We are taking applications for a Kitchen Steward and backup applications for a Maintenance Steward.
One new Kitchen Steward position is now open. As winter is coming, the ideal candidate would be able to commit to a longer time of service. Normally we ask for a 3 month commitment. We would like to find someone who can stay 4 months or longer, if possible.
If you are interested in this very special opportunity to serve the Birken community, please see our Resident Stewardships webpage for more information and instructions on how to apply.
In non-Buddhist countries, remote monasteries like Birken depend on the voluntary help of long-term Resident Lay Stewards. Stewards live at the monastery full-time and volunteer their services free of charge. This is an excellent opportunity for practitioners who are looking for a simple life devoted to the Buddha’s teachings, meditation and meritorious acts of service to the Sangha, to dwell in the company of like-minded individuals who are also committed to these ideals.
We look forward to welcoming you to Birken.