If you are a forward thinking, creative and enthusiastic communicator with a mind for reaching out to others and making connections, this may be a great match for you! Work in a truly unique environment where personal inquiry, cooperation and spiritual exploration are supported and encouraged. This year-round residential work-study opportunity combines meaningful, rewarding work with opportunities for self-growth. Seeking those with a sincere interest and a strong work ethic.
Length of commitment is a minimum six months, preferably longer, depending on mutual fit. We are seeking people who have a sincere interest in Buddhism, exploring work as a path to inner knowledge, and helping to support and expand our retreat center’s outreach through thoughtful words and actions.
Design marketing campaigns to drive awareness of our group and personal retreat offerings.
Create quarterly e-newsletters and occasional promotional e-mail blasts (Vertical Response)
Communicate via phone and e-mail with existing and potential customers.
Manage WordPress website: posting upcoming events, writing monthly blog posts, and editing pages when necessary
Maintain existing social media outlets and expand into new social media territory.
Design and create flyers, print ads, brochures (knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop a plus)
Work in cooperation with retreat/event planner to drive business.
Photographic skills (and your own camera) is a plus!
Support housekeeping staff and kitchen when needed.
May be requested to perform tasks outside of job description when needed.
Experience in the field of marketing and design is a plus, however, we are willing to train the right person with the right attitude.
Computer Savvy. Knowledge of Apple software, WordPress and Adobe products a plus
Good organizational skills. Detail and big picture oriented.
Able to work independently and cooperatively
Fearless, outgoing, optimistic, problem-solver
Intelligent and professional attitude and appearance
Ability to work well with people and take leadership
Emotionally balanced and flexible
Interest in experiencing life within a spiritual community
You will receive:
Free housing (possibility of a roommate)
Free laundry facilities, WI-FI and domestic phone calls.
Free vegetarian meals
Monthly stipend of $150
Free classes in a variety of Buddhist studies, applicable to everyday life: Meditation, Skillful Means (how work can be a path to inner knowledge), Buddhist history and philosophy, and Kum Nye.
Opportunity to engage in an environment where meaningful work and self-development are valued.
Natural beauty and close proximity to hiking trails and the Pacific Ocean.
The support of a caring, actively engaged community that encourages and builds meaningful interpersonal relationships.
Our weekly schedule is rigorous (six days a week) and rewarding! See our Work Study website for details, photos, application, and everything you need to know about living and working at Ratna Ling Retreat Center.
Minimum commitment is six months. No religious affiliation required. Couples are welcome to apply.
Ratna Ling Retreat Center’s mission is to offer education, healing, and spirituality to integrate into everyday life. Guided by the Tibetan Buddhist traditions, we aim to share what is best, most beautiful, and most meaningful in this precious human existence. Our name, "Ratna Ling" means "Land of Treasures". It is Rinpoche’s vision that the precious jewels of the teachings he brought to our country from a land far away, will touch hearts, open minds, and reveal the deep peace within that can be felt while staying in a place of gentle, natural beauty, supported by a spiritual community. Our purpose is to serve humanity by leading others toward wholeness and wellness on the path of Enlightenment. Our resident volunteers practice so that they may become guardians, protectors, and examples of this sacred wholeness and wellness.
Ratna Ling, a non-profit retreat and conference center in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, hosts a community dedicated to serving the mission of preserving Tibetan Buddhist culture and transmitting the Dharma to the West through a wide variety of projects both local and global.