Karma Yoga and Meditation Immersion Program
 

Take some time away to heal and grow spiritually

Travelling, volunteering, escaping into an ashram, a quiet place with peaceful and loving people who meditate do yoga, sing and pray daily – perhaps these are your dreams. If you are thinking to take a break from your working life or student life, why not spend time at the ashram and help us further build and develop our peace loving community ?

 

Are you looking to :

  • become part of a heart centred spiritual community

  • recollect and slow yourself down

  • deepen your connection with yourself, others and the Divine

  • get a clearer vision of what to do with the rest of your life

  • further your meditation practice

  • Explore spiritual philosophies and practices

  • Volunteer and learn to turn work into a spiritual practice

if so... Siva Ashram might be good choice !

The Ashram is located in a fully forested area in Saint-Calixte, 60 km north of Montréal. Our ashram consists of a group of karma yogi, volunteers like you taking time off from their obligations to deepen their faith and their understanding of the Divine. You will also find a few resident karma yogi dedicated to the spiritual path who are developing and supporting the ashram as their lifestyle in service to God. 

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Goals of the program

Our purpose is to give you a chance to be part of our community and benefit from the healing vibes that we cultivate through our contemplative lifestyle.

The goal of the program is to experience the practice the four Yogas : 

 

Karma Yoga : the Yoga of Action

Bhakti Yoga :  the Yoga of Devotion

Raja Yoga : the Yoga of pranayama, meditation and yoga postures

Jnana Yoga : the Yoga of understanding and wisdom

Our days mainly consist of meditation, interfaith prayers, yoga practice, self-less service (about 3.5h/ day of volunteer work), mindful self-care (time off) and spiritual talks exploring various aspects of the Hindu and interfaith philosophy (prayer, karma, dharma, reincarnation, devotional singing etc.). To help everyone work out their personal karma, we also organize personal development workshops on most week.

 

The program is ongoing, so you can join any time of the year, based on room availability on our end.

We provide accommodation (private or shared rooms or cabins or camping in the summer; tents can be provided), vegetarian meals (mostly vegan) (community breakfast, lunch, and dinner), as well as Wi-Fi and laundry room access. 

You will also get to experience:

 

  • Being part of a peaceful and loving community

  • Building your meditation practice up to 2 hours per day

  • Learn and practice various prayers, and mantras  from various traditions to help you tune into the Divine

  • Developing your own Hatha yoga practice

  • Get introduced into vedic and interfaith teachings (The workings of Karma, Dharma, Reincarnation to bring guidance and peace of mind to any aspect of life you need)

  • The possibility to deepen your connection with the many faces and names of God through hindu, christian, jewish and buddhist rituals.

  • Learning and growing from sharing the lifestyle of yogis and other karma yogis living here

 

 

Benefits of the karma yoga and meditation immersion :

 

  • You are in a safe and protected environment with like-minded people

  • Healthy, vegetarian meals are cooked for you and shelter is provided

  • Experience a broadminded and practical spiritual lifestyle 24/7

  • There is time for contemplation, for going within and concentrating on higher principles and values

  • Many participants undergo deep and profound spiritual and personal experiences

  • Karma yoga opens your heart and a helps you to develop a strong connection to the Divine

  • You get personal advice and guidance from experienced karma yogis 

  • The combination of karma yoga and intense spiritual practice can lead to enhanced progress on your spiritual path

 

Prices for the Karma Yoga and Meditation Program : 

 

There is no fee associated with this program.

Your enthusiasm and dedication to make the most of your time with us is all that is required. 

Who can partake in the Karma Yoga and Meditation Program ?

Our ashram provides a rich environment for deep contemplation and a quest for meaning. Here you’ll find silence, strength and clarity. An ashram is a refuge for people who are searching for the deeper meaning of existence and want to retreat from the market values of modern society. It is a safe harbour for people to embark on a quest for the higher reality of existence. 

 

To maintain a high vibration, it is important for participants as well as residents to maintain certain basic rules:

 

  • vegetarian diet: No meat or fish during your stay (eggs are usually available but never included in group meals)

  • No alcohol, no recreational drugs, no tobacco

  • Regular attendance at meditation and scheduled activities

  • Willingness to carry out different types of work as service and spiritual practice for 3.5h per day; helping out wherever necessary

  • Inner flexibility and open-mindedness

  • Deep interest in spiritual work and using your time out as a quest for meaning

  • Service to humanity

  • Mindfulness in dealing with fellow beings

Program duration ?


The program duration is flexible to meet your personnal needs and life circumstances. A good start would be to plan to stay with us for 1 to 3 weeks. If you loved program and want to deepen your practice, it is possible to apply stay longer as part of the intensive sadhana program for a duration of 1 to 6 aditionnal months. But let's take one thing at the time and see where it leads us ! 

If you are interested in joining us, please fill the application form bellow and we will get back to you shortly !

Or if you have any question, feel free to send us a message using the form bellow or give us a call at : 438-509-1984

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