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Guru Ram Das Puri

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NM United States

Guru Ram Das Puri is 160 acres of land outside of Española, New Mexico, about 35 miles north of Santa Fe. This sacred land is located in the high desert wilderness of the Jemez Mountains at an altitude approaching 7,000 feet.  This is the site where our annual Peace Prayer Day and Summer Solstice Sadhana celebrations are held. To learn more about Peace Prayer Day and Summer Solstice Sadhana, please visit www.3ho.org andclick on 3HO events.

The Sacred Land of Guru Ram Das Puri

The sacred and enchanting land of Guru Ram Das Puri is located high in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico. Guru Ram Das Puri is surrounded for miles by forest of extraordinary natural beauty. To step upon this land is to deeply connect with Mother Earth, and to celebrate Yogi Bhajan’s vision for a healthy, happy, and holy humanity.

How the Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration Came to Guru Ram Das Puri

The earliest Summer Solstice celebrations moved from year to year, and Yogi Bhajan wanted to find a permanent location for the event.  In 1976, 3HO Foundation bought a parcel of land, and Yogi Bhajan named it Guru Ram Das Puri. In 1981, the United Nations passed a resolution proclaiming an International Day of Peace, in support, Yogi Bhajan established an annual International Peace Prayer Day during the Summer Solstice Sadhana Event. He called upon spiritual leaders and all people of faith and hope to meet at Guru Ram Das Puri during the Summer Solstice to celebrate peace together and spread to the world the uplifting spirit of love and light. We continue to honor the vision of the Yogi Bhajan by gathering each summer at Guru Ram Das Puri as a joyful, loving community to meditate, pray and develop the consciousness to help turn the destiny of all the people of the world toward harmony. Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light. – Yogi Bhajan

Acclimating to the High Desert Terrain

In the high desert, days are hot and dry, but temperatures can drop dramatically in the evening and early morning. At this altitude, it is very important to use sun protection. Protect yourself as you would if you were at the beach on a very hot, bright summer day. It often takes two or three days to acclimate to this environment and the best way to manage your adjustment is to remain well hydrated. Bring a water bottle and carry it around with you. Water alone is not always sufficient to rehydrate a dehydrated person, so we offer our special electrolyte drink made with water, lemon juice, orange juice concentrate, and salt. Please also remember that water will help your body assimilate the emotional and physical changes you will be experiencing. The temperature during the day is usually in the high 80s and low 90s°F (28-35°C). In the evenings, the temperature cools down considerably to the low 40s and 50s°F (15-20°C). You will need warm clothes for morning sadhana which takes place in the Tantric Shelter, so we suggest you dress in layers. Sudden rainstorms can occur so be sure to bring rain gear.

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June 2017

Summer Solstice Sadhana

June 15 - June 24
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Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration is a 9-day spiritual gathering in the high desert mountains of New Mexico. It is a rare opportunity to cleanse the mind, go beyond ego and feel your spirit soar. Based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, the Summer Solstice experience includes Kundalini Yoga workshops, White Tantric Yoga®, Morning Sadhana, Live Kirtan, Community Connection, and the all-pervasive bright, uplifting energy generated by 2000 souls living in their highest consciousness. Our SDI Academy tent offers many classes about various aspects…

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International Women’s Camp

June 26 - July 2
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International Women's Camp was founded by Yogi Bhajan in 1976 and was originally called "Khalsa Women's Training Camp." The mission of camp was to train women to be Women - strong, invincible, graceful, creative. He said women need a two month break from their partners, families, work and daily lives each year to reconnect with themselves, relax, strengthen and recharge, He emphasized that a large part of this healing comes from just being, living and sharing with other women. Daily Schedule: 3:15…

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Khalsa Youth Camp

June 26 - July 8
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Khalsa Youth Camp (KYC) is an outstanding 13 day program that emphasizes practical achievement and the early development of leadership skills. Since 1979, KYC has helped children build their confidence, strength, and spiritual identity. KYC is designed for children ages 5 through 12, and is founded on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan to share his vision of “Building Leaders of Tomorrow” in a healthy, happy, and sacred outdoor camp environment.  “Children of the Aquarian Age do not need knowledge, they…

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