YOGI BHAJAN BIRTHDAY BASH
Friday 26 August 5-8am
Sunday 28 August 2-5pm
Friday, 26 August – 5-8 AM • One KX
Following a longstanding tradition in the global Kundalini community, on the occasion of Yogi Bhajan's birthday, we will gather together in the early hours of the morning and chant the Adi Shakti Mantra (a.k.a Long Ek Ong Kar's or Morning Call) continuously for 2 1/2 hours. We will complete this special sadhana by chanting the Guru Ram Das chant for 11 minutes. Kundalini Yogis all over the world will be participating in this powerful meditative experience.
The first mantra Yogi Bhajan taught in the United States, the Adi Shakti Mantra is a potent mantra to awaken the Kundalini energy, connect the finite self with the universal self, and to invoke a state of bliss. Meditating for 2 1/2 hours affects the psyche, clearing the subconscious mind and allowing new and more elevating thought patterns to become established.
The Guru Ram Das chant opens the heart and invokes humility and self-healing, calling on the spiritual guidance and protective grace of Guru Ram Das. This mantra was Yogi Bhajan’s personal mantra.
This morning meditation is being offered by donation. Proceeds will offset the expenses incurred by One KX to open their doors to us and to support the Guru Ram Das Project which is a UK based charity set-up with the primary aim of improving the mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing of the community especially by sharing the technology of Kundalini Yoga with people and groups who wouldn't otherwise have access.
Suggested donation: £11 cash at the door.
YMCA at One KX • 120 Cromer Street • London WC1H 8BS
Embrace Your Excellence
Sunday, 28 August – 2-5 PM • One KX
Yogi Bhajan gave us a vast array of tools to untap our strength, intelligence and intuition within. What better way to honor this incredible legacy than to cultivate and explore our own excellence? Through the practice of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation we can empower ourselves to live up to our highest destiny, to be strong, intuitive, graceful, compassionate, kind, and truly healthy, happy, and holy. This workshop will include a vigorous kriya led by Sat Shakti Kaur, deep meditation led by Rashpal Kaur and live music and chanting by Sat Siri Singh Khalsa and Harv Siddhu.
Following the workshop, there will be an optional dinner at the Thenga Café and, of course, birthday cake. We will also have a popup shop featuring creations from our local sangat including Shakta Kaur's handmade soap and aromatherapy oils, and malas and jewelry from Sohavi, and more!
£20 preregistered, £25 on the day
Post-workshop vegan dinner at the THENGA Café: £5
YMCA at One KX • 120 Cromer Street • London WC1H 8BS
About the Teachers & Musicians
Rashpal Kaur is a devoted yogini, who made a life changing journey to India over 10 years ago to train in the teachings of kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Her passion is to teach what she is called to learn. An experienced teacher that guides by honouring the intuitive feminine intelligence present in all of us. She is also a coach and Well Woman/Womb Yoga teacher holding a monthly women’s circle around the new moon.
She runs workshops, retreats, monthly meditation classes, and is currently working on a collaboration to produce a women’s yoga camp in May 2017. To learn more about Rashpal, you can view her website here: www.teraa13.com.
Harv Siddhu writes about his path as a musician: Kundalini Yoga has an inextricable link with sound and mantra and my first experience of this was as a six year old at my Sikh Gurdwara. I remember hearing a beautiful rendition of kirtan from the guru from what I thought were angels dressed in white. These were Yogi Bhajan's first teachers on a UK tour. As I grew up I was always encouraged to play tabla by my late father and as a family we performed hundreds of wedding ceremonies. Thanks to this upbringing I have been blessed recently to play with many wonderful musicians like Sat Siri Singh , Siri Sadhana Kaur as well as play at the European Kundalini Yoga Festival with JAP mantra from Germany.
SS Sat Siri Singh Khalsa is a student of the Guru. He keeps himself busy as a Kundalini Yoga teacher and trainer, Minister for Sikh Dharma, and musician. He finds fulfillment by studying and practicing the spiritual teaching, its everyday life application, and by serving people to find well-being and fulfillment. He is Level 2 certified by the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI), and member of the UK Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (KYTA). He has been teaching Kundalini Yoga and related sciences since 2003.
Sat Siri Singh has trained with Karta Singh Khalsa and Amrit Nam Sarovar. He is Singh Sahib (minister) with the Ministry of Sikh Dharma International, available for spiritual ceremonies and life counseling. He regularly organizes yoga pilgrimages to India. He works as website and newsletter editor for KYTA, and is Trustee of the Guru Ram Das Project in London.
Sat Siri Singh's passion is to study, apply and share about the teachings of Gurbani and other sacred scriptures. He is studying classical Indian raag music with Ustad Surjit Singh Namdhari, playing Rabaab and singing the Shabad of Siri Guru Granth Sahib, or playing guitar for Mantra meditation. He has a PhD in theoretical physics from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
To learn more about Sat Shakti Kaur, click here.