selfless serviceGrounding in Holistic Lifestyle
The Serve-Study Program is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the wellness and transformational environment of the Sanctuary for several weeks to several months while you contribute to a retreat center about wellbeing and empowering people’s best life.
We are very grateful to the friends, guests, and community that have volunteered and lent so much assistance over the years. From the depth of our hearts, thank you!
What Is the
The Serve-Study Program is an opportunity to live at the Sanctuary and enjoy the benefits of holistic wellness and a meditative lifestyle. Participants are housed on the Sanctuary grounds and meditate, participate in retreat activities, serve and dine with the community. You will find that the program is a powerful means to actualize subtler levels of holistic awareness that continue to unfold positive growth in your life long after you have returned home.
Service is for approximately seven hours per day, five days a week. Also, you can continue working remotely on your job or business in addition to doing service. If this is of interest to you, we can discuss creating a schedule that includes some time to focus on your work or career.
Service may be helping with indoor or outdoor tasks depending upon your capacities, skills, background, preferences, and the needs of the Sanctuary. You’ll also be part of daily upkeep as we act as stewards of this beautiful retreat. Depending on your weekly service, you can also join retreat activities like yoga, NIA Dance and Tai Chi.
You can spend the remaining time in a subjective, contemplative focus such as enjoying the grounds and nature walks, an academic or artistic project, reading, writing, spiritual/philosophical studies, or another similar interest to be determined in coordination with the staff. Serve-Study Programs can range from one month to six or more months.
Sample Daily Schedule
|8:30am – 9:00am||Breakfast|
|9:15am – 12:15pm||Morning service|
|12:30pm – 1:00pm||Lunch|
|1:00pm – 1:30pm||Break|
|1:30pm – 5:15pm||Afternoon service|
|5:30pm – 6:30pm||Meditation|
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For more information or to apply for a Serve-Study Program, please send us a message. Thank you.