Come and join our new Buddhist Centre and enjoy everyday meditations near Altglashütten, Germany




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    Dear all, we are going to close our construction on the 14th of September. Retreatstart will be on the 15th.

    For this remaining two weeks we would be happy to find one or two more workawayers, who would like to help us preparing and cleaning the house for retreat. Happy to hear from you!

    Sunny regards

    About the project
    This is a non-profit organisation that runs the ‘ retreat centre, located in a picturesque valley in the Black forest, 40 minutes from Freiburg. The centre provides a unique possibility for long-term retreats with individual guidance by experienced Buddhist teachers (lamas), whereas from mid-April to mid-September the main focus is on the extensive renovation works that are needed.
    The house is an old guest house, now transforming into a retreat centre with around 30 single rooms.

    The people
    We are a mixed community, with more than 15 Buddhist practitioners from several European countries, the majority of which have a long background of practice. The ages range from about 30 to 60, and some of us are couples. We also have pets. Moreover, the atmosphere in the house is constantly enriched by short term visitors, who contribute a lot with their positive energy. Our eminent teachers Tilmann (from Germany) and Johann (from France), see themselves as practitioners no different than the others, and thus the group functions in a non-authoritarian way.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can join our group meditation sessions twice a day (half an hour before luch and an hour before dinner).
    Dharma teachings are not scheduled during the construction side phase, but will be given according to interest.
    In June an July we offer a public meditation Sunday, which is great for anyone, who meditates or is interessted to get to know meditation.

  • Help


    What we need:

    We need people to help us on the building site, for all sorts of tasks, sometimes dirty and heavy, sometimes easy going, to support our young and supernice professional building team. It’s great if you are experienced with building, but it is not neccessary.
    On top oft that we need helpers in the kitchen, around the house and the garden, to do the washing up, cleaning, and all sorts oft things, that keep our house and garden running.

    Working hours:

    Five hours a day on five days per week.


    We have an insurance, covering all types of building accidents of volunteers all through the year.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German

  • Accommodation


    Helpers will find accommodation in single rooms, some with own, some with common bath or, if one likes, in one of our caravans (with electricity and heating).
    WLAN is offered.
    Delicious vegetarian organic food is daily served. Enjoy!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our house is situated in the middle of a nice little blackforrest valley, a beautiful, scenic place, surrounded by meadows, forrest and farms. It’s great to make walks and hikes. A thirty minutes walk from here is a little lake for a refreshing swim. A bit further, but to be reached by bycicle, are the two famous lakes Titisee and Schluchsee. And not to forget only 4,5 km away (in digestion-walk-distance) beautiful blackforrest gateau can be found and enjoyed. For those who like the city, Freiburg will be a good place to go to.

    We are happy to welcome you at the train station in Altglashütten-Falkau. We offer shuttle service both ways.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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