2017 Summer Retreats at Ratna Ling

Body, Language, Mind: Doorways to Freedom

For close to five decades, Tarthang Tulku has been finding ways to share the liberating power of Buddhist teachings with the West.

Now he is preparing entirely new teachings—a breakthrough to a penetrating and expansive form of understanding. This fresh approach will be presented in three soon-to-be-released books, called The Lotus Trilogy: Lotus Body, Lotus Language, and Lotus Mind.

This July, the Nyingma Mandala of Organizations is pleased to offer two week-long retreats that prepare the way for the Lotus Trilogy teachings. In each retreat, our senior teachers will lead you on a journey into the energies of the body, the creative power of language, and the openness of mind. They will draw on the whole range of Rinpoche’s writings, with a special focus on his publications over the last two years, and will explore how to integrate the early books with his more recent works.

The retreats will be held at Ratna Ling, our stunning retreat center in the Sonoma coastal range. Come and enjoy luxury accommodations, superb food, and free time to relax. But above all, come to experience first-hand a transformative vision of body, language, and mind.


Week 1: July 16–22, 2017
Week 2: July 23–29, 2017

Both weeks begin on Sunday afternoon and end on Saturday morning.


$1,500 each week; $2,500 for both weeks.
Register and pay via Paypal by June 23 to receive a 15% discount.
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Daily Schedule:


3:00-5:30 PM Check-in
5:30-6:30 PM Dinner
7:00-8:30 PM Evening Session: What we are here to do


7:00-7:45 AM Optional practice session
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast

9:00-10:30 AM First morning session
11:00-12:20 PM Second morning session

12:30-3:30 PM Lunch and free time
3:45-5:30 PM Afternoon session
5:30-6:30 PM Dinner
Evening Special events


Same schedule: program ends at 10:45 AM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.


Monday-Tuesday: Awakening in the Body
Wednesday: The Power of Language
Thursday-Friday: Mind: the Beauty of Awareness
Saturday: The Trilogy of Being
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This will be the first time ever that senior Nyingma teachers have joined forces for such an extended session. The following senior teachers will participate in the program:

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[su_spoiler title=”Tsering Gellek” style=”fancy” icon=”caret”]Tsering Palmo Gellek was born in Berkeley, California in 1973. Raised in a multicultural family and community, her early childhood was spent traveling between the East and the West and enjoying nature in Sonoma County. She believes in the power of focused groups to do good and enjoys when people are given opportunities to work towards their highest potential.[/su_spoiler]
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[su_spoiler title=”Barr Rosenberg” style=”fancy” icon=”caret”]Barr Rosenberg was born in 1942. He studied at U.C. Berkeley from 1959-63, L.S.E. as a Marshall Scholar from 1963-65, and Harvard University from 1965-67, earning a Ph.D in Economics 1968. He was a professor at U.C. Berkeley from 1967-82, teaching Economics, Finance, Statistics. Barr married his wife, June, in 1966 and met Rinpoche in 1974. He founded BARRA in 1974 and RIEM in 1984, until 2010. Barr has taught at Nyingma Institute since 1985, serving as Co-Dean with Sylvia Gretchen 1999-2016, and has also worked on sacred Tibetan manuscripts for Yeshe De publication.[/su_spoiler]
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[su_spoiler title=”Rosalyn White” style=”fancy” icon=”caret”]Rosalyn White has studied meditation and Tibetan art under the guidance of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Tarthang Tulku, for over 40 years. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from the California College of Art. She is currently Co-Director of Ratna Ling and has been teaching classes in meditation and sacred art for over 25 years. [/su_spoiler]

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