We’re excited to announce new employment opportunities at Dharma Ocean. Each role is a wonderful opportunity to work more closely with the teachings and others, deepening your exposure to this lineage while supporting others on their journey.
Dharma Ocean is a non-profit educational organization providing somatic meditation training in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as taught by Dr. Reginald A. Ray, Caroline Pfohl, and other teachers. We offer meditation training and programs to a global community through in-person residential retreats, online courses and experiences, and digital products. The core commitments of Dharma Ocean’s staff are operating with integrity and ensuring organizational effectiveness in fulfilling our mission and serving the growing community of somatic practitioners.
Dharma Ocean is an equal opportunity employer that offers competitive salary and benefits within the non-profit model. Brief descriptions are listed below. Follow the links below each position to see a complete job description and employment application.
Open positions will be listed at this link when they are available.
Retreat Kitchen Manager
The Blazing Mountain Retreat Center is owned and operated by the Dharma Ocean Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to unfold and extend the rich and developing legacy of the great Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. A centerpiece of Rinpoche’s teachings was his contemplative and nonsectarian approach to spiritual awakening, a core value of Dharma Ocean. As such, the vision for the Blazing Mountain Retreat Center is simply to create a sacred and protected space in which practitioners can explore the richness and bounty of their most fundamental self, their communities, and their own traditions.
We are currently seeking a Kitchen Manager, reporting to our Retreat Center Manager, who manage all aspects of planning and preparing retreat meals in Dharma Ocean’s Blazing Mountain Retreat Center kitchen. The Kitchen Manager supervises and participates in the prep and execution of meals, training and supervision of kitchen staff and volunteers, performs food operations management tasks, and models behavior that supports contemplative practice in a retreat experience. Kitchen staff sometime has the opportunity to participate in parts of ongoing Dharma Ocean retreats.
Location: Crestone, CO. No relocation assistance provided.