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Ananda Suruci Master Unit
Ananda Suruci Master Unit
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56-4 Sha Tien Village, Yu jing Township, Tainan County , TW
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Ananda Suruci Master Unit

Project Type

Rural, Philanthropic/aid, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Ananda Suruci is a spiritual eco-village in Southern Taiwan. We offer Yoga Fasting Retreats and Permaculture Design Courses (PDC) and we host student camps, seminars and spiritual retreats.

Project Description

Surrounded by tropical fruit farms, Ananda Suruci 'Master Unit' is located near Yujing township in Tainan county, Southern Taiwan.

A view of the farm and main building at Ananda Suruci.

Master Units are like eco-villages, founded by members of the worldwide Ananda Marga (Path of Bliss) spiritual movement to serve as a model of sustainable development and service minded spirituality. Master Units are striving to be applied demonstrations of PROUT principles also propounded by Shrii P. R. Sarkar.

Retreat Centre

Ananda Suruci covers 14 acres of land and includes a large yoga-meditation center, staff accommodation, organic vegetable garden, food forest, newly established organic orchard with over 40 varieties of fruit trees, bamboo forest, rain water collection system, 4 ponds and a beautiful lotus pond garden.

We host monthly Yoga Fasting Retreats, Permaculture Design Courses as well as student camps, retreats and seminars.

Volunteering at Ananda Suruci

The activities at Ananda Suruci are diverse and any expertise in different fields is welcome. As we like to implement permaculture principles we are looking especially for qualified permaculturists who could help us with this. The volunteers work about 6 hours per day, in return for food and accommodation. We generally work Monday to Saturday and have Sundays off. Volunteers can stay from a few days to several months.


The project is supervised by a yogic monk who has dedicated his life to self-realization and service to humanity. He teaches yoga and meditation and besides this works as a missionary of Ananda Marga to serve the community where needed.

Accommodation: There are two converted containers with 2 rooms each and attached bathrooms for up to 4 volunteers.

Food: Our food is taken collectively and is lacto-vegetarian (vegan is possible too). We don´t eat onion, garlic and mushrooms.

When to come: We can receive volunteers the whole year around. Just let us know ahead when you want to come.

Additional comments: We are open for anyone interested to work in a spiritual environment, and expect that you will respect our spiritual norms and values during your stay. Smoking and drinking alcohol are not allowed.

Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering at Ananda Suruci.


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