As teachers, healers, and scholars of the Divine, Sikh Dharma Ministers serve in many ways. Please enjoy learning about these wonderful publications and productions by Sikh Dharma Ministers.
Dementia-Friendly Worship: A Multifaith Handbook for Chaplains, Clergy and Faith Communities
(with a chapter written by Sikh Dharma International Ministers)
Religious faith is a powerful source of comfort and support for individuals and families facing dementia. Many faith leaders need help in adapting their ministries to address the worship/spiritual needs of this group. A product of Faith United Against Alzheimer’s, this handbook by 45 different authors represents diverse faith traditions, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Native American. It provides practical help in developing services and creating dementia friendly faith communities.
It gives an understanding of the cognitive, communicative and physical abilities of people with dementia and shows what chaplains, clergy and lay persons can do to engage them through worship. Included are several articles by persons living with dementia.
Mantra: Personal Guidance
through the Power of the Word
by Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, PhD
Bhai Sahiba of Sikh Dharma International
This book, published by the Kundalini Research Institute, contains hundreds of beautiful mantras to recite and repeat for many personal and spiritual needs you face in your life. The mantras and sacredl hymns of the Sikhs in this book have been lovingly collected, translated, and commented upon by the devoted wife of the Siri Singh Sahib (Yogi Bhajan), the spiritual teacher who brought Kundalini Yoga to the United States in 1969 and built the extensive 3HO (Happy, Healthy, Holy Organization) and Sikh Dharma International worldwide community.
Kundalini Yoga teachers follow a variety of spiritual paths, and the mantras in Kundalini Yoga are of a universal nature. They transcend religious belief and embody universal truths that every human being can experience. Containing many Sikh shabds (sacred hymns), this book also reminds us that the Siri Guru Granth Sahib is the source of solace, strength, support, protection, and healing.
The Siri Singh Sahib taught that “we, as spiritual beings in this earthly realm, believe in the unity of all humankind as the highest order of existence and that a person of any religious doctrine, whether it be Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, etc., can always use this knowledge. The sound current is a universal tool for all people to be protected and promoted to victory.”
Anand Sahib – Song of Bliss
Musical CD (English and Gurmukhi)
by SS Mata Mandir Singh Khalsa & SS Sat Ganesha Singh Khalsa
A recently-released two-CD musical version (English and Gurmukhi) of the Anand Sahib of Guru Amar Das Ji has been lovingly produced by SS Mata Mandir Singh Khalsa and SS Sat Ganesha Singh Khalsa. According to the CD liner notes:
“As with any great work…the Anand Sahib by Guru Amar Das…stands on its own. The experience of your one-to-one reading, reciting, [and] listening is something that no one can take away. As the Siri Singh Sahib said: ‘the only thing that cannot let you fall apart is your own inner experience. It won’t let you fall apart.’ (April 14, 1987)
“The start for this project was about 2009 when we re-discovered the poem about the Anand Sahib (p. 235) by the Siri Singh Sahib in the Furmaan Khalsa-Poems to Live By. It is a poem that inspires yet is bold enough to not be misunderstood where Anand Sahib stands in Sikh history.
“We committed to bringing a musical version of the complete 40 pauris of Guru Amar Das’s Anand Sahib. Our lives have been totally enriched by the experience. In these overwhelming and fast-paced times, if others lives are touched and inspired by the effect of Anand Sahib (Song of Bliss), we are grateful.”—SS Mata Mandir Singh Khalsa and SS Sat Ganesha Singh Khalsa
In his poem in Furmaan Khalsa, the Siri Singh Sahib says: “The one who reads the Complete Anand/Gains all the glory of a Man of God/So sing the Complete Anand, my friend!/For this is the Way of Divine Light.” This new musical production is a loving tribute to the bani of the Third Guru. It is a blessing for all seekers to be able to enjoy this beautiful new musical version devotedly created by two Sikh Dharma Ministers.
To purchase this new CD, visit www.yogaofsound.com.
The Essential Element:
Getting the Most out of Yogi Bhajan’s
Core Teaching on Morning Sadhana
by SS Jot Singh Khalsa
Ideally, early morning sadhana, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, incorporates Japji Sahib (Sikh prayer of attunement with the soul), Kundalini yoga, meditation and Gurdwara (Guru’s Gate) a meditative, music-based prayer service that Yogi Bhajan referred to as the social part of sadhana.
During approximately four decades of worldwide teaching, Yogi Bhajan consistently referred to daily sadhana as the most important practice once could do to enable self-mastery and achieve and maintain success.
In his first book, The Essential Element, SS Jot Singh shares his experience of practicing daily early morning Kundalini Yoga and meditation (Sadhana) for over 40 years. Included are techniques, tips and vegetarian recipes to support you developing a practice, and many quotes by Yogi Bhajan on the subject. The book also offers numerous suggestions to support your efforts building consistency with a practice which will uplift and transform you.
Available at amazon.com (eBook) and also available from varied Kundalini Yoga product retailers. To learn more about Jot Singh Khalsa, visit www.TheKhalsaRaj.com and www.KhalsaKirpans.com
Meditation of the Soul: JapJi Daily Practice & Learning Tool
by SS Snatam Kaur Khalsa
This meditation tool is for anyone who would like to deepen their meditation practice by learning Jap Ji, Guru Nanak’s Meditation of the Soul. Experience your own enlightenment as your soul awakens in the recitation of these sacred words. The set includes Jap Ji Daily Practice Book and Jap Ji Double CD with recitation tools and pronunciation guides to support you in the mastering of JapJi Sahib.
Merging With the Infinite:
Quotations and Kriyas on Death and Dying
Edited by SS Hargopal Kaur Khalsa
“If a person doesn’t know how to die and doesn’t know where the grace is or how to confront that last moment, what is the purpose of life?”—Yogi Bhajan
At some point, we are all going home. We don’t know if it will be tomorrow or many years from now. Preparing ourselves is vital—so that we can face our mortality, with neutrality and consciousness. If we are not impersonal at the point of death, “wherever your mind will take you, that shall be your next destination.” This book presents Yogi Bhajan’s teachings, in his words, on what death is, the process of dying, how to be prepared, what to chant, and how to reach a state of deathlessness.
by SS Ek On Kaar Kaur Khalsa
The Sacred Way of the Sikhs flowers beautifully under the fifth Master, Guru Arjan, who composed Sukhmani Sahib—The Jewel of Peace. With tremendous subtlety and sophistication, Guru Arjan guides us to understand the essential non-dualistic nature of life.
Sikh Dharma Minister SS Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa has poetically interpreted this poem of spiritual longing and experience. “Seeing the One as the Doer of everything, we can surrender fear, anger and anxiety. When we recognize our own Divine Nature, our mind will crystallize into peace. Guru Arjan, through Sukhmani Sahib, gives humanity a wonderfully positive teaching,” says SS Ek Ong Kaar Kaur.
Healing Addictive Behavior and Meditations for Addictive Behavior
by SS Mukta Kaur Khalsa
The teachings of SuperHealth for addictive behavior, as given by Yogi Bhajan (the Siri Singh Sahib of Sikh Dharma) have spread far and wide. SS Mukta Kaur, Sikh Dharma Minister, recently shared that her manuals based on these teachings—Meditations for Addictive Behavior and the newly published Healing Addictive Behavior—are now translated into Chinese. According to Mukta Kaur, “SuperHealth helps to serve as a perfect blend of the best of ancient wisdom of the East with the innovations of the West.” She notes that SuperHealth training has been approved as a continuing education provider by the American Holistic Nurses Association.
SS Mukta Kaur and SuperHealth offer Specialty Professional Training for healing addictive behavior. The manuals accompany the training and are also available to the general public, offering ancient wisdom for our modern times.
Enlightened Bodies: Exploring Physical and Subtle Human Anatomy
by SS Japa Kaur Khalsa, DOM and Nirmal Lumpkin, LMT
This new book based on Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan (aka the Siri Singh Sahib) was written for yoga enthusiasts and healthcare practitioners who are looking for a deeper understanding of the human body and ways to incorporate complementary health practices in their treatment plan. Designed to inspire and elevate the approach and study of the human body, interconnecting anatomy, physiology, and ancient yogic teachings.
Enlightened Bodies presents the complexities of the body in a refreshing and approachable style, integrating multiple perspectives including human anatomy, Ayurveda, Kundalini Yoga, and Traditional Chinese medicine.
Rajni (historical novel)
by SS Gurutej Singh Khalsa
This fictional work requested by the Siri Singh Sahib to be written by Gurutej Singh “sends readers on a spiritual journey of tolerance, understanding and perseverance.” Rajni is a moving epic drawn from myth, legend, and historical events. At the age of 14, Rajni’s life changes when her father forces her to marry a handicapped leper and subsequently disowns her.
Obligated to carry her husband on her back as she searches for the Guru of Miracles and the sacred water, Rajni embarks on a selfless and unforgettable journey where she makes an amazing discovery. She and her creator will reveal the power of love, sacrifice, and the elevation of the soul as a miracle is unveiled.
Five Paragons of Peace:
Magic and Magnificence in the Guru’s Way
by SS Guru Fatha Singh Khalsa
Five Paragons of Peace is a book about our dawning Aquarian reality filled with hundreds of stories of the heights of human excellence, the grandeur of nature, and the wonder of the cosmic design.
Seasons of Caring:
Meditations for Alzheimer’s
and Dementia Caregivers
featuring contributions by SS Kirti Kaur Khalsa
Winner of the 2015 Caregiver Friendly Award, Seasons of Caring offers the gifts of hope, encouragement, compassion, and empathy to those on the difficult journey of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
The book is a product of the Clergy Against Alzheimer’s Network, an interfaith national network of clergy, laity, and faith organizations working to focus attention on improved treatment, better care and a cure for dementia. Seasons of Caring champions the dignity of all those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and is a resource in raising awareness about this disease and helping to remove its stigma.
Dying Into Life: The Yoga of Death, Loss and Transformation
by SS Jivan Joti Kaur Khalsa, PhD
Life teaches us that our journey cannot be mapped or controlled. But with training, we can prepare ourselves to view and respond to our challenges with more grace and inner serenity. Dying Into Life will give you such training. It is a practical yogic guide to life, death , nd transformation.
Some of the topics addressed include: – Karma, Dharma, Reincarnation – Heaven and Hell – Liberation While Alive – Spiritual Perspective on Grief – Preparing for Death – Death Coaching – Leaving a Legacy – Journey of the Soul – Death of a Holy Person Dying Into Life includes an instructional CD of all of the mantras included in the book.
For the reader’s convenience, the number by the mantra in the book corresponds to the number on the CD. Now, perhaps more than any other time in history, we need and are ready for the ancient teachings of Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, a universal discipline that can benefit everyone, no matter what their religion or creed. Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga, came to the West in 1968 to train Kundalini Yoga teachers, of which there are thousands all over the world. His motto was – If you can’t see God in all, you can’t see God at all.