Serve with us

Are you interested in using service as a spiritual practice?

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Do you want to renew, refresh and delve deeper into you personal spiritual practice and studies? Just looking to “give-back” and support the international DMRC community of retreaters and spiritual practitioners?  

Serve with DMRC.  The natural peace of our remote desert setting makes DMRC an excellent base for focusing on your spiritual path.   The night sky is brilliant and crystal clear as if you could touch the stars.  Come for a weekend, a week, a month or longer, or apply to one of our formal Service Programs.  

We offer 3 Formal Service Programs.  

Choose the one that suites You:

  • “Live the Life of Service” – 1 month Volunteer program
  • “Life of Service Immersion” – 2 week Serve & Study program
  • “DMRC Lam Rim Serve & Study” – 2-4 week Volunteer program

To serve Diamond Mountain outside of our formal Service Programs, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator directly at:

“Live the Life of Service”

Duration: 1 monthtsunche1

Dates: Offered on an ongoing basis

Open to:Anyone who is spiritually curious or spiritually committed, especially those with a self-motivated practice of meditation, yoga, study and service.  Flexibility, reliability, integrity and enthusiasm are qualities we look for in volunteers.

Benefits:

  • Explore the practice of service and learn to transform work into a spiritual path.
  • Deepen your knowledge and practice of meditation, yoga and a spiritual life in general.
  • Receive the support and inspiration of living in a community of like-minded practitioners.
  • Serve the DMRC community 30 hours weekly in the areas of hospitality and cleaning, maintenance, landscaping, cooking or special event-based projects.
  • Cultivate lasting friendships with fellow volunteers and DMRC staff members.
  • Ample silence and personal space to get quiet, reflect and rejuvenate your practice.
  • Live in rhythm with nature.
  • Weekends are free to pursue your interests.

We provide:

  • Simple accommodations.
  • Ample space to practice your daily yoga and meditation.
  • Meditation, Yoga and Dharma instruction upon request.
  • Modest food stipend to cover grocery staples to cook in your own kitchen is available to US citizens.
  • Transportation to and from Tucson Airport if needed.

Ready to join our team? Deepen your spiritual practice while helping to make retreat a reality for everyone.  Apply HERE.

“Life of Service Immersion”

Duration: 2 weeksserve3

2017 Dates: January 15-29, 2017;  March 5-19**; May 14-28, 2017; September 10-24, 2017  & November 5-19 2017.

Open to:Anyone who is spiritually curious or spiritually committed, especially those who prefer more guidance with their studies and practices.  Flexibility, reliability, integrity and enthusiasm are qualities we look for in volunteers.

Benefits:

  • Explore the practice of service and learn to transform work into a spiritual path.
  • Deepen your knowledge and practice of meditation, yoga and a spiritual life in general.
  • Receive the support and inspiration of living in a community of like-minded practitioners.
  • Serve the DMRC community 30 hours weekly in the areas of hospitality and cleaning, maintenance, landscaping, cooking or special event-based projects.
  • Cultivate lasting friendships with fellow participants and DMRC staff members.
  • Silence and personal space to get quiet, reflect and rejuvenate your practice.

We provide:

  • Simple accommodations.
  • 2 weekly meditation classes weekly.
  • 2 weekly yoga classes.
  • 1 full ACI course.
  • Ample space to practice your daily yoga and meditation.
  • Discount transportation to and from Tucson Airport if needed.

For more information and to register, visit our “Life of Service Immersion” page HERE.

**While our March program will not include a full ACI course, in the service module you will have the opportunity to help us implement 2 new Permaculture projects; Permaculture Landscaping at Cottage 21 and a Memorial Garden in the Lower Campus.


“DMRC Lam Rim Serve & Study” 

Duration: 2-4 weeks unnamed

Dates: Offered twice yearly, prior to October and April “Lam Rim: Steps to Enlightenment” 10-day Retreat

Positions Available: 10 ^^

Open to: Anyone who is spiritually curious or spiritually committed  

Benefits:

  • Explore the practice of service and learn to transform work into a spiritual path.
  • Deepen your knowledge and practice of meditation, yoga and a spiritual life in general.
  • Receive the support and inspiration of living in a community of like-minded practitioners.
  • Serve the DMRC community 30 hours weekly in the areas of hospitality and cleaning, maintenance, landscaping, cooking or special event-based projects.
  • Cultivate lasting friendships with fellow volunteers and DMRC staff members.
  • Ample silence and personal space to get quiet, reflect and rejuvenate your practice.
  • Live in rhythm with nature.
  • Weekends are free to pursue your interests.

We provide:

  • Simple accommodations.
  • Ample space to practice your daily yoga and meditation.
  • Meditation, yoga and dharma instruction upon request.
  • Serve for 3 weeks or more and attend the ACI “Lam Rim: Steps to Enlightenment” 10-day Retreat for FREE!
  • Serve for 2 weeks and attend the ACI”Lam Rim: Steps to Enlightenment” 10-day Retreat for  $250.
  • Transportation to and from Tucson Airport if needed.

For more information and to apply, visit the Fall 2017 “DMRC Lam Rim Serve & Study” page HERE.

^^ At this time we are only able to accept up to 10 applicants in the “DMRC Lam Rim Serve & Study” Program.  To fund, or help fund, additional DMRC Serve & Study applicants, click HERE . (In the “Notes” or “Description” field please indicate: “DMRC Serve & Study Sponsor”)

 

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Bear Medicine WheelPlease note:

DMRC is 45 minutes from the nearest grocery store (Willcox, AZ) and two hours from Tucson. If you don’t have transportation, we will provide a trip to Willcox every two weeks for food and supplies.

Whether you will be working with us on out door or indoor projects, please note that temperatures vary an average of 20-30 degrees from sunrise to sunset so please bring layers and appropriate seasonal clothing. Please explore the “Visit Us” section of our website for more information.