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Summer Volunteering at SMC

Summer is a beautiful and exciting time at Shambala Mountain Center. Wildflowers are in bloom, the aspens are bursting with golden green leaves, and the land is thriving with a wide variety of programs.  It is also the season when people come from around world to volunteer their skills and enjoy the enriching experience of being in contemplative community. Living in furnished, canvas tents nestled in the mountainside, you are immersed in the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Each morning is a verdant walk among the fragrant pines to a hardy breakfast and then group meditation, where the community comes together to practice their commitment to mindfulness. From this nourishing foundation, the work day begins and volunteers assist in one of the SMC’s numerous departments—from marketing and programs, to cooking in the kitchen and working with the land—to name but a few. At noon, there is another opportunity to meditate before a delicious lunch and then again before dinner. Evenings can be spent enjoying a dharma talk, sitting around a campfire, or watching the sun …

Summer Set-Up Volunteer Program: Pitch Some Tents, Open Your Heart

By Travis Newbill Summer set-up is our annual, six week volunteer program which provides folks of all sorts an opportunity to spend time together on the magical land of Shambhala Mountain–practicing meditation, working, and participating in a variety of community activities. It’s a time when friendships are formed and insights arise as to who we are and what we’re doing. It’s a time for growth, reflection, and contributing to something larger than any individual. We hope that the video below may offer a glimpse into what a powerful experience Summer Set-up may be for people, and we warmly invite you to consider participating. To learn more about the program, and to apply (deadline is May 1), CLICK HERE