- GRDA Events
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- Yogi Bhajan
Start your morning with Sadhana at Yoga West, located at 1535 S. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035. Sadhana begins at 3:45 a.m. with the Sikh prayer Japji, Kundalini Yoga at 4 a.m., and chanting and meditation from 4:40 a.m. to 5:50 a.m. Sadhana continues at Guru Ram Das Ashram with the Kirtan program 7 days a week.
Saturday and Sunday mornings offer a variation on the weekday schedule.
The Saturday morning special service "Bhog Ceremony" includes a slightly longer kirtan program ending at 7:00 a.m., followed by Guru ka Langar (community meal/breakfast).
On Sunday mornings, a long-standing tradition of singing Shabad Hazare (Mayraa Man Lochai), the shabad for never being separated from your loved ones or the Guru, is led by Shakti Parwa Kaur Khalsa, whom we lovingly call the "mother of 3HO," and Kirtan Singh Khalsa. This program ends around 7 a.m.
1. Ishnaan Seva 3:45 to 5:50 a.m.
Ishanaan Seva is the devotional cleaning of the Gurdwara.
At the Golden Temple in India, devotees clean the Guru's Court every morning during the Amrit Vela, the ambrosial hours.
At Guru Ram Das Ashram, we do Ishnaan Seva, or "Marble Washing," every Sunday morning, 3:45-5:50 AM.
Listening to kirtan and chanting the Mool Mantra, we vacuum the rugs, wash the marble walls and floor with milk and water, and decorate the Siri Guru Granth Sahib with fresh ramalas, cleansing and uplifting ourselves as well.
Come join us. All are welcome.
2. Sunday Kirtan Gurdwara Program 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Kirtan program begins at 10 a.m. with devotional chanting till 11:30 a.m. The program continues with: a lecture from the Siri Singh Sahib Ji, the children's program, Song of the Khalsa, Samapti, Guru's Hukam and then Guru ka Langar at 12:30 p.m.
Kirtan program honoring the Akal Takhat Martyrdom followed by "Bring a Dish, Make a Wish" Langar (except on Sundays when the program starts at 10 a.m.)
Since 1984, The Guru Ram Das Ashram Community has commemorated the Akal Takhat Martyrdom of June 6, 1984 with a special Kirtan Program held on the 6th of every month.
Our prayer is for the world to be free of any attacks against any religious institution, Gurdwara, Church, Mosque or Temple.
The "Bring-A-Dish, Make-A-Wish" langar provided and served by community members is a community tradition begun by Yogi Bhajan as part of the commemoration.
Guest Ragi Jatha's are featured as a part of the Kirtan Program. (look for our "Upcoming Events" schedule.)
Come an enjoy a blissfull evening! Listen to beautiful devotional chanting.
All are welcome!