Ram Krishan Singh, director of the Seva Sadhana Program in Espanola, NM, described it as a pilot program that gives people the experience of “Ashram Living”.
The program began in summer 2016 and in three years there have been more than 150 participants from 27 countries, with the last group being from Mexico, Belgium, Germany, China, Denmark, UK and Colombia. 10-15% of former participants have moved to Espanola to be part of the community. 20 former participants have become Kundalini Yoga teachers. 8 former participants have gone on to take Sikh vows or receive Amrit. The Seva Sadhana Program serves as an entryway and orientation to the community.
There are now 2 Nivases with capacity for 16 people. Participants pay $34 a night or $20 a night for the 40 day programs. The Khalsa Council was very inspired by his presentation, and $2000 was raised to support the program.
The following is the outline of their 40-Day Program: Framework for Success:
Weeks 1 & 2: Orientation to 3HO Lifestyle & Community Living .
- Karma Yoga & Seva
- Technology of Sadhana
- Community Living
- Authentic Relationships
- Conscious Communication
- Conflict Resolution.
Weeks 3 & 4: Facing the Shadow
- Shadow Work- projection, judgement, and admiration
- Rebirthing Kriyas
- Shadow Integration
Weeks 5 & 6: Embodying Aquarian Consciousness
- Life Visioning Process & Practical steps
- Keeping up – Overcoming Obstacles
- Projection- Service & Embodying of Leadership.
Learn more about Seva Sadhana Here