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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 6.8
Persons: 1, 2 or 3
Category: Other
Host ID: 22439
Country: England

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Last Updated: February 14, 2020

** Volunteers needed from February 2020 **

We are a Buddhist Meditation Centre with a lovely cafe set in a historic Jacobean mansion, Thornby Hall. We have 17 acres of beautiful gardens located in the rural countryside of Northamptonshire, England,UK

This is a perfect opportunity to experience life in a Modern Buddhist community.

We have meditation rooms, accommodation, a World Peace Cafe, host regular meditation classes, courses and special events promoting the development of mindfulness and inner peace.

We welcome everyone - Buddhist or non-Buddhist.

The volunteering work here is varied, we need help in our cafe, gardens, housekeeping, office, and painting.

Our centre is very popular with volunteers. We host year round volunteers from all around the world.

Our working hours our 30 per week. In return for your time we provide;

* Free Food (3 standard meals per day)
* Free Tea & Coffee Facilities
* Free Accommodation including bedding and towels
* Free Laundry Facilities
* Free access to our meditation classes, teachings, courses and events.

There are short-term and long-term opportunities available from a minimum of two weeks stay.

Because we are a Buddhist community we ask that you observe some basic Buddhist rules whilst staying at our centre. These are;

* No Lying
* No Killing
* No Stealing
* No Intoxicants (Alcohol)
* No Sexual Mis-conduct

If you would like to apply, we ask that you complete a short application form on our website

We do require a reference, however we can accept a recommendation from a previous help-x host if they have posted a review on your profile. Please mention this in your application if this applies.

We have lots of information about our centre on our website. Please have a look. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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