Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre
Volunteering at Manjushri KMC offers a perfect opportunity to experience first hand the Buddhist way of life within a busy, vibrant, international community. There are many ways in which you can help eg. by joining in the day to day activities of the Centre itself, such as serving in the cafe, helping to prepare guest rooms, cooking, gardening, joining a renovation project, or helping in Kadampa Art Studio, Tharpa Publications and Kadampa Internet, all of which are based at Manjushri KMC.
"I had an amazing time during my volunteering visit. Everyone was really down to earth and friendly. I loved the classes on Meditation and Buddhism, and was greatly inspired to see a community that was striving to put the teachings into practice. Plus, the other volunteering visitors were great fun too."
"Thank-you all very much for making me feel so welcome. I have gained so much from my visit and have been truly inspired by the peace and compassion that everyone holds in their hearts and shows in their good deeds."
What to expect
We are located just south of the English Lake District It is situated in 70 acres of woodland and gardens on the shores of Morecambe Bay. It provides a quiet and reflective environment for a meaningful break.
Volunteers join in many areas of community life, such as cooking, gardening, housekeeping, decorating etc. There are often building projects, and we are are always interested to hear about any specific skills you may be able to offer. Whilst these activities are not always strenuous you will need to be reasonably fit and active to come on a volunteering visit.
Typically you will volunteer Monday to Friday but depending on the activity, it may also include weekends. You will have two days free each week when you can explore the Lakes, or just relax in the friendly atmosphere of the centre.