Community of Kashi
The Community of Kashi
When Ma Jaya established the Kashi community in 1976 there were just seven acres and two houses on a quiet country road adjoining the St Sebastian River. Over the years the town of Sebastian has grown and the Kashi property is now 80 acres and has 5 main houses. Residents have lived communally in the houses, raising their kids and learning to live together.
Members of Kashi have also moved ‘across the street’, expanding the community further. Other friends and members come further afield, participating in our weekend programming or staying for longer periods of time. (See Visiting Kashi for more information.)
Kashi’s Planned Development
Over the last 10 years Kashi has been implementing a planned development for the entire 80 acre property (see pics above). Two major components have been the subdivision of residential lots (on the North side of the property) and the fundraising and construction of By the River, a 41 bed affordable housing residence for seniors on the South side of the property. (By the River is no longer owned or operated by Kashi but we have an ongoing relationship with residents). There are also areas on the property set aside for a second phase of residential development with town homes, a conference and wellness center, expansion of the Ganga and temple area, as well as a school. This is the changing face of Kashi!
As part of the overall development plan for Kashi’s land, Kashi has allocated land for residential lots for sale to people interested in building their home in the Village of Kashi. To date fourteen of the lots have been sold, with two more that are currently under contract. If you are interested to know more, please contact Baba Ram at 772.473.8168.
Kashi Next Generation
Over the 40 years of Kashi’s history, many kids have grown up at Kashi, attended the River School and been touched by the community. Now many of those kids are having their own kids and when everyone comes home for the holidays it’s quite lively!
Over the years the network of Ma’s students has extended around the country – and the world! Kashi has ashrams in Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles. These ashrams have active service programs, teach yoga and connect in to the monthly global live audio satsangs. See the Contact Us page for details about contacting any of the ashrams.