Learn & Volunteer in a Buddhist Community in Berkeley!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1815 Highland Place2018 Allston Way, Berkeley 947042222 Harold Way,Berkeley 94704Berkeley, CA 94709


Contribute to a Buddhist community through our part-time work practice program.
Commit 6-10 hours per week for 3 months and gain:

  • Awareness of how our work and thought patterns interact
  • An understanding of how work can lead to increased focus, attention, and mental stamina
  • A new perspective on how our work can be for the benefit of all beings

Here’s what volunteering with us could look like:

  • Bookkeeping/ Quickbooks and Donor database entry
  • Cooking meals for other volunteers and retreat participants
  • Community outreach & flyering
  • Sewing prayer flags
  • Administrative duties
  • Research projects
  • Graphic Design
  • Event planning and preparation
To apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxJ94xntL5Cf4sqQWJezs1QNPmqgpachioc2KrvmH7vVoxcg/viewform?usp=sf_link

The Nyingma Mandala is a Buddhist community-based in the United States and rooted in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan Lama Tarthang Tulku founded the community in 1969 in Berkeley, California and continues to lead it today. Since the beginning, the Nyingma community has engaged in many different projects to preserve Tibetan culture, share the Buddhist teachings, and benefit all beings. Our community refers to these projects collectively as a mandala of organizations because each one embodies a specific quality that supports, balances, and enhances the others, as well as the community as a whole. The Nyingma Association of Mandala Organizations (NAMO) is comprised of the following Berkeley-based organizations: Nyingma Institute, Mangalam Center, Dharma College, Tibetan Aid Project, Guna Foundation. NAMO also includes other centers located in rural Sonoma County and worldwide. Work-study students and volunteers have a unique opportunity to engage with the various organizations, sharing their skills, while also gaining an understanding of work as practice.


  • Cooking / Catering
  • Fundraising
  • Graphic Design
  • Bookkeeping
  • Administrative Support
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Three month commitment, 6-10 hrs/week

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