Rigdzin Ling Will Reopen to Visitors Soon!

Not open to visitors at the present time.


Our daily service schedule and tsog calendar are listed here

Tibetan Treasures store hours:    Monday – Friday  2:30 – 4:30pm 
It is best to call before visiting the store as hours may vary occasionally for retreats, inventory, or staff vacation   1.877.479.6129   www.tibetantreasures.com

Tara house only

341 Red Hill Rd (physical)
101 Red Hill Rd (for Google maps)
Junction City, CA  96048


Please reserve prior to your arrival by calling 530.623.2714
or emailing sangha@chagdudgonpa.org

We are not able to accommodate walk-ins

  Price (meals not included)
Outdoor Camping (Campground closed November through April.) $10.50
Indoor Camping  (co-ed) $21.00
Dormitory $31.50
Double Room $52.50 (per person)
Single Room $84.00

Lodging prices included a 5% Trinity County Transient Tax

Breakfast $3.00

Unfortunately we are unable to offer lunch or dinner at this time.

Outdoor Camping
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.

Indoor Camping
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.

Designated women’s and men’s dorms with 4 – 8 beds per room are offered. Bedding and towels are included.

Double Room
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.

Single Room
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.

Retreat Cabin
Eight rustic retreat cabins are available for rent on a monthly basis. For more information on private retreats, please see here.


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


During your stay, we provide the following amenities:

–    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


Rigdzin Ling is proud to offer delicious and nutritious lunches to our guests and retreatants Monday – Thursday 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.

Coming for Retreat

Registration upon Arrival

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

What to Bring

–    Flashlight
–    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
–    Umbrella
–    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)
–    Alarm clock
–    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.


–    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

Getting Here

341 Red Hill Road (physical)
101 Red Hill Road (for google maps)
Junction City, CA 96048

Rigdzin Ling is located 4 and a half hours north of San Francisco by car, and eight hours south of Portland, Oregon. Located 1 hour west of Redding, CA and 2 hours east of Arcata, CA directly off of route 299.

Traveling by car

1A: From San Francisco: 

–    Take I-80 East out of the city (approx. 45 miles)
–    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.

1B: From Oregon/Washington:

–    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. The alternate route is to take I-5 all the way to Redding. Then follow instructions from Redding below.
–    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.

2: From Redding:

–    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.

3: From Weaverville:

–    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 to far.
–    You will go over a short bridge- after this, take your first right.
–    We are the second driveway on the left.

4: From Arcata

–    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.
–    We are the second driveway on the left.  You will see a sign and prayer flags.


Here is a map of Rigdzin Ling.

Traveling by bus

Arriving in Redding

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.

Arriving in Weaverville

Trinity Transit operates a bus service between Redding and Weaverville.

Traveling by plane

Redding is served by United Express (associated with United Airlines) and is located only 1 hour and 15 minutes from our center.

Sacramento is served by many airlines and is located approximately 3 and a half hours from our center.

San Francisco is served by many airlines and is located approximately 4 and a half hours from our center.

Traveling by train

Amtrak provides service between Redding and most other major cities, although arrivals and departures usually take place in the middle of the night. There is also an Amtrak bus from some locations (eg. Sacramento) that arrives in Redding several times throughout the day.
Other travel methods

Pick-up from Redding/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


Please visit our google group to offer a ride or request a ride to or from Rigdzin Ling.

Rent a Car

It is very easy, and often the cheapest method, to rent a car from any airport in California, and drop it off a rental car company in Redding. Here is a list of rental car companies in Redding: Budget, Enterprise, Avis, and Hertz.

Redding First Class Shuttle

Redding First Class Shuttle offers shuttle service to and from the Sacramento airport to Redding ($70 each way).
Winter WeatherAs we live in the mountains, we encourage you to visit the CalTrans website for updates on road conditions along highway 299 and other mountainous highways you must travel.

For questions or further inquiry, please contact us at: 

Phone: 530.623.2714
Email: sangha@chagdudgonpa.org