The Mindfulness Project is part of a global movement which wants to make a difference. We deeply believe that all the solutions for our current problems are already out there and we only have to tie the strings together into a healthy and healing system where we combine natural building, organic farming, alternative energies and water systems with a strong emphasis on personal growth and meditation.
Albert Einstein once said, that a problem can NEVER be solved with the same mind state that created that problem. So we deeply believe that a change has to start with our own mind and heart. The development of your full potential, your creativity, your liveliness is so much more important than houses, gardens and structures. And the old traditions show us the way! We create an atmosphere where people feel at home and we work and life together like one big family.
What you will learn and work on
We operate since 2012, but we will move in January 2016 to a new site. So we will start from the very scratch. It will be a fascinating process and you can learn everything with hands-on experiences like water harvesting structures, natural buildings, starting permaculture gardens, installing alternative energy, building with natural stones, earth bag building and so much more! And the whole community will have mosaic on every building. Incredible art! We will rock it and it will be a once in a lifetime experience!
Also you will get daily teachings in Yoga, Meditation and teachings about topics like Psychology, Non-violent communication, Permaculture and much more!
Our schedule and important informations
We will take you on an incredible journey of self transformation. This involves a deep willingness to involve in our activities, waking up very early and work hard for this planet and the people around us. Drugs and alcohol are strictly forbidden during the whole time of your stay. You will experience a lot of beautiful moments of meeting and helping Thai people but it also means that you need to be able to adjust to Thai culture, especially the dress-code.
The Mindfulness Project is known for it’s extremely delicious and healthy food. We cook two large and super tasty vegetarian meals per day.
This will boost your immune system and puts you on a path to yummy healthy cuisine! Encounter how incredible healthy food can taste!
But the most amazing thing is that we cook with our volunteers together so that everybody is contributing to the preparation of the meals. By that we have incredible meals from all around the globe every day and learn from each other the fascinating secrets of other cultures and food. We can cater for vegan, gluten free and most allergies.
People are attracted to the Mindfulness Project because they are interested in Meditation and personal growth as well as in creative expression and care for the environment and nature. We have a vision of how our project will be, but we want you to become a real part of the project for the time you are here instead of just a helper. That means that we are happy if you contribute your creativity, your ideas and visions and help to make it more diverse, interesting and happy. So you can design the mosaic, help us with ideas for our mindfulness clothes, films, photos, structure, business ideas etc. We have Yoga-teachers, crafts people and expert of different faculties coming to our project.
Our dream is to make this place into a learning and healing center for alternative living and helping people as much as possible. There are no limits and we provide a space, where we can all learn from each other and most important can make mistakes. The Mindfulness Family welcomes you to emerge on an incredible journey inside! And we are just beginning. So you can be part of the magic of the very start! Our minimum stay is 10 days. We are deeply dedicated to make inner and outer change and we are looking for people who want to join in this adventure which means hard work, mentally and physically and be content with very basic facilities!
The accommodation and food is free in exchange for the work you do. But for the yoga (45 Minutes/day) and meditation teaching(up to 2.5 hours/day) as well as the evening lectures (up to 2 hours/day) we charge 200 baht (5 Euro/6 dollars) a day. Because of our minimum stay of 10 days you will be asked for 2000 baht (non refundable) in the beginning and every day on top will be charged daily.
The facilities are very basic. You will be living in dorms with people from all over the world together. We have 3 inside showers and toilets and 3 outdoor showers. Mosquito nets, mats and pillows as well as Yoga mats are provided. But please bring a blanket to sleep on.
Mindfulness project is searching for a English Teacher!
We are looking for an English Teacher that would like to work at the child foundation Baan Luuk Rak in Khon Kaen. This heartful place is taking care of 40 children who, for various reasons, can’t live at home any more. They would love to add a member to the team that could teach English and help take care of the children. We are looking for you if you are an independent teacher who can create your own curriculum and who understands that teaching is about creating a space for humans to grow. You must be excited to take on the challenge to live and work at a place where you can experience Thai life fully, the challenges as well as the rewards. Baan Luuk Rak is looking for a teacher as soon as possible for a minimum of three months. There is a room at the foundation where the teacher could stay and breakfast, lunch and dinner will be together with the children. The Mindfulness project can provide support in the form of coaching and feedback. We also would love to come and help out with the lessons once in a while! And of course the teacher could join us for Buddha Day teachings and meditation once a week when we are in the monastery in Khon Kaen. Are you interested or would you like to know more? Feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org