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Volunteer | The merit of service

In the touching the earth mudra, the fingers of the Buddha in Milarepa Hall, Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing, represent Buddha's commitment to liberation

The generous service given by our many volunteers is essential to the operations of the Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing.

Volunteers choose to work with us for many reasons: To be part of our community. To support our teachers and the teachings. To give in the true spirit of dana. Volunteers may work fulltime, part time or just as part of a specific event. You may work on site or virtually. You may offer a professional skill or manual labor. In volunteering, you bring your practice out of the meditation hall and into the world. Please join us.


  • Head Cook
  • Kitchen work
  • Gardening/Grounds-keeping
  • Maintenance
  • Carpentry/Construction
  • Housekeeping
  • Hospitality
  • Store
  • Library
  • Administration
  • Data Entry
  • Outreach/Sales
  • Website Maintenance
  • Graphic Design
  • Audio-Visual

Please contact us to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.


Volunteers who commit to ongoing part-time or full-time work accumulate merit points towards a winter retreat, earning a week-long retreat (based on availability) for every 65 hours of approved, scheduled volunteer work.


  • Enthusiastic, resilient and thoughtful demeanor
  • Physical, mental and emotional stability
  • The desire and ability to fulfill your commitment
  • The discipline to commit to a schedule or process, including timeliness
  • Strong aspiration and openness to learn
  • An established meditation practice or strong intention to establish one
  • The ability to take direction
  • Flexibility
  • Ease working and living in close proximity to others
  • A friendly helpful manner towards guests, volunteers, staff and vendors
  • A commitment to our values and code of conduct
  • 18 years or older
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