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Espanola, NM August 19, 2011 Today is my 58th birthday. Honestly, the numbers are getting scary.    I started writing this soon after the Siri Singh Sahib died. Finally, I have found the inspiration to complete and I am grateful for the opportunity to share this with everyone.   I remember very clearly the first […]

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Sat Nam. It has been a really long time since I have posted here.  I hope you enjoy this post…. about discovering some "treasures" from Yogi Bhajan while cleaning out my file cabinet.   — SVK  My husband and I are in escrow for a new home, and I’m getting in gear for the move […]

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I guess you could "classify me" as an "old timer" in 3HO. I first began to discover who I really was in the 1960’s. Like most of my generation in the West, I grew up singing the anthems of our time; the anthems of a new awaking consciousness.We were “Uncle John’s Band” (to reference the […]

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For a few years, from 1971 to 1974, I had the blessing to serve as Yogiji’s personal cook at Guru Ram Das Ashram in Los Angeles. This is a short story of an encounter with him one morning while preparing his breakfast. Reaching blindly into the lower right drawer of the refrigerator, my hand seeks […]

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Pioneers, by definition, do not have the luxury of precedence. So in the earliest days of 3HO, the late 60’s and early 70’s of the last century, those of us who studied with YogiJi were featherless harbingers of an era and unwitting co-founders of a family that has not only grown through generations and spread […]

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Who ever could have imagined the destiny of such a humble building? Comfortably squeezed between two duplexes, it had served as a colon hydrotherapy office for some years; now closed down. A storefront with a small residence behind, and an enclosed back yard with a garage on the back alley, its faded yellow entry faced […]

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Over 25 years. That’s how long it took me to put into words the story of this solstice yatra and the events that occurred along the way. Summer Solstice Yatra 1978 Our cars, packed and piled with camping gear, finally pulled away from the curb on Preuss Road. We were off!  It had been a […]

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In the luxury of hindsight I am able to appreciate unfolding and intertwining patterns of experience in my life. Each segment seems to be a prelude and preparation for the next. I am forever fascinated by the great tapestry of which we are all a part. Here’s a bit of what led up to that […]

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When I was a young man, I went to a World’s Fair in Montreal, Canada. The fair seemed to be a representation of everything that was best in the world. It was beautiful. From the exposition, I took away some wonderful impressions, including the motto of the fair, by a French writer: “To be a […]

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One year, and only one year, 1972, Summer Solstice was held in California, in the northern forests of Mendocino County. Even though I had begun practicing Kundalini Yoga a year and a half earlier, this was my very first Summer Solstice. Here are a bunch of photos from then, along with some of my memories. […]

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