Seva is a Sanskrit word that means “selfless service.” It refers to actions performed with a sense of gratitude, compassion, respect for others, and a heartfelt desire to benefit humanity. The spirit of selfless service promotes a gradual realization of our full inner potential, and, as we gain more self-confidence in our ability, we can build a better world.
The Himalayan Institute’s SEVA program is a rare opportunity to live and serve in a vibrant spiritual community with like-minded people of all ages and backgrounds, while studying with expert teachers, deepening your spiritual journey, and being a part of something greater than yourself.
The SEVA program is looking for dedicated and motivated volunteers who are excited and passionate about the idea of selfless service. Participants can make a one-to nine-month commitment. The first month is a trial period: it will give you a chance to see if community living suits your needs, while giving us the opportunity to get to know you. If, after the first month, you would like to stay longer, you can either extend your stay in the SEVA Program for up to nine months, or apply to transfer to our year-long Residential Program.