The Adhisthana Operations Team is looking for community-minded Order Members and Mitras in training for Ordination who would like to serve Bhante’s vision. We particularly welcome applications from those with experience in maintenance, horticulture, cooking, tech or admin, but we’re keen to hear form anyone who wants to commit themselves to a full Dharma life at Adhisthana.
For more information or to apply, please contact James.
Working and living at Adhisthana gives me the opportunity to grow spiritually in the challenge of a strong and harmonious community and team, and meeting people here from within many places in Triratna is very enriching.
In 2020 Adhisthana formed a Dharma Team to hold and execute the vision and direction of Adhisthana. The existing team consists in Saddhanandi, Saddhaloka, Dhammarati, Shubhavyuha & James with Ratnagosha joining in Autumn 2021. We are looking for two more experienced Order Members to join us! It’s a great opportunity to dedicate yourself to ensuring Bhante’s legacy is passed on.
If you’re interested, please contact the Dharma Team.
I had no hesitation in saying yes [to joining the Dharma Team], because I am very keen on the in-depth exploration and dissemination of the teachings of Bhante Sangharakshita and I want to do all I can to further the cause of creating and developing our worldwide Triratna Community and the inspiring vision of a vast web of spiritual friendships embracing many cultures and continents.
Many people who visit Adhisthana have a strong impulse to give their time and energy to the project. Adhisthana thrives on volunteers, and we want to give opportunities to as many people as possible. Having volunteers is a great opportunity for people to become part of the wider Adhisthana network, and develop relationships with the place, the community and Bhante.
We’re particularly interested in skills in any of the categories below: Building, Gardening, Plumbing, Electrics, Cooking, Cleaning, Painting and Decorating, Audio/Video Editing, Graphic design, Tech, Admin
If would like to find out more please email us.
Adhisthana came alive to me in a more personal way though volunteering. Joining with the community over those few days gave me a hearty appreciation for everything that goes in to the life of Adhisthana, and I so enjoyed putting all of myself into physical work, showing my gratitude in giving something back (with buckets of earth!)
Keep an eye out for upcoming work retreats, where you can come together with other volunteers and the Operations Team, to participate in the collective project of beautifying Adhisthana.
When I first attended for a retreat at Adisthana I was drawn to being part of and helping to maintain the inner and outer beauty I could see was being created there. Volunteering has given me the opportunity to do just that. Working in the gardens, cleaning or doing the laundry always puts me in touch with a deep gratitude for my teachers and all who make this movement and order a reality.