M.A. Center, San Ramon

Karma Yoga Program

A Karma Yoga participant gets a hand from a young visitor

The Amrita Karma Yoga program is designed for those who would like to experience living in spiritual community while engaging in a service project. Participants stay on-site at the ashram and volunteer their time.  This provides them an opportunity to deepen their spiritual practice by participating in the center’s daily schedule. Karma Yogis are also able to receive guidance from Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya. And they can choose to join many of the classes and workshops offered at the Center while they are here.

What is Karma Yoga?

In its most basic sense karma simply means action, and yoga translates to union. Thus karma yoga literally translates to the path of union through action.

Why Karma Yoga?

The beauty and charm of selfless love and service should not die away from the face of this earth.

Every action we perform in life is karma. If one can learn to put one’s heart into an activity with attention and love, each simple action can be transformed into a source of inspiration and joy.

Karma Yogis have the opportunity to experience how selflessly working for others brings a sense of inner joy and wellbeing.

Some of our recent Amrita Karma Yoga projects include:

Medical Supplies for AIMS
Sorting medical supplies to be sent to Amma’s charitable hospitals in India.

Construction Projects
Contributing skilled labor to maintain the ashram buildings.

GreenFriends Farm Orchard
Helping implement sustainable agriculture at the Farm.

The Amma Shop
Helping the international hub of the Shop with inventory, packing, design and display.

Those who are interested in the Amrita Karma Yoga program are invited to apply for a two-week to two-month stay. A nominal fee is required. For more information, contact KarmaYoga@macenters.org