Yogi Bhajan: A Teacher for the Ages
Born: August 26, 1929, Gujranwala, Pakistan
Died: October 6, 2004, Española, NM
Born Harbhajan Singh Puri, August 26, 1929, in the part of India that became Pakistan in 1948, Yogi Bhajan left India in 1968 and came to Los Angeles later that same year to teach Kundalini Yoga. When he became a United States citizen in 1976, Yogi Bhajan changed his name legally to Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji. Many of his students simply referred to him as the Siri Singh Sahib. And they still do!
At Guru Ram Das Ashram we celebrate both his birth and passing with meals, chanting and yoga. We invite you to join us in the celebration of the legacy of Yogi Bhajan.
Yogi Ji’s Birthday Celebration
Birthday Meditation & Sadhana
It has been our tradition for many years at Guru Ram Das Ashram to celebrate Yogi Bhajan’s birthday.
Please join us for our annual celebration!
Annual Event Details
July 22 – August 30: Forty Day Morning Sadhana
4:00 – 6:30AM Morning Call Chant
6:00 – 6:05AM Ardas and Hukam
August 15 – August 25: Evening Chanting
Start times vary each evening so check our schedule
August 15 – August 25
~7:15PM Chanting to Guru Ram Das
7:45PM Light dinner
August 26: Birthday Sadhana
3:20 – 5:50AM Morning Call Chant. Long Ek Ongkar meditation
6:00 – 6:11AM Guru Ram Das chanting
July 17 – August 25: Forty Day Long Ek Ongkar Sadhana. We at Guru Ram Das Ashram are celebrating the Siri Singh Sahib’s birthday with our morning sadhana. From July 17th to August 25th we are chanting the Morning Call (Long Ek Ong Kars) for two and a half hours.
Each morning from 4-6:30AM we chant the Morning Call followed by five minutes of chanting to Guru Ram Das, then an Ardas and Hukam (6:35-6:50AM).
August 15 – August 25: Evening Chanting. Each evening for the eleven days before the Siri Singh Sahib’s birthday, we meditate by chanting Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru. Our evening mediations begin on August 15th. Here at Guru Ram Das Ashram we celebrate in community by chanting each evening in one another’s homes. Evening meditations are 31 minutes long and are musical recitations of Guru Guru Wahe Guru Guru Ram Das Guru. This is a special time for family and friends to connect, share food and stories, and celebrate the life and legacy of Yogi Bhajan.
Join the global spiritual community in connecting with the spirit of Yogi Bhajan, by chanting with us — or in your own homes — and offering thanks for all the blessings he so generously shared with us.
Contact us for more details
August 26: Birthday Sadhana. On August 26th, the morning of the Siri Singh Sahib’s actual birthday, we celebrate with a special sadhana. We will chant the Morning Call (Long Ek Ongkar) for 2.5 hours followed by 11 minutes of chanting to Guru Ram Das. This last chant begins at exactly 6:00AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time joining our worldwide community in this powerful chant for 11 minutes.
Video: Krishna Kaur teaching the Morning Call
3HO Info: For more info see the Yogiji’s Birthday – Worldwide Celebration