Join the Ashram community for three to six months and practice the yoga of selfless service as you learn skills for your life path.
Learning Residencies are for people who have a skill base or experience in a particular work area. The program is based on experiential self-led learning with a mentor, and has a strong focus on leadership.
Yasodhara Ashram has an organic mixed market garden, growing a variety of fruits and vegetables on 2.5 acres of land that has been in production for over 30 years. Our garden produces 20% of the food we eat, 11,000 meals out of the 55,000 we serve annually. Ashram menus are based on what is available seasonally from our garden. We also winter store, freeze, dry and preserve as much produce as possible.
The focus is on sustainability and stewardship of the land — from seeding to harvesting to preparation of food in our on-site commercial kitchen and preservation of food for the winter months.
In an aim to reduce our carbon footprint and support the local economy, the Ashram purchases vegetables, fruit, honey, eggs and cheese from local farmers and orchardists. We support many local growers through CSA programs (community supported agriculture) and work trade.
The kitchen-garden team keeps updated on food sustainability initiatives that are happening locally and globally. We are actively engaged in seed saving, companion planting, composting and permaculture principles. Our guiding ideal behind the garden is a reverence for life.
What is unique about this position?
You will participate in Karma Yoga five days a week, Karma Yoga is the practice of selfless service and is an essential part of life at Yasodhara Ashram.
The daily practice of work, along with morning hatha, weekly reflective classes, satsang and workshops will give you the opportunity to deepen your personal spiritual practice and build a foundation for the next phase of your life.
What are we looking for?
Previous experience with food and a familiarity with organic production methods is preferred but not essential. Important qualities are an open mind, a positive disposition and interest in living and learning within a spiritual community. Students in education, agriculture, environmental sciences, and related fields are encouraged to apply.
Areas currently accepting Learning Residency applications
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While these are not paid staff positions, they are spiritual and career / life development opportunities. You will receive meals and accommodation for the length of your stay, at a value of $1400 per month. Seasonal and primarily locally sourced meals are provided, with our kitchen able to cater to numerous dietary requirements.
Intake dates for Garden, Orchard & Preserving Kitchen
Intake dates for Kitchen
Applications are accepted any time, please call if you have any questions: Shakti 250-227-9224
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 30 2020 ID: 55858