In loving memory of Ram Dass Singh Khalsa September 24, 1944 – January 3, 2024

Ram Dass Singh Khalsa, formerly of Salt Lake City, Utah, made his final journey home on January 3, 2024.

He found what he loved–the teachings of Kundalini Yoga, daily sadhana, and serving God and Guru–when he began his journey with Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma in 1970. Two years later, he was asked to move to Salt Lake City and bring these teachings to Utah.

He was the Director of the ashram in Salt Lake City for 16 years. As a small, devoted group, the Ashram pulled off everything a large ashram offered–daily sadhana, regular gurdwaras, wonderful langar, akhand paths, special events, and Kundalini Yoga classes. I had already been introduced to KY when I moved from southern California to Utah in 1979. And to my delight, I found an ashram teaching Kundalini Yoga in the yellow pages!

My first official teacher was Ram Dass Singh. He was devoted, disciplined, and so committed to this lifestyle. He never wavered or missed his morning sadhana; he was an example to me of what noble, spiritual character looked like. We had a few White Tantric Yoga courses in SLC in those early years. People would ask him how he held so steady throughout the 62-minute meditations and postures. He always replied that it was “by the Grace of Guru Ram Das.” That’s how he lived his life.

In 1999, Ram Dass Singh and his wife moved to New Mexico to be a part of the incredible Sangat
community in Espanola. He is survived by his devoted wife, Guru Tera Kaur, his daughter, Nam Kirn,
her son Isaiah, and grandson Zayden; and his daughter, Lakshmi Narayan, her husband, Kevin, and
their twin boys, Keegan and Emory. Ram Dass will be sorely missed.

I am deeply grateful to Ram Dass Singh for bringing Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma to Utah.
Because of his dedication and service to these sacred teachings, we have grown over the years into a
beautiful Kundalini Yoga community.

Akal, Akal, Akal
In Light and Love.

by Dharam Atma Kaur