Celebrate Guru Ram Das' birthday!
Monday, October 9: This is the day we celebrate Guru Ram Das Ji's birth, when we have a special sadhana of chanting Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru for 2 ½ hours in the Amrit Vela. We need people to hold space and lead the chanting (see below)!
Yogi Bhajan has described this occasion as a powerful time for the fulfillment of prayers and a time of great blessing. One idea is to write your prayers down and have a place a special box or container that everyone can add to as the 11 days progress. Then, after the birthday sadhana, have a ceremony and burn the prayers, sending them out to the Infinite. Allow the divine healing energy of Guru Ram Das to take care of you.
THREE SEVA OPPORTUNITIES:
1) Host on of the eleven evenings of chanting. This is a huge blessing! The beautiful energy created in your home or studio is so sweet. At the time of this post we are still in need of hosts on
Tue, Oct 3
Thu, Oct 5
Sat, Oct 7
Double check by going to the calendar and hovering or clicking on the event "Eleven Evenings: Celebrate Guru Ram Das' birthday" for any date you are interested in - either you will see a host's name and address or you will see "Needs a host".
Do you need to know the mantra to host?
NO! It would be great if you did of course, but there are tons of fantastic recordings out there. Just check Spirit Voyage or Sikhnet :) Here are the words and translation.
What if my place is super small?
No worries! We'll be cozy :) and as much as we'd love it if more people showed up, usually it's only a small handful.
What's the time commitment?
Be ready to go at 7pm and expect people to leave around 8pm. Usually we tune in and get started around 7:10 :)
How do I sign up? So glad you asked!
email us with the following:
~your name as you would like it listed
~best phone number if someone is coming and gets lost/is running late
~anything else someone should know (any tricks to finding the right door, where to park, if you have pets...)!!
You will be responsible for welcoming people, tuning in and providing the mantra to chant along with (usually a recording but live is awesome too!)
2) Help lead the special sadhana on Monday, October 9. In the past we have played a recording and then we have 5 different people hold the space for a half an hour. Stay tuned for the location and more details!
3) Show up! Yes, your presence is powerful so please come to as many chanting events as you can - this will amplify the effect for you and for all those there.
See you soon!