A Steward is a lay resident who lives at Aranya Bodhi, either in one of the kutis (small cabins) or in a tent during the warmer months, and who is involved in many of the day-to-day projects and tasks onsite. Depending on ability, these tasks may include: cooking, planning meals and grocery lists, cleaning, driving into town for errands, helping with construction projects, building and clearing trails, preparing firewood, emailing, and assisting in financial book keeping.
All residents are asked to follow the community’s daily schedule which includes work periods, as well as periods of devotional chanting, quiet meditation, and Dhamma reflection. Lay residents are also asked to follow the 8 precepts, which includes no eating after mid-day.
For more information on
becoming a Hermitage Steward,