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Yogic Living: Spiritual Activism

Yogi Bhajan told us to go within, to find our own strength, security, and inner guidance, and to befriend our soul. And he gave us the technology of Kundalini Yoga to do so. This is the first step in creating a better world. When we have a deep and grounded spiritual vision with a drive for political, economic, and social change, we have the power of infinite love in action. Our actions become rooted in divine truth, wisdom and compassion, and this is a powerful force for healing humanity and the planet.

When issues or events became grave or desperate, Yogi Bhajan would often raise the flag of protest, the flag of constructive engagement to help resolve issues. In the US, Yogiji would sometimes speak out forcefully about government policy when it led to high unemployment, the devastation of the environment, or the endangerment of all life on Earth, as in the case of the nuclear arms race of the 1980s. He was a strong proponent of environmental sustainability, women’s rights, and voting rights. He advised not to tolerate injustice, to defend the weak and innocent, and serve all big and small.

Here is our content on Spiritual Activism, featuring several pieces on becoming strong and grounded in your spirtual truth, Kundalini Yoga for energy to keep up, and articles on specific issues showing how we are making a difference.

Wisdom from the Master

Yogi Bhajan Lecture: Spiritual and Political Engagement

Yogi Bhajan Lecture: Value Your Virtues

Yogi Bhajan Lecture: Living Consciously

Yogi Bhajan Quotes on Spiritual Activism

Kundalini Yoga Technology

A Short and Sweet Kriya to Get the Energy Moving

Energy Boost

Pinkie Finger Technique to Carry the Day

Kriya to Relieve Inner Anger

Eggbeater to Recharge Yourself

Yoga to Balance the Head and Heart (video)

Meditation for Stress or Sudden Shock

Meditation for Becoming a Channel to Uplift Others in the Aquarian Age

Meditation for Increased Energy and Working in Groups: The 4/4 Breath

From Our Bloggers

Woodstock Wahe Guru: A Call for Social Justice by Gurucharan Singh

On Becoming an Environmental Activist: My Mission to Save the Eagles by Donna Amrita Davidge

Be the Holy Witness for Global Change by Catalyst Yogi

The Vital Warrior Program: Conscious Action Serving Veterans by  Mikal Vega/Param Nam Singh

Kundalini Yoga at a TEDx Event (video) with David Aleksis/Sadhana Singh

On Being a Person of Consciousness by Sat Santokh Singh

The Transition Town Movement: An Experiment in Social Activism by Hilary Bee

Engaging Your Spirit: A Resource Guide for Social Change by Kaliya Young

What Makes a Political Act Spiritual? By Charles Frohman/Amar Atma Singh

We are Dreamers with our Feet Firmly on the Ground by Guru Fatha Singh

Global Keep Up by Darshan Kaur

Sharing the Light through Spiritual Movements by RJ

Who Wants to be Holy? by Shakti Parwha Kaur

Conscious Collective Action by Alfredo Sfeir Younis

Guru Nanak and Spiritual Activism by Guruka Singh

Meditation: An Act of Individual, Social, and Universal Consciousness by Hari Kaur

Heart to Heart Resuscitation by Ram Dass

Shabad Guru for Renewed Spirit in Action by Dev Suroop Kaur

Being the Change by Guru Fatha Singh

A Devoted Social Activist Finds Kundalini Yoga in the Philippines by Adi Shakti Kaur

Social Change and the Human Soul by Richard Barrett