Odiyan Retreat Center


Individual artists invited for major architectural clay project at Odiyan. This project will run all through 2022, and beyond.

Join our team of sculptors and other volunteers on a unique sacred art project. Help create large Buddhist symbols. In this rare and noble endeavor, our artist residents are hand-building nearly 200 stupas, each measuring 32 inches across at the base and 4 to 7 ft in height, from hundreds of pounds of red clay. This sacred art project is being installed on site within the mandala of Odiyan.

The stupas (sacred architecture) are built in clay, then fired and installed. If you are strong in body, good with your hands in using tools and creating objects, you will be delighted to participate in this Buddhist art project. Some experience in sculpting and working with clay is preferred, but not required.

Includes room and board, stipend, acquiring new skills, opportunities to participate in Buddhist practices and study.

All new residents must be fully vaccinated, including the first booster recommended in 2021. The current 2nd booster (2022) is not required.

Interested or have questions?

Odiyan Volunteer Office