Legacy Gardens Building community through sustainable farming
Many may not know the hidden gem in the Española Ashram Community, the Legacy Garden project, operating under Hacienda de Guru Ram Das Corporation. As their mission statement explains, “Legacy Garden (LG) serves Yogi Bhajan’s vision of community/ashram living, providing a financially-profitable organic farm that will generate produce, employment, income and good will for the benefit of Hacienda de Guru Ram Das Ashram and serve as a model for sustainable living to the 3HO/Sikh Dharma World Community.
Truly this project is one of the embodiments of living in a conscious community: producing food at the Ashram to support community development and self-reliance, and developing a sustainable asset that uses renewable energy and is in full alignment with Sikh values. Guru Amar Das established the Langar (free kitchen), and this tradition of serving food to all is one of the foundations of Sikhism: humbly serving, sharing, and providing sustenance to humanity, in the name of the Guru.
For 50 years, 3HO has been home to the practice of Kundalini Yoga and the teachings of Yogi Bhajan – a place where everyone is welcome to uplift themselves and empower one another to be truly healthy, happy, and holy. 3HO Foundation had humble beginnings. 50 years ago, a man named Yogi Bhajan came to North America from India with just a few dollars in his pocket and one mission: to spread the technology of Kundalini Yoga, which would ultimately inspire courage, peace, resilience, and dignity within the hearts of practitioners worldwide. In honor of this anniversary, the inaugural 3HO Luminaries Program expands and deepens the mission of 3HO International to inspire everyone everywhere to realize their full potential through the uplifting experience of Kundalini Yoga. The program brings Kundalini Yogis doing extraordinary service in underserved communities to Summer Solstice in Espanola, New Mexico for inspired connection, global collaboration, and the Kundalini experience of a lifetime. By honoring and serving these Luminaries, 3HO seeks to create lasting connections between teachers, encourage seva as the highest state of mind and spirit, and strengthen communities around the globe.