Seva & Karma Yoga
Volunteers (sevadars) play an important role at Yoga at the Ashram and The Guru Ram Das Ashram. Sevadars support our mission as a community whose foundation rests on service.
Seva is a service you do without any hope or thought of reward. Karma Yoga is one of the paths among the 22 forms of yoga. When we practice Karma Yoga we experience ordinary work as an expression of the Divine.
Volunteers can serve in a variety of ways:
- Facilities and Grounds
- Yoga Center
Why people want to be a Sevedar:
- To explore and expand in the practice of Karma Yoga
- To integrate the practice of yoga into their life in a deeper way
- To be a part of a conscious community based on service
Food Insecurity & the Kitchen Remodel
This project grows from the inspiration of many members and sevadars, including: Siri Ram Kaur, who had the vision of “Lungar Ends Hunger” where Sikhs serve food to those in need of food, Jai Singh, her husband and the Ashram architect, who created a plan for the community building so our kitchen would meet a standard where we can provide food to others outside of our community, Hari Kirin Kaur, who longed for us to engage in community service and Siri Brahma Kaur, who wanted to cook for everyone, including those who couldn’t come to the Ashram.
Phase 1 of the Kitchen Remodel is complete! This will help our current kitchen to meet the town’s requirements so that we can deliver healthy meals to those in need. Phase 2 will expand the Community Building to double the bathroom capacity, provide handicap accessibility and a cozy space with a snack bar serving yogi tea and vegetarian treats. We expect Phase 1 to be completed in the spring or summer, with the food program starting shortly thereafter. We are very grateful that Siri Brahma Kaur, who is a very dedicated, professionally trained vegan/vegetarian chef, has agreed to serve as the point person for this project. If you have an interest in this wonderful project, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to contribute to this or any other project, please contact Sham Rang Singh at email@example.com or Baldev Singh at firstname.lastname@example.org , who is overseeing the kitchen remodeling. You can also contribute online at https://www.gofundme.com/gurdwara-kitchen-renovation/donate .
The Grants Committee & The Fund-Raising Project
We have a small team (Manjit Kaur, Dharma Kaur) working on writing grants to support the above projects. We are also at the very beginning of exploring the creation of a fund-raising program. If you have an interest and especially if you have experience in these areas, please contact Manjit Kaur at email@example.com or call 508 254-7956.