Deze zomer organiseert het EIAB opnieuw twee retraites in augustus: een Duitse retraite en een internationale retraite. Er is dit jaar geen Nederlandstalige retraite, maar bij de internationale retraite worden de lezingen ook in het Nederlands vertaald en zijn er Nederlandstalige familiegroepen. Voor deze beide retraites worden vrijwilligers /stafleden gevraagd om mee te helpen de retraite voor te bereiden en werkmeditatie (service) door een familie (vaste groep) te begeleiden.
Hier volgt de oproep van het EIAB:
We are very happy to inform you that we will be offering the annual German and Dutch retreats and a Day of Mindfulness in August 2019 at the EIAB. We welcome you to join us in manifesting a wonderful continuation of our teacher's life and practice!
Before, during and after these events we will need staff to help us, so we invite you to apply to be a staff member. As a staff member you can help us in many different areas, most of which involve physical work. We ask you to arrive earlier and depart later than other retreatants.
All staff will be asked to follow the retreat schedule. The day typically begins at 06:00 hrs. , and ends at 22:00 hrs. Depending on the work, parts of the morning, afternoon and evening activities of the retreat may have to be missed in order to complete the work assigned to you. Work is done in small groups of “families” comprised of retreatants, monastic, and experienced lay practitioners. Staff will be asked to coordinate and lead their family group in the assigned work.
Serving on the staff team is often a very rewarding and fulfilling experience when we are able to work together in joy and harmony. Here are some of the qualities we are looking for in staff members in our large retreats with 400 plus retreatants:
• Ability to speak Dutch and/or German, basic English
• Being in good physical and mental health
• Ability to listen deeply to others and be open to others’ ideas
• Being mindful and keeping our calm even in difficult situations
• Working well on a team
• Capable of guiding a group in its work
• Responsible, diligent and thorough in your work
• Creative and energetic
• For first-aid team we are also looking for people with first aid experience or medical background