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Hiking Trail building-learn how! Buddhist Retreat Center

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ORGANIZATION: DIAMOND MOUNTAIN

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Learn the craft of building world-class hiking trails from an expert trail builder. Note: this is not actually a virtual opportunity, but it was the only way to let people know about the opportunity on Volunteermatch! thank you.
Spend your days outside in the beautiful Chiricahua Mountain foothills in Arizona learning from professional trail builder Joe Gonzales.
Joe brings his 17 years of experience constructing hiking trails around the United States (with the National Park Service at Saguaro National Park, Coronado National Memorial, and the Oregon Pipe Cactus National Monument).
Learn and build hiking trails with an expert guide in the Chiricahua mountains (South Eastern Arizona, USA). This work will be outdoors and very physical in nature. Volunteers must be ready to protect themselves from the natural elements (sun!) and arrive with long pants and sturdy boots or hiking shoes. We provide work gloves.
We have spaces where you can park your RV/Van and camping spaces also (we can provide tents and bedding).
Bathhouses with showers for men/women and a community kitchen to store and prepare food. We provide breakfast food and volunteers are responsible for providing their own food/preparation for other meals. We provide rides to the grocery stores weekly.
We invite you to participate in the numerous activities happening here at the center. Yoga, meditation, Tibetan language instruction, Buddhist philosophy classes, dharma discussions, and excursions for fun!
We will begin each day with a group meeting to go over safety protocol, check-in with each other, and gather tools. We will hit the trail (Pilgrimage Path) by 8 am each day for our 5-hour shifts, 5 days a week (Sun-Thur).
Optional activities include daily guided meditation, weekly yoga classes, and Buddhist teachings weekly. Bring your musical instrument if you have one! Chiricahua Natl. Monument, Ft. Bowie, and Sand Dunes Hot Springs are also nearby for excursions off the land.
While it is not necessary to be Buddhist to serve at Diamond Mountain (we welcome everyone!) we do have several requirements that we ask our volunteers to adhere to:

Protect all life
Protect others’ property
Respect others’ relationships
Speak truthfully
Speak to bring others together
Speak and act kindly
No intoxicants while on the land
Use DM resources (water, power, phones, computers, cooking facilities, offices, housing, etc.) safely and responsibly, and in a courteous, hospitable manner
Keep quiet times respectfully in all DM locations

1 Shift

  • 07:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    We start early during the warmest months (May-Aug). Start time goes to 8am colder months.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About DIAMOND MOUNTAIN

Location:

3209 S OLD FORT BOWIE RD, BOWIE, AZ 85605, US

Mission Statement

Diamond Mountain Retreat Center was registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2001 and has operated since then to provide a center for learning and self-exploration. At Diamond Mountain, we are experts in the art, and even the science, of personal retreat. We are part of a 1000-year-old Buddhist lineage, A spiritual tradition that has used retreat as an essential practice for deepening self-understanding, perfecting concentration, and maximizing creative realization.

Description

Since 2003, we’ve provided instruction in a wide array of spiritual subjects and practices. Most have been Buddhist based. But we have also hosted classes in mindfulness meditation, yoga spiritual philosophy and practice, Christianity, as well as a series of secular classes in business ethics.

We spent many weeks learning the practice of personal retreat from newly translated Buddhist and yogic commentaries, as well as from instructors who had themselves previously engaged in multi-day and multi-year retreats. We believe our instruction to be one of the most complete and detailed ever given on the subject.

CAUSE AREAS

Environment
Health & Medicine
Sports & Recreation
Environment, Health & Medicine, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Landscaping
  • Horticulture
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • One week up to four weeks (if you are interested in a longer stay we can talk!)

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