In Frankfurt, Toronto, Amritsar, and Warwick
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 From April 12 to May 24, I was blessed to conduct 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. The clients and staff both participated and everyone seemed to enjoy the classes. I am thankful to Suzanne Ferguson and her collaborators at the Junior League for putting this together. The plan is to resume with weekly classes in the fall.
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 was slow, challenging work, but with a few final edits from Navrattan Singh, we finally sent the article to Gurmat Prakash. If they publish, this will be my first article in Punjabi. I naturally am hoping for the best.
Warwick, England My submission at the Fifth International Sikh Research Conference at the University of Warwick on June 17th on is “Mool Mantra and the Transmission of Meditative Awareness” went really well. My thesis was that Sikh tradition is grounded in meditation and that meditation rooted in Sikh tradition is transformative and accessible to all. There were some other really thoughtful presentations and I met some wonderful scholars, students, and spiritual travelers. 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. The presentations should be available in published format sometime in 2018.