WE WELCOME YOU WARMLY TO JOIN OUR GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS!
Working together for a good purpose strengthens a sense of community and belonging. A strong community is something that furthermore gives support to our personal practice in our everyday lives when we aim to lead a meaningful, harmonious and beneficial life.
- Please see the CALENDAR for our regular Voluntary Working Weekends (meals + accommodation provided)
- We have 2 full time volunteer positions at the Palpung Wales Centre (these are currently filled)
- We welcome volunteers on a daily basis to help at the moment with cleaning and developing our garden
- Any future volunteer positions at the Palpung Centre will be advertised here on this site
WHY DOES THE CENTRE NEED VOLUNTEERS?
In Tibet the monasteries were always built and supported by the vibrant communities surrounding them. They would not only make regular offerings of food, animals and money, but also be the source of the monks and nuns, with families also ‘offering’ their first born to the monastery.
In the same way, in the West the dharma centres are solely reliant on the volunteers and the Buddhist community that grows up around it and until a centre becomes established it is a very precarious position indeed. Your contribution, however small or large, makes a vital, real difference to our very survival.
It is everyone´s opportunity to take part in normal daily routines, when staying at the Centre. It is encouraged that people would actively engage and make the Centre “their own”. The Centre belongs to everyone, it should be like a spiritual home, where everyone plays an important part in its flourishing.