Working Here

Be part of the Dorje Denma Ling Core Community

We are at an exciting juncture of development and are looking for core staff members, who

… are dedicated practitioners,

… want to serve and help manifest enlightened society,

… enjoy taking a professional approach to their responsibilities,

… dare to contribute to an awake learning culture of caring, and kindness.

Dorje Denma Ling is here to foster a culture of basic goodness, an awake, courageous, caring society. Staff and interns can enjoy a 24/7 practice and learning environment that extends into all aspects of life, community, and work. Dorje Denma Ling performs a vital role in the training and development of practitioners inspired to genuinely help transform society.

Life at a practice centre has three components:

1. Personal practice and education path

2. Community as a practice, and Shambhala cultural development

3. Professional and vocational service, training and experience

Staff and interns will gain experience, skills and knowledge in all three components, which are valuable for their future engagements in work, community and in their personal live. Come work, practice and study at Dorje Denma Ling. Our daily schedule includes 2 hours of practice a day, a 6-hour work day, evenings free for study or social events, one nyinthun per month and two days off per week (program schedule permitting). Core Community members receive room and board plus a monthly stipend. Generally, a minimum one-year commitment is requested for core community positions. A two-year commitment is requested for department head positions.

We are currently accepting applications for the following core staff positions:

And we are seeking  Volunteers in the following departments:

If the skills you are hoping to offer are not included in this list, please feel welcome to begin a conversation with us anyway- there may be ways we can still accommodate you. Please submit applications or questions to personnel@dorjedenmaling.com, or call (902) 657 9085 x 21.