The Yogi Bhajan
The Teacher and The Teachings Cannot Be Separated
Our SSSC Board election has been delayed 3 times and hundreds of new voter applications have been discredited by those currently in power. The foundation of 3HO, Kundalini Yoga, KRI, and Sikh Dharma have been seriously undermined by the SSSC Board majority. The richness of our teachings and three days of White Tantric Yoga at Solstices and Yoga Festivals, Yogi Bhajan’s inspiration, and the vibration of Khalsa – are all at risk.
We feel the light within, often for the first time in our lives.
We love the richness and completeness of our path.
The current leadership is systematically diluting
the teachings for mass appeal and profit.
We will preserve the teachings given
by Yogi Bhajan – a path of commitment and depth,
as opposed to the superficial path KRI and 3HO have established.
We are committed to a safe environment for everyone who participates in
Kundalini Yoga and stand against abuse of any kind.
“ 3HO shall be the most important legacy on this planet for the Age of Aquarius. Sooner or later people will experience a tremendous amount of emptiness which always brings a void. Then people will want to find a place where they can be healthy, happy, and holy … Today anywhere you go you will find that this is a living legacy which i s not only for now, not only for the next one hundred years, but for the coming two thousand years, when mankind will find shelter in the 3HO way of life ”.
–Yogi Bhajan, January 5, 1994
M. S. S. Livtar Singh Khalsa
I am part of a slate of Pro-Yogi Bhajan candidates committed to preserving the reputation and teachings of our Teacher, the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan. I have been a Sikh Dharma minister for 45 years and a Level 1 Kundalini Yoga teacher, grandfathered in from the beginning. READ MORE
I’ve served on the Khalsa Council for several decades and owned e-commerce businesses. I’ve taught Kundalini Yoga and Dharmic teachings since the 1970s in the Southeastern US and all around the world. In addition to being head of the Atlanta Ashram, I traveled with Siri Singh Sahib ji in the Southeastern US and Caribbean for many years. At Winter and Summer Solstices I was the leader of the Sound Missal.
As a member of the SSSC Board, my focus would be on how to improve our organizations and community and serve more effectively. As board members and spiritual leaders, we must set boundaries for conscious communication and respect differing opinions.
The three greatest challenges facing the SSSC Board, our umbrella organizations, and our spiritual community at this time are:
1. restoring the Siri Singh Sahib’s honor and public reputation.
2. sharing the totality of the Siri Singh Sahib’s teachings in purity as he taught them.
3. ensuring a successful future for Miri Piri Academy
4. maintaining a strong relationship with the global Sikh and Kundalini Yoga communities
As a Board Trustee, I believe it’s imperative to rebuild community trust and improve the relationship with our global community by being as transparent as possible. We need keep the Sangat and community apprised of our activities on the Board in a timely manner, and encourage more diversity, equity, and inclusion by inviting more international representation and mentoring future leaders. And to succeed in all that, we need to create a common consensus among the board members to best serve our organizations, spiritual community, and the Siri Singh Sahib’s legacy.
S. S. Siri Mukta Singh Khalsa
I am called to serve the mission Yogi Bhajan brought to the West as one of the Pro-Yogi Bhajan candidates committed to preserving the reputation and teachings of our Teacher, the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan. The SSSC Board sets the future direction of this Dharma. I believe in transparency, and I would like to have much more open participation between our global community and the SSSC. My touchstone is always the Siri Guru Granth Sahib and all my decisions are made with that in mind. READ MORE
I have been in 3HO/Sikh Dharma for 48 years and a Sikh Dharma minister for 39 years. I became a KRI Level 1 Certified Teacher while Yogi Bhajan was leading the training himself. I was Yogi Bhajan’s personal assistant for 13 years, traveling the world with him and serving his needs and the needs of his staff. It was an invaluable experience I will cherish the rest of my life. Over the years, I have served in many capacities in the different ashrams I’ve lived in, including Executive Secretary in the Boulder Ashram.
Through my experiences teaching Kundalini Yoga, I am in close contact with our international Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma communities. My goal is to preserve the teachings of Yogi Bhajan for their benefit and for our generations. Using Zoom as a platform to connect these past few years has been invaluable in getting to know even more people in our global community.
I believe in the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and have incorporated these practices throughout my interactions with the sangat over the years. I would like to see more diversity within the SSSC board, and more international representation. I would like to mentor younger men and women in becoming future leaders. I would like to see the most qualified people serve on the SSSC Board and lead the organizations the SSSC oversees.
S. S. Guru Shabad Singh Khalsa
I am committed to preserving the reputation and teachings of our Teacher, the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan. I have been in 3HO/Sikh Dharma for 45 years and a Sikh Dharma minister for over 30 years. I became a KRI Level 1 Certified Teacher in 1997. READ MORE
It was my honor to be Lead Musician for many of Yogi Bhajan’s classes, a regular musician in Gurdwara, and a host for public Kirtan courses. While I am mostly known as a musician, I also founded and ran a very successful natural foods business under the Wheatstone Brand. I am an experienced businessman and financial advisor, and will bring a sound approach to the running of our organizations. I also have 10 years of experience on the Management Team for Golden Temple, Inc. I believe in the importance of living and leading from the heart.
My duty and responsibility on the SSSC Board would be to uphold the Mission envisioned by the Siri Singh Sahib. I stand firm on maintaining confidentiality. I understand the spirit and letter of confidentiality policies and have the discretion and self-discipline to follow them. That said, I would encourage transparency and dialogue between the Sangat and the SSSC Board and would avoid actions that could be perceived as being driven by personal self-interests.
I’ve always practiced and advocated for diversity, equity, and inclusion in my personal and professional life. I would incorporate those ideals by speaking on their behalf as a Board Trustee. I would support these ideals, and vote to expand diversity in all our organizations.
We will work together to negotiate through the divisions in our community (reflected in our current Board membership). I believe there is a way through every block. Together we will be guided to serve in the best interests of our Dharma and secure a bright future.
S.S. Avtar Singh Khalsa
I am part of a block of Pro-Yogi Bhajan candidates committed to preserving the legacy of our Teacher, the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan. I have been in 3HO/Sikh Dharma 46 years; 25 years as a Sikh Dharma Minister and a KRI Level 1 Teacher since 1995. Sikh Dharma and seva have been the focus of my life. READ MORE
I’ve served our community businesses and maintenance of the L.A. Dharmic properties. I managed the lungar program at Guru Ram Das Ashram for 13 years. At Yoga West, I was Assistant Director for 12 years. My board experience in Los Angeles includes the Administrative Council for 6 years and the Executive Council for 3 years.
The teachings delivered to us by the Siri Singh Sahib have been the greatest blessing of my life. I feel compelled to make sure they are preserved in their full depth and integrity and ensure they are accessible to all, now and in Aquarian Age.
My responsibility on the SSSC board is to find answers to the problems 3HO and Sikh Dharma are currently facing. There needs to be a two-way flow of information between the SSSC board and our communities about issues important to them. Every effort should be made to be transparent and share information in a timely manner. Transparency builds trust.
I have worked with people of all ages, gender, ethnicities, and social classes, both within 3HO and Sikh Dharma, and in my professional world. Our doors should be open to everyone. Those who have the commitment and ability to promote the values and principles of Sikh Dharma and 3HO should be welcomed, encouraged, and mentored into future leadership.
Our greatest asset in serving humanity is the depth and breadth of the teachings the Siri Singh Sahib gave us. At this moment our greatest challenge is maintaining the integrity of those teachings. We need to reopen our school, Miri Piri Academy, and look for ways to give our global youth a voice and an opportunity to serve the Dharma and our Kundalini Yoga community. I look forward to serving the worldwide sangat of students, teachers and ministers as a member of the SSSC Board.
S. S. Mukia Jethedar Amrit Singh Khalsa
I am one of the Pro-Yogi Bhajan candidates committed to preserving the reputation and teachings of our Teacher. I have been in 3HO/Sikh Dharma for 47 years; 9 years as a Sikh Minister. Serving as a member of the SSSC Board for 7 years and Chairing the SSSC Finances Committee gave me a wealth of incalculable experience. I was honored to serve the Siri Singh Sahib for two decades and was a member of his personal security team. READ MORE
I was a team member for 8 years in Akal Management’s Finance Department. As an Akal Global Board member, I participated in the ground floor discussions for the creation of new business ventures and revenue streams. A former SSSC Board member, I know that what we do can be done better. I feel especially called to serve on this team of highly skilled and passionate candidates, all of whom are openly committed to preserving the reputation, legacy, and vision of the Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan. The unity, mutual respect, and talent of this collective group will allow us to serve with the best results.
I’ve been Head Jethedar of the Espanola Sangat for 37 years, and a Board Member and Chair of HGRD Corp which guides the Espanola community, and a Property Manager for the Legacy of Yogi Foundation since 2013. I am one of the principal architects of the Hacienda de Guru Ram Das Corporation, which is anchored in the Guru’s Seva and is totally inclusive of all, equitable, transparent, and accountable to the community. These principles are not choices to be made; they are mandates to be adhered to.
We’ve been blessed with an intricate and amazing scenario to play out at these challenging times in our community. Trust is earned, not bestowed. The actions of the SSSC board, by the Grace of Guru Ram Das, will earn both trust and transparency, and healing will follow. We are ALL moving forward together.
I am running as an independent candidate and am also committed to preserving the reputation and teachings of our Teacher, the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan. My experience of the Siri Singh Sahib as a teacher is that he walked his talk. My experience of his teachings is that they have brought the best out of me as a person. READ MORE
I’ve been in 3HO/Sikh Dharma for 45 years and I’ve been a Sikh Dharma Minister for 30 years. In 1997 I became a KRI Level I certified teacher and in 2018 a Level II certified teacher. I became a KRI Level I Teacher Trainer in 2015. I have shared our spiritual technology and lifestyle for decades to students and audiences in many corners of the globe. I understand the needs and perceptions of our sangats, especially those outside the US. Most of my time these days is spent promoting the Khalsa ideal, having authored the book “Khalsa Consciousness” which has been translated into multiple languages.
I was a practicing Attorney for almost 40 years in Criminal Appellate Law, as well as Tax and Estate Planning. I was intimately involved in the successful prosecution of the corruption lawsuit against the UI Board and subsequently sat on the first SSSC Board of Directors. As such, I have first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of the Board, and the personal makeup of many current Board members. My understanding of the role of the SSSC Board is to uphold the Mission as envisioned by the Siri Singh Sahib. Therefore, I foresee the SSSC Board making decisions aligned with his mission and guided by the Siri Guru Granth Sahib.
I have always advocated for diversity, equity, and inclusion in my personal and professional life. I would incorporate those ideals by continuing to speak on their behalf as a Board Trustee and supporting motions to advance these goals. I believe I have the professional experience (law, finance, counseling) and the necessary diplomatic and interpersonal skills, to help bring the goals of the Siri Singh Sahib’s mission to fruition.
S.S. Guru Sangat Singh
I am running to be re-elected as an independent candidate. I’ve been involved in 3HO/Sikh Dharma for 50 years; 44 of them as a Sikh Dharma Minister. My experience of the Siri Singh Sahib and his teachings has always been completely positive. The Siri Singh Sahib was and remains my teacher. With tremendous compassion, he taught and counseled me through decades of long processes during which I had many incredible and deep experiences. He covered for me many, many times and cared for my wife and two children the same way. A few words cannot express the immensity of all that he gave and sacrificed or the gratitude I feel toward him. READ MORE
I am a current member of the SSSC Board, the Sikh Dharma of VA Admin Council, and the President of the Sikh Dharma of Virginia, Inc. Board. I am a Khalsa Council Member, Manager of Raj Khalsa Gurdwara since 2010, and also a KIIT Board member for about 3 years.
Serving on the SSSC Board is a wonderful way to serve humanity, the mission, and God and Guru. I care a lot about where this is all headed. I have a perspective and vision not always represented by the other members, that’s why I’m running to be re-elected. I would like to continue to contribute and share that perspective and vision at the SSSC board level.
From my experience sitting on the SSSC board, there are many challenges we face:
S.S. Haridass Kaur
I am running as an independent candidate and I honor the precious teachings Yogi Bhajan gave us. I began in 3HO/Sikh Dharma in 2006, and became a Sikh minister in 2012. I am a KRI Mentoring Lead and Level 1, 2, and 3 Teacher Trainer. READ MORE
I earn my livelihood teaching Kundalini Yoga and in Jewelry Sales. I’ve been a manager at 3HO Solstices and have served on the KRI Board of Directors over 7 years. In LA, I’ve been the Baisakhi Seva Coordinator for our annual Baisakhi Gurdwaras.
When I first saw the Siri Singh Sahib’s image, I knew he was my teacher. I’ve been to the Golden Temple, Goindwal Sahib, Bangla Sahib, and Anandpur Sahib, and bowed my head to the Guru. I am a young Asian person who wishes to answer the call to serve God and Guru. I am committed to securing the Teachings as taught by Yogi Bhajan into the future.
The SSSC Board is charged with the mission of honoring and preserving the Teachings of Yogi Bhajan and ensuring his legacy lives on in its original form. As Board members, we are the stewards and caretakers of that. I also believe we need more community dialogue so people feel heard and can share their thoughts and opinions. I’d like to schedule monthly gatherings and have more in-depth conversations. As an Asian woman and person of color, I am aware of diversity and inclusion with my peers and colleagues. I believe my presence will help increase the sensitivity of our board members. We need to expand and have more diversity and inclusion.
Intolerance is one of our main issues. We are divided and are fighting viciously. We need to be an example of leadership to resolve our divisiveness. People out there just want to practice yoga. Inclusivity is rampant—but Kundalini Yoga has mostly been available for the wealthy, mostly white women; this is not what these teachings are about. We can change this by changing our attitudes and empowering others. By serving communities that really need it. By reaching out to new younger populations that have different needs. By including more diverse groups so we can change the optics of how we are perceived publicly.
The Yogi Bhajan Legacy Group