Shamanic Permaculture Work Study Service

About us

Contribute your heart and hands immersing in permaculture service together with us as we continue to lay the foundations for Paititi’s majestic mountain sanctuary. This Permaculture Work Study Service session will run for one month and participants are welcome to extend their stay for longer if you wish to further explore the very grounded, practical relationship between permaculture (outer landscapes) and shamanism (inner landscapes).

As a work study service participant at the Paititi Institute, you’ll be a part of our community and involved in the day-to-day functions including hands-on project work, master planning, preparing community meals, participating in community meetings (both relating and strategy), personal transformation work and more.

Paititi is a labor of love and grows through your contribution and help from its residents and permaculture students, short and long term. Here, our work is our prayer and, as a community, we practice presence, compassion, selfless service and hard work for the benefit of all beings. We work together to cultivate the highest view – a perspective where the individual happiness and welfare of all are considered with the wish that all beings will be free from suffering.

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The Work

Your time here focuses on permaculture principles, deep observation, planning, and pioneering infrastructure. Time is spent building, drawing, mapping, visioning, designing, meditating, making offerings, cooking, planting, hiking, exploring, transforming and healing landscapes, both inside and out.

As a work-study service participant at the Paititi Institute you will be joining us as part of our community and will be involved in the day to day functioning including preparing community meals, participating in community meetings (both relating and strategy), planning, hands on project work, personal transformation work and more. As a community we work to harmonize with the natural cycles of the day, the land and the seasons. We make an effort to share in daily practice and daily check in meetings. The kitchen and gardens are always busy places and the service group will rotate through these areas, and other work projects.

We’ll focus on a number of community projects during this time. Some key elements we may focus on include:

  • Planting and maintaining vegetable gardens and planting trees
  • Working on water flow designs for the property and implementing portions of the designs
  • Emergency training and planning
  • Natural building projects (working with stone and adobe)
  • Remodeling/refinishing existing structures
  • Overall master planning design process

Participants have the opportunity to immerse into life’s natural cycles while learning to collaborate with a community though uniting in shared heart and vision.

Image shows a mountain coffee harvest, clay wood stove, parmaculture garden, Andrew Jones giving a permaculture class to volunteer workers


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Shamanic Permaculture Work Study Service

at Paititi Institute

  • Apr 27, 2018 - May 26, 2018 (30 days)


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