VOLUNTEERING

WORK STAYS

a unique experience

Work or volunteer stays are an ideal opportunity to experience the Buddhist way of life first-hand. They last for a week, starting at 9:30 a.m. until 17:00 p.m. with breaks for lunch and tea.

Volunteer work is varied and can include: cleaning, cooking, gardening, office help, painting, decorating, etc. If you have specific skills, please indicate this on the application form.

This program includes accommodation, meals, and free admission to all teachings and meditations that do not coincide with volunteering.

Within the volunteer program you have two days off per week. Outside your working hours you can participate in the classes and meditations organized by the center. On your days off you can take the opportunity to explore the surroundings or simply rest in a very quiet environment in the center.

The food offered in the center is vegetarian and the accommodation is in a multiple bedroom, it is very comfortable. The only thing you need to bring is a sleeping bag and a towel.

Since the Vajrayana Center is a Buddhist community, visitors are asked not to drink alcohol, not smoke on the premises, not eat meat or fish, and not play music or play audio without headphones.

Kadampa Volunteer

Volunteering at a Kadampa Buddhist temple is a wonderful opportunity to spend time in our modern Buddhist community, learning about or deepening your experience with meditation and Buddhism in daily life.

Volunteers stay at our center, in the Sierra de Guadarrama, and receive food (three meals a day), accommodation and the opportunity to participate in meditation classes and courses in exchange for 30 working hours for a week, with two days off. Main jobs can be cooking, cleaning, gardening, advertising, office, etc. It is an active and dynamic volunteering.

“I have had a fantastic day. People are very friendly and the atmosphere is very welcoming. I have loved the meditation classes and I have been very inspired by how these people try to put into practice the teachings of Buddha to be happy. The other people who volunteered were friendly and fun.”

 

What to expect

The Kadampa Meditation Center in Madrid is located 40 minutes from Madrid, in the Sierra de Guadarrama, in a natural environment. It is an ideal place to disconnect from the problems of everyday life.

Jobs vary based on need and can include cooking, gardening, cleaning, office work, crafts, etc. We also have construction projects and improvement of our facilities so if you have specific skills they will be very welcome.

Volunteer stays are one week, it starts at 9:30h. The day is from 6 hours spread over the day (5 days), with breaks for lunch and tea. Outside your working hours you can participate in the classes and meditations organized by the center. On your days off you can take the opportunity to explore the surroundings or simply rest in a very quiet environment in the center.

accommodation and meals

All meals are vegetarian including eggs and dairy.

We offer fully conditioned accommodation in dormitories for up to 8 people maximum, you only need to bring a sleeping bag and a towel and, if possible, work clothes and shoes.

Since the Center is a Buddhist community, visitors are asked not to drink alcohol, not smoke on the premises, not eat meat or fish, and not play music or play audio without headphones.

Volunteer Application

    Why do you want to come to KMC Madrid?

    How did you discover volunteering?

    Date requested (volunteers are 1 week)

    What areas do you have skills in?

    Indicate your profession and other skills

    If you have been to a Kadampa center, indicate the Center and the Country

    Tell us Name, Email or Telephone, of any person/s who can give us your references (preferably the volunteer coordinator)

    Briefly indicate if you have any physical or mental health problems to be taken into account (allergies, illnesses, medications, special needs...)

    Do you have medical insurance?

    Do you have a criminal record?

    Name

    Date of birth

    Email

    Contact phone number

    Place of residence

    Comments

    Getting Here

    BY BUS

    Line 672 from Moncloa
    (Stop: Av. de los Linares Colonia La Maliciosa)

    Come & meet us

    In the modern world meditation is an increasingly recognised method to reduce stress, physical and mental problems and to improve our quality of life. At the Kadampa Meditation Centre Madrid we offer you these trainings through an accessible and practical presentation that will allow you to enjoy its benefits from day one.

    FREE YOURSELF FROM ANGER

    TOMATO A BREATH

    IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

    CONTROL YOUR MIND

    DEVELOP INNER PEACE

    GIVE MEANING TO YOUR LIFE