While participating in the course, you are expected to stick on to the following rules.
Please review the rules and register for the course only if you are sure you can abide by it.
To follow the Five Precepts which are:
1. To refrain from harming any living being.
2. To refrain from taking what is not given or misusing the property of others.
3. To observe celibacy.
4. To refrain from lying, harsh speech, decisive speech and idle gossip (in the context of retreat, this means observing noble silence except when speaking with the teacher).
5. To refrain from the use of intoxicants (alcohol, drugs, or any other mind altering substance). For the comfort of others, we require that you also refrain from the use of tobacco.
- In order to create a more supportive environment for meditation, we request that you dress modestly while at the Meditation Camp, refraining from wearing shorts, tank tops, and transparent or revealing clothing.
- You are kindly requested to attend all the classes without fail.
- We expect you to arrive a few minutes before the class starts and do not leave the hall until the end of the session, if at all possible.
- In order to create a more supportive environment we need your full cooperation.
- You are expected to complete the course and not allowed to leave in between.
If this code of conduct is acceptable to you, then please complete and submit the Registration Form by clicking here.
Note : Please write a short description of your experience (or lack of experience with meditation) and mention your motivation for coming to this retreat.
VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED FOR:
Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC), Ladakh in the Himalaya
-Save the Himalaya Foundation (SHF) in Ladakh in the Himalaya
-Indian Buddhist Foundation (IBF) in Delhi
In 1986, Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena founded the Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC) in Ladakh. Today, the 250 acre campus which is known as Devachan campus has grown to become a vibrant and vital hub for multifarious humanitarian and spiritual service programs in Ladakh and beyond this land, once totally barren desert like moon has become a beautiful and blissful home for so many! About 600 people, including children, senior citizens and the visually impaired, monks and nuns, meditators, school teachers, doctors, and volunteers live in the Devachan campus now. In addition, numerous volunteers, visitors, meditators and genuine seekers of truth and lover of peace from many parts of the world flock to the campus every summer to participate in the popular meditation, yoga, festivals, the spiritual teachings program and various humanitarian services. The Devachan campus is also blossoming environmentally with thousands of trees including many apples and apricot and an abundance of flowers which provide a highly colorful and sweetly perfumed backdrop during the warm, summer months. The campus is truly turning into a role model for individual who cultivate a new and revolutionary vision and mission.
The uniqueness of the organization is the integrate approach for inner spiritual developments encompassing all human welfare activities to become potential amalgam unit as a model for the society. Today, MIMC is growing as one of the leading NGOs based in the Himalayan region.
Beside these social and humanitarian services, Bhikkhu Sanghasena has also been proactively involved in organizing numerous peace-building and cultural preservation programs through inter-faith conferences and inter-religious dialogues, various national and international festivals promoting the preservation of the Buddhist and Himalayan cultural heritage, and the delivery of countless meditation and yoga camps.
We at Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC) provide an ideal setting for volunteers to experience living and working in a spiritual community and we accept a variety of skill levels. Through our volunteer program, we offer an opportunity for you to practice selfless service. In other words, this is not simply a work exchange, but a chance for you to offer your kind service to the community and at the same time avail the rise opportunity for yourself to live in such a pure environment and experience the rare spiritual life in the high Himalaya.
We are looking for people who wish to embrace a simple lifestyle that’s centered on spiritual practice.
Please don’t consider this to be a vacation! We really need genuine people who love to share their knowledge, skill, expert in disseminating teaching of love, compassion, meditation, Yoga, service and world peace and who have the management, communication, graphic design, web updates, PR and media, communication skills, book writer, command over English language and other skills.
Please DM (Direct message) us or contact us:
Whats app: +95-9794748780
Facebook : Mahabodhi Sambodhi Retreat Centre - Ladakh
Calling for Volunteers in Ladakh the beautiful Himalaya during the summer and in Delhi and Chandigarh during the winter season.
Contact : 01982 264372
Volunteers required for:
Assisting organizing and conducting Yoga and Meditation classes/courses
Preparing project proposal
Writing book /Articles
Social Media Updating
Save the Himalaya Foundation(SHF) -
Dedicated to the protection of beautiful Himalayas, required volunteer to help setting up – clean renewable Solar energy program, water managing crisis in the Himalayas.
Indian Buddhist foundation (IBF)
Dedicated to revival of Buddhism in its birth place India, required volunteers for its head office in Delhi.
"In this turbulent and troubled era, seemingly so dominated by personal and collective greed, hatred and delusion, meditation is the supreme medicine and hope for all societies." This is the treasured belief of our revered meditation teacher, Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena.
Sambodhi Retreat Centre
The incredibly beautiful Sambodhi Retreat Centre, an inspiring oasis of tranquil contemplation, is situated in a secluded corner of the transformative Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre campus.
The centre is dominated by Rocky Mountains on one side and golden sand dunes on the other. The sweet scent of fragrant and jewel-like flowers, which line the footpaths of the centre, play joyfully on the senses, while enigmatic stupas, reclusive meditation kuties, abundant prayer flags, and the most sacred and eye-catching Milarepa rock cave provide silent spiritual encouragement.
The Sambodhi Retreat Centre is exceptionally well designed and very thoughtfully appointed. In fact, our most revered spiritual guide and meditation teacher, Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena, has personally overseen all aspects of the centre’s design, construction and management with a singularly humanitarian vision: to create a unique, world-renowned contemplative venue, which is appealing to all seekers of truth and lovers of peace, irrespective of their religious inclinations, caste or creed. As a consequence, the centre provides an incredibly warm welcome to all genuine seekers who are looking to incorporate timeless and universal spiritual truths into their daily lives.
The Sambodhi Retreat Centre offers both short and long duration meditation courses with yoga classes.
The tremendously popular and highly successful three-day meditation courses are regularly scheduled throughout the summer months and we receive incredibly positive and encouraging feedback from all those who have attended.
The Centre is blessed with a beautiful meditation hall; separate dormitories which can accommodate 40-50 male and female residents at a time; a delightful dining hall for more than 50 people and a beautiful garden where meditators can practice walking meditation and yoga or simply rest on the lawn under many fruits trees.
It is also intriguing to see different types of birds wandering in the garden and among the trees.
In addition to the spacious accommodation and the first-rate facilities for groups, the Sambodhi Retreat Centre has a number of comfortable meditation kutis (with attached bathroom, small kitchen, bedroom and meditation room) for experienced solitary practitioners.