June through August we welcome Work Study candidates onto our team. Work Study at Milarepa Center offers participants a unique experience of living, working, meditating, and studying at a residential Buddhist retreat center. It is a wonderful opportunity to live among a community of Buddhist practitioners as you develop and deepen your practice. During the summer we focus on working together to create and serve programs for the community, as well as working on projects to keep the Center thriving.
Work may include cooking, gardening, facilities work, office work, housekeeping, and guest services. Work Study participants are vital to Milarepa Center’s success and it is important to be flexible with job responsibilities.
The Work Study program is 30 hours of service to the Center each week. Programs (Weekend Retreats, Day Retreats, Dharma Talks, etc) require more work and we will compensate for these longer work days with extra time off. Milarepa Center offers room, board, and participation in courses and programs in exchange for your service. Participants are also highly encouraged to attend other ritual practices, courses, and special programs throughout the summer.