Advertise
Free Compliments of our Advertisers
Sonoma County Gazette
Deadlines
Subscribe
Menu
The Ratna Ling Retreat Center in Cazadero has online offerings, though you'll miss out being there you can alwys drive up and around the back roads slowly quietly keeping the focus. Photo:ratnaling.org/gallery
The Ratna Ling Retreat Center in Cazadero has online offerings, though you'll miss out being there you can alwys drive up and around the back roads slowly quietly keeping the focus. Photo: ratnaling.org/gallery

Take a Drive into Our Beautiful Sonoma/Mendocino Coast Backroads

Jun 29, 2020
by Robin Joy Wellman

Share:

When you need to get out of the house one of the many inspiring things to do on our Sonoma/Mendocino Coast is to take a drive into our beautiful backroads.  Many of them are paved, some are dirt,  and some are, in places, one lane.  Naturally we take the familiar road.  So true in life! But these backroads take you into the unknown and unforgettable sites and views. One such road is Tin Barn Road which offers glimpses of the Odiyan Buddest Temple that are mouth dropping. The beginnings of this retreat center was started in 1975 and today has many temples and gardens.  When I lived in Annapolis I could see the amazing temples, a real treat. For more information and photos visit them at  https://odiyan.org 

Connected to the Odiyan Retreat Center is the Ratna Ling Retreat Center. I spoke with Rosalyn White about their many online teachings offering resident and guest speakers teaching yoga, meditations, QiGong, Kum Nye, mindfulness, and dharma talks.  She said, ‘they have beautiful facilities,  gardens, lands, and views but what is most important is keeping the true focus.’  Please check the website for all the updated offerings athttps://ratnaling.org. Get in Touch:510-809-4995 or reservations@ratnaling.org
Cosmos - A Night Sky at Ratna Ling Retreat Center. Photo: ratnaling.org/gallery

Please remember when traveling these roads that people live out here.  Drive slowly, pull over when you want to check out a view or to let folks pass. 

A shout out to the  Aging In Community group   for their gift of $1000 from the Coastal Hills Community Project for their programs for the  aging population. They group has worked diligently to support physical and social needs through exercise classes, social gatherings, food programs, and medical assistance.  Thank you a million for all your work for the community

As things open up in our communities continue to be safe by wearing a mask.  Please!   Check out these many places for things to do on our coast:  Gualala Art Center  http://gualalaarts.org   Point Arena Lighthouse  https://www.pointarenalighthouse.com  Point Arena Theater   https://www.arenatheater.org   Action Network https://www.actionnetwork.info . And remember all our parks to get out and walk.  Many blessings to each of you. 

Robin Joy Wellman

Comments:


Login to Make a Comment

Please support our sponsors:

Listen to KRCB FM on Our FREE Mobile App

Tune into KRCB any time - CLICK HERE to download the Live Streaming app

“One Less Spark” Campaign Toolkit

Approximately 95% of all wildfires in California are caused by human activity. CLICK HERE to learn more

REFB donations
Fine Tree Care - Sonoma County Tree Services

Visit Fine Tree Care WEBSITE for a List of our SERVICES - Testimonials and to request a FREE Estimate

LOCAL GUIDE to Cannabis Dispensaries and Delivery Services, Sonoma County & Beyond.

LOCAL GUIDE to Cannabis Dispensaries and Delivery Services, Sonoma County & Beyond.All dispensaries have verified their information.

Flip through the pages of the print edition of the 2020 Sonoma County Gardeners Resource Guide

Your 2020 GUIDE to support locally-owned garden businesses and natural landscaping practices.

Sonoma County Bicycle Shops and Groups

Sonoma County Bike Shops and Groups. Find LOCALLY-OWNED Bicycle Shops for NEW, Used and Rental Bicycles as well as REPAIR. Look for a bike-riding group that suits your needs and style.