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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Volunteer opportunity in Taiwan

Posted by Christian Shearer over 12 years ago

A great place in taiwan needs permaculture volunteers. They can pay your room and board.

Ananda Suruci

Permaculture volunteers needed at ashram in southern taiwan


Hi all.  I am teaching a dpc at an ashram in southern Taiwan right now.  Very beautiful place,and very nice people. The place functions as a fasting retreat center, and now also permaculture courses. they have about 15 acres, including a young food forest, a large kitchen garden, and a great water system that was designed by one of the long termers here (after taking a Geoff Lawton PDC). It includes multiple ponds, and overflows into swales, etc.

The people and atmosphere are great here. Perfect place to come get some solid permaculture experience, as well as have some time for personal practice, though that is in no way mandatory. The people running the place mentioned that volunteers can stay here as long as they like, full room and board paid for. And the right permaculturalist, with experience and enthusiasm, may even be able to get a stipend for their time here.

Please if any of you are interested, contact the e-mail address below. Much encouraged.

christian shearer

Volunteering in Ananda Suruci

The activities at Ananda Suruci are diverse and any expertise in different fields is welcome. As we like to implement permaculture principles we are looking especially for qualified permaculturists who could help us with this. The volunteers work about 6 hours per day, in return for food and accommodation. We generally work Monday to Saturday and have Sundays off. Volunteers can stay from a few days to several months. The project is supervised by a yogic monk who has dedicated his life to self-realization and service to humanity. He teaches yoga and meditation and besides this works as a missionary of Ananda Marga to serve the community where needed.

Accommodation: There are two converted containers with 2 rooms each and attached bathrooms for up to 4 volunteers.

Food: Our food is taken collectively and is lacto-vegetarian (vegan is possible too). We don´t eat onion, garlic and mushrooms.

When to come: We can receive volunteers the whole year around. Just let us know ahead when you want to come.

Additional comments: We are open for anyone interested to work in a spiritual environment, and expect that you will respect our spiritual norms and values during your stay. Smoking and drinking alcohol are not allowed.

Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering at Ananda Suruci.


info (at) anandasuruci.org

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My Permaculture Qualifications
Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Christopher Shanks
Location: Panya Project, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Date: Nov 2007
Other course unverified
Harvesting Water
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Brad Lancaster
Location: The Farm, Tennessee
Date: Sep 2009
Pri verified
PDC course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Panya Project, Thailand
Date: Nov 2006
Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Ethan Roland
Location: Panya Project, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Date: Jun 2007
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