Community Positions Available

The following positions are currently accepting applicants:


Halifax Shambhala Center Executive Director Search


We are looking for a courageous individual who is inspired to be the Executive Director of the Halifax Shambhala Center. This is a unique opportunity for a warrior to manifest their equanimity and fearlessness in support of our community.





Milk Lake Shambhala Retreat Centre Awaits New Directors

Milk Lake Shambhala Retreat Centre

If you are a couple who enjoy caring for others, a sacred environment, and the Shambhala teachings, you may find yourself the next Directors of Milk Lake Shambhala Retreat Centre.

Located in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Lunenburg County, Milk Lake hosts three well-appointed cabins and a lovely director’s house in a rural atmosphere rich in natural beauty.

Your new positions could begin as soon as January 15, 2019. A description of qualifications and benefits is available here. Applications will be accepted until December 14. Send letters of inquiry to



Karmê Chöling

Director of Facilities Services Operations

Shepherd the operational activities of Karmê Chöling, mentor and support departments to carry out the day-to-day work that keeps KCL flourishing. The Director of Facilities Services Operations oversees the Kitchen, Facilities, Retreats, Garden, Special Projects and KCL Store. Click here to download the full job description. Position available now.

Major Gifts Officer

Magnetize and inspire generosity in support of Karmê Chöling’s ongoing operations. This position is responsible for all annual fundraising activities, working in conjunction with Karmê Chöling’s Capital Campaign Director, Barbara Edelman.The ideal candidate has a deep passion for Karmê Chöling’s mission; at least 3 years of experience in professional fundraising (including fundraising program planning and personal solicitation); excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; strong computer skills; exceptional time management and organizational skills; and ability to lead a team. It is preferable that the candidate is a Shambhala practitioner who has attended Warrior Assembly. Click here to download the full job description. Position available now.

Director of Practice & Education

Join us soon if you wish to enrich the education and practice of the Karme Choling staff and greater community. We are inviting applications now! The Director for P&E oversees all aspects of practice, study, meditation instruction and shrine room training for the Karmê Chöling community including:

  • advises and assists all other departments of Karmê Chöling with their practice and study needs;
  • supervises in-house retreats and P&E volunteers;
  • supports communication, collaboration, coordination, and creativity across departments;
  • and supports the aspiration for manifesting Shambhala culture in the KCL workplace.Position available now. For more information contact: Personnel 802.633.2384 x140; or email

Program Coordinator

A great opportunity to serve teachers, staff and participants while deepening one’s own path. Prior experience coordinating Shambhala programs required. The Program Coordinator organizes and facilitates programs at Karmê Chöling. As the main reference point for participants, Coordinators are responsible for manifesting Shambhala Vision. Coordinators create and maintain an environment consistent with the teachings. The coordinator is also the main contact for Karmê Chöling staff regarding each program and serves as a liaison to each department to ensure the prep work is done to host the program. Apply now below or click here to download the full job description. Position available now.

Mukpo Institute Coordinator/Program Coordinator

The Mukpo Institute Coordinator works in an administrative capacity with Director of Programs and the faculty of the Mukpo Institute to oversee the student experience, and coordinates additional programs, too (see program coordinator position above). Prior experience coordinating Shambhala programs required. This is a great opportunity to deepen one’s own path, while serving teachers, staff and participants to experience an extraordinary program. Apply now or click here to download the full job desription. Position available now.

Cook/Prep Cook

Cook with us! Work in a kitchen preparing food with and for meditators, make nutritional, well-balanced, uplifted meals that use local and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. A minimum of six months experience in food preparation for large groups, a cheerful attitude, and the ability to work comfortably under pressure will ensure success. Previous experience in Shambhala or a commitment to explore the Way of Shambhala is a must. This position requires the ability to stand and walk for periods of time, and lift up to 40lbs. Apply now below or click here to download the full job description. Position available now.

Dechen Chöling

Resident Teacher: This full time teaching position is responsible for creating and maintaining the staff practice and study container, caring both for core staff and volunteers. We are looking for someone who can take the leadership role of the Practice and Education pillar and is able to develop the offerings for our growing community. This means supporting the director in caring and feeling what support is needed in the present moment For further information and application please contact Claire Weulersse at


Baltimore Shambhala Center

Centre Director: The Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center is in need of a new director. The Baltimore Sangha is looking for a director who provides leadership and vision, embodies gentleness and fearlessness, is a good communicator and can cultivate a culture of kindness. The Sangha is also looking for someone who can provide vision and direction that strengthens, revitalizes and diversifies the Baltimore Shambhala Center and expands its presence in the city of Baltimore. If interested, please contact Chris Szendroi at –>