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, three month program provides hand-on experience of working in a team to steward the Ashram premises and utilities. The program involves responding to general repair and maintenance needs around the Ashram as well as a series of projects that may involve working with local tradespeople, including carpenters, plumbers, electricians and renewables/heating engineers. Projects will be designed around the current needs of the Ashram and the Learning Resident’s skill set and learning goals, and may include minor plumbing, electrical, carpentry, roofing, tiling, painting and more.
The Ashram property includes renovated and new buildings for teaching, accommodating guests, worship and office use. It has its own shop, water and waste 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.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Helpful Technical Experience
Interpersonal Leadership and Communication
INTAKE DATES AND APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications for learning residences close one month ahead of each intake date. Early applications are encouraged. Intake spots may be limited to one resident per intake period.
The three month residency dates for 2019 are:
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please fill out and submit the application form:
Download Learning Residency Application
Application deadline: Applications are accepted any time, please call if you have any questions: Shakti 250-227-9224
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Mar 26 2019 ID: 52572