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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mind and Meditation


IT ALL STARTS WITH SELF REVERENCE



"The Universe runs on FEAR and LOVE. Okay...so Love is a forcefield, is a current if you catch on that current you enjoy. if you get on the current of fear, you don't enjoy. Simple. That's not complicated. There's two types of people: happy people / unhappy people. Happy people are running their lives predominantly on the love energy current. So how do I infuse what's happening to me, infuse what i'm going through and keep it on that love current? There’s a very magical word called reverence. If I start to have reverence and I start to appreciate the sacredness, the uniqueness of the moment, of the situation, of the person, and I activate that as a flowing mental movement, reverence, that activates the Love force, and that will give me the power and elevation to move through whatever I need to move through." -Harijiwan


What is reverence?  It's a deep respect for someone or
 something. It comes from the latin word revereri  which means to "stand in awe of". How would your life change if you could live each and every day in awe of yourself, your life, and everything you experience?  And from that place, you could change the vibration of every thought you have and every action you performed. Each and every person you encounter could be affected by this love force activated in you and then your life could be an expression of LOVE,  GENEROSITY and GRATITUDE instead of fear, jealously and selfishness. Love is an expression of Creativity. Fear is the absence of Creativity. Therefore, as an artist, I want to learn how to optimize my every waking thought and action.

I am so grateful that I can attend the 2013 Mind and Meditation Level 2 course with Harijiwan and Tej next week in Grass Valley, California. I wouldn't miss these KRI Level 2 courses with these two outstanding master teachers for anything in the world.  Not only do I get to spend a solid week with my spiritual family and my teachers, but I also get to enjoy the beautiful setting of Grass Valley, CA.  I've  always wanted to take this particular module because it's the keystone of staying on that love energy current and living the MOST CREATIVE AND LOVING LIFE POSSIBLE.

I'm going. How about you?

Sat Nam,
Raghubir

2013

THE AQUARIAN TEACHER
TEACHERS TRAINING LEVEL 2

MIND AND MEDITATION

WITH
HARIJIWAN AND TEJ
GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
JULY 23-28, 2013



Sunday, July 7, 2013

VIVA LA MUSICA!

Sat Nam Everyone - 
I just got back from Summer Solstice on the magical land of Ram Das Puri and one of the greatest things about the trip was the acquisition of NEW FABULOUS MUSIC! Some of you have attended my classes where I featured some of these new musical mantric delights and just about all of you have asked for a playlist of some sort.  I'm going to give you some links and information here to help you on your way...  This is a good start!  any questions? just email me or post a comment. Happy downloading and listening and sharing.  
SUPPORT THE ARTS. 
Much love,
Raghubir Kaur
Ong Ong Lakshman, Gurujas Gurujas' sensational composition of this powerful prosperity mantra (produced by Adam Berry) PUT THIS ON AND CHANT
https://itunes.apple.com/album/ong-ong-lakshman/id669227956?v0=9991&ign-mpt=uo%3D1

KRISHNA KAUR - I played a few of her songs especially her amazing version of Rakhe Rakhanhaar which I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE
http://www.amazon.com/One-Creator-Krishna-Kaur/dp/B00CX6SCLI
The Essence, DharampalDharampal The Essence - ANAND!  Produced by Anthony Molina...
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-essence/id655802753


Simrit's new album will be released shortly and you can keep in the loop by visiting her facebook page...https://www.facebook.com/simritkaurmusic  Her album is called The Oracle Sessions. Anthony Molina produced and Harijiwan played the Gong.

You can order this through the Infinite Goddess website. I played the Wah Yantee by Amanbir.
http://www.infinitegoddess.com/news/introducing-second-compilation


Sacred Love MeditationsMiribai Ceiba's new album order through Spirit Voyage. Simply beautiful.
http://www.spiritvoyage.com/yoga/Sacred-Love-Meditations/Mirabai-Ceiba/CDS-004436.aspx

Sat Nam! Songs from Khalsa Youth CampSnatam's benefit album for the Khalsa Youth Camp is fantastic!
http://www.spiritvoyage.com/yoga/Sat-Nam!-Songs-from-Khalsa-Youth-Camp/Siri-Nam-Singh/CDS-004426.aspx

Bhangra Remix: Kundalini Mantra Fusion Mix
I played Jai Jagadeesh's cuts from this album http://www.spiritvoyage.com/yoga/Bhangra-Remix:-Kundalini-Mantra-Fusion-Mix/CDS-004425.aspx

Thursday, June 6, 2013

KUNDALINK AT SUMMER SOLSTICE AND 22 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO...


Sat Nam Everyone

Kundalink WILL be at Summer Solstice again this year and I'm bringing lots of colorful head coverings, nitnem covers, gong mallet bags, artesanal tee shirts (that you all love so much) and lots and lots of 100% cotton WHITE Kundawraps, EZ wraps, and Kundabinis so there'll be enough for anyone who wants to buy them.  See you at Ram Das Puri in a few weeks...

Here's an abridged version of 22 things you need to know before you go to solstice that I repost every year:


1. CAMPING
The first year I thought, that all I needed was a very small and light tent to sleep in. NOT! LET ME TELL YOU THAT YOU SHOULD GET A TENT THAT YOU CAN STAND UP IN. It doesn't have to sleep 16,  but you should be able to stand up in it. My first year I couldn't stand up and I was changing my clothes in a crow squat. It was light to carry, easy to assemble, and basically disposable. And I did dispose of it because it was useless. The second year, I bought a larger, more commodious tent with better construction. THERE IS WEATHER THERE, SO MAKE SURE YOUR TENT IS WATERPROOF and sturdy enough to withstand rain and wind. LAST YEAR WE HAD FEROCIOUS WINDS AND A STRONG TENT IS A MUST IF YOU WANT TO HAVE SOMEWHERE TO SLEEP. Some people came back from events on the site only to find their tents collapsed or if there's rain, their belongings sopping wet. This is avoidable...so I say, Invest in a decent tent that is waterproof and large enough to stand up in. (REI, TARGET, COSTCO all have good tents)There are other more expensive tents out there but these stores carry good strong tents at a fair price.  You can also check Amazon.com. Last year I brought a gigantic tent that was the size of a one bedroom apartment....it was too big for just me.

2. CLOTHING
Bring clothing that is easy to wash by hand, layer-able, and warm. It can get both very cold and very hot. If you are there for a while, you'll need to wash your clothes....which you'll probably wash by hand and hang up on a line or a tree. Bring lots of t shirts, comfortable pants, etc. for yoga practice, serving and "playing". Bring something to wash them with. I BRING DR. BRONNERS LIQUID SOAP BECAUSE I USE IT FOR BODY SOAP, SHAMPOO, AND LAUNDERING.

3. WEATHER
Be prepared for the rain: waterproof tent with rain flap. a portable, foldable rain coat or poncho is a good thing to have just in case. If you don't like to walk in the rain, bring an umbrella. Be prepared for high winds.  Make sure your tent is secured and tied down and not in an exposed area where it might fall prey to high winds from all directions.  As I said before, a good strong tent is worth the investment.  

4. FIRST AID
There is a first aid building on the property which is well stocked with things for minor pain and discomfort, sunburn, scrapes and abrasions, etc. There are doctors and nurses on staff for anything more serious. SO IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU MIGHT NEED, BRING IT. IT'S GOOD TO HAVE A FIRST AID KIT OF YOUR OWN....don't forget your prescription medication or supplements that you are used to taking. If you have a way to handle muscle pain (narayan oil, arnica, traumeel, ben gay, etc. for example) bring that with you.

There are massage therapists, chiropractors, healers offering their services in the bazaar tent so you can handle most minor injuries or discomfort for a reasonable fee. Just remember to bring what you think you might need based on your past experiences.

5) EATING AND DRINKING
Bring water bottles, hot bottle for yogi tea, eating utensils, a plate (reg food) and bowl(soup). You can pick these things up at places like Costplus, an Army/Navy store or Target. You'll be washing your own plates and utensils at every meal. There are water dispensaries all over the site which includes electrolyte water, too. You don't need to bring dishwashing soap...they have it at the dishwashing station. 

6. FOOTWEAR
The terrain is rough and dry and while flip flops might be ideal for going to and from the shower area, your feet are going to get beat up. Trust me. If you are the slip-on, slip-off kind of person that I am, I like to use keen-type sandals which are waterproof, easy to get in and out of, offer support, and cover the toes (if you choose). I got mine at REI and it'll be another year I'll be wearing them all the time... if you know what you want, you can go to Zappos and get them for less money. I wear the Venice H2.....and the Daytona...both EXCELLENT CHOICES FOR SOLSTICE! While we're on the subject of feet, there is a foot therapy station at Solstice...
...and I highly recommend bringing BANDAIDS, FOOTCREAM, etc. because I can guarantee that your feet will get DRY.  REALLY DRY.

7. WAKING UP-
Bring a battery operated alarm clock (and batteries). Even though every morning at 3am before sadhana, Guru Singh and his band of 20-60 merry people walk through the camp sites starting at around 3 singing "RISE UP"...you still may want a back up plan.

8. TOILETRIES
SUNSCREEN, LIP BALM, SKIN LOTIONS, TOOTHBRUSH AND TOOTHPASTE. BRING YOUR OWN TOWELS AND WHATEVER ELSE YOU NEED TO STAY GORGEOUS AND HAPPY ON YOUR TRIP IN THE HIGH DESERT. OH DON'T FORGET THE Q-TIPS.

9. FOR WHITE TANTRIC YOGA YOU'LL NEED:
10. THERE IS NO HOT WATER. COLD SHOWERS. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE COLD SHOWERS. If you are not used to taking cold showers, now is a good time to practice it. By the time you get to solstice, you'll be a pro.

11. SADHANA
Sheepskin, yoga mat, warm blanket, and a hoodie or something warm for morning sadhana. Some people take their entire bedding to the tent! It's pretty cold when you start but you warm up pretty quickly after you start doing yoga at 4 am. 

12. THE SUN IS STRONG
Bring a hat to protect you head from the sun unless you wear a headcovering. And Don't forget the sunscreen...

13. NIGHTTIME
Bring the following for a comfortable nights sleep: SLEEPING BAG, WARM BEDDING, YOUR PILLOW, SLEEPING PAD OR AIR MATRESS OR COT. IF YOU BRING AN AIR MATRESS, TRY TO GET ONE THAT HAS A BATTERY OPERATED BUILT IN AIR PUMP. (otherwise you'll be dragging it around all the time to electrical sources to refill it)

14. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Bring a bathing suit just in case. Some people go down the hill to the hot springs and you might, too.

15.EVERYTHING IN ONE PLACE
Bring a bag to carry around your stuff. Of course you can buy a tote bag at the Kundalink.com table in the Bazaar (which is perfect for taking your personals to the showers)  if you don't get one on line NOW....They used to let you bring your own bags into the tantric shelter, but now they give you a uniform size bag when you register.

***************16) BE THE LIGHT*********************
Bring a flashlight OR one of these head lamps. If I have to recommend ONE THING that I couldn't do without, I would say it was one of these.  I USE THE HEADLAMP BECAUSE WHEN I WALK TO THE BATHROOM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND I AM CARRYING THINGS TO THE BATHROOM, I NEED MY HANDS and you might, too! Highly recommended. No not recommended....NECESSARY.
Campers Micro LED Head Lamp with Hat Clip (High/Low Beam)

17. PARTY TIME
On the 3HO website, they suggested bringing one or two dressy outfits for social events, but i have to say, this is not really necessary. It's pretty casual.

18. EXTRA PROTECTION
Bring a hooded windbreaker or hoodie... layers of clothing is the best way to go. I rarely wore socks although they can be helpful in the early morning chill.
AND if you need to charge your ipod or iphone or cellular, there's a charging station and you can plug in from time to time. I can tell you that you won't be using your phone very much, or at least much less that usual. The reception has been intermittent in the past. 

19. KEEP IT CLEAN
A "DOORMAT". SOME HEAVY TOWEL OR SHOWER MAT SO THAT YOU CAN WIPE YOUR FEET OFF BEFORE YOU ENTER YOUR TENT. JUST A THOUGHT....

********20. TRAVEL LIGHT*************
The best advice I can give you is to travel light. You should be able to fit everything in a duffle bag and a medium suitcase. Try to keep your things to a minimum....and make sure you have enough clothes to layer and keep in rotation, comfortable shoes, comfortable bedding, and a tent that you can stand up in. You won't believe how helpful, generous and friendly everyone is and if you need something, if someone there doesn't have it, you can always go down the hill into "civilization" and buy it.

21.SHOW ME THE MONEY!
Bring some money because you can get some fantastic products at the bazaar.... many vendors take credit cards and checks, but cash is always nice!!! see you there! www.kundalink.com

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST...
22) EK ONG KAR'S (ELENA'S) SOLSTICE MOVIES ARE THE ABSOLUTE BEST AND GIVE YOU A REAL SENSE OF WHAT BEING AT SOLSTICE IS ALL ABOUT. THIS ONE IS FROM 2012.





IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT RAGHUBIR@KUNDALINK.COM AND I HOPE YOU'LL STOP BY MY TABLE AT THE BAZAAR AND SAY HELLO. WE SELL WHOLESALE, BY THE WAY...SO IF YOU'RE INTERESTED PLEASE INQUIRE.
SAT NAM,
RAGHUBIR

Thursday, May 9, 2013

VITALITY AND STRESS

I'm getting on the horn to tell you...
Level 2 Vitality and Stress Teacher Training is Coming to Town!!!

WHEN TWO MASTERS COME TOGETHER TO BRING THE TEACHINGS OF YOGI BHAJAN TO YOU IN AN ENERGETICALLY POWERFUL AND COMPREHENSIVE MANNER,  YOU KNOW IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY THAT CAN'T BE MISSED.

HARIJIWAN AND TEJ ARE THOSE TWO MASTERS AND THEY ARE HOLDING THE LEVEL 2 VITALITY AND STRESS TEACHER TRAINING IN SANTA MONICA THE WEEK OF MAY 20.  

YOU CAN ATTEND THE ENTIRE COURSE OR JUST DROP IN FOR THE EVENING SESSIONS. EITHER WAY, YOUR TIME WILL BE WELL SPENT IN THE COMPANY OF EXTRAORDINARY TEACHERS, MAGNIFICENT TEACHINGS AND LIKE-MINDED SOULS.


FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION


2013 The Aquarian Teacher
Teacher Training Level 2 Vitality and Stress
with Harijiwan and Tej
Santa Monica, CA
May 20-25, 2013

CONTACT
gurujas@harijiwan.com

Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club
1210 4th Street
Santa Monica CA 90401

COST
$1100 paid in full by May 13
$1200 paid in full by May 20

TIMES
Aquarian Sadhana 4-6am optional open to community
Monday May 20 7pm - 10pm
Tuesday, May 21 - Saturday May 25 8am - 8pm

SAT NAM
SEE YOU THERE

RAGHUBIR


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