Working Here

Ratna Ling residential volunteers work in one of three organizations on our property:

  • Ratna Ling Retreat Center
  • Yeshe De Text Preservation Project
  • Dharma Publishing

Wherever the work placement, our volunteers learn valuable job and life skills. Each organization teaches us how to put Buddhist principles and teachings into practice. They also all present great opportunities for obtaining job training in a variety of resume building work skills.

Ratna Ling volunteers study and practice Skillful Means as a practical guide for turning work into “work practice”; using work as an opportunity to train our minds and gain deeper insights. As part of the Ratna Ling Work Study program, students meet once a week after work to explore the book in which these teachings are given: Skillful Means .

Practicing throughout the week, each individual is given countless opportunities during their regular work day to cultivate greater self-knowledge and use the insight and experience of their practice to make positive changes in their work and life

We welcome new volunteers for all three organizations all year round!