Category: Sikh Dharma Technology

The First Khalsa Women’s Training Camp in 1976

Before the beginning of the summer, I couldn’t understand why we didn't name our women's camp “Camp Green-trees” or “Camp Cottonwood." These aesthetic names seemed to perfectly depict the idyllic setting and peaceful vibration of an all-woman summer camp in a grove of trees, under the sunny bright skies of northern New Mexico.  “Camp Greentrees"
First KWTC Parade 1976

Aad Guray Nameh

This mantra is in Sukhmani Sahib, which was written by Guru Arjan Dev Ji. It is a mantra of protection and is recited to invoke the protective energy of the universe.  Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan taught that this mantra should always be chanted 3 times in a row.  This mantra is also chanted directly
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Reflections on the Second Pauri from Jap Jī Sāhib by Gurū Nānak

When we hear the word ‘command’ it can spark a reaction as we all desire freedom.  When we hear the word ‘Command’ it can spark a reaction as we all desire freedom.  As we understand and accept the nature of the Divine Order, we learn that freedom is only achieved by taking responsibility for our
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Mantra for Patience: Reflections on the 2nd Pauri of Japji Sahib (Hukmee Hovan)

The second pauri of Japji can be repeated 11 times on its own as a mantra for patience and stability, according to Yogi Bhajan.  We all need more patience in these fast and trying times.  Whether we have highly stressful jobs or home lives, a patient attitude can diffuse tense situations and steer us clear of meltdowns.  And
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First Paurī from JapJī Sāhib by Gurū Nānak

Reflections from Sardarni GuruAmrit Kaur Khalsa “The First Paurī contains the total knowledge and ecstasy of God. The second half is an antidote to depression. It will lift you from depression, insecurity, nightmares, and loss.”   ~ from the Teachings of Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan (1) Sochai soch na hova-ī jay
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Shabad Guru – Sound that Transforms

It’s a beautiful, crisp November morning in northern New Mexico. We're gathered under the cottonwood trees waiting to carry the Siri Guru Granth Sahib—our Shabad Guru (sacred scriptures revered as the "living" Guru for Sikhs)—in a procession to our temple.  It's Guru Gaddee Day - the day that commemorates the installation of our
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