Luminous Meditation Retreat Center

We are a registered 501(c)(3) non profit Buddhist Meditation Retreat center with founders from Apple, on beautiful 45 acre of redwood forest with creeks and small waterfall. Only 30 min to the center of Silicon Valley (Apple and Google), 30 min to the beach, and 1 hour to San Francisco. We are a small "startup" and looking for people to help build our retreat center and community while enjoy the nature, learn and practice meditation, meet interesting people, and explore nearby cities in the area include visiting Apple/Google campus, state parks and beach. Minimum stay of 1 month required. We only take applications 1 month ahead while we keep a waiting list you can get on at any time. We have a work study program for Buddhist meditation practitioners, you can apply for this program if you want to stay for 1 month or longer. Meet very interesting people with diverse background and culture, from US, Europe to China and Tibet. Taste and cook different styles food! If you are interested, we can teach you meditation and Buddhism. Hmm, what about learn high tech and maybe simple coding? Or a new language like Chinese? We are in the early phase of building the retreat center. There are the regular maintenance needed for the 45 acre property with a campground including landscaping etc. Also particularly appreciate some help on building deck small meditation retreat huts.

RV, trailer, camper Private glamping tent with bed and simple furniture. Small retreat hut. Shared bathroom and kitchen. Washer and dryer. We provide food, mostly vegetarian, and volunteers cook for themselves. We have wifi in the campground for the volunteers. The cell phone reception is pretty good at the entrance area, somewhat weaker down at the campground area. Our free meditation classes are online due to covid. No drugs of any kind (including e-cigs, vaping etc) , entheogenic (psychedelic/hallucinogenic) 'plant medicines' , or tobacco are allowed anywhere on the property. No alcohol is allowed during the stay here for the volunteers. Meditation is the training of the mind to gain insight and wisdom to see the truth so that we can attain freedom from sufferings, exactly the opposite of intoxication and impairment of the mind which in the short term may bring joyful hallucinations but in the longer term be even further away from the truth and causes more and deeper sufferings. We are very strict on these fundamental rules with zero tolerance and we are not equipped to help people to quit addictions.


Avaliações

3.5
5 avaliações5

Anfitrião & Equipe

4.0

Horas & Atividades

4.0

Hostel

3.5

Aprendizado & Diversão

4.5

Colômbia

4

My second experience like voluntariee was different but cool, the Forest is amazing also i was to able help with its maintenance and improve my skills.

2 meses atrás

Colômbia

4

In this volunteering I had a good experience because I enjoyed my job in the forest, I learned and I could improve my skills.

2 meses atrás

México

1

Beautiful place to be in contact with nature. However I wouln't recommend this place to those travelers looking for a retreat center experience because it´s not even if the called this place like that. Free food and so much abundance around. I hope the owners could give this place more love.

Alberto Uranga - @vidamalista

8 meses atrás

Estados Unidos

4

My experience at the Enchanted Forest was enjoyable and humbling. Jessica is very nice and has a pleasant place not far from the Beach. It is a good place to escape the city noise and get grounded. Jessica is very flexible and kind, yet, there is room for improvement in organization. I am very curious to see what this place grows to be and hope to visit again sometime in the future.

12 meses atrás

Estados Unidos

5

My experience at the Meditation Center has been incridible. I have been practicing my English, developing my abilities with Airbnb staffs, my criativity and mainly my physical and mental health. People are honest, great workers and flexible over time. Jessica is a great woman, honest, empathetic with people, good listener and is always helping me, helping people around her, big heart. This place takes the name of Enchanted Forest and everything is explained with the natural beauty of this place, of peace and a lot of love. Being in a forest at the top of a mountais is being a unique & magical

1 ano atrás


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