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Second Annual Lotus Vision Retreat: Lotus Trilogy

  • Ratna Ling Retreat Center Ratna Ling Retreat Center
  • 35755 Hauser Bridge Rd. Cazadero, CA 95421 United States
  • Jul 22 - 27, 2019 (6 days)
  • $1,000 USD. Please use REGISTER NOW to complete enrollment or contact: Wangmo Dixey at or (510)809-2010

About This Event

The Extraordinary Potential of Being

Join us as we integrate body, language, and mind and deepen our understanding of what it means to be fully human. The transformation that we are aiming at operates at the level of the body, mind, and language. The retreat will consist of teachings, readings, practice, small group discussions, and periods for individual contemplation.

“Before I depended. Now, I am free.”  – Venerable Tarthang Tulku, Lotus Orientation Manual

Investigating body, language, and mind, Tarthang Tulku’s recently released books, the Lotus Trilogy, offer direct, effective, and powerful ways to understand ourselves. The Lotus Vision program, presented exclusively by Dharma College, consists of courses and retreats in guided self-investigation that lead to deep insight into inner being. We invite you to participate this summer in a week-long retreat in the tranquil setting of the redwoods as we uncover the rich potential that is the birthright of every human being.

Retreat Faculty will include: Abbe Blum, Robin Caton, Richard Dixey, Wangmo Dixey, Hugh Joswick, Jack Petranker, and other senior teachers trained by Tarthang Tulku.

Since space is limited, we would ask that you reserve soon.

“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.


  • A/C 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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