3HO History

February 7, 2021 |

To fully convey the impressions that are deepest within me of the early years in Europe, I wish I could show moving pictures and video glimpses of expressions and situations: like Tantric in Holland, the Siri Singh Sahib’s eyes as he counselled, welcoming smiles in Hamburg, a Golden Temple Restaurant kitchen scene.

And then I remember the sounds of the Siri Singh Sahib’s voice, the melody of voices translating into languages of the Mediterranean and the North, at the Yoga Festival, the clatter of pots, and the hum of restaurant machines in the Golden Temple Restaurants. The Golden Temple Restaurants were the hub of our 3HO life in Europe in the early days. They were at the heart of our growth as a group and in each of our psyches, our memories of working there live on and warm us even now.

Read: "3HO Europe the ’70’s and ’80’s"

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January 27, 2021 |

Yogi Bhajan instructed these young men to go to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, who is the only Guru of any Sikh. Since the young American Sikhs did not yet have the Siri Guru Granth Sahib available to them, they went to the Sikh Study Circle of Los Angeles, a prominent Sikh Gurdwara in the area.

Read: "Two Students of Yogi Bhajan take Sikh Vows in 1970"

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January 25, 2021 |

Krishna Kaur tells the story of the origin of the women’s turban in the early days of Sikh Dharma and 3H0 :
I first started wearing an African head wrap in 1965 or so. It was something I did on a whim. I was sewing my own clothes at that time and had extra fabric left over, wrapped it around my head and liked it. It felt good, better than I imagined it would. It felt right for some reason, so I kept wearing it. I wore the head wrap often, because it reminded me of my African roots which I had been wondering about. And I never stopped.

Read: "Krishna Kaur on the Origin of the Woman’s Turban in Sikh Dharma"

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January 22, 2021 |

Promises are hard to make
Without the grace of the grace of God, there’s always the fear that they will break.
Prayer is the hope for a soul such as mine
And my prayer is to be in your life, a light that will shine.
Guru, Guru Ram Das, is a personal saint of mine.
Guru, Guru Ram Das, is a personal saint of mine.

Read: "Promises"

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January 20, 2021 |

He rode like a golden king, he rode the northern plains,

Champion to the weak and poor, to evil men their bane.

A mighty warrior gird in light, his faith became his shield,

and his voice rose like thunder across the battle field.

From the one he came, for truth he lived, ’til death he made his stand

For righteousness and freedom and the dignity of man.

For righteousness and freedom and the dignity of man.

Read: "Ode to Guru Gobind Singh"

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January 18, 2021 |

On a calm, mid-morning day in 2002, the Siri Singh Sahib was sitting on a bench outside the Espanola Gurdwara. I was there, along with my family, Dr. Siri Atma Singh and Nirinjan Kaur.

He began speaking to me:   

“I want you to put Jaap Sahib to music. In the Aquarian Age, it can’t be done in the same martial style that its always been done.  It has to be done in a more beautiful and mellow style, with just a little bit of martial energy….but mostly mellow and beautiful”. To make certain I understood his instructions, so I could create a ‘vibe’ for creating the music, I said “So….,mellow-martial?”   “Yes, mellow-martial.  But, just a little bit of martial-energy” he emphasized.

Read: "JAAP SAHIB for the Aquarian Age"

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January 15, 2021 |

This is a mantra of self-healing, humility, relaxation, protective grace, and emotional relief. It calls on the spirit of humility and grace of  Guru Ram Das .

The Guru Ram Das mantra is an ashtang mantra. Ashtang mantras have eight parts. They catalyze the kundalini energy to initiate through your own effort and devotion. The first part of the mantra, Guru Guru Wahe Guru, projects the mind to the Infinite, the source of knowledge and ecstasy. The second part, Guru Ram Das Guru, means “the wisdom that comes as a servant of the Infinite.”

Read: "The Guru Ram Das Mantra: Self Healing and Humility"

Categories: Music historyTeachings of Yogi Bhajan

On this particular morning during the Siri Singh Sahib’s meditation, his teacher, Guru Ram Das, had given him a mantra. “Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru.” He carried that mantra in his heart to the Sadhana site with the spirit of a true son of the Guru and shared it with us all.

Read: "Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru"

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