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A Tribute to Holy Kaur

fromĀ Jai Kartar Kaur and Hari Charn Kaur Khalsa

Holy Kaur Khalsa, a dedicated student of Yogi Bhajan and Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Trainer, lived and served in Portland, Oregon, from the late seventies. She left her body sweetly and divinely on September 26, 2013 in the company of her beloved family: her husband Hari Dass, sons Har Rai, Guru Amrit and Hari Amrit, daughter-in-law Amrita, and her brother and sister-in-law. This tribute is for those who loved her and those who will only know her through her living legacy.


Holy Kaur was a person of grace, power and presence. She lived a life of deep devotion to God and Guru, the Siri Singh Sahib, family and sangat, students and clients, friends and loved ones, which includes everyone she met. Holy Kaur lived like the hand of the Divine working in the world, serving as a healer and Minister in Sikh Dharma. It was not unusual for her to put aside her own life to travel to care for someone in crisis or invite them into her home. With generosity, humility, and sensitivity, she answered the call to serve the One in the many, sometimes with a light touch of reassurance, other times taking firm hold in a challenging situation.

Holy Kaur was a brilliant light, and what she radiated was Love. Her beautiful heart was open and welcoming, and we were all drawn to its nectar, not just those blessed to know her, but strangers in airports and small children. The most common comment on student evaluations of Holy Kaur in Teacher Training was that they wished they had more time with her. We all do. Her love lives on and expands as it is carried in so many hearts.

Because of who she was and how much she cared, Holy Kaur excelled in all she did. She received recognition as a student earning her Masters in Spiritual Psychology at Santa Monica College. She impacted generations of students in the Northwest Teacher Training and classes at Summer Solstice, not only with her command of information but also her commitment to the individual. The basis of her success as a business and life coach is embodied in the message of her business name: LifeWorks Unlimited. Whether creating a curriculum or ironing a chuni, she delivered excellence because the elevation of her Being required it.

From early childhood until her last breath, the magnificent Spirit that is Holy Kaur was her lodestone. She followed an inner call that was always present, flourished when she met Yogi Bhajan, and matured in her years of practice and serving the world. Her vast and beautiful Spirit has returned to God to join with Guru Ram Das and the Siri Singh Sahib in blessing us all. She truly lived her name: she is Holy Kaur and she is divine.