Forty years ago, Yogi Bhajan and 3HO Foundation hosted the Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration at Guru Ram Das Puri for the very first time. While this cornerstone event had already been running eight years strong (since 1969 when Yogi Bhajan came to the United States), it would never be the same after 1977.
In 1976, 3HO Foundation bought a piece of land in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico, and Yogi Bhajan named it Guru Ram Das Puri. Before that, Summer Solstice moved from year to year, but Yogi Ji was ready to find a permanent home for the experience that radically transforms the lives of so many.
Guru Ram Das Puri is surrounded for miles by breathtaking mountains and forests. It’s a space where one can truly disconnect from modern society, reconnect with Mother Earth, heal wounds, grow in consciousness with a loving community, and celebrate Yogi Bhajan’s vision for a healthy, happy, and holy humanity.
In honor of Summer Solstice’s 40th anniversary at Guru Ram Das Puri, we’re excited to share photos of the 1977 event.
Join us for the 40th Summer Solstice on this sacred land. It’s the most powerful time of year to meditate, pray, and practice Kundalini Yoga together. The number 40 represents a time of creating new patterns, of transformation and regeneration. Let’s come together and create the change we wish for ourselves and the world.
All photos courtesy of The Yogi Bhajan Photo Archive.
3HO’s Summer Solstice Celebration (June 15-24, 2017) is a 9-day spiritual gathering in the high desert mountains of New Mexico. Based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, the Summer Solstice experience includes Kundalini Yoga workshops, White Tantric Yoga®, Morning Sadhana, Live Kirtan, Community Connection, and the all-pervasive bright, uplifting energy generated by 2000 souls living in their highest consciousness. We hope to see you there!