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Holistic Center Bowie, United States

13 reviews13

Diamond Mountain, Buddhist Retreat Center Multi Task Volunteer!!!

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
8 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Expand your social consciousness
7 travelers felt they expanded their social consciousness working with this host
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Diamond Mountain is a Beautiful and Magical Buddhist Retreat Center, inspired in the Tradition of Je Tsongkapa, we offer to the world a place to go deep inside to deeply transform the outside! to volunteers we offer Philosophy Classes, Meditation, Yoga, Tibetan language for beginners, while connecting with a supportive community of practitioners Volunteer in hospitality/cleaning, maintenance, landscaping, cooking, or special event projects

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  • Intermediate English
  • Between 20 and 75 years old
  • Be from outside United States
  • United States Visa
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
1 month

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13 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks


Holistic Center


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

8 Get in touch with nature

7 Developing social awareness

6 Meeting international travelers

6 Developing environmental awareness

4 Immersing in the local culture

3 Meeting locals

United States


Diamond Mountain is such a beautiful place, I had a great time volunteering here! All of the staff and volunteers were so welcoming and open-hearted. It was a blessing to hear about their rich life experiences and learn from them. I came not knowing much about buddhism, and I left with a brand new perspective and desire to explore the philosophy more. My favorite activities were the yoga sessions with Saci and dharma talks with Kat - two wonderful humans. This was a great place to get in touch with nature and with myself. I highly recommend Diamond Mountain! And I hope to be back soon :)

3 days ago

Korea, South


I am so glad that I got to spend time in Diamond mountain retreat center. Everyone was so welcoming with all their heart and I felt like I was at home as soon as I arrived. The mountain was absolutely beautiful and peaceful. I appreciate all the conversations we had. I arrived not knowing what I was going to experience, but I learned a lot about buddhism and most importantly, myself. Most of the work that I did was cleaning cabins and a temple, but I also had a chance to serve breakfast for a group of people who came for a retreat. It was absolutely a beautiful and peaceful moment of my life.

3 months ago

United States


I didn't know what to expect though I had volunteered before in different places, mostly farming communities. But this time it was not just volunteering. It was learning, enlightenment, spiritual fulfillment and a great joy!

What a beautiful experience I have had! Every minute was filled with happiness!
Work was a pleasure. People were awesome! The sky was bright blue!

5 months ago

United States


This was a truly life changing experience. I had the opportunity to dive deep into the Buddhist belief and create amazing friendships while being in Diamond Mountain. So many resources were offered to help in anything I wished to learn. I am grateful for the Diamond Mountain team and other volunteers for a wonderful experience. I certainly recommend this to others interested in exploring their spiritual path.

6 months ago

Hanlie replied

Dear Carlos! We are grateful for the time and effort you put into preparing us for out first group retreat in two years. Wishing you only the best, Hanlie



I found a community that made me feel seen and heard at DM. I loved connecting with nature through serving. I learned so much by just watching people (and insects!) at DM be themselves and by sharing the rich stories of their lives :) The staff was AMAZING (Maya, Jack, Kaia, Steven), very thoughtful, understanding, caring, and FUN! Hanlie and Kat worked behind the scenes to make sure every transition and the logistics ran smoothly-that is the type of care that is felt only when it comes from great leaders. Here's to hoping our paths cross again in the future!

8 months ago

Hanlie replied

Irla - we are so thankful to have hosted you. Thank you for your many contributions, and bringing everyone together more.

best wishes on your studies in New York, and come visit again (:

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