WORK-PRACTICE
PROGRAM

COMBINING MERIT AND PRACTICE

Everything we do is practice: Sitting in meditation. Chopping carrots. Attending a puja. Digging in the garden. Work-Practice offers a means of living this philosophy, integrating practice with daily life. Along with dana, such practice is among the best ways to accumulate merit.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Center has positions for a few Work-Practice students at any given time. Students work an average of four hours a day in exchange for a 50% discount on room and board. Jobs include cleaning the center, working on the grounds, cooking and assisting with programs.

Upon arrival, you will meet with a resident lama to discuss your personal practice goals; you will also meet with Center staff to discuss your work assignments, which will be based on both your skills and the current needs of the Center. From these, we will design your daily practice and work schedule.

BENEFITS & EXPECTATIONS

As a Work-Practice student, you will have a private room on site and will enjoy the delicious vegetarian meals in the dining hall. You are expected to join the Center’s morning salutations and meditation and our Tuesday and Sunday Meditation programs. You may be asked to work during ticketed events but may sit in on any portions once you have fulfilled your duties.

TIME COMMITMENT

Work-Practice Students are encouraged to stay for one-month and must commit to a minimum stay of two weeks.

 

 

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES

We look for a willingness to work with others and an eagerness to study and practice. It is essential that you have some familiarity with meditation. We ask for:

  • Enthusiasm, resiliency and a 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

Interested in our Work-Practice Program?

If you are interested in joining our Work-Practice Program, please fill out an application. We will contact you for an interview and to discuss potential dates.

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RESIDENT STAFF VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

If you would like a longer stay or deeper experience, you may also be interested in our more robust full-time volunteer program.

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Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road

Cragsmoor, New York 12566
845.640.4593

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Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566
845.640.4593

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© 2019 Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. All rights reserved

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