• $850.00 – Private Room for 1 in Shared Cottage
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The Love of Beauty: A Meditation Retreat in Nature

With Maria Helena Kubrusly

September 13 - 15, 2024

“The Natural Environment will readily support a more beautiful inner life. From each tree and flower, we can learn how to receive nourishment through the senses and allow the nectar of sensory beauty to fill the heart to overflowing.”

-Tarthang Tulku, Lotus Mandala, p.49


Take a breath of fresh air, and let the beauty of Nature inspire your inner beauty…

In this retreat, we will explore the beauty of trees, plants, animals, the sky, wind, and all of Nature at Ratna Ling, to understand your own true nature–the beauty and wonder of being you.   Being outside helps heal the disconnect between head, heart, and senses.  This retreat will help to restore intimacy with yourself and with the world, and nourish what is innately beautiful and perfect within you.

By immersing yourself in beauty, you will learn new ways to treat yourself and how to appreciate the natural parts of you.  You will leave inspired and refreshed, reminded of how beautiful Life really is.

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.

This retreat includes:

  • Time in Nature
  • Meditation
  • Awakening the Senses
  • Tibetan Yoga
  • Mantra


SCHEDULE (Subject to change)


  • 3:00pm-4 — Check-in
  • 4:30-5:30 — Tibetan Yoga (Kum Nye)
  • 5:30-6:30pm — Dinner
  • 6:30-8:00 — Opening Circle & Mantra Meditation


  • 8:00am-9am — Breakfast
  • 9:00am-10:30am — Indoor/Outdoor Contemplation Exercise
  • 11:00am-12:15pm — Meditation – Exploring the Senses
  • 12:15pm-1pm — Lunch
  • 1:00pm-1:30pm — Temple Tour (optional)
  • 1:00pm-4:30pm — Quiet Time- Optional massage and wellness treatments by appointment
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm — Meditation in Nature
  • 5:30pm-6:30 — Dinner
  • 6:30-8pm — Listening Meditation & Mantra


  • 8am-8:45am — Tibetan Yoga (Kum Nye)
  • 9:00am-10am — Closing Circle
  • 10:00am-11:00am — Brunch
  • 12:00pm — Checkout



Maria Helena Kubrusly
Maria Helena Kubrusly is a founding member of the Nyingma center in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. An Odiyan resident since 1999, Maria Helena works regularly with Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche on administrative and community matters. Maria Helena has offered retreats and courses in the US, Brazil, and Europe, online and in person. She has a masters degree in Applied Linguistics from Lancaster University, UK.
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