Current Opportunities

As of Spring of 2021, we are accepting applicants to our new pilot work-study program called Joyful Living. 
Current opportunities include: 
– Work at Dharma Publishing
– Work for the Yeshe De Text preservation project
– Retreat Center activities including – vegetarian cooking, property maintenance, social media and marketing, housekeeping, retreat support and more

Please visit this link to learn more.

In addition, we currently have several unique opportunities for which we are currently seeking qualified applicants:


We have an immediate need for an experienced and talented Kitchen Manager. This is a paid position. For details visit this link.

FACILITIES MANAGER Volunteer position

Ratna Ling Retreat Center is seeking a skilled Facilities Manager to oversee maintenance, care and expansion of our extensive 120 acre property with dozens of buildings. Enjoy the benefits of our Joyful Living program, residence at a unique, beautiful location in the California Coastal mountains and using your talents for meaningful work – helping establish a home for Tibetan Buddhist wisdom in the United States.

PRESS OPERATORApprenticeship

Dharma Publishing is seeking an apprentice for our pressroom team. Over a period of two years you will learn to operate our two 40” Heidelberg printing presses independently.  This is a volunteer position which provides on-the job training and experience for a mechanically inclined individual along with the benefits of the Joyful Living Program.