Welcome to Saraswati Ahimsa Vana, also known as Wisdom Forest. We are a diverse community living by Vedic principles within a unique hidden paradise in the Amazon Rainforest, with a shared vision of teaching our volunteers and Ecuadorian neighbors about simple living, high thinking.
Through our legally-recognized foundation named ‘El Bosque de la Sabiduria’ we desire to network communities throughout the Napo Province and Ecuador, raise awareness of environmental issues, teach alternative sustainable ways of living and create a better future for Ecuador and its people. We also desire to create and maintain a large Rainforest reserve that connects Saraswati Ahimsa Vana with the LLanganates National Park, acting as an ecological corridor for the animals.
We need help in our permaculture gardens, cooking, organizing projects, working in the green house, green building, cleaning, working with kids in local schools
We provide an interesting day for volunteers. Starting with an optional morning meditation at 5.30 to welcome the sun, followed by a yoga class at 6.30. We then have breakfast, morning tasks and lunch at 1.30pm. Workshops in the afternoons and dinner at 7.00. All meals, yoga classes, workshops and lodging in our dorms (6 people per room) is included in the donation.
To enroll on our volunteer program we ask for the following donations:
Two months - $10 Daily
Less than two months - $12 Daily
Less than two weeks - $15 Daily
After two months of volunteering there is the possibility for volunteers to form part of the volunteer staff without having to pay further donations.