- SS Gurujot Kaur Khalsa, Secretary General and CEO
- SS Sat Avtar Kaur Khalsa, CFO
- MSS Kirtan Singh Khalsa, COO
- Dhanwant Kaur Khalsa, Donor Care and Marketplace Manager
- SS Pritpal Singh Khalsa, Director of Dharmic Education
- SS Sada Bahar Kaur Khalsa, Khalsa Council Secretary and Global Leadership & Community Support
- OngKar Kaur Khalsa, Marketing Director
- Guru Amrit Kaur Khalsa, Marketing Assistant
- SS Rupinder Kaur Khalsa, Marketing Assistant
- Guru Jaswant Kaur Khalsa, Accounts Payable Clerk
- SS Sarb Nam Kaur Khalsa, Executive Assistant of the Sikh Dharma Ministry
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.
Sat Avtar Kaur Khalsa was born into a Sikh Dharma family. She spent her childhood in the Brooklyn, New York ashram and at Miri Piri Academy (MPA) in Amritsar, India. She graduated from MPA as an ordained minister of Sikh Dharma and a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher.
She graduated from UCLA in 2006 with a degree in economics and accounting. After college, she returned to MPA to serve as a faculty member for 2 years. In 2008, Sat Avtar returned to the U.S. where she worked as an accountant for Los Angeles County for 8 years and earned her CPA license in 2011.
Sat Avtar Kaur lives in Los Angeles CA with her husband and son. She has been an active member of the Sangat in Los Angeles since she moved there in 2001 at the instruction of the Siri Singh Sahib. Sat Avtar started working for SDI in 2017 and is grateful to bring what she has learned in her career to serve the Dharma.
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 SSSji’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.
Pritpal Singh Khalsa has been a Sikh and a student of the Siri Singh Sahib/Yogi Bhajan since 1972. He has studied Gurbani Kirtan and leads kirtan in communities around the world, having released several recordings of kirtan and mantras. Pritpal Singh is also a KRI-certified Lead Teacher Trainer of Kundalini Yoga and is involved in several Level 1 and Level 2 trainings around the world each year. He is also a Yogic Life Coach and presents workshops on topics such as Meditating on Purpose, Conscious Relationships, Sacred Sound, Emotional Competency and Accessing the Divine Masculine.
Pritpal Singh is focused on the development of programs that uplift people with the virtues and values of Sikh Dharma – through education, networking, seva and community building. Pritpal believes that it is essential to listen deeply to what is needed, envision through cooperation and creativity, and then lead with a strong sense of collaboration and teamwork to deliver positive world-wide impact.
Sada Bahar Kaur Khalsa is both Khalsa Council Secretary and Director of Global Leadership & Community Support, and has been working with SDI since November 2013. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Sada Bahar Kaur practiced as an Acupuncturist, taught Kundalini Yoga and served as Gurdwara Secretary at Raj Yog Nivas / Yoga West. She served at Miri Piri Academy in Amritsar, India for three years and is an ordained Sikh Dharma Minister. Sada Bahar Kaur has completed a Chaplaincy Residency at CPMC hospital in San Francisco CA.
Sada Bahar Kaur and her husband, Mahan Atma Singh, moved to Espanola, NM in 2014 and she loves the unusual combination of a thriving Sangat along with the beauty and slow pace of a small town. Sada Bahar Kaur is honored by this opportunity to bring all she has learned in order to serve the Dharma through SDI.
At an early age of 5, OngKar 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 35 years and is the proud mother of 2 grown sons who are graduates of Miri Piri Academy.
OngKar joined SDI in May of 2012.
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.
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.
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.
Sarb Nam Kaur Khalsa supports the Sikh Dharma Ministry as the Executive Assistant to the Office of the Secretary of Religion, managing the administrative duties of the global Sikh Dharma Ministry. She also serves as the Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter Editor and Ministry Webmaster (www.sdministry.org) .
Sarb Nam Kaur took Sikh Dharma Minister vows in June 2004. She first met the Siri Singh Sahib (Yogi Bhajan) in 1980 in Los Angeles, California, where she attended gurdwara and classes at Guru Ram Das Ashram. In 1995, Sarb Nam Kaur moved with her husband, Aradhana Singh and son, Fateh Singh to the Hacienda de Guru Ram Das Sangat in New Mexico. She has worked for many of the Dharmic entities, including 3HO/Women’s Camp and KRI/The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings.
She is a member of the International Khalsa Council and has served as the Khalsa Council Recording Secretary since 2001. She works in her local community as a youth mentor with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and has worked on the ashram security team and served on the staff of the New Mexico State Legislature from 2011-2015.