Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan inspired people to lead healthy, happy, and holy lives. A master of Kundalini Yoga, he was committed to helping create a loving world. He founded Peace Prayer Day, which has been an annual event since 1986, joining people of all faiths to pray for and celebrate peace. It is one of his many legacies to humanity.
“Most beloved of God are those who are peace, at peace, share peace, and bring peace to all.”
~ Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan
Peace Prayer Day takes place each year in the beautiful high desert “Jemez” mountains, on the land called Guru Ram Das Puri outside of Española, New Mexico, about 35 miles north of Santa Fe.
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.
On Peace Prayer Day, musicians, entertainers, peace activists, public servants and interfaith leaders gather together to celebrate and pray for peace.
Join us and experience live devotional music and dance from around the globe, the Sacred Healing Walk ceremony, the power of voices uplifted in prayer and the sharing of joy and laughter in community.
…This is actually the seventeenth year that we are celebrating prayer for peace or peace prayer day we call it. Intention is to develop, as to bring all the people who pray together under one platform, so they can pray for peace and it was many things. The tragedy at this time which is happening to our children, the misunderstanding and mismanagement, which has happened to our woman folks and the pain and the frustration which our men are going through, all put together, it is a challenge of the modern times. We call ourself civilized world, but this civilization has brought few some tranquility and that is why you friends are here, realizing without peace, there is no life. We need peace of mind, we need peace at home, with peace of the country and we actually need peace in the whole world.
Human prosperity depends on peace. No psychology can play a part, no psychiatry can cure it. It is the inside mind of the man, is to recognize the infinity of God and the consciousness to project and the proper way of life that we are gifted with this human life on this Earth for a purpose to enhance peace between ourself, within ourself, around ourself and forever.
It is a simple thing to do, but it can only be done if we are at peace. If I am at peace, then I’ll reflect that and people will pick it up. Otherwise, in our world, the clouds of war on us and it is very amazing that you have to learn that nothing is safe, no border is safe, no nation is safe, no person is safe. The safety in which you can feel secure, the sense of life in which you can feel secure and which gives you the power to progress and expand and be happy and with the understanding of yourself and all human being and you can enjoy all the amenities as given gift of God on this Earth, you cannot enjoy even the gift of life you have, because there is no guarantee of peace.
Peace is essential assets of human existence. That is why we decided in the interfaith, in the equality around us, all the religion around us, that let us get to the reality, let us celebrate a day, where we can have peace. Among ourself develop our relationship, know each other and affectionately, say my dear friend, we’ll meet again for this prayer day. And wish him the essence that we should understand the deep meaning.
Somebody once asked me, “How you can reach God?”
I said, “There is no reaching of the God, God is within us. We are born as spiritual being, to learn to be human, not vice versa. The only way you can reach God, is when you are at peace. It is my prayer, in these circumstances, to ask you, let us hold each other and respect and grace and pray for peace and our little voice can be heard within our way of light of God, so we can bring tranquility, bounty, beauty and bliss to mankind. I hope you share with these thoughts and slide at each other, in the presence of Almighty God within you and allow you to bring peace to planet Earth. That is what mother Earth is asking.