Stewarding Opportunities

As restrictions lift, we are taking steward applications.

We have an opportunity at Sati Saraniya Hermitage for a volunteer resident steward who has:
• a regular Dhamma practice
• experience in spiritual community
• a wish to deepen their practice by serving in a monastic setting
• time to make a 3 month commitment or longer.

A steward at Sati Saraniya Hermitage observes the Eight Precepts and follows the daily schedule of meditation and pujas. There are ample opportunities for individual meditation practice.

Duties of a resident steward include:

  • preparing and offering meals
  • caring for and managing the kitchen
  • indoor and outdoor work including cleaning, gardening and property maintenance
  • assisting with office tasks

If you would like to inquire about joining us as a steward, please fill in the Request to Stay form on our website and include the following information:
• Why do you feel you are a suitable candidate,
• What motivates you to volunteer as a steward in a Buddhist monastery, and
• If you have any previous experience living in or staying in a monastic community, give details, and
• What is your current living situation?