Welcome to be a Volunteer
Short and Long-term Volunteering
Would you like to join the Divinya community in a joyful living and learning environment? We are offering this excellent opportunity to applicants who have an extensive thirst for self-transformation and who are pulled by the vision to live and co-create a life in harmony with themselves, nature and the cosmic realm.
We invite you to come to the heart of Divinya’s living experience. The engagement as a volunteer includes a wide range of areas such as permaculture, gardening, landscaping, eco-sustainable building, visual media and much more. The program is open for inspired and self-motivated individuals who already have knowledge and experience within these areas, as well as for those who are new and passionate to learn.
Short-term Volunteering is a minimum of 1 month.
Long-term Volunteering is from 6 months to 12 months, with the opportunity to take part in the 1-month Yoga Teacher Training.
DIVINYA – Volunteering Guidelines
Welcome to Divinya – a natural sanctuary for innovative learning, a learning ground to explore the true potential of life. We are an eco-spiritual learning and living community, inspired by the enlightened Master, Guruji Sri Vast. Volunteers have the opportunity to attend Guruji’s Satsangs and retreats during their stay. Please learn more at www.srivast.org
BEING A VOLUNTEER:
Divinya offers a transformative living and learning process. It gives the possibility for the participants to learn new skills and new insights. The life at Divinya is tuned to the natural rhythm and stimulates a positive approach to life. You are welcome to rediscover your true potential in life.
04.30 Morning Meditation
05.00 Non Practicing – ‘Just Living’
07.30 – 10.00 Learning , Community Work and Common Activities
11.00 – 15.00 Learning , Community Work and Common Activities
15.00 Tea Break
15.30 – 17.00 Learning , Community Work and Common Activities
19.00 Evening program: spontaneous gatherings,
documentaries/movies, self study and self- time
Divinya’s schedule follows the natural rhythm of nature. Everything in the nature starts to wake up in the dawn time. This is a very energetic time of the day. We at Divinya take part in this natural energetic time. Following this rhythm aligns your body with nature, giving you the opportunity to enter into a new experience of natural living. We expect everyone to participate in the daily schedule.
NON PRACTICING – ‘JUST LIVING’
The Divinya community gathers in the morning hours, sharing a time of ‘just living’. This can be a time for reading, writing or engaging in self inquiries, a time to express creativity, write poetry, and allowing each day to arise gently in togetherness and non-practicing. It can also be a time to go for a walk on your own, listening to morning choirs of nature and participating in the magical play of the arising dawn. Divinya thrives on the cosmic life experience, where the human and nature is co-experiencing each other’s presence and co-creating this life form. Beyond our cultural, religious and personal identities, we humans, as a natural species need space to wander and wonder about our own existence in this infinite existence.
All Divinya programs are attuned to create this transformative living experience, where our intellect dissolves into intelligence, where we enter into a non-practicing state of ‘just living’.
By 5 am a light breakfast including fruits and tea are available in the community dining, for those who want.
It is important to be awake during these hours, to not involve in any exercises or engage in a ‘working’ mode. It is all about exploring the dawn time in a state of non-practicing – just living.
In Divinya we have many courses in the field of Ecology and Spirituality. Courses such as permaculture design, yoga, raw food, ecological building and study circles on the topics of Ecology, Cosmology and Humanology. Volunteers have the beautiful opportunity to participate in some of the courses and retreats during their stay in Divinya.
Almost every week we have Yoga Weekends filled with Yoga, Chanting, Concerts and Satsang.
Picnic, playing , swimming in the lakes, nature walks, creating music, taking care of the community spaces and similar.
Gardening, building, cooking, cleaning, social media, video editing, writing, translating, etc.
Preparing and co-creating together the Yoga Mela Festival
The dress code at Divinya aims for a genderless approach. We recommend wearing loose and comfortable clothing for indoors and outdoors. The weather in Sweden can vary between warm and cold. We suggest that you bring warm outdoor clothing and solid shoes.
Divinya wishes to keep the common spaces, as much as possible, internet and phone free. Internet is available daily between 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm. In Divinya’s office, the internet is used only for the purpose of working towards Divinya’s vision. We request you to maintain that space purely for that.
In Divinya we have the approach that Nature is the source of a healing process. Nature exercises and one’s own interaction with Nature creates the foundation of the healing process. We therefore recommend not to perform and use any healing or massage techniques on each other. If you are a qualified therapist, please inform us in advance. Whenever there is a need for medical assistance you can contact the volunteer coordinator.
We have tasty Italian and Indian inspired vegetarian and vegan cuisine.