Karuna Retreat Center

Literally translated as Compassion, Karuna is a retreat and meditation center and a non-profit organization that has been inspired, conceived and nurtured by the love of many friends from all around the world. Karuna Retreat Center is located in the green mountains of Serra de Monchique in the Algarve. Serra the Monchique is known for its healing thermal water, medicinal plants, pure air and lush green landscapes.

We accept volunteers who are interested in pursuing meditation and/or other similar practices and who wish to learn and deepen their skills while not requiring constance guidance to pursue these practices. We are very glad to share with our volunteers our moments of meditation and yoga which take place on a daily basis at the Karuna Retreat Center. We offer free accommodation (private room) and 3 vegetarian meals per day. The selection process is open to all and no discrimination is made based on nationality, age, gender or religious affiliation. All people are welcome to apply to a volunteer position but Karuna Retreat Center can only take as much as 2 volunteers at a time. All volunteer candidates are interviewed (by phone/skype/in person) before being engaged in a volunteering position. If you're interested send us an email with a short resumé and explain why you want to volunteer at Karuna Meditation Center and your available dates. We'll get back to you as soon as possible in order to schedule an interview. Visit our website www.karunaretreatcenter.org

Perfect for you if you're looking for

Contact with nature

Vegetarian / Vegan



Yoga / Meditation