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The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Mahatma Gandhi

 

Are you ready to put your spiritual practice into action? Join one of our volunteer programs to learn how to transform service into a powerful spiritual practice. We offer several formal Volunteer service programs, starting with 2 weeks up to 4 weeks. If you want to stay longer please talk to us.

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

  • 9:00 am – Spiritual Inspiration for the day
  • 9:15 am – 3:15 pm Daily service work (with 30 min bring-your-own lunch/snack)
  • 4 pm – Yoga, Meditation, or Dharma Class (Typically 4 days a week)
  • 5 pm – Personal time for Study, relaxation, etc.

Volunteers serve 30 hours per week on average, in the areas of hospitality and cleaning, maintenance, landscaping, cooking or special event-based projects. Weekends are free to relax, meditate, and explore local attractions. If you’re looking to go deeper in your own practice and connect with a supportive community of practitioners, this is the perfect opportunity.

If you are accepted, we will provide you with:

  • simple, shared accommodation with beds/bunk beds
  • use of a community kitchen
  • comfortable bed and linens
  • transportation between Tucson Airport and Diamond Mountain
  • an opportunity to serve the dharma while learning how to use service as a spiritual path!

For a list of suggested items to bring, please CLICK HERE.

Options for getting to Diamond Mountain:

  1. 🚖 Driving directions are here.
  2. 🚍 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 11 am and 5 pm.
  3. 🛬 We provide complimentary pick-up and drop-off from Tucson Airport on Wednesdays at any time between 10 am and 3 pm. Please do not book your flight without confirming it with us first.

COVID: We require every participant to be vaccinated. You can check on the CDC site which vaccines we accept. Which measures are in place onsite (wearing masks, daily temperature check, distancing, airing will be decided before the retreat as the actual situation demands)

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