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  Sardar Singh Khalsa of Oslo, Norway passed into the light on December 1, 2007. His friend, Gurudass Singh, wrote this loving tribute to him a couple of days later. (If you have any photos of Sardar Singh please contact us. We would love to post them.) I met Sardar Singh in Amsterdam in the […]

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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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It was 1974. Guruka Kaur and I had recently arrived in Columbus Ohio from Brooklyn, New York to serve as the ashram directors here. The ashram was a beautiful old Victorian house near the OSU campus. It had solid copper gutters and a slate roof. There were still gas lines in the walls from the […]

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The first akhand path (nonstop reading aloud of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, from start to finish) at Guru Ram Das Ashram in Los Angeles was held some time in 1972, and akhand paths have continued, every single week since then. For the first few months, at Yogiji’s instruction, each person signed up for 2-1/2 […]

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It’s your eyes that are with me, Babaji; those deep, fiery, dark and passion-filled, or depending on your mood; merry and dancing eyes, that bore through me and touched my soul when first we meet.  I am another shell-shocked refugee of the mighty 8.1 earthquake that rocked El Distrito Federal who end up on your […]

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I wrote this on October 30, 2004 in Bologna, Italy the day before I facilitated White Tantric Yoga for the first time after the Siri Singh Sahib left his physical body. It might have seemed that we didn’t see each other often, but actually as I went about visiting our communities throughout the world I […]

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Bhai Sahib Dyal Singh December 31, 1955-September 22, 1975 I’m going to tell you a little bit about Bhai Sahib Dyal Singh. I hope that I can give to all of you – those who knew him personally and those who never met him – the feeling and understanding of just how very special he […]

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I wrote this poem in June 2005, after a visit with Sat Dharam Kaur, who was spending her final days at home with her family. A few days later she passed away. We will probably have more writings on Sat Dharam Kaur and other beloved souls who have touched our lives and gone. Oxygen wheezes […]

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This piece was written almost four months after Siri Singh Sahib Ji passed away. I was very much feeling the loss that day and still struggled with the flood of emotion I knew would come if I allowed the tears flow.      January 31, 2005 “How long do you think it’s going to take? […]

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