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Retreat Program Manager for Buddhist Retreat Center

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Ratna Ling Retreat Center


If you are a well-organized, energetic, enthusiastic people-person with a mind for creating successful and meaningful retreat experiences for leaders in the healing and wellness industry, as well as guests from around the world, this may be a great match for you! Work in a truly unique environment where personal inquiry, cooperation and spiritual exploration are supported and encouraged. This year-round residential work-study opportunity combines meaningful, rewarding work with opportunities for self-growth. Seeking those with a sincere interest and a strong work ethic.

Length of commitment is a minimum six months, preferably longer, depending on mutual fit. We are seeking people who have a sincere interest in Buddhism, exploring work as a path to inner knowledge, and helping to support and expand our retreat center’s outreach through thoughtful words and actions.

Job Description:

  • Respond via e-mail and phone to inquiries from both existing and potential retreat leaders and individual guests to encourage bookings and increase sales.
  • Use reservation software to book personal and group retreats.
  • Create contracts and collect deposits and payments.
  • Work closely with retreat leaders to plan their retreats/events in a timely and thorough manner.
  • Oversee execution of retreat/event by working and communicating with your housekeeping and kitchen staff.
  • Offer support to existing retreat leaders and actively seek new retreat leaders to grow our customer base.
  • Assume active roll in guest services including greeting, checking in/out guests, following up with guests/retreat leaders throughout retreat/event and keeping in touch after their departure.
  • Coordinate Ratna Ling guest classes for both personal and group retreats.
  • Support housekeeping staff and kitchen when needed.
  • May be requested to perform tasks outside of job description when needed.


  • Experience in the field of sales and event planning is a plus, however, we are willing to train the right person with the right attitude.
  • Basic computer knowledge (Word, Adobe Acrobat)
  • Mulitasker. Good organizational skills. Detail and big picture oriented.
  • Able to work independently and cooperatively
  • Fearless, outgoing, optimistic, problem-solver
  • Intelligent and professional attitude and appearance
  • Ability to work well with people and take leadership
  • Emotionally balanced and flexible

You will receive:

  • Free housing (possibility of a roommate)
  • Free laundry facilities, WI-FI and domestic phone calls.
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Monthly stipend of $150
  • Free classes in a variety of Buddhist studies, applicable to everyday life.
  • Opportunity to engage in an environment where meaningful work and self-development are valued.
  • Natural beauty and close proximity to hiking trails and the Pacific Ocean.
  • Clean, fresh air, wide open spaces, natural beauty, close proximity to hiking trails and the Pacific Ocean.
  • The support of a caring, actively engaged community that encourages and builds meaningful interpersonal relationships.

Our weekly schedule is rigorous (six days a week) and rewarding! See our Work Study website for details, photos, application, and everything you need to know about living and working at Ratna Ling Retreat Center.

Minimum commitment is six months. No religious affiliation required. Couples are welcome to apply.

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About Ratna Ling Retreat Center


35755 Hauser Bridge Road, CAZADERO, CA 95421, US

Mission Statement

Ratna Ling Retreat Center’s mission is to offer education, healing, and spirituality to integrate into everyday life. Guided by the Tibetan Buddhist traditions, we aim to share what is best, most beautiful, and most meaningful in this precious human existence. Our name, "Ratna Ling" means "Land of Treasures". It is Rinpoche’s vision that the precious jewels of the teachings he brought to our country from a land far away, will touch hearts, open minds, and reveal the deep peace within that can be felt while staying in a place of gentle, natural beauty, supported by a spiritual community. Our purpose is to serve humanity by leading others toward wholeness and wellness on the path of Enlightenment. Our resident volunteers practice so that they may become guardians, protectors, and examples of this sacred wholeness and wellness.


Ratna Ling, a non-profit retreat and conference center in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, hosts a community dedicated to serving the mission of preserving Tibetan Buddhist culture and transmitting the Dharma to the West through a wide variety of projects both local and global.

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We'll work with your schedule.


35755 Hauser Bridge RoadCazadero, CA 95421



  • Office Management
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Hospitality
  • Community Outreach




  • Background Check
  • Minimum 6 months
  • 2 week quarantine, as per Ratna Ling's Covid policy

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