Summer Internship at DBZ

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Dai Bosatsu Zendo is offering unpaid, self-directed summer internship opportunities in support of its Open Space Program.

Open Space includes guest teachers, artists, and practitioners of yoga, shiatsu, and other bodywork modalities.

Interns will join residents in meditation and chanting; learn traditional methods of preparing guest rooms and laundry; doing temple cleaning; help with vegetarian meals in the monastery’s professional kitchen; work in the monastery’s organic garden and maintain grounds and trails; and perform other tasks related to special skills they may have. Through such work, students gain valuable experience in contemplative practice, hospitality for guest groups, Japanese etiquette and culture, and environmental sustainability.

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons, interns may pursue their independent studies in such areas as identifying rare plants, animals, and birds on the mountain and around the lake; taking notes on the garden and the kitchen; studying the sacred art collection at DBZ; writing; and practicing their own art forms. Dai Bosatsu Zendo is a magical place in every season, but during the summer it is particularly special. The fragrance of flowers, the sparkling lake, the songs of rare birds, rain, and thunder, the warm sun and cool breezes are profoundly refreshing to the spirit. A joyous community forms, including old-timers and those new to the monastery and the practice.

Early application is advised. The application deadline is April 26. Click here for more information and application instructions.

Date: 
Fri, Apr 26, 2019 (All day)
Location: 
Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji
Program fee: 
n/a - internship (unpaid)