A Serendipitous Meeting
As I searched for hospitality gems to become part of the Kynder platform, I came across the beautiful Ratna Ling Retreat in Cazadero, CA. As I studied further, I realized the retreat center had been founded by the Tibetan lama, Tarthang Tulku. That name instantly rang a bell. How did I know that name??
I ran to my bedroom and pulled a book off the book shelf that my great uncle Jimmy had given me called Mind in Buddhist Psychology. I opened the book to find the book signed to my aunt and uncle... by Tarthang Tulku in 1974.
I had chills. I quickly typed up an email to the marketing department at Ratna Ling. It wasn't long before Alisa and I were on a call, hitting it off instantly. When I later spoke with Rosalyn, Co-Director of the Ratna Ling Retreat, she told me she remembered my aunt and uncle. Serendipity.
The Ratna Ling Retreat felt the same. We are over the moon to have them at the heart of our Kynder mission—and I know my Uncle Jimmy would be just as pleased!
A Return to (Your) Wild Nature
When you stay at Ratna Ling, you journey off the beaten path into the wilderness of Sonoma County, California. Space and time open up. Your breath deepens. You remember what it feels like to slow down. You remember you.
The air is clean, fresh... during the day you can attend yoga and meditation classes, be nurtured with massage, aromatherapy, or a warm cup of tea by the fire. At night you can cuddle up on your own private deck under a sky full of stars...
A Community of Kindness
The first thing you'll notice when you arrive at the Ratna Ling Retreat is a kind and welcoming energy. Just take a look at these smiles and you know what we mean! All your organic (vegetarian) meals are lovingly prepared for you, with fruits, herbs and vegetables from their own gardens. We think that if you're going on a retreat, you should be surrounded by cool, fun and kind people and that is one of the many reasons why Ratna Ling is so wonderful.
Photo credits: Michelle Maiello and the Ratna Ling Retreat
Planning Your Trip
You can choose your own personal getaway throughout the year, however there are a few upcoming all-inclusive retreats we'd like to share with you:
August: Mind and Body Rejuvenation
October: Creating Wellness, Finding Balance (for health and healing professionals)
Healing, Mindfulness and Compassion (for health and healing professionals)
If you'd like to learn more about the Ratna Ling Retreat please click here. And don't forget, when you make your plans to visit, there are many gorgeous state parks and the beautiful California coastline to explore. You can head north to Mendocino county, east to wine country or south to San Francisco. It's all within your reach!
Thank you for reading about the Ratna Ling Retreat. We'll continue to bring you more of the best in heartfelt, eco-conscious, purpose-driven hospitality. Without you and our Kynder members this would not be possible. Namaste.
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