Khalsa Women’s Weekend
Crystal Beach (near Galveston, TX)
Friday April 5th 2pm through Sunday April 7th 12pm
We welcome you to join us for Khalsa Women’s Weekend! This makes our 26th! We have a reservation for a beach house in Crystal Beach, Texas. CLICK HERE to take a look!
Our Weekend together is a not-for-profit and collective effort. Know that your help makes it happen. Pass this information along to any women you wish.
- Experience Yogi Bhajan’s video classes taken from him teaching at Khalsa Women’s Training Camps
- Practice one of his yoga or physical training classes
- Practice early morning Sadhana (spiritual practice including Japji, Kundalini yoga and Aquarian Sadhana meditations) together
- Includes time for discussion since his classes always stimulate questions
- Includes time to enjoy the beach environment, each other’s company and wisdom and delicious vegetarian food
Khalsa Women’s Weekend History
For many years beginning in the 1970s our beloved teacher, Yogi Bhajan, or as we respectfully call him, Siri Singh Sahib Ji, gathered women together every summer in Espanola, New Mexico for Khalsa Women’s Training Camp (KWTC). When he came to this country in the late 1960s it disturbed him that women were called “chicks.” He had a very powerful and graceful mother and grandmother who gave him values and personified the dignity and divinity of womanhood for him. He understood that the fate of the world lies in the hands of women because no human being is yet to be born without the touch of a woman. His prayer was for us “chicks” to become eagles. When KWTC began, for 8 weeks every afternoon he would teach about what it was to be a woman with the vision of his mother and grandmother as his guide. As the years went by and the time we could “afford” to be away from home grew shorter and shorter, KWTC shrunk from 8 weeks to 6, etc. until now when it has been one short week. Although he left his physical body October 6, 2004, his spirit and all the teachings he shared remain with us. Fortunately, many of his classes have been preserved on video and his presence flows beyond the confines of the television. We needed a way to gather our sisterhood together in Texas to renew ourselves even if it was just for a weekend, so we started our first Khalsa Women’s Weekend in the fall of 2003. It has been a most supportive and transformative experience. We get to be “with” our teacher and with each other in a wonderful environment.
Yogi Bhajan’s call to us
“Today I am calling you once, and I shall be calling again, after my death. This call of mine shall be an everlasting call; it will be heard through centuries and through generations. I am calling all the women of the world to come back Home, Home of divinity and dignity, so that this earth can live in peace; otherwise it will become a cinder and there shall be no human race. Neurotic men will wage atomic war and nothing shall be left. The only saving factor which there can be is a dignified divine woman, and that has to be created all around. … I am calling today to all women of this planet earth to return to their real essence, a dignified and divine real self. I am calling upon the real self. I am calling upon them to rise when everyone else sleeps. … I am calling them to … do anything and everything within their reach so they can become once more that magnetic field which attracts righteousness, goodness, kindness, and all-told positive human values. That is what you have to be.” ~ Yogi Bhajan July 19, 1978
If you haven’t joined us before and need more background information on what these Khalsa Women’s Weekends are about and their history I’ll share more of our story in future emails. In the meantime, I’m happy to answer any questions so feel free to contact me.
Contact GuruGian Kaur.
Phone: 713-724-4580 (text or call)
If you’re ready you can send your check for Khalsa Women’s Weekend Crystal Beach in the amount of $225 ($250 after March 15th) made out to Sikh Dharma of Houston to–
Guru Gian Kaur Khalsa
1201 Jackson Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
Please include your NAME, ADDRESS, EMAIL ADDRESS and PHONE NUMBER
Yogi Bhajan quote from Khalsa Women’s Training Camp
“To reach to the spirit, to reach to the higher consciousness, to reach to the boulevards, to go through the alley of spirituality, you must understand that through every alley that you walk, no matter how dirty it may be, how beautiful it may be, how many flowers there may be, how many ugly things there may be, still, you are you. The words, ‘I am, I am,’ mean that through thick and thin, through beauty and ugliness, through grace and insult, you will always walk as a graceful being. That is spirituality.”
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, July 5, 1981