HARBHAJAN SINGH KHALSA
period of life : 1929 - 2004 | place of birth : Kot Harkarn, Gujranwala district, in the province of Punjab
parents : Dr. Kartar Singh Puri & Harikrishan kaur
spouse : Bibi Inderjit Kaur | children : Kulbir Singh, Kamaljit Kaur, Ranbir Singh
nationality : Indian | occupation : Spiritual teacher,spiritual director of the 3HO Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization
teacher/guru : Sant Hazara Singh
education : University of Humanistic Studies, University of the Punjab
" If you can't see God in all, you can't see God at all ”
“ It's not the life that matters, it's the courage that you bring to it". His challenge to students, Don't love me, love my teachings. Become ten times greater than me ”
" The strength behind communication is in its quality, not in its quantity. Your talk should be that of quality, not of quantity. You should use small sentences which say a lot. Or you should say a lot in small sentences "
BOOKS BY THE MASTER
" The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan: The Power of the Spoken Word '' ... '' The Master's Touch '' ... '' Foods for Health and Healing '' ... '' Mysteries of the unknown '' ... '' Relax & rejoice: A marriage manual '' ... '' 72 stories of God, good, and goods '' ... '' Yoga for the 90's: Kundalini Yoga '' ... '' The Power of Prayer '' ... '' Owner's manual for the human body '' ... '' The Golden Temple '' ... '' Furmaan Khalsa '' ... '' Physical wisdom '' ... '' The Ancient Art of Self Healing '' ... '' Contrast consciousness '' ...'' The institution of marriage ''... '' The Aquarian Teacher '' ... '' The Game of Love, A Book of Consciousness '' ...'' I am a Woman: Creative, Sacred and Invincible '' ...'' Reaching ME in me '' ... '' Kundalini Yoga Manual '' ... '' The Mind: Its Projections and Multiple Facets '' ... '' Breathwalk '' .
Harbhajan Singh also known as Yogi Bhajan and Siri Singh Sahib to his followers, was a Yogi, Spiritual Teacher, and Entrepreneur, who introduced Kundalini Yoga to the United States. He was the Spiritual Director of the 3HO (Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization) Foundation, with over 300 Centers in 35 countries. Harbhajan Singh Puri, was the son of a medical doctor. He spent his youth in privileged environments in private schools and his summers in the exclusive Dalhousie mountain region of Himachal Pradesh. As a young boy he attended a Catholic convent school.
When he became a United States Citizen in 1976, Yogi Bhajan changed his name legally to Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji. When he was just eight years old he began his yogic training with an enlightened teacher, Sant Hazara Singh, who proclaimed him to be a Master of Kundalini Yoga when he was sixteen and a half. Throughout his life, Harbhajan Singh continued his practice and pursuit of yogic knowledge
During the turmoil of partition in 1947, at the age of 18, he led his village of 7000 people, near what is Lahore Pakistan today, 325 miles on foot to safety in New Delhi, India, where he arrived with only the clothes on his back. He married Inderjit Kaur in 1952. They had two sons, Ranbir Singh and Kulbir Singh, and a daughter, Kamaljit Kaur.
Breaking the centuries old tradition of secrecy surrounding the empowering science of Kundalini Yoga, he began teaching it publicly. With the yogic sciences of Yoga, Meditation, Yogic Philosophy, and loving acceptance, he gave the soon to be called " Baby Boomers " an effective alternative to the prevalent drug culture. He called it the " 3HO " (healthy, happy, holy) way of life.
In July of 1969 the non-profit 3HO Foundation (Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization) was incorporated in California. 3HO's service to humanity is through Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and the Science of Humanology which improves physical well being, as well as deepening spiritual awareness.
He was a champion of women's rights, and believed that it is women who are the backbone of society, and since 1972 when he inaugurated the first of annual women's camps, he taught technology to turn 'chicks into eagles.'