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Vajraloka retreat centre seeks two new team members

On Wed, 20 February, 2013 - 09:50
lokabandhu's picture
Vajraloka is Triratna’s meditation retreat centre in North Wales, UK. It has been established for over 30 years and been central to the deepening of the Triuratna community’s understanding and practice of meditation. For the last 4 – 6 years there has been a very steady team of around 6 men at Vajraloka who between them are responsible for all aspects of the project. This has been an excellent working ground for their individual and collective practice as well as their capacity to support and help those who come or retreat here to deepen their own meditation and dharma practice.

Now Balajit has decided to leave this summer, after more than seven years in the team. He says - “We’ve decided that this would be a good time not only to find a replacement for me, but to increase the size of the team from six to seven, so we’re looking for two men – either two Order members, or one Order member and one non-Order member.

We’re looking for men who would be able to commit themselves for a minimum of one year. A year is long enough for a new team member to deepen their own practice and their capacity to help others: supporting retreatants and (in the case of Order members) teaching, conducting practice reviews and group discussions, etc.

Naturally, we’re also open to the possibility of people interested in a longer-term commitment to the Vajraloka team. Living here is a training situation – training in meditation and dharma. Being on retreats will give you the opportunity both to deepen your practice and to gain new perspectives on how to communicate meditation and dharma practice more effectively.

Whoever joins us will be full team members with a support package comparable to other Triratna retreat centres (details on request).

Some cooking and admin or bookkeeping skills – or a willingness and aptitude to learn – would be helpful as these are the main areas that need covering within the team. Fluent English is vital, and a driving license would be useful.

If you are interested, or know of any experienced male non-Order members who might be, please contact Tejananda on teja [at] or mobile 07817 174893”.

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