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  • Date Posted: December 14, 2021
  • Location: , Sonoma County. CA
  • Company: Odiyan Buddhist Center
  • Job Type: Full Time

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Odiyan Buddhist Center

Odiyan Buddhist center is seeking people who are physically strong, handy with tools, and inspired by Buddhist art! Please have experience with working with tools and machines. You can participate in finishing an extensive installation of Buddhist art and sacred symbols that will surround the Main Temple of Odiyan.

Includes room and board, stipend, learning new skills and contributing your own, opportunities to participate in meditation, mantra and fundamental Buddhist practices.


  • Free home-cooked vegetarian meals and beverages
  • Free housing in a large room with a balcony, one roommate.
  • Free WI-FI and domestic phone calls
  • Free skill training in a wide range of trades and traditional arts
  • Access to a healthy setting of nature, hiking trails, swimming, wide-open spaces, sacred beauty, fresh air, clean water, and nutritious food
  • Access to morning meditation and mantra, and other Buddhist practices
  • Living allowance of $150 per month, $216 per month after one year

You will also learn:  how to cook vegetarian meals, clean and landscape around the Temples, work in the vegetable gardens, care for the animals, general maintenance of equipment, machines, temples, and living facilities. At Odiyan we take care of everything!


  • Some experience working with tools or small machines, eager and able to learn use of power tools and techniques. Experience in welding, clay sculpting or working with concrete are a plus!
  • Some experience in any of these fields: woodwork, metalwork, construction, electric and plumbing, HVAC, landscaping, farming, laying stone, pouring concrete.
  • Physically strong, able to do manual work for hours each day, including repeated lifting, bending, kneeling, and using power tools
  • Minimum commitment of six months.

If you have a passion for the physically active lifestyle, self-knowledge, and giving to a higher vision, Odiyan may be the place for you! The community life, education, and ongoing work projects benefit both yourself and all humanity.

For a more ‘inside’ view of Odiyan see our photos on Facebook: OdiyanBuddhistRetreatCenter

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Please visit our website to apply.