Community and Volunteering

The importance of community is recognised in all cultures around the world. It enables us to feel safe and supported, to feel a sense of connection and openness that leads to a more fulfilling, meaningful and joyful life. We recognise that our community is the foundation of Shanti Mission and a great source of richness and fun. We welcome people of all ages from all backgrounds, cultures and belief systems to our community.

There are a number of ways to get involved in the Shanti Mission community in addition to attending of our regular programs.


Volunteer SevaWe are grateful for any service that is offered, whether it be through cleaning, tidying, gardening, administration, meet & greet, shop assistance, food preparation or a myriad of other activities that help us to operate.

We often refer to volunteering as ‘Seva’, which is a Sanskrit term that properly reflects the spiritual growth and transformation that comes from helping a spiritual community to grow. We help our sevites (volunteers) to embody compassion and loving-kindness as well as completing the many tasks that need to be done to keep Shanti Mission operating.


Shanti Mission Community Projects

If you are interested in volunteering at one of our centres, we would love to hear from you. Please email volunteering @ to find out about what volunteer opportunities are available in your area and that suit your skills and areas of interest. We’d love your support.

View our Current Projects


Southern Highlands Community Farm

Southern Highlands Community Farm is a hub of community farming; sharing, learning, and building community. Interested groups, families and individuals can apply to be caretakers of crops, using sustainable practices, growing food to nourish yourself and others.

Nurturing beautiful, healthy fruit and nut trees is one of the most creative and peaceful ways to sustain individual and planetary health and social wellbeing. Teaching your children the cycles of the seasons, fruit and nut tree management is a valuable opportunity for any family.

Relax, enjoy the natural environment, and take positive action towards creating a better world. Meet like-minded people, share ideas, tips for farming, celebrate harvest and enjoy the seasons. [read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]

Our aim is to build a friendly community of volunteers where people feel respected and accepted. We understand that people volunteer for different reasons. We hope that your experience with us is fulfilling and enjoyable. We recognise the benefits of the mutual exchange, volunteers gaining positive experiences, developing relationships, being engaged with the cycle of seasonal farming, learning new shills and being beneficiaries of nutritious fruit. The farm will gain from the trees being nurtured and loved and its nutritious harvest collected and consumed. We invite you to join us and become a community farmer.

For more information please contact the Southern Highlands centre on southernhighlands @

About the Farm

The farm is 57 acres with 5,000 established fruit and nut trees; 2,000 apple trees of 110 different varieties. Other fruit trees are citrus (orange, lemons, grapefruit, cumquat and clementine); stone fruit (apricot, nectarine, peaches, cherry and plums); and pear, medlar, fig, kiwi fruit and olive. In addition it has grapes, raspberries, asparagus, rhubarb, and a vegetable patch. The nut trees are hazelnut, almonds, walnuts and pistachios. All trees were planted using dwarf rootstock. The farm was conceptualised as a repository of foods capable of being grown in the Southern Highlands. Between 1997 and 2010 it was a certified organic farm. We wish to acknowledge and thank the previous community groups that cultivated the farm. [/read]


Archangelic Temple

Angel Temple, Abode of PeaceIn October 2016 during a ‘Meet Your Guardian Angel’ seminar with Shakti Durga and Anandanetti, an Archangelic Portal formed at the Abode of Peace Ashram & Harmony Centre. It’s an energetic opening, allowing greater connection and communion with the great energy of the Archangelic Realm. Many people have experienced blessings and love standing in the portal.

It is open to the public and entry is by heartfelt contribution. All are welcome to come and commune with the Archangels and experience the Divine blessings.

Closed Tuesdays. Address: 45 Kings Road, Cooranbong. I hour north of Sydney, 40 minutes south of Newcastle.

Read Shakti Durga’s Letter to Initiates: Portal of Angels

Vision Groups

Our vision groups are collectives of people who are passionate about assisting change to occur in a particular area of life that appears to be out of balance or inconsistent with what we imagine a peaceful and harmonious world would look like.  The purpose of the vision groups is to use the tools that we learn at Shanti Mission, such as meditation, energy healing and prayer, to assist in bringing about positive change in the world.

Find out more about the vision groups 

View calendar: Groups + Mentoring

Prayer Circle

Prayer CircleShanti Mission prays with those seeking spiritual support and serves people of all faiths from all parts of the world. This service is available to anyone as a reminder that you are never alone, no matter what the circumstance.

The Shanti Mission Prayer Circle prays affirmatively, believing that Divine assistance is everywhere present and active in and through all lives. Our mission is to serve with sensitivity, compassion, and confidentiality.[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]

You are invited to submit the name of a person who may be in need of healing and Divine assistance. From the moment a prayer request is received, the sender is lovingly enfolded in prayer. Prayer requests are held in loving consciousness of oneness with the Divine, and are kept active for 30 days. Every prayer request is held as sacred and confidential and receives the same loving attention.

To submit a prayer request, please email with a brief statement of your request. We ask that you simply state the first name of an individual or the name of a family or group in your request.

For those who would like to support this service through the offering of prayer, you are invited to join us for the Prayer Circle online meetings. Please contact for details. Should you wish to make a financial contribution for this service, you can do so via the general donation form on our online giving page.[/read]

View Calendar: Prayer Circle

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