Yogi Bhajan Remembrance Day – October 6
October 6th, 2009, we honor the 5th anniversary of the passing of our beloved teacher, Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji. His soul departed this world during the season of Guru Ram Das, the Lord of Miracles. It is this time of the year that we celebrate the life of our teacher and the birth of Guru Ram Das with sangat, pangat (community meal) and chanting the Shabd Guru. By Guru’s grace, we were granted the gift of a teacher who brought us to the feet of the Guru, to live Sikh Dharma in the experience of our own consciousness, and to be held in the sangat’s embrace.
The Siri Singh Sahib’s life continues to be a magnificent example of fearlessness, tireless service, dedication to the Guru, and commitment to Truth. His legacy of living teachings will reach far into the future and uplift humanity for generations to come. The Siri Singh Sahib’s parting words to the sangat were, “Don’t live with each other. Don’t live at each other. Live for each other.”
May we all be the lighthouses that the Siri Singh Sahib encouraged us to be. May we shine in the light of our souls. May our purity prevail on this earth in service to all living beings.
Wahe Guru ji ka Khalsa! Wahe Guru ji ki Fateh!
SS Ravi Kaur Khalsa
SDI Executive Director
An Eleven day meditation beginning September 28 and coinciding with Guru Ram Das’s birthday meditations Remember Yogi Bhajan and celebrate his life as the light of his spiritual essence continues to bless all humanity. Come together each evening to chant Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru for 31 minutes Gather in each others homes for this meditation and a cozy lungar (communal free kitchen) or potluck.
Guru Ram Das Birthday Anniversary – October 9
Celebrate birthday of Guru Ram Das, the Lord of Miracles and spiritual guide of Yogi Bhajan. 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, come together each evening to chant Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru for 11 to 31 minutes. On October 9, celebrate with a special Sadhana (daily spiritual practice) in the Amrit Vela (4 – 7 a.m.) for 2.5 hours by reciting Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru. In many communities it is our traditional to have a Gurdwara service 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.
Source: 3HO, Sikh Dharma Intn’l