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Family Thanksgiving 2020

About This Event

An annual tradition, Ratna Ling's Family Thanksgiving is back for 2020!

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 stay includes: a private 2 bedroom cottage in the beautiful coastal redwoods, all vegetarian meals, children & family activities, and daily adult mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation. In addition, our property is home to abundant wild life, family friendly walks and hiking trails, and unparalleled nightly star gazing.

We invite you and your loved ones to step into the magic of Ratna Ling.



3:00-4:00pm  Guest Check-In

5:30-6:15pm  Thanksgiving Dinner in Main Dining Room

7:00-8:30pm Family Movie in the Practice Room


8:00-8:45am Breakfast in Main Dining Room

10:00-11:00am Kum Nye Yoga for Adults in Meditation Hall

10:00-12:00am Children's Activities in the Practice Room

12:15-1:00pm Lunch in Main Dining Room

1:00-5:30pm Family Free Time

5:30-6:15pm Dinner in Main Dining Hall

7:00-8:30pm Family Movie in the Practice Room


8:00-8:45am Breakfast in Main Dining Room

10:00-11:00am Meditation: Gesture of Balance for Adults in Meditation Hall

10:00-12:00am Children's Activities in the Practice Room

12:15-1:00pm Lunch in Main Dining Room

1:00-5:30pm Family Free Time

5:30-6:15pm Dinner in Main Dining Hall

7:00-8:30pm Family Movie in the Practice Room


8:00-8:30am Light Breakfast: Coffee, Juice & Fruit in Main Dining Room

9:00-10:00am Yoga for Adults in the Practice Room

10:00-11:00am Sunday Brunch in the Main Dining Room

12:00 noon Guest Check Out


We recognize that no family is exactly the same. Please call us to book your reservation so we may best serve you.

Rate $195 per adult per night double-occupancy.

Rate $295 per adult per night for single occupancy.

Please note: All bookings are NON-REFUNDABLE. Should you wish to cancel your stay with us, Ratna Ling Retreat Center requires 30 days notice for your full credit to be TRANSFERRED to a future retreat within 1 year of original booking. Reservations booked less than 30 days from check in are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.


Rate $100 per adult per night for additional adult guests.

Rate $30 per child per night for children under 12 years of age.

Rate $50 per child per night for children 12 to 18 years of age.

*Maximum Cottage Capacity is 4 adults and 2 children (under 12 years of age)  or 2 Adults and 4 children (under 12 years of age). *Children 12 years and older are consider "Adults" for the purpose of occupancy.

*Cottages have 2 bedrooms each with a queen size bed. Please be aware that Ratna Ling has a limited number of extra beds that we can provide and may not be able to accommodate requests for larger families wishing to share a cottage.

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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