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Volunteering

Siddhartha’s Intent is a not-for-profit worldwide organization run entirely by volunteers. People give their time to help accomplish Rinpoche’s expansive vision to benefit all.  

All of the volunteer efforts are extremely valuable and deeply appreciated. Whether you have only a few hours or can offer your talent and services in an ongoing way, your help makes a huge difference. If you are interested in volunteering in your region, email the contact you’ll find after making a selection from the “Change Region” menu, at the top of this page.

Additionally at times we seek help from people with specific skills. See below for our current volunteer requests: 

Tibetan Translators Needed (11 June 2021)

The SI Transcript Team is looking for Tibetan translators. If you would like to help and have the following skills, please get in touch!

- Proficient understanding of both colloquial and classical Tibetan, specifically the ability to understand Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s oral teachings in Tibetan.
- Good level of understanding of buddhist philosophy and practices.
- Ability to research and locate Tibetan source material (TBRC, Tibetan texts, and dictionaries) in both Tibetan and in English translation.
- Knowledge of wylie and ability to translate short phrases and passages into English.
- Ability to consult with Tibetan dictionaries for the correct spelling of Tibetan terms.

If needed, guidance is available at the beginning or if there is difficulty recognizing Tibetan words and passages.

For expressions of interest, please contact Helen Williams at transcripts@siddharthasintent.org.

 

Rinpoche on volunteering:

Rinpoche teaches that applying the Three Supreme Methods helps enhance the merit of giving service:

"If one approaches an offering of service with basic good intention, then one accumulates merit. But when three wholesome attitudes known as the Three Supreme Methods are genuinely applied, an outwardly mundane task can even become a paramita.

To apply the Supreme Methods begin by refining your intention, thinking you will perform the work for the sake of all sentient beings. Remember you are not making an offering of service to bolster your self-gratification, recognition, or mileage points.

As Shantideva said, look upon yourself as a utensil and think:

I have offered my body to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
May I be a guard for those who are protectorless,
A guide for those who journey on the road.
For those who wish to go across the water
May I be a boat, a raft, a bridge.”