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Meditation centre in the beautiful Canadian Rockies

Country: Canada

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Last Activity
20/09/2014

Description

We are a retreat center dedicated to meditation practice and study. Our 310 acres in a breathtaking location at the foot of the Canadian Rockies.

We are a non-profit, charitable organization created to nurture universal teachings of awakening. Focusing on Buddhist and Western Mystical teachings, the center is dedicated to providing an environment for practice and study. To bring exploration and meditation to all our activities, we also run ecological courses such as permaculture, food forests and native grassland reclamation. We serve to motivate and inspire students from around the world, now and for generations to come.

All life and activity at the center are oriented around learning, growth and spiritual practice. As part of a longer stay with us, we hold ongoing sessions on meditation, mindfulness, emotional honesty, communication, team learning and more. We also hold periodic shorter focused courses that are a great way to start your time at here.

Area

British Columbia

Type of help

Charity work,
Help in the house,
Help with Eco project,
Farming,
General Maintenance,
Cooking / shopping,
Building,
Gardening

Help

This is an opportunity to spend time at our beautiful center in the Rockies; exchanging your time energy and expertise for an opportunity to participate in our karma yoga ("meditation in action") program.

Our Karma Yoga program includes meditation instruction, study & practice through daily activities. The overall aim of Karma Yoga is to study the mind in action & in service in everyday activities in conjunction with silent seated meditation practice, thereby developing calm, concentration, joy, and insight. The Program has many aspects to enable tailoring to individuals at all levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners. The Program includes:

• Participation in regular meditation instruction, daily meditation sits, and meditation classes twice a week
• Study and practice with different teachers and with group members
• Opportunity to attend workshops and other events to broaden practice
• Sharing in the daily activities of the spiritual community including regular community meetings as opportunities to develop good communication and conflict resolution skills
• Periodic reviews to provide supportive guidance, address issues that have arisen and to overall ensure that the program is enhancing the individual’s practice.

To gain the most from participation in the Karma Yoga Retreat Program you should:
• Have a strong interest in spiritual exploration, meditation, and participating in the daily life of a spiritual community
• Be reliable and have a commitment to service
• Respect for the guiding precepts of our retreat
• Be willing to fit into the daily life and schedule here
• Be willing and open to communicate

We are currently seeking individuals available for a minimum three month commitment with the first month as a trial period.

We are seeking individuals for the following roles:

-KITCHEN COORDINATOR & CHEF
-OPERATIONS ASSISTANT
-MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT
-FOOD FOREST CARETAKER
-SALES SUPPORT

Hope to hear from you soon!

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish, Japanese

Accommodation

We can provide inside accommodation in the main house or in our mobile home. We also have camping facilities (including solar showers and breathtaking views).

Some more information

Internet access
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers

Volunteering hours expected

5

Photos

Clear Sky photo album

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Host ref number: 12167157774d

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