Our Sanctuary is a sacred cooperative community that offers an alternative model of living to the obsolete conflictual ways of the world, demonstrating the eternal themes underlying the majority of spiritual traditions: selfless service, persisting as love & forgiveness.
There are many doors through which to join our Gathering. One of them is the one you are accessing now: The Volunteer Program.
Hundreds of people from all over the world have been transformed volunteering with us, taking their learning with them into the world as more conscious, mature beings.
The land where the Temple is located is a physical manifestation of our common purpose on this earth. Our space has been artfully created by the 40 permanent residents and has been our home for the past 10 years.
We need hands and bodies to sustain the physical aspect of our community and we need willing minds and hearts to learn from our Model of Life, integrate it within yourself and bring it with you wherever you go!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
More than a nationality-based culture, you will find a Sacred Cooperative Community culture at the Temple Sanctuary.
Ordinary daily tasks serve as the contextual framework through which the model operates. On a day-to-day basis Workawayers could be tending to our big Agroforestry garden, painting, cleaning, cooking, maintaining outside areas, building or home-care.
You will be living in the guest house along with the other volunteers. It has a shared kitchen and lounge area, and adjacent shared bathrooms. Depending on the availability we offer you dorms or individual rooms.
Outside of the work hours, volunteers are free, to join us in the Sanctuary activities, and walk around and enjoy the site. (close access to waterfalls, walks to the mountains, horse riding with our neighbours). The famous Lavandàrio (Cunha) , and Pedra da Macela, are also closely sites you can access by car in less than 20min.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days per week
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