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  • Ongoing See 1 more date
    We live in a time when it is more important than ever for us as a human community to know the beneficial power of our mind, and come together in clarity, openness and motivated for the benefit of all.  Discovering the inherent peace, stability and clarity of mind is only the starting point – how can we use this in a powerful way to live a greatly beneficial life? Start this New Year…
  • Oct 31 - Nov 17, 2019 (18 days)
    SHIVAKALI YOGA 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING Fully Accredited by Yoga Alliance Shivakali Yoga offers a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, which is steeped in the ancient spiritual, philosophical and meditative traditions of Yoga, and grounded in modern anatomical studies, sequencing, and approaches to practice. This 18-day Yoga Retreat offers students the lived experience of the teachings.  In…
  • Oct 31 - Nov 17, 2019 (18 days)
    SHIVAKALI YOGA 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING Fully Accredited by Yoga Alliance Shivakali Yoga offers a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, which is steeped in the ancient spiritual, philosophical and meditative traditions of Yoga, and grounded in modern anatomical studies, sequencing, and approaches to practice. This 18-day Yoga Retreat offers students the lived experience of the teachings.  In…
  • Oct 31 - Nov 17, 2019 (18 days)
    Only 3 spaces left!   SHIVAKALI YOGA 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING Fully Accredited by Yoga Alliance Shivakali Yoga offers a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, steeped in the ancient spiritual, philosophical and meditative traditions of Yoga, and grounded in modern anatomical studies, sequencing, and approaches to practice. This 18-day Yoga Retreat offers students the lived experience of the…
  • Ongoing
    Escape to your private cottage in the redwoods…. Personal Retreats at Ratna Ling  Options: 2 night weekend stay: Friday and Saturday nights ONLY Ratna Ling does not offer Sunday nights bookings.  We are closed Sunday 12:00pm – Monday 9:00am. Shared or Private Cottage Options are available 3rd and 4th guests may be added to a cottage for $111 per person per night Our center welcomes…
  • Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

    Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
    Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
    Your guide
    Oct 20, 2019 (1 day)
    The Way of the Bodhisattva Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will be teaching a 3-part online course on The Way of the Bodhisattva. Rinpoche will be teaching on this classic text by Shantideva as well as introducing meditation practices for cultivating the Four Aspects of a Good Heart, Bodhicitta, and the Six Paramitas. During times like these when many people experience uncertainty in the world around…
  • Nov 28 - Dec 1, 2019 (4 days)
    An annual tradition, Ratna Ling’s Family Thanksgiving is back for 2019! Family Thanksgiving is a great way to enjoy quality time with your friends and family while leaving the cooking and cleanup to us. Enjoy our 3 night program for adults and children starting with our famous vegetarian Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday and ending with our equally delicious Sunday Brunch. Your family’s…
  • Nov 8 - 10, 2019 (3 days)
    I’m so excited to return to Ratna Ling this November! It feels like a full circle, back in 2012 they were very NEW at leading retreats and now there is a brand NEW never before used (until our group arrives) Yoga space. It feels like I’m coming hOMe! Our weekend together includes: 2 nights in rustic luxe lodging — private bedroom; shared bathroom 5 delicious + deeply nourishing…
  • Vedya Amrita Kaur

    Vedya Amrita Kaur
    Trish O'Gorman

    Trish O'Gorman
    Vedya Amrita Kaur +1
    Your guides
    Oct 25 - 27, 2019 (3 days)
    A GUEST PROGRAM Kundalini yoga is a dynamic style of yoga growing in popularity for its ability to heal your body, calm your mind and give you insight into your soul. Experience the unity, peace and joy that comes from this ancient practice. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This retreat is an opportunity for everyone to experience the transformative power of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation amidst the beauty of…
  • Nov 22 - 24, 2019 (3 days)
    Come and enjoy an autumn retreat with offerings to nourish and revitalize your spirit.  This retreat will include relaxing yoga, meditation, and practices to stabilize your nervous system.  If you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, tired, or simply desire to reconnect with joy, peace, and nature, this getaway is for you!   Schedule (Subject to change):   Friday 3:00-4:00   …
  • Lama Tenzin Sangpo

    Lama Tenzin Sangpo
    Lama Tenzin Sangpo
    Your guide
    Oct 22 - 27, 2019 (6 days)
    We are delighted to announce another Green Tara retreat this October with Lama Tenzin Sangpo at Gomde California. This year, we will practice the Outer Tara Sadhana. This practice is considered to be extremely powerful for gathering positive conditions – both for the sake of realization as well as the fulfillment of worldly aspirations. The retreat is open to everyone and also corresponds with…
  • Danika Marie Hendrickson, CYT

    Danika Marie Hendrickson, CYT
    Danika Marie Hendrickson, CYT
    Your guide
    Nov 8 - 10, 2019 (3 days)
    RETREAT BY INVITED PRESENTER When you are in balance, you feel vital and peaceful, at ease with yourself and your surroundings. But when you fall out of balance, stress and fatigue can inhibit your capacity to experience wholeness. In this yoga retreat with Danika Marie Hendrickson, you gently build a foundational yoga practice that fosters opening and release—quietly restoring your natural…
  • Oct 25 - 27, 2019 (3 days)
    Health care professionals are invited to attend the annual integrative medicine and Balint process program which will combine Western medicine perspectives, Balint group process, and the traditional Tibetan practices of Kum Nye yoga and meditation. Attendees will gain an understanding of the complex factors in the provider/patient relationship and the tools necessary to integrate conventional and…
  • Ongoing
    A DHARMAKAYA CENTER FOR WELLBEING PROGRAM Immerse yourself in the tranquil environment of our Center, as you leave the pressures of your normal life and take time to focus on yourself and your practice. You can design your own personal retreat—whether a time of simple quiet contemplation, a few extra days at the beginning or end of a program, or intensive work on a specific practice. Often, you…
  • Dec 20 - 22, 2019 (3 days)
    The new solar year or solstice is when the Earth begins her to tilt back toward the Sun, signifying the completion of another annual cycle before the emergence of spring. For thousands of years the Winter Solstice has been celebrated around the world—acknowledging the shortest day of the year as a return to light or a return to innocence: a rebirth along our life’s journey. Come to the…
  • Lori Dalvi

    Lori Dalvi
    Gena Rho

    Gena Rho
    Lori Dalvi +1
    Your guides
    Nov 15 - 17, 2019 (3 days)
    A GUEST PROGRAM Our weekend together will be a unique blend of Shamanic energy healing and Somatic movement. Both modalities delve into the unconscious, or that which is unknown to us, and offer us ways to integrate body and soul. What we expose ourselves to, either by choice or default, has an impact on our system. Our challenge is to stay with ourselves in balance, in joy, and in line with who…
  • Evry Mann

    Evry Mann
    Lester Strong

    Lester Strong
    Evry Mann +1
    Your guides
    Nov 22 - 24, 2019 (3 days)
    A DHARMAKAYA CENTER RETREAT This program grew out of a genuine desire to offer a set of mindful tools which have served practitioners for thousands of years—tools that are crucial for 21st century students in pursuit of a life filled with more love, courage and purpose. THREE PROGRAM PILLARS The central pillar of this workshop is meditation with the goal of not merely achieving mental and…
  • Trinle Dordje (Carlo Pani)

    Trinle Dordje (Carlo Pani)
    Trinle Dordje (Carlo Pani)
    Your guide
    Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2019 (5 days)
    A DHARMAKAYA CENTER RETREAT In this season of giving thanks and expressing gratitude, leave the pressures of your normal life and immerse yourself in the tranquil environment of our Center. This is a time to focus on yourself and your practice. Meditate in Milarepa Hall, in the privacy of your room, or on a rock outside. Spend afternoons in the library, perusing our extensive collection of dharma…
  • Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

    Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
    Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
    Your guide
    Nov 24, 2019 (1 day)
    Local meditation master and author of Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche is now leading meditation programs open to the public in San Rafael, CA. These meditation programs include teachings and guided meditation and are appropriate for all levels. This program will be held on Sunday, November 24th from 10am – 12pm. We are pleased to be…
  • Younge Khachab Rinpoche

    Younge Khachab Rinpoche
    Younge Khachab Rinpoche
    Your guide
    Dec 29, 2019 - Jan 11, 2020 (14 days)
    2 weeks in Sikkim and India Younge Khachab Rinpoche invites you to join him on the annual YDL pilgrimage through Sikkim and the four sacred pilgrimage sites in India. A pilgrimage plays an important role in a practitioner’s life and practice. The Tibetan for pilgrimage is ‘kora’, which means to circumambulate or to travel the path around a sacred place. Going on a pilgrimage…
  • Dec 23, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020 (12 days)
    Have you ever dreamed of your own private cottage in the redwoods – a place of peace, healing, and deep tranquility with a cozy and inviting living spaces to commune with nature, friends and family, and yourself? WELCOME TO RATNA LING’S HOLIDAY COTTAGES For the first time ever spend the holidays at Ratna Ling with exclusive use of one of our private two bedroom cottages with…
  • Let's trade in all our judging for appreciating. Let's lay down our righteousness and just be together. Baba Ram Dass
  • Dec 6 - 8, 2019 (3 days)
    This is a special weekend dedicated to staying healthy, nourished, and grounded through the winter/holiday season. You’ll leave feeling clear, light, and inspired. This weekend Robin be leading you through 4 vinyasa classes designed to detox and purify the body. Building heat while cultivating strength and stamina we’ll cleanse the system of excess stress, food, and drink. In addition, Robin…
  • Ongoing
    A DHARMAKAYA PROGRAM A perfect opportunity to study and practice in community, this free Sunday afternoon program is open to all who are interested. Under the guidance of Khenchen Rinpoche, we practice Tibetan yoga, sitting meditation, and a compassion practice designed to nurture inner strength and help us grow spiritually. We then discuss a specific Buddhist text and related topics in depth; we…
  • Jan 17 - 20, 2020 (4 days)
    SLOW DOWN, TAKE A BREAK AND REST JOIN US FOR OUR PREMIER 3 NIGHT PROGRAM ON MLK WEEKEND.  PLEASE BOOK EARLY, THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT. RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED TO 28 GUESTS  In the fast-paced world of mobile devices, cars, planes, deadlines, and capitalism, we can lose track of what’s important, like our well-being, inner peace, laughter, and our personal truth. You matter, and you are…
  • Elaine Jackson

    Elaine Jackson
    Elaine Jackson
    Your guide
    Dec 28, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020 (5 days)
    Level All Levels Silence Level Partial silence What is it? The path to enlightenment is a gradual, proven process whereby one’s mind is transformed to abide in never-ending contentment. In Tibetan Buddhism, this is called wisdom – a deep knowing of reality, as it is, through direct perception. Most of us operate from profound ignorance, a solid mis-knowing. This ignorance – that happiness…
  • Nov 15 - 17, 2019 (3 days)
    In this weekend retreat we will focus on using the breath to strengthen our practice and experience a lasting peace. Afternoons will be a restorative yoga practice, focused on relaxation. The morning practice will emphasize movement initiated by breath. This vinyasa practice is vigorous, yet full of ease, balancing our lives both on and off of the mat. Whether you are coming to relax after…
  • Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

    Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
    Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
    Your guide
    Feb 7 - 9, 2020 (3 days)
    This retreat can also be attended online, click here for more information on attending online. “I have not given Dzogchen teachings previously. Now I am ready to explore the teachings and practice of Dzogchen with prepared students. Therefore if people want to receive Dzogchen teachings, they need to practice Ngondro.” – Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche The path of the Dzogchen teachings…
  • Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

    Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
    Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
    Your guide
    Feb 7 - 9, 2020 (3 days)
    This retreat can also be attended in-person at our private retreat center in Petaluma, CA, click here for more information on attending in-person. “I have not given Dzogchen teachings previously. Now I am ready to explore the teachings and practice of Dzogchen with prepared students. Therefore if people want to receive Dzogchen teachings, they need to practice Ngondro.” – Orgyen Chowang…
  • Trinle Dordje (Carlo Pani)

    Trinle Dordje (Carlo Pani)
    Trinle Dordje (Carlo Pani)
    Your guide
    Dec 26, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020 (7 days)
    A DHARMAKAYA CENTER RETREAT Ring in the New Year from a calm, centered place, by leaving the pressures of your normal life and immersing yourself in the tranquil environment of our Center. This is a time to focus on yourself and your practice. Meditate in Milarepa Hall, in the privacy of your room, or on a rock outside. Spend afternoons in the library, perusing our extensive collection of dharma…
  • Tsoknyi Rinpoche

    Tsoknyi Rinpoche
    Tsoknyi Rinpoche
    Your guide
    Ongoing See 1 more date
    Recorded August 22 – 27, 2017 (Crestone, Colorado) You Can Still Purchase the YouTube Link for this Retreat until July 27, 2018. This retreat was a special opportunity to clarify and refine our meditation practice with a special focus on Dzogchen.  Rinpoche taught how devotion, renunciation and compassion can be integrated with Dzogchen meditation. Prerequisite for purchasing the broadcast…
  • Gina Cunningham

    Gina Cunningham
    Lucas Hall

    Lucas Hall
    MJ Watkins

    MJ Watkins
    Gina Cunningham +2
    Your guides
    Dec 6 - 8, 2019 (3 days)
    A GUEST PROGRAM Join us for a relaxing and nurturing weekend retreat of self-study, surrounded by the beauty of upstate New York. We will utilize a toolbox of wellness practices – hatha yoga, , restorative yoga, somatics, guided meditation, yoga nidra, tibetan sound healings, and workshops to uncover, create and understand your sankalpah; a vow that directs you towards your heart’s desire.…
  • Ongoing
    A DHARMAKAYA PROGRAM   Meditation offers a myriad of benefits for mind, body and spirit, and practitioners often find it beneficial to sit together in community. Milarepa Hall is open for personal meditation on most Tuesday evenings, and we welcome those at all levels to join us. Meditation cushions are provided and instruction is available. No reservations are required, and you may attend as…
  • Ongoing
    Please come enjoy the sacred garden oasis in Casa Werma where the basic goodness of human activity and society meets the tranquility of a garden-based retreat. Private, personal retreat gives you the opportunity to settle into meditation practice and contemplation free from the distractions of daily life, and in doing so, deepen your experience of progress on the path. The schedule you follow on…

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To continue down this amazing path I am on ! Linsey
 

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.