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Anniversary of 3HO Foundation
Every year we celebrate the birthday of 3HO Foundation International on January 5, with parties, pot lucks, meditations, and fun, always grateful for the love, the vision, and the legacy of Yogi Bhajan.
Yogiji brought the secret science of Kundalini Yoga to the West. He foresaw the change of Ages that was about to happen. He selflessly shared these teachings with anyone who to came to his classes. Each person was given a chance to open themselves to their full human potential. To make the body strong and be healthy. To balance the mind and be happy. To express the spirit and be holy.
"We started a healthy, happy, holy way of life, and that became 3HO. It is a dream come true. It is a very pure path in which every human is worshipped equally. Everybody is a potential teacher. There is no 'yes' and 'no', rather there is a set discipline to follow.
We built a foundation called the 3HO Foundation: a Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization of people. The first song I sang was, 'We are the people, the people of love, let us people love today.' Certain little things started happening in a very unique way with all of you.
All of those who have left, all who are with me, who shall be with me, or who shall leave me, all play a very important role in the development of 3HO—a lifestyle of the Age of Aquarius where humans shall be first and foremost purely human, and will do everything graciously."
-Yogi Bhajan, 1/5/94
Shakti Parwha Kaur, one of Yogi Bhajan's first students, tells the story of how 3HO started:
"Yogi Bhajan was making soup in the kitchen of the East-West Cultural Center in Los Angeles when he told me, 'I have a vision, to create an organization called 3HO, the Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization, and you’ll be the Mother.' Without hesitation I replied, 'Thanks a lot, but no thanks. I’ve already raised my son – and I definitely don’t want any more responsibility; and furthermore, I don’t like organizations.'
Fortunately, he didn’t listen to me. Through the years, despite all the opposition and stupidity (starting with me!) that he patiently endured, Yogi Bhajan continued to follow his inner guidance, manifesting his vision and fulfilling his God-given destiny. On January 5, 1969, at his first public lecture in the United States, he stated, 'It’s your birthright to be Healthy, Happy, and Holy—and the practice of Kundalini Yoga is the method to claim that birthright.'"
Being healthy, happy and holy is something you find in you. It starts with you.
More for 3HO's Anniversary:
Celebrating Healthy Happy Holy Day
Free Download - The 'I Like 3HO' Song
Yogi Bhajan Lecture: The Legacy of 3HO
Yogi Bhajan Lecture: Happy 31st Anniversary to 3HO!
Kundalini Yoga: The Healthy, Happy, Holy Breath