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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities at Tara Mandala

About Tara Mandala

Tara Mandala is a vibrant international Buddhist Community with groups around the world. It was established in 1993 by Lama Tsultrim Allione and her late husband, David Petit, to foster the development of innate wisdom for the benefit of all beings.  The hub of the Tara Mandala community is the 700-acre dharma center in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Through the center and the Satellite Sanghas, Tara Mandala offers a complete path of meditation practice, study, and deep retreat in the tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism. Tara Mandala is dedicated to bringing people to realization through the Buddhist teachings. Tara Mandala is committed to fostering a welcoming atmosphere for all people to explore the teachings of the Buddha, and we are committed to cultivating a community that values diversity and inclusion.

“Tara Mandala was created to bring people together to support each other, practice, and do retreat in order to reach realization. The second purpose of Tara Mandala is to be a temenos for the emergence of the sacred feminine, through the lens of Vajrayana, leading to the balance of genuine partnership between the masculine and feminine in our world.” – Lama Tsultrim Allione

Tara Mandala seeks candidates who are familiar with and live by Buddhist principles, including the 5 precepts and the 10 virtuous actions.  We strive to have an open heart, cultivate compassion and empathy for others whether co-workers, visitors or retreatants.  We are here to serve the Dharma first and foremost.

Dakini Store Manager

The Dakini Store Manager role is a residential position including room and board at Tara Mandala’s Retreat Center in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.  The position requires experience in all facets of managing online/onsite Shopify platform, including inventory, taking photographs, writing product descriptions, set pricing, etc.  Ability to work as a team and individually is required as well.  An interest in Buddhism and living in a spiritual community is ideal.  Must be able to work in the United States.  To find out more about this position and the duties, click here.

Photo by Deborah Howe

Accounts Receivable Clerk

The Accounts Receivable Clerk is responsible for verifying, posting, and coding receipts from Tara Mandala retreatants and donors. This primarily involves the timely data entry in QuickBooks. There will be some customer service and interaction with customers. This position works closely with the Finance Director and Bookkeeper. This role is expected to average 20 hours per week. The job may be performed remotely or on-site.  Must be able to work in the United States.  To find out more about this position and the duties, click here.

Online Programs Support

The Online Programs Support will assist in the delivery of online programs such as overseeing all aspects of a specific virtual retreat and its execution, and moderating and coordinating the implementation of a specific online course when the main coordinators of these programs are unavailable. The Online Programs Support will act as Zoom session moderator for these programs to ensure a professional presentation and will schedule test calls with teachers in advance to both support the teacher and ensure their video quality, sound, and background meet our standards. The Online Programs Support will also assist with use and maintenance of programs-related content in platforms such as Learndash and Retreat Guru.  Must be able to work in the United States.  To find out more about this position and the duties, click here.

2021 Summer Seasonal Cook

Tara Mandala is hiring a full-time Seasonal Cook from mid-August through September, 2021. This is an opportunity to contribute meaningful service in the kitchen and go deeper to cultivate skillful means while immersed in a practicing Buddhist community. Minimum three years restaurant, retreat center or large party catering/cooking experience required. Candidates experience or interest in Buddhism a plus.  Must be able to work in the United States.  For more information and to apply, click here.

Photo credit: Clinton Spence

Learn more about the culture at Tara Mandala:

Leadership Values »

Residential Agreement »