台灣昆達里尼瑜伽教師協會 IKYTA Taiwan
IKYTA Taiwan Second International Teachers Congress
“Celebrating Yogi Bhajan’s legacy through his vision for 3HO, KRI and IKYTA:
Group Consciousness and Collaboration as our Compass”
「慶祝Yogi Bhajan的傳承透過他對於3HO、KRI 與 IKYTA的願景：
Meditations used during the Second Teachers Congress:
1-Prosperity Meditation for Interdependence
2-Meditation for Increase Energy and Working in Groups—the 4/4 Breath
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Talk for IKYTA Taiwan - 2019, Dic.1st
The Past, Present, and Future of 3HO IKYTA
Nam Kaur Khalsa, former Executive Director
Nam Kaur Khalsa，前執行主任
First I’d like to thank Satwant Kaur for her volunteer work for IKYTA Taiwan since March of 2018, and for taking on the translation and publication of Divine Relationships.
In the early 90s I was teaching several Kundalini Yoga classes a week - I got a call from YB out of the blue. He asked me to volunteer 20 hrs a week at the Secretariat office. I said, yes Sir, as was my habit, and immediately thought, I’ll have to give up some of my yoga classes. And he must have read my mind because he said, And don’t give up any of your yoga classes!
I began meeting with Kundalini Yoga teachers from around the world at Summer and Winter Solstices and Women’s Camps to find out what kind of support they needed from 3HO for their classes. Out of that grassroots beginning on the 25th Anniversary of 3HO, Yogi Bhajan founded the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA). In June, 1994, at our first Annual Teachers Conference 71 teachers met and Yogi Bhajan told us: “It is very fortunate you have this Association. When I’ll be physically gone, search me out spiritually. You’ll have to sit together to do it.
我開始在夏至和冬至及女人營的活動上，與來自世界各地的昆達里尼瑜伽教師會面，以便得知這些老師希望3HO能為他們的課堂提供哪一類的支援。當時只是草創階段，一直到3HO 25週年慶時， Yogi Bhajan成立了國際昆達里尼瑜伽教師協會(IKYTA)。1994年6月，在我們的首屆年度教師會議上，71位教師齊聚一堂，Yogi Bhajan對我們說：「你們現在很幸運有這個協會。當我已遠離塵世後，你們只能藉由靈性再追尋我的蹤跡。你們必須同坐一起才能辦得到。」
We started by grandfathering about 300 teachers in the US to give them KRI Certification as most of them had never had formal training as Kundalini Yoga teachers. Yogi Bhajan wanted his longtime teachers to all have the same vocabulary and knowledge. Sat Want Kaur helped spread the word to teachers in Italy about Grandfathering as we didn’t have the convenience of internet yet and used fax machines.
我們先從在美國破例允許約300位教師取得資格開始，授予他們昆達里尼研究學院的證書，因為這些人多半從未接受過昆達里尼瑜伽教師的正式培訓。Yogi Bhajan希望他這些長期執教的老師們都具備同樣的專業詞彙與知識背景。Sat Want Kaur協助向在義大利的老師們傳遞這個破例允許取得資格的消息，因為當年我們還沒有便捷的網際網路，只能仰賴傳真機。
After that we formed a Teacher Training Advisory Committee and met 2x a year over several years with the international KY Teacher Trainers who had already developed their own KY Certification trainings. After a lot of blood sweat and tears we arrived at a international standard for Level 1 trainings. Yogi Bhajan promised to work with me to fill in the outline we had created of all the subjects we thought a Level 1 KY teacher should know.
I was lucky enough to work with Yogi Bhajan on creating the Aquarian Teacher textbook over a seven year period, bringing questions to him as needed. I would tape record our meetings for the Archives and he always got a kick out of that. Sometimes he would tell me to turn the tape player off and recount some funny story off the record!
It was not always easy to get a meeting with YB and you often had to come and wait and then come back another day and wait, etc. But I noticed I got in more often and with less waiting time once we started work on the TT textbook. Years later YB laughingly said that whenever I wanted to see him I would invent “work questions” to get an appointment!
We then recognized many longtime KY teachers and Ashram leaders as Level 1 Trainers and expanded the number of trainings in the US and internationally, translating the Level 1 textbook into the many languages needed.
Yogi Bhajan told us how important our work was: In the future, changes in technology, psychology, and sociology will be huge. In this chaos of the information age it will be difficult for people to cope with life day to day. They will find that "yoga is the way”- this ancient science has saved mankind before, is saving it now, and shall save it in the future.
One morning I was working very early in preparation for one of our heated international Teacher Training meetings in Espanola, and worried that there were so many different opinions about how long the Level 1 program should be.
In one place you could become a KY teacher in two weekends, and in another place it took 2 years! So we needed to find some serious compromises. The phone rang and I picked it up to hear Yogi Bhajan’s voice - he thanked me for organizing his teachings and humbly said, “I don’t have the mind to do it.” I was floored at this amazing compliment and went into the meetings with renewed dedication.
He told me that IKYTA, IKY-TA, meant ‘one-ness’ and that it should be an umbrella for all teachers to stand under. He wanted teachers to work together in group consciousness to spread Kundalini Yoga. In 1998 he said the following to the teachers of one particular country who were not getting along:
‘You are like 3 tribes there – it doesn’t make sense…resolve your individual differences. Unitedly working has a future. Childish behaviour has no meaning. You are yogis, not ego maniacs. Please understand forever the importance of your standing together.’
Keep up, and keep teaching. Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of the Aquarian Age, and we are blessed to deliver it. Thank you for working together to spread the teachings in Taiwan.
By Nirinjan Kaur with a few lines
remembered from Shakti Parwha Kaur
Shakti Parwha Kaur的
1969 in America Yogi Bhajan started teaching hippies galore.
Although there were a few squares who too wanted more.
We came from the Woodstock Nation, the Yogi would say
“Don’t tell us what to do; don’t tell us how to pray.”
These were the sixties; the Aquarian Age had dawned.
Yogiji’s wisdom foretold all the chaos to come.
He came to train teachers, healers to be
By the grace of God, people who served humanity.
3HO International, he founded, without hesitation.
Healthy, happy, holy—for more than our generation.
Healthy—well, why not? Happy—I could use some of that.
Holy—I pictured a saint with a halo. No way; not my role.
But his stance was unique—it was about being “whole.”
The center where I lived back in 1971.
A motley crazy group whose spirit bright as the sun.
Together we meditated, a community who began
To learn to live together in harmony as one.
Kundalini Yoga—balance of soul, body & mind
Nerves got stronger, we no longer
got as depressed or stressed; peace we started to find.
Breath of fire—sounded like a panting dog.
But I was hooked—felt so cleansed. Goodbye to the prevailing fog.
A comprehensive package—gosh it felt so right.
From how to wake up in the morning, to how to go to sleep at night.
A life full of experience and fun; a life worth living
In which the greatest happiness comes from the act of giving.
“Don’t love me; love my teachings instead.”
To the women – “You are the grace of God,” he also said.
What does that mean? It was over our heads.
But his women’s teachings—so practical and divine
From low self-esteem to dignity is mine.
Yogi Bhajan’s motto “Keep up”—in every situation.
We cried, laughed, fell, got up—through it all he was our constant inspiration.
Yogi Bhajan的座右銘是——不管何種情境，都要 「迎頭追趕」。
“It’s not the life that matters; it’s the courage that you bring.”
We quoted his sayings—they became songs that we sing & sing & sing.
He didn’t ask for perfection; he told us to “look inside.”
Find the real You in you, and put your fears aside.
Throughout the years we became more precise,
Researching material that could give everyone advice.
Soon became experts in posture correction
Teachers branched out in many directions.
Books were written and videos made
To ensure Kundalini Yoga will never fade.
We wish you lots of success in your earthly pursuits.
Make the most of this human experience, but don’t forget your roots.
All things come from God and all things, including you, shall return.
When the lessons for which your soul incarnated have been learned.
Death is just going home, so when consciously done,
You leave the earth plane fearlessly, for liberation you have won.
We may have come to this chapter’s end, but this is just the start.
Yogi Bhajan, the 3HO family—they’re all about the heart.
 Woodstock Nation 本來是指1969年參與在紐約舉辦的胡士托音樂節(Woodstock Music and Arts Festival)的群眾，那是美國搖滾音樂史上的一大盛事；後來泛指上世紀六、七十年代那些以反戰、反建制為號召的人。
工作坊 Workshop with
Jai Gopal Kaur &
Hari Charn Kaur:
"I am with you".
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