Odiyan Retreat Center


Appreciation: A State of Joy

– With Rosalyn White, Tara Ristau and Janet Smith

A weekend reteat at Ratna Ling:
August 25-27
$800 – for 1 guest in a private room

Every human being has the capacity for a calm and uplifting joy, even in the midst of challenges. The most positive aspects of our human being are accessible to us in every moment. We only need to come back to ourselves. In the peaceful setting of Ratna Ling, we will explore our inner strengths and personal meaning with mindfulness & meditation, supportive discussion, and Tibetan Kum Nye, (a movement system that helps release positive energy and open to our feelings). We will draw on practices from the popular book Caring by Tarthang Tulku (Ratna Ling’s founder) to unlock our inner treasures of calm, balance, and deep caring.

A free copy of the book Caring by Tarthang Tulku will be offered as part of your retreat experience.

Come with openness and curiosity.  Leave relaxed, refreshed and renewed!

• yoga and movement
• meditation and nonverbal practices
• journaling
• dialogue and council
• time in nature

BONUS INCLUDED for the weekend:

  • August 25, 3-4 pm Welcoming Harp Tunes, Lobby
  • August 25, 8:00-8:30 pm Soothing Sounds for Relaxation, Yoga Room
  • August 26,1:30-2:30 pm, Kirtan with Buddhist Mantras, Yoga Room
  • August 26, 8:00-8:30 pm, Heavenly Harp Music, Yoga Room
  • August 27, 10:00-11:00 am, Joyful Sounds to Send You on Your Way


All sessions on Saturday and Sunday include Tibetan Yoga, Guided Reflection Practices, and Time for Journaling and Discussion

3:00-4:00 Check-in
4:30-5:30 Introduction to Tibetan Yoga 
5:30-6:30 Dinner
6:30-8:00 Opening Circle 

8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Awakening to Appreciation of Ourselves
11:00-12:15 Welcoming Change In Our Lives
12:15 Lunch
1:00-1:30 Temple tour (optional)
1:30-4:30 Quiet Time- Optional massage and wellness treatments by appointment
4:30-5:30 Embracing Our Embodiment 
5:30-6:30 Dinner
6:30-8:00 Integrating with the Five Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Atmosphere 

8:00-8:45 Appreciation in Action for Ourselves and Others
9:00-10:00 Closing Circle
10:00-11:00 Brunch
12:00 PM Checkout


Rosalyn White was the Director of Ratna Ling for 7 years.  She has studied meditation and Tibetan art under the guidance of Tarthang Tulku for over 40 years. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from the California College of Art and a teaching credential from UC Berkeley. She has been teaching classes in meditation and sacred art for over 25 years.

Tara Ristau is a resident of Ratna Ling’s sister center, Odiyan, where she works and studies under the guidance of Tibetan Buddhist master Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche. A volunteer for the Tibetan Nyingma Meditation Centers since 2007, she has worked in a wide variety of capacities to serve the mission of preserving Tibetan Buddhist culture and transmitting its sacred wisdom to the West. She is an avid seeker of truth with a deep passion for Dharma practice…

Janet Smith has a Bachelors degree in Education and a graduate certification in Special Education. She has been a student of Tarthang Tulku’s teachings for 40 years and has lived within the Nyingma community since 2006. Janet is currently studying and teaching the Caring courses and retreats. She is a resident of the Odiyan community where she is a member of the Sacred Art sewing team.