Seva News & Events

  • Community Seva Day

    April 5, 2015 Paint6_6x4.jpg A new coat of paint

    On March 14, volunteers from around the Bay Area started Community Seva Day with meditation and prayer, then teamed up to tackle ashram improvement projects.


    Everyone brought good will and a selfless attitude, creating a heartwarming sense of community. Learn more >

    See photos >

  • AIMS Seva Every Day

    Posted March 27, 2015 AIMS1_615x325.jpg Any day is a good day to help others
    AIMS Healthcare Charities invites volunteers for seva any day of the week through the beginning of May. You choose the day and amount of time to offer.
    Sorting donated medical supplies is a great seva for anyone who wants to help give people in India high quality healthcare. Items to be sorted include respiratory supplies, wound care, and baby and women's health supplies. No medical expertise is necessary.
    You can also serve on other sevas for the charity, such as data entry, taking inventory, and keeping the warehouse in order.
    Since the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) was inaugurated in 1996, AIMS Healthcare Charities has shipped 156 40-foot containers of donated medical goods to India. Most donations come from Bay Area hospitals and clinics.

    AIMS Healthcare Charities (Ask for Lela)

    Located in the Mandapam building, next to the pond

    Any day, through the beginning of May

    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Tour Kick-off Meeting and Ice Cream Social

    Posted March 26, 2015 KickoffTea1_600x400.jpg Starting with a prayer
    Get involved in Amma's upcoming North America summer tour, from the ground up. Find out how you can get M.A. Center ready for Amma's programs and serve while she is here . The April 18th kick-off meeting will include important news and updates regarding Amma’s upcoming visit to the Bay Area, as well as an ice cream social to start the celebration.

    Saturday, April 18th

    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Meditation Meadow


    More about seva for Amma's programs >

  • Spring Orchard Seva

    Posted March 26, 2015 orchard1600x400.jpg Fruit begins as flowers
    Spring is an important time for the Center’s orchards, as the little blossoms popping open on the trees now must be nurtured to become this fall’s harvest. Through the beginning of May, you can serve on any day of the week to ensure a fruitful fall. Choose any amout of time that works for you. Even an hour is a helpful contribution.
    Why:  To get large, juicy, and sweet fruit, we need to thin the number of flowers.
    Details: You will be in the trees and on ladders, hand-picking flowers.
    Why: Plants compete for nutrients, water, and space, so we need to be sure the nutrients go to the fruit trees for best production.
    Details: This is a great seva for those who like to be in the sun and nature while offering their service. We will show you which plants to take out.
    If you’d like to do something lighter, GreenFriends has a range of simple sevas you can choose from.
    Please call Guinevere before you arrive at (510) 586-2990.

    Spring Orchard Seva

    Monday through Sunday

    Any time between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm