Community Life

Our residents enjoy numerous recreational activities together including hikes around the property or on the trails of neighboring Salt Point State Park. The ocean is about a 15-20 minute drive from Ratna Ling. There is also a trail that leads from the top of the ridge where Ratna Ling is located all the way down to the ocean. Cycling is a popular activity on the road past our property.


Wifi is available in the lodge, ethernet and wifi in living quarters. Cell phone service varies – currently Verizon is the only service provider that works at our location. Ratna Ling has extensive libraries, primarily of Tibetan Buddhist teachings by our own founder, but work-study participants bring and exchange books as well.

We have a shared building near our work-study housing with a music studio and a media center. There is a limited DVD library.

Ratna Ling is home to a beautiful meditation temple exclusively for our residents and a yoga room that is available in between group visits.