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July 2014

 

In this Month's issue


►  Library of Teachings

►  Recipe of the Month

  The Source Specials

►  We Are KRI

 

 

July CEO / Meditation Video

 

 

Nirvair Newsletter Video

 

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Check out our new Ebook Section!
 

 

 

 

 

THE SOURCE

July Specials

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Yogi Tea Classic


Loose Spice Tea Blend—100% Organic
Ingredients: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Black Peppercorns & Cloves

Net Weight: 16 Oz. (One tablespoon of this loose tea blend makes one quart of tea.)
 

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Promo: $16.96
 


 

Introducing a brand new box set of DVDs…


Physical Training With Kundalini Yoga

as taught by Yogi Bhajan®
5-DVD Box Set

 


This 5-DVD set follows Yogi Bhajan teaching Physical Training, (commonly called “PT”) at the Ranch in Espanola on five consecutive days in the summer of ’94. Perfect for establishing a weekly workout with Kundalini Yoga. New inset video demonstrates the posture and timing for each exercise so you can follow along with ease. Original videos have been color corrected and audio has been remastered to make the experience even more alive than ever. Keep up and keep fit!
 

Retail: $39.95
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Seeds of change for the Aquarian Age…

 


Transformation, Volume One: Mastering the Self


Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®


91 Transformational Kriyas & Meditations
These Kriyas and meditations, drawn from Transformation Level Two Teacher Training courses, are organized to facilitate your personal practice and deepen your experience of the Self. Many of these kriyas were selected specifically for the Level Two and have never been available before. Practice something new or master something familiar with this wonderful collection.
 


Transformation, Volume Two: Serving the Infinite


Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®


86 Transformational Kriyas & Meditations
This volume continues and completes the Kriyas and meditations from the five Level Two Teacher Training courses. Organized not only for personal practice but also for Kundalini Yoga Teachers. Develop workshops or 6-week themed courses, using each chapter individually, or combining topics gives you limitless possibilities.
 

Retail: $29.95 per volume
Promo: $25.46 per volume


Two Volume Set: Everyday low price is $49.95
Promo: $44.95 (Save an additional $5.00 off the already discounted set price!)
 

SAT NAM!
 

 

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 gurudatta@kriteachings.org. Thanks!

 

 

 

Join us in celebrating the Siri Singh Sahib ~ Yogi Bhajan’s legacy!


This October marks the 10th anniversary of Yogi Bhajan’s passing and Kundalini Yogis and Dharmic organizations worldwide are planning it as a special time to commemorate and celebrate Yogi Bhajan’s life and legacy.
 

Visit…
www.yogijilegacy.org


for more info, more ways to contribute, more ways to participate, more ways to celebrate this amazing man.

Stay up-to-date on 10th Anniversary events by joining the event mailing list today!
 

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Nirvair Singh Khalsa

 A Note from Nirvair

 

Sat Nam. Greetings from New Mexico. Summer Solstice Sadhana in New Mexico was a wonderful event. I really enjoyed leading the Aquarian Sadhana yoga kriya in the Amrit Vela on the Summer Solstice.

KRI still gets questions about the Aquarian Sadhana. Is there a new Sadhana? Did Yogi Bhajan leave instructions to anyone for a new Sadhana?
 


KRI has made extensive inquiries into this question. Yogi Bhajan did not leave anything with his Staff or with anyone else about a new Sadhana after 11/11/11. The only instruction that Yogi Bhajan left for us was that we could continue the current Aquarian Sadhana, exactly as he taught it, or KRI could decide to change it. Our KRI Teacher Trainer Executive Committee, comprised of teacher trainers from all over the world, met about this topic and decided that we would keep doing the Aquarian Sadhana, with no changes, indefinitely.

No changes to the overall structure of the Sadhana or to the order, positions, mudras or mantras in the meditation. There is no alternate version of the Aquarian Sadhana. So, you can continue to use your favorite Sadhana music as well as look forward to many new versions from our wonderful musicians! If you would like to know the history of our 3HO early morning Sadhana, there is a great write up in our most popular manual, Kundalini Yoga Sadhana Guidelines, 2nd Edition (Spanish language edition also available at ‘The Source’ KRI web store).

Now is the time for Teachers! We still have space available in our International Teacher Training Level One Immersion Course and the early registration deadline has just been extended to July 13, so register now to receive an early registration discount. The Aquarian Age is calling and you can become a Teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® this summer in Espanola, New Mexico. It inspires me to know that a lifetime of service and uplifting students is available to you as a teacher. If you are considering that path or you know a student who is considering teaching Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®, visit http://immersion.kriteachings.org for more info and to register today. Join us this August for this truly amazing experience for students and trainers alike.

There are two new products that I am really enthused about this summer. The new Yogi Bhajan DVD Physical Training series…you get five fun and challenging exercise DVDs in one neat package. Buy it at our online store. http://thesource.kriteachings.org/product_p/dvd-pt.htm 

We also have five new e-books for the summer course that Yogi Bhajan taught for Woman. This completes the entire series of lectures. You can buy the entire series (or purchase them individually) of these practical and insightful lectures now. Click HERE for more information.
 

Have you visited The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™ searchable website? We have over 1000 lectures available for searching.

In God I serve,


Nirvair Singh Khalsa
CEO KRI

 

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News from The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings

 

Sat Nam From The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™


Yogi Bhajan Library of TeachingsWhat a treat to have connected with so many of you at our Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings ™ launch party at Summer Solstice! It was really wonderful to see those who could come and to finally put faces to so many of you I only knew by name! At this event, we announced that nearly 500 new lectures have been added to The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings ™ searchable database as of Summer Solstice…we now have over 1000 lectures available and 774 include the original video of Yogi Bhajan giving the lecture! Abhai Raj of Joti Software, gave a great tour of the database to those present at the Solstice launch party and shared a lot of great tips for navigating the database most effectively as well as pointing out features that truly make it a joy to explore!

I’d like to go a little more in depth with one of those features in this month’s newsletter. We have a added a feature that allows you to see if a lecture has been newly added. Just look for the ‘new’ tag in red when your search results come up.

Here are a couple examples of newly added lectures with the ‘new’ tag;


http://libraryofteachings.com/lecture.xqy?q=summer%20meditation%20sort:relevance&id=ce2af7b2-e453-f59f-bd08-3580630979fc&title=Santa-Fe-Lecture
 

http://libraryofteachings.com/lecture.xqy?q=summer%20meditation%20sort:relevance&id=c6e37e88-3c95-395e-63ce-0be059bc5568&title=Lecture-at-KWTC

 

A great way to support the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™ is to sponsor a lecture. Besides sponsoring a lecture yourself, you can also sponsor a lecture in honor of a loved one or a teacher, or perhaps your organization, studio or group would like to join together to sponsor a lecture. When you sponsor a lecture those funds directly support the continued preservation and digitization process as well as all of the backend support and work involved in creating, maintaining, and continually improving the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™. Please consider sponsoring a lecture today! Thanks to IKYTA, the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association, for their generous sponsorship of the wonderful lecture I found this inspiring passage in and wanted to share with you in light of the Summer Solstice:

So temporarily summer has come in and this is very important. Summer has not come in, Age of Aquarius has come in. It's a Age of knowledge. You will live by knowledge and you'll act by experience. Rest is a talk. And you need the vitality to see things, deal with them and succeed. We are trying to help you, we are trying to ask you to excel it, we are trying to ask you to grow it because you must understand, your strength is not what you say. Your strength, if you talk and your talk doesn't walk, distance will not reach the destiny. You must be trusted. And you cannot be trusted, if you cannot deliver. You cannot deliver, if you don't have strength and self-confidence. That comes from self-discipline and please don't confuse yourself. It's very simple what I am saying. If you continue to be confused as you were in Piscean Age, you will not exist. This is a different time, different slogan, different frequency, it's a different weather. (Yogi Bhajan, May 21, 1992, Santa Fe, New Mexico).
 

Read the full lecture here

I hope you all enjoyed the Solstice wherever and however you spent it, and as always, thank you for making the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™ possible! It is through your generous support alone that we can build, sustain and improve this invaluable resource. If you haven’t already, please join us on Facebook too for more updates, news and info!



In Gratitude,

Shabd Simran Kaur Adeniji
The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings™
Kundalini Research Institute
Email: donations@kriteachings.org  
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Golden Milk


This delicious hot drink is very good for the spine. It lubricates the joints and helps to break up calcium deposits.

 

1/8 teaspoon turmeric
¼ cup water
8 oz. milk
2 Tbsp. raw almond oil
honey to taste

Boil turmeric in water for about 8 minutes until it forms a thick paste. If too much water boils away, add a little more water. Meanwhile, bring milk to a boil with the almond oil. As soon as it boils, remove from heat. Combine the two mixtures and add honey to taste.
If you like, you can prepare a larger quantity of the turmeric paste and store it in an airtight jar. It will last up to 40 days if refrigerated



Yogi Tea


Everybody’s favorite! Good for the blood, colon, nervous system, and bones. Good for colds, flu, and physical weakness.

Make at least 4 cups of Yogi Tea at a time. (One is never enough!) For each cup use:

10 ounces of water
2 slices fresh ginger root (optional, but excellent!)
3 cloves
4 green cardamom pods, cracked
4 black peppercorns
½ stick cinnamon
¼ teaspoon black tea (a teabag)
½ cup milk or equivalent
Honey, to taste (optional)

Bring the water to a boil and add the spices. Cover and continue boiling for 10-15 minutes. Add milk, bring to a boil and remove from heat and strain. Add honey to taste.

To make more that a quart you can use less spices. For example, for two quarts use 20 cardamom pods, 20 peppercorns, 15 cloves, 3 cinnamon sticks, and 1 Tbl. of black tea and boil at least 30 minutes. It’s often easier to make a gallon at a time and store in the refrigerator without the milk. Then it can be taken cold in the morning as a liver cleanse and heated up with milk as you like.

 

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We Are KRI

 

Journeys In Outreach: Level One Teacher Training in Burundi, Africa
By Ravinder Kaur, Belgium



Yoga Teachers 4 Africa (YT4A) is a non-­profit organization created to grow the Kundalini Yoga teachers and the community in Africa. Our goal is to train local people in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® so they can reach out and teach to many areas.

Sat Darshan Singh, from Belgium, is the founder of YT4A. In 2008, he and his partner moved to Burundi. Soon after, he began teaching Kundalini Yoga locally, not only to the ‘wazungu’s’ (white people), but also to the black people. He invited youngsters from the street, including former child-­soldiers, to join in. He started teaching at Kiriri University and in Kamenge Youth Center, where thousands of young people meet every day. Sat Darshan’s classes became a mixture of people with largely varying backgrounds and belief systems, and somehow they all fit together well.

Being a close friend to Sat Darshan Singh and recognizing the deep connection I felt with Africa each time I visited, I followed up closely on my friend’s activities. Slowly but surely we started to reflect on how we could keep the Burundian sangat alive and growing after his planned departure from Africa in 2012. Convinced by the positive impact Kundalini Yoga had on the local youngsters, we felt we had a role to play in further spreading the teachings throughout Africa.

In July 2010 we met Krishna Kaur at the European Yoga Festival. Arrangements were made to start a Kundalini Yoga Level I teacher training in Burundi in 2011. We agreed that all teaching and organizational activity would be done in ‘Seva Mode’. YT4A would cover costs for travel, accommodation, and other practicalities for the Trainers, but the teaching itself would be seva. To cover the costs for manuals and books we found people and organizations ready to give reductions or even donate the cost to the students.

Our trainings have a mixed audience: on one hand students who can afford to pay the “normal” fee, and on the other hand students who need financial support. Those students are asked to pay a personal contribution of a minimum €25.

The first training in Burundi started in March 2011. Krishna Kaur took the lead. She taught the first and last session. For the 2nd session, it was easy to convince Gurumarka Singh, a lead trainer from Germany to join in. The 3rd session was taken care of by two Togolese Associate Trainers (trained by Krishna a few years before).

In between the Level I sessions, Sat Darshan Singh organized many “study group” sessions giving students the opportunity to dive deeper into the material, to share experiences, and to reflect as a group and build group consciousness. The four meditation nights at the beach were intense and memorable moments of deep connection, joy and growth.

In May 2012, we were happy and proud to see eight Burundian and four expatriate students finish the training. We learned from this first experience that for the certification test, the oral portion may need to be more prevalent in the evaluation of the students in order to better evaluate students who may not have sufficient writing skills due to having had only a very basic education. This is in no way, and should not be, a hindrance to becoming a good Kundalini Yoga teacher though.

It was amazing to see how fast the newly formed Burundian teachers took up their responsibility and started teaching in youth centers, at university, in a home for mentally handicapped children and adults, in centers for gay people, in prisons, in rest homes, reaching out to street children… One student left the capital Bujumbura and is teaching now in his remote home village. One of the biggest challenges I have faced teaching in Africa is to be ready at all times with good and comforting answers to the question: ‘Is Yoga a Religion?’

To support the local sangat, I traveled 2 times to Burundi. In January and June 2013, I lead intense 4-­day workshops at the borders of Lake Tanganyika, to support the teachers and inspire new students. It was a pleasure and honor to witness the beautiful work done by the teachers. I strongly sensed the need for a continuous support in this early stage of their spiritual and yogic development.

In June 2013, on my way to Burundi, I was invited by the small Kundalini Yoga sangat in Kenya to give some workshops and explore the possibility of starting Level I Teacher training in Nairobi.

As a result, in March 2014, Yoga Teachers 4 Africa started 2 new Level I training programs: 1 in Burundi, this time under the lead of Pritam Hari Kaur Khalsa from South Africa. Teachers involved: Sat Darshan Singh, living in Brazil right now, and Ram Singh from France. The organization in Burundi is taken care of by Anthe Vrijlandt. She was a student in the first Level I training and took over the role of coordinating the sangat when Sat Darshan left. Together with the other first-­‐generation teachers, she is assisting the Level I students & teachers during this second Level 1 in Bujumbura.

Another Level I was launched in March 2014 in Nairobi. Being the very first Kundalini Yoga training in Kenya, it was hard work to set it up. Initially, the initiative was driven by two Kundalini Yoga teachers temporarily living in Nairobi: Mindy Jones (USA) and Sabine Franck (Belgium) supported by a dedicated student Anne Aitken (France). Today, Lut Laenen (Belgium) is taking care of the organization. She is dedicated and hard working, a good financer, knows a lot about the local situation, and serves from the heart!

The Kenian students in our training today are all teachers in the well-­known Africa Yoga Project (www.africayogaproject.org). Most of them are Ashtanga or Baptist Yoga teachers. They are very open and eager to learn Kundalini Yoga. One of them said after the second session last week, “It is as if I am doing Yoga for the first time in my life… this is the real yoga. “

Despite many unexpected challenges that arose during the planning and execution of the training sessions, we always felt very much supported. We humbly learned that we are not in charge! We are grateful to serve this project and see the Level I students grow their consciousness, approaching difficulties in their lives from a different angle, and opening their hearts to themselves and the world!

All the income from classes and workshops from Sat Darshan Singh and myself directly flows to the project. We have a Kenyan student who wrote a book ‘Good Life’ that we sell to benefit the project as well. Income from the CDs ‘Africa Awakening’ and ‘Songs of Infinite Love’ from Sat Darshan Singh go to the project. Sat Nam Versand from Germany gave us the manuals for the Kenyan training for free, and the French Kundalini Yoga Federation gave a big reduction for the French manuals for Burundi. Additionally, there are individual donations from teachers and supporters that arrive just in time to cover us and help us continue to hold a balanced financial situation for KY4A.

Once the gap for Kenyan training is closed, we will begin raising funds to launch a second training in Nairobi. Several Kenyan students are currently wait-listed. We also will start investigating the possibility of a Level I in Tanzania, and exploring the space for organizing Level II training for the more advanced students. But again, knowing we are not in charge, we mainly follow the flow that unfolds, and we meditate and stay alert so we can serve to the best of our abilities.

If you would like to support us in any way, please be in touch!

Love, light & blessings,
Ravinder Kaur / Els Coenen
Yoga Teachers 4 Africa

ravinder@yogateachers4africa.com
www.yogateachers4africa.com
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