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Florence
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 8
Category: Other
Host ID: 88644
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: March 13, 2019

We are located on the slopes of the chianti hills in the region of Tuscany. The main building, a sumptuous Renaissance villa dating back to the first half of the sixteen century, dominates the eighty hectares of property, with its lush woods and hundreds of olive plants. Classic Italian garden with a central fountain welcomes visitors. Beautiful exotic plants embellish the grounds and peacock freely roam the property. The view all around is breathtaking.

Lifestyle in this unique place is based on the teachings of ancient Vedic texts like Bhagavad Gita that promote harmony, simplicity, mindfulness and devotion.
Many spiritually inclined or just curious people visit this place to experience ashram life where they can participate in the practices of Krishna Bhakti, yoga and meditation on a daily basis or longer. The heart of this place is a Temple available for quiet meditation or for participation in conferences, ceremonies and kirtans -devotional singing.

For the volunteers there is plenty of opportunities to engage in our spiritual practices as well as yoga, meditation and other (if they desire) besides daily required activities like helping with general maintenance, cleaning, garden, orchards, cows, kitchens, etc.
Accommodation is shared gender-based dormitory and we offer three fresh vegetarian (and vegan) meals a day.

Volunteers are expected to help out for up to 5 hours 5 days a week or 4 hours 6 days a week. Please.have in mind that the minimum period they can stay is 2 weeks and maximum 2 months. Longer stay is possible for those who wish to experience ashram life on a deeper level.
As this is a community that propagates non violence and virtuous lifestyle meat eating, fish or eggs as well as drinking alcohol, smoking and taking drugs are not allowed.
Dress code is decent.
Please note that we do not provide towels.
We welcome all honest, friendly and hardworking helpers in exchange for a beautiful and unique experience.

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