Who can volunteer?
Anyone who is interested can volunteer. Special skills or experience are not required. Many of our volunteer opportunities can be done anyone without training, or minimal training. Many volunteers do find however that their skills increase through helping the Center. The special skills that you would like to share are worth mentioning, as this would be a wonderful way to benefit the Dharma community.
Frequently Asked Questions
Mahakankala Buddhist Center approaches training the mind following the teachings of the New Kadampa Tradition, which present the practice of Buddhist meditation to the world in a manner that is modern and practical. We offer many courses and study programs for all levels of practitioners, ranging from people who just wish to learn about meditation through to those who wish to engage in in-depth study and practice of the Buddhist path to enlightenment.
The time you contribute is incredibly meaningful and will contribute to the spreading of Buddha’s teachings in Santa Barbara and surrounding areas. This means you will be helping others learn the true causes of happiness and how to attain it!
“Thank you for your interest in helping to spread Buddha’s teachings throughout the New York area. If we think clearly we shall realize that all our present and future happiness depends upon our cherishing others.” —-Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso