Sardarni Guru Amrit Kaur Khalsa started her career in 1974 developing and building the legacy nonprofits established by the Siri Singh Sahib including 3HO Foundation, Kundalini Research Institute, Sikh Dharma Education International, and Sikh Dharma International. She worked internationally in community development and established with the Siri Singh Sahib the Khalsa model of education for Miri Piri Academy in India. She supported the formulation of 3HO events & programs, including Solstices, Khalsa Women’s Training Camp, Khalsa Youth Camp and she helped to standardize the framework for the early stages of the Kundalini Research Institute’s Teachers Training Program by engaging the International body of teachers. She co-founded Amar Infinity to provide endowments and grants to support all the Siri Singh Sahib’s inspired legacy nonprofits in order to bring prosperity for the future of this mission.
Beginning in 1985, she served as Secretary General of Sikh Dharma International for 20 years and served the leadership body of ministers by developing the agendas for the International & European Khalsa Council meetings. During that time she traveled around the globe in service to the Sadh Sangat helping communities and individuals through transitions, growth challenges & governance issues as well as facilitating White Tantric Yoga courses. An ordained minister of the Sikh faith since 1977, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative Religions. In 2004, at the Siri Singh Sahib’s passing he bestowed upon her the privilege to serve the Sangat as the Chief Spiritual Minister.
The Siri Singh Sahib has said about her:
“When you want a logical and rational spiritual counseling, Guru Amrit is the best. She has a very different kind of vitality and projection as a human being. But if you are in a terrible difficulty she is very kind and compassionate. She can do in three minutes what nobody can do in thirty days. In three minutes she will give herself to you and she can enter your soul to uplift it to the height you can experience. There is no magic about it.”
“I have never seen a human being with such a perpetual grit that she stood with me through every odd and even like a rock. She has an extremely dependable character and she has a God given gift which I don’t think can be valued in any way. She is absolutely a living rational and logical person and extremely analytical and extremely soothing. Her style is her own. Her life is her own, herself is her own. She is a very rare human being. I not only respect her. I have great reverence for her. She is a very unique person. Her language is her own and it is very joyful and I am very happy and extremely feel very helped that I have all these years of association with her and she is a comrade in hand, friend in the waiting. She is a great healer. She is a real missionary.” Lecture: Los Angeles, California 3/20/1991.
Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, PhD, holds the distinguished position of Bhai Sahiba or Chief Religious Minister of Sikh Dharma, and she was the wife of Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji for 52 years. To Sikhs around the globe, she is a revered “mother” and honored as an ambassador of good will and a harbinger of interfaith dialogue among religious leaders.
In 2006 she was named the New Mexico Ambassador of Peace by Senator Shannon Robinson. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson appointed Bibiji as his Representative to India in 2007.
In 2005, Bibiji received the honorific ‘Panth Rattan,’ from Singh Sahib Iqbal Singh of Takhat Sri Patna Sahib. In Sikhism, we honor those people with title of Panth Rattan meaning “The Jewel of the Nation,” for outstanding service given to the Sikh panth. It is a title seldom granted, and then only after serious consideration. In November of 2004, Bibiji was recognized by the Akal Takhat as the Bhai Sahiba of Sikh Dharma of the Western Hemisphere, a position she has held in the West since 1975.
In May of 2004, Bibiji was presented with the Kashi Humanitarian Award by the Kashi Ashram in Florida, and in April she was appointed to the Akal Takhat Religious Advisory Counsel in India, a prestigious body of 21 Sikhs selected from among esteemed ministers, teachers, and counselors throughout the world, credentialed and recognized in their fields. The Akal Takhat Advisory Council was created to conduct studies and make recommendations to the Akal Takhat on critical issues facing Sikhs in the world today.
The Bhai Sahiba is responsible to advise Sikh Dharma on religious matters and promote good relations with the global community.
Bibiji serves as the head of the 3HO delegation to the Non-governmental Organizations (NGO) body of the United Nations. She is the Founder and Program Director of Create Inner Peace, a program to manage critical incident stress for first responders, utilizing yoga and meditation technology.
Bibiji has authored a number of books on Sikh educational principals that are used throughout the world, including Living Reality, a question and answer book for Sikh youth, and the Siri Guru Granth Sahib Blessing, an intricate and esoteric description of the rags (musical scales), poetry, and architectural design of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred body of Sikh scripture, hymns, and holy verse. Bibiji is sought as a public speaker, lecturer, and teacher at hundreds of seminars worldwide.
SS Gurujot Kaur Khalsa was appointed in 2009 as Secretary General and CEO of Sikh Dharma International. As CEO/ Secretary General she is responsible to oversee the management of the business affairs of SDI in fulfilling its mission and purpose. She is also responsible for the administration and oversight of the International Khalsa Council, the leadership body and advisory council for the Sikh Dharma/3HO community and non-profit organizations.
Gurujot Kaur also serves as a board member of the Siri Singh Sahib Corporation, having been elected in 2012, and re-elected in 2015. She is very dedicated to working with the Sikh Dharma/3HO family of organizations and communities around the world to foster inclusiveness and to work together to establish a foundation of leadership and structure that will serve our Dharma for generations to come.
Ordained as a Sikh Minister by the Siri Singh Sahib in 1974, Gurujot Kaur has been working and serving our Dharmic mission for many decades.
With her extensive organizational, administrative and team building skills, and her deep love for our Dharma and our Dharmic community, she has .served in many capacities, on local, national and international levels.
She resides in Herndon, Virginia with her husband and is an active member of the Herndon Sangat, which has a very vibrant and successful Gurdwara and Kundalini Yoga center. She has two adult children, 2 adult step-children and 2 beautiful grand children.
SS Gurumukh Singh has been with the Eugene, Oregon Sikh Sangat for the last 40 plus years and was one of the original group of people that laid the foundation for Golden Temple Bakery and its future success. He was born and raised in Eugene, attended the University of Oregon and played golf for the Ducks.
At the urging of the Siri Singh Sahib he studied for and achieved his CPA license in Oregon. In 2006, he was part of the core group of Sangat that reestablished the Sikh Dharma of Oregon board. He currently sits on the board and is Treasurer for Sikh Dharma of Oregon.
Since leaving Golden Temple Bakery in 2010, he has been a magnet for non-profits. He became treasurer for the Interfaith Prayer Service International in 2010. Since their founding in 2002, they have had 132 continuous monthly interfaith prayer services. In 2012, he led the founding of the non-profit Anad USA and successfully achieved their 501c3 status. Anad USA promotes South Asian culture and especially the preservation and study of the Drupad Kirtan of the Sikhs (the original style sung by the Gurus). Their counter-part in India is Anad Foundation established by Bhai Baldeep Singh, 14th generation exponent of this style.
In 2010, Gurumukh established his own CPA firm and in June of 2013, he became the Comptroller General of Sikh Dharma International. Gurumukh is also a teacher of Kundalini Yoga at the Yoga West studio in Eugene and studies the Drupad Kirtan from Bhai Baldeep Singh. He loves history and biographies and is currently reading the History of Tibet.
Sada Anand Kaur was brought on as acting Chief Operating Officer during the transitional and expansion phase of SDI in December of 2012. She was brought on as full time COO in June, 2013
After fifteen years in the education field and ten years working with, studying, and practicing Kundalini yoga technology and the Dharmic lifestyle, Sada Anand earned a Doctorate with honors in Educational Leadership for Social Justice at Loyola Marymount University.
As an educator and teacher advisor in Los Angeles, California, Sada Anand focused on developing curriculum and training teachers to effectively instruct language minority and immigrant students of Los Angeles’ public school sector. She has also taught these strategies to aspiring teachers at the Rossier School of Education at University of Southern California.
Sada Anand was born in Tehran, Iran. She immigrated to England at the age of six and then to the United States at the age of nine. In addition to residing in Paris, France during her adult life, Sada Anand spent six years living and working in Amritsar, India as Vice Principal and Principal of Miri Piri Academy.
Sada Anand’s Armenian heritage along with her diverse background, which include travel and work in various countries, has fostered an in depth understanding, appreciation, and working knowledge of both Eastern and Western cultures which has allowed her to effectively work with growing organizations, and to educate children, teachers and leaders in both public and private organizational and educational settings around the world.
SS Dr. Sat Kaur Khalsa has been serving as Secretary of Religion for Sikh Dharma International since 1991. The Office of the Secretary of Religion, in co-operation with the Chancellor of the Siri Singh Sahib Corporation, is responsible for the financial and administrative functions of the Sikh Dharma International Ministry.
As Secretary of Religion, Dr. Sat Kaur oversees the New Minister Candidate process for ordaining Sikh Dharma Ministers. She supports the development and training of Ministers, publishes a quarterly Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter, and works with the other non-profit Dharmic and 3HO organizations to spread the teachings of the Shabad Guru and the technology of Sikh Dharma as taught by the Siri Singh Sahib.
Dr. Sat Kaur is a long-time member of the International Khalsa Council and the Khalsa Council Executive Committee. She also serves as a liaison between the Office of the Sikh Dharma Secretary General and the Office of the Bhai Sahiba and is an Officer of the Sikh Dharma International Board.
Dr. Sat Kaur maintains a full-time psychotherapy private practice in Santa Monica, California and Santa Fe, New Mexico. She counsels individuals, couples, and families to support their personal and spiritual growth. She is a Level 1 certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and a facilitator for White Tantric Yoga, as well as a published author.
SS Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur was ordained as a Sikh Dharma Minister in 1973 and has served as Assistant Secretary of Religion of Sikh Dharma since 2000 supporting the Office of the Secretary of Religion in building a global grassroots Ministry. She travels and works with Ministers around the world and is a member of the Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter team. She is also a member of the International Khalsa Council and an Officer of the Sikh Dharma International Board.
By profession she is a Medical Family Therapist with a PhD in Health Psychology. She serves as Executive Director of the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology founded by Yogi Bhajan to bring Kundalini Yoga into healthcare and was trained by him as a Kundalini Yoga Therapist. She is a charter member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and serves on its Advisory Board. Dr. Khalsa travels the globe to bring the International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training—an accredited program held in four regions worldwide—to 22 countries.
At an early age of 5, OngKar Kaur first met the Siri Singh Sahib (known then as “Yogi Ji”) when he visited her parents’ home in Orlando, FL. She has fond memories of “the early days” and growing up in an ashram community. The Siri Singh Sahib’s influence was integral to her life.
She attended school at Guru Nanak 5th Centenary School in Mussoorie, India; then spent 5 years in Catholic school and finally completed her formal education at New Mexico Military Institute. OngKar now lives in the Herndon, Virginia Sangat where she serves on the Administrative Council of the community and as a board member of Sikh Dharma of Virginia. She has been happily married for 33 years and is the proud mother of 2 grown sons who are graduates of Miri Piri Academy.
OngKar Kaur joined SDI in May of 2012. She serves as both Corporate Secretary and Director of Service Programs. As Director of Service Programs, her focus is
1) to develop, support and promote global service programs which focus on serving those in need
Every day OngKar is inspired by and grateful for the gift of this Dharma. Her mission is to serve and continue to inspire each other so that we may all grow in consciousness and live to our highest destiny.