Art Crafting/Fabrication
Odiyan Buddhist Center

Sacred art fabrication and installation - lotus bases for large-scale Buddhist stupas

Calling for Artists! Buddhist Work Study Program: Sacred Art Crafting & Fabrication

High on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean, 100 miles north of San Francisco

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  • summer
  • fall

Art Crafting/Fabrication

Odiyan Buddhist Center
$200.00 / month
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts immediately!

Join our unique Buddhist art projects in metals, clay, concrete casting, fabric, and sublimation.

Give your full engagement to the sacred art projects, while learning about Buddhism through classes, practices and study sessions. Also broad instruction in Buddhist art and architecture.


  • Housing -  comfortable room with balcony,  one roommate, views of  temples, ocean and sky.
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Stipend — $200 per month, $300 after one year
  • Skill development in a wide range of trades and traditional arts
  • Buddhist study and practices, mantra, contemplation and meditation.

Buddhist Sacred Art projects for 2024

  • Craft 186 Clay Stupas: A monumental project crafting in red terracotta clay. Stupas are Buddhist sacred monuments that represent and activate harmonious and healing forces in the world.  
  • Buddhist Sacred Art Fabrication and Installation: Work in the creative realm of fabrication and  installation, both outdoors and in the temples. Provides opportunity to experience and learn a wide range of skills including metal work and welding, wood work, decorative casting and finishing in concrete, sublimation printing on fabric, ceramics and aluminum, and more.

You must be physically strong and good with working with your hands, with some experience in using tools in any trade. The Odiyan lifestyle is a physically active. Gaining self-knowledge and giving to a higher vision are honored values.  

Program length:  The minimum commitment is 6 months, with possibility of extending into 2025. There is a 2 week winter break. 

For more details and to receive an application, Contact Us now! 

How to Apply

  • Individuals and couples are welcome, couples share a room.
  • We cannot accept children or animal companions.
  • Minimum age is 21

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