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- Only open to Workawayers in UK or Ireland at present.
- 2 to 4 weeks minimum depending on the need.
More about us:
The Centre is located on 70 acres woodland grounds a short 10 minute walk from the beach. Located in the English Lake District and home to the first Temple for World Peace in its denomination, it is a popular visitor attraction featuring the Heritage Listed Priory, World Peace Cafe and Tharpa book shop.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche lived and taught at the centre for over 30 years and it now hosts a vibrant spiritual community. Our organisation is a not-for-profit registered charity dedicated to realizing Geshe-la's vision for world peace.
What you can expect:
As a volunteer you are welcome to take part in the spiritual activities at our Centre. We have a variety of classes, meditations and prayers that you can participate in that are suitable for anyone to enjoy, beginners are very welcome. The resident teacher of the Centre is Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, an internationally renowned teacher and NKT Spiritual director.
You will be given dormitory accommodation, vegetarian meals and classes free of charge. On the 2 days free each week many volunteers travel to see the beautiful Lakes, or just relax in the peaceful atmosphere of the centre. There is plenty of nature with walks through the woods and along the beach, or into Ulverston town centre for shops.
You do not need to be Buddhist to come, everybody is welcome!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Workawayer visits offer a unique way to experience the spiritual activities and community life of this special mother centre for a Buddhist tradition with over 1,200 centers and branches in over 40 countries. This centre is home to an international community of over 100 residents including monks, nuns and lay people of all different ages and backgrounds.
Art studio, sanding and making small repairs to Buddhist statues and adornments to install in our sixth temple in Malaga, Spain!
Also kitchen, cleaning, gardening, decorating, building activities, Internet, and Tharpa Warehouse and many other opportunites.
You will be asked your preference but it depends on what is needed at the time.
Dorm Accommodation (male or female)
Please bring a sleeping bag and towel (blankets are provided)
People living and volunteering here are living peacefully and harmoniously together enjoying community life. Alcohol, meat and drugs are not allowed on the premises.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
More than two
Maximum 5 days a week, 5 days a week
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