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28 Jul 2018

Other Outdoor Bindery Worker for Text Preservation Project

Ratna Ling Retreat Center` – Posted by janet Smith Anywhere

Job Description

The Venerable Tarthang Tulku founded the Ratna Ling Retreat Center in 2004 to serve as an intentional and spiritual community of teachers, students and resident volunteers committed to practicing spirituality in everyday life. Guided by Tibetan Buddhist principles, we strive to share what is best and most beautiful in this precious human existence and to embody and transmit wisdom, compassion, harmony and depth of caring.
Our deep appreciation of the natural environment is manifested in our care of the land, vegetarian diet, and our commitment to support the interconnections of life necessary for the welfare of all beings.
We are a non-profit organization. Funds raised from the retreat center go to support our sister organizations whose projects and activities work to preserve the Tibetan Buddhist culture; to include replicating rare Buddhist teachings and distributing them to monasteries around the world.

We are looking for enthusiastic, creative and qualified Volunteer cooks to assist in running our kitchen. Located in the beautiful coastal redwoods of Sonoma County in northern California, this year-round residential volunteer opportunity allows your skills and enthusiasm to flourish.

***We are also looking for landscapers, maintenance, gardeners and other positions year-round! Visit for more information***

Daily Responsibilities:
-Working with a team to prepare buffet-style vegetarian meals for 20-60 guests and staff per meal period
-Food prep and Cooking
-Cleaning of station, kitchen and dishes used for cooking
-Buffet set-up

Desired Qualifications:
Past experience working in a kitchen and/or Culinary Certification
Appreciation for Vegetarian cuisine
Reliable and hard-working
Organized with an attention to detail
Experience with International Cuisine
Creative and flexible in a rapidly changing environment
Open-mindedness and understanding of multiple dietary needs and restrictions
Willingness to work as part of a team and patience with volunteer staff

As a volunteer in our work-study program, you will receive:
-Free housing in a cozy cabin with private bath, outdoor deck, gas fireplace (2-3 persons per cabin).
-Free laundry facilities, Wi-Fi and domestic phone calls
-Free vegetarian meals tea and coffee
-Monthly living allowance of $150 per month
-Free morning and evening classes in a variety of Buddhist studies, meditation, —-Skillful Means (how work can be a path to inner knowledge), Buddhist history and philosophy, and Kum Nye (Tibetan yoga)
-Opportunity to engage in an environment where meaningful work and self-development are valued
-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 (6 days a week) and rewarding!
Minimum commitment is 6 months. No religious affiliation required, but we are seeking people who have a sincere interest in Buddhism and exploring work as a path to inner freedom. Minimum age is 30 years old with younger applicants considered on a case by case basis. Couples are welcome to apply.

How to Apply

View our website for more information and to submit your application at We can also be found on Facebook at Ratna Ling Volunteer. Please complete the application and send resume to

Job Categories: Volunteer. Job Types: Other Outdoor. Job Tags: 95421.

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