Volunteer Work/Study program at Ratna Ling
Ratna Ling Retreat Center - Cazadero, CA

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This full time volunteer work/study program allows you the opportunity to do meaningful work for the benefit of yourself and the world.

Work and live in the redwood coastal hills of Sonoma County, CA at beautiful Ratna Ling, a non-profit retreat center in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in northern CA. Be in a spiritual community of like-minded people dedicated to service to humanity through a wide variety of projects both local and global.This year-round residential work-study opportunity combines meaningful work with opportunities for self-growth. Seeking those with a sincere interest and a strong work ethic.

Work in our on-site text preservation project producing Buddhist books to be donated to Tibetans in Asia and to Buddhist libraries of the West in 2013 and 2014.

You are offered:

Housing in cozy cabins with private bath and outdoor deck. (two to three people per cabin)
Delicious vegetarian meals
Monthly living allowance of $150 per month
Free evening classes on various aspects of Buddhism as it applies to everyday life. Yoga, meditation, Skillful Means (how work can be a path to inner knowledge), Buddhist history and philosophy
Opportunity to engage in an environment where meaningful work and self-development are valued
Clean air, wide open spaces, natural beauty, an active routine of physical work, community involvement

We are seeking people who are interested in Buddhism and also in exploring work as a path to inner knowledge.

Our weekly schedule is rigorous (6 days a week) and rewarding, so people who like to work hard are a good match for us.

No experience required although we appreciate those with mechanical or warehousing background. You will receive training in various aspects of production book making, from folding and trimming to binding and warehousing. Involves hand work, being on your feet a lot and plenty of physical work.

If you are a hard worker, like rural living and would thrive in our integrated program of work and learning, this could be a great match for you.

See our work-study web site for details, photos, application and everything you need to know about living and working at Ratna Ling: http://ratnalingworkstudy.com/

Minimum commitment is six months. No religious affiliation required. Minimum age is 23 years old. Couples are welcome to apply.

Call us at 707-847-3777 ext. 115 for more details and an application.