Ratna Ling Retreat Center
Northern California Buddhist Community
Work and live in the redwood coastal hills of Sonoma County, CA at beautiful Ratna Ling, a retreat center in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in northern CA. Be in a spiritual community of like-minded people dedicated to service to humanity through a wide variety of projects both local and global.
This year-round volunteer work-study opportunity combines meaningful work with opportunities for self-growth. Includes housing, meals, small living allowance, classes. Need not be Buddhist to apply. Seeking those with a sincere interest and a strong work ethic.
Book Binding, Maintenance, Gardening, Kitchen Staff, Housekeeping
To learn more about living and volunteering at Ratna Ling please see our website.
Room and Board
Delicious vegetarian, mostly organic meals. We are known for our great food!
Housing is shared by twos, cozy cabins with private bathroom and outdoor deck.
- Healthy setting of nature, wide open spaces, sacred beauty, fresh air, clean water, nutritious food
- Wholesome lifestyle of meaningful work, inner development, taking responsibility
- Classes and discussion groups on practical integration of Buddhist principles in everyday life
- Job training in marketable skills
Please review our web site for descriptions of the many types of work-study positions we have available within our projects and organization.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Ratna Ling Retreat Center is located about 100 miles north of San Francisco in the Redwood landscape of the Sonoma Coastal range. Ratna Ling can be reached by car, bus or airport shuttle from both the Oakland airport and the San Francisco airport. Travel to and from our location is at your own expense.
How to Apply
Contact our Work-Study program office at 707-847-3777 ext. 115 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Length of commitment is 6 months to one year.