First Time At 'Niwas
We are very excited to have you at “'Niwas”.
Below is some information and guidelines that we hope helps you prepare and get the most out of your time here.
Optimizing your stay with Karma Yoga and Ashram Life.
What exactly is Karma Yoga? – the definition of karma yoga is “meditation in action”. It is an opportunity to learn and practice the skills of being 100% present, in the moment, watching the mind, and not being attached to the fruits of your actions, even though you apply 100% effort. The result of Karma yoga is the experience of innate joy throughout your day regardless of what task you are doing. It gives you a wonderful opportunity to watch the mind through its emotional pull of likes and dislikes “raga- dwesha” and to witness these into an equilibrium.
Karma Yoga is considered to be one of the highest purification techniques in yoga. The karma yoga at 'Niwas for summer 2016 includes (but not limited to). Construction of Central Courtyard, Garden, Chickens, Grassland reclamation, Tiny Office construction, Winter wood preparation. Please note that while your age, ability and yogic needs will be taken into consideration, we “do what needs to be done” at Niwas, depending on the day. Giving the foundation for the karma yoga practice.