Committed volunteers are needed for various tasks. Please offer your talents to help maintain the Soma Matha Center. The teachings and blessings of the Soma Matha have always been spread through the efforts of unpaid volunteers. Even this high-quality website has been designed and is maintained entirely by volunteers. It is by the dedicated efforts of volunteers that our service is possible. If you have any special talents which you would like to offer to help our teachings and blessings to reach more people in need, please contact us. However, education or specialized skills are not necessary for those who wish to serve. There are always many mundane tasks which need to be accomplished from cleaning to folding pamphlets and helping set-up for events.
Seva, the spiritual practice of selfless service
Seva (spiritual service and also called karma yoga) is one of the best ways to prepare a person to receive divine grace. It is not possible to fill pots full of mud with pure water without first dumping the mud. People suffer and face obstacles and dis-ease on account of their own karmas (their actions). To be free from the plight of karma and to create punyam (merit) needed to receive good things, seva is the best remedy. Spiritual service offered to a Guru is a very powerful way to free a person from the situations that bind them in the world because by the Guru’s grace, the practice of Seva works inwardly on them as they work to complete certain outer tasks. It is said that if a person desires something in the world, that they must work to give what they desire to others. This is the only lasting path to fulfillment. Spiritual service offered with compassion and selflessness frees a person from all ills.
Many thanks to the many dedicated volunteers who have
We also have a few unpaid intern positions available for those interested in working with plants, teaching Yoga, preparing Ayurvedic herbal remedies, and performing Ayurvedic body work. It may be possible for us to provide room and board for full-time volunteers.
For more information about volunteer opportunities contact: (804) 767 2245 or fill out the form below.