Volunteering/Seva

Niyataṁ kuru karma tvaṁ karma jyāyo hyakarmaṇaḥ
śharīra-yātrāpi cha te na prasiddhyed akarmanaḥ 

You should do day-to-day work! The performance of day-to-day work is greater than not working.
Even for the maintenance of the body you should do day-to-day work!
 It is not well-known that by not working one can live.

Yajñārthāt karmaṇo ’nyatra loko ’yaṁ karma-bandhanaḥ
tad-arthaṁ karma kaunteya mukta-saṅgaḥ samāchara

O Arjuna, perform the Karma with detachment, dedicating to God.
 Otherwise the world is bound by Karmas.

iṣhṭān bhogān hi vo devā dāsyante yajña-bhāvitāḥ
tair dattān apradāyaibhyo yo bhuṅkte stena eva saḥ
The effulgent ones nourished by the offerings, will give you your cherished desires.
Verily, whoever enjoys the desired objects given without offering is certainly a thief.

Tasmād asaktaḥ satataṁ kāryaṁ karma samāchara
asakto hyācharan karma param āpnoti pūruṣhaḥ

Therefore, perform your duties spontaneously with detachment;
a person attains the highest,indeed, by the duties performed with detachment.

                                                                                              Gita Ch3 Sloka 8; 9; 12; 19


In this tradition, spiritual aspirants are expected to volunteer and serve by doing seva.

Seva enables the aspirant to practice doing work selflessly with detachment- detached to any self gains, the results of the work, praises and appreciations and also monetary gains. Seva should be done with love, care and respect, just as only the best is offered to the most honoured guests.

By doing seva selflessly, the aspirant will clean and polish the mind and thereby cultivate a correct and better behaviour and attitude towards life. The actions which spring forth from the mind will then be better in line with spiritual teachings, slowly eliminating the conflicts between the teachings and our selfish desires, and also prepare the mind to absorb new teachings; while the physical side of seva trains the body to be physically fit since modern society is increasingly sedentary, and a healthier body and purer mind will enable the sitting for meditation to feel natural.

Seva also provides the Guru the opportunity to see the competency and weaknesses of the spiritual aspirants, guiding them towards perfection in action.

Seva is required in the areas of cleaning food preparation and preparation of accommodations for programmes/guests and gardening. DIY help are also required from suitably skilled or experienced people.


You are welcome to volunteer whole year round and should be understood as a voluntary service to be undertaken with a selfless and spiritual intent, it is not offered as a transaction for food, accommodation or teachings.

Please proceed to the Contact Us section where you can express your interest. Please kindly include the length of volunteering, your work and volunteering experiences and skill-sets.