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3HO (Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization) (est. 1969) is a kundalini yoga as taught by Harbhajan Singh Yogi, referred to as "Yogi Bhajan", the founder of the group.

The stated mission of 3HO is to "share the lifestyle, yoga and meditation practices of Kundalini Yoga,"[1] claimed by its practitioners to be the most powerful and accessible form of yoga.[2] This yogic lifestyle practice includes Kundalini yoga, meditation, diet, clean living,[3] and yogic philosophy. The 3HO Foundation serves as the central organization for a global community of yoga teachers, students, and everyday people who practice and share the Kundalini yoga and lifestyle teachings[4] of Yogi Bhajan.

3HO describes itself as a spiritual community welcoming of all religions and lifestyles. Teaching Kundalini Yoga does not require belief in Sikhism, however many followers of Harbhajan Singh Yogi choose to follow a Sikh way of life. The associated Sikh Dharma movement, based in Española, New Mexico, considers itself a Sikh sangat, and its followers observe the Five Ks. Men and women wear large white dastars (turbans) and the movement's gender politics are egalitarian.

Contents

  • Beliefs and practices 1
  • Events 2
  • Critics 3
  • Notes 4
  • Further reading 5
  • External links 6

Beliefs and practices

3HOs practices are based on the yogic practice of Kundalini Yoga as first taught in the Western Hemisphere by Yogi Bhajan starting in 1968.[5] Adherents practise yoga and meditation, eat a karma yoga.[6][7]

Events

To support the community of yoga teachers and students, the 3HO Foundation offers on-line resources and events world-wide featuring the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. Twice a year Summer or Winter Solstice Sadhana Celebrations with three days of White Tantric Yoga, Women's Camp, a KRI Teacher Training event, and Sat Nam Rasayan training are all offered.

Critics

  • 3HO Foundation - 3HO
  • Kudanlini Research Institute - KRI
  • International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association - IKYTA
  • White Tantric Yoga - Worldwide group yogic meditations and events
  • Sat Nam Rasayan - Guru Dev Singh Khalsa, Master of Sat Nam Rasayan

External links

  • Elsberg, Constance. Graceful Women: Gender and Identity in an American Sikh Community. University of Tennessee Press, 2006.
  • Laue, Thorsten: Tantra im Westen. Eine religionswissenschaftliche Studie über „Weißes Tantra Yoga“, „Kundalini Yoga“ und „Sikh Dharma“ in Yogi Bhajans „Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization“ (3HO) unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der „3H Organisation Deutschland e. V.“, Münster: LIT, 2012, zugl.: Tübingen, Univ., Diss., 2011, ISBN 978-3-643-11447-1 [in German]
  • Laue, Thorsten: Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Tee und das Wassermannzeitalter. Bibliografische Einblicke in die Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization (3HO) des Yogi Bhajan. Tübingen: 2008. Online at "TOBIAS-lib - Zugang zum Dokument - Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Tee und das Wassermannzeitalter: Bibliografische Einblicke in die Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization (3HO) des Yogi Bhajan - Laue, Thorsten". Tobias-lib.ub.uni-tuebingen.de. 2008-10-31. Retrieved 2011-01-02.  [in German]
  • Laue, Thorsten: Kundalini Yoga, Yogi Tee und das Wassermannzeitalter. Religionswissenschaftliche Einblicke in die Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization (3HO) des Yogi Bhajan, Münster: LIT, 2007, ISBN 978-3-8258-0140-3 [in German]

Further reading

  1. ^ Peralta, J and Tulabut, E: "Seeking an energy equilibrium", SqueezeOC.com
  2. ^ Khalsa, GK: On-line Introduction to Kundalini Yoga
  3. ^ SuperHealth SuperHealth Meditations for Addictive Behavior
  4. ^ 3HO Lifestyle, Healthy Happy Holy Organization.
  5. ^ Sikh Identity
  6. ^ 3HO Lifestyle: Food, Healthy Happy Holy Organization.
  7. ^ 3HO Lifestyle: Seva, Healthy Happy Holy Organization.
  8. ^ "Religion: Yogi Bhajan's Synthetic Sikhism".  
  9. ^ Singh, Trilochan (1977). "Sikhism and Tantric Yoga". Retrieved 7 March 2012. 

Notes

which was highly critical of 3HO, Yogi Bhajan and his yoga techniques calling them unSikh-like and "a sacrilegious hodgepodge." [9]Sikhism and Tantric Yoga was supported by Dr. Trilochan Singh, a prominent Sikh scholar and historian and followed up with a treatise titled [8]

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