Yoga and Meditation Centre, Ashram and Organic Farm
The yoga of work or action
We make our daily duties a practice of self awareness. A Karma Yogi works with full attention on his/her work, and detaches from the outcome of the work. Simply the action of work is in itself a meditation. In this way we can grow deeper in our understanding of ourselves and our minds, while also learning new skills and developing teamwork and self-awareness.
This includes daily household/housekeeping activities, kitchen prep, work on the organic farm, small projects around the retreat center and larger community projects. Below you will find a list of ongoing projects available, but we are open to you working on whatever inspires you.
We are a small community living and progressing together in our spiritual pursuits. We are open to people who are interested in volunteering and sharing their skills for the benefit of all, SHANKAR PRASAD welcomes to SEVA SANGHA projects. Maximum 3 volunteers at same time in ashram, All year round, and only for long term period of minimum 3 months.
Please send your motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEVA SANGHA SCHEDULE :
Immediately : Need painters for a renovated house.
April-May: Children animator, swimming teacher and CPR
For our Holidays camp we need volunteers for children from 3 to 16, many skills required as swimming, chanting, yoga, education to waste management...
October, November, December, January February : Gardener for our Organic Farm
On our 2.5 acres, we grow and eat our own organic rice, peanuts and tropical fruits and vegetables. We are 100% organic and we make our own compost. We welcome volunteers with knowledge on tropical agriculture, as well as donations contributing to preserve local grains, seeds and ayurvedic herbs.
October, November, December January February : Educator on waste management. We want to start education on waste management in schools and colleges so that children became the ambassadors of waste management.
All year round: Technical expert in waste management
We have been running regular clean-ups of local beaches and temples. Now our aim is to make Bankikodla a model rural village for waste management. We welcome volunteers with technical expertise and in education to increase awareness of impact of waste on nature and the alternatives available to make money out of the community waste.
All year round: Volunteer and vet for dog sterilization projects
Land has been donated for a dog sterilization clinic in order to curb the dog population explosion. We need someone to start it and volunteers to help run it, as well as funds to build it. We also welcome volunteers and vets to keep it running.
All year round: Specialist in Women upliftment
We enjoy working with local women’s community to teach yoga, English, sewing, preparing healthy snacks, hygiene, let them know about their rights and duties for example ... Please join us if you have any skills in this.
All year round: Volunteer for office work. As we welcome guests All year round, we need someone to follow booking, administration tasks, good in social media, able to update website...
Accommodation varies depending on availability. Volunteers stay in either a dormitory or a double room with a common bathroom and showers. Each individual is provided with a sleeping pad, pillow, and a sheet.
**We do have several cats, so if you are very allergic to cats, this may not be the best place for you!**
All volunteers receive 3 vegetarian meals per day, plus tea/coffee/herbal drinks and clean fresh spring water. Meals are homemade by our wonderful Indian cook Gulabi and Ratna, who make traditional, local style food, wholesome and colorful. We grow our own rice and peanuts on our fully organic farm. What is not grown on our land is bought from local farmers in the village and neighboring town.
We ask sevaks (volunteers) to work for 5-6 hours per day if possible (not including clearing up after meals) and a contribution of only Rs 200 per day which covers the daily meals and the additional ashram activities. If volunteers decide to cut short their stay before 3 months, they are requested to pay the normal guest donation of only Rs 800 per day.