The staff and long-term volunteers of the Chisholme Institute form an intentional community. This is a planned residential community designed to have a high degree of social cohesion and teamwork. We work together to support the aims of the Institute. Yet as students, we all live, work and practice together to explore our understanding of existence as a single unity.
Work opportunities at Chisholme are first and foremost educational positions and are part of a learning environment for both students and staff. All jobs at Chisholme House are available within the spirit of Equal Opportunities and in fulfilment of the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. Read more here
Positions are residential and include full board and lodgings. You may also receive a subsistence payment to help you financially. You will have the opportunity to join in study and retreat courses and daily meditation as you wish.
People with all kinds of skills are appreciated and can find a place at Chisholme.
At present there are also openings in these specific areas:
Do you love food and cooking and enjoy working with people?
The Chisholme Kitchen is a wonderful place full of warmth and creativity, and it wants you!
We bake bread every day, use our own vegetables and salads from the organic garden and meat from a local farm.
Come for a month or two, stay for the summer or the whole year...
Experience is very welcome, but training can be given.
A gardener or aspiring gardener is needed to look after the organic vegetable garden. It is a walled garden with three polytunnels, with a huge potential for growing many different things edible, and or beautiful, for the kitchen and the house. Experience would be good but not essential, and much help and advice is available. Learn more about the garden here
For the month of September, Peter, the Estate Manager needs help with timber extraction, log-splitting, brushing and other forest-related jobs. You will need to be physically fit and enjoy working out of doors in all weather. Experience welcome but not essential. Learn more about the estate here:
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Photos by Elna Jane Pearl
Mon 1st October 2018
Sun 7th October 2018 13:00
An 8-week in-depth foundation in mindfulness with 7-day retreat
Mon 15th October 2018
Fri 23rd November 2018 21:00
An exploration of our self, of our very being, and of the nature of our relationship with others and the world, from the point of unity
Sat 1st December 2018
Sat 9th March 2019 00:00
A group-based retreat which continues where the 40-day leaves off and intended to deepen and intensify what was learned