Guru Ram Das Ashram invites you to enjoy a day on our land! This Earth Day feels like the perfect way to reconnect! And as we all know, we are always better together and when we work in community. So, whether you are actively taking yoga classes, involved with our various non-profit programs or just looking to connect with a service driven, heart-led community, you are welcome!
On April 23rd, we will host a food drive and work day to support Guru Nanak's Community Kitchen Food Pantry, a food relief program that was started at the beginning of the pandemic. To make this a success, we need your help! Keep reading to learn more and ways to get involved.
GURU NANAK’S COMMUNITY KITCHEN
Providing Food For Families, Children & Our Seniors
Our community acknowledges the grace and dignity of every soul and we are dedicated to uplifting and feeding all and to bringing reverence to life through the practice of a lifestyle rooted in yogic principles and the core values of Sikh Dharma to advocate for hunger relief, serving food to all.
In the Sikh tradition of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, for 50 years, Guru Ram Das Ashram and Gurdwara has served weekly vegetarian meals in New England. We have maintained a free daily community yoga and meditation practice. On Sundays and the First Friday of the month we have a Gurdwara service, followed by Langar (a healthy vegetarian meal for all).
It is our aim to manifest the miracle of a community food relief that is unified and sustained through spiritual practice, selfless service/volunteer work, sharing food, kindness, compassion, grace, and nobility.
Earth Day Food Drive and Fundraiser Every Day
In the 1930s, A Jewish community built a spring-fed, concrete pool on the east side of what is now the Guru Ram Das Ashram. The pool was used for recreation until 15 years ago when the concrete sides caved in and it became a safety hazard. The water feature restoration project aims to restore the pool to a natural water feature. We envision the pond as the centerpiece of a larger effort to engage and be in service to the surrounding community. The water feature will serve as an outdoor meditation site and will irrigate the community garden. The community garden in turn serves the Free Kitchen and the Ashram Food Program, which works to build food security for the surrounding area. We see the water feature as a jewel at the heart of a conscious community dedicated to developing peaceful, healthy communities.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and Restore and Beautify our Ashram Pond. Your generous donation will fund our project to bring the eco systems of this sacred water and land to balance.