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Babaji in India 2024

Babaji will be residing at Aghor Foundation, Bal Ashram in Varanasi, India from January through mid March.  If you would like to schedule a visit to the Ashram, please email: [email protected].

Daily Schedule
8 AM:  Morning Meditation
10 AM – 12 PM:  Darshan Time
3 – 5 PM:  Darshan Time
6 – 7:30 PM: Arati, Chanting & Satsang




Maha Samadhi Week: November 21 – 28

Aghoreshwar left his body on November 28, 1992. Fortunately, such beings as Sarkar Baba do not disappear with the end of the body. They become available and accessible to all, continuing to give their compassionate help to those who turn to them.

During this sacred time, every evening at 6PM we are chanting the following mantra 108 times to honor Aghoreshwar:

Aghoranna Paro Mantro, Naasti Tatvam Guro Param

Translated as:  The very name of Aghor (Shiva, or the one who has attained the state of Aghor) is a mantra that is above all other mantras.  There is nothing higher to be known than the real nature of the Guru.

 

We invite you to join us in the Ashram Temple, or to light a lamp or candle and create your own personal observance in your home.




Good News! Fall 2023 Newsletter

Please find our latest newsletter with updates on our projects in India.  This quarter we spotlight Shakti Beauty School our initiative that provides vocational training in beauty skills and techniques to impoverished women. Good News, Fall 2023 Newsletter.




Navaratri – Sunday, October 15th to Sunday, October 22nd

Navaratri is coming! On Sunday October 15th, our bi-annual observance of Navaratri begins. As the seasons merge, there is a special energy that is available to assist us with any goal or aspiration. By engaging in a focused practice at this time, we have an opportunity to experience something different from our mundane lives and to connect with that Great Unknown, called by so many different names, in all of the different traditions.

Ashram Navaratri Schedule
8AM – Morning Puja & Satsang
2PM – Guru Gita Chanting
6PM – Evening Puja & Satsang

Babaji’s Navaratri satsangs (talks) will be posted on our website every day and can be accessed here. The satsangs will also be posted on our podcast: “Baba Harihar Ramji’s Navaratri Satsangs“, accessible through many podcast services.




Ashram Open House Every Saturday

Explore the world of meditation and yoga at Sonoma Ashram. These free classes are specially designed for beginners, offering an introduction to ancient practices that can bring peace and balance to your life.

 

10am:  Gentle Yoga

11am:  Meditation Instruction

Garden tours throughout the day

All are Welcome!




Sonoma Ashram Foundation Day – Thursday, September 21, 2023

Please join us in honoring the foundation of our Ashram!

7 – 8 AM: Meditation & Morning Arati

9 – 10 AM: Flag Ceremony followed by Babaji’s Satsang




Guru Purnima 2023

Guru Purnima Celebration – Sunday – July 2nd – 7am to 8pm

Guru Purnima is a special day set aside each year for honoring and celebrating the presence of the Guru in our lives. The Ashram will be open throughout the day, and we invite you to stop by.




Satsang & Sangha at the Ashram

Every Sunday we will gather together for group meditation and chanting followed by Babaji’s weekly satsang.  If you have never been to the Ashram, it is a wonderful way to meet our community.

All are Welcome!

Sunday Schedule
9:30 – 10 AM:  Group Meditation & Chanting
10 – 10:30 AM:  Babaji’s Satsang
Chai & Light Refreshments




Good News! Spring Newsletter

Please find our latest newsletter with updates on our projects in India.  This quarter we spotlight Vision Varanasi our initiative that provides eye care, prescription glasses and surgical correction to underserved communities. Good News Spring 2023.




Saturday Seva & Sunday Sadhana at Amrit Sagar Holistic Center and Bal Ashram

“Respecting yourself and your surroundings is essential to creating a strong foundation. When you walk on the earth with respect towards everything, you see beauty all around you.”
~ Babaji
It was a full weekend of Sadhana & Seva at Aghor Foundation. Many showed up to Amrit Sagar Holistic Center in the cold weather to help with cleaning and beautifying on Saturday and to Bal Ashram on Sunday for Sadhana and Satsang. ?




Good News! Winter Newsletter

Please find our latest newsletter with updates on our projects in India.  This quarter we spotlight the Anjali School, our free/low-cost primary school (K-5) for disadvantaged children in the Samne Ghat and Nagwa neighborhoods of Varanasi, India.

Good News – Winter 2022




Glimpse of Bal Ashram and Aghor Foundation Projects – Winter 2022




Sunday Sadhana & Satsang – Bal Ashram, India

Every Sunday we will gather together at Bal Ashram for group guided meditation and chanting followed by Babaji’s weekly satsang.  If you have never been to the Ashram, it is a wonderful way to meet our community.  For directions to the Ashram and more information please email: [email protected].

All are Welcome!

Sunday Schedule
7 – 8 AM:  Morning Puja
9 – 9:30 AM:  Group Meditation & Chanting
9:30 – 10:30 AM:  Babaji’s Satsang
Chai & Light Refreshments

 




Babaji in India

Babaji will be residing at Aghor Foundation, Bal Ashram in Varanasi, India from the end of October through mid February.  If you would like to schedule a visit to the Ashram, please email: [email protected].

Daily Schedule
7 – 8 AM:  Morning Meditation
9:30 – 11:30 AM:  Darshan Time
3:30 – 5:30 PM:  Darshan Time
5:30 – 6 PM:  Evening Meditation
6 – 7:30 PM: Arati, Chanting & Satsang




Celebrate Diwali at the Ashram – Monday October 24th

Please join us at the Ashram for a simple observance of Diwali, the Festive of Lights on Monday 10/24 from 5-8PM.

Arrive early to help us decorate our Ashram Home! Then stay for Arati at 6PM followed by light refreshments.

On Diwali homes are decorated with lamps and lights to celebrate the new year ahead. Historically, this is the day when Rama returned home after being in exile for 14 years and was greeted by a city decorated with lamps. Symbolically, the ideal human being dwelling within us returns home during Diwali.

Bring a tea light & join the fun!


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