The summer solstice has been a sacred sun celebration for thousands of years. It has served as the motivation for community gathering and an opportunity for deep personal work and celebration.
The summer solstice is also the longest day of the year and the shortest night, signifying the emotional peak of expansiveness and the beginning of growing reflection and contemplation. Given the dramatic pace of life many of us have experienced for the past 6 months, there could not be a more perfect moment to bring together our inner Sat Nam with our outer actions.
To that end, 3Ho Foundation’s three-day eSolstice Summit is bringing together all of the elements you know and love about the in-person Solstice experience: some of the finest teachers of Kundalini Yoga, recipes so you can enjoy the Solstice Diet at home, sacred chant with live meditations, and break-out groups and chat rooms for conversation and community.
The Sikh Dharma International Academy (SDI-A) is offering courses as part of this year’s eSolstice Summit program – view our course offerings and schedule below! We invite you to join us for these free, interactive and experiential courses.
Access to the eSolstice Summit is completely free, although donations are encouraged. A portion of all proceeds will be passed on to causes working hard to tackle food insecurity issues.
Class #1: The Experience of Consciousness: The Mool Mantra and Kaaeeaa(n) Kalab Kriya
Friday, June 19 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (GMT-6)
Instructors: Kirtan Singh Khalsa and Rupinder Kaur Khalsa
This course will include simultaneous English and Spanish instruction!
M.S.S. Kirtan-Singh Khalsa – Chief Operating Officer, Sikh Dharma International
Kirtan-Singh Khalsa has been a Sikh of the Guru and student of Kundalini Yoga since 1977. He has been active in serving the Guru Ram Das Ashram Los Angeles community since 1981. He became a Minister of Sikh Dharma in 1985 and has dedicated a large portion of his life to service of the Guru. He has a deep passion for sharing the Guru’s Teachings and brings his deep knowledge, experience, and wisdom to bear to share generously with all.
S.S. Rupinder Kaur Khalsa – Marketing Assistant, Sikh Dharma International
SS Rupinder Kaur Khalsa is a Level 1&2 Kundalini Yoga Teacher, a Professional Trainer at the KRI Academy and a Sikh Dharma Minister. In 2016, she moved to Ottawa, Canada and currently serves the Sikh community in town.
As a Digital Marketing Specialist, she loves working with female entrepreneurs.
Class #2: Grace Through Humility and Sacrifice
Saturday, June 20 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (GMT-6)
Instructor: Sada Sat Simran Singh Khalsa
Sing the words of the Shabad Guru with Sada Sat Simran Singh (Chardi Kala Jatha) and through stories and discussion, learn how practicing humility and sacrifice serves you the path of Dharma to meet your highest destiny.
S.S. Sada Sat Simran Singh Khalsa – Board Chairman, Sikh Dharma International
Sada Sat Simran was born into a Sikh family in Great Falls Virginia. He has been a member of 3HO since birth and grew up in the community in Northern Virginia. He went to Miri Piri Academy in India at the age of 9 and attended until graduation in 1999.
He has undertaken extensive study of Sikhism, Punjabi, Gurmukhi, Gurbani Kirtan and Sikh lifestyle in Amritsar. He would do Seva in the Amrit Vela at the Siri Harimandir Sahib, the Golden Temple by washing the par karma with the Sangat, making chapatis, and cleaning the inside of the Golden Temple and the Akal Takhat.
As a member of the Chardi Kala Jatha, Sada Sat Simran has had the honor of traveling all over the world to perform music, to teach the ancient musical meditative practice of Gurbani Kirtan and Naad Yoga as well as Kundalini Yoga and Martial Arts. The Chardi Kala Jatha have been blessed to perform kirtan inside the Siri Hari Mandir Sahib, the Golden Temple, in Amritsar many times in the last 16 years.
Class #3: Listening Our Way to Conscious Change: The 8th Pauree of Japji Leads the Way
Sunday, June 21 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (GMT-6)
Instructor: Pritpal Singh Khalsa
Never have we needed to listen more deeply. Our brothers and sisters are crying out. Our leaders are sounding the alarm. The Earth thunders the call. The sky is raining with tears. Our hearts beat out the rhythm to follow. Guru Nanak’s voice leads us into listening deep (Sunniai). And together we emerge with spirit reborn.
S.S. Pritpal Singh Khalsa – Sikh Dharma International Dharmic Education Director
Pritpal Singh has studied Gurbani Kirtan and leads kirtan in communities around the world, having released several recordings of kirtan and mantras. He 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. He is 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 is focused on the development of programs that uplift people with the values of Sikh Dharma – through education, networking, seva and community building. He 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.