Volunteer

The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles is run by volunteersWe rely on the inspiration, energy and talents of many people who share in the work of making Shambhala available in the Los Angeles area and beyond.  This work is part of “creating enlightened society.”

Our current volunteer needs

Our volunteers make it possible for the Los Angeles Shambhala Centers, and our meditation groups across the region to flourish. Volunteering is an important aspect of membership required of all members, as well as an opportunity to practice mindfulness and manifest the principles of enlightened society.  Volunteering is also a way to express appreciation to our lineage and to those who have gone before us.

You don’t have to be a member to volunteer.  There are opportunities for newcomers as well as longtime students to get involved.

Outlined below are some of the ways you can participate in this work and simultaneously deepen your own connection and path.   You are invited to sign up for one or more jobs to volunteer your energy.  Everyone is enriched when you share what you have to offer.

 

Without Prerequisites

EAGLE ROCK

  • Laundry Volunteers. (Wash dish towels and table cloths once or twice a month.)
  • Admin Help Ongoing. (Help out around the center for a few hours a month.)

WESTSIDE/MAR VISTA

  • Ongoing Volunteer Needs
. (Help out around the center).

ORANGE COUNTY

  • Ongoing Volunteer Needs
. (Post Facebook and Yelp events).

 

If you have experience with Graphic & Web Design, Social Media and Programming (WordPress) we’d love your help. Please contact Sara, Communications Director in LA at shambhalainla@gmail.com if you feel inspired to help. This volunteer position is needed at all three Centers.

 

With Prerequisites

EAGLE ROCK

  • Thursday Night Public Program Hosting Ongoing. Prerequisite: Completion of Level III. Having a welcoming presence – a friendly face makes all the difference to people new to Shambhala. Hosts arrive 45 minutes before the program to make sure that the environment is ready. This can include setting out a few light snacks and putting out hot water for tea.

WESTSIDE

  • Wednesday Weekly Dharma Gathering, Hosting Ongoing.Prerequisite: Member of Shambhala Includes opening the center, setting up refreshments and cushions, welcoming people, making announcements at the end of the talk, and cleaning up and closing the center.

 

Volunteer Contacts

Please contact our center to offer your support:
la@shambhala.org
323 255 5472 (Talk to Alice)

 

“Just thinking about how to help others relieves stress, brings joy to our mind, and has fantastic karmic repercussions.  This is how the discipline of the lion enriches the world with the confidence of joy, which expresses itself as the ability to uplift any situation with the question, ‘How can I help?’”
— Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Ruling Your World

 
 
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Albanian
Arabic
Armenian
Azerbaijani
Basque
Belarusian
Bengali
Bosnian
Bulgarian
Catalan
Cebuano
Chichewa
Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Esperanto
Estonian
Filipino
Finnish
French
Galician
Georgian
German
Greek
Gujarati
Haitian Creole
Hausa
Hebrew
Hindi
Hmong
Hungarian
Icelandic
Igbo
Indonesian
Irish
Italian
Japanese
Javanese
Kannada
Kazakh
Khmer
Korean
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Latin
Latvian
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Malagasy
Malay
Malayalam
Maltese
Maori
Marathi
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Norwegian
Persian
Polish
Portuguese
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Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Sesotho
Sinhala
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Slovenian
Somali
Spanish
Sundanese
Swahili
Swedish
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