Community experience program - Samma Karuna

Samma Karuna's community & volunteering program

Samma Karuna is a School of Awakening & Healing and mindful community based in Thailand for people who wish to learn to live a happier, more fulfilled life based on self-development, acceptance and celebration.

What are the requirements to be a volunteer?

Our school is a project for a better world. A world more open hearted, loving and peaceful. We believe that if we want to see positive change in the world, we have to BE the change that we want to see.

So we actively work on ourselves, developing compassion and empathy for ourselves and our fellow human beings. We learn to bring our light and energy to the community, to help to open people's hearts, to transmute suffering in to long lasting happiness.

Our community program is designed for people that have worked on themselves for a minimum of one year, and feel like taking the next step on their path by helping others. You will bring your positive energy and attitude to the school's students, whilst being part of our mindful community team that sustains the energy that heals and supports student’s growth.

If you are currently dealing with any emotional issues or addictions of any kind, we highly encourage you to first take the course as a student. You would still have the posibility to volunteer but with the flexibility of choosing the activities and duration of your volunteering and receiving additional guidance and support to assist you with your healing and awakening process.

What benefits does volunteering offer?

  • Being part of one of the most meaningful roles in our mission to bring harmony, peace and happiness to this Earth..
  • Volunteers are entitled to participate in our Awakening & Healing program for free. Further information about this program is available by clicking here
  • Open access to the campus installations.
  • Opportunity to assist experienced teachers in their regular classes and workshops.
  • Mindful daily practice as part of our work as meditation activities.
  • Special discounts on workshops and 20% discount on our Yoga Teacher Training.

What type of volunteering is available?

As a community volunteer (Karma Yoga Student) you would volunteer 4 to 5 hs. a day (2 shifts of 2 hours each) and be expected to take at least 2 activities a day (one meditation, one yoga class or the awakening class at the end of the day).Volunteering is typically done at the school in activities such as: assisting in classes, gardening and beach care..

We have as well additional activities such us volunteering at Phangan Animal Care, work at the local organic farm, Free Hugs Campaigns and distributing flyers.

Attention: This is a full commitment volunteering experience for budget travelers, who are strongly committed to work with themselves and assist others. You will be spending most of your day at the school (about 8 to 9 hrs. a day), either working with yourself or helping at the school. If you would like more time for yourself during the day we highly recommend you attend as a regular student, where you can still volunteer in the activities and at times of your choice without restriction.

Can I volunteer more than 30 days?


Yes, you can stay with us as long as you like. Some people repeat the course many times, to facilitate going deeper in their practice. Once your month of volunteering is finished you can still taking classes for free during 3 months time. You might also start your development as facilitator in active meditations or other activities once you finish your first course.

Is accommodation and food free?

No, Samma Karuna volunteering does not include accommodation or food.
You may book accommodation outside the school with the local Thai community or inside our campus at very affordable rates starting from 150 euros a month for a bed in 8 bed dorm with fan. .

How your day will look like?

We have 2 main swifts (Early Birds & Party Lovers). Each each day you will be assigned one of these 4 swifts. The volunteers manager will choose the type of swift based on the requirements of the school and your personal preferences.

The task "Gardening & Beach Cleaning" is a general swift type for sample propouses.

Sample Schedule: EARLY BIRDS (Regular Swift)

• 6:50 – 7:00 Meeting at the Welcome Center (signing in)
• 7:00 – 8:15 Gardening & Beach Shift (Or Osho Dynamic Class)
• 8:30 – 10:30 Yoga Class

• 10:30 – 12:30 Brunch and break for resting

• 12:30 – 12:40 Meeting at the Welcome Center (signing in)
• 12:40 – 14:20 Gardening & Beach Shift
• 14:30 – 16:00 Activity of the day (Rebirthing, Bioenergetics, OSHO Active meditation, BioDevelopment)

• 16:00 – 18:30 Break

• 18:30pm – 20:00pm Evening Activity (Optional) - Social Meditations, Awakening Class, Tantra

Sample Schedule: EARLY BIRDS (Halls Swift Day)

• 6:50 – 7:00 Meeting at the Welcome Center (signing in)
• 7:00 – 7:30 Halls Shift
• 7:30 – 8:15 Gardening & Beach Shift
• 8:15 – 8:45 Halls Shift

• 8:45 – 10:35 Break

• 10:35 – 10:35 Meeting at the Welcome Center (signing in)
• 10:45 – 11:15 Halls Shift
• 11:15 – 12:15 Gardening & Beach care
• 12:15 - 12:45 Halls Shift

• 12:45 – 14:30 Lunch and break for resting

• 14:30 – 15:50 Activity of the day - Rebirthing, OSHO Active meditation, BioDevelopment (optional)
• 16:00 – 17:30 Yoga Class
• 18:30 – 20:00 Evening Activity (optional)

Sample Schedule: PARTY LOVERS (Regular Swift Day)

• 10:30 – 10:40 Meeting at the Welcome Center (signing in)
• 10:40 – 11:30 Gardening & Beach Shift

• 11:30 – 12:30 Lunch Break

• 12:30 – 12:40 Meeting at the Welcome Center (signing in)
• 12:40 – 14:20 Gardening & Beach Shift
• 14:30 – 16:00 Activity of the day (Rebirthing, Bioenergetics, OSHO Active meditation, BioDevelopment)
• 16:00 – 17:30 Yoga (optional)
• 17:35 – 17:45 Meeting at the Welcome Center (signing in)
• 17:45 – 18:15 Gardening & Beach Care
• 18:30 – 20:00 Evening Activity (Social Meditations, Awakening Class, Tantra)

Sample Schedule: PARTY LOVERS (Halls Swift Day)

• 8:30 – 10:30 Yoga class

• 10:30 – 11:00 Break

• 11:00 – 12:30 Qi Gong Class

• 12:30 – 14:05 Lunch break and rest

• 14:05 – 14:15 Meeting at the Welcome Center
• 14:15 - 14:45 Halls Shift
• 14:45 – 15:45 Gardening & Beach Care
• 15:45 – 16:15 Halls Shift

• 16:15 – 17:35 Break

• 17:35 – 17:45 Meeting at the Welcome Center
• 17:45 – 18:15 Gardening & Beach Care
• 18:15 – 18:45 Halls Shift

How do I apply to become a community member or community volunteer?

Just complete our community application form online by clicking Here

Address :
84/13 Moo 8 Haad Chao Phao, Ko Phangan
Surat Thani, Thailand
Tel : +66 64 162 6026