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Awtar Kaur Khalsa

Awtar Kaur Khalsa

Daya Singh

Daya Singh

DukhNiwaran Kaur Khalsa

DukhNiwaran Kaur Khalsa

Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa

Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa

Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa

Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa

Gurujodha Singh Khalsa

Gurujodha Singh Khalsa

Guruka Singh Khalsa

Guruka Singh Khalsa

SS Gurutej Singh  Khalsa

SS Gurutej Singh  Khalsa

Har Darshan Kaur Khalsa

Har Darshan Kaur Khalsa

Hari Dharam Kaur Khalsa

Hari Dharam Kaur Khalsa

Harijot Singh Khalsa

Harijot Singh Khalsa

Hargobind Singh Khalsa

Hargobind Singh Khalsa

Dr. Harjot Kaur Khalsa

Dr. Harjot Kaur Khalsa

Jivan Joti Kaur Khalsa PhD

Jivan Joti Kaur Khalsa PhD

Mahan Rishi Singh Khalsa and Nirbhe Kaur Khalsa

Mahan Rishi Singh Khalsa and Nirbhe Kaur Khalsa

Mata Mandir Singh Khalsa

Mata Mandir Singh Khalsa

Ram Singh

Ram Singh

Sangeet Kaur Khalsa

Sangeet Kaur Khalsa

Sat Hari Singh Khalsa

Sat Hari Singh Khalsa

Sat Jagat Singh Khalsa

Sat Jagat Singh Khalsa

Sat Purkh Kaur Khalsa

Sat Purkh Kaur Khalsa

Satya Kaur Khalsa

Satya Kaur Khalsa

Dr. Sham Rang Singh Khalsa and Arjan Kaur Khalsa

Dr. Sham Rang Singh Khalsa and Arjan Kaur Khalsa

Shiv Charan Singh Khalsa

Shiv Charan Singh Khalsa

Siri Sevak Kaur Khalsa

Siri Sevak Kaur Khalsa

Snatam Kaur Khalsa

Snatam Kaur Khalsa

Dr. Sukhmani Kaur Khalsa

Dr. Sukhmani Kaur Khalsa

Awtar Kaur Khalsa

Awtar Kaur Khalsa

Spiritual Warrior

Awtar Kaur Khalsa has been living, studying, and teaching in Kundalini Yoga ashrams since 1972. She sat at the feet of Yogi Bhajan with a notebook, timer, and camera, prompting him to remark, “She has perfect notes.” Her sense of humor and transparency help her students get real about their own practice and teaching.

She is a senior teacher trainer and has taught throughout the United States and overseas. Awtar uses generous doses of humor to inspire her students to expand, both in group and private classes.

Awtar has been married over 30 years, with one daughter who is also a Kundalini Yoga teacher and professional photographer. She is the director of The Kundalini Yoga Center in San Francisco.

Daya Singh

Daya Singh

The Pillars of Sikh Dharma – Guidelines for Conscious Living: Gurbani, Gurmukhi, Naad Yoga, and Nitnem

Mukhia Singh Sahib Daya Singh Khalsa is a minister of Sikh Dharma. He has lived in Española, NM, the “home of the Khalsa” since 1973, and has directed Public Affairs and Government Affairs for Sikh Dharma in New Mexico for the past 25 years. He is on the Board of the Guru Ram Das Center.

In 1980 Daya Singh co-founded Akal Security, the largest privately held company in New Mexico, and served as its President for ten years.

From 2012 to 2015 Daya Singh was the founding Chairman and member of the Yogi Products Board of Directors. Yogi Products is the largest manufacturer of healing herbal teas in the United States and in Europe.

Daya Singh lives in Española with his wife Sat Nirmal Kaur. Their daughter Hari Simran Kaur is an ayurvedic health practitioner and Kundalini Yoga teacher in Santa Monica, California.

DukhNiwaran Kaur Khalsa

DukhNiwaran Kaur Khalsa

Amrit

DukhNiwaran Kaur is a Minister of Sikh Dharma and a Professional Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer who has been practicing Kundalini Yoga and delving into its spiritual depths since 1997. Her passion has been to be a part of the Amrit Sanchar at Solstices where she has had the opportunity to witness the powerful process that transforms us into Amritdhari Sikhs of the Guru.

In addition to training teachers, much of her work in the Dharma has been around LGBTQ+ inclusivity. She works with KRI in expanding the language in the Humanology teachings around gender identity and sexual orientation. She is a leading member of the LGBTQ+ Task Force of Khalsa Council advocating for full inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in Sikh Dharma. As a graduate student in Pastoral Counseling, she enjoys exploring the history and “theology” of Sikh Dharma, inspired by the strength of the Gurus’ embodied and unwavering vision of a just and conscious world.

DukhNiwaran shares her joy of this path with warmth, witnessing and nurturing the gifts each student brings. She lives in Chicago with her wife of 29 years and 2 cats.

Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa

Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa

The Pillars of Sikh Dharma – Guidelines for Conscious Living: Gurbani, Gurmukhi, Naad Yoga, and Nitnem

Ek Ong Kaar Kaur is an ordained minister of Sikh Dharma and a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. For nearly 20 years, she has been an ardent student of Eastern spirituality.

Since 1998 Ek Ong Kaar Kaur has resided in Española, New Mexico. As a writer, Ek Ong Kaar Kaur has presented various papers at Sikh conferences. She has also written many essays and stories that can be found online, at sikhnet.com.

Ek Ong Kaar Kaur began to work for SikhNet during which time she helped develop the daily SikhNet News and SikhNet’s emergency response system. At the request of the late Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji, Ek Ong Kaar Kaur has begun the process of translating the Siri Guru Granth Sahib into English. Her translation of Japji Sahib: The Song of the Soul was released in book form in March, 2005. Since then she has also published her translation of Anand Sahib.

Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa

Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa

Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma

Guru Dharam Singh started KundaliniMedicine in 2007, an international Healing and Yoga practice, and he has been teaching for over 25 years. As a Keynote speaker on matters of health, vitality, and emotional intelligence for the Association of Chief Executives in the UK, from 2002 to 2005, Guru Dharam served as an educator to the business and corporate community.

He has taught Kundalini yoga since 1980 and been practicing Oriental medicine since 1988 when he founded the Lotus Healing Centre, London, and served as the Vice Principal of the London Academy of Oriental Medicine.

Guru Dharam founded the International School of Kundalini Yoga in the UK in 1996, (with Darryl O’Keeffe, his co-author of The Kundalini Yoga Experience) teaching people to become yoga teachers. He has lead training courses in Sweden, UK, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New York, and Malaysia.

Guru Dharam is also the course Director of the International Kundalini Therapy Training held in Sweden, and an associate Director of the Institute of Medical Yoga, Stockholm. He trains yoga teachers and healthcare professionals to apply the principles of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation in a therapeutic context for challenging modern conditions. For example, he has developed programs for anti-stress, burn-out, and attention deficit disorder.

In addition to his practices in Kundalini Yoga and Yoga Therapy, Guru Dharam is also a qualified practitioner of traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbal Medicine, Internal Feng Shui, Numerology, Dream Teaching, and Red Thread Empowerment.

Gurujodha Singh Khalsa

Gurujodha Singh Khalsa

Spiritual Warrior

SS Gurujodha S. Khalsa is a Sikh Minister and the current President of the Siri Singh Sahib Corporation Board. He is an attorney who has been licensed in CA since 1979, and is one of four Chief Deputies in the Office of County Counsel, Bakersfield, Kern County, CA.

He is the originator of a self defense system entitled The Spiritual Warrior Training System, and is a 7th degree black belt  and a senior Instructor of Kenpo Karate. He is a founding member of the Amritsar-Bakersfield Sister City Committee. He has given martial arts and self-defense seminar presentations in the United States and internationally.

Gurujodha Singh is a student of Yogi Bhajan, having trained with him since 1974, and continues teaching Kundalini Yoga and progressing his teachings through various service projects. He also served for many years as Granthi in the Sikh Dharma Sangat in Los Angeles. Gurujodha lives in Bakersfield, CA his wife, Siri Ved Kaur.

Guruka Singh Khalsa

Guruka Singh Khalsa

The Gift of Amrit; The Four Pillars of Sikh Dharma – Guidelines for Conscious Living: Gurbani, Gurmukhi, Naad Yoga, and Nitnem

Mukhia Singh Sahib Guruka Singh Khalsa is the original founder of SikhNet. He is co-founder of the computer consulting firm Sun & Son, served as Senior Producer at a major entertainment software company, and now serves as President and CEO of SikhNet.

One of the original 25 teachers trained directly by Yogi Bhajan, he is still teaching Kundalini Yoga all around the world. His YouTube videos and writings are an ongoing source of inspiration to the global “cybersangat.” Guruka Singh’s love of poetry and Gurbani has led him to translate Yogi Bhajan’s Gurmukhi poems in Furmaan Khalsa (1987) along with publishing his English poetry in the volume The Game of Love (2004.)

Guruka Singh’s most recent book is Heroes, Saints, and Yogis — Tales of Self-Discovery and the Path of Sikh Dharma (2011.) He lives under the blue skies of New Mexico with his beloved Khalsa family.

SS Gurutej Singh  Khalsa

SS Gurutej Singh  Khalsa

History of Sikh Dharma

Gurutej Singh is a yogi, warrior, poet, writer, businessman, healer, and teacher. For 35 years he studied Kundalini Yoga and the teachings of the Sikhs with Yogi Bhajan. Gurutej was the first practicing Sikh to be sworn-in as a law enforcement officer in the United States. He was a personal bodyguard and aide to Yogi Bhajan and traveled the world with him. Gurutej is the Founder of Akal Security, the largest privately held security services contractor in the US and the largest provider of protective services to the U.S. Government.

Gurutej Singh is a respected and recognized teacher, speaker, healer, and counselor in his own right and teaches Kundalini Yoga, meditation, and the teachings of the Sikhs globally. In 2001 he published a book of poetry, Children of the Cusp, about his experiences as a student on the spiritual path under the guidance of a great teacher. In 2014 he published his moving and inspiring historical novel,Rajni. Drawn from myth, legend, and actual events from Sikh history, Rajni is a deeply moving epic about the powers of love, sacrifice, and the elevation of the soul and is the first of a trilogy. In 2016 he published Guru Nanak’s Jap ji, the Call of the Soul, a pauri by pauri explanation of Japji Sahib, based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan.

Gurutej lives in Singapore with his wife and youngest son where he teaches and does consulting internationally, works on his writing, and is actively involved with the Asian sangats.

Har Darshan Kaur Khalsa

Har Darshan Kaur Khalsa

Death, Dying, and Funerals

Har Darshan Kaur has been a minister of Sikh Dharma since 1993. In addition to working with individuals and families dealing with illness and death, she has also had the opportunity to facilitate the funeral and cremation of a sangat member. During that experience, she became aware of how unprepared we can all be for death, and issues specific to Sikh death practices. When we are prepared, grace can prevail.

Har Darshan is also a licensed professional counselor and a Kundalini yoga teacher and teacher trainer.

Hari Dharam Kaur Khalsa

Hari Dharam Kaur Khalsa

The Formation of Sikh Character through Sikh History; The Pillars of Sikhism – Guidelines for Conscious Living

Hari Dharam Kaur is the Chief Granthi of Siri Singhasan e Khalsa Gurdwara in Española, New Mexico. For years, she has taught classes in Sikh Dharma, Gurmukhi, and Shabad Guru.

Hari Dharam Kaur is dedicated to sharing knowledge so all can experience the blessing of reading from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, serving in Gurdwara, and learning Sikh history through her delightful storytelling. She is renowned for reading from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib in a way that penetrates into the heart and soul. The Siri Singh Sahib has said that Hari Dharam Kaur brings God on Earth when she reads from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib and that whosoever learns from her will be rewarded on Earth and blessed in the Heavens.

Hari Dharam Kaur was blessed to learn with the Siri Singh Sahib for over twenty years, and in gratitude for these teachings, she often travels around the world to share about Sikh Dharma as taught by the Siri Singh Sahib.

Harijot Singh Khalsa

Harijot Singh Khalsa

History of Sikh Dharma

Harijot Singh was raised in the Kundalini community, surrounded by and exposed to Yogi Bhajan’s teachings his whole life. He attended Miri Piri Academy (MPA) in India where he became a certified KY teacher. There he learned the basics of Bhangra and tabla and also had a strong interest in the culture and language. He learned to read and write Gurmukhi proficiently and teaches online and in person.

Harijot’s love for the Guru was greatly deepened with his experiences meditating and serving at the Golden Temple. He has been teachings Kundalini Yoga classes for 13 years. He also dabbles with intuitive pulse healing and gua sha with sometimes amazing results.

He is known in his community for being a story teller. Dozens of his spiritual stories for children are available free online.

Hargobind Singh Khalsa

Hargobind Singh Khalsa

Prosperity

Hargobind Singh was born in the Herndon, Virginia, ashram. He started his business career in India running a small general store.

At school at Miri Piri Academy (MPA), he learned the Sikh principles of Naam Japna, Keerat Karana and  Vand Chhhakna. These translate as chant God’s name, work honestly, and share with others. These three principles make the foundation of a Sikh’s approach to work and prosperity. They are simple but useful guides.

Hargobind has applied these principles in building yoga studios, retreat centers, and festivals. He is excited to share them with you. 

Dr. Harjot Kaur Khalsa

Dr. Harjot Kaur Khalsa

History and Composition of Siri Guru Granth Sahib

Harjot Kaur first met Siri Singh Sahib Ji when she was 12 years old, and he was the main force behind her becoming a physician. Siri Singh Sahib Ji was actively involved in every aspect of her life as a father, mentor, and teacher. He was instrumental in many projects that she completed in Calgary.

The Siri Singh Sahib’s impact on her life is nothing short of monumental as he taught her about communication, character, strength of women, Sikhism, the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, the strategy to deal with situations, and more.

Dr. Harjot Kaur is a Family Physician with a very active practice in Calgary, Canada, providing a caring and spiritual approach to medical care for all her patients.

Jivan Joti Kaur Khalsa PhD

Jivan Joti Kaur Khalsa PhD

Death, Dying, and Funerals

Jivan Joti Kaur started Kundalini Yoga with Yogi Bhajan in 1970. She is a New Mexico Licensed Counselor and a Sat Nam Rasayan teacher and practitioner. She travels nationally and internationally training Kundalini Yoga teachers in Level I and II, The 21 Stages of Meditation, and in Sat Nam Rasayan.

One of her passions is to give workshops on how to prepare for death oneself, and how to help someone else prepare for this momentous transition. She has written two books, The Art of Making Sex Sacred and Dying Into Life: The Yoga of Death, Loss and Transformation. Her third and latest book, The Yoga of Aging and Chronic Illness: Transforming a Curse into a Million Rays of Light, will be out in 2015.

Mahan Rishi Singh Khalsa and Nirbhe Kaur Khalsa

Mahan Rishi Singh Khalsa and Nirbhe Kaur Khalsa

Marriage and Dharmic Relationships

Mahan Rishi Singh and Nirbhe Kaur have had a beautiful marriage for over 34 years, walking together and serving on the spiritual path as Sikh ministers, healers, community builders, and Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainers. Together they  support and nurture the spiritual community in the greater New Jersey region. For many years, they have been tireless and inspirational sevadars in the Gurdwara team at Summer Solstice.

Mahan Rishi’s joy is to serve others in their path of personal transformation. Having taught nationally and internationally, along with traveling numerous times to India, he seeks to bring the ancient wisdom and authentic devotional practices of yoga and meditation into everyday life. He is also a chiropractor and herbal nutritionist, and has studied many forms of healing.

Nirbhe Kaur is a soft spoken woman with a gentle and warm heart who feels her greatest joy is in teaching, sharing, and inspiring others to find their wholeness, radiance, and bliss.  She also loves to perform sacred weddings. She is a massage therapist and administrative director of their wellness center. Together they founded the Khalsa Healing Arts Center in Yardley, PA, where they have a thriving practice.

Mata Mandir Singh Khalsa

Mata Mandir Singh Khalsa

Gurbani, Gurmukhi, Naad Yoga, and Nitnem; Japji Sahib

Mata Mandir Singh is an international teacher of Naad Yoga and Kundalini Yoga as well as a pioneer of the chant/mantra genre, having recorded over 28 CDs and cassette tape titles spanning a period of time from 1970’s to the present day. He writes on Naad Yoga, and offers his recordings at YogaOfSound.com

Mata Mandir Singh currently resides in San Francisco with his wife, Sat Nam Kaur, where he helps his son, Wahe Guru Singh, run two dosa food trucks. He gained his chef skills while working in and running Golden Temple Conscious Cookery restaurants in Washington, DC, and Amsterdam, Netherlands, as well as supervising and cooking hundred of langars over the years in Sikh community kitchens and Solstices.

He is a life-long student of Yogi Bhajan, and has been teaching Kundalini yoga and gatka (an ancient martial art used by the Gurus) for over three decades.

Ram Singh

Ram Singh

History and Composition of Siri Guru Granth Sahib

Ram Singh first encountered Kundalini Yoga as a child in Togo, West Africa, in the early 80s. Since then he has never stopped exploring the unfathomable richness of the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. In the years since, he has been blessed to be guided by his spiritual teacher, Shiv Charan Singh, through that deep journey.

After years of teaching in contexts where Yoga is still little present — a center for drug addicts, a group of elderly students, an institution for autistic teenagers, a nursing training school, and more — he and his wife Gururavi Kaur founded the Dharamsal Yoga Center in Toulouse, France, in 2011, dedicated to the teachings of Kundalini Yoga.

As a Kundalini Yoga Lead Teacher Trainer, Ram Singh is involved in several KRI-approved Teacher Training programs worldwide, including Centre de Kundalini Yoga à Toulouse, International College of Kundalini Yoga, and Yoga Teachers 4 Africa. Ram Singh also teaches Karam Kriya, the sacred science of applied numerology.

A singer and musician, he is the author of three albums of mantras of Kundalini Yoga and sacred songs from the Sikh traditions. As a lover of Sikh sacred scriptures, Ram Singh teaches courses on Jap Ji Sahib. After translating the Jap Ji and the whole Nitnem — the collection of Sikh daily recitations — into French, he has recently committed to completing the translation of the whole Siri Guru Granth Sāhib.

Sangeet Kaur Khalsa

Sangeet Kaur Khalsa

The Power of Prayer

SS Sangeet Kaur Khalsa is a Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) Senior Lead Trainer from Phoenix, Arizona, and a Sikh Dharma minister since 1993. She studied with Yogi Bhajan for nearly 30 years.

Founder of Womanheart® retreats, and author of the popular book by that name, she is also the founder of a series of meditation retreats, The Journey to Brahm Prakash , and has also touched people’s hearts around the world as a master humanologist, numerologist, and specialist in relationships. Her book and workshops The Blessings Code™ presents her ground-breaking work in Aquarian-based numerology.

Learn more about Sangeet Kaur’s work at her site, The Healing Source.

Sat Hari Singh Khalsa

Sat Hari Singh Khalsa

Japji Sahib

Sat Hari Singh joined the Guru Ram Das Ashram in Hamburg / Germany in 1981 at age 31. Both of his sons Simran Singh and Sadhana Singh were born there in 1982 and 1985.

He holds a degree in Education and Arts of the University of Hamburg but decided that the true nature of teaching was to be a Yoga Teacher. Yet, in the beginning of his career he served at Golden Temple Restaurant Hamburg as a baker, waiter, and manager, as the Ashram needed a solid financial foundation.

In 1986 he started the EU Yogi Tea Business.  His love has always been the song, the Shabd, and he recorded ‘Soul Rise’ Sadhana, ‘Servant of the heart’ and ‘Song of the Soul’ (with Hari Bhajan Kaur and Thomas Barquee). Lately he inspired the Golden Temple Teahouse, the German Kundalini Yoga Festival, and the Guru Ram Das Aquarian Academy into life.

Sat Jagat Singh Khalsa

Sat Jagat Singh Khalsa

Seva

Sat Jagat Singh Khalsa has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 1973 and is KRI Certified.

He and his wife, Gurusurya Kaur Khalsa, teach in their ashram home in Brooklyn, New York. They own and operate Kundalini Yoga in Park Slope, and teach Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as well as offer Sat Nam Rasayan®, Vegetarian Cooking, Kirtan, Monthly Women’s Nights, Group Sadhana, Gurdwara, Chanting, as well as overnight accommodation for travelers.

Sat Jagat Singh has a residential renovation contracting business, and you might recognize him as the manager of the Solstice Kitchen where he has served many years. He studies jazz piano.

Sat Purkh Kaur Khalsa

Sat Purkh Kaur Khalsa

Gurbani and Naad Yoga

Sat Purkh Kaur Khalsa has been singing for as long as she can remember. Her journey with the sound current began many years ago and doesn’t seem to have an end—instead it has become an infinite quest for the anaahat, or unstruck sound.

She has eight albums of sacred music: Nectar of the Name; Beautiful Day: The Aquarian Sadhana; Queen Be: The Goddess Within; Love & Other Miracles; One: Love, Life, Light; The Pearl: Maiden, Mother, Crone; The Guru Within; and Across the World Ocean. Samples and album purchases are available at her website: TrueBeingBeingTrue.

A KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Practitioner and Teacher, as well as a Professional Trainer in the Aquarian Trainer Academy, Sat Purkh is known for her work in Sound & Mantra as well as Humanology and Women’s Teachings; in 2008 she authored Everyday Grace: The Art of Being a Woman, an introduction to the Women’s Teachings of Yogi Bhajan. She recently launched an annual course, Woman: The Adi Shakti, which awakens women to the Goddess within.

Sat Purkh joined the Kundalini Research Institute in 2006 and served as the Creative Director until the fall of 2013. A member of the Teacher Training Executive Council, she serves in developing the Three Levels of Teacher Training in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®, and also served on the KRI Board of Directors from 2014-2017. She lives with her husband and their menagerie of animals, and is always at work on her next album of sacred music.

Satya Kaur Khalsa

Satya Kaur Khalsa

The Power of Prayer

Satya Kaur has been walking the Sikh path and has been a student of Yogi Bhajan for over 38 years. She served the Sikh Dharma Youth Education Program prior to the establishment of Miri Piri Academy for 13 years, both in India and in the US.

Satya Kaur is an IKYTA-certified yoga teacher and now incorporates the teachings of Yogi Bhajan into her NeuroModulation Technique healthcare practice. She resides at Guru Ram Das Puri in New Mexico, and works in service of Guru Ram Das supporting people to experience their self-healing.

Satya says, “Prayer sustains me through bright days and dark nights. I explore and teach it – at Summer Solstice and at professional conferences. I rely on it as my most valued tool and resource in every aspect of my life.” She looks forward to sharing the Power of Prayer with you.

Dr. Sham Rang Singh Khalsa and Arjan Kaur Khalsa

Dr. Sham Rang Singh Khalsa and Arjan Kaur Khalsa

Marriage and Dharmic Relationships

Sham Rang Singh is a physician, Sikh minister, and student of Yogi Bhajan who has studied eastern systems for over 35 years. He holds certifications in Ayurveda, Acupuncture, and Emergency and Internal Medicine, and counsels and teaches about mind-body medicine. He also practices marriage with his delightful wife, Arjan Kaur.

Arjan Kaur is an Intuitive Counselor & Healer, who is a devoted lover of God, an Angel Therapy Practitioner, a gifted medium, and an equally experienced yogini and meditator. Arjan Kaur & Sham Rang Singh met and married 20 years ago after each had already discovered deep romantic relationships with God as the Beloved.

Shiv Charan Singh Khalsa

Shiv Charan Singh Khalsa

Seva

Shiv Charan Singh is an unassuming and authentic teacher as well as an outstanding spiritual counselor who has worked internationally with groups and individuals for over 30 years. He is the founding director of the International Karam Kriya School, which trains students and teachers in Kundalini Yoga, Spiritual Consultancy, and Applied Numerology all over the world, as well as the founder of Quinta do Rajo, a retreat centre in Portugal.

Shiv Charan Singh has authored several books and articles on different aspects of spiritual life, including Let the numbers guide you. Meeting and being with him is an invitation and opportunity to look at life from a very new perspective and to experience something fresh, surprising, and magical.

As a young person, Shiv Charan Singh had a number of nearly fatal incidents. These near-death experiences gave him an intimate knowledge of living and dying that we all seek to understand. In his teachings, he is neither self-seeking nor political. He is entertaining and both charismatic and humble in the way he speaks. And, above all, his warmth and compassion reach out and welcome all, regardless of age or background.

Siri Sevak Kaur Khalsa

Siri Sevak Kaur Khalsa

Nitnem Banis

Siri Sevak Kaur enjoys sharing her love of Sikh Dharma with others, which makes presenting in Journey Into the Heart of Sikh Dharma a delight for her. She has experienced her own evolution of prayerfulness through forty years of sadhana, kirtan, Akhand Paths, and personal prayer, and looks forward to hearing others speak about their experience of prayer.

She has been studying Gurmukhi and Japji since the early 70’s when she was part of the first group of Yogi Bhajan’s students to do that, and has pursued and shared this learning ever since. Teleclasses and a website, SiriSevak.com, have opened up her ability to reach people across the country and around the world.

Siri Sevak Kaur has studied classical Gurbani Kirtan with Bhai Baldeep Singh of Delhi since 1998. She and Harbhajan Kaur, a fellow student, sing together regularly in the Gurdwara in Millis and teach kirtan together at Solstices.

Siri Sevak lives at Guru Ram Das Ashram in Millis, Massachusetts, near Boston. Guru Ram Das Ashram, on 18 beautiful wooded acres, has daily sadhana, weekly Gurdwara, residential living space, guest space, and many wonderful classes, workshops, and trainings through Baba Siri Chand Yoga Center. Siri Sevak Kaur and Harbhajan Kaur teach ongoing classes in Gurmukhi and Gurbani.

Snatam Kaur Khalsa

Snatam Kaur Khalsa

Japji Sahib

Snatam Kaur is a world renowned Sacred Chant artist who has been touring throughout the world for over 12 years inspiring and uplifting thousands with sacred words and uplifting melodies from the Sikh tradition. This year she was nominated for a Grammy for her beautiful chant music. She has a deep and profound knowledge of Gurbani, Gurmukhi, and Naad Yoga, which she has developed over her lifetime.

Snatam was born and raised in a Sikh family in an environment of deep devotion, cozy sangat, kirtan, and interfaith and environmental activism. For over thirty years, she studied with and grew up in the presence of her spiritual teacher, Yogi Bhajan, while he was in his physical form, learning the essence of Naad Yoga, a form of yoga focusing on sacred sound. She has devoted her life to living and sharing not only these teachings, but also the astounding experience of the practice of Naad Yoga. Snatam’s recently published book, Original Light; the Morning Practice of Kundalini Yoga, is a compassionate and supportive guide to creating a personal daily spiritual practice.

Snatam also enjoys teaching children’s yoga, meditation, and chanting. Her teaching style comes straight from a pure place in her heart. She knows many stories from Sikh history that bring the teachings and the music alive to her students.

Snatam Kaur lives in New Hampshire, with her husband, Sopurkh Singh, and her daughter, Jap Preet Kaur.

Dr. Sukhmani Kaur Khalsa

Dr. Sukhmani Kaur Khalsa

Power of Prayer

Sukhmani received a call to the practice of prayer while recovering from cancer surgery in 2005. Her knowledge of prayer emerges from within that call and her prayer practice arises from a commitment to communing in Suniai on behalf of herself and others. She explores communal, formal, informal, and personal forms of prayer.

Sukhmani Kaur lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she is the Director of Music Therapy at Eastern Michigan University. She is a board-certified music therapist with over 30 years of clinical experience in Elder Care, End of Life Care, Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and Music Psychotherapy. She has been a music therapy educator for 15 years.

Sukhmani has lived and loved our beloved Dharma for many lifetimes, but in the present, she has been a part of Sikhi for the past 20 years. Some of her story is narrated in Sikh Spiritual Practice: The Sound Way to God by Siri Kirpal Kaur Khalsa.

Testimonials

I feel I have grown considerably personally and spiritually during this course. This is especially true in terms of my understanding of and relationship to Dharmic principles and knowledge of the codes and ceremonies. At the start of the course, I knew very little about either, and now I feel as though I have a very personal and lived understanding of them. This course has allowed me the structure and time to spend the last seven months exploring myself and my belief system in a way that was expansive for me. Many of the classes, including the ones on marriage and death and dying, have left a lasting imprint on how I understand myself and others.

The layout of the course allowed me to explore material around the Sikh path, go deeper into my own values and belief system, all the while considering and feeling where my path and the Sikh path share sacred space. I have developed an understanding of myself in a Sikh context and found resonance, joy, and solace there. My relationship with the Guru has grown and become a very personal and vibrant one. Also, the time spent on class materials and what that time has sown into my daily practice have allowed a vibratory experience and communion with the divine that I had not understood or experienced before. I will be eternally grateful.

As an introvert who is usually far out of energy points by the end of the day, I have understood the many benefits of community on a cognitive level, but have not always longed for one personally. However, being in this class and seeing the beauty, strength, and vulnerability of others while we explore this material together has altered that for me. I understand and value both the community and the group consciousness in a profoundly deeper way.

Dhyan Saraswati Kaur

I love SEVA and after writing about it and spending more time with this topic, I came to realize that when I am serving others my EGO seems to just evaporate. This is such a sweet place for me and my soul to live. My vision is to continue to find seva projects, but at the same time, recognize my ability to serve each moment — a new concept that I was able to grasp after taking this course. 

I’ve always enjoyed connecting with people especially on a one-to-one basis, so I found our Buddy Calls to be very helpful and enjoyable! I definitely experienced growth during the group calls; I tend to be less comfortable speaking in a group setting, but this course helped me to look at this part of myself and provided a secure space for me to experience this growth.

I learned so much from Mata Mandir Kaur — that has been the biggest blessing as far as I am concerned. It was through experiencing her leadership and support that I can become a better leader. She taught me patience, kindness, and understanding. She also reinforced the importance of some areas of myself and skills that I did not value as much — her ability to connect with each and every one of us, keeping organized, showing compassion, and motivating me along the way.

As a Sikh I do have a  responsibility to serve and stand up for others. This course has given me the strength and courage to live and act in this way… one day at a time! 

Jot Gian Kaur

I was amazed by my experience in the JHSD course. I had some ideas of what it was to be a Sikh and what Sikh Dharma was all about but I discovered in this course how limited these ideas were. I discovered that the path of the Sikh is as expansive as our experience of Divinity itself. I expected there to be some level of dogma and righteousness in the teachings and was so happy to feel the open acceptance and an embodied, lived expression of dharma that surpasses limits of religion. I was grateful to discover the diversity of expression of the students in the class and the power that this diversity brings our path.

I met a Sikh who was a Unitarian, Sikhs and students who embraced the faith tradition they grew up with, students curious about Sikh Dharma but who weren’t interested in being Sikh, and students who were long time Sikhs. No one had the “right” answer. Each of us had our own unique perspective to share that created a nuanced and colorful portrait of Sikh Dharma. I learned that there are many valid and inspiring ways to walk this path.

In this course, we have access to the best and strongest Sikh leaders and teachers in our community. I was awed by their generosity, openness, and depth of connection to their topic. They were exemplary role models on how to live and love Sikh Dharma. This course is a blessing!

Dukh Niwaran Kaur

To all my Kundalini friends — teachers and students alike — if you have wanted to go deeper in your relationship to the teachings of Kundalini Yoga or felt called to understand the context, culture, or lineage of the shabad, I am recommending that you seek out our divine teacher Mata Mandir Kaur and her beautifully curated telecourse Journey into the Heart of Sikh Dharma.

What a wonderful opportunity to grow and learn about the history and practice of a revolutionary and healing faith and to meet wonderful seekers on their own nuanced and interesting spiritual journey. I’ve enjoyed our presenters so much and felt seen and understood by our jetta (group). A wonderful step after completing a level one training or at any point in your life that you seek growth and community. Check it out if you are inspired to.

Luisa Giugliano/Harsevak Kaur

Journey into the Heart of Sikh Dharma has been a transformative program for me. More than that, it’s been a launchpad for the life I am meant to be living. I came to the class as a “new explorer” of the Sikh path, and over the months of study, of deep, investigative self-exploration, of powerful practices, I have emerged with a deeper connection to God, the Guru and myself.

I began the program in a time when nearly all the parts of my old life had gone through a deconstruction. With the Guru’s guidance, I have emerged with crystal clarity about my next phase, both personal and professional. I am energized and fully engaged in the joyous and challenging unfolding of my life. I can’t thank my classmates, all the teachers, and especially the loving and gifted Mata Mandir enough for the gifts I have received. Wahe Guru!!

Shiva Prem Kaur/Jeannette Bessinger

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