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Seva Opportunities in Australia

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There are many opportunities to offer seva in Australia through several pathways: at the Siddha Yoga Ashram in Sydney; at the Siddha Yoga Ashram in Melbourne; at the Siddha Yoga Meditation Centre in Perth; and/or through offering seva from your own home.

Seva may be offered on a casual or regular basis; on a short-term or longer-term basis;  during special events; or simply when you have time.  We deeply welcome your offering of seva, in whatever form you are able to give.

We aim to offer seva opportunities to everyone, including individuals new to the Siddha Yoga path. The skills and experience required for different positions vary widely. Where specific skills and experience or training are required, a longer-term commitment is requested. We offer a short induction process for every ongoing seva role. 

Seva Opportunities currently available

As Siddha Yoga venues across Australia reopen, we have many seva opportunities available: be this for upcoming events;  supporting the Ashrams and other venues to stay open to offer Teaching and Learning events; and/or as regional and national support roles. 

Please let us know about your interest in offering. We welcome you to consider how you can join the Australian seva community and discover how this spiritual practice of seva can support your sadhana journey.

f you are new to the practice of seva, and have any questions, you are most welcome to email and we would be happy to answer any queries that you may have.

Click below on the location where you would like to offer seva.

 Offering Seva: 

Siddha Yoga Ashram Melbourne

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Siddha Yoga Ashram Sydney

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Siddha Yoga Meditation Centre Perth 

(Currently on Hold)

 Offering Seva: 

Siddha Yoga Seva from Home

Examples of areas for offering seva in Siddha Yoga Ashrams

To Maintain the Ashrams:

  • Gardening: caring for, planting, weeding, watering the gardens around the Ashram or centre
  • Housekeeping: caring for the internal cleanliness of the Ashram or centre facilities
  • Maintenance: maintaining/repairing the upkeep of the Ashram or centre
  • Maintaining the sacred space: pujas and murtis

To open the Ashrams for a Siddha Yoga event:

Outside the Hall 

  • Event Hosts: overseeing the operations and security of the Ashram when open for events
  • Welcome Hosts; supporting everyone who enters the Ashram to be welcomed
  • Reception: welcoming visitors, answering phone and face-to-face queries
  • Registration: taking bookings and, where applicable, payments for Siddha Yoga events 
  • Seva Coordinators: sharing about the spiritual practice of seva and about current opportunities to offer seva 

Inside the Hall 

  • Event Production: coordinating teams inside the hall to support presentation of the Siddha Yoga event 
  • Hall: welcoming, assisting with seating, caring for the meditation room or hall
  • Lighting: operation of lights and heating/cooling during events
  • Multimedia: overseeing CDs, DVDs, slides, and other audio and digital elements during events
  • Speakers and coaches: experienced Siddha Yoga students to host satsangs

To add when resources are available 

  • Bookstore: sale of Siddha Yoga books and merchandise to support spiritual growth and understanding
  • Music: chanting with the lead group or playing musical instruments for chants during events
  • Flowers: preparing floral arrangements
  • Amrit: serving food and drink, organising and cleaning of the dining area
  • Bakery: preparing and baking of cakes and biscuits at the Ashram
  • Dishroom: setting up, washing dishes, loading dishwasher, drying and putting away of dining and kitchen items
  • Kitchen: preparing and cooking of meals at the Ashram

Examples of areas for offering seva from home

  • Administrative assistance for a variety of areas
  • Data entry
  • Information Technology: database, web development, system support for users
  • Communications and Promotions: writing, copyediting, design, marketing, admin