Volunteer at Suchandra Institute
VolunteerOpportunities to offer Service to the Community
Practice the Paramita of Generosity
skilOne of the paramitas of generosity is to offer the Dharma without expectation of anything in return. Come to Suchandra with a desire to use your existing talents in order to bring benefit to others and help Rinpoche’s aspirations be realized. Whether you are seeking a sense of community and/or a greater purpose than your regular life can offer, we create a supportive environment where you can discover your own potential for peace and harmony and how to bring these qualities into the world. This is the path of learning through serving others with the inspiration of the guru.
Everyone staying at Suchandra participates in a structured and yet flexible routine that encourages a balanced approach to life, capable of maximising the potential of each day. Special care is spent to encourage the development of meaningful relationships between people which are grounded in wholesome values such as sincerity, a loving heart and a compassionate perspective. Through such a supportive environment, our members can feel safe and confident when facing their own limitations.
Due to the diversity of our projects, Suchandra offers an opportunity for volunteers to challenge themselves in a variety of ways, while also learning new skills and techniques which can improve their capacity to bring benefit to others. Volunteers are able to gain a deeper and more vast perspective for how to contribute to building a Golden Age of peace and harmony.
May the merits from this act of generosity become the cause for the Dzokden Dharma to flourish in this world and in so doing, may we manifest a Golden Age of peace and harmony!
How to Participate as an Online Volunteer
You can help build Suchandra Institute from any in the world. Generally we are always looking for help with marketing, social media and program planning online. Volunteer through the Dzokden Community on the Suchandra Institute project. To find out more contact us below or email [email protected] or [email protected]
How to Participate as an On-Site Volunteer
Generally speaking, we strongly recommend volunteering for the Dzokden Community for a while as a regular contributor, before joining as an on-site volunteer. Then, if you have the aspiration of supporting our community at Suchandra as an on-site volunteer, you are more than welcome to contact us, so that we can arrange a meeting: [email protected] or [email protected]
For working as an on-site volunteer we can offer you the possibility of staying a weekend, a week or some weeks, depending on the project planned. Food and shelter will be provided by Suchandra. Concluding this initial phase, after the volunteer has returned to their home, if they wish they can send a proposal for volunteering on-site for a longer period. The proposal will then be appreciated by Rinpoche or his assistants and by the Suchandra Directory Board.
Long-term full-time volunteering (longer than three months) for strongly committed students is also possible. Currently places are quite limited. Each person is considered on a case by case basis.
Sponsored General Volunteer Work
We currently have limited funds to put towards sponsoring our volunteers and need to make sure they are put to the work that best supports the Guru and community. The work is the practice and this is an opportunity to transform life skills into the Dharma path. As an on-site volunteer, you are expected to contribute for 40 hours each week. You can of course volunteer more than that if you wish. There is no limit to how much you can do for the community and the Guru. Almost 100% of our volunteer work is on the computer translating text, building the website, working in graphic design programs, editing videos, social media, accounting and other professional skills. You will need to have computer skills in order to be able to be an on-site volunteer. In your personal time, you can walk in the nearby woods, do yoga, meditate in the Gompa, read from the Kalachakra library, cook food, or practice the sadhanas.
Retreat Specific Volunteer Work
Occasionally there are opportunities to support a retreat through cooking, and cleaning. So for those who do not have computer skills but would still like to contribute, you can inquire to come and offer service to the community for the duration of our in-person retreats.
Offering Service to Kalapa Center
If you would like to support the Kalachakra center which we currently rent for retreats, you can offer service to them to help improve their grounds and property. Recent projects have included remodeling the bathroom and outside Terrace. This is suited to those with tradeskill or who are fit enough to offer physical labor skills. For more information, you can inquire here on their website.
offer Your skills, time, and love
We look forward to hearing from you. How would you like to generate merit for the benefit of all sentient beings and contribute?