Volunteering at Nalanda
offering service is always fun and meaningful
Offering Service in the South of France
We’re always happy to receive extra help. If you would like to come and offer some of your time and skills, we’d be most grateful.
Offering service at Nalanda is a great opportunity to live in spiritual community, attend teachings and other events in the heart of a Buddhist Monastery where Buddhist teachings are embraced wholeheartedly.
Where help is needed
- Cooking and shopping
- Social Media & Website Design
- Building maintenance (Carpenters, electricians, plumbers)
What's the deal?
Volunteers receive full board with 3 meals a day in return for 5-days work a week, together with the opportunity to attend teachings and pujas.
Minimum term for volunteering is 1 month.
Particularly we always happy to welcome students of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, including those from other FPMT centers, as well as those who make clear that they are seriously considering ordination.
Service as the basis for happiness
In order to obtain the levels of peaceful happiness it is necessary to accumulate a lot of merit. Regarding the lay people who are staying here with us, helping us with all the work we have here at the monastery — all the volunteers here who are helping with the building of the new monastery are working no matter if the weather is cold or hot; they are not stopped by these hardships. They are continuously helping. This is a very amazing way of helping and a very amazing form of accumulating merit. Because what this actually comes down to almost like an offering of one’s own body to the Three Jewels.
And now here in this situation, by doing this kind of offering, doing this kind of work, one is again accumulating great or even greater waves of merit which will form the basis for experiencing happiness in many, many future lives.
– Geshe Jamphel, Abbot of Nalanda Monastery