Many Sikh Dharma communities around the world celebrate the birthday of Guru Ram Das with daily chanting of the Guru Ram Das mantra or the shabad “Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur, Jin Siria Tinay Savaria” in praise of Guru Ram Das ji leading up to a special Sadhana on October 9th. Hail Guru Ram Das and Heal the World!
Volunteer to Lead Live Chanting on October 8-9, 2021
We invite YOU to lead the global community in 30 minutes of chanting to celebrate the birth of Guru Ram Das ji on the Sikh Dharma International Zoom account for 24 hours leading up to Guru Ram Das’s birthday on October 9, 2021! This event will take place from 4 a.m. MDT on October 8 to 4:00 a.m. MDT on October 9.
Directly following the chanting, the special Sadhana celebrating Guru Ram Das’s birthday that will start at 4:00 am MDT on October 9 and will be live streamed from Hacienda de Guru Ram Das in Española, New Mexico!
Hosting chanting is simple. Just follow the steps below:
- Click on the Calendly link to select a time slot that works for you to host chanting.
- Select either the mantra “Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru” or the Shabad “Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur, Jin Siria Tinay Savaria” to play for 30 minutes. You can either play live music if you are a musician, or share a pre-recorded version to stream through Zoom if you are not. Either way is great. The main purpose is to gather in community! We provide links to various recorded versions of both options below that work well.
- When it is time for your chanting time to start, join the Zoom meeting, and begin playing “Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru” or “Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur, Jin Siria Tinay Savaria” for 30 minutes. Others from Sikh Dharma communities around the world may join you!
This event will take place from 4:00 a.m. MDT on October 8 to 4:00 a.m. MDT on October 9.
Register with Zoom to Join the Live Chanting
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Recorded Versions of the Guru Ram Das Chant
These two versions of the Guru Ram Das mantra are just over 30 minutes and work well for a 30 minute chanting time slot.
Recorded Versions of the Shabad ‘Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru’
These versions of the shabad “Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru” work well for chanting. You can also select any other version you’d like to play. You can repeat the track as many times as necessary to fill the 30 minutes for shorter versions, or stop it early if it’s a longer version!
Stream the Special Sadhana Live from Hacienda de Guru Ram Das Ashram on October 9
You are invited to join Hacienda de Guru Ram Das in Espanola, New Mexico, USA for the special Guru Ram Das birthday Sadhana (2 1/2 hours of chanting the “Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur” Shabad) on October 9th, 2021 from 4:00 am – 6:30 am MDT!
Click this World Time Buddy link to confirm the time zone for New Mexico, so you can compare that time against the time in your own time zone and know when to tune in.