Step 1 of the 7 Steps of Happiness – Commitment
On a cold day in February 1977, Kundalini yoga was growing and starting to expand to Europe and beyond.
The Siri Singh Sahib Ji, along with about a dozen yogis, were looking for a permanent home for the Summer Solstice Sadhana, to lay roots for our global community.
After turning down more than a dozen possible locations within 100 miles of the Española ashram, Yogiji asked if there were any other sites available.
There was one more place which no one had told him about yet. It was not considered suitable. It was a “last resort”. He insisted on seeing it immediately.
Within minutes of arriving on this land, he saw a huge colony of angels hanging over the land inside the gate and immediately arranged for the purchase of the property, which became known as Ram Das Puri.
Year after year, Siri Singh Sahib Ji conducted White Tantra Yoga at Ram Das Puri with the angels present, blessing the practice.
Through deep commitment and hard work Yogi Bhajan and his devoted students built a profound and beautiful legacy which has provided tens of thousands of people an extraordinary and inspiring experience of Summer Solstice on an annual basis.
The Siri Singh Sahib Ji often said that commitment is the first of the 7 steps to happiness.
While striving to achieve our goals in life, often times instead of focusing on the commitment and beauty of the journey, we focus on the destination, and this makes us lose the “juice” – the taste of life.
The practice of Kundalini Yoga and Summer Solstice quenches our thirst by bringing “the juice” back into our lives.
It is a blessing to join together to celebrate the joy, the music and the ecstasy of being part of a world organization which shares this sacred lineage.
How important is commitment to you?
Are you still looking to renew the relationship of challenge within yourself?
On June 25-27, we will all meet together for a new version of Summer Solstice.
We will come from all over the world as a unique Global Sangat, from different cultures and ways of living the Teachings. Together we will enrich our lives with an experience to rediscover and celebrate the commitment of our Teacher, who thanks to his sacrifice, has changed the vibration of our planet, surrounding us with angels.
Connect from your heart and renew your commitment, the basis for your happiness