Community Positions Available

The following positions are currently accepting applicants:

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



Dorje Denma Ling

Director for Dorje Denma Ling


Shambhala is seeking a new Executive Director for Dorje Denma Ling, our retreat center in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Would you like to lead a Shambhala land centre with the monarch’s view of the ocean, vast sky and peaceful forest surrounding the land where Drala and Werma gather? Nova Scotia is the very place that Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche chose to be the heart home of the Shambhala community and Dorje Denma Ling manifests that heart.
If you are interested in this opportunity, have confidence to go beyond hesitation and click on the link below for more information.

A more extensive Role Description is available here:



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


Pittsburgh Shambhala Center

Centre Director: Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center is blossoming and stepping into new areas of exploration on the path of Enlightened Society.  We are deepening our practices, growing, and expanding our sangha and community interests.  Our Center is magnetizing students from across the country to programs, and anticipating an exciting move.  Our director of 5 years is stepping down on Shambhala Day. Are you curious and drawn to lead our Center as it grows and offers more to Shambhala, the community of Pittsburgh, and beyond? We welcome your interest in this volunteer opportunity! Questions are welcome.

Contact Marian Webster, chair for the Search Committee,, for the job description and application process.