Volunteers are required to complete at least two of the following titles before their time of service.
Mindfulness and Healing
Medicine and Compassion by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
Culture and Medicine
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
International Service Work
Mountains Beyond Mountains, a biography of Paul Farmer by Tracy Kidder
To Repair the World by Paul Farmer
Cave in the Snow by Vicki Mackenzie
Volunteers are required to complete a mindfulness retreat of at least three days before their time of service. Below are some resources for mindfulness retreat in the US and beyond. Check your local community for offerings as well.
Kopan Monastary- Kathmandu, Nepal
Insight Chicago- Chicago, IL
MMW Video of Life at a Clinic in Nepal