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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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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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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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When I moved into the Olive Branch Ashram, I had been to only a few weeks of yoga classes and to a "feast" at Guru Ram Das Ashram in West Hollywood. I had leaped in, without really knowing what I was headed for, knowing somehow this was right for me. To read the prelude to […]

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Well, it’s that time of year again. My youngest daughter, Sat Amrit, is off to India for her last year at Miri Piri Academy. Those who know me well, know that my 5 family members pretty much live in 5 different places. My eldest SKK in North Carolina, AK in Venice Beach, SAK finishing up […]

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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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Please note that if you have any problem viewing these photos try using a different browser. It seems to display better (at least for me) using firefox/mozilla, than with IE.                            Peace Prayer Day started with an outstanding Bhangara performance by the Izzat […]

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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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Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa is one of the original “True Talers” going back to 2002 when we first started writing our stories. Known as the “mother of 3HO,” Shakti is also my very long time friend, neighbor, confidant, support, and constant inspiration for keeping up… I don’t think she has ever missed a day of […]

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I spent almost all of last Saturday scanning old photos. Pictures are fading, albums are falling apart, everyone in my family lives in a different city, and I thought if I scan them in, they’re sure to be preserved and easier accessible for all my family and also for all those interested in the early […]

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