Ram Das Puri, New Mexico

Yogiji instituted a Survival Camp for women so that they could learn techniques to protect and take care of themselves.  He involved himself deeply in anything he did.  He enjoyed putting on his fatigues when he came to train.

Yogiji respected women.  He saw a woman as the mother of creation, and as life’s first teacher.  He created “K.W.T.C” (Khalsa Women’s Training Camp), an experiential platform to know their potential, discover their true identities, establish a sisterhood, and build a support system.  Women came together and created a village of angels.  They set up their tents like little homes under the beautiful blue skies of New Mexico.

Leaving behind the roles of wife, mother, daughter and sister, women came to be nurtured and loved.  Yogiji taught every evening, which became the highlight of the camp.  In addition, there were classes to enhance every aspect of their daily lives.  Yogiji wanted men to experience what it was like to take care of the home and the children with the homemaker away.  When women returned, they came back to appreciative husbands who were grateful to have their wives home.

This image and words from Soorya Kaur (staff member of Yogi Bhajan) were shared on page 54-55 of her book YogiJi – The Light of Our Souls, written in 2005