Come to be a part of our buddhist Center and enjoy daily group meditation in Scharnstein, Austria

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    We are an international Buddhist center, with guests from around the world, who are interested in Tibetan Buddhism and spiritual practice. Since 2004 we are renovating an old farmhouse in Upper Austria, situated in the picturous region of the Salzkammergut, admist mountains, lakes and woods.
    We have lots of activities going on with which you can grow and be(come) yourselves.
    Kindness, loving care, respect, awareness and meditation in action are the basic motivation of our project.
    We are looking for people who have the same joy for helping and caring for our place as we have and who are not simply looking for "food and shelter", but who want to become part of our team during their stay.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Other
    Help in the house
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Here you can learn very much, on many different levels:
    Personal growth: Being in an environment of spiritual practice can teach you a lot on how to deal with your emotions, thoughts and challenges that come from living and working together with others.

    Buddhist practice: If you are interested you can join our daily group meditation and the weekendly teachings and seminars on Buddhist philosophy by authentic Tibetian Lamas. We have found that to be very helpful in order to understand how the place works, whats the ethic and motivation of the place.

    Yet, if you are not interested that's also perfectly fine.

    Skills: We are a team of people with many skills and talents that you can learn from (carpeting, gardening, farming, construction works..)

    Language Skills: As we all come from different countries, we speak mostly English and German to each other. Many people have told us that therefore it is a good place to practice these languages- but mostly English maybe, because the German dialect is quite strong ;) .

  • Help

    Help

    We are searching for last-minute volunteers who:
    Have a passion and Talent for cleaning.

    Who know about construction.

    We need help with the many things that come with a big house: from cleaning, room tidying to handcraft and gardening.

    We are always having some kind of construction and building going on and will need help with this as well.

    From May onward we will plant a big vegetable garden, so we are looking for people with experience and enthusiasm to work on that together.

    In July, we will have our annual summer festival and will need help with hosting.
    If you are an artist- please come and join our summer fete at the end of July (27/28th of July)

    LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED CHILD CARE/ YOUTH GROUP GUIDES

    From 9th to 16 th of August we will have a big seminar, with about 250 participants, and we are looking for experienced child care and youth group guides during that time. While the parents join the seminar the kids between 4 and 14 (separated in 2 age- groups) need to be entertained, engaged and taken care of for a few hours.

    If you are experienced in working as a volunteer with children and youth- we want you!!!
    As all dormitories are completely crowded during that time, we can only offer a tent- stay. Which can also be very nice!


    We always need people who:
    - want to take care of our flower garden ...watering flowers
    - want to make the rooms for our guests
    - have experience in marketing; social media, Google, fundraising
    - have graphic design and programming skills
    - handy people- always welcome!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, Portugues

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In a simple but cosy dormitory space. Cool in summer and warm in winter.
    During the big seminar in August, the house is very full and the accommodation in the house will be very crowded, but you can always put up a tent, which will be nice during that time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can come and join us for 7 days as a Workaway. On your arrival day, you are free to get to know the house, the team and the tasks, the five following days you will be helping with the tasks in and around the house. Per week, you have two days off.

    If you want to stay longer than 7 days, it will only be decided after the first 5 days by the team on sight.

    In your time off, you can enjoy the picturesque mountains and lakes of the region or you can go to Austria's major cities which are also quite close ( 1-3 hours by train).

    For your free days you can either:
    Stay and visit our seminars for free- if they fit for you (in that case we would still ask you to help with the dishes)
    or
    Travel and see the surroundings (Vienna, go hiking in the lake district, Salzburg, Prag) - we can give you a lift to the local train or bus station for this purpose.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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