In Frankfurt, Toronto, Amritsar, and Warwick This Spring
Blessings to you, wherever you are! By the grace of God and Guru, we live in amazing times. Kundalini Yoga and the blessings of Sat Nam are emerging and blossoming in all kinds of places, including my regular classes in Toronto and Brampton.
Frankfurt, Germany For three days, March 31-April 2, I was fortunate to share with eighteen dedicated yogis and therapists the technology of Kundalini Yoga for people with emotional trauma. My collaborator in this venture was Dr. Farah Jindani whose historic study in 2012 established the effectiveness of this program based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan.
Toronto, Canada On April 12, I was blessed to start an 8-week trial of Kundalini Yoga classes at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. This is an innovative approach for this premier institution where prescriptions and psychotherapy are the main interventions for people with mental health issues. I am thankful to Suzanne Ferguson and her collaborators at the Junior League for putting this together.
Toronto, Canada With fellow Kundalini Yoga teacher, Jashpreet Kaur I was able to participate on April 16 with hosts Ravinder Singh Pannu and Brig Nawab Heer in a live, televised show on mental health and meditation. The full interview – in Punjabi and English – is posted on my Facebook page.
Amritsar, India These past days, I have been busy with Navdeep Singh and Baljinder Singh, my dedicated helpers in translating a version of my original essay, “My Adventures with the True Name” into Punjabi for submission to a publication there. It is slow, challenging work, but so far, so good.
Warwick, England My submission to present at the Fifth International Sikh Research Conference has been accepted. God willing, I will be at the host University of Warwick on June 17th. The topic I will be presenting on is “Mool Mantra and the Transmission of Meditative Awareness.” My thesis is that Sikh tradition is grounded in meditation and that meditation rooted in Sikh tradition is transformative and accessible to all. I am grateful to my collaborators, Japp Kaur (aged 9 years) and Harjaap Singh (aged 5 years) for their excellent and wonderful contributions to my work.