Path of Seva
When you’re committed to living a life of purpose, a life of action, a life anchored in an expanded awareness of Self, there’s no better way to deepen your connection with the world around you than by selfless service.

Awakened Life offers a profound training and development program for people pursuing a spiritual path. The Path of Seva program is an opportunity to be trained and to participate with a focus on devotion, contribution, responsibility, commitment, and empowerment.

What is the meaning of seva?

Path of Seva
Seva is a Sanskrit word that describes the act of selfless service. Its meaning is said to be embodied by the root words saha, meaning “with that” and eva, meaning “too” which together means “together with.” The act of Seva leads to collective benefit and gain, although it is performed without attachment to any outcome for the individual.
“The sole purpose of service is to fulfill your longing to merge with and into the truth. Love and Seva is a path to the inner world of Divine Love—and Grace rushes into this sacred heart, the abode of God. When one serves with purity of devotion, one is close to God or the Guru. Then one lives fearlessly, and continuous showers of grace—as an ocean without tides—pour into the aspirant.”

~ Her Holiness Sai Maa

The Path of Seva program is a profound training and development program for people pursuing a spiritual path. It is for one year, free of charge. Participants will learn the fundamentals of living a life in a community, guided by the teachings of H.H. Sai Maa on service.
*you will receive an email when you’ve been accepted

Seva Opportunities

Click here to view a catalog of Seva opportunities. Each comes with a description and an opportunity to register.

Path of Seva 2023
Seva Students
– Register for level 1 + 2 of the path of happiness (or equivalent) in 1st year of Seva

– Engaged member of at least one Seva team for a specific period of time

– Offer Seva min. 1h/week, 4h/month, 52h/year

– Participate in monthly Seva team Satsang

Seva Leaders
– Engaged in the Seva Leadership Program

– Lead a Seva team

– Lead monthly Seva team Satsangs or Seva event team Satsangs

– Apply Path of Seva standards for leading Seva teams

Seva Mentors
– Supervise Seva teams

– Mentor for Seva leads

– Engaged in Seva leadership program

– Participate in monthly mastermind Seva conversation

Powered by Her Holiness Sai Maa
Path of Seva

As a world-renowned spiritual master, healer and humanitarian, Her Holiness Sai Maa brings a unique fusion of Eastern spiritual wisdom, Western therapeutic knowledge, and energetic mastery.

Seva is an act of compassion and care for others, and therefore it is one of the core teachings of Sai Maa. Maa encourages selfless service as a way to develop spiritually and transform the personality.

Maa will be fully present, doing deep energetic work with participants of the program, and working for the personal and global awakening of humanity.

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Path of Seva

“At the beginning, I signed up for seva to connect with people who have the same values as me and to be in the energy of Maa. Seva quickly became a source of joy in my life, a driving force that elevates me. Sometimes I feel ecstatic for no reason, full of energy. In school, I learn faster, my work takes half the time to complete. I feel that my brain is working at a different velocity, some blockages disappeared. I procrastinate less … My overall energy is more dynamic! ”

~ Laura Filisetti, Quebec, Canada

Path of Seva

“I feel joy whenever I do my Seva. I can make my mind empty. Gratitude comes up. Including Sai Maa’s events/programs, I keep in mind the state of Seva at home and at work. Seva opportunities always raise me up. Seva opportunities bring me more happiness.”

~ Naomi Oda, Japan

Path of Seva

“For me, Seva is a “fast-track” to better understand the teachings of Sai Maa, as well as to grow in community. The path of Seva has taught me how to be more loving, how to receive love, how to be more caring, how to be more humble, to be more organized, and operate with expanded awareness. Through the path of Seva, I am connected with loving relationships around the world, for which I am very grateful and joyful.”

~ Ellen Burkett, Colorado, US

Path of Seva

“Seva means to me surrender, community, deep love for others and for myself. I didn’t question if I should do it or not, I do it because it is the highest expression of being in Light.”

~ Diana Quevedo, Chile

Path of Seva

“My path is through seva. I experience fulfillment through service, intimate connection through team, and an always increasing ability to focus, see the details, and be precise in my communication and movement. Simultaneously, my spiritual practice undergoes a naturally inspired deepening. Seva’s greatest gift has been the formation of a deeply connected, worldwide community filled with remarkable, heart-centered people. Our connections are not based in words or histories. They transcend time and location, and exist as an undeniable knowing. The sacred is present and recognized.”

~ Joshua Handler, California, US

Frequently Asked Questions
When does the 2024 program begin?
The Path of Seva program begins online in January 2024. You will receive an email with all the information once accepted to the program.
Can I join the program after January?
Yes, you can join the program during the year. We will provide access to all the online recorded teachings.
How do I apply for the Path of Seva program?
You can register for the program by filling out the application form completely.
Click on the button “Apply now.” Once your application is approved, you will be assigned to a specific seva community who shares the same passion as you. This process can take 1-2 weeks to complete.
How will seva opportunities be assigned?
Seva roles are assigned based on your experience, your passions, and your availability.
If I am already part of a seva team, do I have to register?
Yes, if you are already offering seva, as part of an ongoing seva team, please fill out the form to be integrated into the program and receive the teachings and support. You can keep your current seva role for the upcoming year if desired.
How long is this program?
This is a one-year program. January 1-December 31
What does the Path to Seva program cost?
The program is free of charge.
What are the requirements to participate in this program?

When registering, participants agree to:

  1. Your assigned seva role until December, 31 2024.
  2. Participate in circle satsangs and meetings.
  3. Fulfill your role as the best version of yourself in the energy of seva.
  4. Keep balance with all other domains of your life.
  5. Engage in the leadership training and personal development program.
How many hours do I have to commit to when registering?
In the application process, you will be asked how many hours you are available to offer seva and that will be respected. Depending on the seva position, there might be a strong demand at certain times of the year. This will be clearly communicated by the team lead.

~ The leadership training and personal development program will take about 10 to 30 minutes a week.

~ Every month there will be a 1 hour satsang with your team, and you will have short team meetings one or two times a month depending on the seva.

What happens if I can’t complete the program?
We strongly encourage you to carefully review the requirements of this program before you apply. If you are not able to complete the program and choose to leave, it will not be possible to continue the training program and receive mentoring.
Will Sai Maa teach during this program?
Sai Maa will actively focus on the energy grid of the program throughout the year, pouring specific Shakti (energy) into the seva and students to support them in becoming strong, clear conduits of the energy of seva.
Can I offer seva without participating in the training program?
The training program is to support participants in their transformation. It is a fundamental element of the program. However, it is up to the participants to choose how profound and engaged they want to be in the teachings. We do require that seva participants participate in the monthly satsangs and meetings with their team.
The Path of Seva Teachers
Mahamandaleshwar Mahant 108 Jivan Das Maharaj

Mahamandaleshwar Mahant 108 Jivan Das Maharaj

As a member of the Order of Sai Maa Brahmacharya, he acts as Sai Maa’s Personal Assistant, an Awakened Life Teacher, and developer and teacher of the Power of Patterns Intensive.


Mahamandaleshwar Mahant 108 Shree Devi Maa

Mahamandaleshwar Mahant 108 Shree Devi Maa

Initiated as a Brahmacharini in 2006, she teaches meditation, pranayama (yogic breath techniques), self-awareness, and energy mastery to help others live healthier, more peaceful and fulfilling lives.


Mahamandaleshwar Mahant 108 Triveni Das Maharaj

Mahamandaleshwar Mahant 108 Triveni Das Maharaj

Triveni Das Maharaj has been a teacher for Sai Maa for more than 11 years. As the Event Manager for Sai Maa’s global events, Triveni Das Maharaj has had the unique privilege of being closely trained by Sai Maa.


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