Join a spiritual community in our bhakti yoga farm, Center of France




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    We are a spiritual community, part of an international society based on the practice of bhakti yoga. We have a temple, asrama, guest house; fruit, vegetable and flower gardens, cows and working oxen and forest in the beautiful French countryside.

    We have a daily spiritual program in the temple where everyone is welcome to participate if desired. Our daily spiritual activities include morning and evening kirtan, group musical mantra meditation, individual meditation and philosophical classes.

    We have a wide range of activities in which you can participate as detailed in the next section.

    In exchange we provide food, accommodation, bhakti yoga discovery, and delicious lacto-vegetarian food and a unique experience. We have wifi but due to our rural location the connection is somewhat temperamental.

    All you need is a positive and dynamic attitude and genuine curiosity in spirituality.

    In order to maintain an atmosphere that is conducive to spiritual growth we ask everyone to refrain from the following:
    - eating non-vegetarian food (meat, fish or eggs)
    - taking any kind of intoxication such as tobacco, alcohol, drugs, tea and coffee
    - unmarried sexual relations
    - gambling.

    If you are interested or curious in discovering our values, we hope that you will visit us soon!


    Ashram, temple, jardins, ferme (en partie avec traction animale), foret, dans la belle campagne française. Notre philosophie de vie s'inscrit dans la plus ancienne au monde, le bhakti yoga. Nous avons un programme spirituel journalier dans le temple et chacun peut y participer s'il le souhaite.

    Nos activités quotidiennes :
    - pratiques spirituels matin et soir (Bhajan, Kirtan, Puja, Japa, lecture)
    - entretien du lieu
    - Agriculture permaculture (Maraîchage, fruits et légumes)
    - Jardins de fleures dont rosiers à soigner

    Nos projets :
    - Rénovations de bâtiments (peinture, isolation, plomberie, toiture)
    - plus de permaculture
    - constructions d'eco chalet

    En échange nous offrons le logement, l'accès wifi, la découverte du bhakti yoga, une nourriture lacto-végétarienne délicieuse, principalement locale, et biologique, ainsi qu'une expérience unique.
    Tout ce dont vous avez besoin c'est une attitude positive et dynamique, et une curiosité pour la spiritualité.

    !!! Important !!!

    Pour garder une atmosphère saine et propice au développement spirituel, nous demandons à tous de s'abstenir des pratiques suivantes :
    - manger de la nourriture non végétarienne ( viande, poisson, œufs)
    - toutes sortent d'intoxication (tabac, alcool ou autres drogues)
    - relations sexuelles hors mariage
    - jeux d'argents

    Si vous portez de l'intérêt à nos valeurs nous espérons vous recevoir bientôt!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Charity work
    Language practice

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    Participants will benefit from the following

    - Community living
    - International culture and language
    - Practical application of philosophical, spiritual and yogic values (bhakti yoga)
    - Kirtan (musical mantra meditation)
    - Philosophy classes and discussions (Bhagavad-gita, etc.)
    - Hatha-yoga classes
    - Natural living
    - Home-cooked, vegetarian diet (includes dairy products)
    - Beautiful French countryside (250 acres, mostly woodland)

    Vous pouvez acquérir de l'experience dans differents domaines :

    - service communautaire
    - La pratique du Bhakti yoga Vaishnav
    - coupe d'arbre de la Forêt
    - agriculture en partie avec traction animale (Maraîchage, fruits et légumes)
    - permaculture
    - jardins de fleures et des rosiers
    - construction d'eco chalet
    - rénovation de bâtiments

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    Ongoing projects:

    - Organic gardening (fruit, vegetables and flowers), composting, green houses
    - Renovation work (painting, insulation, plumbing, roof)
    - Cleaning temple and guest house
    - Kitchen assistance
    - Cow protection and care
    - Forest maintenance and wood chopping

    Projects for future development:

    - Permaculture
    - Eco-house building
    - Environmental and sustainability initiatives


    - entretien du lieu
    - Agriculture permaculture (Maraîchage, fruits et légumes)
    - Jardins de fleures dont rosiers à soigner
    - Rénovations de bâtiments (peinture, isolation, plomberie, toiture)
    - plus de permaculture
    - constructions d'eco chalet

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Français, Anglais, allemand, hindi, portugais, espagnol, italien, tchèque, lituanien..

  • Accommodation


    Guest house:

    Individual or shared rooms with shared bathrooms.
    Please bring towels, indoor shoes, appropriate work clothes and clothes suitable for wearing in the temple (covered shoulders; legs covered down to the knees)
    Delicious, home-coked vegetarian food is provided. A kitchenette is available if you are vegan, gluten-free, etc.; we cannot guarantee to cater daily for specific diets.

    Chambres individuelles ou collectives avec salles de bain collectives.
    Apportez sac de couchage (pour les court sejour), serviette, chaussons, ainsi que des vêtements 'habillés' pour le temple.

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    What else ...

    We are 45 minutes away from Chateauroux, and 1h15 from Tours.

    Buses are available ON BOOKING:
    - From Chateauroux to Valençay at 11.35am and 4.30pm (Mon to Fri) (we will pick you up in Valençay)
    - From Chateauroux to Ecueillé/Lucay-le-Mâle at 5.30pm (Mon to sat) and 6.25 pm (Mon to Fri). You should ask to be dropped off at our community.
    - From Tours you can get the bus to Loches, where we will pick you up by arrangement.


    Nous sommes situé à 45 min de Châteauroux, et à 1h15 de tours.
    De CHATEAUROUX des bus SUR RESERVATION atteignent :
    - Valençay à 11h35 et 16h30 (du lun au ven) Nous irons vous chercher à Valençay.

    - chez nous directement avec le bus vers Ecueillé/Lucay-le-mâle à 17h30 (Lun au sam) et 18h25 (du lun au ven).
    Vous devez preciser lors de la réservation que vous voulez être déposer a domicile.

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    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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