Live and help in a mindful and caring way for our nonprofit association in a beautiful place near Berlin, Germany



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  • Description


    We invite you cordially as a guest to our nonprofit association. It is located in a beautiful landscape about an hour outside of Berlin. Our association takes care of a seminar center. We've got a nice but a wildish garden maybe the future center for mind-body medicine and mindful nature encounter. We also work in cooperation with medical universities in the field of yoga and meditation research as well as complementary medicine.

    We are grateful for your help in a wide variety of fields, depending if seminars are happening or not. Please keep in mind that sometimes there are also silent retreats, where mindfulness makes everybody happy.
    During seminars help in our house and garden is very much appreciated. The simple things that have to be done around the house and the course activities always need mindful eyes and hands. There's always something that needs loving attention.

    We plan to renovate and expand our club house. We want to establish/improve our presence on the internet and in social media.
    As a non-profit organization we are also dependent on donations and sponsors, people who want to support our activities. Volunteers who have experience in fundraising are more than welcome.
    Sometimes we need help with our research projects, especially the preparation of questionnaires, data entry and documentation.
    To help organizing special events is at times another area.

    There's a lot of nature for silence and reflection. It is situated right next to a forest area. Lakes and the river Havel are only a short walk away and beautiful.

    We offer organic vegan and vegetarian food. We try to live and work in a mindful and caring way as best as we can. You may practice meditation with us or for yourself. You can swim in nearby lakes, paddle on the river, walk in the woods or enjoy skating, cycling and life in every form.
    It supports an easy-going way to be on the spiritual path and be around people who care.

    Experience has shown that the ideal arrival time for you at our place would be Monday morning between 9am and 12pm.
    If you can manage that, we would be very grateful. But of course other days and times are also possible.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    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 belong to the network for mindful economy (inspired by Buddhism). We would like to develop into a model project for a mindful business commitment. You may find in our place a bridge between Eastern and Western spiritual paths and cultures. We speak German and English and we also have international guests.

  • Help


    There is much to do in a variety of fields, as we have already described above. In the next time we are particularly happy about help in the garden, crafts on our construction site, support of the Internet presence and fundraising. But if you prefer to do something else - we are very creative in distributing tasks.
    Apart from the wild garden there are meadows, forests and lakes. Creative ideas are very welcome ...Translators, advertising and fundraising help are also very welcome.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Whatever you want: from a hammock between the trees to a tent and a comfortable single room with bath - depending on availability and by prior arrangement.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can enjoy the forest, river and lakes, you can deal with our extensive library and our audio tapes, get a nice massage. Potsdam and Berlin are easy to reach. We respect silence and retreat but would also like let you take part in our lives if you want to. Community is an enormous support on the spiritual path.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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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