A total new intake on Yogi Bhajan, his version of Kundalini-Yoga, 3HO and Sodarshan Chakra Kriya

1.) Yogi Bhajan Here is a very valuable webinar from Phillipe Deslippe who wrote the interesting article "From Maharaj to Mahan Tantric, of which I wanted to present an excerpt to you, but for anyone who is concerned about the authenticity of YB and the 3HO-version of Kundalini-Yoga I would recommend to watch the entire …

2.) critical questions about Sodarshan Chakra Kriya

Growing your own sun #2 (#1 here) A lot of doubts came up by readers after the first lesson which actually is good because we can deal with it straight away to help people who join this course later on. (Questions are in red, my answers in blue): "I am much to worried about the …

growing your sun #1

There are three motivational intros for this upcoming spiritual walkthrough. One for … … humans who are concerned about our host-planet… people who live in fear and/or isolation due to the coronavirus covid-19… and one for already spiritual inclined people Abrahamic monotheism started with Akhenaton about 3333 years ago. "Aton" means 'sun' so his name …

doubts about Sodarshan Chakra Kriya

FAQs Question (summary bold)answerIn terms of the Yogic energy system, what are the effects of doing prolonged practice of SCK for a few hours per day?This is a triangulating question because if I don't give a spectacular answer people walk away (as many did already), but if I do tell you fascinating stories, the focus …

Why we should evolve faster – and how to do it.

Look at the healthy attitude ancients have towards nature, who can recognise stars we only can photograph in professional observatories: https://youtu.be/ftFbCwJfs1I When being confronted with the damage our civilisation does to the environment the initial knee-jerk-reaction is to blame-shift either "the climate-change-leftists", or "the bad capitalists", but here lies the problem: We all are equally …

Thoughts on 3HO

How Sodarshan Chakra Kriya does stir up all the emotions A blue big aura is about Jupiter, which is one of the spiritual principles, which pervade all areas of life. Jupiter is related to: the index finger, the color blue, the throat chakra, spirituality, and qualities like expansion of the body, career or aura. All …

My week with Yogi Bhajan (part6)

Yogi Bhajan Coincidentally, just as I was at my peek of doing SCK for 2.5 hours daily, Yogi Bhajan (YB) came over to London and because someone stepped back from putting up some of his 3HO-organisation, I did fill that gap and let two members stay at my apartment. My young energy was still uncontrolled …

3 spirituelle Tugenden: Durchhalten, verlangsamen, ausbalancieren

Durchhalten Als ich einmal ein zehn-Tages Kurs Vipassana in Frankreich mitgemacht habe, hatte ich das Glück dem Gründer selbst, Goenka, zuhören zu dürfen, der sagte: "Die meisten spirituellen Anfänger wechseln ihre Richtung oft, aber wer Öl finden will, kann nicht mal hier 10m und dort 100m bohren, sondern muss an der selben Stelle sehr tief …

2 key virtues: persistence and deceleration

persistance I once had the luck of participating in a 10-day Vipassana course in France under the personal guidance of its founder Goenka , who said: "Most spiritual beginners change their discipline ever so often, but if one wants to find oil, it is futile to drill 10 m here and 100m there. One has to drill very …

The lesser known history of Yogi Bhajan part 5 – his biggest mistake: religion

You may be firm with the psychological term "alter-ego", but there is an aspect I see which seems not to be recognised too often: The alter-ego of any winner are the losers s/he did need in order to succeed. Same applies to anyone claiming the astrological sun-aspect for themselves (which is often taught in 3HO. …

The lesser known history of Yogi Bhajan part 4 – his dark sides

Now that I did prepare you gently by showing you some discrepancies in Yogi Bhajan's teachings with this article: https://www.academia.edu/4343215/From_Maharaj_to_Mahan_Tantric_The_Construction_of_Yogi_Bhajan_s_Kundalini_Yoga , I want to move on to the by far the most difficult part to convey to excited followers of any teacher they revere. Yes it is beautiful to have ones heart opened by given inspirations, …

The lesser known history of Yogi Bhajan part 3 – how he twisted {hi(s}tory) towards Sikhism.

This is the third and last part of the article named: From Maharaj to Mahan Tantric: The Construction of Yogi Bhajan's Kundalini Yoga Permalink: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6r63q6qn Journal: Sikh Formations, 8(3) Author: Deslippe, Philip Roland Publication Date: 2013-03-14 Sant Hazara Singh and the Title of Mahan Tantric In the spring of 1971, shortly after returning from the India trip, Yogi Bhajan …

The lesser known history of Yogi Bhajan part 2 – his Janus-face between Sikhism and Yoga

This is part 2 of the article From Maharaj to Mahan Tantric: The Construction of Yogi Bhajan’s Kundalini Yoga Philip Deslippe which you can read in full here: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6r63q6qn (the first part can be read here) The Construction of Kundalini Yoga When placed alongside the teachings of Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari and Maharaj Virsa Singh, it becomes …

The lesser known history of Yogi Bhajan part 1: Kundalini Yoga is not what he taught

Since this blog is dedicated to one specific exercise taught by Yogi Bhajan; yet nowhere else any of his exercises were taught, it is imperative to research into the history and sources, in order to be clear of the angle where his teachings came from. In the first 5 minutes of following video scholar Christopher …