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28 Jul 2018

Other Outdoor Gardening, Maintenance, Landscaping

Ratna Ling Retreat Center – Posted by janet Smith Cazadero, California, United States

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 volunteers willing to work in gardening, landscaping, maintenance, etc. Little to no previous experience is alright with us! We just need a good attitude and a willingness to work hard and serve as part of a community.

As a volunteer in our 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 details at We can also be found on Facebook at Ratna Ling Volunteer. Please email your resume to AND Qualified applicants will receive further instruction.

Job Categories: Volunteer. Job Types: Other Outdoor.

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