All our daily activities at The Ashram are centred around making every action an offering to the Divine. It's called seva (selfless service). Seva is part of our path of Bhakti: experiencing the joy of serving and receiving the blessings of Maha Lakshmi. Adding to that, seva in this particular location offers the unique opportunity to serve the Divine in the home of Paramahamsa Vishwananda.
Everyone is asked to take part in seva during their stay at The Ashram, including day visitors and overnight guests. Visitors and guests do not need to apply for a seva program; just come to the seva coordination desk for your daily seva check-in at 9:15 am (9:30 am on Saturdays) during non-event times and from 9:30 – 9:45 am in the main lobby during event times.
Many Ways to Serve
Even if you are just visiting for the day, you are encouraged to help with seva for 1-2 hours. You don't need to apply for a seva program, just ask at the Seva Coordination Desk, located next to the Registration desk.
All guests are asked to contribute 3-4 hours of seva during each day of their stay. It is part of the heart-opening experience of being here. Please check in with our Seva Coordinator at the Registration Desk for your assignment.
Bhakti Seva Program (2 to 8 weeks)
If you would like to come and experience life in The Ashram before, during, and after an event, you are welcome to apply for one of the current openings in the Bhakti Seva Program. This program begins with a minimum of two weeks and continues up to a maximum of eight weeks. This program is required before you can apply for a Seva Scholarship of three months.
Seva Scholarships (3 months)
A seva scholarship is three months long. It is for everyone who has already participated in several stays as a seva guest in The Ashram and would like to go deeper into the experience of ashram life.
When you have completed a seva scholarship and are sure you are ready for a longer-term commitment, you are welcome to apply for one of our current seva positions.