This Japji for the Aquarian Age Course will take place in the Langar Hall at Guru Ram Das Ashram in Los Angeles. Guru Ram Das Ashram is a historic location for the 3HO/Sikh Dharma community. Here is a brief history:
In Los Angeles in 1968, Yogi Bhajan began his mission to share the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and to help people live healthy, happy and holy lives. He first established Guru Ram Das Ashram as a yoga center in West Hollywood and it was here in Los Angeles that Kundalini Yoga in the Western World was born. In the spring of 1972, the ashram was moved to the current location, a former chiropractic and hydrotherapy office, where it was established as a formal gurdwara (Sikh temple).
Yogi Bhajan lived in the small living quarters at the back of Guru Ram Das Ashram until the early 1980s. In the early years, what is now the gurdwara, also served as a sadhana room, yoga center and is where Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan sat and taught classes two nights a week for over 15 years.
He continued to share his teachings with the community here for many years until his passing in 2004. He once said, “I am here to serve anyone who says ‘Sat Nam,’ even once.”
Guru Ram Das Ashram is a sacred place, where for over 35 years people of all walks of life have come to be healed, to meditate, to bow to Guru, and to find peace. The walls of Guru Ram Das Ashram now resonate with the vibration of over 1900 Akhand Paths (a continuous reading of the Sikh scriptures from start to finish over a 3 day period) that have taken place on a weekly basis since those early days, as well as chanting, prayer and divine Kirtan from gurdwara services that have been held there 365 days a year since its inception. A free meal (langar) is available to anyone who visits and has been served daily since the mid-1980s.