Calm & Clear in the Modern World | SOLD OUT

  • Ratna Ling Retreat Center Ratna Ling Retreat Center
  • 35755 Hauser Bridge Rd. Cazadero, CA 95421 United States
  • Jun 21 - 23, 2019 (3 days)
  • $848.00 - For 1 guest for 2 nights with exclusive use of a private two bedroom cottage $648.00 - For 1 guest for 2 nights with in a private bedroom in a shared two bedroom cottage. We choose your roommate $598.00 - Per person or $1196 for 2 guests (doub

About This Event

Are you looking to find peace and groundedness in your daily life?  Do you want more tools to keep you balanced and happy in your work, home, and relationships?  This weekend will offer you useful and transformative teachings that come from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.  This retreat will be taught by students of Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche and include discussions about the nature of mind, ways to practice meditation, and tools to relax and feel into joy.  You will leave with a deeper understanding of yourself and how to bring caring and mindfulness in all of your actions.


3:00-4:00      Check-in

4:30-5:30       All Levels Yoga – Chris

5:30-6:30       Dinner

6:45-8:00       Opening Circle – Chris, Tara, Ros, and George


7:00-7:45       Meditation – George

8:00-8:45       Breakfast

9:00-10:30     How Mind Works – Tara

11:00-12:00    Calming Meditation – Ros

12:15-1:00       Lunch

1:00-4:30       Quiet time, bodywork and massage by appointment, seva

4:30-5:30       Calm & Clear: Study & Practice – George

5:30-6:30       Dinner

7:00-8:30       Skillful Means and Caring – Tara & Chris


7:00-7:45         Meditation – George

8:00-9:00       Yoga & Meditation – Chris

9:00-10:00     Closing Circle – Chris, Tara, Ros, and George

10:00-11:00    Brunch

12:00               Checkout


These yoga classes are designed for all levels, incorporating breathing, stretching, and fluid movements.  The postures and techniques help to stabilize and calm the nervous system, strengthen muscles, and tone the organs, bringing more ease and circulation throughout the body. You can expect to feel more relaxed, aware, and stronger from this yoga practice.


Get a short introduction on the practice of samatha, calm abiding.  This is a sitting meditation practice with instructions on posture, positioning, focus, and breathing.


Explore the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, and how the mind works in cycles and patterns.  How do we understand suffering? How can we free ourselves from suffering and the causes of suffering? How can we have the intention to free all beings from suffering?  This session will give you a foundation for watching your mind and caring about your actions.


This session will include several methods from the Tibetan tradition that help to soften the mind: kum nye movement, walking, chanting, and sitting.


This class will dig in to Lama Mipham’s Wheel of Analytic Meditation and Instructions on the Middle Way. Translated by Tarthang Tulku, this teaching describes the stages of meditation experience and demonstrates clearly how to combine study and practice.


Drawing wisdom from two of Tarthang Tulku’s most popular books Skillful Means and Caring, this discussion will offer new ways of approaching your life, work, and relationships in the modern era.  How can you watch your mind? How can you respond to your circumstances with wisdom and compassion?

“A beautiful and serene retreat center. The setting is breath-taking. The food is delicious and the accommodations are clean, comfortable and exquisitely designed. A wonderful getaway to truly relax and escape from it all.” – Beth Berlin-Stephens, a Google review

Venue Highlights

Three miles from the beautiful Sonoma coast. Organic, vegetarian meals. 120 acres of redwoods, canyons, reservoirs, and wildlife. Sacred architecture timber cottages and communal spaces. Featured stupas, gardens, and temple empowered by Tibetan Buddhist Lama Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche.


14 guest cottages on 120 acres of property. Each spacious, quiet cottage has 2 private rooms, with high ceilings and a deck with a view. Cottages include jet tubs (or ADA shower), towels, deluxe linens, refrigerator, tea kettle, coffee/tea, kitchen sink/counter, diningware, dining table, and living room with a stove fireplace. Free wifi available and a landline telephone.

Guests can choose to have an exclusive cottage for ONE person; a private room for ONE person in a SHARED cottage; or a cottage for TWO people. Any additional guest after TWO is $100 per person per night. Meals and classes included.


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


All of our meals are organic and vegetarian, made with love and care.

We provide homemade yogurt and granola for breakfast. Lunches and dinners always include salads or salad bar. Each meal is self-served on a buffet table.


San Francisco International and Oakland International airports are approximately three hours south of Ratna Ling by car. Alaska Airlines flies to and from Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa which is approximately 1.5 hours from Ratna Ling by car. Unfortunately, there are no shuttles that bring you directly to Ratna Ling, so it is best to rent a car or email us to support in coordinating a carpool with fellow retreatants.

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