Karma Yoga and Antar-Yoga
The Vedanta Society of Portland, Holy Mother House and the Vedanta Retreat in Scappoose all offer devotees and friends wonderful opportunities for karma yoga throughout the year. The grounds need weeding, pruning and other tending and there are often opportunities to work indoors as well. Karma yoga is scheduled once monthly but all are encouraged to help whenever they have time.
"Karma yoga is the yoga of action or work; specifically, karma yoga is the path of dedicated work: renouncing the results of our actions as a spiritual offering rather than hoarding the results for ourselves." (from the Vedanta Society of Southern California website)
Antar-Yoga is the combination of four Yogas - Karma, Jnana, Meditation and Bhakti. It is a wonderful way to serve God through the communty service.