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Sat Nam. Greetings from sunny New Mexico. Summer Solstice is here again!

There is a lot of activity and opportunity to use the summer Sun’s energy to accelerate our yogic and spiritual practices. Summer Solstice Sadhana in New Mexico and the July European Yoga Festival in France are very special events. You get to be with a large group of Kundalini Yogis. You get to study with excellent teachers and you get to do three Days of White Tantric Yoga ™. Yogi Bhajan often said to plan the year around our Solstice celebrations. They will rejuvenate and uplift you for months to come. Here are the links to both events.

http://www.3ho.org/summer-solstice

http://www.3ho-europe.org/en/eventsactivities/european-yoga-festival

An aspect of Summer Solstice Sadhana, that is always a highlight for attendees, is early morning group Sadhana. Live music from our wonderful 3HO musicians and hundreds of yogis bathing in the sound current! It is, simply, a beautiful experience.

KRI often gets questions about the Aquarian Sadhana. Is there a new Sadhana? Did Yogi Bhajan leave instructions to anyone for a new Sadhana?

KRI has made extensive inquiries into this question. Yogi Bhajan did not leave anything with his Staff or with anyone else about a new Sadhana after 11/11/11. The only instruction that Yogi Bhajan left for us was that we could continue the current Aquarian Sadhana, exactly as he taught it, or KRI could decide to change it. Our KRI Teacher Trainer Executive Committee, comprised of teacher trainers from all over the world, met about this topic and decided that we would keep doing the Aquarian Sadhana, with no changes, indefinitely.

To clarify, there are no changes to the overall structure of the Aquarian Sadhana or to the order, positions, mudras or mantras in the meditations. There is no alternate version of the Aquarian Sadhana. So, you can continue to use your favorite Sadhana music as well as look forward to many new versions from our wonderful musicians! If you would like to know the history of our 3HO early morning Sadhana, there is a great write up in our most popular manual, “Kundalini Yoga Sadhana Guidelines, 2nd Edition.”
Summer Solstice…. Join me! I will be playing the Gong for a meditation/relaxation on Thursday evening June 20 at 8:30 to 9:30 PM in the Tantric Shelter. And on June 21, 7 to 9:00 PM I will be hosting a Yogi Bhajan video class in the Tantric Shelter. Yogi Bhajan, on video, will be teaching and I will be leading the Kriya with live music. The subject will be from the powerful new KRI DVD series of physical Kriyas that Yogi Bhajan taught. See you then! It will be a wonderful way to begin your Solstice experience!


Now is the time for Teachers! We still have space available in our International Teacher Training Level One Immersion Course. The Aquarian Age is here and it is calling you! Become a Teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan ® this summer.

 

http://immersion.kriteachings.org


Are you a Level One Teacher? Join us for Transformation: Level Two Teaching Training in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® Mind and Meditation. June 30 – July 6, 2013. Guru Dev Singh, Shanti Shanti Kaur, Nirvair Kaur, Jagat Guru Singh and I are the team of International Teacher Trainers that will lead you to self- discovery and self-mastery of your mind.

http://transformation.kundaliniresearchinstitute.org/MM

Yogi Bhajan in The Mind and its 81 Facets book says “You must have a basic practical understanding of the mind’s conception, properties, Aspects, Projections, and 81 Facets. This is the minimum requirement to develop human sensitivity. So prepare yourself for an intense study. Not an intellectual debate, but an intelligent confrontation with your own experience. Why do we need to do this? Guru Nanak told us:

Man jeetai jag jeet
By conquering your mind, you can conquer the world.

̶ Siri Guru Granth Sahib, page 6

If we can master the use and command of the mind, we can enjoy this world and live truthfully, gracefully, and prosperously.”

See you at Solstice! Come by our booth in the Bazaar and see our new books and DVD’s. Take a few home with you! We will also have bulk organic Yogi Tea for sale. This is the classic Yogi Tea that Yogi Bhajan gave for health and well-being. Buy some for your yoga center or home.


Nirvair Singh Khalsa

In the Name of God, I serve.


Nirvair Singh Khalsa

CEO Kundalini Research Institute

 


 

 

 

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Recipe of the month:  " Solstice Hot Sauce "

 

Taken from the book: Foods for Health & Healing by Yogi Bhajan, PhD


Solstice Hot Sauce

Here is the recipe for the amazing hot sauce that is served with dinner at the Solstice Celebration at Guru Ram Das Puri. Where ever you will be at the summer solstice you can still enjoy the purifying yogic diet of simple mung beans and rice, a little salad, and generous amounts of this "khalsa salsa". Don't forget the Yogi Tea as well. Enjoy!

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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News from The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings

 

Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings

 Sat Nam From The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings!

This month we are celebrating Solstice with our annual Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration event here in the beautiful mountains surrounding Española, NM. To be specific, the land is known as Guru Ram Das Puri, and it is a wonderful place, located high in the mountains, which are full of Juniper forests. We go to Summer Solstice to set our intentions for the year and to purify ourselves with three days of White Tantric Yoga. Come - join us at Guru Ram Das Puri and set your intention for the year. To register, or to find out more about the Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration event, check out the official website at http://www.3ho.org/summer-solstice. We hope to see many of you there!

We are approaching the launch of The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings (LOT). We are working on getting the LOT Beta Tested in the next few months. For those of you attending the Summer Solstice gathering, Nirvair Singh, KRI’s very own CEO, will be talking about the searchable database website during his class on June 21 from 7 to 9 pm at the Tantric Shelter. Yogi Bhajan will be teaching on video, and Nirvair will be leading the kriya with live music. We may even be able to do a live demonstration of the LOT at Solstice, so stay tuned. Summer Solstice will be the place to be to hear about the latest news on the LOT, and whether you are there or not, we’ll be sure to keep you up to date on the LOT’s progress. We are working hard to have this invaluable asset ready for public use and we need your donations to keep moving toward our goal, so please donate today at http://www.yogibhajan.com!

Finally, a special thanks to all of our new donors!

In Service,

Siri Sadhana Singh Khalsa
Fundraising for The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings
Kundalini Research Institute
Donate today!: www.yogibhajan.com
Email: lakshmi@kriteachings.org

 

 

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Library of Teachings Tech Update

  • We are entering the beta testing phase of the development of the database in which selective users will test the front end interface and search capabilities.

  • There are currently over 6500 lectures with transcripts in the system to date. Many of them have corresponding audio and/or video files so that in the final database, you will be able to listen or watch as well as read the lectures.

  • We’re using Google’s captioning service, which allows us to synchronize the transcripts with the videos so that the transcript text will scroll as the video plays or a user could click on a particular point in the transcript and the video would move to that point and begin to play.

  • The site has full search capabilities and will be open to the public. The KRI Board has decided to make The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings database accessible to everyone, with an emphasis on donation as well as funding through advertising aligned with our mission.

  • Additional exciting news: Kriya write-ups will be linked to the lectures in which they were taught so that a user can download the corresponding KRIYA; the kriya write-up is in the search path and you can download the corresponding PDF in order to teach or practice from. On a related note, we have some independent developers working on a KRIYA App which will use the web-based information to create a user-friendly smart phone application for individual practice. It’s primary feature allows you to “play” the kriya in which all the timings are automated and it will also provide practice cues, instructions


LOT Tech UpdateAbhai Raj Singh Khalsa
Software Architect
Joti Software: Light on Data
abhairaj@jotisoftware.com

 

 

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KRI Newsletter - In this Month's issue

 


 

June CEO / Meditation Video

 

Nirvair Newsletter Video

 

Can't view the videos above?

View this month's Message and Kriya on our homepage here

 

Kriya: Heartbeat Meditation in the Triple Lock


 

Q and A with the Master
 

Between 1990 and 2004, Yogi Bhajan personally answered questions on the practice of Kundalini Yoga and how to teach Kundalini Yoga. Also, on his daily walks, or while sitting in his dome, or at his home on the Española Estates, he would dictate messages and ask for them to be sent out to his students around the world. In this new area of the KRI newsletter we will share many of these answers directly from the Master.

This gem comes from 1998 and at this time of Summer Solstice it touched my heart as we prepare to gather at Guru Ram Das Puri for this is his story of becoming a teacher.

Yogi Bhajan Speaks of His Mission in North America

At 7 years old, I was sent to my teacher. At 16 ½ years in age, I accomplished what I went there for.


My guide, my guru, my goad, is always Guru Ram Das. It was always predicted time and time that I’ll go to yonder land and teach spirituality and experience to people who have destiny to be tomorrow’s great hope. I used to laugh at it, that who in West will sacrifice? But the circumstances made it clear to come here and call, who belongs to God will come. It’s a process of nature that a lot of flowers come on the tree, there comes some fruit, and some of them ripen.


Guru Ram Das Lord of Miracles has guided so far, touch wood, very good. My story is simple; it is just to become humble, to serve, to exalt, to be kind, compassionate and caring. No reaction. The way a teacher can be I understand with my experience. When you know your Oath, you’re a teacher and your teacher comes above you. Teaching becomes your mission. Guru Ram Das becomes your being. God becomes your light. Give priority to your “teachership.” You will have wealth, health and happiness.

 


Yogi Bhajan
April 1st, 1998
Estates, Española

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Thank you and Happy Summer Solstice!

 


 

 

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1) KRI Level 1 – Immersion Course July 28 – August 30, 2013


http://immersion.kriteachings.org

 

KRI Level Two Course

 

2) KRI Level 2 – Mind and Meditation Course June 30 – July 7

 

3) The 21 Stages of Meditation Course June 17-20, 2013


The First Journey—Crystallize the Self

 
 

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