compensation: all basic needs covered within our non profit organization
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Dear Craigslist Community
We are a small rural meditation center and non profit in Mendocino County.
We have the space for one genuine residential student.
Our primary teacher is a westerner who studied closely for many years with His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche and the His Holiness the 16th Karmapa of the Noble Karma Kaju Lineage.
He specializes in teaching the foundational principles of Tibetan Buddhism as covered in texts such as Shanti Deva's "Way of the Bodisatva" and Patrul Rinpoche's "Words of my Perfect Teacher".
If you havent encountered these teachings before that isn't a problem. The main thing to understand is that without a degree of discipline and understanding, the mind can create a lot of havoc and suffering in our lives. These teachings are very grounded and laid out to help us straighten out our mind and to help us understand how correct view can change how effective we can be in daily life.
Spiritual development is really an esoteric science and not vague at all.
Our resident student will have access to:
one on one teaching,
an environment that supports meditation and spiritual growth,
a kind and compassionate environment
three meals a day,
the opportunity to be of service in the community on a daily basis (without service and charitable activity we cant make true progress),
the opportunity to be with people who have been practicing for many years
a monastic kind of lifestyle
All of your basic needs would be covered so that you can free up and focus on why you are here and not have to deal with being a part of the "rat race"
(vehicle running costs, cel phone, storage, all your food, internet, work clothing etc)
Our service work in the community is very labor intensive so best that you have a strong young or youngish body so you can be of help. Experience with physical labor and country life is needed along with physical strength. Also if you have building/handyman/carpenter skills this would be a huge plus
We also ask:
1.that you have a genuine interest in finding your true nature and making progress in your spiritual life.
2.have already started meditating in some form or at least are interested in starting your meditation practice
3.do not smoke cigarettes, drink heavily, use any kind of heavily toxic substance to alter your mood
4.you have your own vehicle and a clean licence
5.are pet free
6.do not have children and are single
7.are basically debt free
8.are basically balanced and healthy but just looking for something beyond the mundane where you can reach for something greater
Accommodation is very simple but all of your basic needs will be covered so that you will be free to really focus on why you are here. (no need to go out a get a job !!)
Please email us With an introduction so we can start a conversation and see if this is a good fit.
Please let us know if any of the points 1. to 8. do not apply to you
Please tell us something about yourself and why you think we should consider you for this opportunity.
Please tell us about your meditation history
Whilst we a re currently a small facility, our focus is a monastic lifestyle..this is vital so that we dont get distracted by a social life and inter personal relationships at this time.
please email sanghajoy at yahoo.com
We look forward to hearing from any genuine spiritual aspirants
(please note this is not a paying job but a real opportunity to make progress in our spiritual life)
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers