Odiyan Retreat Center

Ancient Sacred Stupas in Clay


Attention Ceramic Artists!

Embark on a Unique Artistic Odyssey

Craft 186 Ancient Stupas

Are you driven by the creation of exquisite, meaningful art?

Stupas are Buddhist sacred monuments that represent and activate harmonious and healing forces in the world. This is a monumental project sculpting, molding, building and firing in red terracotta clay. The stupas are inspired by styles and traditional forms from a great span Buddhist eras and regions around the world. 

We invite ceramic artists to partake in a remarkable endeavor. The Stupas will surround one of the world’s most beautiful living mandalas. This large-scale project not only promises to be personally rewarding but also allows you to channel your artistic finesse into creating something extraordinary and historic.

Work-Study in Action  Join this unique Buddhist sacred art project which includes a program of Buddhist study and practice, mantra and more.

Your work with the Clay Stupas will include the following:

  • Broad instruction in Buddhist art and architecture
  • Comfortable accommodation and nutritious meals
  • A monthly stipend of $200/$300 after one year

Entry dates available until June 15, 2024.

Program length: The minimum commitment is 6 months, with possibility of extending into 2025.

Contact Us now for more details and the Application.

Saturdays with a Purpose:

Beyond your contribution to making the stupas, your Saturdays will involve a harmonious blend of responsibilities, from lending a hand in the kitchen to nurturing our vibrant gardens and cherished animals. Find fulfillment in diverse tasks that nourish both the environment and the soul.

Interested or have questions?

To express your interest,  please use our ‘ Contact Us’ form. We will get back to you right away. 

Join Us in Crafting History.

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