Friday, January 01, 2010

Opportunity at EcoDharma in Spain

Maitrisara writes with news of an opportunity for anyone over50 looking for a stay in the Pyrenees this autumn. She says -

“Grant funding enables us to offer 6 expenses paid places on a volunteering project at the EcoDharma centre between 1 and 2 months in September and October 2010. (

"EcoDharma is a Buddhist based community living in a remote valley in the Catalan Pyrenees. The wild beauty is incredible as are the ideas talked about over supper! The influences on the centre’s philosophy include radical ecology, The Work that Reconnects, engaged Buddhism, systems theory and holistic experiential learning.

“You need to be over 50 (yes we know that’s a bit strange but that is what the funding is for!) and reasonably fit. Living as part of the community, you will be involved in the garden and building projects. If you know a bit about permaculture, building or capentry, food preserving - this might particularly suit you. Get in touch with Maitrisara - if you want to know more about it and are interested.

“Please pass on to anyone you think would be interested (in the right age bracket!!)

With warm wishes

The retreat centre is just visible as the tiny white dot on the plateau in the centre-left of the photograph.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Buddhafield Project

Mumukshu writes from Buddhafield, in Devon UK, with new of a new Buddhafield project in the West Country.  She says -

"Is there anyone out there interested in talking to me, Mumukshu, about starting a new right livelihood venture in Devon?

"We are getting very enthusiastic about the idea of opening an organic vegan/vegetarian cafe, combined with a meditation/yoga/meeting space, in our local town. It would be an interface between the local community and our local buddhafield projects, such as home-grown organic produce, the tree nursery, herbal remedies. There are keen volunteers around, supported core team members and possibly others available full time all very interested in getting involved.

"However we need someone with experience, looking for something to get their teeth into and help get it off the ground. Ideally we would like a Dharmacharini, and it need not necessarily be for ever! Please call me on 07775694619 or 01363 772939 to discuss - or email

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

windhorse:evolution seeks Customer Service Advisor

is a Buddhist inspired wholesale and retail giftware business, which aims to make money to give away to Buddhist and social welfare projects, and to work and trade ethically.

Check their website

They are seeking a Customer Service Advisor

We are looking for a fourth person to join our friendly and dynamic team
Provide excellent customer service by:

• Maintaining positive relationships with customers
• Ensuring order process completed accurately to schedule.
• Resolving queries through investigation with other teams

Skills and experience
• Customer service experience
• Strong communication skills
• Computer literate with competency in Excel, Word, Internet and knowledge of
computer databases - essential

Support or wages
Closing date: 01-05-09
This post carries a Genuine Occupational Requirement to have an understanding of and sympathy for Buddhism as practised in the FWBO, under the terms of the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 as it is an all-Buddhist team at present.

If interested please contact -
Jenny Henderson 01223 868 544,

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Friends Organic, London seeks Shop Team Worker

Friends Organic, the London Buddhist Centre's Health Food shop, seeks a man or woman, preferably Buddhist, to be part of their team.

Priyadaka, their Manager, says - "If you love wholefoods, have a flair for retail and enjoy teamwork we have a place for you; experience will be useful but not necessary as we want someone with the right attitude, an ability to learn and to take initiative.

“I will be asking you to take plenty of responsibility as we are changing and growing rapidly; you will find it lots of fun as we are in exciting times!”

"Please send in your cv and covering letter to, or to Friends Organic, 83 Roman Road, London E2 OQN.

You can also call 0208 980 1843".

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Housekeeper for Rivendell Retreat Centre

The FWBO's
Rivendell Retreat Centre, in the Sussex countryside, UK, requires a Housekeeper.

Tasks to include - General housekeeping, stock ordering, some administration, meeting and greeting retreatants, etc.  The job description may have some flexibility around the successful applicant's particular skills and abilities.

16 hours over two days per week. (Thursday and Friday). Salary approx. £100 per week. Applicants need to be reasonably physically fit and have their own transportation as this is a non-residential position.

Please send a letter of application by 15/3/09 to:

Nagasiddhi, Rivendell, Chillies Lane, High Hurstwood, East Sussex, TN22 4AB.
tel: 01825 732 594.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Windhorse:Evolution seeks Chain Development Manager

Windhorse:Evolution are seeking a Chain Development Manager for thier chain of Evolution shops.

Based in Cambridge
Support or salary (negotiation)

Windhorse:Evolution is looking for a competent Project Manager to organise and oversee the opening of new Evolution shops and carry out projects related to the shops. The role involves working in a Buddhist team based in Cambridge. The team are value driven and have a strong sense of Buddhist ethos.

The job is an interesting and engaging role involving the acquiring of suitable shop properties and the setting up of the shop to Evolution standards.

There is a lot of liaison with property agents, lawyers and shop fit teams. The ideal candidate, as well as being able to participate in the ethos of windhorse:evolution, would have the following skills :-

· Proven Project Management experience
· Good organisation and facilitation skills
· Good communication and liaising skills
· Ability to multi-task
· Good problem solving abilities
· Able to work to deadlines and within financial budgets

Please contact Dharmasiddhi on +44 (0)1223 868583 or by email at for more details

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Friends Organic Health Food shop seeks mananger

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Wild Cherry restaurant in London seeks cook and manager

The Wild Cherry restaurant in London - for many years an integral part of the London Buddhist Centre's 'mandala' of right-livelihood businesses - seeks a Head Cook and Manager.

Click on either of the adverts to read them...

For a copy of the ethos statement, job description, and application form, please contact Subhadramati at the London Buddhist Centre on +44 (0) 208 709 9975 or email her at

All applications should be in by 17th Sept, interview will be held on 19th Sept in London.

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Come Down to Earth in Manchester!

The Earth Café is situated in the Manchester Buddhist Centre and is a team-based Right Livelihood business. It has a team of fourteen full and part time people working their socks off in our ninth year of trading. Manchester is a great place to be and the work is demanding but fun.

To find out more about our cafe check out the website at

We are currently recruiting a 'front of house assistant' . This is a full-time post and involves serving food and drinks to our many lovely customers, clearing tables, washing up, cleaning etc. Training will be provided.

We are looking for a motivated, hard working, reliable, friendly and flexible team member.

Please contact Mokshapriyaas soon as possible - tel 07901816890 or by email.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Three vacancies in Friends Organic

Friends Organic is urgently looking for enthusiastic and friendly people to work in its team-based, right-livelihood business. We are an eco-friendly, organic, vegetarian, wholefood shop, linked to the London Buddhist Centre. We are looking for two full-time team-members and one part-time person (3days a week).

Friends Organic has been around for almost 30 years and has always operated on the basis of Buddhist principles. We would therefore prefer applicants who are Buddhist, as we wish to continue running the business on the same basis.

Please visit our website at: for more information.

Job applicants should contact:
The Manager
Friends Organic,
83 Roman Road,
E2 0QN

Tel. 0208 980 1843

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The LBC at 30: looking for Men and Women of Vision

The LBC's 'Breathing Space' project is under way!'The London Buddhist Centre is the FWBO's largest and most successful Buddhist Centre. It is thirty in November and is currently in the middle of the most exciting phase since its inception. We are improving all six floors of the Centre in a building project costing over £1.5m so that we can reach out to even more people.

We are:

- creating Breathing Space, a 'mindfulness for health' centre
- creating an access from Roman Road - making the centre's work much more visible
- building a new glass-atrium entrance, thereby enlarging our reception and bookshop
- making the centre much more accessible for people with disabilities
- completely refurbishing the community on the top three floors
- providing central heating to both communities above the LBC for the first time.

The new office for the LBC team has recently opened - alongside 'The Sangharakshita Study Room' - providing a beautiful and bright new environment in what was Bhante's flat.

We are looking for men and women of vision and commitment to join us.

Do you want to:

- play your part in an enthusiastic team of Order Members and Mitras trying to realise Bhante's vision?

- teach meditation and Dharma, or learn how to teach?

- lead or support retreats at Vajrasana, our retreat centre?

- learn to teach Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy or other 'mindfulness for health' initiatives.

- help to manage and expand Breathing Space, which is attracting significant funding and media interest (Guardian, The Times, The FT, The BBC, CNN)?

- actively go out to 'hard to reach' groups and help them benefit from the Dharma?

- help run the expanded LBC bookshop?

- work in the women's team at the Wild Cherry restaurant or take part in one of our other businesses, which we are also hoping to expand and revitalise?

- develop new projects and initiatives for Dharma work?

We have places for men on the Centre Team and for men and women in our businesses. We believe that we have a precious opportunity for the LBC to expand and to become a much greater force for good. We need your energy to help make it happen.

Contact us -

Maitreyaraja (020 8709 9984)

or Vidydaka (020 8709 9983) by 30 June.

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