Hacienda de Guru Ram Das
Hacienda de Guru Ram Das (HGRD) is a vibrant spiritual community of about 350 people living in Northern New Mexico just outside the City of Española.
While many of the members of our community practice Sikh and 3HO lifestyles, our ashram welcomes all faiths in the philosophy that an ashram is a place where spiritual seekers join together to study, grow and excel.
The ashram was founded by Yogi Bhajan in 1970. From the earliest days he told us that people are called to live here because they have a mission to serve humanity. He named it the Mother Ashram with the vision of it being place where people could come to experience spiritual growth and individual, community, and planetary healing.
The name Hacienda de Guru Ram Das means home of the wisdom of service to all, and it merges the local Hispanic culture with the name of a 16th century saint from India, known as Guru Ram Das, the Guru of Miracles, whose teachings of service with humility emanate throughout the community. Seva (selfless service) is a high priority in our lifestyle and every aspect of our community operates by the selfless service of its sangat (community) members.
Some of the spiritual practices include a morning Sadhana (daily early morning yoga and meditation practice), a weekly Siri Akhand Path (reading of the entire Sikh sacred scriptures), a Sunday Gurdwara (worship service singing hymns), and Langar (free community meal that is open to all).