Seva – selfless service

What I would love to see you all do is slowly clear the deck. You have the opportunity to restore your own spirituality by helping people. Service to humanity. Service to all of life. That is the way to God – that is the one way you can clear this karma that impairs your vision of God.

Guru Sri Subramanium, Skanda Vale, UK

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Seva is selfless service offered without expectation of result or reward. Seva helps to ground us in the present moment, and can help us to overcome feelings of doubt, anxiety and lack of purpose. It is a great way for reducing the weight of our own karma (karma yoga).

We are building up a seva team to support the ashram with the day to day running and to make Somaskanda Ashram a welcoming and uplifting place for pilgrims. Everyone is welcome to join in – you don’t need any experience, just a willingness to help. We can provide any training and equipment needed.

Here are some ways how you can help

Garlands

Garland making

Create beautiful garlands for the daily decoration of the murtis in the temple

Decoration

Decoration

Decorate the temple and the ashram for special festivals

Havan sticks

Wood sticks for havans

Prepare the wood sticks offered in the fortnightly fire rituals, the havans

Firewood

Wood processing

There is a lot of firewood required to keep the house warm and cozy. Split some wood!

Prasad

Preparing & serving Prasad

Help preparing delicious blessed meals and serving them to the pilgrims

Transport

Transport

Make it possible for pilgrims to reach the temple by offering them a seat in your car

Construction

Construction work & maintenance

Join the team finishing the construction work on the temple and do some maintenance work in and around the house

House keeping

House keeping

Keep the place clean and tidy to make everyone feel comfortable

Snow

Snow shovelling

Make the temple accessible in winter by creating nice walking paths in the snow

Join the seva team

Would you like to get more involved? Join the seva team!

Are you happy to join the seva team WhatsApp group for coordinating seva projects?

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