Located in the Trinity Alps of Northern California, Rigdzin Ling is the North American seat of Chagdud Gonpa Foundation. If you’re staying for a retreat, looking to spend a few nights or just visiting for the day—we’re happy to host you.
Open to visitors daily from 9:00am – 5:00pm.
All are welcome to join our daily services. Unless otherwise noted in the calendar, daily services are:
Monday – Friday | 7:30am & 5:30pm
Saturday | 9:00am
Sunday | 9:00am
Tsog dates and times can be seen here.
Please check back often as the schedule may change.
Single rooms can accommodate one person. Rooms are located in Lotus House, an energy-efficient strawbale building that features our most well-appointed rooms. Each room has a personal sink, with 2-1/2 baths in the hallway that are shared among 6 rooms. Bedding and towels are included.
Double rooms have a queen size bed, and can accommodate two people. Rooms are located in Lotus House, an energy-efficient strawbale building that features our most well-appointed rooms. Each room has a personal sink, with 2-1/2 baths in the hallway that are shared among 6 rooms. Bedding and towels are included.
Available year-round. Floor space in an open yurt or community room is offered. Indoor camping is co-ed. Please bring sleeping pad, bedding, towel, toiletries, etc.
Available May-October. Over 40 campsites that can accommodate a tent and small camper trailer are offered, along with an outdoor bathhouse that has toilets, sinks, and showers. While camping, please be mindful of insects and animals (including poisonous spiders, rattlesnakes, bears, mountain lions, etc). Please bring tent, bedding, towel, toiletries, etc.
Rigdzin Ling is proud to offer delicious and nutritious lunches to our guests and retreatants Monday – Friday and during retreats. Our produce is almost entirely organic and we strive to purchase meat that is organic or grass fed. We serve food to accommodate vegetarians and omnivores. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or restrictions.
Please note that we cannot accommodate all dietary restrictions. You are welcome to bring and prepare your own meals if we are not able to assist you with your food preferences.
Access to limited wireless internet. No live streaming or using BitTorrent. We do not provide access to a computer.
Laundry facility ($1.50/wash & $1.50/dry)
Filtered water for drinking
Pets (please contact us ahead of time if you have a service animal)
Firearms or other weapons
Fires (including campfire stoves)
Illegal or recreational drugs/alcohol
Candles and incense
Swimming on the property
If you must cancel prior to a retreat that you have registered and paid for, credit and refund options are:
Credit may be transferred to another attending retreatant
Credit may be kept and used for a later retreat within one year of the original payment date
Refund may be issued on your credit card according to the following schedule:
Cancellation date/Refund amount:
14 days or more before retreat/100% minus a 5% processing fee of total payment
7 – 13 days before retreat/50% of total payment
6 days or less before retreat/No refund issued
If you must cancel due to an emergency or unforeseen circumstance, please let us know
If you’re interested in staying overnight, please fill out the form below. Please include: the number of people in your party, the dates you would like to visit, which accomodations you would like and any dietary restrictions.
We kindly ask that you arrive before 9PM. When you arrive, follow signs to Tara House. The registration office is located through the front entryway. When you arrive, you will be asked to do the following:
Pay in full for your stay. We accept, cash, checks made out to CGF, and all credit cards.
Carefully read our Rules and Regulations
Sign liability waiver
Summer months (June-September) are our hottest months. Bring lightweight clothing and layers, as it often gets cool at night.
Fall and Spring (October-November, April-May) are rainy and can range greatly in temperature. Bring many layers, and be prepared for all types of weather. Raingear is suggested.
Winter (December-March) is very cold and can be snowy. Bring many layers and very warm clothing.
Bug spray & sunscreen(summer only)
Poison oak protection
Dharma clothing: chuba and zen are suggested to wear while in the shrine room. They may be purchased at Tibetan Treasures
Personal items: soap, shampoo and other toiletries (bedding and towel if outdoor or indoor camping)
Personal water bottle
Dana or offering to the Lama (for those attending a Buddhist event)
Texts and ritual instruments for those already engaged in the Vajrayana Buddhist path. Available at Tibetan Treasures. Here is our Daily Puja Sequence.
Khatak (prayer scarf) if attending a retreat. Available at Tibetan Treasures.
Earplugs if you are a sensitive sleeper
Shoes that slide on and off easily as shoes are not allowed in the shrine room or in any of our housing facilities.
Take I-80 East out of the city (approx. 45 miles)
Follow instructions from Redding below.
Take exit for I-505 North towards Redding (34 miles)
Merge onto I-5 North (125 miles) until you arrive in Redding, CA.
Follow instructions from Redding below.
During summer months, it is beautiful to take CA-3 through the mountains.
Be warned, however, that this road can be dangerous at night, and is often closed in the winter due to treacherous driving conditions
For CA-3: Off of I-5 after Ashland (32 miles), take the exit towards Yreka, CA-3. Follow signs for CA-3 South for approximately two hours, until you reach Weaverville. Take a right onto CA-299. You are now heading west. Now follow instructions from Weaverville below.
The alternate route is to take I-5 all the way to Redding. Then follow instructions from Redding below.
Take exit to CA-44 West towards Eureka
Take right onto Pine Street (following signs towards CA-299 West).
Continue onto CA-299 West until you reach Weaverville. Follow instructions from Weaverville below
Head West on CA-299 through town. IMPORTANT: Do not speed. Police heavily patrol 299 through Weaverville and into Junction City.
After you have gone through the mountain pass, you will hit a valley. On the left you will see a stone quarry. Then you will pass Sky Ranch Road. Slow down. You will take the following left onto Dutch Creek Road (be careful, the road comes quickly). If you see a convenient store/gas station on your left or a storage center on your right, you have gone too far.
You will go over a short bridge- after this, take your first right.
We are the second driveway on the left.
Head East on CA-299 towards Willow Creek and Weaverville.
Junction City is about 85 miles from Arcata, past Willow Creek and Big Bar.
After Junction City store and post office, slow down to take a right onto Dutch Creek Road.
Go over a bridge and take the next right onto Red Hill Road.
Greyhound Bus offers service between Redding, CA and most major cities. Redding is located just 1 hour east of Rigdzin Ling. Upon arriving in Redding, you will need to find transportation to Weaverville.
Trinity Transit operates a bus service between Redding and Weaverville.
Rigdzin Ling offers a pick-up service from anywhere in Redding, CA directly to our center. The fee is $50 from Redding and $10 from Weaverville and must be paid directly to your driver in cash. Please reserve a pick-up in advance