Volunteer Opportunities


3MonksColoradoSpringsCourtesyRickMeinig.jpgHelp Support the Tibetan Buddhist Monks When They Return Oct. 17-23


A big thank-you to the volunteers who helped with a variety of tasks during the monks’ visit!

We are pleased to announce that the monks will revisit us from Oct. 17-23. Karen Recktenwald has volunteered to provide them with housing. We are asking for help with additional events and donations for lunch and dinner (either prepared food or money to take the monks out to eat).

Way to Donate

Please email Karen at recktenwaldkaren@gmail.com with offers of help or requests, and she will ask Geshe-la!

  • Take the Monks to Lunch or Dinner (or Offer Food or Dana for Their Meal). Lunches: 4 still needed; dinners: needed Sunday, 10/21, and Monday, 10/22
    • You can drop off a prepared meal:  Email Karen at recktenwaldkaren@gmail.com with the delivery date, whether you will offer lunch (12 PM) or dinner (6 PM), and when you would like to drop it off.  She lives near Garden of the Gods Road and 30th.
    • You can donate money to Bodhimind Center for someone else to take the monks to lunch or dinner. Checks can be made out to BodhiMind Center.
  •  Take the Monks on a Walk, Ride, or Tour. (We’ve already planned a zoo tour!). Times: Sunday, 10/21: anytime between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM; Monday:  10/22: 1:00-5:00 PM
  •  Set Up or Clean Up for a New Meditation on Thursday, 10/18, 5:30-7:30 PM, 20 Mesa Rd. Please email Karen if you can set up (4:30 PM) or clean up (7:30 PM) or bring flowers.
  •  Set Up or Clean Up for Meditation and a Luncheon on Saturday, 10/20, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, 20 Mesa Rd. Please email Karen if you can set up (8:00 AM) or clean up (1:00 PM) or bring flowers. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share!

Please email recktenwaldkaren@gmail.com to sign up, or for any suggestions or questions!

Meal Suggestions

Meals should serve 4 people. Food can be very simple. The monks are vegetarians (eggs and dairy are OK, but fish is not). Meals do not have to be homemade or delivered hot, but they should be vegetarian and able to be served hot. Avoid  super-spicy food. We suggest soups, breads, cheeses, hummus, stir-fries, Italian food, Indian food, Asian food, rice, noodles, and all vegetables. Ice cream is often a hit. The monks prefer simple black tea and hot water.


We greatly appreciate all that our volunteers do when needed!