Welcome to Ratna Ling Work-Study!

Ratna Ling, a non-profit intentional community in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, is dedicated to serving the welfare of others and cultivating work as a means to self-knowledge through a wide variety of projects both local and global. Our faculty and staff consists entirely of full-time resident volunteers who work for one of three organizations on site, Ratna Ling Retreat Center, Dharma Publishing and Yeshe De Text Preservation project. We live and work in the redwood coastal hills of Sonoma County, CA. This year-round residential work-study opportunity combines meaningful work with opportunities for self-growth. No religious affiliation is required to volunteer although we are seeking those with a sincere interest in Buddhism and a strong work ethic. The initial commitment for this program is 6 months to 1 year with a 4-week trial period. For those who find our community and lifestyle a good fit longer term commitments are possible.