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Community Volunteering Project in Alentejo, Portugal

Organisation: Guhya Mantrika Community

Country: Portugal

Type: Agriculture & Forestry, Environment & Wildlife Conservation, Humanitarian & Community Development, Manual work & Construction

This volunteer project is located in a traditional Tibetan Buddhist retreat centre devoted to serve theaching, meditation practising and the spiritual community life. Its aim is the establishment of a centre – an important milestone – in Portugal for the learning and practising of the purest spiritual traditions from the old Dzogchen and Mahamudra Lineage, as well as to encourage a pacific and compassionate atmosphere which actively contributes to the creation of a better, more pacific and benevolent society.

The Guhya Mantrika Community offers to the volunteers the stay (in dormitory) and the food (egg-lacto-vegetarian). 

In return the volunteers offers 6 hours of daily work. Volunteers need to have availability and ability to carry out the tasks that are proposed autonomously and in accordance with the proposed objectives.
If it is in your interest, as a volunteer you can also benefit from the regular meditation practices and public teachings of the Thubten Phuntsog Gephel Ling Retreat Center as well as enjoy its sacred and natural environment.

These are the areas you can volunteer in:

  • Maintenance of sacred spaces and the temple.

  • Repairing and maintenance of buildings in general

  • Alternative energy projects and utilization

  • Gardening and horticulture

  • Vegetarian cooking

  • Administration and storage

  • Multimedia and library organization

  • Cleaning

The above-mentioned are those ones we need help, but feel free to suggest any other areas or ideas.

Your participation and contribution are greatly welcomed.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

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  • Community Volunteering Project in Alentejo, Portugal

    Volunteer in Portugal to participate in a community project located in a Buddhist Retreat Center in Alentejo. This project aims at helping this Portuguese community of Buddhist practitioners to develop the retreat center and its community activities.

    You can join for 1 weekend up to 1 months and we have places available all year round.

    Individuals, small groups and students are welcome.

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