Volunteering visit

Working visit

It is possible to participate in the operation of KMC France as a volunteer. It is a gratifying way of helping others, contributing freely to the functioning and development of this place dedicated to the discovery and practice of Kadampa Buddhism. It is also an opportunity to share the life of the community and to meet people from all over France and around the world, united in the same process.
 
It is possible to help in different areas such as cooking, gardening, cleaning, maintenance work etc. All talents are welcome.
 
Accomodation and meals
 
If you come from far and need to be fed and hosted on site, you can specify this when filling out the form.
In accordance with French legislation, no financial or in-kind benefits can be allocated to volunteers. We are not allowed to offer meals or accomodation free of charge.
Daily accomodation for dormitory and meals is 24€ at full rate or 13,50€ at reduced rate.
Expenses incurred by the volunteer in the course of his or her volunteer activity may be covered by the association. As such, accomodation and meals are refundable upon request and as proof of payment. If you have financial difficulties preventing you from participating, do not hesitate to contact us so that we can together find a solution.
 
Spiritual activities
 
Almost everyday, you can attend teachings or chanted prayers. All chanted prayers and evening teachings sessions are free from charge. A contribution of 8€ (reduced rate 5€) is suggested for the others teaching sessions. During your stay, you can borrow a box containing Buddhist books and a MP3 player containing guided meditations.
 
Accomodation and meals
 
All meals are vegetarian (it is possible to book for vegan and/or gluten free meals) and accomodation is in dormitories of 4 to 10 people (men and women are separated).
Please bring a sleeping bag, a towel and work clothes.
 
Important information
 
Somking is not permitted in the entire property (even electronic cigarettes) except for a place next to the parking lot. Since the KMC is a Buddhist center, it is not possible to drink alcohol or use drugs anywhere on the property. In order to encourage a meditation atmosphere, it is also required not to play a musical instrument or listen to music (except with headphones).
 
Application
 
To apply, please fill in this form : volunteering visit application form.
 
Information and booking: inscriptions@kadampafrance.org or +33 2 43 87 71 02
 
 
Closing dates for the KMC in 2017
 
May 25 to June 1rst
July 20 to August 7
November 30 to December 6
 
 
 
"I do not necessarily come here for a spiritual purpose, I love working with my hands. Yet when I work here, it’s like a retreat. It allows me to reflect on life and ways in which I can give." - Joël, staying on a working visit
 
 
Information and booking: inscriptions@kadampafrance.org or +33 2 43 87 71 02
 
 
 
 

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