Community Guidelines

Vedic Eco Village is a 70 acre project built beside the 1600 acre Saranagaticommunity. We host builders, farm workers, pioneers, students and visitors. 

Intake Timeline

Orientation
- tour of eco village and training
- help with garden, harvest & forest projects

Volunteer for a half moon
- start even energy work exchange
- shelter provided and lunch (or produce)

vevBeyond first moon
A. continue energy work exchange (renewed moonly)
B. start internship working @ local farms and homesteads (renewed moonly)
C. become a “voyager", free to arrive & work & leave

Becoming a permanent villager begins with participating in the daily life and manifestations for 13 moons.

 

Living @ Vedic Eco Village

We cultivate an environment of love, peace, truth, honesty, ahimsa, self-sufficiency, permaculture and cow protection

Living Standards

  • Respect for all people and faiths
  • Minimal screen time, devices, etc.
  • Minimal plastics. We’re each responsible for the garbage we bring in and generate.
  • No smoking, alcohol or drug use.
  • No scents, perfumes, deodorants, chemical shampoos, laundry or soaps
  • No outdoor fires from June to October.
  • No gas-powered tools or generators
  • No gas-powered vehicles, motorcycles, quads, atv, etc
  • Bring your own bedding, toilet paper, towels and natural cleaning products

No drugs, alcohol and cigarettes – your body is the temple of your soul

Vedic philosophy places emphasis on health and wellness, as these are conducive to opening up your body, mind and soul for spiritual practice and higher thinking. Thus, intoxicants (drugs, alcohol, nicotine etc.) are not acceptable on our farm, neither in public nor in private.

Cleanliness and serenity – a clean environment and body support a healthy mind

Our community values cleanliness and the resulting positive energy very highly. Therefore, we show each other respect by maintaining cleanliness at all times, in personal hygiene as well as our buildings.

Eating Standards

One principle most Eastern philosophies have in common is “ahimsa”, or non-violence towards all living entities. This is why you won’t find any meat, fish and eggs here, and why we also avoid animal products like gelatine, animal fats etc. Thanks in advance for not bringing any meat, fish or egg products to the farm and living a vegetarian lifestyle for the length of your stay.

  • Ahimsa preparation.  no meat, fish, eggs, commercial dairy, mushroom, garlic, onions or junk food
  • Donations of fresh organic produce, ghee, gur is appreciated.  Please no processed food, no junk food.
  • Honoring of prasad without Prajalpa (idle speech about mundane news, politics and events)

Work Trade & Even Energy Exchange

We provide accommodations, food from the garden & root cellar, clean spring water, solar showers, internet and power.  In exchange for 10 hours of work a week or about 2 hours/day... less if you are living in our own RV/camper/tent.

  • Villagers do not pay to live here, or get paid -  this helps to maintain good friendships!
  • No money is exchanged, rather goods (ie. food, crafts) and services (ie. farm labour, construction) are traded

 

Intake