We are based in a Grade II*️️️️️️️ Romantic Gothic mansion located just south of the English Lake District. It is situated in 70 acres of woodland and gardens on the shores of Morecambe Bay. It provides a quiet and reflective environment for a meaningful break.
The help required is varied and might include helping in the garden, household, doing office tasks, decorating etc. We also have various building projects at present that you could get involved in. We are always interested to hear about any specific skills you may be able to offer. Although the work is not always strenuous you will need to be reasonably fit and active to come on a volunteering visit.
In the Kadampa Art Studio there is scope to volunteer in the Finishing Team, assisting with sanding and filling etc. of Statues and Temple Adornments bound for destinations around the world. Short and longterm voluntary visits are available.
Your weekends are free time so an ideal time to travel into the Lakes, Coniston is only half hour drive away, or just relax in the friendly atmosphere of the centre.
As a volunteering visitor you are welcome to take part in the spiritual activities at our Centre. In the evenings you can attend General Programme classes on Buddhist thought and meditation or you can attend daily prayers in the Temple and at weekends we hold Prayers for World Peace.
What we have to offer is varied and provides a perfect opportunity to experience the Buddhist way of life first hand for a week or more.
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Volunteers can help doing household work, cleaning, decorating, building work, gardening, computer tasks, and finishing work in the Art Studio. You will be asked your preference but it depends on what is needed at the time.
Volunteer visits offer a unique way to experience the spiritual activities and community life of this special mother centre for a Buddhist tradition with over 1,100 centers and branches in over 40 countries. This centre is home to an international community of over 100 residents including monks, nuns and lay people of all different ages and backgrounds.
As a volunteering visitor you will have the opportunity to freely attend many of the spiritual activities including daily meditations, evening General Programme classes on Buddhist thought and daily prayers. You will get a chance to meet people from all over the world, to discuss and experience first hand beneficial effects of Buddhist meditation and practises.
English but we have an international speaking community
Dormitory - male or female
People living and volunteering here are living peacefully and harmoniously together enjoying community life. Alcohol, meat and drugs are not allowed on the premises.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week