WORK TRADE: EAST KOOTENAYS, BC – Clear Sky Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 08, 2019

Echinacea field at Clear Sky Farm

Farm & Food Forest Caretaker at Clear Sky Meditation Centre, BC

Are you passionate about personal growth, meditation and community learning?
If you answered “Yes!”, and you have an interest in permaculture and food forests, we
invite you to apply for our 3 month residential intensive.

Farm and Food Forest Karma Yoga Position

If you have a particular interest in farming and food forests, then we invite you to apply for our 2019 Food Forest Caretaker karma yoga position. Clear Sky is proudly home to one of Canada’s largest cold climate food forests. Designed in 2012 and planted in 2013, the food forest is a one acre demonstration model of sustainable agro-forestry.

FF3While all of our karma yogis are involved in a variety of activities (such as cooking, video editing or outdoor maintenance), the Food Forest caretaker would have a specific focus on the farm, and spend the majority of their time on farm-related project: harvesting, weedwhacking and pruning; upgrading irrigation systems; and producing and selling value-added products (such as juices, jams, and chutneys). You would be supported by the guidance of our Farm Manager in all areas of your farm-related karma yoga.

Your Commitment

We’re looking for a commitment of three months. We invite eligible candidates to join us for a one-month trial period, after which we ask for a minimum commitment of two additional months. Staying longer is a possibility, to be discussed towards the end of the three months. (For those who stay longer, there are opportunities to include some personal retreat time in your stay, too).

We don’t offer stays of less than three months because of the commitment of time and energy to orienting, training, and supporting someone new. For shorter stays, you are welcome to register at our regular daily rates in a program that includes a mixture of Karma Yoga and meditation time, currently called the Clear Sky Experience.

No religious affiliation or meditation experience is required. Come join us, learn how to engage, enliven and grow yourself and those around you!

Tuition

Tuition is $650 per month. Karma Yoga programming, food and accommodation are included in this price.

Why Live and practice Karma Yoga at Clear Sky Meditation Centre?

Clear Sky is a retreat centre in the Rocky Mountains of Eastern BC. For over 11 years have provided a focused sanctuary for personal growth and unfoldment. We call our centre a ‘310 acre meditation cushion’, and also use the land as wisely as we can through sustainable agriculture and native plant restoration.

The spiritual work we do at Clear Sky is two fold – 1) we practice meditation and selfless service (karma yoga) to gain self awareness & insight, and 2) we participate in wisdom teachings from resident and guest teachers to cultivate inspiration & understanding.

FF1Karma yoga or selfless service is an important part of what we do, because it builds skills, helps us learn to walk our spiritual talk and put ourselves into meaningful engagement with other people. Meditating on your own and attending to spiritual classes might be rewarding on their own, but we believe that karma yoga is a training ground for us to really practice awareness, compassion and wisdom in the world.

Join our Karma Yoga Program

We offer our karma yoga program to courageous individuals who want to fully immerse themselves in a community founded on principles of compassion and self development. The program is intense, challenging and therefore also hugely rewarding. With daily meditation practice, a full schedule of karma yoga, classes and community meetings, together we meet our walls, see our patterns and grow together.

Applications

We welcome all applications including those from people who have little or no experience with meditation, and are looking to explore spirituality – or however you’d like to name your call to exploration in this lifetime – in community.

  • Applications are welcome at all times, and we can be flexible enough to fast-track entry based on mutual benefit. Ideal first intake is May 1, 2019.
  • For greatest chance of acceptance into the Karma Yoga program, we recommend applying six to nine months prior to the time you wish to join us.
  • Those with the most flexibility may receive priority placement in the program.

If you want an experience that helps to wake you up and brings you greater personal mastery, we’d love to hear from you today.

How to Apply

Please contact us with an expression of interest via Clear Sky’s karma yoga application form, and help spread the word about these opportunities with anyone who might like to learn valuable life skills while living in a spiritual community.

To learn more about Clear Sky Farm and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.clearskyfarm.org/food-forest-farm-positions/

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