Urban Retreats

Dharma College is Pleased to Announce The Second Annual Lotus Vision Retreat:

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The Extraordinary Potential of Being

Join us as we integrate body, language, and mind and deepen our understanding of what it means to be fully human

held at the beautiful

Ratna Ling Retreat Center

Cazadero, California July 22-27th, 2019

Investigating body, language, and mind, Tarthang Tulku's recently released books, the Lotus Trilogy, offer direct, effective, and powerful ways to understand ourselves. The Lotus Vision program, presented exclusively by Dharma College, consists of courses and retreats in guided self-investigation that lead to deep insight into inner being. We invite you to participate this summer in a week-long retreat in the tranquil setting of the redwoods as we uncover the rich potential that is the birthright of every human being.

Retreat Faculty will include: Abbe Blum, Robin Caton, Richard Dixey, Wangmo Dixey, Hugh Joswick, Jack Petranker, and other senior teachers trained by Tarthang Tulku

Space is limited; Reserve Soon


For one person, in a single bedroom, in a shared a cottage: $1400

For a couple in a single bedroom, in a shared cottage with another person or couple: $1000

For one person or a couple in an entire cottage: $2200

There is an Early Bird discount of $150.00 per person for reservations paid in full by April 15th, 2019

Included in the price are:

  • 5 nights accommodations 
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day
  • Unlimited tea/coffee/filtered drinking water
  • The full program of teachings, meditations, discussion groups, readings, and movement classes

A non-refundable deposit of $600 is required at the time of enrollment.

Full payment must be received by May 17th, 2019

Cancellation Policy: If you have made a full payment and you cancel your reservation before May 17, 2019, the payment will be refunded except for the $600 deposit. After May 17, 2019, no payments will be refunded.

In July 2018, twenty-four people participated in the first annual ‘Extraordinary Potential of Being’ retreat at Ratna Ling.  Here are some of their comments:

I have been enriched by going into the Lotus Vision. I found myself in a community of extraordinary teachers and beings. I learned a lot about people and myself through these people, the amazing teaching—this teaching has been about hope for humanity. Hope for all of us 7 billion people...

This whole retreat —people gathering around talking about language—was really helpful for knowing how to deal with this huge mind that can be very oppressive.

The teachings are amazing. The teachers are amazing… and the whole idea of being open, that answers do reside inside me. To have trust I can discover those answers and get out of the mud and be a lotus.

A radical path: commit to it and what it means... and there is hope.

Now, we invite you to experience the transformation of the Lotus Vision.

Contact Wangmo Dixey to register or for more information.

About Ratna Ling

Ratna Ling is a beautiful and unusually peaceful facility in the redwoods above the Sonoma coast, comprising a comfortably large dining and indoor relaxation area with vaulted ceilings and a stone fireplace, a quiet library, a terrace and rock garden.

Bright and spacious, each cottage is a short walk through the sunlit forest to the main lodge. The cottages accommodate 1-4 guests with sleek furnishings, luxury bedding, spacious decks with panoramic views, deluxe Jacuzzi baths, complimentary
fresh coffee and teas, plus wifi and phone service.

Ratna Ling will provide three nourishing vegetarian meals per day. All ingredients are organic and many of the vegetables and herbs are harvested from the gardens on property. Meals are served buffet style in our Grand Dining Hall and can be enjoyed around the stone fireplace or outside in the Garden Pavilion. The Ratna Ling staff can accommodate gluten/wheat-free, vegan/dairy-free, and food-allergy meal requests. Please notify us at the time of booking if you would like to make a special request.