Punarnava Healing Community Inc.

262 Upland Road, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA

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a 501(C)3 corporation

Selfless service program

We are happy to announce the launch of our Karma yoga practice program based on the Pancha Maha Yagnas.

 

The Pancha Maha Yagna Program is a residential program, with the spiritual volunteers fully immersed in the community for a minimum of one month.  The goal is to learn the practice of karma yoga in a one-of-a-kind, Ayurveda eco-village in South India.

 

The idea of selfless service (karma yoga) is an important concept in both ayurveda and yoga traditions.  Since we are all interconnected, serving others leads to serving our own selves and we begin to experience unity in all that surrounds us. Therefore, this residential program is designed following that formula. It is designed to help you to practice selfless service (Karma Yoga) in action and spirit in daily life.    

Pancha Maha Yagnas areas and examples

Bhu Seva– serving and looking after the environment

  • Any outdoor maintenence

  • Natural farming

  • Organic vegetable harvesting

  • WWOOF program projects

 

Jnana Seva – serving the quest for learning

  • Swadhyaya (self-study)

  • Spiritual Diary

  • Satsang/Prayer Attendance

  • Hall setup for Prayer and Satsang times

  • Hall assistance during Prayer and Satsang

Go Seva – looking after animals, especially the cow

  • Cow bath

  • Goshala cleaning

  • Feeding, walking, milking cows

  • Cow Pooja Assistance

  • Taking care of other animals

Bala Seva – looking after children and inculcating in them similar values

  • Assistance at Balagrama (our boys’ home)

  • Food time/cleaning kitchen

  • Supervising chores of children

  • Organized games

  • Homework Help

Nara Seva – serving our fellow human beings

  • Feeding at the local community kitchen

  • Go with our Jeep to serve the local community

  • Facebook photos and posting

  • Group dinner set-up and/or entertainment coordinator

  • Pooja and activities support

  • Helping therapists refill patient waters

  • Service in one of our 3 kitchens

  • Social Media/Marketing support

  • IT Technical Maintenance

  • Store Assistance

  • Front Desk Support

Karma Yoga Programs

Introduction to the Practice of Karma Yoga - 30 day program
- $450 donation

  • Shared accommodation

  • Three delicious vegetarian meals

  • Regular meditation, spiritual study, and spiritual diary (Swadhyaya)

  • Morning and evening Prayers and one Satsang (teaching lecture) required per day as your karma yoga schedule allows

  • 3-5 hours daily duties

Advanced Practice of Karma Yoga - Three Month Program
- $750 donation

  • Shared accommodation

  • Three delicious vegetarian meals

  • Regular meditation, spiritual study, and spiritual diary (Swadhyaya)

  • Morning and evening prayers, and one Satsang (teaching lecture) required per day as your karma yoga schedule allows

  • 5-7 hours daily duties

  • 2 Full Days off Per Month

  • Monthly Donation Installments are: 

- Month 1 - $ 450

- Month 2 - $ 200

- Month 3 - $ 100

 

Karma yoga application form

If you are interested in our program please send us some information to start the application process. We will respond to you as soon as possible and will send more detailed information.

Would you like to get involved?