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Calm & Clear in the Modern World | 1 Cottage Left

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       Relaxation Yoga - Chris

5:30-6:30       Dinner

6:45-8:00       Opening Circle - Chris & Staff


7:00-7:45       Meditation - George

8:00-8:45       Breakfast

9:00-10:30     Calming the Mind - Tara

11:00-12:00    Tibetan Yoga & Mantra - Ros

12:15-1:00       Lunch

1:00-1:30        Temple Tour - Ros

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

4:30-5:30       Watching the Mind - George

5:30-6:30       Dinner

7:00-8:30       Sacred Art & Visualization - Ros


7:00-8:00       Yoga - Chris

8:15-9:00        New Moon Chanting Ceremony - Chris

9:00-10:00     Closing Circle - Chris & Staff

10:00-11:00    Brunch

12:00               Checkout

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. 



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. 



In this class, we’ll explore the Dharma through symbols, such as the images of the Buddha, and how they directly relate to our own life. We’ll open to imagery as a source of inspiration and a simple reminder of our deeper, truer selves. We will also discuss relaxation and delve into a guided Kum Nye meditation to help us connect to a felt experience of a calmer, more spacious mind.



This session will combine Tibetan Yoga movements (Kum Nye) and mantra to bring harmony to body, speech, and mind.



A lecture and discussion about traditional teachings of the mind and how it works in concentration, contemplation, and meditation.  Senior student and teacher George Wiegand will draw from the teachings in Lama Mipham’s text “Calm and Clear”.



Experience the peace and beauty of Tibetan Buddhist art and learn ways to use art as tools for meditation.

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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Calm & Clear in the Modern World | 1 Cottage Left

at Ratna Ling Retreat Center

  • Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 23, 2020 (3 days)