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Spiritual community & Eco-lodge maintenance assistant

Self-healing + clarifying your life path while Volunteering

Do you need to take a break away from whatever has been going on around you lately?  

Are you looking for a safe place where you can feel supported while you go through some self healing and vision quest for your next step in life? 

Do you enjoy community living, openheartedness, healthy food and minimalism?

Do you have interest in meditation, yoga, spirituality and personnal development? 

If so, please keep on reading, this might be the right place for you !

Meditation, Karma Yoga, live in the Woods in a spiritual community

We are a small ashram / spiritual community established in the forest about 1h north of Montreal and are looking for volunteers to come and help develop and expend our activities.  

Volunteering tasks: Cabin maintenance, driving firewood and water supplies to guests, preparing firewood, cooking..  
Type: volunteer / with private room and vegetarian/flexitarian meals
Organization: Siva Ashram | Les Pieds sur Terre 
St-Calixte, 60km north of Montreal, Quebec
Dates: We have open positions starting from end of August and operate throughout the year.

We are a a small spiritual community/Ashram rooted in yogic philosophy and inter-spiritual exploration. We share a lifestyle of group practices, meditation, yoga, karma yoga (work), various forms of prayer/contemplation, study and personnal development workshops. We function as a big family in which everyone is different and unique and create an atmosphere where everyone feels at home. This makes our group energy very cohesive and dynamic, loving and high spirited.

We  are looking for people who are both interested in spiritual growth through regular meditation, introspection and group activities as well as people who are interested in helping us honnor the business relationship with the accomodationg business established on the same property which allows us to finance our lifestyle and activities.

As an interspiritual community, we enjoy exploring the teachings and practices from the world's major traditions (hindu, christian, buddhist, native american, Islamic and jewish), without getting caught into dogmas. We love to celebrate life, and rarely miss an opportunity to make a special dinner for Shabbath, have a special bone fire for the moon, celebrate one's birthday, create the coolest vibe for christmass etc. We love to engage playfully with seemingly contradicting teachings to develop our own personnal understanding and philosophical flexibility. 

We sustain ourselves through a work exchange agreement with an accomodation business which was established on the same property a few years ago. This business currently has 6 cabins: a tipi, a tree house, hobbit house and 3 bubbles. 

Volunteering takes place with cabin maintenance (cleaner), water and firewood provisioning (driver), cooking for our group, maintenance of ashram installations, forest trail maintenance and potentially some gardening and side projects based on your skills and interest.

Volunteers stay in private rooms and we offer 3 vegetarian/flexitarian meals per day.

You will live with a group of about 6-8 people living in a spiritual community setting with shared basic values.

We are established on a 34 acres plot of woodland, one hour north of Montreal, in a beautiful, densely forested area.

We also have some pets: donkey, pony, mule, pigs, cats, dog.. which we also need help with.

Group's values and attitudinal guidelines:

  • Peacefulness: quiet, avoid rushing, running or over exertion, practice being effective in your tasks without stressing yourself out.
  • Loving and supportive environment: Caring, avoid complaining and fault finding in others, resolve tension and conflicts as they arise.
  • Connexion: finding strenght in community life and group activities
  • Gratefulness and optimism: cultivate a thankful attitude choosing to see the glass as half full.
  • Authenticity: introspective, non-superficial, true
  • Flexibility : making room for everyone's differences and "weirdness" to express themselves while flowing in harmony with the group
  • Integration : commiting to transforming and integrating our own shadow and life experiences to grow up and gain clarity of mind 

*We are also open to receiving digital nomads/people with part time online job.* 

If you are interested or have any question, contact :

+1 438-509-1984

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Aug 24 2022    ID: 65507