The LOVESEVA Collective is a non-profit collaboration between Indian and international spiritual teachers, pastors, and healers that seeks to help people deepen their connection to the God of their understanding while promoting personal freedom, equality, wellbeing, service and love.
Based in Pune, India, LOVESEVA is the brainchild of David along with Adriana Rizzolo, Amol Choudhari and Varsha Choudhari. Adriana and David both have longstanding friendships with Amol and Varsha and both have deep roots in India.
Initially, our goal is to connect with groups of people who are currently unseen and underserved and offer them low or no-cost courses in self empowerment, free one-on-one counseling and mentoring sessions, and provide uplifting events of prayer and meditation, training and gathering. We work with young, unmarried men and women, LGBTQ people, sex workers, the children of sex workers, the mentally ill, addicts in recovery, and others who are outcaste, alone, persecuted and misunderstood by society.
LOVESEVA’s core motto is:
Love God, Serve Each Other. Serve God, Love Each Other.
Loving God means knowing God, learning how to connect with God, listen to God and have a personal relationship with God. Serving Each Other is about making our spirituality practical and putting it into action seeing, loving, and taking care of our fellow human beings. Serving God means doing the work to bring “God’s Kingdom” into reality and learning how, as lovers of God, to live in a way that reflects wisdom, forgiveness, love and victory. Loving Each Other means learning to see beyond our prejudices and judgments to truly serve. We strive to see beyond differences between people of different religions, ethnicities, castes, sexual orientations or social status. The leaders and teachers in our collective are Christian, Hindu, Yogi and Muslim. The people we serve come from many different communities and backgrounds.
The name of our collective, like the collective itself is a joint between two words, one English and one Sanskrit. Love is not used flippantly here. We understand Love to be there very nature of God. Love is an essential element in every human life and the greatest indication of a healthy spirituality. The Sanskrit word Seva means service and has a connotation of selfless service or sacred service or sacrificial service. It is used in many Indian languages including Marathi.
In 2019, we will be forming a not-for-profit organization to support the project. For now, we are running the operation by private donations. If you’d like to get involved, you can donate to our Go Fund Me Page HERE.