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Journey to Brahm Prakash -Monday June 18, 2018 (2-1/2 Hour Meditation)

Sat Nam Everyone and Welcome to Tonight's
Journey to Brahm Prakash Meditation

Led by S. S. Sangeet Kaur Khalsa

Date & Time: Monday June 18, 2018, You Can Chant to This Pre-Recorded Meditation anytime through June 23rd.
Location: ON THIS WEBSITE ONLY.
Live Broadcast: This is a SPECIAL EDITION that is Pre-Recorded (there is no "live broadcast" today).
Chat: Join us by posting a message in the chat box to the right. Please leave a message how you liked the meditation-as-a-song this time! Understandably, there won't be "tech support" for this event.

PLEASE NOTE: As Sangeet is still recuperating from her recent month-long hospital stay, she will not be available to lead this meditation in person. Therefore, Sangeet and Hari Nam created this Pre-Recorded Meditation for tonight, based on the Brahm Prakash she delivered in October 2017.

What’s different here tonight is that you have both Sangeet’s 10-minute introductory video (first clickable box) about the importance of this mantra and how to do it as well as the full meditation sound track (the box below the video). In this way you can chant along with the whole group for a fuller experience.

Sangeet suggests that you enjoy the introductory video first and then go to the sound track which starts by “Tuning in” with the Adi Mantra, then has the whole 2-1/2 hour chant, closing with the “Longtime Sunshine Song.” To start the sound track click the Play button (the familiar circle with the triangle in it).

The video and meditation will be available for you and any others you would like to send to this site until midnight of June 23rd.

Meditation Details Are Below.

Suggested Donation of $15 for Tonight will enable us to continue bringing you high quality events like this one. Thank you!

Sangeet's Message About Tonight's Journey to Brahm Prakash Meditation

Dear Friends, Sat Nam!

Tonight's meditation is a GREAT meditation to do when your prayers really need to work for you. Doing this, you become your prayer. Your radiance of compassion and heart-centered presence truly work on your behalf!

“Isht” is the concrete realization of God. “Sodhana” purifies or straightens you out so that you have the concrete realization of you, the God, the Divine.

The three phrases in this chant describe and awaken your Divine place in the Universe as an infinite soul in a finite form, living on finite Earth. It brings the Earth and the Heavens together with the compassionate heart center of the great “master of miracles” Guru Ram Das. Described below, the visualizations and hand/arm movements deeply activate your enlightened self-realization.

Yogi Bhajan loved this mantra. He told us

“My dear ones, you want your prayers to be effective.

You want your ultimate destiny to manifest.

This kriya can do it.

I know there are thousands of kriyas that we do, but it just takes one done well and this is the one for isht sodhana to manifest.”

The form of this chant is both a declaration and a salutation (as in “I salute”) and the realization of Divine Self emerges.

This meditation can also give you the frequency to manifest your intentions, directed by your intuition as a sadhu. To obtain such a power (classically known as a Siddhi), do the meditation at sunset for 31 minutes for 40, 90, 120 days.

The instructions for doing this meditation are simple: 

Asana: Sit on the floor in Easy Pose (legs crossed, hands resting on knees in Gyan Mudra or in lap) or sit in a chair (with hands resting on thighs in Gyan Mudra or in lap) and do your best to keep a straight spine. During the chant you can remain in Gyan Mudra or engage in the arm movements described below.

Drishti and Pranayam: Eyes focus on the tip of the nose throughout. Let the breath adjust itself as you chant.

Mantra: Note -the word Hai is pronounced heh

Dharti Hai
Akash Hai
Guru Ram Das Hai

Translation:

Earth Is!
The Heavens Are!
Guru Ram Das Is!

As I describe in my video introduction, this chant is done in a traditional “three-voices” style – opening for a long section with everyone using their singing voice which Yogi Bhajan called the “voice of the human,” followed by a shorter section with the whisper voice which he called the “voice of the lover,” then going into a silent section where the mantra is repeated mentally. He called this the “voice of the Divine.” Then we reverse the process, going from silent to whisper and ending with the singing voice. The depth of this meditation done this way is profound.!

isht sodhana mantra kriya meditation 3 photo montage hand movements 566x300Visualization and Arm Movements:

Dharti Hai  Visualize from your navel down a soft gray blanket, the dust of the Earth on which the feet of saints have walked. Your arms and hands are straight, angled downward by your sides. (Left figure in illustration.)

Akash Hai  See from your eyebrows up the bright rich blue of the Heavens, vast and unlimited. Your arms and hands sweep upward to 60 degrees, palms facing each other. (Middle figure in illustration.)

Guru Ram Das Hai  Bend your arms and bring them inward to fold hands over your heart, with the left hand under. Visualize and bask in the great white light of this compassionate master, Guru Ram Das. Let that light penetrate both the gray and the blue. (Right figure in illustration.)

While doing this, hold the visualization of all aspects – the gray, the blue and the pure white light. Immerse yourself in the chant.

isht sodhana mantra kriya meditation easy pose 227x300Optional Mudra: While this series of moving mudras was taught originally at a Summer Solstice Yoga Festival as directed by Yogi Bhajan, it has also been given with Gyan Mudra, hands resting on the knees with the tips of both thumbs and index fingers touching in little circles.

Here's How To Do It:

1. Sitting in Easy Pose or a chair, chant the Adi Mantra (the Tuning In mantra) three times.

2. Chant the mantra setting a pace of 9-12 seconds for each recitation. (Visualization and arm movements are described above.)

3. When the meditation has finished, powerfully and deeply inhale while raising arms above your head, and hold for 10-15 seconds. Powerfully and deeply exhale.

Repeat inhale-hold-exhale once more with raised arms. Then lower your arms to your lap/knees and sit quietly.

Feel the vibrations of the mantra in you and around you.

4. Finish by singing the “Longtime Sunshine” song followed by a Long Sat Nam.

Bless you in all ways, always,

   Sangeet

Date: Monday June 18, 2018, You Can Chant to This Pre-Recorded Meditation anytime through June 23rd.
Location: ON THIS WEBSITE ONLY.
Live Broadcast: This is a SPECIAL EDITION that is Pre-Recorded (there is no "live broadcast" today).

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Compatibility and Support Information for Computers / Smart Phone / Tablets

Please note that on some computers, phones and tablets the video can take up to 60 seconds to start (it is buffering the video stream).

Video support for mobile devices ("smart" phones and tablets) is often iffy because they use the newer and currently less compatible "HTML5" video instead of Flash.

Desktop/laptop computers (Windows, Mac and Linux) work best because they come with Adobe Flash Player. Please check that you have a very recent version of Flash. Video support for mobile devices, however, is often iffy. Mac users often have problems with the built-in browser "Safari". Install Google's "Chrome" browser or Mozilla's "Firefox" browser and use either one of those instead. (The difference between those two mostly has to do with privacy -with Chrome, being from Google, you surrender all your privacy [same as using Safari] and Firefox, being from the Mozilla Foundation, you retain much of your privacy.)

Android Smart Phone and Tablet users -In the recent versions of Andriod the built-in browser is called "Chrome." It is most compatible and usually works very well. If the video is not playing correctly, then there is not really anything that can be done other than try a desktop computer if one is nearby -that may work better for you.

Firefox-for-Andriod (free and found in the Google Play store) usually works well. We personally use Firefox-for-Android on our Android devices rather than the built-in brower (for a number of reasons including better privacy and also better compatibility with HTML 5 video). So you might want to give it a try!

iPads and iPhones purchased within the past year or so usually work fine with the video. Older versions often struggle to keep a reliable video connection and there really isn't a way to fix it.

In general, though, if the video stops and there is just a black box without a big "Play" button in the middle of it, "refreshing" your browser usually re-starts the video. Unfortunately, interruptions during live broadcasts are usually unavoidable. However, with the new cutting-edge technology we're using in 2016 combined with you using a computer / smart phone / tablet less than 2 years old can minimized interruptions and in some cases avoid them all together. It is just the nature of this young technology, but it will improve in the coming years.

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SPECIAL EDITION! SANGEET NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Many friends of our beloved Sangeet have been doing fund-raising to help support her through surgery, unexpected complications, and treatments since April 16th. These are ongoing, have life changing ramifications and require much future expense as well.

If you’d like to join them, her long-time friend Attorney Jerome Landau has set up a special account and checks can be written and mailed to:

“Jerome Alan Landau FBO Sangeet Khalsa”
8711 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd, #208, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(“FBO” means 'For the Benefit Of' and can only be used for the person named).

Here are three poignant letters and updates from caring students and friends.

Dear Friends and Family of Sangeet,

Our dearest Sangeet has been in serious difficulties, in and after surgery. She has stood at death’s door twice since she entered the hospital on April 16th for a full lumbar laminectomy. Following surgery, she went into pulmonary collapse. She is also being treated for a severe infectious disease and so much more! Through three hospitals she has struggled and won, slow step by slow step.

She is still under close monitoring while learning new ways to walk and resume coordination.

Her biggest challenges are ahead, but her soul and mind are clear. The gifts flowing to her as a master teacher are immense.

Nine years ago, at her 70th birthday celebration, I flew out from Connecticut to speak about her as a counselor, a teacher and friend. At that time I remember telling everyone, “When you reach out and hold her hand, she’s touching God’s hand, and so are you.” As she stood at death’s door, holding God’s hand, she asked to stay here and complete her mission serving us.

Sangeet gives so much to all of us. Now it is our turn to give to her. Sangeet has been there for all of us for decades. Please help her now by sending your gift to her dear friend Attorney Jerome Alan Landau who has set up a fund to help her. Mr. Landau's address is at the top of this letter.

Respectfully and lovingly,

Sarb Nam Kaur McCandless,
Noank, Connecticut

 

Dear Ones,

Shortly after Yogi Bhajan died in 2004, Sangeet invited me to join her on a “yatra” (sacred pilgrimage) lead by Yogi-ji’s family and a group of long-time students to scatter his ashes at sacred sites in India.

We went from New Delhi to Amritsar to Rishikesh, stopping at towns and temples to meet and pray with mourners, do pujas on the Ganges and join in ceremonies. It was my first trip to India, and everything was new – the colors and customs, the tastes and ways of looking at the world. But one thing especially caught my attention. Wherever we went, ordinary people in the streets would see something special in Sangeet, and they would approach reverently, putting their hands together, bowing, and kissing the hem of her dress. Again and again, they knew – don’t ask me how – that Sangeet was a holy woman.

And so she is.

After a career in corporate New York, she met Yogi Bhajan, trained in Kundalini yoga, meditation, and Reiki and became a master healer and teacher. For thirty five years, she’s devoted her life to easing the suffering of others – always putting their needs before her own. She’s comforted us, taught us, counseled us, married us, nursed us into wellness and performed miracles beyond counting – gently, humbly, untiringly. She asked almost nothing in return.

But now it’s our turn. Sangeet needs us.

After living in awful pain for several years, Sangeet went into the hospital for major back surgery on April 16th. Her recovery has been difficult. A few days after surgery, Sangeet went into respiratory failure. She was ambulanced to a second hospital where she was put on a ventilator and a central line was inserted into her neck. She was started on antibiotics for her lungs and is currently undergoing diagnostic cardiac tests. While she’s now off the ventilator, she’s still fighting for her life.

At this time it's estimated that Sangeet will need $48,000 to meet her expenses, and I’m asking you for help.

An account has been set up for her benefit by her long-time friend, Attorney Jerome Landau, and Jerome has graciously volunteered to gather and pay out funds on her behalf for the next 6 months.

Please, please, join us in helping Sangeet. You can send your gift by making your check payable to “Jerome Allan Landau FBO Sangeet Khalsa and mail it to 8711 E Pinnacle Peak Road, # 208, Scottsdale, AZ 85255.

All gifts will be held in confidence, and Sangeet will have no way of knowing who gifted her or how much money any individual gave. Your help is urgently needed no matter how big or how small.

With your help, we believe Sangeet will heal and go on to even greater service. We need her. The world needs her. Please won’t you join us in making it possible.

In grace and gratitude,

Saibhung Kaur
(Sandra Lorde Michael)

 

Beloved friends and family of Sangeet,

Thank you for your continual prayers, blessings, and healing energy over the last few weeks in support of our beloved Sangeet during her progress from spinal surgery and pulmonary collapse.

Sangeet is remarkable and nothing short of amazing. While on the physical plane, Sangeet has endured massive doses of medications, steroids, and was intubated twice. She’s had spinal surgery, and been days and nights in ER and ICU in two hospitals. She’s gone through many invasive tests, X-rays, CT scans, and each way through touched the hearts of the nurses, doctors, physical therapists, nursing assistants, speech therapists and many more who have served her.

Spiritually, however, the thresholds Sangeet has passed through are the most extraordinary. Touching the heavens and beyond, meeting with God and Guru, full in rapture and sacred rarities only scriptures are able to speak of are the realms Sangeet has shared.

I along with many there throughout this process felt that this was her time, and began emotionally preparing for her transition. But Sangeet never ceases to amaze us. She chose to resume her mission with us with renewed vigor and strength.

Many of us across the country who have been helping her with our healing and prayers, have come together to support a plan created by her dear attorney friend Jerome Landau who has created an account that will help financially meet her ongoing needs and long-term recovery.

Please join us. Send your contributions to:

Jerome Alan Landau FBO Sangeet Khalsa
8711 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, #208
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Your helps will be deeply appreciated!

With Gratitude,

SS Amar Atma Singh Khalsa, LAc MTCM
Minister. Chaplain. Acupuncturist. Reiki Master. Sacred Numerologist.

 If you too feel the calling to help Sangeet then I ask you to join Sarb Nam Kaur, Saibhung Kaur, Amar Atma Singh, and many other students, extended spiritual "family" members, clients, and friends, in helping Sangeet be victorious over the challenges ahead. Please mail your contributions to Attorney Jerome Landau FBO Sangeet Khalsa at the address below. The account will be administered by Mr. Landau and all donations will be kept anonymous.

“Jerome Alan Landau FBO Sangeet Khalsa”
8711 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd, #208, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(“FBO” means 'For the Benefit Of' and can only be used for the person named).

Thank you and as Sangeet always says "Bless you in all ways always!"

Hari Nam Singh
May 8, 2018


©2018 Sangeet Kaur Khalsa, All Rights Reserved

A Personal Journey

[It is the rarest of souls that are presented with the opportunity to leave the Earthly realm and go Home to the etheric realms to be welcomed Home with honor. Rarer still are the few who chose to turn that aside to continue their earthly mission.

The following is my account of one of those souls, my wife Sangeet, who is very special to me and to so many others. The events in this story happened over April and May 2018.]

I slumped onto the floor with my knees tight up against my aching chest, tears rolling down my face soaking the days-old clothes I was wearing.

“Has Sangeet taught her final class?” “Has the final question unknowingly been asked by a student?” “Was it at least a good one?” “Was the 10-hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training class she taught the day before her 5-hour spinal surgery the swan song of this dedicated, genuine, and beloved teacher?”

“Have I hugged my wife for the very last time?”

“What will we all do, Now?”

My mind was racing a thousand thoughts a moment. And then it was as if I could hear Sangeet in the Emergency Room speak to me through the wall my back was pressed up against to “breathe deep, I am still here.”

I think this is when Amar Atma Singh Khalsa recited the “final prayers” of all Sikhs – just to be sure all bases were covered.

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