber
Barry graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. He began his professional life working in investment banking before becoming a student of Tarthang Tulku in the early 1970’s. From 1988-1993 he was Dean of the Nyingma Institute in Berkeley, California. In 2002 he founded Silent Moon Books a publishing company to relate stories for children and adults about Moritz, his therapy dog. He has taught Kum Nye (Tibetan relaxation yoga) throughout the world for over…
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