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35755 Hauser Bridge RoadCazadero, CA 95421
Ratna Ling Volunteer Program


Ratna Ling Retreat Center, 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 consist entirely of full-time resident volunteers who work for one of three organizations on site, Yeshe De Text Preservation project, Dharma Publishing and, Ratna Ling Retreat Center.

Our volunteers utilize work as a vehicle for practicing for life. The Skillful Means teachings show us that we can use any work and life situation as a path of change. Personal growth is fostered through practicing self-awareness, caring, and taking responsibility as we work. By engaging situations without holding back, we learn that we create our own limitations and that we are capable of so much more than we thought we were.

Are you curious and creative? Do you love participating in a variety of activities, working in non-profit, team-oriented settings, and cooperating with others to accomplish a shared vision to bring goodness into the world? Ratna Ling may be the place for you!

We live and work in the redwood coastal hills of Sonoma County, CA. No religious affiliation is required to volunteer and we are seeking those with a strong work ethic. The initial commitment to this program is 6 months with a 4-week trial period. For those who find our community and lifestyle, a good fit longer-term commitments are possible.


  • Network Administration
  • Networking
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Sewing

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 24
  • Full time residential

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