Seva is selfless service that is offered without any expectation of praise or gain.
When you visit, you will see many people performing a variety of tasks to support the Center. These are all sevites.
During the practice of seva, we perform all the tasks that are needed to operate the Center––whether cooking, cleaning, hosting, or welcoming––while maintaining an awareness of the Self. In this way, seva becomes a way to build on one’s experience in meditation and develop the experience of the Self in action.
The Siddha Yoga Meditation Center in New York operates entirely through selfless service.
Some people offer seva in areas where they have skills, other offer seva in areas that require new skills. Every seva is equally important and each seva provides an equal opportunity to cultivate one’s virtues.
We warmly invite you to participate in the practice of seva. Selfless service is not only one of the core Siddha Yoga practices, it’s a great way to meet people and participate in the community. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in serving.