Special Opportunity to Live and Serve at Padma Samye Ling for a Year!
The Resident Learning Dharma Skills Program at PSL is offering a special opportunity for PBC members and friends to participate in a year-long service retreat that combines study, practice, and activities to uplift and glorify Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches’ mandala at PSL and internationally.
We’re inviting two Sangha members from each of the PBC Sanghas in Tennessee, PBC Puerto Rico, and the Palm Beach Dharma Center to live at PSL with free accommodations and food for one year in exchange for daily service Monday-Saturday, 9-noon and 2-5pm.
At this time we’re offering weekly Ngondro teachings and group practices, evening Vajrakilaya and Dharmapala meditation, and study groups. Participants will be able to attend on site retreats lead by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche at no cost, as well as have personal practice and study time every morning and evening.
Areas of Service include:
- Temple caretaking
- Skilled craftsmanship & maintenance skills & experience strongly recommended
- Exterior & interior painting
- Knowledge of machinery
- Should be thorough & patient
- Kitchen management
- Culinary training is helpful
- Knowledge of vegetarian cooking
- Supplies & upkeep
- Creative with whole foods
- Friendly people-person
- Reliable technical skills like computer programming
- Accounting & bookkeeping
- Website design
- Outdoor Facilities
- Organic gardening – experience required
Shared dormitory-style living included. Possibility of low-budget private room.
Internet only available from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Due to Covid-19, everyone will be required to take a local Covid-19 test upon arrival, and will have to follow Covid-19 protocols while on-site and for those needing to make off-site errands.
During this challenging time when so many of our usual routines have been disrupted, consider applying to our “Growing the PBC Mandala” Learning Dharma Skills Program. All applicants will have to provide three references (one of which has to be a local PBC Sangha member) and have a phone interview with Lama Laia.
Experience the full immersion in Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches’ mandala throughout the four seasons!