On behalf of the SSSC and all our affiliated organizations, we share this statement with the Sikh Dharma and Kundalini Yoga community on our continuing work to acknowledge and learn from the various experiences of harm shared by current and former community members, and to heal our global community.
Cold Depression is our single biggest challenge as we enter the Aquarian Age. It affects vitality of spirit and leads us to behave in ways we would not otherwise. As we transition into the Aquarian Age through 2038, it is said that humanity will suffer from a phenomenon called Cold Depression.
What is Cold Depression?
By Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, Oregon, USA
If you practice yoga and live a healthy, happy, and holy lifestyle, you're pretty well covered. Yoga is without doubt the ultimate system for helping you stay balanced and joyful throughout your life. Sure, there are a lot of rules and guidelines, but it all comes down to four things to concentrate on.
By Snatam Kaur
I have been listening to, or reciting Kirtan Sohila my whole life. My first conscious memories of this prayer were when my stepfather, Sat Santokh, would read Kirtan Sohila to me every night before going to sleep when I was in my early teens.
SEVA CORPS was envisioned at Khalsa Council and was born in April 2020 with the purpose of serving those who serve. That is why our motto is Serving Together.
Yogic teachings suggest that women should eat carefully and lightly in order to maintain their emotional and physical balance and well-being. In general, a woman should have two meals a day and two light drinks a day. The first drink begins at breakfast. The first meal can be about four hours later; it should be the largest meal of the day. "Eat to your delight" is the motto at this mid-day meal. But when you are full, stop!
By Deg Ajeet Kaur (Janet Howard)
I keep it moving. Get it done. Onto the next thing. In Kundalini Yoga and meditation, I'm learning the power of stillness. In stillness, the message finds us. The path is revealed. It doesn't feel natural to me. I want to search for, run to and push through for the answers, for the path, for the next thing in my journey. I'm impatient. But lately, it isn't working.
by Rachel Surinderjot Kaur
Dear Kundalini Yoga Teachers,
We know that 2020 and this year have been very challenging. As teachers we have been confronted not only with a pandemic, but also a need to face and process allegations of abuse by Yogi Bhajan. For many, this has meant a deep personal and collective process--a quest for truth, answers, and meaning that requires soul searching, profound thought, and dialogue. This process is ongoing and will probably require years to heal.
By Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa and Dr. Sat-Kaur Khalsa
We are in a time where many of us are experiencing multiple losses: Our daily life as we have known it due to a potentially fatal disease, serious questions about our teacher whether one believes those questions or not, learning about our children’s experience with schooling in India, exposing racial injustices, and other personal losses we may experience during this tumultuous time. Because of these losses, we are individually and collectively experiencing deep and profound grief.