Working visits is an ideal opportunity to enjoy a rewarding break where you can quickly feel part of our community.
What to expect
Menorca IRC is located in the middle of a forest in the middle of the island where there are beautiful walks and picturesque views. It’s a very peaceful environment for a reflective and meaningful break. There are white sands and turquoise waters just a 20 minute drive away or you can borrow our community bicycle to get around.
The work is varied and may include cooking, cleaning, gardening, laundry, etc., and there are often building projects that you can get involved in. We are always interested to hear about any specific skills you may be able to offer specially:
– Digital marketing.
– Website developers.
– Video makers.
– Graphic designer with experience in Photoshop.
– Qualify maintenance (carpenter, builder, etc.).
Although the work is not always strenuous you will need to be reasonably fit and active to join us for a working visit.
The program includes six hours of working a day, five days a week. You will have two free days per week which is an ideal time to travel and explore this beautiful island, or just relax in the tranquility of Sa Roca and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the centre. The centre is in a remote location with no public transport, however, there are many places to hires bicycles, cars and mopeds.
The Spiritual Programme
As a working visitor you are welcome to take part in the spiritual activities at Menorca IRC. Provided it is in harmony and does not infringe upon your working hours at the centre.
In the evenings you can attend the introductory classes on Buddhist and meditation, or you can attend daily prayers at the Temple. At weekends, we hold Prayers for World Peace and regular weekend courses. The weekly classes are all free to working visitors and most weekend retreats and courses (with exception of empowerments).
We will provide seven days free dormitory accommodation and three vegetarian meals a day in exchange for 30 hours of work (usually spread over five days).
Working visits are usually offered for one or two weeks but can be extended for special projects.
Working visits MUST be booked in advance.
Food and accommodation, what to bring
All meals are vegetarian including eggs and dairy products.
We offer comfortable dormitory accommodation – all you need to do is bring towels, a torch and work clothes and boots. Also, a copy of your identification card or passport, and copy of your travel insurance or the European Health Insurance Card. Please, note that you need to have your own travel insurance.
Please note: since Menorca IRC is a Buddhist Retreat Centre, visitors are asked not to drink alcohol or smoke on the premises. We also ask the visitors not to play musical instruments or sound systems on the property, and no consume of any meet product.