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  Espanola Ashram Monthly eNewsletter 
(a HGRD publication available the first week of every month)
In this month's newsletter...
Yoga Class at the Ashram
Food Storage/Garden
Yogi Bhajan Article
Food in the Valley-Langar Gardens
Art with Heart class
Computer Corner
Food for Health
Wedding Invitation
Sangat Birthdays for March
Missal Duties
Photo of the Month
Tuhi Tuhi Clothing
Ravinder Singh and Kirinsukh Kaur's Clothing business, Tuhi Tuhi,
now has two Santa Fe locations: Santa Fe Flea Market, (next to the SF Farmer's Market) and Traveler's Market Gallery at DeVargas Mall. 
For more info:
tuhi tuhi clothing business 

The Hearts & Hands Seva Group 

is sponsoring "Healing Sessions by Donation" the first Sunday of each month. For more information click here >

heart and hands image  
Art with Heart   
Come "play" with your inner muse Saturday mornings, 10 am - noon (beginning 3/2).  Let Guru Kirn Kaur guide you on a fun, "messy", wild and totally awesome project each week. (See photos, right hand column)
Info:  930-9955 
Note: Please pre-register!  Flier Here!
Open House Brunch 
Saturday, April 6 

Hearts and Hands will be hosting an Open House Brunch on Saturday, April 6th at the home of Satwant Singh and Manjit Kaur. Everyone is welcome.  

Espanola Community
Market (ECM)
Shop your local food
Co-op, for local organic and pesticide-free vegetables and fruits, dairy and natural foods. Become a member for only $25/yr.

Sat., 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Wed., 4:00pm -7:00pm
Click here to learn more.
Miri Piri Academy Registration now open!
MPA's sophisticated online enrollment system is now in place, and  ready to begin receiving applications for the 2013-2014 school year. 

There is extremely limited space available for new students, so register now!  To register, Click Here 

  Request for Input
I am looking for stories and tips from people who have used our lifestyle to manage aging and chronic illness with grace and dignity, for a new book I am writing, called: The Yoga of Aging and Chronic Illness: Transformating a Curse into a Million Rays of Light. If you have any such stories to share about your experience with this stage of life, please contact me . I'd love to talk with you! Read entire article  

HGRD Community Growth Fund

To support our beloved Hacienda de Guru Ram Das Ashram

Sat Nam Fest in April

Sat Nam Fest, April 11th through 14th, in Joshua Tree, California  
 Register Now for Summer Solstice!

3HO has just launched online registration for Summer Solstice, 2013 at Ram Das Puri! 
Read More 

First Sutra Mantra and Meditation Instructions with Mirabai Ceiba
First Sutra Mantra and Meditation Instructions with Mirabai Ceiba
  Links to
What's Happening
at 3HO

at Sikh Dharma
SDI Website
SDWW Website

at KRI
Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings website
March Newsletter  

at HGRD (Hacienda de Guru Ram Das Ashram):

at MPA( Miri Piri
MPA Facebook

at LYF Foundation
Rental Website 

Ashram Classified Ads

Put an ad in the ashram classifieds! Keep the length to a max of 30 words, and email to:

Newsletter & Ashram Contact  Information

To submit notices, articles and/or photos for the Ashram Monthly Newsletter, please send by the 15th of the month to: 
Ashram Contact Information:
Hacienda de Guru Ram Das Ashram
1A Ram Das Guru Place
Espanola, NM 87532
Swaran Kaur Khalsa,
Ashram Secretary
Ashram Office & Akand Path information:

YourCommunity                                               March, 2013

March Ashram Events 
March 4, 11, 18, 25 - Yoga at the Ashram-Tera Kaur teaches Kundalini Yoga, upstairs Langar Hall, Monday evenings, 6 pm. $5-$10 Donation.
March 6 - Akal Takhat Remembrance Gurdwara, followed by Wish & Dish Langar: bring a dish, make a wish!
March 8 - United Nations' International Woman's Day
March 10 - Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 am Sunday. Spring ahead!  
March 22 - Bridal Shower for Sat Nam Kaur
, Ladies Only, 6 pm
March 24 - Wedding of Sat Nam Kaur and Joe Sears, 9am in the Gurdwara; Dinner/Reception 5pm-10pm, Anthony's at the Delta. Please RSVP!
March 30 - Bollywood Dance Party
, 7:30pm-1:00am, fund raiser for the Santa Fe Amma Center.  

Together, We Can be Prepared 
By Matamandir Singh 
At Langar this Thursday, March 7th, please take a moment to read the Food Storage/Langar Garden Pledge Form that will be distributed and then consider filling it out. Our goal is to store a one-month supply of food for the ashram community by the end of March, 2013.  We also want to make significant progress in enriching the Ashram Langar Garden soil, so we can begin growing our own food soon. Together, we can be PREPARED!  Together, the cost will be small for each individual. Many blessings, The Emergency Preparedness COV(Ashram Core of Volunteers)  To view the form now, click here
Yogi Bhajan - Teachers are Creatures, Too
By Hari Jiwan Singh 

Back in the early days of our Dharma, around 40 years ago (it's hard to believe that it's been that long), the Siri Singh Sahib (Yogi Bhajan) entertained a special guest, Swami Satchidananda.   Read entire article

Yogi Bhajan, compassionate smiling face"Touch every heart, bow your head, bless everybody and you shall be blessed."    

Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan 
Courtesy of Aquarian Wisdom

Farm Tour visited Guru Jiwan Singh's Greenhouses 

Khalsa Greenhouse Tomatoes
Khalsa Greenhouse tomatoes

Krishna Singh is working with the Rio Arriba County Food & Agriculture Policy Council, who sponsored a workshop recently at Northern New Mexico College. The Council's goal is to re-invigorate the farming culture in the Espanola Valley, and to support and inspire the local community to go from growing just 2 - 4% of our own food, to growing 15% of our own food, and by doing so, to enrich our local community in many ways. Part of the workshop included a tour of local farms. Guru Jiwan Singh's beautiful Khalsa Greenhouses were part of that tour. His greens and tomatoes are AWESOME! ( can purchase GJS's amazing produce every Saturday at the Santa Fe Farmers Market.) 

Evolutionary Astrology - A Month of Powerful "RE"
By Himat Kaur  

In March 2013, we experience a cosmic repeat of major aspects that occurred in December, now in reverse order and with additional factors. Now retrograde, Mercury joins in the influence to stimulate awareness and change. Read Entire Article

Art with Heart Class
Art with Heart class
The first session of Guru Kiren Kaur's 'Art with Heart' class was a lot of fun! Saturday mornings, 10-12
 Art with Heart class      Art with Heart class  

Langar Kitchen Garden - Wood Chips to Enrich the SoilDump truck dumping wood chips onto Ashram Gardens 

Dennis, our ashram's neighbor, is dumping loads of wood chips (from the Log Yard, over near Walnut Acres), to help enrich the Langar Kitchen Gardens.  The wood chips will be spread out and incorporated into the current "soil enrichment" system, now in progress.  He estimates it will take 2-3 years of focused effort, to upgrade the quality of our garden soil.

Computer Corner - Cleanliness is Next to Godliness

by Guruka Singh  - I've written in previous columns about cleaning the innards of a PC, but what about the exterior parts: sticky keyboards and troublesome mice?  Keyboards and mice take a beating from food and drink spills, skin oils, and all manner of dirt and debris. But don't toss them out; they can be cleaned. Read entire article  

Food for Health - Roasted Cauliflower 

 1 head of cauliflower (about 2 1/2 pounds)
4 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
black pepper to taste
juice of 1/2 lemon 

Preheat oven to 400.  Remove core from cauliflower and break up into florets.  Toss florets with olive oil, salt, black pepper and red chili flakes.  Spread out on a cookie sheet/flat baking tray with edges. Roast in oven for 30 minutes, or until cauliflower is softened and brown in places.  Remove from pan and squeeze lemon juice over it.  Serve!

SuperHealth's Specialty Training Course 
Congratulations to Mukta Kaur on completing another wonderful SuperHealth Training course recently, here in Espanola.  It was great to have the energy of this enthusiastic group participating in morning sadhana!

SuperHealth Course attendees, Feb, 2013
SuperHealth Training course attendees

Nap Study - A six-year Greek study of over 23,000 healthy adults, found that those who took a 30- minute nap at least 3 times a week had a 37% lower risk of heart-related death.    

  ****Wedding Invitation****

 Sat Nam, dear Espanola Sangat Community Members:

Sat Nam Kaur Khalsa and Joseph Sears 
would be honored to have your presence
at their Wedding/Anand Karaj 
Sunday, March 24, at 9 am, in the Gurdwara,
and that evening, at the celebration Reception/Dinner,
at Anthony's at the Delta,
beginning at 5 pm.

Sat Nam Kaur & Joe 

RSVP here, if you plan to attend the evening inner/Reception.  Blessings, Kirpal Singh & Kirpal Kaur


Sangat Birthday's for March 

Now featured on the ashram website > 
Monthly Missal Duties - March (Listed by Missal numbers  


Set Up


Clean Up

Akand Path

2/24 - 3/2





3/3 - 3/9















3/24 - 3/30





3/31 - 4/6






"If there is a purpose other than compassion in any relationship in your life, you will also find pain in that relationship."  

~ Yogi Bhajan

Photo of the Month
Siri Ved Singh and his daughter, Avtar Kaur
Siri Ved Singh with his lovely daughter, Avtar Kaur, during a recent visit here in Espanola