Uncomfortable Conversations Podcast The Untold Stories of the 3HO Kundalini Yoga Community

Uncomfortable Conversations Podcast The Untold Stories of the 3HO Kundalini Yoga Community

New podcastListen to heartfelt and heart wrenching stories of real people from the early days of the 3HO Kundalini Yoga Community, those born into it, and those converted or influenced by the "Teachings" in the last 50 years of "light-washing" the truth. These are the stories you haven't heard. The untold truths and abuses that have infused into the consciousness of the Healthy, Happy and Holy Community of KundaliniYoga globally. weblog

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February 16, 2022 107 min

Vandee Crane is the author of My Body, My Soul: One Woman's Journey to Reclaim Both, as well as Founder and Director of Rise In Love Foundation, a grassroots nonprofit, whose mission is to support individuals, families, communities and companies in understanding and healing the individual and collective Mother Wound by bringing Women of all Nations together to heal through connection, culture and conversation. A process known i...

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Mark Bailey left home at a young age and lived as an artist on the fringes of society. From the ages of 15-18 experienced psychological manipulation and abuse from a member of 3HO while a student for Summit School for the Arts in Chisago City, MN before it was shut down in 1999. 

 

He settled down after a serious accident in 2006 and spent the next decade painting pictures while learning to manage two chronic illnesses. Since 201...

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Discussing Predators and the "wise-man" predator formula and grooming behavior that is infused throughout all aspects of 3HO/Kundalini culture, "The Teachings", the Aquarian Academy and a false sense of safety in these spaces. 

 

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Today's episode I share my experience of being unravelled the last few months in my sense of IDENTITY, the challenge of "otherness" that we perpetuate as real, the lie of 3HO "exceptionalism" and its roots in white supremacy; and all things indoctrination, hidden in plain sight., including, NO BANGS ALLOWED!

Break free with me...and let's discover what's hidden in our layers of SELF.

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Today we explore White Supremacy in all it's forms of White Silence, White Exceptionalism, White Superiority, Tone Policing, the prey and predator of the Spiritual White Woman and more ways it exposes itself in our actions, thoughts, behaviors and communication within the context of 3HO and the World.

Book referenced and played: ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY: Combat Racism, Change the World and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad

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Shanti Oshan, previously known as Shanti Karam Kaur has been practicing Kundalini Yoga since 2014 but became deeply involved when she met her teacher in 2019, Isa at a Sufi retreat in Southern California. This is when she vowed to seek Truth through the guidance of God’s voice no matter what. She started Teacher Training in Oceanside, CA and dove headfirst into her path, going to the Sat Nam fest, Summer Solstice, followed by Winte...

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Dr Ron Alexander (formerly Shama Singh) is a Mind- Body psychotherapist, international trainer of health care professionals specializing in creativity and trauma.

He was recruited by Yogi Bhajan to co-found the original Kundalini Research Institute in 1973 as well as co-founder the Center for Health and Healing at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

He conducted the early scientific research on Kundalini Yoga, and other f...

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Today’s guest is Taran Kaur.   Her birth and original name was Alice, and she started practicing Kundalini Yoga in 2014 (late 20s) following guidance from 3HO’s website on Kriyas, meditations and doing many 40 days practices with them. 

Through this she quit drinking alcohol and focused on getting on the mat everyday rather than nursing a hangover. Alice continued to practice Kundalini Yoga with teachers on Youtube, at the end of ...

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Narangkar is an artist and advocate for 3HO second generation adults. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two cats. 

Narangkar was born and raised in 3HO in the 70’s. Her parents are the Gurujohns who headed the Hartford CT ashram in the 70’s & 80’s. She a big extended family in 3HO as well: 2 aunts & uncles, one set of grandparents, 5 cousins plus 1 aunt born in 3ho. And 2 sisters. Narangkar & her big sister were...

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Today’s guest is Shiv Cook. 

On September 1, 2001, super successful on the outside, broken and sad on the inside, as well as being over 220 lb, Shiv was as she called it, "kissed by Kundalini Yoga". Within 4 months of her first taste, her home burned down two days before the WorldTrade Centers fell and nearly took her with it and this led to her leaving her practice as a Corporate Securities Attorney who was “failing at li...

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Today’s guest is Guruatma Khalsa, now Laurel, has been in 3HO since 1978 until 2020. A native Chicago girl, just stepped into her 69th year, 43 of which were totally immersed in the 3HO/Sikh Dharma Community. 

She attended her first KY class in Madison, Wisconsin in 1978 and received her spiritual name in March of '79. For a short while she lived in the Des Moines, Iowa country ashram where she met her future (first) husband. ...

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Today’s guest is Mira “Harkrishan” Khalsa.  She was born in 2002 in the Los Angeles ashram. Her parents are Siri Atma Singh and Gobind Kaur Khalsa. She attended Summer Solstice and Khalsa Youth Camp every year growing up. 

In 2005, her family moved to Nambe, New Mexico to be a part of the Espanola ashram and because her mother got a job at “The Ranch”, YB’s main property.  

In 2019, her family moved from the Espanola community to...

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Bibi Bhani Khalsa joined 3HO in 1970 in Columbia, Maryland. She landed in Phoenix, AZ the following year and has lived there ever since except for a brief time in Heber, AZ.

She is a musician who has made several recordings over the years. She spent time in LA and Espanola under YB's direction. She taught Kundalini Yoga for many years, but never transitioned to become a teacher trainer. She has two children who both went to sc...

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Gérard Lach was born in 1978 in northern Germany.

He became involved in Kundalini Yoga/3HO during the years of 2010 to 2017 after suffering a herniated disc and cervical spine issues, seeking healing and repair after physical therapy.  Keeping his original name, while integrating his new spiritual name, Gérard Jap Nirantar took to the intensity of Kundalini Yoga and Gong Meditation.  

After practicing for several years, and feeli...

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Today's guest is Simona, aka Dharma Devi, a professional yoga and meditation teacher, as well as a dance educator. She's been practicing yoga and meditation since she was 9 years old.?

She entered the Kundalini Yoga community in 2000/2001, and even though the red flags were quite red, she didn't listen to her intuition, and started her path within the 3HO/Kundalini community anyway.?

She graduated from KY TT in Rome,I...

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GuruNischan Kaur Khalsa was born and raised in the 3HO Kundalini Yoga community in 1977 in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Navigating a challenging early childhood with lots of chaotic changes, including her mother leaving the Dharma in 1978, custody battles and despicable communication between fighting parents, among other things.

She grew up resilient, feisty and full of positivity to give to the world that she thought was the "p...

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Today's guest is Porter Singer (aka Sirgun Kaur)

Porter Singer took her first Kundalini Yoga class at the Golden Bridge in Hollywood, CA in 2009. Drawn to the allure of this space and (mainly) the music they played, she signed up for a children’s teacher training program that same day. It was in that training she met a fellow musician who invited her to be part of the Summer Solstice sound team, in June 2010.

At Solstice, she...

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Jivan Elizabeth Kaur found Kundalini Yoga in 1994 when she sought help and attended a holistic therapy center where she met Shiv Charan Singh (The Founder of the Karam Kriya School in Europe) who was the head counselor there.

In 2001 she qualified as a KY teacher at the Karam Kriya School , and in 2005 she went to India with her daughter (born 1995) who enrolled at MPA.

After 5 months in Amritsar, Jivan moved to Dharamsala HP Whe...

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Sofía Becerra was born in Mexico City, to a non-practicing catholic family. She was always interested in spiritual experiences, and when she was 21-22 years old she lived two very traumatic experiences that involved sexual abuse and drugs, that left her very confused and in a cuasi schizophrenic state. 

 

In 2007, as part of her search for healing, she started practicing Kundalini Yoga in a place called "Iztac". In 2008 s...

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Today's guest is Olivia Taglioli. Originally born in Italy and lived there until 1998.

At age 6 years old, her mom announced that Olivia was to receive her spiritual name, Atma Kaur, from Yogi Bhajan, whom she met in the summer of 1985 in Spain. 

From then on, under her mom's guidance and sometimes insistence, she began practicing Kundalini Yoga and later Sat Nam Rasayan, and other 3HO lifestyle practices.  

She met Gur...

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