9 Days Until Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration
Featured Teacher: Hari Dharam Kaur
Today's Tip: The Experience of Gurdwara 
3HO Ether Tattva FULL LENGTH MEDITATION with Nirinjan Kaur
3HO Ether Tattva FULL LENGTH MEDITATION with Nirinjan Kaur
Day 32: June 5, 2012

E man meriaa too sadaa raho har naale,
har naal raho too man mere dukh sabh visaarnaa. 
Angeekaar oh lare teraa kaaraj sabh savaarnaa. 
Sabhnaa galaa samarath swaamee 
so kio manho visaare.
O my mind, hold fast to the thought of God. 
Yes, in this way, be ever with Him and 
he will make you free from all sorrow. 
He, the Lord, will be your support and 
He will guide your affairs. The Master
 is all powerful, so why forget Him? 
Excerpt from : Gurdwara, A Karma 
Yoga Lecture by Yogi Bhajan  


This 90 Day Support Sadhana 
consists of:
  • Chanting the Ether Tattva Wahe Guru Mantra for 11 minutes each day. Chant anytime of the day.
  • Receiving daily inspiration from our amazing Solstice Teachers.  
  • Encouragement to adjust your diet/lifestyle to better support your transformation.
  • The teachings of Yogi Bhajan that support you living a healthy, happy, holy life.
  • Sharing your experience, questions, and ideas on the New 3HO Community Discussion Forum. 
Whether you make it to New Mexico for Summer Solstice or not we hope this Sadhana journey serves you to always be more and more YOU! Love, Team 3HO


"Gurdwara" means "gateway" or "door" to the Guru and refers to a place that houses the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, the Living Guru of Sikh Dharma. All are welcome to participate in the Gurdwara ceremony.
Gurdwara at Summer Solstice
THEN (1970s)
         The essence of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib is the Guru or 'Divine Teacher.' It is the Infinite Word of God to which all humans have access. When we meditate on the words of the Guru, called Gurbani, we can 
experience God, the Infinite.
The Gurdwara services are a joyous mixture of Kirtan-devotional music and singing in 
praise of God, and traditional Sikh prayers. Everyone is welcome to join in and sing and meditate together. Following Kirtan are the 
Song of the KhalsaAnand Sahib (the song of joy and ecstasy), Ardaas (our group prayer and projection for the day), and Hukam (an inspired selection from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib). To conclude, Prasad-a sweet made from honey, ghee, water, 
and flour is served.
Bowing at the Feet of the Guru
We bow our forehead to the ground before the Siri Guru Granth Sahib as an act of humility and reverence, acknowledging that there is an Infinite Power which pervades all. When we touch our forehead to the ground at the Feet of the Guru, our destiny is activated. We bow only to the Word of God, not to any earthly power or human. 

We avoid pointing our feet in the direction of the Guru, as the soles of the feet project out energy and we are here to humbly receive. Women sit on the right facing the Guru and men sit on the left, as polarities of energy, balanced by the central position 

of the Guru.


Guruprashad is made of flour, ghee, honey and water. It is distributed at the end of the Gurdwara service and symbolizes the abundance and sustenance that we receive from the Guru. It is received with cupped hands, as one is receiving the Guru's blessing. Everything coming to us in life is the Guru's gift and therefore sweet.



Gurdwara Ceremony 

Sequence of Events:

1.         Gurbani Kirtan-the singing of Shabads and inspirational songs

2.         Song of the Khalsa

3.         Anand Sahib-first five Pauris and Slok of Japji

4.         Ardas, the traditional Sikh Prayer is offered

5.         The Sangat bows, then stands again to recite the Words of Guru Gobind Singh, "Aagee-aa bha-ee akaal kee "

6.         The person reciting the Ardas makes the call: "Bolay so nihaal" (The one who speaks shall be blessed). The sangat responds: "Sat Siree Akaal" (The Great Truth is undying).

7.         The Sangat then bows and sits, and the Granthi, sitting behind the Guru, will open and read the Hukam, the Guru's message to the Sangat

8.         If the Hukam is read in Gurmukhi, a translation in English (or the local language) is read immediately thereafter.

9.         The Sangat then sings, "Sabh sikhan ko hukam hai . . . guru maanee-o granth."

10.       Guruparshad is distributed to all members of the Sangat

11.       Guru ka Langar is then offered and shared.




At Summer Solstice A short Gurdwara is held each morning at the completion of Sadhana. A longer Gurdwara service is held on Sunday morning which allows us to deeply connect with and express the devotion and longing of the soul.
We are so blessed to share 
this experience!
NEW Dates for 
Dec 16 - 23, 2012
Lake Wales, Florida 
Registration Opens  
September 1st!
                 SUMMER SOLSTICE SADHANA              
                              Hari Dharam Kaur


 Sat Nam Dear Ones,

In the age of Pisces, the way of a student was to work very hard serving a teacher for a lifetime; if this pleased the teacher, he or she, at the time of death, may give one mantra to the student. But in the Aquarian Age, this is not the case. Within ourselves, we are all masters in our own right, and in the Aquarian Age we know this by knowing the inner Self.

An important practice for knowing the Self is to recite "mantra," which is literally something that works with the "waves" of the mind. Thanks to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib (our Living Guru in the form of Scriptures) and thanks to the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, we have thousands of mantras to choose from for personal growth and self-mastery, and to awaken the divine light in each of us. Each mantra is priceless and powerful, allowing us to  make great shifts in our personal lives.


Reciting mantras with the most accurate pronunciation possible is very effective in serving us to awaken our own divinity. In our class, we will work on accurate pronunciation of sadhana mantras to deepen our meditation and experience of "naad" (sound current). Over time, this sacred technology of reciting mantra with devotion allows us to resonate with and merge in the divine inner song of the Self.


We can all experience naad at morning Solstice Sadhana including the Gurdwara ceremony. Gurdwara may seem like it is "mostly for Sikhs," but really it is for everyone so that we can each recognize the mastery of the inner Self. When each of us comes to bow before the Guru, the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, we are simply bowing to that brightest divine light within ourselves. The sadhana and Gurdwara are a morning celebration of love for the Divine Self that we can all share together.
With love and blessings,

Hari Dharam Kaur 


Sikhnet Interview http://www.mrsikhnet.com/2005/11/28/interview-hari-dharam-kaur/


Hari Dharam Kaur is teaching on Friday June 15th 

7:00am - 8:15am


Gurmukhi and Mantra Pronunciation


We will work on accurate pronunciation of sadhana mantras to deepen your meditation and experience of "naad" (sound current). This sacred technology of reciting mantra in its true expression will allow you to resonate with and merge in the divine inner song.

   Hari Dharam Kaur Khalsa is the Chief Granthi of Siri Singhasan e Khalsa Gurdwara in Espaņola, New Mexico. For years, she has taught classes in Sikh Dharma, Gurmukhi, and Shabad Guru. Hari Dharam Kaur is dedicated to sharing knowledge so all can experience the blessing of reading from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, serving in Gurdwara, and learning Sikh history through her delightful storytelling. She is renowned for reading from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib in a way that penetrates into the heart and soul. Yogi Bhajan said that Hari Dharam Kaur brings God on Earth when she reads from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib and that whosoever learns from her will be rewarded on Earth and blessed in the Heavens.   



How do I concentrate during Gurdwara?
How do I concentrate during Gurdwara?
Guruka Singh explains how you can engage yourself to the experience of going to Gurdwara. Forget about what other people are doing, and go deeply into yourself. 


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3HO Foundation International's Solstice Sadhana Celebrations wouldn't happen without Service Exchange participants. The success of the event depends on your dedication and commitment to doing seva (selfless service), one of the most powerful limbs of yoga. If you choose this powerful opportunity for spiritual growth, you will become an indispensable part of the backbone of this extraordinary event.


3HO's Commitment to the Service Exchange Team
3HO supports you in a rewarding service experience and facilitates your participation in the Solstice program with:

  • 2-3 workshops per day
  • 2-3 days of White Tantric Yoga
  • $208 reduced registration rate

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