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Yogi Bhajan Memorial Sadhana: Ways to Celebrate!

Become a Living Prayer- 40 Day Sadhana

Here's our list of suggestions of how you can celebrate and gather in your community!

Day 1: Practice the 40 Day Sadhana!

Commit to practicing this 40 day meditation together as a community. Hold group practice of this sadhana at at least once a week, maybe during a weekly yoga class, after the Aquarian Sadhana, or at someone's house. As you chant individually, imagine that you are chanting with all the other people doing this meditation. Yogi Bhajan said this about chanting alone:

"If you must do sadhana by yourself, then while you are chanting, imagine a million others all around you. Hear them all chanting, with you in the middle, not moving at all. Feel that you do not chant physically, and yet are leading the chant and letting the chant lead you. As you imagine this, continue chanting."

Day 2: Give a Birthday Gift

Instead of just recieving gifts on your birthday, Yogi Bhajan suggested that you give others gifts on your birthday in thanks and gratitude for your life. In honor of Yogi Bhajan's birthday this past Tuesday, August 26th, you might think of a way you can give to someone or some organization in your community. Some ideas could be making cookies for your family or coworkers, assisting someone you see who needs a helping hand, making a donation to an organizaton you feel passionate about, or organizing a community service activity in your area with your yoga community.

Day 3: Make Yogi Dinners

Always wanted to make some of Yogi Bhajan's special recipies? Gather at someone's house and make dinner together with your friends and family. Check out these recipes: 


You can also buy the book Foods for Health and Healing by Yogi Bhajan for more recipes and culinary health maintenance.

Day 4: Community Spotlight: Czech Republic

Building your Kundalini Yoga community can be hard work and take a long time. Read this inspirational story by Guru Sansar Kaur about how Kundalini Yoga started in the Czech Republic and her process in helping the first Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training to happen there.

Day 5: Group Sadhana

The Aquarian Sadhana is practiced by Kundalini Yoga communities across the world. Doing sadhana in a group develops group consciousness. A group sadhana practice amplifies the impact of the meditation. Yogi Bhajan said that group meditation not only adds to individual effort, but multiplies it. Sadhana can be done as a group or individually. The ideal is to join in a group practice AND cultivate your individual practice as well. Practice the Aquarian Sadhana once a week, or even once a month with your yoga community, at someone's house or at a local yoga studio.

"Your body is the temple of God, and your soul is the Divine Guru within. So, you get up in the morning, meditate, chant the mantras, do the exercises, call on your spirit, regulate the breath, and you get together in group consciousness. In that way you help each other. Group consciousness in morning sadhana is to help each other. If I am trying to sleep, another is not sleeping. If, in this whole group, one person opens up to God just once, we will all be blessed in his openness. That is what matters. If one has walked into sadhana with heart and soul in a prayerful mind, we will all benefit. That is the power of the group sadhana."- Yogi Bhajan 

Day 6: Share Your Yogi Bhajan Stories

Each person has a different story about their first experience with Yogi Bhajan, whether they met him in person, watched or read a lecture, or hearing about him from someone. Have yogi tea party with your local yogis and share your stories!

Day 7: Attitude of Gratitude

"If you just feel happy for what you have, have an attitude of gratitude, and be grateful, then it will come true, you will be great and you will be full." Yogi Bhajan, 3/15/98.

Today, practice gratitude for the blessings in your life. Be grateful for being you, for the gifts and talents you were given, for your family and friends, for anything that has helped you grow on your spiritual path. Blessings can come in many forms--even challenges, which bring the opportunity for growth. Throughout this day, hold an attitude of gratitude in your heart, and share it with others!

Day 8: Pay it Forward

The term "Pay it Forward" is the practice of repaying a good deed that you recieved towards someone else, rather that the person who helped you. This concept is at the core of the Golden Chain, the lineage of Kundalini Yoga teachers and guides with whom we tune into when we practice and teach Kundalini Yoga. When we become Teachers, we join the Golden Chain, passing on the blessing of these teachings and technology to new people. You can pay forward the blessings of recieving these transformative and uplifting teachings of Kundalini Yoga from Yogi Bhajan, and from the many teachers he trained, in so many different ways besides teaching a yoga class. It could be teaching a friend or family member long deep breathing or alternate nostril breathing when they are going through a difficult time, or literally paying for the next person in line behind you at a coffee shop!

"In the order of nature we cannot render benefits to those from whom we receive them, or only seldom. But the benefit we receive must be rendered again, line for line, deed for deed, cent for cent, to somebody."- Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Day 9: Do the Tratakum Meditation

In the yogic scriptures it says, “Even a glance from the eyes of a holy man can cure mental and physical imbalances.” Once in a very great while there is a picture that has a transcendent quality of neutrality that allows the person gazing at it to go through it and into their higher consciousness. This is a form of meditation called Tratakum. Yogi Bhajan had such a picture taken of him when he was in a state of deep and clear meditation.

Years ago, a photograph was taken of Yogi Bhajan which had such a quality, and it has been used ever since by students as a link to their teacher and their inner consciousness. It is called simply, “The Meditation Picture.” The picture itself does not have any power, and it would be folly to worship a photograph. The power is in the beholder, in the student who, by using the picture to help him tune into his inner awareness, elevates himself and gives life to the spirit of the Teacher inside. Check out the rest of this article from 3HO here. Also, you can read more in depth about the Trakatum Meditation and download the Tratakum picture. (Courtesy of KRI) 

Day 10: Poetry

Poetry has long been a core form for spiritual and emotional expression. Yogi Bhajan wrote many poems on different topics, many of which are in these volumes of poetry by Yogi Bhajan, The Game of Love and Furmaan Khalsa. Below are 4 inspiring and soul-touching poems. You might share some poems at the end of a yoga class for the ending prayer, or perhaps with a friend or family member. Maybe you'll even be inspired to write your own poems!

Waiting For You

The Law of Love

The Company of the Holy

Thank You

Day 11: Service: The Blessing of Karma Yoga

Yogi Bhajan often spoke of the value in serving others. He was a living example of someone who selfelessly served people. In most of his lectures, he spoke of the beauty, grace and greatness behind seva and selfless service. As Yogi Bhajan once said "Seva means doing a service, a service with no return. That is how grace gets multiplied, when you are not seeking any return" Yogi Bhajan 7/20/81. You can learn more about karma yoga, seva and selfless service as taught by Yogi Bhajan here: http://www.3ho.org/winter-solstice/karma-yoga-2/yogi-bhajan-on-karma-yoga/

Day 12: Lungar: Feeding Everyone for Free

One beautiful tradition of service comes in the form of serving food to other people. In the Sikh tradition, this is called "langar." Yogi Bhajan brought this tradition with him from India. He inspired his students to practice it on a personal and community level. Langar is a tool to build, nurture, and sustain community in the Aquarian Age. Yogi Bhajan was culturally a Sikh from India and langar is a tradition of the Sikh and Indian way of life. This tradition makes any person who comes to your home a special guest to be welcomed, fed, and housed. For the householder, it teaches us tolerance, generosity, freedom from fear of want, the equality of all, the humility of eating with one another, community, sharing, abundance, gratitude, and a sense of family beyond blood ties.

Read more of this great article by Sat Jiwan Kaur Khalsa from NYC:

Langar: Sharing Food With Others

Also check out these other articles about langar, including stories from Argentina and Chile:

The Blessings of Langar

Langar for Children in Argentina

Langar Chile 

Day 13:  Know our History

3HO Foundation International was founded on January 5th, 1969. It is the first organization Yogi Bhajan started when he came to North America. 3HO stands for "Healthy, Happy, Holy" Organization. Yogi Bhajan believed it was every person's birthright to have these three things in their life, and taught that they were possible to cultivate, attain, and maintain through the practices of Kundalini Yoga. Over the next 3 days, we'll look more in-depth on what it means to be Healthy, Happy, and Holy, Today, take some time to read about our 3HO history, and also our legacy for the future that we are carrying out collectively, all over the world.

About 3HO

The Legacy of 3HO

Happy 31st Anniversary to 3HO- Yogi Bhajan Lecture

Day 14th: Healthy

What does it mean to be Healthy? "The 3HO lifestyle gives you the techniques and awareness to stay healthy. You gain a strong immune system, vital glands, a strong nervous system, good circulation, and an awareness of the impact of your habits. This foundation gives you energy and lets you deal with the mental and spiritual facets of your life." As householder yogis, we often have periods of time where we are more disciplined in our practices that others--strong vs weaker sadhana, on-or-off coffee, clean vs indulgent diet. Every once in a while, its good to go back to the basics of why we make these these lifestyle choices---they allow us to be healthy, so we can support our happiness and holiness!

Check out some of these articles, including visiting our Kundalini Page http://www.3ho.org/kundalini-yoga. Pick an area that maybe you aren't the strongest in at the moment, read up on it, and apply it to your current practice!

Healthy

Happy Healthy Holy Breath Meditation

Health and Healing

Day 15: Happy

What does it mean to be Happy? "Happiness is a habit of viewing the world and oneself in the most positive way possible. It is a repeated effort to find the joy and the pleasure, the good in every situation. It is nourished by an attitude of gratitude." - Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa. Happiness is a choice, and it takes practice and cultivation of those healthy choices and habits that support us to see the best in all, in ourselves, and in every situation of life. How can you choose to be happier and more content in your daily life, no matter the circumstances? Check out some of these articles, and also the Meditation for the Positive Mind, which is great when you need some help seeing the glass half-full. 

Happy

Freedom to Choose Happiness

Happiness is Your Birthright

Mediation for the Positive Mind

...and because its great...

 

Day 16: Holy

"If you have nine holes, you are holy. If you let everything come in right, and let everything go out right, at the right time, and the right place, in the right direction, and if the governing principles are compassion, kindness, and love, you are okay." -Yogi Bhajan. Holiness is being in the divine flow, knowing and owning the fact that we are soul beings having a human experience. Being Holy doesn't mean you have to go to church or gurdwara, perform rituals or go to other religious ceremonies, although these can support one on their path. (Check out the article Who Wants to be Holy for more on this topic). The essence of feeling Holy is knowing you are divine, and you are in the eternal and constant flow of communication between the creative creation and your soul-- Ek Ong Kar, Sat Gur Prasad, Sat Gur Prasad, Ek Ong Kar.

Holy

Radiant Spiritual Beauty

Mantra- Ek Ong Kar, Sat Gur Prasad, Sat Gur Prasad, Ek Ong Kar

Day 17: Celebrate Your Spiritual Name!

"You are all here; we’ll share with you every moment of your life, and we will ask you to understand your spiritual incarnation and your spiritual name, and try to find out the strength to live it. Without finding that strength to live your spiritual identity, life will be a waste, and we don’t want it to be wasted." ~ Yogi Bhajan - Get together and share the meaning of your spiritual names and how having your name has affected your life. If you don't have a spiritual name, read more about the power and projection that using a spiritual name can give you, and see if you are ready to ask for one. Receiving a spiritual name was a special gift Yogi Bhajan gave to his students, as well as to other people who requested them. 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.

About Spiritual Names

What is a Spiritual Name?

Request a Spiritual Name

Day 18: Give a Foot Massage

One of the first health tips Yogi Bhajan taught was foot massage. Not only is it healing and soothing, it feels wonderful, and it is a way to share your love and caring with friends and family. Or you can include it in a yoga class. Check out more!

Give a Foot Massage

Day 19: Sing and Chant!

 "Sing a song with a perfect blast. It's such a beautiful emotional release, you will always be grateful to yourself. It is a perfect way to live sane; it is the best way to confront insanity." Yogi Bhajan, 11/22/77- Chanting and Singing is such a huge part of Kundalini Yoga practice. Using our voice creatively allows us to deeply, authentically connect to our souls and to the divine. Its also easy to do! Next time you are feeling challenged, pick a mantra, sit down and sing for 11 minutes. Open your heart, lungs and throat and sing like no one is hearing!

Day 20: Create a Celestial Communication

"Celestial Communication is for when you can't take care of your neurosis by any known method. There is no power greater than the power of the Word, and when the Word is performed through the body, the entire being is purified and relaxed."- Yogi Bhajan, 1/1/95. Celestial Communication is a practice Yogi Bhajan originally taught at a Khalsa Women's Training Camp. "It is a moving meditation and is part of the technology of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Celestial Communication is composed of choreographed arm and hand movements to mantras or other spiritual songs. It is unique in that Yogi Bhajan did not specify exact mantras, mudras or movements to use for this type of meditation; a teacher or practitioner is free to create the movements him/herself." Its easy to do and is a great group activity, both to practice and to create together.

Check out this Spirit Voyage article written by Adarsh Kaur to read how you can create your own Celestial Communication meditation. Its also a great activity to do with children! You can also read this Yogi Bhajan lecture titled "The Celestial Communication Technique".

Also, In honor of September's 3HO Theme of Peace, watch and practice along with this Celestial Communication for Peace.

Day 21: Become a Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Yogi Bhajan is often quoted with saying "I didn't come here to collect students. I came here to make teachers." To become a teacher, you first have to believe in yourself, in your ability, and in your identity as a beautiful divine being, in deep partnership with your Soul. Read more about Teaching and becoming a Kundalini Yoga teacher here:

Teaching   

Become a Teacher

Day 22: Listen

Yogi Bhajan often spoke of the importance of sunni-ai, which translates as hearing or listening. Its importance and connotation suggest, “deep listening.” It means hearing the sounds, the words, the subtlety – all that is below the surface – at the same time. Sunni-ai is intuition applied to listening. Its so important in our current society of fast-talking, emails, texting, etc, that we slow down, pay attention, and really hear whats going on---in our conversations with others, with ourself, and with our souls. Check our these articles on both Listening and Paying Attention in our lives and in our relationships.

Listening

Paying Attention

Day 23: Honor your Gifts

You have received so many over the years. Yogi Bhajan was given gifts by many of his friends and he always honored them by keeping them close by him at his ranch in Espanola. Find something you were given by a friend and relive the sentiment of it in grace and gratitude.

Day 24: Go to the Movies!

For years on Friday afternoons, Yogi Bhajan would take his staff out to the movies. For all his seriousness in teaching and guiding his students, Yogi Bhajan also liked to have fun! Maybe today you can leave work early and go see some new movie that you've been wanting to see. Or do some other activity that you like to do! Enjoy life and appreciate yourself and all that you do during your work week.

Day 25: Patience Pays

 Relax! Patience Pays is one of the most famous affirmations/prayers that Yogi Bhajan recited. This is a really powerful practice to listen to, or to read aloud. You can listen to the original recording here, and read the text here. Also, check out this sweet rendition that the 3HO staff recorded several years ago:

  

 

Day 26: Make a Prayer for Peace

Today is the UN International Day of Peace. Yogi Bhajan was a strong advocate for peace. He founded Peace Prayer Day, an event that occurs in New Mexico during Summer Solstice, established 3HO as a UN-NGO, and he made relationships with people from all walks of life, no matter their religion, race, ethnicity, or sex. After September 11th, Yogi Bhajan had Mata Mandir Singh write the song "Let there be Peace" to sing and meditate with to help heal the world. Here are some tools and useful links to learn more about peace, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, and his contributions to help make the world a more peaceful place:

Yogi Bhajan's Contributions to World Peace

Yogi Bhajan Lecture on Peace

"Let There Be Peace" Prayer

"Let There Be Peace" Recording

Day 27: Support our Children

“A child is born to you to help him face his karma in this life. A child is not your ego; not a pet dog in the house; not a substitute for love. A child has nothing to do with that. A child is born to you so that you can prepare him to face time unto Infinity. “ Our children are our future--not just for the people who have their own kids, but for all of us. How do we take care of our children as a community? Yogi Bhajan was adamant about educating and training our children from birth to be confident, faithful, independent, loving, and conscious beings. He created Miri Piri Academy in India, and 3HO Khalsa Youth Camp every summer in New Mexico to train children to be the leaders, healers, and teachers of the future. There are lots of ways to educate and support children worldwide-- teaching them yoga and meditation, studying Yogi Bhajan's teachings on Children and Child-raising, helping those children in our cities and commuities who need food or mentorship to be successful in life. Check out these 3HO resources and organizations:

Give a Child Self-Values

Child-Raising

Day 28: Refine your Yogic Diet

How about a short cleanse? Try out a new yogic recipe, eliminate all processed foods for a week, do something your body will thank you for. If your diet is already pristine, focus on eating more consciously and check out Bhog Kriya

Yogic Diet.

Cleansing Diet

Happy Liver!

Switch to being Vegetarian Diet

Day 29: Plant a Tree 

Yogi Bhajan said, "If you want to honor Guru Ram Das, plant a tree". Yogi Bhajan had a strong personal relationship with Guru Ram Das, and we will be celebrating Guru Ram Das' birthday soon on October 9th. Guru Simran Kaur wrote this short article regarding Yogi Bhajan and planting trees for Guru Ram Das. There are many environmental benefits to planting more trees too, including reducing the effect of CO2 emissions, reducing soil erosion, and beautifying the environment!

22 Benefits of Trees

Planting Trees to Help Climate Change

Day 30: What are Communities doing around the World?

We've heard from several communities from around the world about their plans for celebration both Yogi Bhajan's passing (October 6th) and Guru Ram Das's birthday (October 9th). In China, they are arranging to tune in to our 10,000 Lighthouses Meditation on October 9th, at 8:50 MDT. In Eugene, Oregon and the Philippines communities will be joining in the 2.5 hours of chanting Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur on Oct 9th, Guru Ram Das' birthday. In Vancouver, they have combined celebrating Yogi Bhajan's passing and Guru Ram Das' birthday with a "Lord of Miracles" celebration, which will include 11 days of chanting before Guru Ram Das' birthday, doing an Akhand Path, having special community yoga classes during the time between Yogi Bhajan's passing and Guru Ram Das' birthday Oct 6-9th, and sharing why they love Yogi Bhajan with each other! Check out this great program of a "National Seva Day" that has been organized by Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association of the United Kingdom. Its a great idea opportunity to put our values into action by serving people in need, wherever our communities are in the world. In South Africa, their focus is on teaching children and youth from underprivledged and currently disadvantaged backgrounds. The community in Belo Horizonte, Brazil is having a 3 day celebration event with sadhana, workshops, and sacred chant concerts. What are you planning on doing in your community? Let us know! Maybe some of these ideas will help you organize a celebration activity in your community!

Day 31: A Starry Night in Espanola

Yogi Bhajan left his body at 9:05 pm, MDT, on October 6th, 2004. Sat Nirmal Kaur from Espanola wrote this beautiful account of that night from her experience, along with a touching, personal poem to him. " A cold, clear night in Espanola. Summer is over. The sky is black. No clouds. No visible moon. The sky is carpeted with bright, shiny stars. At 9:15 pm the call came. The phone call we had been expecting for some time. The Siri Singh Sahib had left his body at 9:05pm" Read the rest of the article here

Day 32: Living in Compassion

"The English word for being dead while alive is compassion. Compassion is a state of recognizing the state of conscious and unconscious non-identity of every identity. And this compassionate state is described in the mool mantra: nirbhao, nirvair—you have no fear, and you have no vengeance." -Yogi Bhajan 
Read the article: Turning Loneliness to Oneness

Day 33: Begin the 11 Day Meditation for Guru Ram Das's Birthday

Every Fall we have the blessing of celebrating Guru Ram Das Ji's birthday. Known as the Lord of Miracles, Guru Ram Das embodied humility, service, and deep devotion. Guru Ram Das held a special place in Yogi Bhajan's heart. Our community looks to Guru Ram Das for guidance, healing, and protection. Many of our ashrams were named in his honor. Yogi Bhajan gave us a special sadhana to do in celebration of Guru Ram Das's birthday. We sing the Shabd Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru for 31 minutes each evening during the 11 days before Guru Ram Das' birthday on October 9th. Usually a different person will host chanting each night, followed by someone sharing a story about Yogi Bhajan, and then having dinner together.

Day 34: Join us for the 10,000 Lighthouses Global Meditation

Join us live by watching and mediating with us over our livestreaming of the Worldwide 10,000 Lighthouses Meditation on October 6th! Over ten thousand people from around the world will sit down to meditate in unison at exactly the same time, ten years from the historic moment at which Yogi Bhajan left his body. In the harmonic power of our meditative group consciousness we have the potential to raise the entire planetary vibration, amplifying the frequency of kindness and compassion that Yogi Bhajan so often spoke of. We request the honor of your presence as we create a global network of 10,000 spiritual lighthouses. You can participate from your home, from your yoga studio or wherever you can sit for 31 minutes at this remarkable hour. More details about how to join the livestream to come!

Day 35: Be a Conscious Communicator

Yogi Bhajan often talked about the importance of communication. It is also the topic of one of the 5 Level Two Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training courses. Here are two sources, one is a lecture excerpt which gives a good intro and overview of his theory of communication, and the other is a video that goes more in depth.

Lecture: What is Conscious Communication? "There are three ways to speak to someone. One is to create dialogue, one is to speak, and one is to talk. Talking is painful, like the conqueror and conquered communicating. Speaking is just understandable. Dialogue is beautiful and is desirable. Very few people can create dialogue, or intercourse, where two people talk in the same frequency, at the same moment, with the same passion, same compassion, same individuality and identity. Harmonious communication happens where there is oneness between the spheres of intelligence and consciousness, where hearts and heads meet."

In this video, Yogi Bhajan explains the nuances of words, word choices, and intention in order to communicate clearly, authentically, and consciously. "You have to develop an intuitve sense of communication, so you may not incur karma" (50 min, 3/25/1995)

 

 

Day 36: The Law of Excellence is: Obey, Serve, Love, Excel


For the last five days of our Sadhana, we will look in-depth at the concept of Obey, Serve, Love and Excel. These 4 concepts could arguably be considered the pillars of our 3HO way of life--how we can be Healthy, Happy, and Holy. Yogi Bhajan often referenced these 4 qualities, and how they are a powerful and simple 4-word guideline for life and way of being.

Today, here are 2 quotes, one from Yogi Bhajan, and one from Shiv Charan Singh Khalsa from Portugal, highlighting the overall concept of this phrase: "Law of spirituality is, obey, serve, love, excel. What you have, what you can learn, what you can expand, what you can experience, nobody can, provided you have the guts to serve. Provided you have the depth and courage to obey. Provided you have the ingredients to love, and provided you have the prayer to excel." - Yogi Bhajan (Lecture from Khalsa Council, 4/12/88) .

"To serve is to hold to our commitment no matter what circumstances we cross. No matter how strong the storm of fear or how great the doubt.
To love is to deliver your whole and true self, letting the heart go through the pain of stretching wider to reach the discovery that there is nothing the Light of God within cannot hold and deal with.
To Excel is to let that Light shine through into every single act you do" Shiv Charan Singh Khalsa, Portugal (http://www.kundaliniresearchinstitute.org/we_r_kri/).

Day 37: Obey

This is probably the hardest of these 4 words to understand. The concept of obediance seems contrary to the ideals of Aquarian equality, personal freedom, and inner reliance. The word "obedience" comes from the latin, "Ob" and "audire", meaning "to hear in the direction of". Obedience can in this context be understood as hearing, or listening, and then doing what you hear. This is also expressed in Japji--there are 4 sections about listening, followed immediately by 4 sections about obeying. The most precious and intimate voice to hear on the spiritual path is the voice of your Soul, your inner teacher, which is God speaking directly to you, from inside of you. There is also the path of having a living spiritual teacher and trusting and following their guidance.

Yogi Bhajan talks about the concept of obeying in this article, "The 10 Golden Rules of a Teacher". In order to be a teacher, you must know how to be a student. " "If you cannot obey, you shall never be in a position to command. If your five tattwas cannot obey, your five tattwas cannot, shall not, will not command. It doesn’t matter how much you study, how much you read, how much you know, and how powerful you think you are, you shall never have the grace to penetrate. Your words shall never have the power to make other people obey, because you have not obeyed".

Day 38: Serve

"You are here to serve, to uplift, to be graceful, to give the very deep love of your soul to all those in need. Through service you can win the world." Service is also known by the phrases "Seva" and "Karma Yoga" in yogic terms. Seva means selfless service--serving without thought of external reward or acknowledgement. Doing Seva is not only a way to help others, it is a way we help to clear ourselves by giving-- it is in giving that we can then recieve. During our Winter and Summer Solstice Events, everyone participates in Karma Yoga and the event completely relies on everyone helping to run camp. Seva is a core element in our 3HO lifestyle that Yogi Bhajan established for us to continue. Yogi Bhajan said we can live at each other, with each other, or for each other. Let's live for each other and serve the world! Here's an article written by GuruPrem Singh (LA), Being Present for True Service. We also have a short and personal account from Karta Purkh Singh (MI) about his experience serving as a Manager at Summer and Winter Solstices for many years, Is it Really Seva?

Day 39: Love

What is Love? This is one of the most pondered topics in human history. As with many of the other teaching in Kundalini Yoga the process of True Love starts internally with ourselves "Love is the experience of selflessness within oneself. No one else is involved. Love is a power beyond the being because love is a totality of the being". "When you feel and experience selflessnsess within yourself and you can vibrate for someone, then you are fulfilled with love. This is the highest state of individual consciousness." Then there is experiencing love in relationships, which can be with your partner, children, friends, family, and society. Here are a few articles on the topic of love: 10 Points on Love, Living in Love, Yogi Bhajan on Love.

Day 40: Excel

"Become 10 times greater than me"- That's what Yogi Bhajan told us. Creating students who become teachers who create teachers who create students, and so on. With each passing generation, we uplift and empower them to keep growing, expanding, and serving humanity, more that we did or were able. To excel means to be your true self, your Sat Nam, and live that identity in the world, and from that you are able to complete your destiny, your reason for being on the earth in this lifetime. Through commitment and service to your personal path and growth, the desire to serve will follow. From service, love will grow, and when love grows, you grow into your power and excellence. "When you live with your applied experience and applied consciousness, then nature will teach you to reach the master. And your mastery of obedience and service will bring you love and excellence. That's the law: obey, serve, love excel."- Yogi Bhajan