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About the project
This is a non-profit organisation that runs the ‘ retreat centre, located in a picturesque valley in the Black forest, 40 minutes from Freiburg. The centre provides a unique possibility for long-term retreats with individual guidance by experienced Buddhist teachers (lamas), whereas from mid-April to mid-September the main focus is on the extensive renovation works that are needed.
The house is an old guest house, now transforming into a retreat centre with around 30 single rooms.
We are a mixed community, with more than 15 Buddhist practitioners from several European countries, the majority of which have a long background of practice. The ages range from about 30 to 60, and some of us are couples. We also have pets. Moreover, the atmosphere in the house is constantly enriched by short term visitors, who contribute a lot with their positive energy. Our eminent teachers Tilmann (from Germany) and Johann (from France), see themselves as practitioners no different than the others, and thus the group functions in a non-authoritarian way.
Help in the house
You can join our group meditation sessions twice a day (half an hour before luch and an hour before dinner).
Dharma teachings are not scheduled during the construction side phase, but will be given according to interest.
In June an July we offer a public meditation Sunday, which is great for anyone, who meditates or is interessted to get to know meditation.
What we need:
We need people to help us on the building site, for all sorts of tasks, sometimes dirty and heavy, sometimes easy going, to support our young and supernice professional building team. It’s great if you are experienced with building, but it is not neccessary.
On top oft that we need helpers in the kitchen, around the house and the garden, to do the washing up, cleaning, and all sorts oft things, that keep our house and garden running.
Five hours a day on five days per week.
We have an insurance, covering all types of building accidents of volunteers all through the year.
Helpers will find accommodation in single rooms, some with own, some with common bath or, if one likes, in one of our caravans (with electricity and heating).
WLAN is offered.
Delicious vegetarian organic food is daily served. Enjoy!
Our house is situated in the middle of a nice little blackforrest valley, a beautiful, scenic place, surrounded by meadows, forrest and farms. It’s great to make walks and hikes. A thirty minutes walk from here is a little lake for a refreshing swim. A bit further, but to be reached by bycicle, are the two famous lakes Titisee and Schluchsee. And not to forget only 4,5 km away (in digestion-walk-distance) beautiful blackforrest gateau can be found and enjoyed. For those who like the city, Freiburg will be a good place to go to.
We are happy to welcome you at the train station in Altglashütten-Falkau. We offer shuttle service both ways.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week