Odiyan Buddhist Center
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Current Job dates:

Currently recruiting for jobs that start between June 15th, 2024 and November 30th, 2024.

  • Vegetable Gardener

    Landscape and Gardens

    Help us maintain and develop our two acres of mixed vegetables. We are seeking hardy and enthusiastic people who are eager for getting their hands in the dirt and learn the arts of growing, cooking  and preserving home-grown food.

    You need to be strong, able to bend, lift up to 50 lbs., be on your knees engaging manual labor for many hours a day.  You work with our head gardener who has been feeding us all for a decade, gaining experience with vegetables and herbs. 

    Entry dates available until June 30, 2024. Includes Buddhist study and practice, mindful cooking and more.

    Program length: The minimum commitment is 6 months, with possibility to extend into 2025.

    For more details and the Work-Study Volunteer application, Contact Us now!

    Benefits:  housing, vegetarian meals, stipend $200 per month, classes, practice and study in Buddhism.

  • Terra Cotta clay Buddhist Sacred Art

    Sacred Art
    Odiyan Buddhist Retreat Center

    Join a major architectural clay project building Buddhist sacred monuments called Stupas. Stupas represent and activate powerful harmonious and healing forces in the world. We are hand-building 186 stupas, 4 to 7 ft in height, from hundreds of pounds of red clay. This historic undertaking in sacred art is being installed on site within the mandala of Odiyan Buddhist center.

    If you are strong in body, good with your hands in using tools and making things, you can be trained in this very special Buddhist art form Some experience in sculpting and working with clay is preferred, but not required.

    Program entry dates available until June30, 2024. Includes a program Buddhist study and classes, Buddhist practice, mindful cooking and more.

    Program length: The minimum commitment is 6 months, with possibility of extending into 2025. 

    For more details and the Application, Contact Us now! 

    See the Clay Stupa project on TikTok

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    Benefits:  housing, vegetarian meals, stipend $200 per month, training in wide range of trades and traditional art, classes, practice and study in Buddhism . 

     

     

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  • Buddhist Art Installation

    Sacred Art
    Odiyan Buddhist Retreat Center

    Learn new skills as you help work on the installation of large-scale Buddhist art.  You will learn how to work with metal (welding and shaping), concrete (rounded art forms and pouring) and wood (basic carpentry). You must be physically strong and good with working with your hands. Some experience working with hand tools is preferred. 

    Work-Study in Action entry dates available until June30, 2024. Includes a program of Buddhist study and classes, Buddhist practice, mindful cooking and more.

    Program length: The minimum commitment is 6 months, with possibility to extend into 2025.

    For more details and the application, Contact Us now! 

    Benefits: housing, vegetarian meals, stipend $200 per month, training in wide range of trades and traditional arts, classes, practice and study in Buddhism.

     

  • Rescued Horse Care and Management

    Help care for our herd of rescued horses. 

    The 1000 acres of Odiyan includes a herd of 25 rescued Kiger mustangs roaming in extensive pastures, and seven mini-horses. 

    We are seeking two resident volunteers, preferably a couple (but not required) who are familiar with horse care.  The work includes feeding, healthcare, maintaining fencing, and helping to build a new barn. 

    Experience with horse care and training required.

    This is a position in Odiyan's Work-Study in Action volunteer program, with entry dates available until June 30, 2024.

    Includes a program Buddhist study and classes, Buddhist practice, mindful cooking and more.

    Program length: The minimum commitment is 6 months, with possibility of extending into 2025.

    For more details and the Work-Study Volunteer  application, Contact Us now! 

    Benefits:  housing, vegetarian meals, stipend $200 per month, classes, practice and study in Buddhism, training in wide range of trades, traditional arts, cooking, and more.

     

How to Apply

If you think you might like to apply, please fill out our Contact Us form so we can know more about you!
It is on our volunteer pages,  or can be accessed directly here. Contact Us About Volunteering


Then we can send you more details and our Work-study Program Application.


We can also set up a call if you would like to speak in person about living, learning, and volunteering at Odiyan. 

 

 


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