Learn about Buddhism, meditation and help in our center!
Dhutanga Meditation Center is a well established but always growing place. You'll be asked to help 15 hours/week with general maintenance (basic cleaning, maintenance and feeding dogs and fishes, mostly) or with other skills you may have and want to share with us (photography, social media, languages...). Also, you will be asked to follow the 5 basic Buddhist precepts and practice meditation with us. No worries! You will enjoy it a lot :)
Como você ajuda
15 horas por semana
Cuidado de Animais:
Ajude a cuidar do bem-estar e saúde de animais.
Ajude em reparos, manutenção ou a construir.
Ajude a plantar, regar e cultivar jardins.
O que você recebe
1 dia livre por semana
Você terá uma cama em um quarto compartilhado, ou seja, irá dividir o quarto com outras pessoas.
Café da manhã:
Você ganha café da manhã gratuito todos os dias que ficar aqui.
Você ganha almoço gratuito todos os dias que ficar aqui.
Você pode usar nossa lavanderia gratuitamente.
Bicicletas à vontade:
Use nossas bikes à vontade, quando quiser.
Participe gratuitamente de atividades terapêuticas no nosso espaço.
Use nossa cozinha equipada:
Fique à vontade para usar nossa cozinha para cozinhar sua própria comida.
Recebe voluntários sozinhos (não aceita casal ou duplas)
O que não está incluso
Passagens, seguro viagem, transporte e visto
Dhutanga Meditation Center is a place to call your home in Thailand. We will provide you with everything you need to live as we, bhikkunis (female Buddhist monks) do.
We expect you to be respectful, open-minded and proactive. There are always tasks to do, but no worries, the pace here is calm and slow, you will have a lot of time for yourself, too.
Accessing to real Buddhist knowledge is not easy for foreigners, that's why we decided that accepting volunteers from all around the planet would be a wonderful way to get everyone to be able to learn about this world.
There is a lot to say, but is way better if you just come and experience it yourself!
In order to improve the experience of the volunteers, we have limited the number of them and the dates when we will be welcoming them (1st and 3rd Monday of each month).
Atividades & Turnos
The center is formed by some different buildings that need basic maintenance and cleaning in a daily basis. We expect volunteers to clean the dishes during the day, sweep and mop the floor of different rooms, feeding the dogs by making a fire, feeding the fishes by riding a little boat... All the chores will take you from 1 to 2 hours daily, but you will be expected to be able to help at any point of the day with some other tasks. Some of them may include collecting coconuts or mangoes from the trees around the center, going to the market for some groceries, driving a tuktuk to get the garbage away... Don't worry, we won't ask you for anything you don't feel ready for!
We will also expect you to be part of some of our Buddhist rituals and meditation schedule.
Other things to note:
A respectful behavior (proper clothing - covering your knees and shoulders, listening to music only with headphones, not hosting parties or people overnight in the hut, women and men sleep separate, etc...) will be the only requirement, as this is a place for meditation, inner peace and self-development! Learning a bit about monks and proper behavior around them before your arrival is much appreciated. Here you can find an extended explanation of the 5 Buddhist precepts you will be asked to follow at any time.
Also, remember this is Thailand, after all. Expect some dishes to be "a bit" spicy, the water from the shower to be "cold" (don't worry, you will enjoy it), WiFi might be unexistent and the matresses to be not as thick as yours at home.