[cs_content][cs_section bg_image=”http://www.bodhikusuma.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Bodhikusuma-10th-589.jpg” parallax=”false” class=”cs-ta-center” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” class=”cs-ta-center” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_gap size=”400px”][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_blockquote cite=”” type=”center”]Bodhikusuma Buddhist Center and associated forest monastery, Bodhisaddha, need people to look after them if they are to serve as places of refuge and practice. By lending a hand, you’ll benefit others, develop new skills, and make a few new friends in the process![/x_blockquote][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section bg_color=”hsl(284, 53%, 19%)” parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 10% 0px;color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.5);”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″ accent=”false” class=”man” style=”font-size: 2.5em;color: #fff;”]Helping at Bodhikusuma[/x_custom_headline][cs_text style=”margin: 0.5em 0 2em;font-size: 1.5em;”]

Looking after a centre requires people to come help look after the place.

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Cooking

Make some new friends and learn some new recipes as you help prepare food for special events and fundraisers.

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Looking after the place

Help keep Bodhikusuma a tidy and beautiful place of refuge in the heart of Sydney by helping clean and look after the facilities.

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Fundraising

Join Bodhikusuma’s diverse community in raising essential funds through bake sales, raffles, and other fun events around Sydney.

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Mentors

Help the next generation of Buddhists grow by helping teach and direct activities at Bodhikusuma’s Sunday School.

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Located at 295 Wilton Road, Wilton is a forest monastery that has a lot of lands. Help maintain the grounds and support resident monks to preserve it as a place of retreat.

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Gardening

Get some fresh air and spend a morning caring for the beautiful garden that other faithful have planted at the monastery.

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Drivers

Spend some quality time with resident monks and senior teachers by volunteering to help drive for the monastery.

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Building

Help create the facilities that will allow the monastery to serve as a places of practice for monks, families, and practitioners.

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Other skills

If you have other speciality skills that you think you can help the monastery with, feel free to contact us.

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Winnie

 

“I feel so grateful that I have a place where I can practice, and also feel a part of too”

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Volunteer since 2006

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Melyssa

 

“I can still remember when we were helping out at the old Bodhikusuma”

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Volunteer since 2002

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Cynthia

 
“I’ve really seen the benefit I get when I think of how I can help others”

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Volunteer since 2007

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Lane

 

“You meet great friends who help your Buddhist practice”

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Volunteer since 2005

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Although the practice tends to focus on meditation, one of its foundations is the compassion and self-sacrifice that one does in order to help others. This creates a positive mind state and inner happiness that one takes and uses to develop their meditation practice.

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An article from Time Magazine shows that research validates that people who volunteer have improved mental health and well-being, especially when they do so after 40 years of age. See the article here and also another article from the American Psycological Association here.

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Coming to a place where people are bonded by the idea of serving and helping other’s spiritual and mental well-being is a wholesome environment to be. Whoever you meet you are bond to gain some good friends and precious memories.

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The Bodhikusuma Volunteers know how to sacrifice and help out, but also how to have a bit of fun and a laugh as well.

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