Spring Work Period
All Old Students are invited to apply to serve full-time or part-time for the Spring Dhamma Service Period April 28-May 8. Giving Dhamma service is a great opportunity to grow in our own practice by applying it in a working environment. We hope to see you there. Here is the link to the Spring Work Period Flyer.
Please apply here:
Dhamma Pakasa needs help from Old Students to work on many indoor and outdoor Center projects that require a range of varying skills. There is something for everyone. Some of the outdoor jobs include tree removal, use of a tractor to set gate posts and rebuild fence lines on the new driveway entrances, grading and reseeding the west entrance, and taking down the pheasant shed. Further outdoor jobs consist of hauling materials to be recycled, picking up branches to prepare for mowing season, preparing the center gardens for the Open House, and burying the computer and telephone lines between the Dhamma Hall and Dining Hall. For those who enjoy organizing, we want to clean out, rearrange the dry barn and set up a woodworking shop as well as clean out the ‘pig barn’. There are also a number of indoor projects such as finishing the office remodel by painting and laying down the new floor, repairing the ceiling in the female dormitory hallway, steam cleaning the rugs in the dormitory and Dhamma Hall, and cooking during the work period.
The Dhamma Service work period is a time for landscaping, deep cleaning, as well as laundry and other household tasks. There will be many hungry servers, so if you have some great recipes, serving meals to the volunteers for a service period is another way to give to the Vipassana community. If you do not have time to stay for the entire period, you are welcome to come for just a few days, even an afternoon.
Students also have time to get to know other meditators by being at the Center in a more relaxed way, meditating together three times each day, and participating in evening programs that include discourses or other videos.
Saturday, May 4th, will be dedicated to Old Students and will include a morning Dhamma talk by the Center Teacher following by a special Open Space Technology event which will include lunch. These events are open for those attending the service period or for those old students who are able to just come for the day.