Kundalini Research Institute Newsletter

June 2011


 

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June CEO Video Message

 

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Karta Singh - Air Tattva

 

Air Tattva - Karta Singh

 

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Recipe of the month

 

Solstice Hot Sauce AKA KHALSA SALSA
Chili Peppers - Solstice Hot Sauce

 

The amazing sauce that helps us "Keep Up" at Summer Solstice Sadhana here at Guru Ram Das Puri!

Each year, the 3HO "family" holds its "Summer Solstice Sadhana" in the mountains above Espanola, New Mexico. It is a chance for people to purify their minds, souls and bodies through the practice of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan(r) and White Tantric Yoga(r), eating very cleansing food, drinking the purest water, and breathing clean air. As part of the healing diet, this special hot sauce made with native New Mexican chiles is always served.

3 large onions, chopped
1/4 cup dry crushed red chiles
8 oz. tamarind concentrate
16 oz. hot water
1 1/2 cup sesame oil
1 Tbsp. turmeric
10 whole small dry red chiles
2 cups apple cider vinegar

Put onions in a large bowl. Sprinkle with crushed chiles. Melt tamarind concentrate in hot water. Add oil and diluted tamarind to onions. Sprinkle with turmeric. Add whole chiles and vinegar. Stir and cover. Let sit overnight or several days for the fullest flavor. Store in refrigerator. It will keep a long time, and get better and better. Yields 2 quarts

 

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3HO Summer Solstice

 

 

 

Sat Nam. Greetings from sunny New Mexico!

 

Our featured video this month is from our other 2011 KRI honoree, Karta Singh Khalsa. In this video, he gives a wonderful talk on the air tattva and powerful meditation. You can watch it here.

KRI honors those great souls that have contributed in a significant way to the legacy of The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan. Read about Karta Singh here.

We have several new exciting products coming out this summer. Three of our offerings are available now for purchase at our online store, the Source.

Available now! Art and Yoga: Kundalini Awakening in Everyday Life by Hari Kirn Kaur. This book is really a lot of fun and will help you in your personal practice and as a teacher. Watch Hari Kirin’s video about the book and practice a Celestial Communication Sunshine Song with her here http://www.kundaliniresearchinstitute.org/artandyoga and look for her at Solstice.  She’ll be teaching a workshop called, Kundalini Yoga and Art: a Daily Morning Practice, on Monday, June 20, in the Earth Tent from 7:00 to 8:15 AM.

Available now! Success and the Spirit: An Aquarian Path to Abundance. This is a collection of the Yogi Bhajan lectures on prosperity along with kriyas he taught to realize our innate abundance. As a teacher, you can use this manual for your classes. Your students will love the courses that you will generate using this manual. To experience some of the technology from this amazing new collection, be sure to look for Ek Ong Kaar’s class, Friday, June 17, in the Earth Tent from 2:00 to 3:30PM.

Available now! Eight new Yogi Bhajan lectures and Kriyas in the Rebirthing DVD Series!

Available Summer Solstice! A new book by Guru Prem Singh Khalsa, Everyday Devotion: The Heart of Being. Guru Prem Singh and I are longtime friends and actually distant relatives. My daughter’s husband is the brother to Guru Prem Singh’s wife, Simran Kaur. This book is a little different from Divine Alignment and The Heart Rules, in that he tells his personal story and perspectives on his life as a yogi and a Sikh. Intermixed in the book are techniques that he uses in his personal practice. It is a fascinating and inspirational read, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed it. Look for Guru Prem at Solstice: Monday, June 20, from 7:00 to 8:15 AM in the Tantric Shelter.

We have been busy this year! In addition to these exciting products, we’ll have available at Summer Solstice Sadhana five new Yogi Bhajan DVD’s in the “I Am a Woman” series...Creativity of the Creator, supporting this year’s 3HO International Women’s Camp: Creativity.

Now is the time for Teachers! We still have space available in our International Teacher Training Level One Immersion Course. The Aquarian Age is calling and you can become a Teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan this summer. http://immersion.kriteachings.org


Summer is here, and there are a lot of activities and opportunities to use the Sun energy of the summer to accelerate our yogic and spiritual practices. We are celebrating the Air Tattva this year. There are two wonderful opportunities to practice White Tantric Yoga this summer. Three days of White Tantric Yoga are offered at Summer Solstice Sadhana, here in New Mexico, and at European Yoga Festival in France. Visit http://www.whitetantricyoga.org for details.
 


Nirvair Singh KhalsaHappy Solstice!
Kind regards and blessings,

 

Nirvair Singh Khalsa
CEO KRI

 

 

 

 

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News from The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings

 

Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings

 This year’s theme for Summer Solstice Sadhana is the Air Tattva—and so many things are moving around here! We’ve all been practicing the 3HO global meditation, using the Miracle Mantra, and we could really use a miracle this year to support the continuing growth of the Library of Teachings. Your support over the years has given us great momentum, but as I wrote last month, we have an opportunity to take a quantum leap in the development of the online database, which would make access to the more than 6,000 recordings of lectures, yoga classes and gurdwaras and their transcripts available more quickly than we could have ever anticipated.

Please help us reach our goal. To continue our digitization efforts, we need an additional $125,000 by the end of the year. And to make this quantum leap toward our vision of the online library, we need $200,000 by the end of the year. That’s $325,000! It sounds like a lot, but when you think of the legacy of teachers, students, and practitioners that Yogi Bhajan created, we number in the hundreds of thousands, too! Here are a few of those dedicated Kundalini Yogis who’ve joined us from around the world in keeping the legacy alive in recent months, thank you!

Barbara Perez
Christina Demoss
Chrstina La Bue
Cristina Cacciafeste
Leonie Vernassal
Michaela Bourke
Paramatma Kaur / Laura Albertson
Robert Bernstein
Sonia Meziat
Yoga Source

If each of us who have benefitted from the legacy of these teachings committed to giving what we can—$11 a month to $500 a month or more—we could reach our goal of $325,000 by the end of the year effortlessly. And if you can’t give anything right now, then start dedicating your practice of the Miracle Mantra to The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings, today! And let’s create a miracle together!

Sat Nam!

Sat Purkh Kaur Khalsa

The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings Capital Campaign

 

 

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We Are KRI

 

Now Is the Time for Teachers!

Sat Nam,

June is here, and it’s time for Summer Solstice at Ram Das Puri and then the KRI Level Two Conscious Communication Course in Española. I love this time of year for so many reasons. In addition to meditating at Summer Solstice with students, teachers and trainers from around the globe, it is a giant Kundalini Yoga homecoming, the first for some and the 40th or more for many of us!

At this time of year, more than 1000 new Kundalini Yoga Instructors are graduating and beginning their journey of teaching classes and uplifting all through this incredible technology. I love meeting the new teachers from around the globe and hearing their stories of how they became teachers. Hearing what brought them to this practice, and what is alive for them at this time keeps me moving forward on my own journey as a teacher. Please go to the We Are KRI section of the KRI website to hear their stories and send me your story.

At this time of year the Trainers in the Aquarian Academy also gather for our annual Summer Solstice Trainer’s Forum. It is an exciting and demanding time to be a member of the Aquarian Trainer Academy, we are developing our Mentor Program as well as the standards for becoming a trainer and moving through the Academy. If you are in the Academy or are thinking of becoming a trainer take time to visit the Academy section of our website to learn more about Competencies, Moving through the Academy, what are the Roles and Responsibilities of a Trainer, what is a Mentor – Mentee Agreement and much much more. If you would like to participate in the ongoing development of the Academy please contact me.

Another upcoming opportunity for members in the Academy is participation in the 2011 Trainer in Training (TNT) Program at the Immersion. This year we already have TNTs from Bolivia, Australia, Japan, South Africa, Canada, US, Germany, China and the UK. We have space for 5 more participants so visit the KRI Website to learn more.

Blessings to each one of you for a Healthy, Happy and Holy June. I look forward to hearing what you are doing.

Sincerely,

Hari Charn Kaur Khalsa
KRI Director of Reach Out—Teach Out



 

 

 

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The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings Photo Archive

 

A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF 3HO BY GURUDARSHAN K. KHALSA, NEW MEXICO, USA

 

Yogi Bhajan Photo Archive

The life of Yogi Bhajan has been documented in many ways. Yogi Bhajan’s teachings have been recorded in poetry, books, video, audio recordings, and transcriptions of the many lectures and classes that he taught all over the world. The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings is working diligently on archiving this information that tells the story of a remarkable teacher sharing his wisdom, uplifting the spirit, and sharing the technology of the Healthy, Happy, Holy lifestyle. His journey was also documented through pictures. Over the last few years, I have had the great honor and pleasure of archiving photographs of Yogi Bhajan’s travels and the birth of the 3HO® Family from 1969 onward.

I often ask myself why my job is to continually work on reviewing all of these photographs from the past, when I am trying to live in the present. In fact, in many of the lectures, Yogi Bhajan spoke about what would be happening now, in the years approaching 2012. He talked of these times of transition into the Aquarian Age. As someone born into 3HO, I have often thought about what it will be like to live in the years of transition. But, now that I am living in them, I am dealing with a story that started at the dawning of the Aquarian Age, 1969. I spend countless hours reviewing, studying, and reflecting on the infusion of the teachings and lifestyle of Kundalini Yoga into the Western world at that time.

This is the story of change. It is the story of freedom from what was. It is a story of awakening consciousness and choosing to live in a way that serves the soul. The 3HO family was birthed by the inspiration of one man who changed hundreds of thousands of lives. What a revolution and what a revolutionary. It is such a blessing to watch and see that one person could effect change in such a powerful way. It was as if he peered into the soul of everyone he encountered, regardless of age, race, background, or story and selflessly served as a forklift to align them to their destiny.

This is the story of a person on a mission to uplift the consciousness of people in a very real way. He taught people to live, eat, dress, and relate to their souls in a different way. It is about the birth of a new lifestyle that brought people to their inner truth. These photographs recount the evolution of the youth of the hippie generation as they made the transformation into radiant saints and spiritual warriors.

The photographs show Yogi Bhajan giving lectures and teaching yoga wherever he went, traveling all over the world, leading White Tantric Yoga, and creating community along the way. We see the first Solstices in the deserts of New Mexico with free-spirited people joyously dancing, singing, and doing yoga postures perhaps for the first time. He taught Kundalini Yoga at the Atlanta Pop Festival, Holy Man Jams in California, Grace of God marches in Washington D.C., and at drug rehabilitation programs in Arizona. We see people attending yoga classes and celebrations in Hollywood, visiting with other wise men like Swami Satchidananda, and lining up to get a blessing or teaching from the “Yogi.” It was the birth of a new reality and the dawn of Ashram living all over the world.

In this pictorial story we also see families form, wedding ceremonies performed, and children newly born. Yogi Bhajan ushered in new generations, many of whom are parents themselves today. He inspired people so that future generations could have a chance at a better life, with a better technology to go through that life.

The realization that I continually come to is that the story of 3HO over the past 40 years is that of a unique evolution of consciousness. Here we are, 40 years later, able to honor what the pioneers built on the foundation of being Healthy, Happy, and Holy. The great part is that our family has grown so much. Now we have the opportunity to take this foundation and envision what the future looks like as we move into living in the Aquarian Age.


Right now KRI has launched the Yogi Bhajan website http://www.yogibhajan.org where you can watch video lectures, get meditations from our Kriya database, learn more about the Library of Teachings project, as well as connect to our Photo Archive section: http://www.yogibhajan.org/YBPhotos.htm. We will soon be launching a new section of the website where we will share historical photographs with you—his students, his teachers, his living legacy. These are the pictures of the 3HO family and will give you a sense of what has happened over the past 40 years. You will be able to look at these photographic stories for yourself. Should you wish to make a contribution, you can see exactly where your dollars are going. If you have any photographs from the last 40 years (pictures of your family, your Solstice experiences, your first turban, etc.) that you would like to contribute to the Archive collection please send us your digital copies to YOGIBHAJANPHOTOS@gmail.com and we’ll add the images to the KRI Archive Project. We will gladly house your pictures in the Photo Archives and add meta data so that we have a more complete collection!

The KRI Photo Archive Project takes time and energy for scanning, meta-tagging, and organizing and editing images. In order for these slides and negatives (some of them 40 years old and deteriorating) to be completely archived, we need your support and contributions to raise at least $100,000. Currently the KRI Photography Archive project is happy to share that we have over 9100 images scanned and over 7900 of those photographs tagged with the necessary meta data so that they will be searchable in the future. In the meantime, we want to make some of these moments with the Master available to you. Visit our website to purchase exclusive prints of Yogi Bhajan and to download our FREE Kundalini Yoga Promo image for your upcoming yoga classes. All proceeds are used to fund the project.

Gurudarshan Kaur Khalsa is the Director of the KRI Photo Archive Project. She was raised in the 3HO family and has been practicing Kundalini Yoga and living the yogic lifestyle since her first breath. She is a professional photographer with work gracing many issues of Aquarian Times. Resident Summer and Winter Solstice Photographer, she helps to document the living history of the 3HO family’s transition from the Piscean to the Aquarian Age. Her personal work can be viewed at www.aquarianvision.com.

Article also featured in the Aquarian Times.

 

 

 

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