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Meditate with us in our nonprofit Buddhist retreat center in the beautiful Mojave Desert, California, USA

  • United States
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  • Last activity: 22 Feb 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    UPDATE - COVID 19 - Thank you for your interest. We are currently reconfiguring how to safely host workaway folks.

    We are a nonprofit Buddhist retreat center located in the Mojave High Desert just outside the town of Joshua Tree California. We run regular group and solo retreats. We are in the Vipassana lineage of U Ba Khin. We are looking for people interested in both workaway and deepening their meditation practice to come help support a not for profit meditation center. We are located several miles down a dirt road in the gorgeous high desert bordering public land. It is a wonderful opportunity to be of service, learn new skills and connect with your meditation practice.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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

    We offer the experience of seeing all sides of how to run a non-profit Buddhist retreat center. There are opportunities to learn many different aspects of the centers workings. Also the opportunity to meditate and study with or resident teacher and co-retreatants.

  • Help


    Assisting us maintaining and refurbishing facilities. Help with online platform and online retreats. Cleaning and setting up center for in person retreats. Helping maintain and build our budding permaculture system. Assisting with registration and social media for retreats.
    During the pandemic we are following Covid-19 Protocols.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have trailers, houses, and areas for tents depending on what the person retreating prefers.
    We are following Covid-19 Protocols.
    link coming

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a 15 minute drive to the Joshua Tree National Park, also close to The Integratron, Giant Rock, a variety of art sites, and an hour drive to Palm Springs.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 337346283923

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