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At Odiyan we are participating in the preservation of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for the benefit of all humanity, merging this with the opportunity to develop our inner potential.  The way of life focuses on dedication to meaningful work and utilizes work and daily life as a vehicle of self-knowledge.

Practical Skills

Learning at Odiyan means acquiring and sharing practical skills: flower and vegetable gardening, landscaping, all forms of construction and the trades (plumbing, electrical, HVAC), use of tools and small machinery,  metal and wood work, vegetarian cooking, food preservation and baking.  You will also participate in sacred art production such as stupa construction, tsa-tsa molding, fabric arts, metal statuary casting, Buddhist text production and temple construction.

Volunteers with longer residency (over six months) become  involved in resource and project management, project planning and implementation, budgeting and crew training.

Inner Growth

You may choose from various opportunities for study, reflection and meditation: 

See Odiyan Classes, Study and Practice 2019 PDF





We would like to hear from you! Send us a message using form below with your questions, interests or anything else. If you are interested in applying, send your resume and photo to volunteer@odiyan.org