Yogi Bhajan Remembrance Day October 6
Eleven day meditation (until Guru Ram Das Birthday Anniversary) begins September 28 and coincides with Guru Ram Das's birthday meditations The light of Yogi Bhajan's spiritual essence continues to bless all humanity. On this day every year, we remember Yogi Bhajan and celebrate his life. Beginning September 28, come together each evening to chant Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru for 31 minutes.
Guru Ram Das Birthday Anniversary October 9
Eleven day meditation begins September 29 and this year coincides with Yogi Bhajan's Remembrance meditations The birthday of Guru Ram Das, the Lord of Miracles and spiritual guide of Yogi Bhajan, is on Monday, October 9. The 11 days leading up to his birthday is a very powerful time for fulfillment of our prayers and meditations - a time of blessing. Beginning September 29, 11 days before the birthday, come together each evening in each other's homes to chant Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru for 11 to 31 minutes, or longer On October 9, we celebrate with a special Sadhana (spiritual practice) in the amrit vela (early morning of 3AM - 6AM) of 2.5 hours by reciting Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru.
In many communities it is our tradition to have a Gurdwara (place of worship) on Guru Ram Das' birthday and bring a 'wish-and-a-dish' lungar (communal free kitchen). Yogi Bhajan has described this occasion as a unique time to have our prayers and 'wishes' fulfilled.