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East Sussex
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Persons: 1-5
Category: Other
Host ID: 56549
Country: England

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Last Updated: July 15, 2020

* Currently closed due to covid-19 *

*We can accept applications but do not know when we can reopen*

Please make sure you have eligibility to work in the UK as unfortunately we cannot sponsor visas (eg. Tier 5).

Below is some useful practical information to help you decide if you would like to apply to visit us.

We are a warm and welcoming Buddhist Meditation Centre set in the heart the multi-cultural beach city Brighton, England, only one hour by train from London

We have two large meditation rooms, a World Peace cafe, a beautiful garden and we host many activities including regular meditation classes, retreats and special events promoting the development of inner peace, compassion and wisdom.

The centre is open to the public and welcomes everyone - Buddhist or non-Buddhist.

We are looking for volunteers to help in and around the Centre, including working in our World Peace Cafe, household, painting, gardening, and cleaning - there are many activities and we are a busy place. There's a mixed age range of 27 residents living here (lay and ordained) and we are a harmonious thriving community.

We host volunteers year-round from different parts of the world. As our guest and helper, we open our community to you and you will be invited to enjoy all that the centre has to offer; centre and grounds plus attend our evening meditation and some weekend classes/courses and retreat sessions for free in return for 30 hours per week. (Tuesday – Saturday) We offer comfortable dorm accommodation, 3 vegetarian meals per day plus snacks, weekly laundry tokens. Plus free Wi-Fi in communal areas and hot drinks 24/7.

We have short-term (2 weeks) and longer-term visits available. We do require at least one reference.

Our usual work week is 9am - 4:30pm Tuesday to Saturday with one hour lunch break plus a morning break. We meet at 9am in the café, where we discuss the day's activities. You will have a brief induction depending on the area you will be helping. The tasks we assign will depend on our need on that particular day/week. You may be asked to help in the café by morning and DIY painting or gardening by afternoon. It all depends on what we have going on. Our café/kitchen can be busy and usually this is where our new helpers start. We encourage teamwork, fun and conversation.

Please send us a message if you are interesting in applying!

reviews (1)
Helper: Camille Cruzalebes Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 22, 2018
Hi, I have spent one lovely month at the center, I was most of the time work... view complete review

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