Join our Resident Volunteer Staff at Buddhist Meditation Center

United States

5

If you value peace and want to meet amazing humans from around the world then you are guaranteed to have a fulfilling experience here. If you are someone who is in the midst of prioritizing personal projects while traveling and needing ample time and energy to devote to them, then you may be disappointed. Go in with an open heart, void of expectations and be yourself; you will leave having grown into a more embodied version.

about 1 month ago


Trevania replied

Ty, Thank you for everything you gave us—we are so happy you will be staying in the area and we will (hopefully) have a chance to see you frequently. We hope you will always consider Dharmakaya a home.

Brazil

5

My experience at the Center couldn't have been better... The atmosphere of this place is incredible and light. The place is beautiful in every detail, with several magical places to explore, the food is delicious and it is full of incredible people to meet and spend time with during your volunteer time. The work is very satisfying and the entire team is very flexible. Here I was able to experience kindness, affection, goodness and above all love. I loved meeting each and every one of them and I could feel the love hovering over the Center in every aspect. I highly recommend it to you as well!

about 2 months ago


Trevania replied

Yargo, thank you for these kind words; it was our honor and pleasure to have you with us, and we very much hope to have you back with us very soon.

Spain

5

It is difficult to collect in a few lines what the Center has given me. From the morning meditations with the soul of the place, Phurpa, to Danielle's management, tireless work, consideration, support, affection... added to an incredible sense of humor. I have reinforced the conviction that hard work, good values as a guide and care for others must undoubtedly be part of any spiritual path that one wants to undertake. This incredible and magical place generates the perfect atmosphere for good introspection and deep personal development, but you must choose to want to do it...

about 2 months ago


Trevania replied

Oh Cintia, it is you who absolutely embody all the qualities of the perfect volunteer—taking on even the most daunting tasks with good cheer, a sense of humor , and the knowledge that you gain from an experience what you give it. (and you conquered that stove!). It would give us all the greatest pleasure if you would come see us again some time. Meanwhile, wishing you all the best in your endeavors.

United States

5

From my life experiences, and from my own spiritual exploration, I feel the nature of reality is love. the time I spent at the Center allowed me to experience that reality directly and to learn what it is like to live in a close community of like-minded, warm-hearted beings, in a loving, constructive atmosphere. the moments spent at the Center also gave me an intimate glimpse into what it feels like to travel this spiritual path together with a family, growing and learning and laughing and washing dishes together. :)

3 months ago


Trevania replied

Andrew, what a beautiful testament. Thank you for being such a big part of creating that loving constructive atmosphere. We hope to see you again, and wish you all good things on your path.

United States

5

This community is simply wonderful. The place is magic. It's extremely difficult to summarize the profound impact this place had on me, so I'll simply say you must come visit here for yourself . The volunteers were wonderful, the full time staff treat with you nothing but love and kindness and you're in a beautiful little hideout in a gem of place. It's a great way to learn more about Buddhism and be in a peaceful, quiet, safe space. Thank you again the Center team, it was such a pleasure :)

4 months ago

United States

5

My time at the Center was fulfilling in the way that I developed more skills and deepened bonds with international volunteers. The living arrangements were comfortable, clean and private. The schedule is consistent with the ability to eat healthy. I hope to go back in the near future to continue building these same things.

4 months ago


Trevania replied

Thank you for everything you gave us—including the wonderful yoga classes for the volunteers!

Indonesia

5

I'm forever grateful that Trevania gave me the opportunity to spend 2.5 months at the Center. The center gave me so many wonderful memories and leaving this place was one of the hardest things I'd ever had to do. Most of the people I met here felt like the family that I'd never had. They gave me so much love and appreciation, things I never really felt in my own "home". Being around people who speaks my language (read: spirituality) was so much fun and enlightening. I'm back in Jakarta now but a part of me is still there.

5 months ago


Trevania replied

Astri, we were so lucky to get to keep you as long as we did. Thank you for everything you did for us—not just the work, but being such a tremendous part of our community. Wishing you all good things.

United States

5

It was a pleasure to be a part of the Center team. The tasks were fair, with the intent of the best stay possible for both the guests and volunteers here. With it being around Christmas, they made sure we had everything needed (along with a gingerbread house to decorate!) I highly recommend this place if you are looking to expand your spiritual and physical self, along with having a home away from home. From the nourishing meals to the scenic trails nearby... thank you to everyone here.

6 months ago


Trevania replied

Hannah, thank you for your kind words; we are so glad you were able to join us and that you had such a good experience. We hope to see you again!

Syria

4

A nice place and wonderful people. I volunteered to build a trail and do maintenance, but they had different priorities. I embraced the changes but decided to leave after a week and offered +week notice (I stayed 16 days). Trevania and Danielle respectfully responded to change, but I stuck to my decision because I was not informed of the changes ahead, and I already spent my time not doing what I applied for. However, the place and people were great, making me glad I helped in one way or another. For that, I like to believe what happened was a mere miscommunication! I still recommend the place

about 1 month ago


Trevania replied

Esmaeel, thank you for all the help you provided during our busiest programmatic weeks of the year, and for staying to help us get through that period. Again, I am very sorry that you decided to leave early, as our attention has now turned to the outdoor maintenance and trail-building you were anticipating. This was a great lesson in the value of over-communication for us all. We were sad to see you go, and with you all the best.

Spain

5

That was my second time volunteering in the Center and it really felt like I was going back home, couldn't have been better !!

7 months ago


Trevania replied

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