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An Akhand Path is a continuous reading from start to finish of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. The 11th of the Sikh Gurus, the Siri Guru Granth Sahib is the compilation of the hymns and writings of earlier Sikh Gurus and other saints and sages. Sikhs bow to the Word, the Truth and the Light that is manifested through the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. The purpose of the Akhand Path is to create an "umbrella" of light and protection for the community and to give participants the opportunity to experience deeper insight, understanding, and experience of the Shabad Guru (The word as Guru).
Guru Ram Das Ashram holds an Akhand Path every week. This tradition has been consistently upheld for over 35 years, deeply imbuing Guru Ram Das Ashram and its visitors with the healing vibration of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib.
All are welcome to participate in the Akhand Path, which usually begins every Wednesday at 6 a.m. and concludes each Saturday at 6 a.m. You can come to listen, silently meditate or read. To sign up for a one-hour reading slot, visit the Sevadar desk in front of the Ashram or call the Sevadar at (310) 858-7691.
You can sponsor an Akhand Path as a powerful prayer for a special occasion such as birth, marriage or death or to send healing energy to a loved one. A suggested offering to sponsor an Akhand Path is at least $108. You may also provide Langar at the beginning and/or end, or make an additional offering of flowers or ramalas. If you are interested in sponsoring an Akhand Path, call the Community Coordinator at (310) 201-0954 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immersed in the sound current one experiences the bliss of the Akhand Path. The success of the Akhand Path to remain unbroken and end on time depends on the care and dedication of every reader. The following guidelines are provided to ensure your participation in the Akhand Path is graceful and uplifting.
Once you have signed up for a slot, the community relies on you to keep your commitment and arrive on time. If you need to cancel, please contact the Sevadar as soon as possible to allow enough time to find a replacement. If you need to cancel less than 24 hours in advance, we ask you to find your own replacement for that time slot and call the Sevadar with the name of your replacement reader.