Bhakti Seva Program

Apply for the Bhakti Seva Program (2-4 weeks)

The Bhakti Seva Program offers an excellent opportunity to experience ashram living at Shree Peetha Nilaya. The seva (selfless service) program is available for a minimum of two-weeks and a maximum of four-weeks in duration. 

Apply Online

You may also speak with Ambika in person if you are at SPN. Ambika is in charge of seva coordination and will be happy to answer all of your questions regarding seva: the meaning and value of doing seva, as well as duties for daily seva, event seva and the Bhakti Seva Program.

On the dates below, you'll see when the seva program starts and ends. Plan to arrive at least one day before and leave one day after.

Bhakti Seva Program Openings

Kitchen

Cooking for our large family like Annapurna Devi.

Bhakti Marga Seva Program Kitchen

Bhakti Marga Seva Program kitchen

Throughout the year the kitchen team always needs seva help.

Please email us at seva@bhaktimarga.org if you have already come here for a seva program. If this is your first seva program, then please fill in the online seva application form using this link: 

Apply Online

Flower Garden

Bhakti Marga Seva Program vegetable garden

Bhakti Marga Seva Program garden

For our flower garden, we are looking for people with experience, good physical conditions and  above all, who love to do seva in nature.

General information

All our summer flowers are used for worshiping, like pujas or offerings as garlands. Due to the rocky soil, each garden task is a heavy work. Dry summers and a lack of water can mean long working hours, like early watering and carrying the water by hand to the plants. Intensive, large flower beds need to be weeded regularly. This requires a solid knowledge of perennial plants. Therefore, you should be able to recognize perennials from weeds - even at an early stage of growing.

Spring 2018

Whole March (6 strong male seva helpers needed):

  • Paving paths with polygonal rock plates (2 male seva helpers)
  • Planting dahlias (2 male seva helpers)

 

Middle of March till May (2 male seva helpers needed):

Planting:

  • We are preparing to make a new rose garden. Therefore, lots of planting is required in March till April.
  • Planting of all dahlias.

Rock walls:

  • We are preparing to built small rock walls to terrace parts of the garden into a Japanese garden.

from the middle of March till May (2 male seva helpers needed):

Middle of March till May (1 female seva helper needed):

  • separating and poting of small seedlings

End of May / Beginning of June (2 seva helpers needed):

  • planting of summer plants:

Hundreds of summer flowers need to be put into the right place. For this the soil needs to be prepared (tilling and leveling out). Planting and regular watering will be done by hand.

In addtion - Spring until End of Summer 2018:

April until November (2 seva helpers with plant knowedge needed!):

Weeding:

Our flower beds are kept in a natural style. Therefore you should know, which plant can stay and which plant needs to go.

Flower beds:

In order to minimize the growth of weeds, we apply wood chips on all flower beds.

Watering:

Due to the weather, we might have to water the plants early in the morning (until 8 am) or late in the evening (after 8 pm). Most of it will have to be done by hand.

Autumn 2018:

November (2 male seva helpers needed):

Dahlias:

Dahlias are not hardy. They need to be dug out in Oktober and stored in our earth cellar.

November-December (2 male seva helpers needed):

Soil preparation:

In order to improve our poor soil, we need to bring out manure / kompost and leaves on the fields and flower beds. The soil needs to be tilled.

 

Please email us at seva@bhaktimarga.org if you have already come here for a seva program. If this is your first seva program, then please fill in the online seva application form using this link: 

Apply Online                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Housekeeping and Laundry

Bhakti Marga Seva Program laundrylaundry, seva, bhakti marga

housekeeping, seva, bhakti marga

Throughout the year the housekeeping & laundry team always need seva help during certain periods:

 

NEW SEVA DATES 2018:

  • 18th of March - 07th of April (2 persons)

  • 05th of April - 18th of April (1 person)

  • 01st of May - 31st of May (2 persons)

  • 21st of May - 10th of June (3 persons)

  • 19th of June - 03rd of July (2 persons)

  • 04th of July - 18th of July (2 persons)

  • 19th of July - 02nd of August (3 persons)

  • 03rd of August - 16th of August (2 persons)

  • 16th of August - 24th of August (2 persons)

  • 24th of August - 14th of September (3 persons)

 

Please let us know if you would like to come for one of the aboves times. Arrival day is always the first date and the departure day the last date of the above mentioned periods. Your seva starts always the day after your arrival!

In case you would like to come for another time, please let us know in your application when and for how long you want to come and we see what can arrange for you.

Please fill in the online seva application form using this link: 

Apply Online

Vegetable Garden

Bhakti Marga Seva Program garden

Bhakti Marga Seva Program garden

garden, seva, bhakti marga

Spring 2018

For our vegetable garden we are looking for people with garden experience, good physical conditions and above all who:

  • Love to work in a vegetable garden

  • Are willing to work in all weather conditions

Throughout the year help is always welcome in the garden. 

May:

  • 4 male seva program helpers needed for heavy garden work with soil and installation of water system
  • 2 seva program helpers needed for weeding, seeding, planting and watering

June till November:

  • 2 male seva program helpers needed for weeding, watering, grass cutting and harvesting
  • 2 seva program helpers needed for weeding, planting, harvesting and cleaning

Please fill in the online seva application form using this link: 

Apply Online

 

Facilities & Maintenance

Bhakti Marga Seva Program - facilities

New Seva Dates 2018

  • 16th of March - 6th of April (1 person)
  • 30th of March - 20th of April 
  • 23rd of April - 14th of May
  • 12th of May - 2nd of June
  • 21st of May - 14th of June
  • 18th of June - 7th of July
  • 09th of July - 21st of July
  • 20th of August - 9th of September
  • 8th of September - 29th of September
  • 1st of October -  27th of October
  • 29th of October - 17th of November

Seva duties in facilities & maintenance are (among others) tasks like: trimming bushes, stacking wood, building shelves, cleaning washing machines & hoovers, painting guest rooms, lawn mowing as well as helping with preparing the infrastructure & logistics for our Jubilee of Love 2018 in June: set up tents, seva village, camping site, cleaning the ground, preparing the area around the new temple, set up kitchen and market tents ecc.

Please fill in the online seva application form using this link:

Apply Online

Application

If you are interested to come and do seva with us in Shree Peetha Nilaya, for a minimum of 2 weeks up to a maximum of 4 weeks, you may apply for one of the above positions.

To apply:

Apply Online or speak to Ambika at the SPN Reception Desk

Thank you,
Jai Gurudev!