• $1,500.00 – Private Room for 1 guest - Shared cottage with 1 other guest
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The Gift of Quotes – Introducing Quotes to the World

With Barry Schieber

February 21 - 26, 2023

When we feel inwardly free and balanced,
inspired by a higher knowledge and vision,
we can cooperate with others to achieve results
far beyond what one individual could hope to accomplish.
Cooperative actions performed for the benefit of all
open up possibilities for unceasing satisfaction,
setting in motion a willingness to share
that could generate invaluable results far into the future.

—Tarthang Tulku

You are invited to join us in a creative 6-day retreat: The Gift of Quotes, led by Barry Schieber.

In our gathering, we will explore and exchange ways in which Quotes of Wisdom, selected from writings of Tarthang Tulku, have brought surprising beauty, peace, joy and insight into our lives. In a simple way reading a quote sparks an instant that quiets the mind and opens the heart. As our familiarity with the quotes grows, appreciation arises for the goodness and inspiration that are awakened within — and a wish to share them with others.  During the workshop, we will create quote programs that reach far and wide into communities, schools, hospices, hospitals, trauma centers, teachers, caretakers, counselors. The possibilities are limitless.

If you sense a connection and enthusiasm to introduce the quotes to the world, and wish to become an envoy, please join us.

Space is limited.

Cost: $1,500 including room and board in luxurious cottages (double occupancy), and copies of the new Quiet Moments Collection: Breath, Inspiration, Compassion and Contemplation.

A limited number of scholarships are available.

For further information, please contact reservations@ratnaling.org


Tuesday, February 21
03:00 PM Check In
05:30 PM Dinner
07:00 – 8:00 PM Welcome and Introduction

Wednesday, February 22 – Saturday, February 25
07:15 – 07:45 AM Kum Nye Relaxation Exercises
08:00 – 09:00 AM Breakfast
09:00 – 10:30 Session
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM Session
12:15 – 02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00 – 03:00 PM Nature Walk
03:15 – 05:15 PM Session
05:30 – 06:30 PM Dinner
07:00 – 08:00 PM Session

Sunday, February 26
08:00 – 09:30 AM Closing Session
10:00 – 11:00 AM Brunch
12 PM 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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