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.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
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.
Assisting us maintaining and refurbishing facilities. Cleaning and setting up center for retreats. Helping maintain and build our budding permaculture system. Assisting with registration and social media for retreats.
We have trailers, houses, and areas for tents depending on what the person retreating prefers.
We will provide food in exchange for 5 hours of help. Lunches will be eaten together. For breakfast and lunch we prepare our own food.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week