Lend a helping hand
The Dharma Centre is a community run centre and retreatants who come to do retreat at the Dharma Centre are expected to do up to one hour of karma yoga (volunteer work) each day during their time here. In order to keep retreat fees down, the Centre maintains a very minimal staff. As such, the karma yoga that retreatants perform while here greatly contributes to the smooth and effective functioning of the Dharma Centre and to a positive experience for all retreatants.
In most cases, karma yoga involves cleaning up after meals or cleaning up common spaces around the property. These tasks are assigned by the Administrator or course coordinator and posted on a schedule in our Main House foyer. However, we ask that retreatants adopt a ‘leave no trace’ practice while they are here and be mindful of tidying up after themselves and wherever they see an opportunity to improve upon the cleanliness of a space.