Singh Khalsa, Harbhajan

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Name
Singh Khalsa, Harbhajan Gender: M
Harbhajan Singh Puri
born on 26 August 1929 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Gujranwala, Pakistan, 32n26, 74e33
Timezone IST h5e30 (is standard time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 02°48' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 16°33 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 02°36'



Harbhajan Singh Khalsa (1985)
photo: Kundalini Research Institute and Teachings of Yogi Bhajan (copyright holders), license cc-by-sa-4.0

Biography

Indian yogi, spiritual teacher, and entrepreneur, also known as Yogi Bhajan and Siri Singh Sahib to his followers, who introduced Kundalini Yoga to the United States. He was the spiritual director of the 3HO (Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization) Foundation, with over 300 centres in 35 countries.

Harbhajan Singh emigrated to Canada in mid 1968. Late that year, he went to visit a friend in Los Angeles, but ended up staying to share the teachings of Kundalini Yoga with members of the counterculture of California and New Mexico.

In spring of 1969, soon after Harbhajan Singh had begun teaching in Los Angeles, a hit medley "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" was topping the music charts and being played everywhere. The performers, The 5th Dimension, happened to be signed to a record label owned by one of his students (and his green card sponsor), musician and entrepreneur Johnny Rivers. Yogi Bhajan incorporated the storyline of the dawning new age into his teachings, a case of melding Western astrology with Sikh tradition. He proclaimed "Guru Nanak was the Guru for the Aquarian Age." It was, Harbhajan Singh declared, to be an age where people first experienced God, then believed, rather than the old way of believing and then being liberated by one's faith. Yogi Bhajan's timeline for the arrival of the Aquarian age varied over the years, but in 1992, he fixed it at 2012 and gave his students a set of morning meditations to practice until that date to prepare themselves.

Harbhajan Singh Khalsa died of complications of heart failure at his home in Española, New Mexico, on 6 October 2004, aged 75. He was survived by his wife, sons, daughter and five grandchildren.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Family : Change residence 1968 (Canada then USA)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Beads of Truth" magazine (1977), p. 112: "Yogi Bhajan was born as Har-bhajan Singh Puri on August 26, 1929, when the sun was 'half in and half out' (sunset). He was born in a village which was subsequently partitioned to Pakistan, at which time he led his family and villagers on the treacherous migration to Delhi, India." The magazine was published by Singh's 3HO Foundation.

Richard Nolle on www.astropro.com has "AUG 26, 1929, 06:30 PM INT, -05:30, 074E14’, 31N35’, LAHORE, PAK." Source: "From him to a mutual friend, 1990. (D= A)" [1].

Scholfield notes that various biographies state that Singh was born in Kot Harkarn, Punjab, British India (nowadays in the Gujranwala district, Punjab, Pakistan) which is far away from Lahore. Sunset is calculated at 7pm.


Categories

  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Three)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Eastern (Kundalini Yoga)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : New Age (Aquarian Age guru)
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Religious healer
  • Vocation : Religion : Spiritual Leader/ Guru (3HO Foundation)
  • Vocation : Religion : Other Religion (Yogi)