Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dhanakosa retreat centre seeks Kitchen Manager

Nayaka writes from Dhanakosa Retreat Centre (www.dhanakosa.com) to say -

We have a vacancy on our full time residential team for a Kitchen Manager. As Kitchen Manager you will be responsible for managing all aspects of the kitchens, food store and food ordering. You will manage, develop and train a pool of volunteer cooks and be responsible of maintaining kitchen standards according to Cook Safe. You will maintain food quality standards in the kitchen, and of course cook! You will be expected to be confident cooking for up to about 30, for a week at a time. The Kitchen Manager is also expected to provide cover and support for the Housekeeper, particularly on changeover days (normally Fridays).

We are looking for someone who is:

• A confident cook
• Able to work within systems, and support others to do so
• Can build and maintain working relationships with volunteers
• Interested in living and working as part of a Buddhist team in a retreat centre setting

Dhanakosa is situated in the southern part of the Scottish Highlands on the banks of Loch Voil in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. It is one and a half hours by car from Glasgow and Edinburgh. See our web site www.dhanakosa.com for more information about us.

Dhanakosa offers a comprehensive support package, as well as the opportunity to live, work and practice in the outstandingly beautiful environment of Balquhidder Glen. You will also be living and working as part of a community with a clear commitment to making work an effective spiritual practice.

Applications are invited from both men and women. We are particularly interested in hearing from people with a clear commitment to developing their practice in the context of the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order.

Closing date 8th Jan 2010 (for interviews mid January)

For further information and an application form please contact:
Nayaka on +44 (0) 1877 384 213 or nayaka@dhanakosa.org

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Buddhafield Cafe seeks summer volunteers

The Buddhafield cafe seeks summer volunteers - click for high- resolution copy...

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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 subhadramati@lbc.org.uk.

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

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Padmaloka Job Opportunity

Padmaloka Retreat Centre in Norfolk, UK, is looking for a man to join the community and
to work as the chef.

This is a great opportunity to live as part of a thriving men's community helping to create an inspiring place for people to learn and practise the Dharma.

Padmaloka offers a full support package including 8 weeks per year annual leave.

Essential Requirements
1. Ordained or have requested ordination into the Western Buddhist Order.
2. Good level of fitness.
3. Able to work well in a team.
4. Able to work patiently with people attending retreats.
5. Flexible, friendly, reliable, organised, hard-working, self-motivated.

Preferred Requirements
1. Cheffing experience.
2. Kitchen Management Skills
3. Have attended retreats at Padmaloka in the past and are already on
friendly terms with members of the Padmaloka community.
4. Experience of FWBO community life.
5. Experience of FWBO team based work.

All enquiries please contact Samudradaka on chairman@padmaloka.org.uk or 07952 253170

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Opportunity to live and work at Vajraloka

Vajraloka Needs a New Team Member

Balajit from Vajraloka Meditation Centre says:

"We are looking for a man to come and join the team at Vajraloka, in the hills of North Wales. Founded in 1979, Vajraloka is one of the foremost meditation retreat centres in the UK and is the FWBO's main meditation retreat centre. The focus at Vajraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre is one of meditation teaching and practice with the aim of awakening to the true nature of things, the ultimate goal of Buddhism

"Whilst the main focus of the role is to cook on most of the retreats we run, you would also be involved more generally with the smooth running of Vajraloka. Ideally we are looking for someone with some cooking experience, though if necessary training can be given. We can offer a full support package with plenty of time too for personal practice".

For further information please contact Balajit on 01490 460406 or by email. For more information about Vajraloka see

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