We Need Your Helping Hands

staff-prog-eiabWe are very happy that our teacher is coming to the EIAB in August. Together we will offer a Day of Mindfulness and two retreats. Before, during and after these events we will need staff to help us, so we invite you to apply to be a staff member. As a staff member you can help us in many different areas, most of which involve physical work. We ask you to arrive earlier and depart later than other retreatants.

All staff will be asked to follow the retreat schedule. The day typically begins at 06:00 hrs. and ends at 22:00 hrs. Depending on the work, parts of the morning, afternoon and evening activities of the retreat may have to be missed in order to complete the work assigned to you. Work is done in small groups of “families” comprised of retreatants, monastic, and experienced lay practitioners. Staff will be asked to coordinate and lead their family group in the assigned work.

Serving on the staff team is often a very rewarding and fulfilling experience when we are able to work together in joy and harmony. Here are some of the qualities we are looking for in staff members in our large retreats with 700 plus retreatants:

  • Ability to speak Dutch and/or German, basic English
  • Being in good physical and mental health
  • Ability to listen deeply to others and be open to others’ ideas
  • Being mindful and keeping our calm even in difficult situations
  • Working well on a team
  • Capable of guiding a group in its work
  • Responsible, diligent and thorough in your work
  • Creative and energetic

All staff are asked to tent, so that you are able to help and participate in the retreat at the lowest rate we can offer. Please bring your own tent, sleeping bag, pillow and whatever else you may need for your tenting comfort.

Retreat  2014

Staff arrival

Staff Departure


German Retreat(August 12 – 17)

August 07 (before 16:00)

August 18


German & Dutch Retreat (August 12 – 24)

August 07 (before 16:00)

August 26


Dutch Retreat  (August 19 – 24)

August 16 (before 16:00)

August 26


All Staff are welcome to participate in the Day of Mindfulness on August 10th free of charge. You can follow the Dharma Talk on a screen right outside the Dharma Hall.

If you would like to register or see more detail information about TNH2014 Staff Program, please visit our website:

If you would like to register or see more detail information about TNH2014 Staff Program, please visit our website:
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Notice: The Online Registration Form of the staff Program will be closed on 25 July 2014

Thank you for your willingness to help. We are confident that together we will make the retreats a great success.


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