Gaia House Buddhist Meditation Retreat Centre is dependant on a wide range of people, skills, time and effort.
- Volunteers: A number of people devote much time and effort to Gaia House on a completely voluntary basis. They come in once a week, every couple of weeks, or occasionally as and when their expertise is in demand. They garden, make jam and chutney, make the morning porridge, do maintenance and odd jobs, or help within their particular field of expertise.
- Staff Team: Gaia House employs a small team of non-residential staff, both part- and full-time, who administer and manage the organisation. We also have several residential Coordinators working here full-time, responsible for the daily routine of the House and caring for retreatants. More about Working at Gaia House.
- Trustees: Gaia House is overseen and led by a body of Trustees. Trustees are volunteers who are legally accountable to the Charity Commission. They have an interest in providing experience, expertise and vision for Gaia House’s benefit; a willingness to invest in a long-term commitment; and the ability to be a critical friend in the running of the organisation. More about Being a Trustee.
- Teachers: A Teachers’ Council oversees the Dharma activities at Gaia House, and many other Dharma teachers contribute freely of their time and energy in leading Group Retreats and in communicating their knowledge of Buddhist teachings (Dharma).
Everyone who works at Gaia House is asked to be aware of and observe our Code of Conduct.