Southern Dharma Residency Application
Complete this form to apply for Southern Dharma Retreat Center's Residency Program. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Southern Dharma Residents will:

-Be meditation practitioners, with self-guided practice experience and at least one multi-day meditation retreat
-Be available to live onsite at Southern Dharma for a minimum of 6 weeks (longer stays preferred)
-Be offered room and board for the duration of the residency
-Choose one or more specific projects of interest (either from the sample list or one’s own creation) that benefits the Center or the Dharma, to work on for the duration of the residency
-Plan to offer an average of ~10 hours per week focused on the selected project (though weekly hours may vary and cumulative hours will be considered)
-Plan to offer an additional ~10 hours per week on community support, e.g. cooking, cleaning, mowing and weed eating, etc. depending on their ability & interest

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Email *
Full Name *
How do you self-identify your gender, and what pronouns do you use? *This information is not required. We collect demographic information as a way to evaluate our progress in creating a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive practice environment for our programs and our residential community.
Are you available for a minimum of 6 weeks to live onsite at Southern Dharma? *
What are your preferred start and end dates for the Residency, and do you have flexibility around those dates? *
Have you been to Southern Dharma before? *
Please describe your background and experience with meditation. *
Have you completed at least one multi-day residential meditation retreat? Please give specific details on location, length, and style of practice and/or teacher. *
Do you have experience living in community? Please describe. *
Have you had experience with Noble Silence?
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Please describe the project(s) or program areas you are interested in supporting and/or provide information about your skills and background so that we can suggest appropriate projects to you. *
Southern Dharma is committed to creating an inclusive community of individuals of different backgrounds, gender identities, races, sexual orientations, abilities, and ages. Is there any information you'd like to share about your background or identity? *
Please provide one personal and one professional reference. *
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