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KRI is once again hosting Level One Immersion Teacher Training in Bali April 25th to May 23rd, 2020! Bali is a beautiful island of warm sun, soft breezes, and calming vibrations. Join us this spring in the forest village of Ubud, Bali to develop your skills as a Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®.
Level One Training is an intensive experience in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Together with a community of globally diverse, but like-minded seekers, you will make new friends who can support you on your path of evolution. The natural beauty of Bali supports your transformation, and the experiences you share with your fellow students often form solid foundations for life-long friendships.
If you have considered teaching Kundalini Yoga, this is the time for you. Join us for 28 days in Ubud, Bali to develop your skills as a Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga. Certification requirements continue for the following 6 months. Early registration rate ends on November 30th, 2019. Last year’s Bali Immersion Training sold out, so register now and don’t delay!
Be a teacher in 2020 – Serve your world.
On November 15th of this year we celebrate the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Sikh Guru and author of the Japji Sahib, the beginning prayer of the Aquarian Sadhana. Guru Nanak’s message of Ik Ongkar “We are All One” offers a revolutionary way of being in the world as both distinctly sovereign and interconnected to all life, guiding us through the pain and violence of our times.
The students I teach at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles find solace and inspiration in the Sikh teachings that promote love rather than fear and hate and promote service for each other without thought of reward. They look to the examples of Bhai Ghaneya, a Sikh of the Tenth Guru, who cared for all soldiers on the battlefield, giving life-sustaining aid and water – even to the opposing Mughal troops. The Sikh examples of compassion in the midst of violence and suffering inspire us to see the divine light shining within each and every being, beyond political, religious, and social divides. It is this same light of awareness that was sparked by Guru Nanak who taught the values of Nirbhao and Nirvair – to be fearless warriors of love without enmity, to stand for the rights of all people because they see humanity as One.
The Janamsakhi, traditional stories about the life of Guru Nanak, tell us that at the age of thirty, Guru Nanak went into the Kali Bein river in Sultanpur Lodhi, Punjab to bathe and was lost for three days. People thought him a dead man. On the third-day, he arose out of the river reciting his enlightening message of the divine interconnected Oneness of Creator and creation, Ik Ongkar, Sat Nam, which Sikhs continue to recite in their daily morning Japji Sahib.
It is also said that Guru Nanak dressed in many religious garbs, sometimes as a Sufi and sometimes as a yogi, proclaiming, Na koi Hindu, Na koi Musalman, “there is no Hindu, there is no Muslim,” as a response to the politics of his day and the divisive nature of categories and boundaries that divide us. He shared this unitary message across the world through song as he traveled with his Muslim rabab-playing companion, Bhai Mardana.
These songs became enshrined in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy granth of the Sikhs, and have cultivated my own worldview. During my childhood my mother would softly sing the bedtime Song of Praise, Kirtan Sohila. My favorite part was always Guru Nanak’s Aarti in Raag Dhanasari, which I now sing to my two young daughters.
Sahas tav nain nan nain heh tohi ka-o
sahas moorat nanaa ayk tohee.
Sahas pad bimal nan ayk pad ganDh bin
sahas tav ganDh iv chalat mohee.
A thousand are your eyes yet you have no eyes;
a thousand are your forms yet you have no form;
a thousand are your feet, yet you have no feet;
a thousand are your noses to smell, yet you have no nose.
Guru Nanak’s ability to express a clear vision of the Divine with such depth and simplicity allows us all, young and old, to recognize this infinite light that shines within all creatures and throughout all creation. Our teacher, Yogi Bhajan, would convey Guru Nanak’s message by saying “If you can’t see God in All, you can’t see God at all”. This statement has echoed as a reminder throughout my life to recognize the divine light that shines within all life, to rejoice in the love that connects us, and serve all in this blessing.
On this 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, may we all remember to not merely recite, but to live Guru Nanak’s teachings of Ik Ongkar Sat Nam. The truth is, we are All One, under the same sun.
Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa-Baker teaches Sikhism and Indian Religions at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles as Instructor of Theological Studies, Acting Director of the Master of Yoga Studies program, and former Clinical Professor of Jain and Sikh Studies. She has been a student of the Gurbani Kirtan parampara on the jori-pakhawaj since 2000 and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.
Fall is one of my favorite times of year in New Mexico – the beautiful fall colors and coming together with family and community. This month, we celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. It gives us an opportunity to reflect on all that we have and are grateful. It is a sweet time of year for many of us as we gather together with family and friends and celebrate the abundance in our lives. No matter the challenges we face, we can always find time to feel grateful.
I want to take a moment to share our deep gratitude for all of our generous donors. You are what make The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings® this invaluable resource of Yogi Bhajan’s lectures. Without your contributions, love and support, we would not be able to make these teachings available online to the world for free…Thank you!
On Thanksgiving Day in 1979, Yogi Bhajan gave this message that was sent out to all 3HO Ashrams:
I will like to be with you, my dear fellow Americans, on this day in the spirit of God and in the bountifulness of this land. We call it the “home of the brave.” A land where human rights are voiced, now and then. A land where our spirits are free. A land where we can still do what we can do, but the events around this world of ours are not very helpful at this time. There is a lot of heavy pressure on us – how we have to act, and [where] we have to go, and how we have to grow. The drama that we are a first-rate power is being challenged by many, many little situations. So today, on this Thanksgiving Day, we have to be very grateful to God and keep ourselves together.
Yogi Bhajan, November 22, 1979
Somehow, this message seems as appropriate today as it did 40 years ago. Keep-up is still the mantra of our times.
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Merging with the Infinite
Teachings of Death & Dying
Preparation, Process & Prayers
The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan
Edited by Hargopal Kaur Khalsa
Life poses many questions. Dying is one of them: What do we do at the moment of death? For the most part, we deny death. We never really look into the nature of death as a cycle of life. We never examine our reactions; therefore, we never give ourselves the chance to practice how to die; as Warrior Saints, gracefully and courageously. Our denial produces either fantasy or fear in the subconscious, which blocks prosperity and creates dis-ease in our lives and our relationships. We must learn how to confront the moment of death and determine our Self within it so that we can ‘cross over’.
“If a person doesn’t know how to die and doesn’t know where the grace is or how to confront that last moment, what is the purpose of life?” –Yogi Bhajan
Crossing The Hour
2 DVD Set
VIDEO LECTURES AND KRIYAS ON DEATH & DYING BY THE MASTER OF KUNDALINI YOGA, YOGI BHAJAN
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Two DVD Set includes:
Living Weightlessly and Breaking the Bonds of Earth
In this meditation, Yogi Bhajan guides you toward living weightlessly, lightly. What are the thoughts that weigh us down, tie us to our karmas? How do we break through them at the moment of death? Practice now! Live Now! And die with face and grace.
Crossing the Hour of Death
This beautiful meditation guides you through a conscious death-leading you into the pranayama of dying; journeying toward the light, the icy realms, floating free of Earthly concerns; and consciously releasing your Self-die into life.
The Master’s Touch
On Being a Sacred Teacher for the New Age
Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga
This book is for every student of Truth. Whatever path you have chosen, it will give you an understanding of the true meaning of mastery. In this superb collection of teachings from his “Master’s Touch” courses, Yogi Bhajan, one of the most pragmatic spiritual Teachers of our time, explains the path of the Teacher. He does it with wit, compassion, and a practical sense of the challenges of daily life.
The Masters Touch
Video and Lecture DVD Series
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®
On Being a Sacred Teacher for the New Age
This is for every teacher of Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan®, and for everyone on the spiritual path. In July of 1996 and April of 1997, Yogi Bhajan did what he loved best – training Kundalini Yoga teachers – in Master’s Touch programs in Española, New Mexico and Assisi, Italy.
His enthusiasm, his stated mission, is apparent in the compelling lectures from these courses which make up this masterpiece of instructive wisdom.
Yogi Bhajan told the student-teachers, “You are born to be a Teacher and shall teach, but in His Name, and to all, big and small.” The class meditated daily with Yogi Bhajan to develop these attributes and more: Tuning into Your Aura, Meditate on Your Self as a Yogi, Discover the Beauty & Heaven Within, Experience the Essence of a Teacher, Develop the Guidance of the Soul, Healing Breath Formula, Elevated Caliber of a Spiritual Teacher and Opening the Lock of the Heart Center.
Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga
Volume One: The Golden Rules of a Teacher
Volume Two: Overcoming the Complexes of Life
Volume Three: The Grace of Kundalini Yoga
Volume Four: The Teacher & the Student
Volume Five: Descending God & Ascending Human
Volume Six: Projecting as a Teacher
Volume Seven: A Self Surrender to the Higher Self
Volume Eight: Trouble Comes into Your Life When You Ask for It
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Tomato Mung Bean Soup
From Vegetables, With Love: Recipes and Tales from a Yogi’s Kitchen (Revised and Expanded New Edition)
Siri-Ved Kaur Khalsa
Yield: 8 servings
This deliciously spiced soup could also be served as a thin daal. Full of hearty flavor, it is both nourishing and satisfying. For a little variation, add diced, peeled potatoes and/or chopped spinach.
2 quarts water
2 cups mung beans
½ cup ghee or oil
1 rounded teaspoon turmeric
¼ teaspoon crushed red chilies
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon kala jeera (black cumin) or regular cumin seeds
2 medium onions, chopped
3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 tomatoes, blanched, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (optional)
Bring water to a boil in a soup pot and add mung beans. Cook for about 45 minutes, until very well done.
Meanwhile, heat ¼ cup ghee in a skillet. Add turmeric, red chilies, pepper, and kala jeera or cumin seeds and heat so they sizzle for 10–15 seconds. Add onions, ginger, and garlic and sauté until lightly browned and very well done (about 10 minutes). Add chopped, peeled tomatoes and cook another 10 minutes, until they are dissolved into a rich sauce that begins to pull away from the edge of the pan.
Purée cooked mung beans with either a food processor or blender and return to the pot. Add onion-spice mixture, remaining ghee, and salt. (If adding other vegetables, add them at this time.) Simmer for 30 minutes. Garnish with cilantro or stir in just before serving.