SDI Academy at Summer Solstice 2024

We invite you to join us at the 2024 Summer Solstice Sadhana at Ram Das Puri in New Mexico on June 14 – June 22.


We are pleased to share with you the SDI Academy class schedule and many other activities to enjoy.




Saturday, June 15

“Introduction to Gurdwara”

  • Time: 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
  • Taught by: M.S.S Hari Dharam Kaur Khalsa
  • Description:  In the Gurdwara ceremony, we can resonate with the Divine through sacred songs, mantras, and the Siri Guru Granth Sahib.  This class prepares us to attend Gurdwara with deeper understanding and connection.

“Peace for Me, You, Everyone, Everywhere, Always”

This entire world is a reflection of our own consciousness and vice versa. Our ability to find, know, and nurture peace within ourselves is the fundamental necessity of finding and bringing peace into this world. You are the essence of Peace, and your inner Peace is essential to the manifestation of Peace on Earth. This class will include a couple of meditations on Peace that shall elevate your life and change the world.

  • Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Taught by:  SS Prem Kaur Khalsa and MSS Kirtan Singh Khalsa

Sunday, June 16

Sunday Morning Gurdwara

Join us for this inspirational time to immerse yourself in the Sound Current of the Guru’s Bani and in the group consciousness of the Sangat (community).  All are welcome.  Whether it is your first gurdwara experience or you are a long time Sikh, it is a wonderful opportunity for a meditative time.

“Minister Gathering” 

  • Time:  2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Facilitated by:  SS Dr. Sat Kaur Khalsa, Secretary of Religion
  • Description:   Group chanting followed by time for connection among Ministers present.

“Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Sikh Dharma but Were Afraid to Ask”

  • Time:  3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
  • Panel Discussion:  SS Prem Kaur Khalsa from Spain (moderator); SS Jujhar Singh from UK; SS Gurprasad Kaur from the US; SS Siri Chand Singh from Mexico/US
  • Description:  We invite newcomers and old-timers alike to this Q&A – style panel discussion, where participants are invited to ask any questions you would like to about the Sikh Dharma path – including questions on Amrit Sanchar, or any other area you are curious about or would like more information on.

Monday, June 17

“Recover or Master your Divine all the Time Singing Voice”

  • Time:  10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Taught by:  SS Satkirin Kaur Khalsa
  • Description:  Learn or refresh basic techniques of:
    • vocal warmups
    • tips for daily practice and early morning singing
    • best breath and chakra integration for “morning call” aka long ek ong kars for Aquarian    sadhana

“Sahej-Yog – A Deep Dive into the Pathway of Intuitive Ease, Elegance, and Natural Poise”

  • Time: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Taught by: MSS Kirtan Singh Khalsa
  • Description: “Sahej Yog” is a state of mind and being that becomes the one who practices Bhakti, Shakti, and Raj Yogas. “Sahej” is a state of continuous interaction with our higher consciousness that brings awareness and understanding of how to live naturally and intuitively in our world. We want to live without hassling and allow all that we need to come to us. The mystery lies in how we achieve it – the Mastery is in being it.

The concept of “Sahej” is referenced by the Sikh Gurus throughout their teachings. How do we bring these teachings into our lives to create a relationship with ourselves, our Guru, and our higher consciousness, and how do we live in this reality? This class takes us from wanting knowledge to living the experience of the ultimate yogic journey.

“Sadhana Mantra Pronunciation” 

  • Time: 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
  • Taught by:  M.S.S Hari Dharam Kaur Khalsa
  • Description:  Reciting mantra attunes our mind to the Divine and re-patterns our thoughts so we can live a healthier, more balanced spiritual life.  In this class, we will learn accurate pronunciation of Sadhana Mantras to experience the most positive effects of our meditation and true expression of ourselves.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – June 18, 19, 20

We invite you to join the whole camp for three days of White Tantric Yoga

White Tantric Yoga is an ancient group meditative practice that works on clearing out the deepest corridors of the subconscious mind.   Our minds release 1000 thoughts per wink of an eye. Some of these thoughts get lost in the unconscious, and some get stuck in the subconscious and affect the conscious mind. These thoughts become feelings, emotions, desires, multi-realities or fantasies. Instead of mastering our mind, often our mind and thoughts direct us, which can cause impulsive decisions, poor communication and self-imposed stress.

White Tantric Yoga enables you to break through these subconscious blocks, so you can have a more enjoyable life. In the shortest time, you can experience release from a lot of the burden you carry in your mind.

When you see and act on each moment with clarity, you can gain a deeper understanding of your self and your life can change. Your mind, body and soul can act together as one.

“The Beauty of White Tantra Yoga is that it is subtle, it is exalting and it works to gives you the Mastery of Life.” ~ Yogi Bhajan

Friday, June 21

“Light of the Sound Current”

  • Time: 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Taught by: M.S.S Hari Dharam Kaur Khalsa & S.S. Hari Bhajan Kaur Khalsa
  • Description:  One beautiful way to awaken and remember who we are is through sound current: chanting, listening and vibrating with uplifting sound.  In this class, we will share sound current experience with sacred music and divine stories as well as simple practices to take home.

“Simran 101: Overcoming Mental Health and Emotional Struggles”

  • Time: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Taught by: SS Harsimranjeet Singh Khalsa
  • Description:  Delve into the sacred practice of Simran to overcome Anxiety, Depression, Self-Doubt while developing intuition, courage and creating a life of victory!

“Navigating Crisis with Gurbani: Deepen your Silence and Presence”

  • Time: 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
  • Taught by:  SS Rupinder Kaur Khalsa
  • Description:  Discover inner peace amidst crisis with Gurbani’s wisdom. Deepen your silence to expand your presence, find strength, and navigate challenges gracefully. Join us for a profound devotional experience.

Ransabhai Kirtan Program

We also invite you to join all the participants of the event for the all night Ransabhai Kirtan program, which starts at 7pm and ends at Sadhana time on Saturday morning.  This is a continuous kirtan program, chanting hymns of praise, as written in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, the Guru of the Sikhs.  It is a divine, blissful and meditative experience.  You can join for as long as you like and you can choose to stay awake, or to sleep in the beautiful vibration of the sound current of the words of the Guru.



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