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Sonoma Ashram Foundation Day – Celebrating 30 Years

On September 21, 1991, Aghoreshwar Bhagwan Ramji and Babaji along with Baba Anil Ramji and Father Dunsten inaugurated Sonoma Ashram in Sonoma, California.

At that time I was living at Sky Farm in the Sonoma hills and Baba was visiting from India. September 21 is the day that we traditionally celebrate the founding of Sri Sarveshwari Samooh – the social service organization that Baba founded in India in 1961. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to receive his blessing. We wrapped flower petals into the flag and raised it. We did a small puja, and then Baba then pulled the cord, showering us with flower petals. I felt deep within as if Baba’s blessings had been bestowed for the beginning of an ashram in Sonoma. The ancient lineage of Aghor had officially arrived in the U.S.
Baba Harihar Ramji, Oasis of Stillness




Practical Spirituality: Bringing Sacredness Into Life

Zoom Lecture with Baba Harihar Ram – Saturday, September 18th – 11AM Pacific
Join us for a lecture with Baba Harihar Ram, founder of the Sonoma Ashram, on practical ways to bring spirituality and sacredness into our day-to-day life.
Zoom ID: 884 5144 2021          Password: Sacred
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Evening Meditation at Sonoma Ashram

Join us for Meditation & Arati at 6 – 7 PM every evening, on the back lawn. Come a little earlier to enjoy the garden & grounds.  When Babaji is in Sonoma, our meditation is followed by a short satsang (discourse).
Please maintain social distancing and if you are unvaccinated, we respectfully request that you wear a mask.




Babaji’s Teachings Via Podcast

Our new podcast season is underway with daily readings from the book, Pearls of Shiksha. Babaji reads quotes, and provides his insight and commentary.
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Shiksha (Sanskrit: शिक्षा IAST: śikṣā) is a Sanskrit word, which means “instruction, lesson, learning, study of skill.”




Ashram Community Zoom Yoga Classes

Aghor Yoga is a simple path to union with your Divine Self. Once you are aware of the sacred life force (prana) carried with each breath, you can discover the state of union within.

9:00 – 9:45AM PST; 12:00-12:45 EST:  Hatha Yoga with Maria
A gentle yoga practice with a focus on the Breath.

3:00 – 3:45PM PST; 6:00-6:45PM EST: Yoga Nidra with Clarissa
Conscious deep sleep guided relaxation

Suggested class donation: $10:   DONATE HERE
All donations are used to support the Ashram’s social service projects
in the U.S. and India.




History of the Aghor Tradition with Prof. Jishnuji Shankar

In this series of zoom lectures presented this past year, Dr. Jishnu Shankar shared his vast knowledge of the Aghor tradition within the greater context of Indian history and culture.  Each lecture lasts approximately 50 minutes, with a question and answer period to follow.  All lectures were recorded and are available for viewing.

 

History of the Aghor Tradition – An Introduction

Aghor and the Buddha

Aghor and Tantra

Aghor and Social Action

Aghor and the Transience of Death

*Please contact us at [email protected] for information on receiving recordings of these lectures.




Zoom Satsang with Babaji

Every Sunday – 9AM PST

Sonoma Ashram’s weekly Sunday gathering is now on Zoom!  Join Babaji and friends from around the world in satsang.

Click here to request more information: Zoom Satsang




Aghor Gram Sewa – Village Outreach Project

Our newest project in India launched in December 2020, to distribute food and blankets to the poorest villages (gram) in North India. Known locally as Aghor Gram Sewa, this initiative has been primarily funded through our sangha and supporters in India, but anyone can contribute in this new opportunity to reach those in need.

Click here to view a slideshow of the Village Outreach Project

Click here to Contribute:  Helping Those in Need




Sarveshwari Times Newsletter

Sarveshwari Times has been an offering of love and has touched the lives of many over the decades.  The Hindi version was originally created by devotees of Aghoreshwar Bhagwan Ramji at the start of the Sri Sarveshwari Samooh organization in 1961.  Baba Harihar Ramji carried this tradition to the U.S. when he founded Sonoma Ashram.  Over the years, many have lent their time and energy to keep this flame burning.

We are honored to continue this publication in this new digital media to suit the call of the times.  We hope you can carve out some time each month to enjoy an inspirational teaching from Babaji and some updates on recent events and programs.

Sarveshwari Times – April 2021

Sarveshwari Times – March 2021

Sarveshwari Times – February 2021

Sarveshwari Times – January 2021

Older editions are accessible through our Subscriber Area.  Click here to subscribe and access.




Podcast:  Aghoreshwar’s Pearls of Wisdom with Commentary by Baba Harihar Ram

Every evening Babaji reads a quote of Aghoreshwar Bhagwan Ram from Aghor Book of Wisdom and provides his insight and commentary.

Click here for more information: Pearls of Wisdom Podcast




Podcast:  Sunday Satsang with Babaji

Babaji’s weekly Sunday satsangs are now available as a podcast.

Click here for more information. Sunday Satsang Podcast




COVID Caring Web Page

Various resources to help you stay centered.

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Life at Bal Ashram – Varanasi, India (August 2020)

Slideshow with recent photos of our Ashram and Boys Hostel in Varanasi, India.

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COVID-19 Seva Project

Update on our efforts to provide food relief throughout Varnasi, India to those in need.

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