Come to be a part of our buddhist Center and enjoy daily group meditation in Scharnstein, Austria



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are an international Buddhist center, with guests from around the world, who are interested in Tibetan Buddhism and spiritual practice. Since 2004 we are renovating an old farmhouse in Upper Austria, situated in the picturous region of the Salzkammergut, admist mountains, lakes and woods.
    We have lots of activities going on with which you can grow and be(come) yourselves.
    Kindness, loving care, respect, awareness and meditation in action are the basic motivation of our project.
    We are looking for people who have the same joy for helping and caring for our place as we have and who are not simply looking for "food and shelter", but who want to become part of our team during their stay.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Here you can learn very much, on many different levels:
    Personal growth: Being in an environment of spiritual practice can teach you a lot on how to deal with your emotions, thoughts and challenges that come from living and working together with others.

    Buddhist practice: If you are interested you can join our daily group meditation and the weekendly teachings and seminars on Buddhist philosophy by authentic Tibetian Lamas. We have found that to be very helpful in order to understand how the place works, whats the ethic and motivation of the place.

    Yet, if you are not interested that's also perfectly fine.

    Skills: We are a team of people with many skills and talents that you can learn from (carpeting, gardening, farming, construction works..)

    Language Skills: As we all come from different countries, we speak mostly English and German to each other. Many people have told us that therefore it is a good place to practice these languages- but mostly English maybe, because the German dialect is quite strong ;) .

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Dear travellers, we would really love to host you all.
    But due to Corona, right now we can not accept those of you who have been travelling a lot or have to come from far.

    Right now we are looking for 1-2 experienced and
    hard-working gardeners who want to take over the wonderful task of caring for our organic vegetable garden.
    We hope YOU are the one (or two ;)

    We are searching for volunteers who:

    Have a passion and Talent for cleaning.

    Who knows about construction.

    We need help with the many things that come with a big house: from cleaning, room tidying to handcraft and gardening.

    We are always having some kind of construction and building going on and will need help with this as well.

    We have a big vegetable garden, so we are looking for people with experience and enthusiasm to work on that together.

    We always need people who:
    - want to take care of our flower garden ...watering flowers
    - want to make the rooms for our guests
    - have experience in marketing; social media, Google, fundraising
    - have graphic design and programming skills
    - handy people- always welcome!

    For next year we are looking for a gardener, with experience :)

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    In a simple but cosy dormitory space. Cool in summer and warm in winter.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can come and join us for 7 days as a Workaway. On your arrival day, you are free to get to know the house, the team and the tasks, the five following days you will be helping with the tasks in and around the house. Per week, you have two days off.

    If you want to stay longer than 7 days, it will only be decided after the first 5 days by the team on sight.

    In your time off, you can enjoy the picturesque mountains and lakes of the region or you can go to Austria's major cities which are also quite close ( 1-3 hours by train).

    For your free days you can either:
    Stay and visit our seminars for free- if they fit for you (in that case we would still ask you to help with the dishes)
    Travel and see the surroundings (Vienna, go hiking in the lake district, Salzburg, Prag) - we can give you a lift to the local train or bus station for this purpose.

  • 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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