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Sat Nam.

Greetings from New Mexico! We celebrate Guru Ram Das birthday this month. Guru Ram Das was a humble man and a great saint and healer.

Yogi Bhajan gave us the mantra "Guru Guru Wahe Guru Guru Ram Das Guru."

The Aquarian Teacher textbook is a wonderful reference guide to the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. On page 98, it says this about the mantra...

"This is a mantra of humility, relaxation, self-healing, and emotional relief. It calls on the spirit of humility and grace of the realm of Guru Ram Das, with its spiritual guiding light and protective grace. It reconnects the experience of infinity to the finite, and therefore rescues you in the midst of trial and danger.

The first part, Guroo Guroo Wha-hay Guroo is a nirgun mantra (nirgun means without any qualities)—one which vibrates only to infinity, having no actual finite components. It projects the mind to the source of knowledge and ecstasy. The second part, Guroo Ram Das Guroo is a sirgun mantra (sirgun means with form). It therefore projects the mind to Infinity and then gives a finite guiding relationship on a practical level. This mantra was given to Yogi Bhajan by Guru Ram Das in his subtle Self."

Chant this mantra! Listen to it in the many wonderful musical versions that are available. It has helped me more times than I can count.

And you can use the vibration of Guru Ram Das as well. As teachers, people will naturally be drawn to you for inspiration, healing and help. On April 27, 1997 at a Masters Touch course for teachers, Yogi Bhajan said,

"There is nothing but you, and there shall be nothing but you. Kundalini shall rise in you.  Experience will give you the power to share, and you need the strength to care. Wherever you go—grow and glow. If you cannot sacrifice your personality, you cannot reach reality, because your personality becomes darkness and blackness for you, and it will be your own block. Drop it. This is what we say, that’s what He teaches. “Hail Guru Ram Das, and heal the world.” It is His problem to heal. Your problem is to insert Him into it. You have nothing to worry about. If He doesn’t heal, His Name will be spoiled—what’s it to you? Most of the time you do not know what to do, true? There are so many times I don’t know what to do. So, I insert Him into it."


© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

Try this technology this month. Whenever, you do not know what to any on Guru Ram Das from within. Write to me about your experience!

Kind regards and blessings,

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 Fall and Greetings from the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings,

The seasons have just started to change and already, I know dozens of people that have already caught colds. Here is New Mexico, the fall pollen seems particularly strong and it is a great reminder to include cleansing in this seasonal change.

Luckily for us yogis, we have an abundance of cleanses to choose from. Yogi Bhajan prescribed diets for every type of person and every type of condition. In addition to shifting our diets, there are countless yoga sets that move prana throughout our body and remove toxins. A great example of a cleansing kriya is the Apana Kriya. This kriya is particularly useful for elimination. When we release toxins with ease, our bodies can function at their best. Check it out at the link here:

Another fantastic resource is the recipe book, “Foods for Health and Healing”, by Yogi Bhajan. This has loads of recipes and remedies for whatever ails you. So, if you need some new cleansing recipes, check it out here:

As we approach the end of the year, we invite you to make your final tax-deductible donations to the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings. The preservation of Yogi Bhajan’s recorded teachings cannot be done without the generous support from our community. Please donate here:

Thank you to all of our September donors and a special thank you to all new donors to the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings!

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



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We Are KRI


Sat Nam,

October is here and it is the season of celebrating the birthday of Guru Ram Das. Blessings to you in this season of Guru Ram Das. It is my favorite time of year when for 11 days we chant Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru here in the Espanola Sangat, and then on the morning of October 9th we come together to chant for 2 ½ hrs in the Amrit Vela. And this happens in Ashrams, Homes, Yoga Centers all over the globe. In 2002 I had the luck to be sent to South America by Yogi Bhajan and I arrived in Paraguay the evening before Guru Ram Das Birthday. In 2002, I was the first American Kundalini Yoga Teacher to visit Paraguay, and by email I invited all of the students and teachers to come join me at the Yoga Center for the first celebration of Guru Ram Das Birthday. To my delight at 3:30 in the morning the Yoga Center was full with students and new teachers and together we chanted to our hearts content.

Here in New Mexico the days are getting shorter and the leaves are beginning to turn. How fortunate we are to be linked in the Golden Chain to the guiding saint of the Aquarian Age, Guru Ram Das.

"A teacher is one who links mentally with the teacher. Guru Ram Das is not away from us. When we link mentally with him, he comes to our aid exactly as a physical person would, but with much more grace." Yogi Bhajan, The Aquarian Teacher, page 54

As Kundalini Yoga teachers we are Raj Yogis, and by the blessings of Guru Ram das miraculous events happen in our presence and in our classes. This is a time where we can take the time to meditate with gratitude on these blessings, and on the gift this lifetime to be Kundalini Yoga Teachers and Trainers. Our global community continues to grow, to up lift, to serve and to heal around the world. Our Aquarian Trainer Academy now has over 600 members around the world with over 300 Level One and Level Two Programs serving the planet.

This month I am adding something new to We Are KRI, Questions and Answers that were asked personally of Yogi Bhajan. One of the lifestyle topics that we teach in Level One Teacher Training is living as a vegetarian, and it is also in our Code of Excellence of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher. But why be a vegetarian as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher. Here is the answer that our Teacher gave in 1996 when he was asked if we should require certified teachers to be strict vegetarians,

Should we require certified teachers to be strict vegetarians?

If you love life you compassionately care for life and you are very consciously kind to life. Those who are not kind to life of others, mother nature becomes indifferent to them and their life has a constant living pain in one form or the other. Therefore my sisters and brothers avoid strife in your life if you meet your creator or wish to meet, don’t eat his meat which he created in loving trust.

A reminder that Winter Solstice is just around the corner. Are you coming? Did you know that we will have our Third Annual Winter Solstice Trainers Forum on Sunday December 16th from 8:30 – 4:30 PM at the Hampton Suites just 4 miles from Lake Wales. Registration is open on the KRI website. Looking forward to seeing you at Winter Solstice.



Hari Charn Kaur Khalsa

Director of Reach Out–Teach Out



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Recipe of the month


Jalapeno Pancakes
Taken from:
Foods for Health & Healing
Remedies & Recipes
based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, PhD


Jalapeno Pancakes


Jalapeno chilies are extremely high in vitamin C. These spicy pancakes help to build resistance to colds and flu. Also known as "anti-smog pancakes," these help to overcome ill effects of living in a polluted environment.

2 1/3 cups garbanzo flour
1/3 Tbsp. clove powder
1/3 Tbsp. cinnamon powder
1/3 Tbsp. cardamom powder
¼ Tbsp. ground black pepper
2/3 Tbsp. fennel seeds
½ Tbsp. caraway seeds
½ Tbsp. crushed mint leaves
1/3 to 1 ½ Tbsp. crushed red chiles (some like it hot!)
½ Tbsp. salt
1/3 Tbsp. black salt
2/3 Tbsp. parsley flakes
2/3 Tbsp. sweet basil
1/3 Tbsp. turmeric
2/3 Tbsp. cumin powder
½ medium onion, chopped
3 large cloves garlic, chopped
1/3 Tbsp. finely chopped ginger root
1-2 Jalapeno chiles, chopped

Blend onion, garlic, ginger and jalapenos with 1 cup water. Mix other ingredients with about 6 cups water to make a thickish batter. Stir in jalapeno mixture. Fry in ghee and cook like pancakes. Serve with yogurt.
Yields 25-30 small pancakes 






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