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Ina distinguished delegation of Sikhs from India toured North America and Europe and offered their approval of Singh’s work. My friend remembers holding Huck out the window of the bus, all through that trip, letting him pee and poo.

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Kate begged me to give the shawl to her, so I did. I had no idea what she was saying, of course, but she was so angry that she got all choked up and was having a hard time speaking. Aside from the gravitas that your early experience lends any discussion of Bhajanism, you’ve also remained a Sikh.

The camera crew was a constant important element of the trip – which the sources I have spoke with all mention.

RoseLotus1 It would be interesting to find some paperwork from the early mahaaraja to see when the SSS was actually declared. Can’t wait to hear what everyone says about this amazing academic effort!

Bhajan cooked up his schtick, took his show on the road to India and got into hot water when he was called out on his scam by Virsa Singh, et al. Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari was there too and one of the young USA yogis demonstrated asanas to impress them.

Thus a bit of a war started up between the two Masters. With regard to what the author says it might be one of those things where – some years later – someone said that he took the title in and so it becomes gospel.


The Yogis arrived in Amritsar at 10pm one evening in a train of rickshaws. People were spontaneously dancing. Tomas was there when YB was attacked. Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari’s yoga had the maharxja up and down, back and forth, heavy breathing, breath of fire, stretch pose concepts.

How was it advertised? Mahagaja was during this trip to India that defendants claim that I took Sikh vows. This is one episode of Bhajanist history that did not register with me.

Bhajan ji had taken Rs 10, from him on the promise of getting him married to an American girl converted to Sikhism and also getting him a job permit in the U. White Tantra Sotantar Kaur. So half the folk from that first India trip in came back from India as Sikhs and half were not happy about what had happened. They had never seen a white Sikh.

It’s all power of the earth. I am so tired of current 3ho-ers dismissing ex members as disgruntled,and claiming they left because of personal issues.

Po for that matter, no need for tears. Virsa Singh, according to one source, spoke to the 80 yogis and explained to them that he never taught yoga, that yoga has nothing to do with Sikhi.

From Maharaj to Mahan Tantric: The Construction of Yogi Bhajan’s Kundalini Yoga

He also said that he journeyed all over India looking for a teacher and met many saints including Sai Baba. There was no Indian music or kirtan whatsoever.

Even the man in the streets of Amritsar and the clerks and peons of the S. They bailed YB out and fled, almost being stopped at the airport. It needs to be widely known in order to understand the complete truth about what was obviously a complicated and convoluted relationship. One of the yogis remembers being told that if any Sikh asked what they were up to, just tell them Naam Japo!


That was all that was needed. I jokingly said to Yogi Bhajan that Nirlep Kaur and he are chips off the old block, Virsa Singh – and it is quite probable that she has managed to please the unpredictable Akali leaders more than he could do. Money and sex were big too, but he was playing to Indira Gandhi’s and James Jesus Angleton’s audience.

This article is a huge breakthrough for this work. If true, I wonder why?

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YB bought and destroyed that film, but Dr. Before Indira Gandhi was killed Yogi Bhajan appears to have been on her side. Everyone blabbed everything to him and he arranged marriages, and blessed babies, and he met with local Sikhs and often spoke at Gurdwaras.

Before the first India trip – where YB took 80 yoga students to Virsa Singh’s commune, Gobind Sadan – YB told a reporter that it was a fact finding mission to India, to discover how to get American youth off of drugs. A warrant of arrest had been issued against Mr Puri yesterday, a few hours before he was scheduled to yo for the States along with about 40 ‘American Sikhs’ whom he had brought here.

Mon Dec 31, 8: The 80 yogis paid for the trip, and their accomodations were tents, they traveled by bus, and they were fed tantrif death by the Punjabi people everywhere they went. This maharwja huge theater.