Experiencing the Master

The Most Divine Gesture: Sharing the Power of Prana

The Most Divine Gesture: Sharing the Power of Prana

“Best thing in your life, if you can ever do it, will be key to your happiness, prosperity and power, is to uplift others just with a smile. Don’t do anything, just with somebody who is very depressed. Put a hand around the neck and say, ‘I am with you.’ Hold somebody’s hand and close your eyes and start meditating. Hug somebody and keep long deep breathing with the person. That little gesture is more divine and powerful than anything else you do on the planet. Give a helping hand. Breathe with a person, because your total life is based on the breath of life.” ~ Yogi Bhajan

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Yogi Bhajan Quotes on Conscious Communication (Part 2)

Yogi Bhajan Quotes on Conscious Communication (Part 2)

If people depend on me to be a man of truth, I have to prove again and again and again and again that I am a man of truth. It cannot be that on Monday I am a man of truth, on Tuesday I speak three-quarters truth, Wednesday I speak half-truth, on Thursday I speak one-quarter truth, on Friday I don’t speak at all, and on Saturday I can’t even think how to speak the truth. -July 3, 1982

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Meditation to Experience the Essence of a Teacher

Meditation to Experience the Essence of a Teacher

“You have come here to become teachers. It is my responsibility to tell you what a teacher is. We are putting the tape of that shabad of Nanak in which a Teacher is described. If you understand what is written in this shabad, and you understand that is the way you want to be, you are a Teacher. As long as I live, I will keep on hammering you, that’s all it is.”

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My Story of How I Became a Sikh, Attended NMMI and Got Married

My Story of How I Became a Sikh, Attended NMMI and Got Married

Some of my fondest memories growing up were living in the ashram in Denver and going to solstices and/or other community events around the country.  There were many unusual people who came through the ashram in those early days.  My brother and I were generally the only kids around and we had lots of “older brothers and sisters”.  I also vividly remember the impact the music of the day had on me.  When I would come home to the ashram after school and everyone was still at work and I was home by myself, I would blast Singh Kaur’s “Beloved God” and “Ad Guray Nameh”, while looking out the big picture window of the sadhana room.  Bliss! 

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The Yogi

The Yogi

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.

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Yogi Bhajan Quotes on Teaching (Part 4)

Yogi Bhajan Quotes on Teaching (Part 4)

Some things you are free to do; other things you are not free to do. We have kept the teachings of Kundalini Yoga pure from the time we know to the time we are. That’s why when some people teach Kundalini Yoga it doesn’t work. They teach philosophy, they teach chakras, sometimes they make up kriyas. It’s a good time, but it will not touch the core. It’s as simple as that.

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THE PATH AND THE DESTINATION (Raah te Manzil)

THE PATH AND THE DESTINATION (Raah te Manzil)

There are thousands of Paths and thousands of Karmas.
There are thousands of Prophets and thousands of Dharmas.

I’ve searched thousands of places, and not found one person,
Who was tired of their Karmas and of not finding happiness.
Thousands have searched and never found God.

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Yogi Bhajan and Guru Ram Das

Yogi Bhajan and Guru Ram Das

Guru Ram Das was a “Raj Yogi” (Royal Yogi). He designed Harimandir Sahib (Temple of God), the famous Golden Temple in Amritsar, India. Sikhs all over the world consider it the holiest of holy places. Open to people of all religions, colors, and nationalities, tens of thousands of people visit this sacred shrine daily to be inspired and uplifted by the sound current created by the continuous recitation of the  Siri Guru Granth Sahib , the Shabd Guru, and to sip and dip in the healing waters surrounding the Temple

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

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

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.

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