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Volunteers form an important and integral part of Great Dharma Chan Monastery. They help the monastery in many ways, such as maintaining the buildings, cultivating the gardens, working in the kitchen and reception hall, and preparing for ceremonial events.

By generously giving of their time, effort, and talents to support the functions of the monastery, volunteers accumulate blessings, experience the profound joy of helping others, and indirectly play a part in helping the Sangha to propagate the Dharma (Buddhist teachings). It is the bodhisattva way of benefiting oneself while helping others. Moreover, volunteers learn to work harmoniously with others, practice tolerance, patience, and compassion, virtues that are the core of Chan practice, thereby developing the Chan state of mind, further extending and applying it toward everyday life.


To volunteer, please contact the monastery.

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