Yogi Bhajan, PhD
“It’s not the life that matters, it’s the courage you bring to it.”
Yogi Bhajan was a living Master who brought Kundalini yoga in the Western world.
Yogi Bhajan was born in India in 1929. From a very early age he studied and practiced Kundalini Yoga under the direction of Master Sant Hazara Singh, as well as masters of other traditions such as Baba Virsa Singh. At the age of sixteen he was acknowledged to have attained mastery in Kundalini Yoga.
He started teaching Kundalini Yoga in North America in 1968, and the following year he founded 3HO (Healthy, Happy and Holy Organisation), which joined the United Nations in 1994 as an NGO.
In 1971 Yogi Bhajan became a Tantric Master and the head of this lineage, and in the 1980s he obtained a PhD in the Psychology of Communication in San Francisco, USA.
His aim was to allow people from all walks of life to experience the power of Kundalini (the spiritual energy and invisible essence of all), to serve people, and to “create teachers not to gather disciples”. He passed away in Española, New Mexico, in October 2004, but his legacy, deep teaching and powerful practice lives on and is available in all five continents.
Yogi Bhajan gave Jivan Mukta and Sat Darshan their spiritual names in 2002 and 2004 respectively. Along with the teacher's blessings upon their lives, he guided and supported them to excel as teachers of yoga and spiritual consciousness.