The Yasodhara Ashram Infrastructure Learning Residency is intended for individuals who want to broaden and deepen their understanding of property management (carpentry, plumbing, building and general maintenance) and the practice of Karma Yoga.
Located in the rural community of Kootenay Bay, this full-time program provides hand-on experience of working in a team to steward the Ashram premises and utilities. This is a year round program. This area has a forward-looking, developing plan for new buildings and renovations. The program is organized and carried forward as a series of projects that involve bringing in local tradespeople, including carpenters, plumbers, electricians and renewables/heating engineers.
The Ashram property includes renovated and new buildings for teaching, accommodating guests, worship and office use. It has its own shop, sewage and water supply systems and a number of unsurfaced roads, small machinery plus a small fleet of vehicles.
Some experience with tool use and a willingness to get your hands dirty is helpful. Important qualities are an open mind, a positive disposition and interest in living and learning within a spiritual community.
This is a 5 – 8 month position. The intake dates for this position are ongoing throughout the year.
Upcoming dates: March 7, April 4, May 2, May 30. Please see OM program intake dates for all intakes for 2017.
Applications for the summer season (April 4, May 2, May 30 intake dates) are due on February 28, 2017.
HELPFUL SKILLS & ABILITIES
INFRASTRUCTURE LEARNING RESIDENTS MAY BE INVOLVED IN SOME OR ALL OF THESE AREAS:
Repair and Maintenance
This involves responding flexibly to general repair and maintenance needs around the Ashram, including minor plumbing, electrical, carpentry, roof, gutter, tiling and painting tasks.
Carpentry and Maintenance Shop
This involves ensuring the Shop is managed efficiently and effectively.
This involves working with help from Ashram residents and local contractors, to design and implement large or small project plans for buildings and renovations, and practical application of building trade skills.
To apply, please fill out and submit the application form:
Download Learning Residency Application
Application deadline: Applications for summer season positions (April 4, May 2, May 30 intake dates) are due on February 28, 2017.
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GoodWork ID: 38284 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Feb 16 2017