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For Day Visitors at Winter Retreat

posted Dec 28, 2019, 6:01 AM by Ayya Sobhana   [ updated Dec 28, 2019, 6:55 AM ]

Participate in our 12 week retreat, January 5 - March 31, 2020

 Service Opportunities for Day Visitors at Dhammadharini Monastery In Penngrove:

  • Weekly grocery shopping

  • Offer a meal, whether prepared at home or in the monastery kitchen. Each day when food is offered can be a day of seclusion for the resident kitchen manager.

  • On-call to help where needed with errands and transportation [because things happen]. We hope for a roster of several friends

  • Help with mindful cleaning from 12 noon - 1:30 daily

At Aranya Bodhi Hermitage on the Sonoma Coast:

  • Cutting firewood and delivering to kutis — PRE-retreat (before Jan 12]

  • Bring weekly grocery from a shopping list provided. Sign up for one time, once a month or more often.  Financial reimbursement for groceries is offered by our support foundation and donors.

  • Taking propane tanks to town for refill — every 2 weeks.

  • Taking trash to the waste facility — every 2 weeks.

  • Bringing pre-cooked meals for around six people to be frozen and used later.

  • Being On-call to help where needed with errands and transportation or heavy lifting tasks like a downed tree [because things happen]. We hope for a roster of several friends.

Financial reimbursement for groceries and ongoing expenses is offered by donors through our support foundation.  They appreciate your hands-on help to deliver the vital requisites.


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