Adopt A Class Room Fundraiser

Adopt A Class Room Fundraiser

Hari Kaur Monday 7pm 25th
With special sound meditation relaxation with Mark Hartman and friends. 

Primary school children are in need of financial assistance for basic education. 

Children who live in villages of Northern India, bordering Pakistan are studying in Punjab government schools that do not have the proper infrastructure in classrooms and playgrounds, and school materials. The families are so poor that they can't afford school clothes and basic supplies. Because they live in rural areas near the border of Northern India where political tension exists, help never reaches them, and they suffer greatly as victims. 

My friend Amarjeet Singh, a school teacher who also runs several non-profit organizations, has taken on this project personally, along with a few dedicated volunteers.  Their desire is bring changes in the lives of the youngest children, between the ages of 3 to 7. The funds will go directly towards this project, executed by dedicated volunteers who will paint the rooms, refurnish the classrooms, and obtain supplies such as classroom benches, school clothes, bags, books, educational toys, and sports kits. Effort is to create an atmosphere in the various schools to establish a foundation for proper education.  Amarjeet and his friends are ready to help in whatever way they can. The photos below were taken of the children who need help, along with examples of good schools which may be replicated. The cost per room is approximately 25000 rupees (~$350 USD).

The goal is to supply these children and schools with the materials to create a positive environment for them to be motivated towards education for a brighter future, instead of falling prey to drugs and crime. Amarjeet and his friends have donated their own money towards this project, but are also asking for additional donations to keep this project going.  Collective donations will be sent directly to Amarjeet to fund this project.

I hope that you or your family/friends, can help these children by donating any amount towards adopting a classroom of your own. Amarjeet will update you on the progress of these projects with the donations that you have kindly offered.

Thank you for your taking the time to read this. Many children will benefit from your generosity!

 

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Level 2 Teacher Training | Conscious Communication

Level 2 Teacher Training | Conscious Communication

Conscious Communication
with Hari Kaur & Harbhajan Kaur

About the course
What do we mean by communication? The definition of communication is a practice that creates a “common notion” with another person or object of attention…At what level do we communicate? Did you ever learn that your existence is your communication? Your projection is your relationship? You are the power? But life is often sour. There is no happiness, because your communication has no purpose of Self. You communicate to impress someone. You don’t communicate to relate you to someone. That’s why you suffer now. You don’t communicate consciously. —Yogi Bhajan

Key Topics:

  • Recognize and contrast conscious communication with other types of communication

  • The role of silence and shuniya in communication

  • The art of deep listening—“sunni-ai”

  • Mastering the Fifth Chakra / Throat chakra

  • Recognizing your shadow and overcoming your blocks through applied consciousness

  • Communicating with the Infinite and the nature of prayer

  • Learning to listen and respond with compassion

Use your communication skills to create a common notion with others—even those you disagree with. Communicate your whole Self, with awareness, kindness and fearlessness. Listen—don’t just hear. Elevate your communication to the power of creative dialogue so that life becomes a flow, in harmony with the Infinite.

Harbhajan Kaur Khalsa is a KRI-certified Lead Trainer and Mentoring Lead for Kundalini Yoga, with an acknowledged specialty in Mantra, Naad Yoga, and Shabd Guru.  Harbhajan Kaur teaches Kundalini Yoga and Meditation; Teacher Training Levels 1 and 2 and 21 Stages of Meditation; Women’s Courses and Kirtan/Voice. One of the elders gifted from a treasure trove of knowledge and experience Yogi Bhajan shared with his students, Harbhajan Kaur seeks to “give forward” the benefits of his extensive and priceless teachings.

Pre-requisites & Certification requirements:

  • Level 1 certification is a pre-requisite for participation.

  • Level 1 certification is required to qualify for completion credit of Level 2 modules.

  • The module being offered is one of five required for KRI Level 2 Practitioner certification. 

$1250 Full Registration — Click here to read more

Listen Up w/ Natasha and Lorenz Sell

Listen Up w/ Natasha and Lorenz Sell

Sunday, April 7
1pm—4pm

Cost: $45 pre-registration / $50 day of

Listening is a subtle art form at the root of spiritual practice and harmonious human relations. As such, it is both an outward facing and inward facing function. As listening deepens it becomes a singular process of bringing awareness to the entirety of an experience.

When Guru Nanak, founder of Sikh Dharma, came out of samadhi, he spoke 36 stanzas of which four were about listening. Each stanza concludes with: Deeply listening, sorrows and errors depart

The implication is that when we listen deeply enough all things merge into singularity. Or, put more simply, we cultivate an understanding and acceptance of every situation based on the interrelatedness of all existence - thus all sorrows and errors depart.  

But… how does one cultivate this quality of listening? The first step is to recognize that listening is a practice. It is a relational practice not unlike meditation that requires consistent effort, practice, and even study to truly master. In this workshop, you will learn:

  •  The building blocks of a listening process that will help you become a much better listener

  •  To observe your internal experience during a conversation in a way that will significantly expand your ability to communicate and be present

  •  Simple daily practices that will help you improve your listening


Natasha and Lorenz have been guiding and facilitating small group interactions since 2012.  They are co-founders of sutra.co, a software platform designed around small group, collaborative learning with an emphasis on deep communication and conversational intelligence.  Sutra supports the online learning component of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma as well as numerous mindfulness oriented courses. They are both certified Kundalini Yoga teachers and have worked closely with Hari Kaur Khalsa to produce several online courses.

Their work integrates a masters study from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with Theory U work from MIT professor Otto Scharmer and Immunity To Change methodologies from Harvard professors Robert Keegan and Lisa Lahey.

Your Mind & You | A Full-Day Relationship and Power Immersion for Yogis w/ Randhir

Saturday, April 13
8:30 am - 5:30 pm (includes 1.5 hour class and meal/tea breaks)
Price: $108 (pre-registration) $125 (day-of)

A Kundalini Yoga course for a new understanding of your mind, its powers and perils, and how you can apply it to create peace, health, and happiness instead of stress, anxiety, and destruction

What is the mind and what does it do?  Hardly anyone, including scientists and health-care professionals has definite answers to these fundamental questions. However, yogic teachings provide amazing insights and fill the gaps that Western science hasn’t reached yet.

Does your mind  act like a gracious servant or an disobedient child? Yogi Bhajan says the mind was given to us as a servant of our soul, but very few people have a truly functional relationship with their minds. Instead, the mind has taken over inside of us and the world at large. Incessant thinking and identification with thought are the norm, cutting us off from life itself—and high levels of stress, anxiety, and destruction are a direct result.

This course is designed to help you understand and break the dominance of the mind and make it your friend instead of an enemy. We will explore ancient yogic teachings that are the source of true health and happiness, while manifesting beauty and prosperity. We will learn and practice techniques to heal our mental and physical health, our environments, and the planet.

 Topics include:

  • Yogic Anatomy of the Mind - What, where, why is it?

  • Intuition versus Intellect - Thoughts and Emotions.

  • Incessant thinking - Ways to stop and heal.

  • The Process of Manifestation - A basic human capacity.

  • Mind-made realities - Trouble or Paradise?

  • Identifying the work of the mind in your life.

  • The ego and its games.

  • Types of Meditation & Tools for taming the mind.

  • Yoga for creating a new foundation of mind and spirit.

For all levels. Please wear comfortable clothes for yoga and meditation and bring a pen and notebook.