Non-profit Buddhist meditation charity and temple near the beautiful Lake District Ulverston, England


United Kingdom


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    Present Opportunities
    - 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!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art 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

    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.

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    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Dorm Accommodation (male or female)
    Please bring a sleeping bag and towel (blankets are provided)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    People living and volunteering here are living peacefully and harmoniously together enjoying community life. Alcohol, meat and drugs are not allowed on the premises.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 days a week, 5 days a week

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