To try to put our experience in Tushita in just a few words is difficult!!..... For us its a place to learn, about oneself and others, which at the end of the day is the same thing!!...Tushita is special in many ways, not just the location and the energy of the place, the monkeys and the mountains...but the fact that is a melting pot where people from everywhere come to to experience meditation and Buddhist teachings for the first time...you see them changing as the days go by, then you have the locals working, Tibetans and Indians, the volunteers... you name it!! all together...
John (Ireland) - Kitchen Manager/Housekeeping 2009/2010/2012
Sometimes it seemed that we were not going to make it on time for the next event....but magically things always seemed to fall into place.. even if it was at the very last minute...which its a test on its own for the mind!!... for anyone wanting to how to play the pokies learn about Tibetan Buddhism while at the same time serving others Tushita is the place to go..and last but not least, there is always room for the amazing unexpected to happen... so yes, we will be back !!!
Angela (Spain) - Office Manager/Housekeeper 2009/2010/2012
For me, volunteering at Tushita was a perfect opportunity to continue spiritual practice. Simply being on the premises was a reminder to keep practicing the meditation and mindfulness techniques that I learned in the 10 day course. There were frequent meditations, pujas, and teachings which also let me continue learning. And the most inspirational thing for me was being surrounded by people who have made the dharma their life's work. It was a rich and rewarding experience and I wish I could've stayed longer.
Grace (USA) - Office Manager 2009
My first contact with Buddhism was an Introduction course at Tushita, and afterward I volunteered in the reception office. That was more than a decade ago, and I've been back to serve and study here almost every year since. Tushita has been a home to me in that time and has supported my continuing commitment to Buddhist Teachings. In fact, in many and various respects, Tushita was the first stepping stone to some of the most amazing experiences of my life.
Tim (Belgium) - Office Manager 1999 - on and off ever since!