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 for your time we provide accommodation, bhakti yoga discovery, 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!


    Nous sommes une communaute spirituelle qui fait partie d'une societe internationale de practique du bhakti-yoga. Nous avons un temple, un asrama, une hotellerie; un jardin potager, des vergers, des jardins de fleurs, des vaches, des boeufs qui travaillent au jardin, et une foret dans la magnifique campagne francaise.

    Il y a un programme spirituel quotidien au temple qui est ouvert a tous. Le kirtan (meditation collective en musique), la meditation individuelle et des classes de philosophie.
    A cote de cela, il y a de nombreuses activites auxquelles vous pouvez participer. Celles-ci seront presentees dans la section suivante.

    En echange de votre temps, nous sommes heureux de vous offrir l'hebergement, la decouverte du bhakti-yoga, de delicieux repas lacto-vegetariens et une experience unique. Vous pouvez utiliser la WiFi autant que notre emplacement rural le permet (la connection n'est pas toujours stable). Tout ce dont vous avez besoin est une attitude positive et dynamique, et une vraie curiosite pour la spiritualite.

    Afin de maintenir une atmosphere favorable au development de la vie spirituelle, nous demandons a tous de ne pas:
    consommer de nourriture non-vegetarienne (viande, poisson, oeufs)
    prendre des intoxicants tels le tabac, l'alcool, les drogues, le the, le cafe
    avoir des relations sexuelles en-dehors du marriage
    jouer a des jeux de hasard.

    Si vous etes interesses ou curieux de decouvrir notre philosophie de vie, nous esperons que vous nous rendrez visite bientot!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities


    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 (subject to availability)
    - Natural living
    - Home-cooked, vegetarian diet (includes dairy products)
    - Beautiful French countryside (250 acres, woodland and pasture)


    Vous beneficierez des elements suivants:

    - Vie en communaute
    - Culture et langues internationales
    - Application pratique de valeurs philosophiques, spirituelles et yogiques (bhakti yoga)
    - Kirtan (meditation sur mantra en musique)
    - Classes et discussions philosophiques (Bhagavad gita, etc.)
    - Cours de hatha-yoga
    - Vie naturelle
    - Nourriture vegetarienne maison (comprend des produits laitiers)
    - Magnifique campagne francaise (250 hectares, principalement de foret)

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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
    - Vegetarian catering at local markets
    - Cow protection and care
    - Forest maintenance and wood chopping

    Projects for future development:

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


    Projets en continu:

    - Maraichage biologique (fruits, legumes et fleurs), compost, serres
    - Renovation (peinture, isolation, plomberie, toit)
    - Nettoyage du temple et de l'hotellerie
    - Aide en cuisine
    - Vente de nourriture vegetarienne au marche
    - Protection et soin des vaches
    - Entretien forestier et coupe de bois

    Projets de developpement dans le futur:

    - Permaculture
    - Construction d'eco-chalets
    - Initiatives environnementales

  • 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, warm clothes for the Autumn/ Winter, clothes suitable for wearing in the temple (covered shoulders; legs covered down to the knees), and a torch for the short walk from the guest house to the temple.
    Delicious, home-cooked 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 en groupe avec salle de bain collective.
    Veuillez amener vos serviettes de bain, chaussures d'interieur, vetements de travail, vetements chauds pour l'automne et l'hiver, vetements appropries pour le temple (epaules couvertes, jambes couvertes au moins jusqu'aux genoux), et une lampe torche.
    Une delicieuse cuisine vegetarienne vous est offerte. Une petite cuisine est a votre disposition si vous etes vegan, sans-gluten, etc.; nous ne pouvons pas garantir des repas pour les regimes specifiques.

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    What else ...


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

    Buses reservation only: Remi+ a la demande 0800 778621
    - From Chateauroux to Valençay at 11.35am and 4.30pm (Mon to Fri) (we could 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 could pick you up by arrangement.


    Nous sommes situes a 45 minutes de Chateauroux et 1h15 de Tours.

    Bus sur reservation: Remi+ a la demande 0800 778621

    de Chateauroux a Valencay, depart 11h35 et 16h30 du lundi au vendredi ; nous pouvons venir vous chercher a Valencay
    de Chateauroux a Ecueille/ Lucay le Male, depart 17h30 du lundi au samedi et 18h25 du lundi au vendredi ; vous pouvez demander au chauffeur de nous deposer directement a la communaute
    De Tours a Loches ; nous pouvons venir vous chercher a Loches

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • 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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