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 on site organizations:

  •   Ratna Ling Retreat Center
  •   Dharma Publishing
  •   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.