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.
4:30-5:30 Relaxation Yoga - Chris
6:45-8:00 Opening Circle - Chris & Staff
7:00-7:45 Meditation - George
9:00-10:30 Calming the Mind - Tara
11:00-12:00 Tibetan Yoga & Mantra - Ros
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
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
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.
CALMING THE MIND
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.
TIBETAN YOGA & MANTRA
This session will combine Tibetan Yoga movements (Kum Nye) and mantra to bring harmony to body, speech, and mind.
WATCHING THE 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”.
SACRED ART & VISUALIZATION
Experience the peace and beauty of Tibetan Buddhist art and learn ways to use art as tools for meditation.
Venue HighlightsThree 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.
Accommodations14 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
- Free Parking
- Yoga Studio
- House Keeping
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineAll 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.