The current SDI Board of Directors include:
- Bhai Sahiba, Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, PhD
- Siri Sikdar Sahiba, Sardarni Guru Amrit Kaur Khalsa, MA
- SS Gurumukh Singh Khalsa
- SS Siri Karm Singh Khalsa
- SS Rajveer Singh Khalsa
The current SDI Board of Directors include:
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. She is also a Level 3 certified Kundalini Yoga teacher.
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 Darshan, 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. she is also the author of the newly published Mantra book, Create Inner Peace, Taste of India Volume 1&2, Stories to Win the World, Psyche of the Soul, Psyche of the Golden Shield) and co-author of Victory and Virtue. Bibiji is sought as a public speaker, lecturer and teacher at many seminars worldwide.
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.
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 from June of 2013 through June of 2017, he served as the Chief Financial Officer and 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.
Siri Karm Singh Khalsa is the founder and president of The Boston Language Institute, which since 1981 has provided instruction, translation and interpreting services in over 140 languages to more than 76,000 students and thousands of corporate clients, universities and federal and state agencies. The Institute also offers cross cultural seminars for companies doing business abroad and has trained over 2100 teachers in its world-renowned TEFL Certificate (English teacher training) Program. Lauded by the Wall Street Journal as “one of the better known (such) programs in the country,” hundreds of its graduates form an international teaching community in more than 30 countries around the world, including the United States.
Rajveer Singh Khalsa is a Punjabi Sikh from Singapore who was inspired to practice Sikhi during his teens, when his mother sent him to a Sikh Youth Camp run by Sikh Sewaks Singapore. There he met a GurSikh by the name of Jasmail Singh Ji, who had studied with Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan. At age 19, he started studying Kundalini Yoga and meditation.
Since 2004, Rajveer Singh has been leading Camp Miri Piris around the world (Singapore, USA, Canada, Australia and Malaysia). Since 2008, he and his wife have run Chayo Studio in Malaysia which brings the teachings of Yogi Bhajan to people in that region. He also continues to travel and teach throughout Australia, South-East Asia and the USA.
Rajveer feels totally in his DNA that Siri Singh Sahib Ji blessed him and changed his life powerfully. For this reason, he continues teaching Punjabi Sikh Sangat in South-East Asia and has steadily, through love, inspired many youth and Sangat to Sikhi and to the teachings of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Rajveer is totally Grateful to Guru Ram Das Ji for this blessing.