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28 Jul 2018

Other Outdoor Work/Study Volunteer

Ratna Ling Retreat Center – Posted by janet Smith Cazadero, California, United States

Job Description

Benefitting Yourself and the World
Live in community and engage in a journey of self-discovery

Are you looking to be a part of something significant and meaningful to benefit yourself and others?

Are you seeking work in a community that supports your values and encourages personal growth?

Look no further! Ratna Ling Retreat Center is located in the redwood coastal hills of Sonoma County in Northern California and may be the perfect match for you. Live and thrive in a truly unique environment where personal inquiry, cooperation and spiritual exploration are supported and encouraged. Enjoy rewarding work and a healthy lifestyle in a country environment while participating in an integrated program of learning.
Ratna Ling (Tibetan for “Jewel Place”) is a non-profit retreat center and intentional community grounded in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Supported by a spiritual community of like-minded people dedicated to service to humanity, this year-round residential work-study opportunity allows your skills and enthusiasm to flourish. Seeking those with a sincere interest and a strong work ethic.

You will receive:
Free housing in cozy, modern cabins with a private bath, outdoor deck, gas fireplace. 2-3 people per cabin.
Free laundry facilities, WI-FI and domestic phone calls.
Free delicious vegetarian meals, tea and coffee.
Monthly living allowance of $150 per month.
Free morning and evening classes in a variety of Buddhist studies, applicable to everyday life: Meditation, Skillful Means (how work can be a path to inner knowledge), Buddhist history and philosophy, and Kum Nye (a style of Tibetan yogic practices).
Opportunity to engage in an environment where meaningful work and self-development are valued.
Clean, fresh air, wide open spaces, natural beauty, close proximity to hiking trails and the Pacific Ocean.
The support of a caring, actively engaged community that encourages and builds meaningful interpersonal relationships.
We are seeking people who have a sincere interest in Buddhism and exploring work as a path to inner freedom. Our weekly schedule is rigorous (6 days a week) and rewarding! Visit for details, photos, application, and everything you need to know about living and working at Ratna Ling Retreat Center.

Minimum commitment is 6 months. No religious affiliation required. Minimum age is 23 years old. Couples are welcome to apply.

How to Apply

Contact us! Phone: (707) 847-3777 ext: 115 E-Mail:

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Other Outdoor.

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