As a volunteer or as a tourist, you will have the opportunity to experience a different culture and lifestyle that is based on Vedic principles with people who care about ecology and nature. Come, enjoy and participate in the development of our Eco Yoga Villages.
The moment you decide to volunteer in India or just to visit us, means you will have the opportunity to help and learn about vegetarian cuisine, organic farming, green buildings and more in this spiritual and beautiful country.
Don’t miss this opportunity!
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The main activities are:
– Be part of the art and ecology projects in Vrindavan.
– Help to take care of small gardens; The growth of plants and vegetables.
– Clean abandoned sites of ancient temples and create gardens.
– Restore green areas of ancient temples.
– Perform maintenance work in Vrinda Kunja (Paint walls, kitchen, help in different areas, take care of the garden).
– Help in vegetarian cooking.
– Help to clean the banks of the Yamuna river as well as other sacred sites in Vrindavan (helpinghandforvrindavan.org)
– Help poor children in different areas such as teaching and ecology.
– Assisting in our Goshala (Concern and protection of cows).
– Attend the readings in the different fields of Vedic literature, such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Srimad Bhagavatam.
– Help our visitors with their different requirements.
– Teach something new to the staff of vrindakunja.
The program could also include follow-up activities such as:
– Yoga classes
– Hindu Dance Classes
– Practice of English, Portuguese and Spanish
– Conscious films
– Travel trips through mystical temples and architectural wonders
– Parikrama / pilgrimage
– Music (Bhajan)
– Classes of typical Hindu instruments for meditation on the Maha Mantra Hare Krishna.
You will have free time during the day for you to experience Vrindavan and a free day a week for the Seva.
The volunteer program includes a donation of $ 10 USD per day, the amount of Rupiah depends on the change of rate that is approximate 610Rs per day. This donation covers the following services for each volunteer:
– Three vegetarian / vegan meals.
– Room in our guest house (shared room, fan, pillow and sheets)
– Yoga classes
– Purified water
– Complementary activities.
– Bathrooms western / Hindu style.
– Custom attention.
We are an active Hindu Vaishnava ashram community comprising of lifelong members and volunteers from all around the world. We believe that having a diverse group of people of different ages and backgrounds creates an inspirational environment where individual talents and experience can come together in a spirit of service and cooperation. Thus, our saying “unity in diversity” offers everyone a chance to contribute in a meaningful way, and you are most welcome to participate in any of our projects.
The Vrinda Kunja Ashram is a place of coordination for many different projects mainly based on the Vedic principles of seva (service) dana (charity), tapa (austerities) and yagna (sacrificial ritual). As an authentic Hindu ashram in the Vaishnava tradition, all of our activities are spiritual in nature, meaning everything is considered devotional service. In welcoming volunteers who may have had no exposure to Vaishnavism or Hindu spirituality in general, we are respectful of your own personal beliefs and spiritual practices. With open minds and hearts we encourage you to join us in our spiritual activities. Below you will find the list and short description of the daily activities of the ashram.
Daily Schedule in Vrinda Kunja Ashram
5:00 a.m. Mangala aarti (morning worship and meditation)
6:00 am Japa Mantra (meditative mantra chanting)
7:00 am Vaishnava Philosophy (lesson from Srimad Bhagavatam, Vedic scripture)
8:00 am Darshan Aarti (deity greeeting, worship ceremony)
8:30 am Prasadam (Breakfast)
9:30 am Seva (devotional service in different areas of action)
12:00 pm Bhoga Aarti (food offering to deities)
13:00 p.m. Prasadam (Lunch)
15:00 pm Seva (spiritual service in different areas of action)
18:30 pm Sandhya aarti (evening deity greeting, worship and meditation)
19:00 pm Vaishnava Philosophy (lesson from Bhagavad Gita or other Vedic scripture)
20:00 pm Sayana Aarti (deity worship before evening repose)
20:30 pm Prasadaam (Dinner)