• $800.00 – For 1 guest in a Private Room
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Appreciation: A State of Joy

With Rosalyn White and Janet Smith

August 25 - 27, 2023

COVID POLICY: For your safety and ours, we require proof of vaccination AND negative test result from all visitors to Ratna Ling Retreat Center. We wish to provide peace of mind for all of our residents and guests.

Every human being has the capacity for a calm and uplifting joy, even in the midst of challenges. The most positive aspects of our human being are accessible to us in every moment. We only need to come back to ourselves. In the peaceful setting of Ratna Ling, we will explore our inner strengths and personal meaning with mindfulness, meditation, supportive discussion, and Tibetan Kum Nye, (a movement system that helps release positive energy and opens us to our feelings). We will draw on practices from the popular book Caring by Tarthang Tulku (Ratna Ling’s founder) to unlock our inner treasures of calm, balance, and deep caring.

A free copy of the book Caring by Tarthang Tulku will be offered as part of your retreat experience.

Come with openness and curiosity.  Leave relaxed, refreshed and renewed!

This weekend includes:

  • yoga and movement
  • meditation and nonverbal practices
  • journaling
  • dialogue and council
  • time in nature
  • SPECIAL musical performances on the Harp with Diana Stork



All sessions on Saturday and Sunday include Tibetan Yoga, Guided Reflection Practices, and Time for Journaling and Discussion


3:00-4:00 Check-in

4:30-5:30 Introduction to Tibetan Yoga (Kum Nye)  

5:30-6:30 Dinner

6:30-8:00 Opening Circle 


8:00-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-10:30 Awakening to Appreciation of Ourselves

11:00-12:15 Welcoming Change In Our Lives

12:15 Lunch

1:00-1:30 Temple tour (optional)

1:30-4:30 Quiet Time- Optional massage and wellness treatments by appointment

4:30-5:30 Embracing Our Embodiment 

5:30-6:30 Dinner

6:30-8:00 Integrating with the Five Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Atmosphere 


8:00-8:45 Appreciation in Action for Ourselves and Others

9:00-10:00 Closing Circle

10:00-11:00 Brunch

12:00 PM Checkout



BONUS INCLUDED for the weekend:


Diana’s harp music, is ethereal and soothing to the spirit. She will offer some evening sessions to send us off to a good night’s sleep. In addition, Diana will offer her newly created “Kirtan”program, using traditional Buddhist mantras, where the audience gets to chant along to her lovely melodies.

Performance Schedule:
  • August 25, 3-4 pm Welcoming Harp Tunes, Lobby
  • August 25, 8:00-8:30 pm Soothing Sounds for Relaxation, Yoga Room
  • August 26,1:30-2:30 pm, Kirtan with Buddhist Mantras, Yoga Room
  • August 26, 8:00-8:30 pm, Heavenly Harp Music, Yoga Room
  • August 27, 10:00-11:00 am, Joyful Sounds to Send You on Your Way, Dining Room

To learn more, please click here: Heavenly Harp Performances




Rosalyn White
Rosalyn White was the Director of Ratna Ling for 7 years.  She has studied meditation and Tibetan art under the guidance of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Tarthang Tulku, for over forty years. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from the California College of Art and a teaching credential from UC Berkeley. She has been teaching classes in meditation and sacred art for over 25 years. The depth and breadth of the Tibetan teachings have…
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Janet Smith
Janet has a Bachelors degree in Education and a graduate certification in Special Education. She has been a student of Tarthang Tulku’s teachings for 40 years and has lived within the Nyingma community since 2006. Janet is currently studying and teaching the Caring courses and retreats. She is a resident of the Odiyan community where she is a member of the Sacred Art sewing team.    
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