• SS Prem Kaur Espinosa , CEO and Secretary General
  • MSS Kirtan Singh Khalsa, COO
  • Guru Jaswant Kaur Khalsa, CFO
  • OngKar Kaur Khalsa, Marketing Director
  • Guru Amrit Kaur Khalsa, Dharmic Education Coordinator and Executive Assistant of the Sikh Dharma Ministry
  • SS Rupinder Kaur Khalsa, Marketing Assistant
  • Sat Jiwan Kaur Khalsa Setzler, Product Sales & Development Coordinator
  • Sat Nam Kaur Velasco, Khalsa Council Administrative Assistant

With a Swedish mother and a Mexican father, I am both an American and European citizen.  I have been part of our Sikh Dharma/3HO community since 1984 and have a long history of serving our Dharma in various capacities beginning in 1986.

Over the years, I have lived in Los Angeles, Espanola, Mexico and India (at Miri Piri Academy).  Since 2020, my family and I have been living in Spain.  I speak seven languages and have worked in my life to develop multi-cultural and multi-generational relationships.

I care deeply about our Dharmic Teachings and my hope and prayer is to bring the Mission and Spirit of our Dharma to our international community.

As a multicultural and multilingual person, who also sits on the 3HO Europe board, I am grateful to have the opportunity to share my passion of networking and community building.

I was blessed to find the Guru in August of 1977 at the Golden Temple Conscious Cookery in Reno, Nevada where I was studying music at the University. After taking a few Kundalini Yoga classes I attended morning Sadhana at the local ashram which changed my life. Reading the Japji Sahib English translation while it was being read in Gurumukhi opened my mind and consciousness to the vast expanse of Guru Nanak’s universe and universal language of the soul. I fell in love.

I’ve been love crazy ever since, thanks to Guru’s protection, guidance and a lot of gentle to rough pushing, shoving and cajoling by the Siri Singh Sahib Ji (and the Guru) who entrusted me with serving Guru Ram Das Ashram in Los Angeles (where I moved in 1981) as the Secretary of Gurdwara beginning in 1985. I had the privilege for decades of being a part of the Siri Singh Sahib’s welcoming and hospitality team in Los Angeles which allowed me to meet and serve, along with my wife of 35 years Siri Bhrosa Kaur, countless of Siri Singh Sahib Ji’s and our Dharma’s guests from India and abroad.

My professional career has centered around sales and marketing and along the way I worked for a couple of our Golden Temple Restaurants, Golden Temple’s Food Brokerage Company SGN, Sunshine Oils and Yogi Tea.

I had the privilege of serving for more than ten years on the Sikh Dharma International Board of Directors, seven years as its Chair and served for six years on the Yogi Tea Board, including four years as the Chair.

I’m grateful to now be part of this great SDI team (since January, 2019) as COO and Funds Development Director and welcome all input, suggestions and ideas about how we may serve you and serve with you to continue to bring to the world this bounty of Sikh Dharma and the love of Guru that Siri Singh Sahib ji shared with us so passionately.

Guru Jaswant Kaur was raised in the Sikh community in Espanola, New Mexico, but as of this year she has lived more than half of her life in Asia! Beginning with boarding school in India and then living and working in Singapore and Malaysia for the past 13 years, Guru Jaswant has been an international Sikh sevadar and community leader for many years. She participates in regular Camp Miri Piri Sikh youth programs in Singapore and Malaysia, and is a member of the sevadar youth groups in those two countries.

Raised in Sikh Dharma, she studied with the Siri Singh Sahib and firmly established the ethics of simran, seva, bana and bani into her personal lifestyle. She also teaches yoga regularly and participates in training new teachers in Southeast Asia. She is happy to be a part of the international team and working with SDI.

OngKar Kaur grew up in the Sikh Dharma/3HO community after her parents met Yogi Bhajan (the Siri Singh Sahib) in 1969.  She and her husband lived in the Virginia Sangat for 34 years, where they raised their two sons.  OngKar began working for SDI in 2015 as Program Director and currently is the Marketing Director.  She is grateful for the blessing of having the Siri Singh Sahib as her Spiritual Teacher and to share his teachings and the teachings of the Gurus to inspire humanity.

Guru Amrit Kaur Khalsa serves as a Marketing Assistant at SDI. She is also currently a Public Affairs Coordinator with Sikh Dharma of Virginia.  She is a part of the Herndon, Virginia sangat and serves as the Executive Secretary of the Administrative Council of the community.

Guru Amrit attended Miri Piri Academy for three years, and then completed high school in Catholic School.  She obtained her undergraduate degree in journalism from Ohio University in 2011, then went on to obtain a master’s degree from American University in international affairs (with a concentration in South Asian history and politics).

She served as a Foreign Affairs Officer (Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs) at the U.S. Department of State from 2016-2018.

Guru Amrit is passionate about the work she does for Sikh Dharma, as well as interfaith collaboration. She previously served as a fellow with Interfaith Youth Core (2011) and served as an organizer of the 2018 “Reimagining Interfaith” conference in Washington, D.C. She completed intensive advocacy training with the Sikh Coalition in 2018.

Guru Amrit is happily married to Gurvinderpal Singh.

Guru Amrit joined SDI in January of 2018. She feels it is an absolute honor to be working for SDI, and draws upliftment and inspiration from her work sharing teachings from Sikh Dharma and the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan every day.

SS Rupinder Kaur Khalsa is blessed to serve as a Marketing Assistant at SDI. Among her tasks, are Translations coordination and Social Media management.

She completed her Business and Marketing studies in 2013, and served as the Executive Director for Woman of Light Foundation in Chile.

She has been a Sikh Dharma representative in several Interfaith collaboration meetings, and she is passionate to be working to Stop Violence Against Women and rising Mental Health Awareness in her community.

In 2016, she moved to Ottawa, Canada and currently serves the Sikh community in town.

Rupinder and her husband Dr. SS Harsimranjeet Singh Khalsa, ND are both dog-lovers! they have two lovely puppies: Haru and Pumpkin.

I was born and raised in the Monterey Bay Area in California. My family and I would come out to New Mexico most summers for Summer Solstice. I attended Miri Piri Academy for the school year 1999-2000, which brought me to moving to Espanola, New Mexico in the summer of 2003.

I worked for Akal Security for 15 years as Accounts Payable, Payroll, and then into a Payroll Supervisor position.

I became a mom in 2018 to a wonderfully energetic little girl. I recently married in December 2023 to a very supportive, kind man, that I took his name and made mine even longer. 

I’ve been working with Sikh Dharma in the products area since the end of 2022.

Sat Nam Kaur belongs to the second-generation Kundalini Yoga world community. She has lived in Mexico and Brazil and she also spent a year in Española NM where she had the honor of serving the Siri Singh Sahib through Morning Breakfast Prep Seva.

Sat Nam Kaur is a licensed Kundalini Yoga Teacher since 1997. Recently in 2023 she took the leading role as CEO of the Kundalini Yoga Center in Guadalajara, MEXICO, since lead trainer and Senior representative Gian Kaur’s passing. She is now in charge of the Teacher Training Programs along with the team that was trained over the years by Gian Kaur herself.
Sat Nam Kaur has collaborated in the last 20 years in organizing the White Tantric Yoga in Guadalajara, and in 2017 she coordinated the event as lead manager. She feels very fortunate to attend to the calling of the Teachings as a strategic support in the growth of the yogic community in her hometown of Guadalajara.

Sat Nam Kaur is Mexican/Brazilian and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English. She is mother of two beautiful children, an entrepreneur since 2012 and she is passionate about collaborating with visionary people that seek mutual growth and understand the importance of unity among other human beings.