Join our meditation center and learn about Buddhism in Koh Samui, Thailand

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Thailand

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  • Description

    Description

    We are an internationally known place for meditation and Buddhism learning. Our center is part of the Foundation that has meditation and workshop centers throughout Thailand, Europe and United States. Our mission is world peace through inner peace. Our 8 acre (19 Rai) nature sanctuary is located on the north side of Koh Samui and has 98 guestrooms, community meditation and eating areas, including our meditation and yoga tower overlooking the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Thailand.

    In this challenging time let us relax your mind through meditation and contemplation training with our Master Punna Dhammo and his staff of mindful monks and nuns. Master Punna Dhammo has 38 years of spiritual experience in Thailand, United States, Middle East and Europe with mastery of languages including Thai, English and German. Our master and his team will gently help a beginner or expert with their meditation journey toward Universal Goodness.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • 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

    Koh Samui is well known for its beautiful people, Southern Thai food, white sand beaches, mountainous jungle areas with many waterfalls, coconut groves, elephant sanctuaries, national parks and spiritual healing properties of the island itself. The center provides a safe and peaceful place where our team will teach mindfulness meditation and Dhamma talks.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for skilled and unskilled people to help maintain the structures and the garden, such as plumbers, electricians, carpenters, painters, eco experts, farmers, administrators and creative people interested in updating image our spiritual mission. Depending on the timing of your anticipated arrival, we may also need English language and yoga teachers.

    The immediate projects where we have a need in resources:
    * Organic farm: somebody who can build an organic farm from scratch. We have the land, tools and some human resources, but we need the expertise to start. There is also a plan for a composting area.
    * Fencing certain areas of the compound and constructing a path for walking meditation.
    *Digital media strategy implementation: expertise in social media (Facebook, Spotify, YouTube, Instagram) to provide support and content for our website, video editors and content writers.
    * Outreach program: somebody who will work closely with the monks, including holding the onsite events, to increase the awareness about our center in the local community.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Thai: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Single bed bungalows, with high speed fan and shared bathroom. Hot water is available in select bathrooms.

    This center is a home for a number of Buddhist monks and nuns. Hence, the volunteers are expected to be respectful to the monks and the sanctuary and abide by the five (or eight) precepts of Buddhism.

    Every morning monks go for the alms round (bin-tha-bat) to collect the food. The collected food is also available to the volunteers. Additionally, there are a few Western food options prepared for the volunteers every day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Center may be able to provide some group transportation to various sights that include beaches, mountain excisions, elephants parks, temples, waterfalls, shopping and walking streets, snorkelling, jet ski, and night market at Chewang shopping area. Volunteers are free to rent inexpensive motor bikes to experience the freedom of the open road.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have high-speed internet in the common areas.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 788665273225