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Positions Available
All of our residential staff positions are currently full. However, positions periodically open up. If you would be interested in being informed of and considered for future openings, we will be happy to accept your application materials for the following staff positions:

Kitchen Manager / Lead Cook
Operations Manager

After checking above to see if we have an open position and after reviewing the following information, if you feel you meet the preliminary qualifications below, please send a letter of interest along with your application. Click the following link for more information about the application process:
Staff Practitioner Information Packet and Position Descriptions
Right Livelihood: An Important Step on the Eightfold Path
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center is a residential center whose primary mission is to offer intensive meditation retreats in the Buddhist tradition. Our individual and collective purpose for being at Cloud Mountain is to do what we can on a personal level, as well as on a community level, to help facilitate an environment conducive to practice, growth, and development for those traveling a spiritual path. The ideal candidate has the desire to integrate their work with practice, is hard-working, and would make use of the opportunities to participate in retreats. Staff members at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center are blessed with the opportunity to serve others while developing spiritually in a supportive environment. We are seeking mature individuals with an established meditation practice who have a dedication to service in a retreat environment, are interested in living in community, and have the ability to live harmoniously with others.

Benefits for Residential Staff-Practitioners Include:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Health Insurance, including dental and vision
  • A private living suite, with sleeping area, living area, bathroom and kitchenette
  • Meals provided while on site (we serve vegetarian menus with dairy and eggs)
  • Use of facilities (laundry, staff lounge, weight room, Internet)
  • An approximately 32-hour workweek, designed to provide time for spiritual practice and participation in retreats
  • The opportunity to participate in a variety of retreats at no cost
  • Opportunities for one-on-one discussions and support for your practice with teachers of diverse traditions and lineages

Benefits for Non-Residential Staff-Practitioners Include:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Health Insurance, including dental and vision (if working a 32-hour workweek)
  • Meals provided while on site (we serve vegetarian menus with dairy and eggs)
  • Use of facilities (staff lounge, weight room, Internet)
  • A workweek of varying lengths designed to provide time for spiritual practice and participation in retreats
  • The opportunity to participate in a variety of retreats at no cost
  • Opportunities for one-on-one discussions and support for your practice with teachers of diverse traditions and lineages

What we are looking for in the person seeking any of these positions is someone who:

  • Works gently and kindly with people
  • Can work independently and efficiently
  • Has excellent communication, organizational and time-management skills
  • Can effectively coordinate volunteers
  • Takes pleasure in teamwork and achieving a common goal
  • Has the ability to prioritize tasks, but is flexible in adjusting to changing circumstances
  • Is willing to consider offering 12 - 18 months of Dharma service in this position
  • Has strong spiritual aspirations and can utilize the available resources to deepen his or her practice
  • Is interested in practicing daily sitting meditation with the residential community
  • Has a stable meditation practice in place, or is committed to establishing one
  • Has sat at least one retreat, preferably a silent meditation retreat


Contact Information:

Cloud Mountain Retreat Center
373 Agren Rd. Castle Rock, WA 98611-9646
Phone: 888-465-9118 or 360-274-4859
Fax: 360-274-9119
Email: info@cloudmountain.org
Cloud Mountain 2016 .