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What is a Spiritual Name?

“What is a spiritual name? A spiritual name is the designated destiny that becomes your identity on the Earth. It is a heavenly identity; that’s all it is. You may not live to it; you may live to it. But it is the guiding force. And, it is a prayer. When somebody calls me ‘Yogiji,’ it means ‘one who is united with the greater soul.’ Or if somebody calls me, ‘Bhajan,’ it means ‘a divine song.’  And if somebody calls me ‘Harbhajan Singh,’ it means ‘the lion who sings the divine song.’  It’s a prayer. It’s a prayer in the other man’s words. It is a calling. What is a prayer? It’s a calling. That’s it!  And you answer the calling. You get uplifted. It’s a plus, and a way to get other people’s blessings. That’s all – it’s no big deal.” — Yogi Bhajan, 4/22/1990, Los Angeles

Yoga Students of Yogi Bhajan began requesting their spiritual names in the early 1970’s.  “Our spiritual names became our tools – which daily touched our hearts, impacted our words and delicately influenced our actions – transforming us and releasing us from the insecurities of the past.” — Nirinjan Kaur (Director of Spiritual Names)

During his lifetime Yogi Bhajan gave thousands of spiritual names to those students who requested them. 

“What we do is that we consider what your past is, calculating your destiny and give you a target name, a spiritual name.  That is the journey you have to travel.  It sets the standard, the base.” — Yogi Bhajan

When you request a spiritual name, giving a contribution is important. This conscious exchange of energy brings to your awareness the value of what you are receiving.

We encourage you to make a contribution when you request a spiritual name.

Who gives spiritual names today?

Nirinjan Kaur
Yogi Bhajan gave a spiritual name to anyone who requested one.  For over thirty years, he trained his Chief of Staff, Nirinjan Kaur, in how to determine a person’s spiritual name.  Today, with Yogi Bhajan’s blessings and using his technology, Nirinjan Kaur carries on this tradition.  Click Here for more information.