Serve And Study Program
Lam Rim 39 April 2 - 10, 2022
Immerse yourself in a spiritual lifestyle and Retreat Center life by participating in our Serve and Study Program. Allow the practice of selfless service to open your heart. Meet life-long friends and learn to transform service into a spiritual practice.
To qualify for the program, you will be asked to volunteer a minimum of 6 hours a day, 5 days a week. Your weekends are free, giving you plenty of time to practice and enjoy the beautiful land. You will be asked to serve on maintenance, grounds-keeping, cleaning, and preparing cottages for guests. Additionally, during the Lam Rim Retreat, there will be light volunteering (1-2 hours/day) that won’t conflict with the teaching schedule, i.e. you won’t miss any teachings. We also ask that all volunteers stay at least 2 days after the program ends to help with important post-retreat clean-up.
Start Dates & Service Program Costs
Monday, March 7th, 2022 (4-week volunteer program): FREE
Monday, March 14th, 2022 (3-week volunteer program): FREE
Monday, March 21st, 2022 (2-week volunteer program): $250
Note, you can come at any of these dates, stay and serve for the retreat, and complete the remainder of your 2, 3, or 4 week service period after the retreat as well.
The Lam Rim retreat (April 2nd – 10th) time does NOT count towards your 2 – 4 week commitment.
End & Departure Dates
These are end dates for the program depending on when and how long you stay. We can only take you to the Tucson airport on these days.
Thursday, April 10th, 2022
Thursday, April 18th, 2022
Thursday, April 25th, 2022
Join our 2, 3, or 4 week Serve & Study program, and the April 2022 Lam Rim Retreat registration is included.
The number of participants we can accept is limited, so please apply early!
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:00 – 9:00 am – Yoga, Meditation, or Dharma Class (Typically 3 days a week)
- 9:00 – 9:30 am – Breakfast and prepare for daily service
- 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Daily service work (with 30min bring-your-own lunch/snack)
- 4:30 – 10:00 pm – Personal time for Study, relaxation, etc. Meditations and other classes available a few times throughout the week
Driving? See directions here.
Want to take a Bus? Greyhound bus can take you to Willcox, AZ from a variety of cities including Tucson, AZ and Phoenix, AZ. We can pick you up from Willcox any day between 11am and 5pm.
Flying? We provide complementary pick-up from Tucson Airport around 1pm on the following dates: March 7th, March 14th, March 21st, 2022.
If your flight arrives at Tucson Airport later than 1 pm Monday, please plan to fly into Tucson on Sunday night, so that you are ready for pick-up between 10 am and 1 pm on Monday. Diamond Mountain guests and volunteers enjoy spending the night at La Quinta Tucson (5 minutes from the airport).
Please confirm with our Volunteer Coordinator BEFORE you book your flight: [email protected]
If you are accepted, we will provide you with:
- simple, shared accommodation with bunk beds
- use of a community kitchen
- comfortable bed and linens
- transportation between Tucson Airport and Diamond Mountain
- an opportunity to serve the dharma and your fellow retreaters while learning how to use service as a spiritual path!
For a list of suggested items to bring, please CLICK HERE.
Other questions? Our Volunteer Coordinator would be delighted to hear from you.
Positions are limited, so apply soon!
Can’t come to Diamond Mountain to help in person? Consider sponsoring a volunteer!