Community Seva Resources


Seva is a profound spiritual practice. There is a saying that it is easy to be a saint on a mountain top but the real proof comes when you return to the marketplace. On the Siddha Yoga path, we test our attainment and refine our understanding through the practice of seva, or selfless service. As we work with others in a spiritual environment, we have a practical means to put the Siddha Yoga teachings into action.

During the practice of seva, we perform familiar activities – whether cooking, cleaning, teaching or working at the computer – with focus on the Self, with awareness. Siddha Yoga students in Australia offer seva at Siddha Yoga ashrams, meditation centres, and from home to support the Siddha Yoga mission​, creating a tangible offering of love in action.

When we lovingly offer our time, skills and expertise in seva, we have an opportunity to see that love and skill manifest in a real and practical way. Because seva is a spiritual practice there is another element that we also come to see. This is the element of Grace. It infuses the results of our offering and it transforms us as we offer seva.