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May 2010 Newsletter

Library of Teachings - Everyday Grace - Yogic Recipe of the Month - Photo Archive - Source Specials



Sat Nam and Greetings from New Mexico!

In the United States, we celebrate two occasions in May, which are very much in alignment with Yogi Bhajan’s teachings: Mother’s Day and Teacher’s Day. Yogi Bhajan tells this short story about Gandhi and his mother as the first teacher:

“Once somebody asked Gandhi, ‘What made you Mahatma?’ Maha Atma means great soul.

He said, ‘My mother.’

And the guy said, ‘Well, you must have had a special mother?’

He said, ‘She was not a special mother, she was just a mother.’

And the person asked him, ‘What do you mean that you had just a mother?’

He said, ‘She showed me all the pros and con in life, and stood by me when I was playing with the life; and she told me how to play with life. Now I have a confidence in my soul that I can play with my life.”
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, May 19, 1975

If you are thinking about becoming a teacher, please come and share with us in the experience of Immersion, our 27-day course in beautiful New Mexico this summer. Sign up for the Foundations: Immersion Course, August 7th through September 2nd, today! This is KRIs Aquarian Teacher International Teacher Training Level One course in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®. I really look forward to it every summer. Students come from all over the world, and it is great fun for me to get to know everyone personally during the training. Visit for more information.

With Spring here, it is natural to think about renewing yourself. If you are already a Level One Certified Instructor, consider coming to our Transformation Level Two: Lifecycles and Lifecycles course. Spend the week with us at Hacienda de Guru Ram Das this summer and revitalize yourself. Shanti Shanti Kaur, Guru Sangat Kaur of Brazil, Sadhana Singh of Italy, Gurucharan Singh and I will present the Lifecycles and Lifestyles module June 27th to July 3 rd. The module has been recently revised and expanded. The kriyas, processes and lectures by Yogi Bhajan are magnificent, and it is just what we all need to navigate through all the stages of life. For more information see,

We have posted the summaries of our finances in 2009 here. You will find the overall report for KRI and one specifically for the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings. Thank you so much for your generous support last year! This month we’re asking for your help with our Spring Pledge Drive. Please become a subscribing member today at

We have recognized at KRI that there are many out of print collections of lectures and useful manuals. We are dedicated to making them available again. Here is another out of print book of lectures from Yogi Bhajan called “Under the Blue Skies” I really enjoyed reading these lectures again!

Blessing to all the Mothers and Teachers on this planet!

Kind regards,

Nirvair Singh Khalsa
CEO Kundalini Research Institute




News from The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings


The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings Spring Pledge Drive

“The purpose of life is to do something that will live forever.” –Yogi Bhajan

Every mother hopes that her child will become a gift to the world, a blessing for the future. Her child is her legacy.

“I believe it takes only one woman and one birth to change the whole planet. All it takes is one woman to create one consciousness equal to Guru Nanak or Christ or Buddha. Guru Nanak came out of a woman. Jesus came out of Mary; Krishna, Buddha, everybody, including me, came out of a woman. Therefore, I honestly believe that it is the glory of the woman that spreads the light on this earth.” –Yogi Bhajan

In the same way, The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings is our glory, our light, and our collective legacy that we share with the world. Contribute to something that will live forever—donate to The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings and help us plant the seeds of tomorrow—today!

Preserve these teachings for the future with your gift of $11 a month or more—or make a one-time gift today, in honor of your mother. Monthly donors receive an e-mail each month with a link to our newest Yogi Bhajan online video. Our goal is to reach $15,000 and 40 new monthly donors by the end of May. Make a difference and donate today!

The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings would like to honor the following donors:

In Memoriam: Catherine Guzzo, in memory of Margaret Steward, a student and teacher who served the Florida Sangat for many years. She will be missed. And Michele Cocco, in memory of Siri Brahma, beloved husband of Siri Neel Kaur Khalsa, and devoted student of the Sufi path. He will be missed.

And the extraordinary generosity of our returning donors:

Meher Singh/Michael Hoffman, Miami Beach, Florida
Soram Singh and Kulwant Kaur Khalsa, Los Angeles, California
Ravi Nam Kaur, Italy
Hari Datti Kaur, Cityoga, Indianapolis, Indiana

And our newest Stars! include:
Hari Charn Kaur Khalsa, Espanola, New Mexico and Angel Alberto Lopez Rabada

And other one-time donors this month:
Rainer Perry, New York, New York
Naoko Nose/Satpreet, Japan
Kristina Orn
Elizabeth Brooke Dunn, San Francisco, California
Jeannette Aguilar, Los Angeles, California
Thalia Komninos, Stamford, Connecticut
Toni Sihvonen, Finland
Erika Fretze, Reno, Nevada
Lorene Muse, Byhalia, Mississippi
Julia Godden
Ulrike Rumpenhorst
Suzanne Swift


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New for Women!
Everyday Grace: The Art of Being a Woman


Available June 2010

Everyday grace must be your reality—your norm.
                                                        —Yogi Bhajan

Every woman has within her an inner grace—an everyday grace. Combining personal experiences with the Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, Everyday Grace explores a woman’s path toward her highest identity—the Grace of God—with an authentic, contemporary voice. Sometimes humorous, sometimes edgy, Sat Purkh brings these ancient teachings to life, making them more approachable to the modern woman’s experience.

Page through this sample chapter, The Art of Living: Aging Gracefully, which was inspired by the Lifestyles and Lifecycles teachings; Yogi Bhajan taught women to be in the flow of life and that life, itself, was a ‘flow of love’. Everyday Grace—your introduction to the women’s teachings of Yogi Bhajan and the Grace of God within.


Praise for Everyday Grace:

Everyday Grace is an inspirational exploration of being a woman and a witness to a dynamic woman’s personal awakenings. The Grace Notes are valuable tools that provide ways for women to embrace grace, courage, strength and divinity—anytime, anywhere.”
                                                                                  –Bhajan Kaur, CEO, 3HO Foundation

This book is filled with wise and practical insights for cultivating inner grace. Turn to any page and you will find an exercise or a lesson in how we can become more mindful and in tune with our own inner light. For those whose everday lives feel increasingly out of balance, the lessons here offer a path back to equanimity; a reminder that peace and harmony is an inside job.”
                                                           –Jodi O’Brien, Professor of Sociology, Seattle University

Everday Grace is a perfect companion to any women’s yoga course. I only wish Sat Purkh had been around to translate these teachings thirty hears ago!” –Sarb Jit Kaur, Aquarian Trainer Academy


Sat Purkh Kaur Khalsa is a writer, editor, poet, singer, songwriter—and a pretty good cook, too. A certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor and a trainer in the Aquarian Trainer academy, she serves as Editor and Creative Director for the Kundalini Research Institute. She regularly writes for KRIs “I Am A Woman” Blog: and has two albums of sacred music: Beautiful Day: The Aquarian Sadhana and Nectar of the Name. She lives with her two cats, Fatty and Slim, and her two dogs, Vinnie and Lily—and stacks and stacks of books.

Nothing should shake you from the awakening art that is within you:
the art of being a woman.
—Yogi Bhajan



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Yogic Recipe of the Month



Recipe for May (Every May!)

Spring is often a time of cleansing and processing, which in turn makes one more vulnerable to colds and flu. Here’s a reminder from Gurusahay Singh Khalsa, D.C., about a remedy Yogi Bhajan taught exclusively for the month of May.

Yogi Bhajan’s May Clove Recipe
For the month of May ONLY

Take a handful of cloves and soak them in room temperature water overnight—no need to boil. First thing in the morning, when you brush your teeth, take 3-4 tablespoons of the clover water (not more then 5—don't overdo it).

“It will save you from a lot of viral diseases. The month of May breeds viruses. Your ears, nose and throat will be all right. Symptoms will almost not appear. If you do it every year, you will never fall apart.” –Yogi Bhajan

Medical Disclaimer: This information comes from ancient yogic traditions. Nothing should be construed as medical advice. Any recipes mentioned herein may contain potent herbs, botanicals and naturally occurring ingredients which have traditionally been used to support the structure and function of the human body. Always check with your personal physician or licensed health care practitioner before making any significant modification in your diet or lifestyle, to insure that the ingredients or lifestyle changes are appropriate for your personal health condition and consistent with any medication you may be taking.



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The Yogi Bhajan Photo Archive Project

Enjoy our featured Image of the Month! Receive amazing deals on this photograph of Yogi Bhajan. This image is discounted up to 50% off!



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Remember our goal is to receive $100,000 for this project in 2010. You can either contribute by purchasing any size print or you can donate directly at

We want to extend our gratitude for all those who contributed to the The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings Photo Archive Project.

With love and Gratitude,
Gurudarshan Khalsa
Yogi Bhajan Photo Archives

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The Source



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    Exploring the Breath Technology of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan

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    Kundalini Yoga Manual

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