Building with Spirit is an opportunity for hands-on learning in the construction and building trades. It offers substantial training to the novice and the experienced builder alike. Building skill training includes all aspects of the building trades: design, site development, and landscaping, excavation, concrete, framing, roofing, plumbing, heating, electrical, drywall, finish carpentry and cabinetry, painting, and flooring are the primary topics covered. You will learn life skills you can use in any walk of life in addition to building skills you can use in your professional life. The program teaches how to ‘Build With Spirit,’ and how to build community.
Life skill training includes training in meditation, how to work with people’s strengths, using intuition, infusing spiritual vibrations in your work, seeing the divine alive in all that you do, scheduling according to the divine flow, and other life skills. The program takes place at an educational campus and retreat center. Interns have the option to participate in daily yoga and meditation and a weekly classes.
The program gives practical skills and experience using a 100 year old campus located on 225 acres for a classroom.
This program is appropriate for individuals who appreciate serving; who wish to be of greater service to their community and the world; who are comfortable with practical skills; who want more from their lives.
Community, meditation, yoga, universal spiritual practices, and principles are all in play.
Leaders are contractors, handymen, landscapers, designers, architects, and project managers with years of experience in the trades and in raising consciousness.
This program can lead to long-term involvement in the Ananda global network of communities.
You can start the process of joining Ananda Center at Laurelwood with three simple steps.
1. Application – Download the application to your computer, complete it using your processing software, and email it as a text or PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also complete the application by hand and mail it to 38950 SW Laurelwood Rd, Gaston, OR 97119.
Internship Application – For the Karma Yoga Internship ($500/month plus cleaning deposit).
Cities of Light Application – For the Cities of Light residential-student program ($1350/month plus cleaning deposit).
2. Application fee – Submit your $30 application fee on-line