3HO History

October 19, 2021 |

Yogiji spoke at least a few times about his belief that the Americans (us, we, ME!) who found Sikh Dharma (through Kundalini Yoga) were very likely to be reincarnations of those frightened souls who ran from Guru Gobind Singh’s call for the “head of a brave young one” that first Vaisakhi Day. The song says “many did they run away and many did they hide … ” Those particular words always affected me with shivers down (or up) my spine when we sang them during gurdwara or any 3HO/Sikh Dharma function.

Read: "You Shall Never Leave Me Again"

Categories: Music historyOur Stories

October 6, 2021 |

The Yogi focuses his attention in the Light
And tells the deepest secrets…

The ineffable description
Of remembrance of the Nam
Of Shakti and Bhakti,
And of Brahma’s Gyan.

The words flow through him naturally,
And bowing to Guru Ram Das,
The Mender of Broken Destinies,

Centered deeply in Prayer…

He speaks,
So that, by Guru’s Grace,
Everyone may hear.

Read: "The Yogi"

Categories: Music historyPoetry


September 24, 2021 |

We, the Members of the Khalsa Council of Sikh Dharma, exist to serve God, Siri Guru Granth Sahib, Sadh Sangat and all of humanity.

We acknowledge our responsibility to provide leadership to Sikh Dharma and we commit to live, spread, preserve and protect the teachings of Sikh Dharma as embodied in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib and according to the Rehit Maryada of the Father of the Sovereign Khalsa Spiritual Nation, Siri Guru Gobind Singh.

Read: "Khalsa Council Mission Statement, Member’s Oath and Pledge of Allegiance"

Categories: 3HO History


June 23, 2021 |

“It will bring peace to those on whose forehead it is not written.  It will bring prosperity to those who do not know how to spell it.  It will bring you good luck when you have done nothing good even in your dreams.  Because this is the lotus, this is the opening of the lotus and turning the mother divine power back to  the navel point.  It is a path.  I gave you this gift, so that you can give it to your children, grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and especially to your old relatives who are on the way out, but they do not know where to exit.”

Read: "Sa Re Sa Sa Sarung, Har Re Har Har Harung"

Categories: Music historyYogi Bhajan Quotes

June 20, 2021 |

Keeping the seed locked,
Go within.

Merge with the Shabd,
In Perfect Balance.

Har Har Har Har.


Let your actions be one with the Guru’s Rehit.

Sitting in the Realm of Truth,
Meditate on Shabd in the Realm of God.

Enlightened in the Realm of Action,
Let the Gurmantra be your worship.

Holding still,
Become filled with the Power of God.

Read: "Perfect Balance (Sahaj Yog)"

Categories: Music historyPoetry


June 20, 2021 |

There are Four Minds and Four Covers.

True Friends speak of Truth.
They live as Soldier-Saints,
Always ready to Sacrifice,
Overflowing with Love,
Their Kundalini Rises!

Prana nourishes the Ida and Pingala.
The Shushmana is the Road to the Realm of Raj Yoga.
What Incredible Beauty!
God is Unfolding Everywhere!
The Crown Lotus Blossoms!
Oh! Treasure of Formlessness!

Read: "Raj Yoga"

Categories: Music historyPoetry

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May 26, 2021 |

In the heart of the country, there’s a land we call our own,
On which our hopes are planted, by the Guru’s love they’ll grow.
It’s the home of the Khalsa, where our future’s being born,
Stronghold of our nation, where the pure ones shall be sheltered by the blessings of the Lord.

Read: "Ram Das Puri"

Categories: Music history


According to Guru Singh (Los Angeles), who recounted this story to me in 2012, there was a need to have photos of Yogi Bhajan for brochures and posters, so in October 1969 Guru Singh and Shakti Parwha Kaur took him to a photo studio located on Melrose Ave. near Jules Buccieri’s antique store, where the first kundalini yoga classes were held. The photographer was well known for doing “head shots” for movie stars so he took numerous photos of Yogi Bhajan.

Read: "History of the Tratakam Photo"

Categories: 3HO HistoryOur StoriesYogi Bhajan


Thirty-four years ago, when I first heard Yogi Bhajan speak of his vision of creating the 3HO Foundation, a “Healthy, Happy, Holy” Organization, I didn’t like the word “holy.” It sounded too churchy to me. Holy? I thought: sanctimonious, holier than thou, bor—ing!  Of course, that’s not what he meant at all.

Fortunately, I kept listening. He explained, “If you’re holy, you don’t do to anyone what you don’t want them to do to you.” So far, so good—the Golden Rule. Then he added that to be holy also means that you receive each inhalation gratefully, aware that it is God’s gift to you. Wow. Having that consciousness is a big order. It would require amazing focus to actually be aware of each incoming breath, but what a profound impact the acceptance of such a concept would have on our lives. Such a belief might cause us to be a lot more careful how we use each breath. We might change how we talk to one another. We might choose our words more thoughtfully. We might decide our actions with the thought in mind that God is living and breathing in us 24/7.

Read: "Who Wants to be Holy?"

Categories: 3HO HistoryOur Stories