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From August 15 – August 25, the eleven days leading up to Yogi Bhajan's birthday, we chant Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru for 31 minutes each day. Call on Guru Ram Das and join our global spiritual community in connecting with the spirit of Yogi Bhajan. This is a wonderful opportunity to open our hearts and offer thanks for all the blessings he so generously shared with us.
Simultaneous Worldwide Guru Ram Das Chant
On August 26 at exactly 3:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Savings Time, our worldwide community simultaneously chants Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru for 11 minutes.We are totally united as one voice, as all around the globe we synchronous our practice. Here in Espanola we chant at 4:00am and in India they are chanting at 4:30 in the afternoon. This is a powerful worldwide energetic connection and prayer to Guru Ram Das, the Lord of Miracles, going out all around the world.
For translations of the Guru Ram Das chant and to listen to many versions, click here. For instructions for chanting the Guru Ram Das chant without music in a monotone (also known as the Air Tattva Mantra, to download the Air Tattva Mantra mp3 click here.
For morning sadhana on August 26 we chant the Adi Shakti Mantra (Long Ek Ong Kars) for 2.5 hours.
Yogi Bhajan said, “This mantra is known as the Ashtang Mantra for the Aquarian Age… It has eight vibrations, and describes the glory of God. Thus said the Master, ‘In the time period two-and-a-half hours before the rising of the Sun, when the channels are most clear, if the Mantra is sung in sweet harmony, you will be one with the Lord.’ “All mantras are good, and awaken the Divine. But this mantra is effective, and is the mantra for this time. So my lovely students, at the will of the Master, I teach you the greatest Divine key. It has eight levers, and can open the lock of the time, which is also of the vibration of eight. Therefore, when this mantra is sung with the Neck Lock, at the point where praana and apaana meet sushmuna, this vibration opens the lock, and thus one becomes one with the Divine.” ~from The Aquarian Teacher Training Manual, page 429.
If you haven't yet experienced this amazing meditation, this is the time. Enjoy the nectar of this special blessing. Join in with your community and let us know how it goes!
Complete Instructions for Chanting the Adi Shakti Mantra
My Favorite Mantra by Shakti Parwha
Adi Shakti Mantra video by Krishna Kaur
Yogi Bhajan's Birthday Party
Join us for an uplifting evening celebrating the many facets of the man known as Yogi Bhajan. This party is usually held at "The Ranch" in Espanola, New Mexico, where Yogi Bhajan spent much of his life. Enjoy the beautiful grounds, a delicious vegetarian dinner, and experience a little piece of what he shared with the world. The night includes Kundalini Yoga, a Bhangra Dance workshop, a world market bazaar, activities for children, honoring special guests, and a dance jam. Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Yogi Bhajan.