January 14, 1979 |

He spoke for about half an hour.  I didn’t understand more than a few words he said. His accent, or perhaps it was his ideas, went right past me.  I was getting restless.  Then he had us do a short meditation, and in an instant, the world changed. I didn’t know what happened.  I was still skeptical but now I felt as if I were floating.  It was strong enough to  propel us towards twice weekly yoga classes where we tried, we experienced, we knew. 

Read: "Waiting and Watching"

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January 13, 1979 |

These “Significant Events in the Establishment of the Sikh Dharma in the Western Hemisphere by Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogi Ji” are from 1969 to 1979 and were published in 1979 in the book, The Man Called the Siri Singh Sahib.

Read: "Significant Events in the Establishment of the Sikh Dharma in the Western Hemisphere"

Categories: 3HO History


January 12, 1979 |

One man, Yogi Bhajan, alone and unknown as God willed, came to Los Angeles, in December of 1968, and began teaching.  He soon had endeared himself to thousands of people by his love and compassion, by his understanding of their problems and their needs, and by his ability to give them not only guidance but a concrete method to work out their own solutions. 

Read: "The Siri Singh Sahib  "

Categories: 3HO HistoryOur StoriesSiri Singh Sahib


January 11, 1979 |

The New Year draws near us, as the one before ends.
Outside a blizzard, inside with friends
Singing songs of the Guru in a candlelit hall,
Safe from the cold of the endless snow fall.
By a cedarwood fire, I write you a song.
In the ten years I’ve known you, I’ve taken too long
To tell you I love you. I want you to know.
Of the things deep inside that aren’t easy to show.
The day will come someday, we both will be dead,
But some will remember these things that we said.

Read: "A New Year’s Message"

Categories: Our StoriesPoetry


January 10, 1979 |

This was written by Robyn Knapton of Los Angeles, California and shared on page 113 of the book, The Man Called the Siri Singh Sahib, which was published in 1979.

In a tiny ashram eight years ago
A young girl sat beginning to grow,
At the foot of her teacher whom she loved so and
She thought she had naught to let him know.
She brought flowers to place at his feet,
And got high as he’d rant and raise high holy heat,
As overflowing crowds learned a new way to cope,
With their lives and their hassles without tricks or dope
They learned to change their “no’s” to “yes,”
And begin to clean up their cosmic mess,
Changed their jeans to purest white,
(Changed their darkness into light)
And she wanted to give him something as bright;
After searching her soul, she found she could write.
As words of devotion flowed from her pen
She knew what to give this king among men:
A gift from the heart given to uplift the world,
Is far greater than gifts that are gilded and pearled.

Read: "The “Long Time Sun” Never Sets"

Categories: Our StoriesPoetry


January 6, 1979 |

As I look back to the college days, I think of him as a zealous boy scout.  I think of him as a sentinel who felt compelled from within to maintain order around himself.  I think of him as a reformer who took upon himself the task of defining and defending social values.  I think of him as a sportsman, who loved and enjoyed teamwork.  I also think of him as a soldier, who never lost, and as a philosopher trying to fathom the unknown. For Yogi Bhajan, the search of himself had begun.  The time to spread his message was yet to come years later, on the far side of the world.

Read: "The Fruits of Inner Searching"

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January 5, 1979 |

Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji is the first glorious son of Guru Gobind Singh who approached those Western youth, who were themselves burning with the fire of ignoble passions and groaning under the heavy load of spiritual ignorance and were in utter forgetfulness of the higher needs of their souls. 

He gave them the message of hope, peace, and deliverance, which the Gurus had bestowed upon him.  He preached to them a life of love, goodness and moral endeavor and excellence.  He met them, picked them up, cared for them, loved them and brought them to the feet of his Guru. 

Read: "The Torch Bearer of Sikhism"

Categories: 3HO HistoryOur Stories


January 1, 1979 |

By the Grace of God alone, this Commemorative Volume has materialized, for by His Grace alone the man who has come to be known as the Siri Singh Sahib came to the Western World to inspire a generation of seekers.  Through their longing for the Truth, those seekers have marked out a path, it is largely thanks to their pioneering efforts that this historical volume has evolved.

Read: "Acknowledgements of “The Man Called the Siri Singh Sahib” Book"

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