Guru Ram Das Ashram invites you to enjoy a day on our land! 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!
Please visit Nanak's Garden and 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.
Nanak’s Garden has donated 100 bags of produce to Nanak’s Pantry Food Relief. These bags contained radishes, onions, beet greens, onion greens, kale chard, zucchini, bok choy, lettuce, and herbs. Produce went to the Millis Senior Center, the food pantry, and next week, we’ll begin to distribute to youths in need.
Nanak’s Garden Instagram account is taking off with a number of popular videos. Our favorite videos feature animals and wildlife around the garden. Other folks enjoy these videos, too. We now have over 500 followers.
Our beloved neighbors Cathy and Richard Braun have been invaluable resources for farming wisdom and local lore. Recently they donated yellow squash and jalapeños to the farm stand.
Love All, Serve All ❤
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.
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.