September 28 through October 9, 2019
Lord of Miracles Celebration
Join the Community during a special time
CELEBRATING Birthday of Guru Ram Das & Anniversary of Passing of YOGI BHAJAN
CHANTING & STORIES • AKHAND PAATH • FOOD
This time of year marks one of the most beautiful and uplifting times for our community. We celebrate the Birthday of Guru Ram Das—Lord of Miracles—and bask in the grace and purity of the realm of true love healing that his Subtle Body holds for us. We also mark the anniversary of the passing of our beloved Teacher the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan, who passed on October 6, 2004. We take this time to gather and remember the incredible gift of these Teachings, of this Path, and express our gratitude together: a time to give and receive healing.
We hope that you will join in, participate, celebrate and remember. You are part of a beautiful community with roots in a noble lineage and legacy, brought to you by the courage, expansiveness and dedication of Yogi Bhajan, and held by the healing grace of Guru Ram Das.
GURU RAM DAS CELEBRATIONS AND REMEMBERING YOGI BHAJAN
We are celebrating the anniversary of the passing of our Beloved Teacher Yogi Bhajan, and the birthday of Guru Ram Das, the Lord of Miracles. We are celebrating this beautiful time, right here, at Yoga West.
We will have our traditional 11 days of chanting Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur, Akhand Paath (continuous reading of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib) and special Birthday Celebration Sadhana (see details below).
Guru Ram Das Celebration begins
Join us starting on Saturday September 28 at 6:30 pm for 11 days of ecstatic chanting of the shabad (sacred sound current) Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur for 31 minutes followed by stories about Guru Ram Das. Each evening will be lead by different members of the community. Let your Heart become the temple of gold.
Hail Guru Ram Das and Heal the World!
To commemorate the passing of Yogi Bhajan, we will begin an Akhand Paath (the continuous reading of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib over a 3-day period) on Sunday October 6 at 5am. This event is completely inclusive and welcomes any person of any walk of life. During this time, Yoga West will remain open 24 hours a day. You are welcome to sign up to read, to bring food, to be a sevadar—or just come down and meditate, drink tea, and eat!
Special Birthday Celebration Sadhana
On Wednesday, October 9, rise before dawn and gather with the Sadh Sangat at 5 am for 2-1/2 hours of chanting Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur. (note: JapJi and Yoga will begin at 4am) This sacred song has the power to heal, manifest miracles and respond to any prayers. After this special sadhana, We welcome you to gatherin the healing vibrations of sacred music and meditation.
Sacred Music and Akhand Paath Completion
Wed. Oct. 9, come and share the completion of the Akhand Paath directly after the 2-1/2 hours of Chanting. Followed by food.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11 Days of Chanting & Stories: Sept. 28 - Oct. 8, 6:30 – 7:15 pm
Special Birthday Chanting Sadhana: Wed. Oct. 9, 5 - 7:30 am, followed by Akhand Paath Bhog (completion) and breakfast.
Akhand Paath: Sunday Oct. 6 at 5am through Wednesday Oct. 9 at 7:30am
Bhog Ceremony (completion of Akhand Paath) Wed. Oct. 9 at 7:30am right after chanting, followed by breakfast.
Ways to be involved
Lead Kirtan: contact Guru Raj Kaur (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bring food: Sign up sheets* at Yoga West
Read in Akhand Paath: Sign up sheets* at Yoga West, drop by or call in to sign up (604-732-9642)
Serve during the Akhand Paath/Gurdwara: Sign up sheets* at Yoga West, drop by or call in to sign up (604-732-9642)
*Please note that all sign up sheets will be available at Yoga West mid September.