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Sat Nam. Greetings from New Mexico! A significant Winter Solstice (12/21/12) is happening this month. Many people believe it is the beginning of the new cycle in the Mayan Calendar. On November 11, 1991, Yogi Bhajan gave a valuable insight into this time we are living:

“Aquarian age has set in. Piscean age is, I want to know. Aquarian age is, I know it all, I will serve. Piscean age is learn, pay your Karma; Aquarian is, I am the Karma, no payment. Now, you are not going to fit in, in that, that is the tragedy, you can swim a lake, but now you are in the ocean. Action and reaction now will be simultaneous. If somebody now tells you wake up, it is a waste of time. The only thing one can say is, ‘are you awakened,’ answer is yes, fine, answer is no, wrong, that’s it. This is the rule of self-rule: you are never wrong, you cannot be wrong and you have no authority to be wrong....

First fundamental mistake in your own existence is when you think you have to run the show. Now, how many of you had an opportunity to live as a guest in friend’s house, please raise your hands. Almost everybody must have got a chance, correct. How many of you were foolish enough to go to in a friend’s house and start running the household? Why you are selling yourself? Don’t sell, just be and just go through. Go through the environments, that’s practical. Be practical, come to the root level, understand your own value at your own root level. Then you will understand your spirit.”

The Aquarian Age is here, we are in a new cycle of time. It is time to be You and to work together to embody the values of this new age on Earth. It is time to join together, to work together, to enjoy life in group consciousness. Our International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association is a worthy expression of group consciousness. Join or update your membership today Go to to Join or renew, today! Or you can renew your membership at 3ho Winter Solstice Sadhana. This will be a great place to experience 12/21/12 this year!

Speaking of a very cool group effort, European and American teachers are holding a 21 Stages of Meditation course that will benefit our whole community. Proceeds will go to the 3ho European Yoga Festival site, Chateau Anand. Here is a video about the course.

After you watch it, please click the “like it” button. And then we would love you to put the link on facebook and on your website and to pass this email on to your friends, and together we can reach out to many people. You can add the text: “21 Stages of Meditation”, European Event, open for everybody interested in Meditation, Jan. 2-8, 2013, Baarlo, Netherlands. With: Karta Singh, Shiv Charan Singh, Tarn Taran Singh, Simran Kaur, Hariang Kaur, Hari Har Ji, Sat Atma Kaur, Satya Singh

And thanks so much for your year- end donations to the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings!

May you have a blessed Winter Solstice celebration and may your Holidays be filled with happiness, grace and fun with family and friends!

Nirvair Singh Khalsa

Nirvair Singh Khalsa

CEO Kundalini Research Institute





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News from The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings


Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings

 Happy Winter Season from The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings!

We are very excited to announce that the first part of the searchable, online database will launch in 2013. We are very close to having this amazing tool available for teachers and students worldwide. This online database will allow users to search Yogi Bhajan’s lectures for any specific key word, date or location and immediately see the text or video associated with the specific topics. This will be a rebirth for all of Yogi Bhajan’s teachings and we will be able to interact with the material in a remarkable and brand new way.

For this first stage, we need especially generous support from our community. Please consider donating more than ever before. Monthly subscriptions are an easy and dependable way to give and we will always be grateful for one-time donations as well. Please visit our website to donate today:

Winter Solstice Sadhana Celebration is right around the corner. We really look forward to celebrating with everyone and we hope you can all make it. For event details or tickets, please visit:

Thank you to all of our donors, past and present. We would especially like to mention our new donors:

Ann-Catrin Andersson
Brian Halterman (Atma Dharam Singh)
Eli Bell
Hsin Shan Helen Tsai
Jordan Nesseler
Kulwinder Dhaliwal
Margaret Cliver
Lill Janne Legard
Lisa Sherwood
Natalie Faes (Sat Purkh Kaur)
Nancy McVay
Nicole Lenz
Olena Burlaka
Saija Luontama

Sat Nam,
Sat Kirtan and The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings



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Sat Nam,

I have just flown all the way around the world for the first time in my life. How amazing is this? Everywhere I went the practice of Kundalini Yoga is changing lives and I return more inspired than ever. I participated in the Thailand Kundalini Yoga Festival where teachers from Thailand, Cambodia, Korea, China, Taiwan, Canada, and Australia came together to practice and share with one another. Each morning we would rise to do Sadhana, then have tea and then come back together for classes and sharing of our experiences teaching. Sunder Singh and his team of Suraj Kaur and Tony Noyens are leading Teacher Training Programs throughout Asia. For more information

From Thailand I traveled to Kuala Lumpur to teach at the Chayo Kundalini Yoga Studio run by Rajveer Singh and Guru Jaswant Kaur. I would like to share a little of what is happening at this studio as it so represents the spirit of Kundalini Yoga Reach Out—Teach Out. The studio is located above the Chayo Tea House and there are classes every evening and on the weekends. The classes are offered by donation to allow anyone and everyone to participate – and they do. This is remarkable, but what is more remarkable is the impact that the teachers are having on the Punjabi youth in this area. Rajveer Singh is committed to serving the Punjabi and Sikh Youth in Malaysia through Kundalini Yoga and through Sikh Dharma. Each weekend he runs Camp Miri Piri on Sundays – and I had the fun of teaching Celestial Communication and they loved it. I teach the Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru mediation all over the world and never have I had such amazing participation – along with giggles. This is just one of the community outreach programs that is offered by the center. Beginning in January they will begin weekly classes at a Sikh Orphanage. The impact of this teaching is a ripple effect moving through the community. I look forward to my next visit. For more information on Chayo Studio

From Kuala Lumpur I traveled to Amritsar where I participated in the program of Teacher Training at Miri Piri Academy where the main trainers are Jugat Guru Singh and Amrit Singh (of Germany). They are currently mentoring three very talented next generation trainers – Guru Amrit Hari Kaur, Dharam Dev Kaur (of Spain), and Guruparkash Singh. The students of Miri Piri take Level One in the 11th grade and each year they take 2 Level Two Modules in the 12th Grade – while I was at the school they were completing Conscious Communication. I love to imagine the Aquarian Age with all High School students around the Globe taking Conscious Communication. Jugat Guru Singh and Amrit Singh engage these students and inspire them to integrate and look at the Yogic Lifestyle in their lives as young adults. I encourage everyone to visit Miri Piri Academy where the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma come alive all through the day. For more information

Now, I am back in Espanola, preparing for the upcoming Trainer’s Forum in Lake Wales Florida – if you are a member of the Aquarian Trainer Academy coming to Winter Solstice – please come. The Trainer’s Forum is on Sunday December 16th at the Hampton Inn in the Miranda room from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. The Forum will be facilitated by Hari Charn Kaur, Awtar Kaur, Deva Kaur, Sat Purkh Kaur and Guruka Kaur of IKYTA. Looking forward to seeing you there. 

for more information and to register

Blessings for a Winter Solstice of deep meaning and Joy. Hope to see you at Circle F Dude Ranch in Lake Wales. 

Hari Charn Kaur Khalsa

Director of Reach Out–Teach Out




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Recipe of the month: Eggplant Pakoras


Eppplant Pakoras

These are great for holiday gatherings and great for your health!

Serve with the chutney of your choice or yogurt.

I Am a Woman
Creative, Sacred, & Invincible
Selected Lectures From the Women's Teachings

Yogi Bhajan, PhD, Master of Kundalini Yoga

Yogi Bhajan often described eggplant as the perfect food for women. Eggplant nourishes the reproductive system and balances the hormones; it's the 'sexiest' dish for women. Many women have found that by eating this dish, one meal a day for one week before their menstrual cycle begins, it has noticeably improved their health and the regularity of their cycle. (Note: It also has beneficial effects on the male reproductive system.)

1 Eggplant
2 cups Garbanzo Flour (besan)
1 Tbsp. Caraway Seeds
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
2 tsp. Turmeric
2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Black Pepper
1/2 tsp. Ground Cloves
1/2 Cup Milk
3/4 Cup Onion Juice or Puree
1/3 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Honey

Slice eggplant about 3/8 of an inch thick and set aside. Mix seeds and spices with the garbanzo flour. Add onion juice and milk and stir into a smooth paste. Mix with fork until there are no lumps. Dip the eggplant slices in the batter and fry in vegetable oil or ghee until they are golden brown. Set on a paper towel to drain. Serve with chutney or other condiments.  Serves 4-6. 





Review Your Purchases from The Source!

Sat Nam! We here at KRI know that many of you are deeply affected by the kundalini yoga books, manuals,and DVDs you purchase from The Source, our online store. Starting in December we will include a short review of one of our monthly sale items in our KRI newsletter, submitted by one of our readers. To encourage you to review a book or DVD we will give a KRI yogi tea mug of your choice and a 20% off coupon for The Source to the reader whose review we use for the newsletter each month. Please limit your review to 50 words or less and submit them to Gurudatta at Thanks!



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December Specials

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Check out our new Ebook Section!


The Source:

First Annual Recap of New Products from KRI
2012 Edition

Everything we put out there from

December 2011 through November 2012!
All Items 15% Off


Rebirthing Book (December 2011)
Breath * Vitality * Strength
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan(r)

The idea of rebirthing is to release the subconscious, the storehouse of misery.

- Yogi Bhajan

Heal the pain of the past and overcome the obstacles which keep you from living your best life-awakened, rejuvenated and present to your purpose. Rebirthing Courses by Yogi Bhajan have long been some of the most talked about classes he offered in his 35 years of teaching in the United States and abroad. For the first time, these kriyas are now available in a single manual along with the lectures that accompanied them.

All 32 courses are represented in this manual; and 24 are available in the accompanying DVD Series.

Regular Retail: $39.95
Promo: $33.96


New Book!
Everyday Excellence

The Art of Success
Sadhana Singh

Everyday Excellence gives you the tools you need to break through your existing patterns that hold you back from being successful. Yogi Bhajan's Eight Elements of Excellence, as outlined in these pages, is your road map. Begin your journey today-and every day!

Regular Retail: $17.95
Promo: $15.26



New DVD Lecture Series!
The Chakras


A two lecture per Chakra Exploration

of the Meaning and Utilization of

each of the 7 Chakras

1A The First Chakra w/"Meditation on the First Chakra"
1B The First Chakra w/"Meditation on the First Chakra"

2A The Second Chakra w/"Meditation on the Second Chakra"
2B The Second Chakra w/"Meditation on the Second Chakra"

3A The Third Chakra w/"Meditation on the Third Chakra"
3B The Third Chakra w/"Meditation on the Third Chakra

4A The Fourth Chakra w/"Meditation on the Fourth Chakra"
4B The Fourth Chakra w/"Arti Kriya"

5A The Fifth Chakra w/"Meditation on the Fifth Chakra"
5B The Fifth Chakra w/"Meditation on the Fifth Chakra"

6A The Sixth Chakra w/"Chaar Padh Meditation"
6B The Sixth Chakra w/"Meditation on Being a Yogi"

7A The Seventh Chakra w/"Hissing Meditation for the Glandular System l"
7B The Seventh Chakra w/"Hissing Meditation for the Glandular System ll"

Each Chakra package

is a two DVD lecture set
Regular: $24.95
Promo: $21.21 per two DVD package


New Book!
Heroes, Saints and Yogis
Tales of Self-Discovery and

the Path of Sikh Dharma
Compiled by Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa and Guruka Singh Khalsa

Who art the Sikh Gurus? What is a Yogi and a Sikh? What does it mean to be a Sikh in the modern world?

Discover the Shabd Guru: The Universal Guru of the Aquarian Age

Regular: $17.95
Promo: $15.26

and last but certainly not least,

New Manual!
21 Stages of Meditation
Beautifully Produced Companion Manual to the 21 Stages of Meditation Course


Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan
Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, PhD

Includes all meditations for, and explanations of each stage along with Yogi Bhajan's drawing for each stage. Colorful and inspiring. 440 Pages in Color

Regular: $34.95
Promo: $29.71

more great, inspiring, uplifting books, manuals and DVDs from The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan coming in 2013!

Thank you all!



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