Meditation in Reading and the Thames Valley


Help build world peace by volunteering at Kadampa Meditation Centre Reading – make friends, learn new skills and use your free time in a meaningful way. Give half an hour, half a day, come on a working holiday or even move in …

Working Visits

A great way to experience life at the Centre is to come on a working visit. In exchange for 35 hours work, usually spread over five days, you receive:

  • Seven days free dormitory accommodation;
  • Three vegetarian meals a day;
  • A unique opportunity to meet and work alongside members of KMC Reading’s community and to find out more about the Buddhist way of life;
  • Free attendance at any classes or courses running at the Centre during your stay.

The work you do could be anything: building, gardening, decorating, cooking or cleaning; working in the office or sewing room, — there’s always plenty to do! Kadampa Meditation Centre Reading is run by volunteers, and whether you are skilled or not, so long as you’re enthusiastic your help will make a big contribution to the Centre’s work to benefit all living beings. So if you would like to try a working holiday with a difference, please contact us to apply!

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