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I kissed Miss Canada

I kissed Miss Canada

Yes, in 1970 people dressed and looked this way. And yes, that is me with the afro-style hair. It was my naturally curly hair while attending the University of Miami. And no, that is not a real...

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Give up Teaching? (Reshad part 2)

Give up Teaching? (Reshad part 2)

After the clear and supportive talk with my friend Matthew, I decided to attend the weekly meetings to prepare for Reshads' return. Just after this decision, Jamal sent a message about the attitude...

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Spirit finds a way (Reshad part 1)

Spirit finds a way (Reshad part 1)

I was quite happy on my path as a Sikh man and being a teacher of Kundalini Yoga. I had looked into many different spiritual teachers and traditions at the beginning of my journey. I was comfortable...

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Your Soul Knows

Your Soul Knows

The most common question people ask me in personal interviews is "What is my purpose, my destiny?" I always give them the answer. "Your destiny is not one fixed route through life. You create your...

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Getting to Much

Getting to Much

In the first years living in Germany, I was often teaching in places no one had ever heard of, like the small village of Much. A dear student, Christiane Berger, and her husband, Manfred, renovated...

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The best breakfast

The best breakfast

A bold statement for a recipe to be the best breakfast ever. During my life, I have tried many different ways of eating. After my meat-eating youth in a traditional family, I have been mostly...

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My first meditation teacher

My first meditation teacher

My first true meditation teacher was my karate instructor. We did all the regular things one does in a karate class. We learned to move with purpose, to understand the dynamics of how the energy...

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Two more immune boosting drinks

Two more immune boosting drinks

GINGER SHOT This popular drink is a great boost since ginger is one of the known superfoods for health. Making this fresh is best. You need a good juicer, a lot of fresh ginger, apples, and lemons....

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Immune system tea

Immune system tea

Here is a quick, easy and delicious tea to boost your immune system. Ingredients contain anti-oxidants and the good vitamins you need to keep yourself healthy. Ingredients: Black tea Lemon - fresh...

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Thrown out of town

Thrown out of town

The last few months before moving permanently to Europe, I lived in village South Yarmouth on Cape Cod, a lovely finger-shaped peninsula sticking out from Massessusets into the Atlantic ocean. I had...

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I was thrown out of the ashram

I was thrown out of the ashram

Living in the Miami ashram was a great beginning for my spiritual journey. I felt the expansive pull of yogic committed life. Starting the day at 3:15 each morning with the reading of the Japji...

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My Penthouse in Frankfurt

My Penthouse in Frankfurt

When moving to Germany in 1996, I was offered a place to share in the small village of Freidberg, not far from Frankfurt. When I would tell someone where I was staying they assumed I was just...

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Invited by Who? Serendipity!

Invited by Who? Serendipity!

I lived at the mother ashram in Espanola but traveled daily to Santa Fe to work, meet with my men's group, and attend events. A few times a week I would work out at Santa Fe Spa, mostly working with...

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Took my breath away

Took my breath away

Here are some things I have done in my life that took my breath away. •  About 1970, when living in Miami, I went with a group of friends on a sailboat out into the ocean. We went far away from the...

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No Home – Freedom?

No Home – Freedom?

Around 1992, while living in Santa Fe, my friend Kirsten asked if I might be available to housesit for a customer of hers. She did various jobs that included housecleaning at expensive homes. When...

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We are Satnamers!

We are Satnamers!

It was the beginning years of the spiritual revolution in America. Yogi Bhajan arrived in 1969 and gave the mantra ‘Sat Nam’, which means ‘your identity is truth’. As a way to learn the 'truth'...

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What the heart needs

What the heart needs

Two women came in and sat in front of my class at the Santa Fe Spa. It was around 1990 and I was teaching 2-3 classes a week. On this day I was working with a warm-up set. Instead of using a fixed...

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She’s so Fein

She’s so Fein

Not a misspelling. One of the greatest teachers I have ever met and am grateful to call a friend is a Jewish girl from NY? Judie Fein. She and her husband Paul Ross are travel writers, adventurers,...

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Meeting Famous People

Meeting Famous People

Okay, this may seem like a strange blog, and perhaps it is. There is an undeniable attraction and fascination with famous people. Underneath I believe it is our desire to recognize our own...

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Advice to a Fallen Yogi

Advice to a Fallen Yogi

A student wrote to me about being consumed by old addictions and destructive eating habits. They asked for guidance. Here is my response. Reply:   The courage it took to write to me, is the same...

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The Upstairs Phone

The Upstairs Phone

I appreciate riding the trains in Germany. They take me over Europe to teach and all over Frankfurt on business and pleasure. It was late summer 1996 and the air was chilly and everyone was wearing...

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Punk police & my bike lock

Punk police & my bike lock

It was 1996, not long after I arrived in Germany I went for a hike with my friend Helga. I took my bike by train to meet her with the plan to ride 25 km back to Frankfurt. Much of it was downhill so...

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Ben – the dog

Ben – the dog

Ben was a gift, in many ways, but in the most simple terms, he was given to me by a dear friend. I have always been a dog person, so this was a good fit. Ben was easy going and pretty relaxed about...

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Married for life?

Married for life?

Fourteen years, then poof. That is how long my marriage lasted. It was a great shock. I really thought I would get married once and that would be it until the end. Technically, I have been only...

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