How to Teach Japji Sahib: Summer Solstice Report

by SDI Newsletter

How to Teach Japji Sahib: Summer Solstice Report

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Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa at the Summer Solstice 2012
Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa, Creative Director for Sikh Dharma International, taught a class at the 3HO Summer Solstice Celebration titled, “Teaching Japji Sahib: Awakening to Oneness.”

The 90 minute class was attended by long-time Sikh ministers, as well as Kundalini Yoga teachers and students. Those who attended expressed a sincere interest in understanding Guru Naanak’s Japji Sahib and the role of the Shabad Guru in spiritual development.

During the class, Ek Ong Kaar Kaur shared some basic tools to help teachers create the bridge between Kundalini Yoga and the practice of Japji Sahib. While Kundalini Yoga dates back thousands of years, Guru Naanak’s Japji Sahib is less than 500 years old. One of the many questions for Kundalini yoga students is, “Why is Japji Sahib so important to Yogi Bhajan’s teachings?” The class at Summer Solstice took a few steps towards answering that question.

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Summer Solstice 2012 Group
"What is Japji, do you know? Write it down. The translation of the future of Japji. Japji is a permutation and combination of the Sound Current to bring balance and relevancy to the productivity of the neurons in the brain via the hypothalamus. And it sets the pattern to experience Infinity." Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan, July 19, 1989.

The class at Summer Solstice was well-attended. A video of the class will be available on-line later this year.

During the class, Ek Ong Kaar Kaur also talked about a new program that Sikh Dharma International plans to introduce starting in the fall of 2012. The Japji Sahib Teacher Enhancement Program.

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Summer Solstice 2012 Meditation
Over the years, Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji taught in depth about Japji. The Japji Sahib Teacher Enhancement Program will help train teachers and ministers in the key concepts that Yogi Bhajan shared in relation to Guru Naanaks’s teaching.

Stay tuned to the Sikh Dharma International website,, for more information in the coming weeks and months about this program.


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