The sanskrit word “seva” is typically defined as “selfless service.” On a superficial level, “seva” can mean volunteer work at its best. A person assisting with what needs to be done out of a desire to help the cause, without remuneration or reward for work or service provided. On a deeper level, “seva” is action that comes from the Self, the essence of who one is. As people immerse themselves in work at Mount Soma for the greater good, they naturally start to experience the deeper meaning of seva.
This Seva Course is structured in a way that it brings a person’s awareness off of the personality self, and more to the Greater Self… the True Self. The longer and more fully people participate, the more the course activity nourishes them. This course is a powerful boost to a person’s spiritual evolution.
- Join the Mount Soma residents for 1 & 1 meditation rounds
- Participate in activity towards the greater good
- Course Length: 2 weeks to 2 months
- No Charge – room and board included
- Application for acceptance required
Seva Course participants join the Mount Soma residents for two meditations each day, morning and afternoon. Work/study students and Seva Course participants together do a variety of activities: cooking, cleaning, tasks in the flower shop, gardening, comptuer work, etc. Seva Course participants are welcome during the time of Meditation Retreats and Classes. During these courses, Seva Course participants will stay at 1 and 1 rounds of meditation and help to cover needed tasks during Michael Mamas lectures.
Mount Soma is a busy destination and retreat center and there is much to do. If you decide to take the Seva Course, you will be challenged. By working with the challenge and giving it your all, you will receive an experience that will change your life. You will discover a part of you that will serve you for the rest of your life – for sure.
Apply today and spend your time doing something full of meaning and depth in a beautiful setting.
- Limited number of enrollees. Early applicants have a better chance of being accepted.
- Be sure to read Prerequisites.
- It is recommended to practice Surya Ram Meditation twice daily for at least 2 weeks prior to beginning the course.
Quotes from Seva Course Participants
I just want to thank you all for the wonderful opportunity. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you all. I felt very honored & happy to be a part of the Seva Course, and I enjoyed doing my meditation. Hopefully I should be able to come every year. It was very good & different experience spiritually. Regards to everyone. Missing you all.
Badal (Bobby) Patel:
I had a really good experience at Mount Soma and with the meditation. I learned a lot about myself and how meditation can benefit my life. I hope to be back next summer. It was definitely better than working in the soup kitchen.