About Guru Ram Das Project
Our main service is the provision of kundalini yoga & complimentary therapies to those in need.
We are dedicated to serving everyone in the community – whatever their faith or background.
Beyond our main outreach work we also arrange community events, educational courses and and inter faith work to encourage harmony between and amongst communities. We look for opportunities to develop the attitude of service towards others, and encourage high standards of personal conduct in all.
The GRDP delivers its services through an inspired team of staff and pool of over 40 volunteers.
Our client groups include the homeless, people recovering from drug and alcohol addictions, domestic violence sufferers, young people with behavioural health and learning difficulties, older people, those living with HIV/AIDS and immune deficiency conditions and mental health clients.
Aims of GRDP
What is the need for such a project?
Many people feel a void in their lives, stress levels are high, priorities are difficult to establish, relationships are strained and there is an ever present inner loneliness. Something intangible is missing. We search for external solutions and they remain elusive. This is because we have forgotten the tools we need to fully realise our potential as human beings. Given the right opportunity anyone can rediscover joyful living, a peaceful heart, the love of sharing and the healing power of compassion and it is this opportunity gap which the GRDP project aims to fill.
Project Aims / Charitable Objects
(1) to share and advance, for public benefit, a practical spiritual lifestyle including Kundalini yoga, meditation, holistic healthcare and counselling to support and improve the mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing of the community;
(2) to advance the education of the public in Dharmic (good, healthy and balanced) lifestyle based on the highest standards of personal conduct and service to others, so individuals may empower themselves and inspire others to participate in their communities and lead fulfilling lives;
(3) to advance the education of the public through improving opportunities for learning about Sikh Dharma, strengthening relations with the Sikh community through inter faith work, supporting shared spaces for exchange and social interaction and encouraging harmony across communities.
We provide services to those in need whatever their faith, belief or circumstances, so they may empower themselves to lead a happy and fulfilling life.
The GRDP was created in 2003 by Shiv Charan Singh & Satya Kaur to distinctly support and build on the charitable and community based activities that were developing at the Kriya Centre in Archway, North London.
Since its conception, and by the contribution of the trustees, staff and volunteers, the reach of the project has extended considerably. Our commitment to continual refinement remains strong as does our enthusiasm to deliver community based projects.
Future Growth Plans
We have a vision of a building that houses a permanent gurdwara and many other community activities, (possibly including a cafe, library and museum), with these premises being located in Central London so we can remain accessible to all members of the London community.
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