Volunteering allows you to work in the name of beauty, to serve in a selfless way and to contribute to a collective project. In some spiritual centers, this is called Karma Yoga, or Seva: a spiritual practice that calms the mind, opens the heart, sets the body in motion and elevates consciousness. The listening, presence and humility required have a very positive effect on our being.
During your retreat, before or after a workshop or course, you can lend a hand in the garden or for the upkeep of the house.
Weeding, raking, sweeping, cleaning or even planting and building, all have a positive effect on us when done consciously and from the heart.
Participative workcamps are offered on a regular basis. They are led by craftsmen or other qualified people. We work as a team on a particular project.
We have installed joists and siding on a wooden building, plastered a large wall with earth, renovated a chicken coop and a wooden cabin, chopped fallen trees, built a wooden bridge and a dry stone wall. Other projects await the right time and the right team.
No prerequisites are necessary for these communal projects, but we appreciate your experience and knowledge. It’s an opportunity to learn and share, to discover new materials and personal skills.
At one-day workcamps, lunch is provided. If the workcamp lasts more than one day, accommodation and all meals are provided. This is called an immersion stay.
We also welcome one person at a time, from March to October, to maintain the grounds and buildings and care for the animals and vegetable garden, or to help with outdoor landscaping.
Your experience, skills and physical strength will be rewarded with full-board accommodation.
This is an ‘immersion stay’: we share meals, meditation and reflection time.
If you live nearby and have the time, you can come by on a regular or occasional basis to help with the garden, animal care and plants.
If you have seeds or plants to donate, we welcome you with open arms. Come and plant and water with us!