Programs Manager at Tibetan Buddhist Publishing House
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Ratna Ling Buddhist Retreat Center
35755 Hauser Bridge Road
We are looking for an enthusiastic Programs Manager to live and work in a Tibetan Buddhist community in rural Sonoma, County, California. Dharma Publishing offers individuals opportunities to develop awareness, concentration and professional skills while engaging in a purpose that transcends personal gain. The clarity of this purpose has been a major factor in Dharma Publishing’s growth and development. Working with others who appreciate the value of preserving and transmitting the teachings of enlightenment fosters an environment that supports compassion, integrity, and cooperation and encourages success.
This job will require and strengthen knowledge of warehouse logistics, invoicing, problem-solving, stamina, and time management.
Tasks will include:
- Working directly with the Director to establish strategies and goals for upcoming projects
- Advertise and market retreats, webinars and online products to prepare for launch
- Distribute e-mails using Mail Chimp to inform past and future students about webinars and retreats
- Create links in Wordpress to distribute downloads of products that customers have purchased through programs
- Respond quickly to customer questions, process credit card payments and create invoices
As a volunteer on the Ratna Ling property you will receive:
- Living allowance of $150 per month.
- Housing in modern cabins (2 person occupancy) with a private bath, outdoor deck and gas fireplace.
- Free laundry facilities, WI-FI and domestic phone calls.
- Delicious vegetarian meals prepared six days per week
- Evening classes covering a variety of Buddhist studies; some guided, some are considered self-study with materials provided
- Opportunity to engage in an environment where meaningful work and self-development are valued.
- Clean, fresh air, wide open spaces, natural beauty, close proximity to hiking trails and the Pacific Ocean.
-The support of a caring, actively engaged community that encourages and builds meaningful interpersonal relationships.
As part of our program, volunteers have the opportunity to participate in classes related to Buddhist practice and study in the areas of Skillful Means (how work can be a path to inner knowledge), Kum Nye (a style of Tibetan yogic practices), Buddhist history and philosophy, Meditation and more. Some classes are guided, others are considered self-study, with materials provided.
We are seeking people who have an interest in exploring work as a path to inner freedom. Our weekly schedule is rigorous (6 days a week) and rewarding!