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Our schedule of events is getting busy this late spring/early summer, with visiting teachers and new courses.

Masters Program graduate and touring teacher, Don Handrick will be giving two public talks, May 11 and May 18, and teaching an entire module of the FPMT Basic Program – Transform your Mind, Transform the World (The Wheel of Sharp Weapons) – over two intensive weekends, May 12-14 and May 19-21. Don is based at our center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he teaches intermediate-level courses when he’s not on tour.

To commemorate the holy month of Saka Dawa – the anniversary of Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana (passing away) – we are offering four classes on What the Buddha Taught, June 4, 8, 11, and 15.

Later in June, we will be honored by the visit of Dagri Rinpoche, one of the high incarnations who has stepped up to assist Lama Zopa Rinpoche in taking care of our organization by teaching at FPMT centers around the world. Dagri Rinpoche will give a public talk on June 21, an initiation and commentary on the esoteric practice of Chöd, Jun 22-26, and will attend this year’s Medicine Buddha Festival on July 1.

See the Dharma Programs Calendar for other events, such as on-going meditations, Discovering Buddhism courses, and other retreats later this year.

UPDATE: This position has been filled. Thank you for your interest.

Land of Medicine Buddha is looking for an OUTSTANDING Grounds/Maintenance professional to start immediately!

This is a full-time, non-residential position.

The position includes a variety of assignments:

  • Caring for the land, trails, and pathways with an eye for detail and beauty. The Land and gardens are offerings to the Buddhas and a pleasure for our guests, we are seeking someone who wishes to take ownership of this very important aspect of our Center.
  • Garbage, recycling, and compost maintenance: an often undervalued, but highly necessary part of the running of a public facility.
  • Routine maintenance and upkeep tasks for the entire retreat facility.

Requirements for the position:

  • Above all else, LMB exists to serve sentient beings both as a Dharma Center and a Retreat Facility, a positive attitude of service is a must.
  • Ability to prioritize the workflow and work independently.
  • A “can do” attitude that extends to other staff members, as well as our guests.
  • A strong body — this is a highly physical position and requires heavy lifting and rigorous physical activity.
If you feel you have the qualities described above, please email a cover letter detailing how your experience is relevant to the Grounds position along with your CV or resume to . Please include names and phone numbers of two professional and one personal reference.