Mindfulness Retreats at Ratna Ling | Peace & Clarity in Northern California (2024)

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Escape to the serene haven of Ratna Ling, located in the tranquil heart of Northern California, where our mindfulness retreats offer a perfect blend of peace and practice. At Ratna Ling, you are invited to step away from the complexities of daily life and immerse yourself in the profound practice of mindfulness. Our retreats are designed to cultivate presence, awareness, and a deeper connection to the present moment through a variety of guided meditations, yoga sessions, and contemplative nature walks. Surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the region, participants find an ideal environment to explore and deepen their mindfulness practices.

Mindfulness Meditation Retreats In California

Whether you are new to mindfulness or looking to enrich your existing practice, Ratna Ling’s retreats provide the tools and space to foster clarity, emotional balance, and a renewed sense of well-being. Book your mindfulness retreat at Ratna Ling and discover how a pause in a supportive, nurturing setting can transform not just moments, but life itself.

Balint Weekend Retreat for Health Care Professionals: Healing, Mindfulness and Compassion

With Ellen Barnett, MD. PhD and Richard Addison

May 10 - 12, 2024

“Healing, Mindfulness, and Compassion” is again being held at the beautiful and tranquil Ratna Ling Conference Center. The weekend combines Eastern and Western approaches to healing: Gentle Tibetan Yoga and Meditation complementing Balint group work.

Softening the Heart – Reflections on Compassion

With Linda Copenhagen, Gloria Baraquio and Tina Rath

May 17 - 19, 2024

Kindness. Empathy. Warmth. What if each of us could experience these qualities everyday? This retreat will provide spaces for us to practice and explore compassion and how it can improve every aspect of our life. Through meditation, reflection, journaling and movement we will learn to shed tension and develop lovely qualities that enhance our lives and our relationships.

Being Fully Present

With Jack Petranker and Ignacio Ercole

June 14 - 16, 2024

For many of us with busy and fast-paced lives, we find that feelings of stress, overwhelm, irritation, or anger arise more frequently than we would like.In this retreat, we explore ways to be fully present with the now. We will draw on practices that engage body, mind, and spirit.

Discovering Stillness and Calmness in the Midst of Our Life

With Andi Egle

July 4 - 7, 2024

The world will be balanced when we are balanced. We participate in infinitely complex and interdependent relationships with all of the many levels of existence. Our immediate environment is also related to every other environment on earth, and the earth is influenced by events in the far reaches of the universe. Through the weekend of extensive Kum Nye practice we will discover a Stillness and Calmness that is a natural part of our being. Learning…

Sanctuary of Tranquility – A Meditation Retreat for Renewal

With Magda Costa, Maria Helena Kubrusly and Linda Copenhagen

July 9 - 14, 2024

Book now and get $150.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until May 9, 2024.

Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and relaxation, focusing on Meditation, Contemplation, and Integration, designed for practitioners of any level. Reflecting on your life’s path, you will gain clarity...

Write and Reflect – Sonoma County Writers Camp

With Elizabeth Stark and Ellen Sussman

July 24 - 28, 2024

Are your pages buzzing with tension, alive with story, vivid, active, and unforgettable? Together, we will examine what in your own writing engages the reader and what can be developed to hook that reader completely.

Space and Ease: A Personal Retreat

August 9 - 11, 2024

Are you in need of a break? Just some time and space for quiet and a change of scenery? Ratna Ling is hosting a series of personal retreat in our great outdoors. A space and ease retreat is described as a transformative experience where you can find solace, rejuvenation, and inner peace.

What is the Story You Have to Tell?

With Elizabeth Stark and Ellen Sussman

October 9 - 13, 2024

Are your pages buzzing with tension, alive with story, vivid, active, and unforgettable? Together, we will examine what in your own writing engages the reader and what can be developed to hook that reader completely.

Be Here Now – Fall Weekend Retreat

With Yvonne Kingsley

October 25 - 27, 2024

Join Yvonne Kingsley for a peaceful weekend of yoga and meditation as we slow down and surrender to the present moment.

Space and Ease: A Personal Retreat

December 6 - 8, 2024

Are you in need of a break? Just some time and space for quiet and a change of scenery? Ratna Ling is hosting a series of personal retreat in our great outdoors. A space and ease retreat is a transformative experience where you can find solace, rejuvenation, and inner peace.

What is a mindfulness retreat?

A mindfulness retreat is a structured getaway focused on practicing mindfulness—a form of meditation that involves focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. These retreats are designed to help participants deepen their understanding of mindfulness techniques and incorporate them into everyday life.

Who should go to a mindfulness retreat?

A mindfulness retreat at Ratna Ling can be beneficial for a wide variety of people, each coming with their unique reasons and goals. Here are some types of individuals who might find a mindfulness retreat at Ratna Ling particularly helpful:

  1. Stressed Individuals: Those experiencing stress from work, personal life, or other responsibilities can find a mindfulness retreat an excellent opportunity to learn stress management techniques and enjoy a calming break from their daily routines.
  2. Beginners in Mindfulness: Individuals who are new to mindfulness and meditation can benefit greatly from the structured environment of a retreat, which provides the tools and guidance needed to start a mindfulness practice.
  3. Experienced Practitioners: Those who already practice mindfulness but wish to deepen their practice and spend dedicated time in a supportive environment can enhance their skills and connect with like-minded individuals.
  4. Health and Wellness Enthusiasts: Anyone interested in holistic well-being and seeking to incorporate mindfulness into their lifestyle for its health benefits, such as improved mental clarity, better emotional regulation, and reduced anxiety.
  5. Professionals Seeking Balance: Busy professionals who feel overwhelmed and seek a better work-life balance can learn techniques to manage their mental energy and maintain focus.
  6. Creatives Looking for Inspiration: Artists, writers, and other creative individuals often attend mindfulness retreats to clear mental clutter, which can spark creativity and provide new perspectives.
  7. People Dealing with Life Transitions: Individuals going through significant changes such as career shifts, relationship changes, or personal losses may find mindfulness retreats helpful for gaining clarity and emotional stability during challenging times.
  8. Educators and Healthcare Professionals: These individuals often face high levels of burnout and stress in their roles and can use mindfulness techniques to maintain their well-being and improve their professional and personal lives.

The supportive and structured environment of a mindfulness retreat at Ratna Ling is ideal for anyone looking to foster a deep connection with themselves, learn to manage everyday stress more effectively, and improve their overall quality of life through the practice of mindfulness.

What types of mindfulness retreats are available?

At Ratna Ling, we have a wide variety of mindfulness retreats available. Click on individual retreats above to learn more.

How much do wellness retreats cost?

Pricing for mindfulness retreats at Ratna Ling varies. Click on a mindfulness retreat above to learn about the cost.

Can I go alone?

Absolutely! Many of our attendees come to our mindfulness retreats alone. It can be a powerful way to meet new people, enjoy some personal reflection time, and fully immerse yourself in the experience without distractions.

My husband and I had a wonderful weekend away at Ratna Ling. The entire program is built around your pace and the teachers are truly there to be your leaders and guides as you find your path to peace and ease. The cabins on the property as very comfortable, clean, and an architectural delight to gaze at. We spent an hour sitting outside watching the milky way above us and couldn’t believe how clearly we could see it. The food was delicious and the staff was kind and helpful. I couldn’t recommend this place more.

Rebecca Z.

I did the Space and Ease retreat in December and it was Wonderful!! Just what I needed to recharge spiritually, physically and mentally. The vegetarian food was delicious. The meditation classes and yoga with Linda, Mark and Carmen were all peaceful and rejuvenating. I also loved that we had plenty of unstructured time for walks in nature, naps and reading or meditating in our cabin. Thank you, Ratna Ling!

Elizabeth B.

Love! I would give it more stars if I could. My fiancé and I did our first retreat as a couple here and it really does live up to its reputation: the teachers are amazing, the meditation is taught in a comprehensive and educational way, the vegetarian food is so good, and the location is gorgeous. The vibe is immediately soothing. We went for a compassion weekend retreat that involved learning mantra chanting and sacred art making (we made mani stones). It was so unique and I left with a much more open heart. I can’t wait to return one day!

Larissa D.

The location is amazing. The cabins are beautiful, spacious, and lovingly constructed and equipped. The meals are delicious with very fresh ingredients. The conference/yoga space is serene and well-stocked with a variety of props. But the biggest gift is the friendly, joyful, helpful staff.

The center is such a perfect union of Buddhist simplicity and luxurious comfort!! They do it better than any other similar centers that I have visited.


Just came back from an an amazing retreat at ratna ling. Beautiful property, very clean cottages, serene and peaceful environment, amazing fresh vegetarian food with lots of vegan and GF options, amazing staff and volunteers who do everything with a smile. I highly recommend going there either on a retreat or just personal time. Exactly what I needed to recharge.

Shruti G.

I had a wonderful experience at Ratna Ling. The volunteers are welcoming and generous, motivated by a strong commitment to their community, practice and teacher. I was particularly impressed by the space itself, not to mention the delicious and wholesome food. The cabins are beautifully constructed and well cared for. I look forward to returning in the future!

Heidi H.

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