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All the best with blessings, Nirvair Singh Khalsa CEO KRI
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MRI Scan Showing Increased Brain Blood Flow before and after Kirtan Kriya
Nikhil Rayburn grew up practicing yoga under mango trees in the tropics. He is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and has taught yoga to children and adults in Vermont, New Mexico, Connecticut, India, France, and Mauritius. He is a regular contributor to the Kundalini Research Institute newsletter and explores current yoga research.
Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. is the KRI Director of Research, Research Director for the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has practiced a Kundalini Yoga lifestyle since 1973 and is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. He has conducted research on yoga for insomnia, stress, anxiety disorders, and yoga in public schools, he is editor in chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy and The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care and author of the Harvard Medical School ebook Your Brain on Yoga.
Did you know there is no prerequisite training for the 21 Stages of Meditation? All are welcome and your completion of this program counts towards any future Level 3 requirements.
Level 1 certification is a prerequisite for participation in Level 2 training and to qualify for completion credit of Level 2. Authentic Relationships is one of five modules required for KRI Level 2 Practitioner certification.
Have you considered coming to Level One Teacher Training in Espanola this summer?
April brings with it some very beautiful but windy weather here in New Mexico, a reminder that winter has passed and spring is here! April also brings Earth Day, a celebration of our beloved Mother Earth. As many of you know, Yogi Bhajan advocated for the environment at every opportunity. He encouraged us to take care of ourselves and the earth in a conscientious way. Like in this lecture held on Earth Day (April 22nd) in 1990. “Start looking at His creation as part of him. Start respecting it, and loving it, and start be gentle and kind. You don't have to do any other exercise, you will be fine. Start seeing the spirit and soul of every human being. Look bright and beautiful andsaintly - you represent God… Now you are trying not to pollute yourself and not to pollute the earth. A consciousness has set in, a time has started and there shall be a growth. Mankind will live in nobility, peace, and tranquility and that's a reality. It's not anybody's affair, it is everybody's affair. We are all part of One and One is part of all. It's my prayer that we guide ourself to that righteousness. My prayer and my request is that you have an obligation to create a lot of joy, a lot of happiness, and to elevate yourself so that the pollution can be counteracted with a joy in the body and in beings, so that you can feel wonderful and healthy. With this blessing and these prayers, may your life be very fulfilled and noble. I wish you the best of luck. Be prosperous, be generous, and be kind and be compassionate. Walk like angels, complete and perfect, pure in your psyche, and God shall walk with you. Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa. Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh.” Read original lecture for more teachings on how to uplift our consciousness and better care for this precious earth. I love the reminder that our earth is an extension of God just as we are a representation of God. To all of you who support this important work of preserving the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, we cannot thank you enough! Your endless support and generous gifts are keeping this resource growing and improving all the time. In Gratitude Shabd Simran Kaur Adeniji The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™ Kundalini Research Institute Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Find us on Facebook “The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings” www.libraryofteachings.com Tune in to your inbox for our emails or if you have missed any of the emails we have sent out this past week highlighting Yogi Bhajan’s teachings around motherhood be sure to visit our The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings Facebook page to catch up!
I Am a Woman: Creative, Sacred & Invincible Selected Lectures from the Women's Teachings Yogi Bhajan, PhD, Master of Kundalini Yoga Retail: $39.95 Promo: $33.96
Kundalini Yoga Sadhana Guidelines, 2nd Edition Create Your Daily Spiritual Practice Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan In this 2nd Edition of Kundalini Yoga Sadhana Guidelines, you’ll find steps toward cultivating the consciousness available by practicing in a group as well as suggestions for developing your own personal sadhana. Open these pages and begin the journey of a lifetime. Retail: $29.95 Promo: $25.46
SEEDS OF CHANGE FOR THE AQUARIAN AGE TRANSFORMATION, VOLUME ONE MASTERING THE SELF Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® 91 Transformational Kriyas & Meditations These Kriyas and meditations, drawn from Transformation Level Two Teacher Training courses, are organized to facilitate your personal practice and deepen your experience of the Self. Many of these kriyas were selected specifically for the Level Two and have never been available before. Practice something new or master something familiar with this wonderful collection. Kirtan Kriya appears in Volume One, and here is Volume Two for your further exploration and transformation
TRANSFORMATION, VOLUME TWO SERVING THE INFINITE Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® 86 Transformational Kriyas & Meditations This volume continues and completes the Kriyas and meditations from the five Level Two Teacher Training courses. Organized not only for personal practice but also for Kundalini Yoga Teachers. Develop workshops or 6 week themed courses, using each chapter individually, or combining topics gives you limitless possibilities. Retail: $29.95 per volume Promo: $25.46 per volume
Welcome, Spring! Physical Training With Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® 5 DVD Box Set This 5 DVD set follows Yogi Bhajan teaching Physical Training, (commonly called “PT”) at the Ranch in Espanola on five consecutive days in the summer of ’94. Perfect for establishing a weekly workout with Kundalini Yoga. New inset video demonstrates the posture and timing for each exercise so you can follow along with ease. Original videos have been color corrected and audio has been remastered to help bring the experience alive. Keep up and keep fit! Retail: $39.95 Promo: $33.96
Sat Nam. Greetings and happy spring to everyone from New Mexico! As soon as the sun starts getting warm and the days start getting longer, we at KRI start getting excited about hosting the summer programs and welcoming you into our home once again. This is the Summer Issue of our KRI newsletter and it is devoted to giving you a sneak-peek into our summer programs and trainings. Yogi Bhajan sent my wife, Nirvair Kaur, and I to Alaska to teach yoga and open an Ashram in 1975. We always enjoyed our summer trip to New Mexico and really relied on it. Every summer for decades, we packed up and went to Espanola, leaving behind the cold winds and dark nights of Alaska’s winter. We came to advance our yogic studies, recharge our energy, inspire our spirit, and connect on a personal level to our fellow yogis. The events and courses always challenged and uplifted us, giving us the juice we needed to continue teaching in Alaska. I was reading lectures in the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings® and came across this quotation from Yogi Bhajan on June 14, 1992. Even though it was 25-years ago, I found the message very current and relevant to these times. When he says that this summer is a very decisive summer, I feel that the summer of 2017 is just so. “This is Dharma - when you carry all, big and small, and you answer the call of your own divinity and dignity. This is the call of the time. You can't play against it now because this is the Age of Aquarius. Everybody must match-up to the time and the space, and it requires your acknowledgement. “Look folks, good and bad as it is, the time has come to hand it over and take it over and forget about me. In your own household, among your own children, between the four walls of your family, the time has come to prepare to hand over and take over as well. The time has come that your own-born must have tomorrow positively lined out, understood, and with power enough to carry it. The time has come that you must create flag bearers. You can't neglect that duty. “The time is calling on us now. The time is calling on our spirit and our courage. The time is calling on our honor and our nobility. This summer is a very decisive summer - it is the summer of 1992. This summer wants you to clean your inside and out. This summer demands you drop your handicaps and start coming out with your personality to create and craft yourself by your own hand. The time has come that your children must rise to the resurrection of their ecstasy of deep understanding. Time has come for you to understand that you must drop your neurosis, your psychosis, your feelings, and your thoughts and understand the relevant call of the duty. “The call of retreat has been sounded for your personal nonsense and the forward bugle has blown for your advancement. Charity begins at home; it starts from your home. Now. There will be no tomorrow for it. Summer has come, children have come, you have come, this is the time. Those who have a status must serve the stage by the statue of the oath they took. This is the time for the dignity that you asked for - being divine and redeemed." "You must relieve the pain of others because you have identified yourself. This is the time you must rise to the occasion and answer the call of duty. Otherwise you shall have no beauty in the eyes of this earth and in this Eye of God. This is the time you must take care of, with your own hands, your character, your characteristics, and your commitments. There is no other method of judgment.” Come be with us this summer in New Mexico! Immediately after Summer Solstice Sadhana, we have three programs - our Level Three Mela gathering, our Level Two Authentic Relationships, and our 21 Stages of Meditation. In August, we have our Level One Teacher Training Immersion program. You will be challenged, inspired, and will gain the experience and tools you need to keep yourself in balance and to help others around you. It is your life – make it count by becoming a teacher!
All the best with blessings,
Nirvair Singh Khalsa
Nature has a system to give a human one thing – authentic living. And what is authentic living? Authentic living is nothing but living in self-trust. Yogi Bhajan, January 24, 1977
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What is Level Three? The Level Three Program is a 1,000 day personal journey to Self-Realization in which we refine our identity as a Teacher and deepen our unique relationship to the Sacred. The program focuses on the three qualities of a Teacher: Spiritual Maturity, Meditative Mind, and Seva. To find out if you meet the prerequisites, please read the Overview.
“I am grateful for being part of this whole process. I am grateful to understand more about the teachings of our teacher Yogi Bhajan”
“It's a great program. My small group and meditation experience is excellent.”
“The thousand-day meditation process is so different than 40/90/120-days. I am experiencing both a steadying and elevation through it. In Gratitude, Thank you”
The 21 Stages of Meditation gives you the tools and experiences to deepen your meditation and come to a profound understanding of your Self. As you progress through three meditative “journeys” towards Realization, the class explores the natural structure and qualities of each of the 21 stages. The experiences of one stage support the progress in the next stage. You can explore any of the stages on your own as an individual practice as the benefits of each meditation stands on its own. However, the power of practicing an entire journey comes from the intensity of the practice when done in sequence, within a concentrated period, and in a community of practitioners. There are no prerequisites for this program and everyone is invited to attend. Students and teachers from all contemplative traditions are welcome. Instructors and practitioners of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® are encouraged to participate, again and again, as this program is a great foundation for deepening your understanding of meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan. The 21 Stages of Meditation is part of the intensive group meditation requirement for the Level Three Teacher Training program. The 21 Stages of Meditation Española, New Mexico Sunday June 25 – Saturday July 2, 2017
Guru Singh, Nirvair, and Krishna talk about the 21-Stages of Meditation Course