Harmonious community and registered charity, working together help people find peace and happiness in Brighton, UK


United Kingdom


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  • Description


    We hope to host volunteers again sometime in summer 2021. We can receive your application now, but are not arranging working visits yet, until we know when we will reopen.

    We are a place of peace and harmony in the heart of a vibrant city!

    We offer meditation classes, courses and retreats. We have a beautiful garden and World Peace Cafe.
    We are a meditation center in Brighton England. We are part of the New Kadampa Tradition, an international spiritual community dedicated to achieving peace in the world following the Kadampa Buddhist path.

    Our centre is a registered UK charity open to everyone! We are a harmonious community working together help people find peace and happiness. We have 2 large meditation rooms and we offer guided meditations, regular classes to learn to meditate, courses, retreats and study programs. We also have a highly rated vegetarian café and lovely peace garden.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our helpers take so much away from their visit with us. We stay in touch with almost everyone who visits. Staying and mixing within such a lovely kind, open hearted community is our best offering. We also offer free meditation classes. An experience not to be missed!

  • Help


    We have openings year round! Please check the calendar to see if there are spaces avilable for the dates you want to volunteer.

    A good opportunity to experience life in a modern Buddhist community and have your holidays with a meaningful experience!

    We are looking for volunteers to help in our World Peace Cafe, household, gardening, painting & cleaning - there are many activities. There's a mixed age range of guests and residents living here in our harmonious community.

    Our centre is very popular with working visitors, we host year round volunteers from all around the world. Hundreds of volunteers have helped here in the past 25 years. As our guest and helper, you will be able to feel like part of our thriving community. You are welcome to attend our evening meditation classes and some day time classes for free in return for 25 hours per week. Work days are Tuesday to Saturday. We offer comfortable dorm accommodation, laundry tokens, 3 vegetarian meals per day. Plus free wifi and 24/7 hot drinks!

    There are short-term and long-term opportunities available from a minimum of two weeks stay. We do have a few on-site boundaries we set in advance such as no smoking, alcohol, drugs, loud music on-site. We require a kind heart and a reference. :)

    *You must have eligibility to work in the UK as unfortunately we cannot sponsor visas*

    Hope see you soon.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We offer spacious dorm accommodation. A delicious hot vegetarian meal is provided every day at lunchtime. Breakfast and supper items are supplied for the helper to prepare for themselves in our community kitchen. (we can cater for wheat free and vegan diets)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Hundreds of volunteers, over more than twenty years, have already enjoyed this precious, peaceful and unique experience of being part of a Western modern Buddhist community. The tasks to be performed in volunteering are accessible to all people. In your spare time, if you wish, you can learn or deepen your meditation practice.

    *️️️️️️*️️️️️️*️️️️️️*️️️️️️Plus Brighton is a lovely multi cultural city with so much to offer. Shopping, music, walks along the beach.

    Also the South Downs are just a few miles away. They have been designated as a National Character Area (NCA 125) by Natural England. The downland is a highly popular recreational destination, particularly for walkers, horseriders and mountain bikers. A long distance footpath and bridleway, the South Downs Way, follows the entire length of the chalk ridge from Winchester to Eastbourne, complemented by many interconnecting public footpaths and bridleways.

    Lastly, London is only 1 hour away by train !!!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, Tuesday-Saturday

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Host ref number: 126244421577