Volume 3

2003-2007

As Kundalini Yoga spread around the world, so too did Kundalini music begin to emerge from many countries, notably on this volume from Italy, Spain, Brazil, Sweden, South Africa and the US.

1.  Adi Shakti - Gurudass

2.  Wahe Guru Wahe Jio - Siri Dharma Kaur & the Amajika Singers

3.  Sat Nam - Ann-Britt Ljusberg

4.  Ong Namo - Snatam Kaur

5.  Long Time Sun - Snatam Kaur

6.  Ik Ardaas - Tarn Taran Singh

7.  Guru Ram Das - Renato Motha & Patricia Lobato

8.  Jaap Sahib - Sat Nirmal Kaur & Sangeet Kaur

9.  Har Ji - Ram Singh

10.  Aisa Nam - Sat Purkh Kaur

 

Adi Shakti - Gurudass, 2003, Spain

About the Artist:

 

Gurudass Kaur is a Kundalini Yoga teacher and musician whose strong and powerful vocals mirror her amazing spirit. She is a very gifted singer and musician. Her beautiful and powerful voice has the gift to uplift and expand the mind into a pure state of bliss.  She is often heard signing and playing in many well-known Kundalini Yoga music recordings.

Gurudass Kaur has been a teacher of Kundalini Yoga since 1972.  She opened the first Kundalini Yoga School in Barcelona, Spain in 1978 and has been an active teacher trainer in Europe for many years. Her big heart and gift with people have placed her on the forefront of many 3HO events, both in Europe and the USA.

www.childplayyoga.com

Wahe Guru Wahe Jio - Siri Dharma Kaur & the Amajika Singers, 2003, South Africa

This album was created to help enhance education in South Africa youth through the arts.

Siri Dharma Kaur is amongst the first teachers of Kundalini Yoga in the Republic of South Africa. To date she has recorded two CDs, one being a ground-breaking synthesis of KY mantra and traditional African harmonies.

She works extensively with sound current and mantra, and tries to bring an experience of these to all the classes that she teaches. Siri Dharma also teaches Kundalini Yoga to drug addicts and to deprived children in Johannesburg. Away from her yoga, she is an attorney and a legal teacher, and is currently on the Board of the 3HO Foundation of South Africa.

Sat Nam - Ann-Britt Ljusberg, 2004, Sweden

Meaning "Truth is My Identity", Sat Nam is one of the most prolific mantras in the tradition of Kundalini Yoga and forms a common greeting of awareness.

Ong Namo - Snatam Kaur, USA, 2004

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo (the Adi Mantra)

I bow to the Creative Wisdom, I bow to the Divine Teacher within.


This mantra is used for “tuning in” to the divine flow and self-knowledge within each of us, and linking us to Yogi Bhajan and the Golden Chain of teachers. It is chanted at least three times at the start of each Kundalini Yoga class.

This recording by Snatam Kaur is one of the most listened to tracks in all of Kundalini Yoga mantra music.

About the artist:

Grammy nominee, Snatam Kaur is an American singer, peace activist and author raised in the Sikh and Kundalini Yoga tradition. She has an amazing ability to transform traditional Sikh chants of India into a contemporary sound that appeals to the modern ear and awakens an ancient yearning in the soul. For over thirty years, she studied with and grew up in the presence of her spiritual teacher, Yogi Bhajan, while he was in his physical form, learning the essence of Naad Yoga, a form of yoga focusing on sacred sound. At the core of this practice is an essential experience of peace and healing which has helped her music to be accessible to people of all walks of life. She has taught and shared Naad Yoga and Kundalini Yoga and meditation through her recorded CDs, concerts, and workshops for the past sixteen years as a part of her commitment to give people tools for a daily experience of inner peace. Her new book Original Light; the Morning Practice of Kundalini Yoga is a compassionate and supportive guide to creating a personal daily spiritual practice.

In 2019, Snatam Kaur's album, Beloved, received a Grammy nomination for Best New Age Album in the 61st Grammy Awards. She was also honored to be invited to perform in the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Long Time Sun - Snatam Kaur, USA, 2004

The Real Story of Long Time Sun:

Long Time Sun was written in 1968 by Mike Heron of the Incredible String Band, both words and music. Although the band never met Yogi Bhajan or any of his Kundalini Yoga students, the Incredible String Band toured the States several times in the late Sixties and it was always the farewell song on their live gigs (they also played Woodstock).  Gurudass Singh wrote in an article about the Khalsa String Band: "One day as he (Yogi Bhajan) entered the room, a group of yoga students including Guru Singh were playing a round of a piece by the Incredible String Band. Yogiji asked them to keep playing it, and from then on requested them to play it after his classes. It quickly became a tradition that continues today at the end of every Kundalini Yoga class taught throughout the world.”

During its forty years of existence the song inspired many people worldwide.

About the Artist:

Grammy nominee, Snatam Kaur is an American singer, peace activist and author raised in the Sikh and Kundalini Yoga tradition. She has an amazing ability to transform traditional Sikh chants of India into a contemporary sound that appeals to the modern ear and awakens an ancient yearning in the soul. For over thirty years, she studied with and grew up in the presence of her spiritual teacher, Yogi Bhajan, while he was in his physical form, learning the essence of Naad Yoga, a form of yoga focusing on sacred sound. At the core of this practice is an essential experience of peace and healing which has helped her music to be accessible to people of all walks of life. She has taught and shared Naad Yoga and Kundalini Yoga and meditation through her recorded CDs, concerts, and workshops for the past sixteen years as a part of her commitment to give people tools for a daily experience of inner peace. Her new book Original Light; the Morning Practice of Kundalini Yoga is a compassionate and supportive guide to creating a personal daily spiritual practice. 

In 2019, Snatam Kaur's album, Beloved, received a Grammy nomination for Best New Age Album in the 61st Grammy Awards. She was also honored to be invited to perform in the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Har Ji - Ram Singh, West Africa/France, 2004

About the artist:

Ram Singh grew up in West Africa, where he discovered the ancient science of Yoga and the sacred music of the Sikh dharma as a child, but also various music traditions: West African vibes, reggae, folk music.

Ram Singh lives in France, where he teaches Kundalini Yoga and Karam Kriya. He is the founder of Dharamsal Kundalini Yoga Center in Toulouse-Pyrenees.

Ik Ardaas - Tarn Taran Singh, USA, 2005

"Ik Ardas means “my prayer”. Yogi Bhajan said that meditation was when we listened to God and prayer was when we talked to God.
My wife and I brought Kundalini Yoga to Germany, establishing the first Ashram there in 1974. It was on the top floor of an old factory, in a decrepit part of town very near a slaughterhouse. We had no money and spoke no German, but we had lots of enthusiasm as we painted the walls, floors and ceilings white and began teaching yoga. Early on we built a small Pulki Sahib and on Sunday mornings would have Gurdwara. My wife had learned two Shabads at Ladies Camp, and so every Sunday we sang Ik Ardas. I loved it and, in those early days facing the challenges of establishing an Ashram in a foreign land, I would often add my own silent prayers to Guru Ram Das. We could feel his hand guiding and protecting us as the ashram grew… we started the Yogi Tea company, opened a Golden Temple Restaurant, started Kundalini Yoga and Conscious Pregnancy teacher training programs… and the Lord of Miracles was with us as we moved into a beautiful new ashram in a lovely neighborhood with a backyard along a canal.
On October 4, 2004 Yogi Bhajan left his body. In 2005 I recorded the CD “Ik Ardas” in a studio in Rome near the Colosseum with my musical partner, Saribjit Singh. The mantras, shabds and songs were the ones that gave me comfort at the time of Yogi Bhajan’s passing and continued to link me to his memory and the incredible legacy of spiritual wisdom, wit and technology that he left us. Ik Ardas is my prayer, it helps me keep him as a living presence in my life, where through the Subtle Body, he continues to guide and inspire me on my spiritual quest, to become one with the One." 

-Taran Tarn Singh

About the artist:

In 1972 my wife and I were hippies, escaping the winter and on our way to Mexico when were drawn to a Full Moon Feast at Mahan Deva Ashram in Tucson, Arizona. In search of conscious community, we moved in and shortly after met Yogi Bhajan who asked us to move to Amsterdam to support the first ashram on the European continent. A few years later we moved to Hamburg, Germany where we established Guru Ram Das Ashram, learned German, opened a Golden Temple Restaurant, started the Yogi Tea business and the first European Kundalini Yoga Teacher training program. After twenty years the Berlin Wall came down, and Yogi Bhajan sent me to Eugene, Oregon to work at our natural foods factory. Snatam Kaur was also working there and we began to sing in Sadhana together. Then just before I left to return to Amsterdam to work for Yogi Tea in Europe, we recorded the CD, Amrit Vela. Back in Europe my dear friends the Guru Dass Singh and Kaur (both wonderful musicians) invited me to Barcelona and helped me record my first solo CD, Mantras of Prayer. As part of my job with Yogi Tea I would travel to Italy on a regular basis to visit our tea packing factory there. I would always stop in Rome and there I met Saribjit Singh, a Kundalini Yoga teacher and very talented musician. We began a musical partnership that continues to this day. In 2005, we recorded IK ARDAS, in an ancient basement studio near the Colosseum. It was soon after that I moved to Espanola, NM where I spent 10 years as the Executive Director of the KRI International Teacher Training Program. Since my retirement a few ago I continue to travel around the globe with my guitar and sheep skin sharing the Teachings of Yogi Bhajan. I continue to record with Saribjit in Rome. My latest CD, Travel Light, is dedicated the memory of my dear brother Guru Dass Singh.

Guru Ram Das - Renato Motha & Patricia Lobato, Brazil, 2006

About the song:

Guru Ram Das Ji has always inspired us with his loving strength. Therefore, our version for this mantra is in bossa nova, a Brazilian musical genre that brings an atmosphere of delicacy and softness. Since it was launched in 2006, this version has been a favorite of babies, who their parents say sleep peacefully listening to this mantra.

About the artist:

The brazilian duo presents a work with 15 albums (3 doubles) and 2 DVDs released live on stage in Brazil and overseas. They incorporate with lightness and originality, many diverse musical genres, from Brazilian beats to Indian kirtans. In 2019, Renato Motha and Patricia Lobato released "Amrit", the fourth album mantras released by the musicians-yogues. In his trajectory, this couple has been awarded nationally in the categories of revelation, composer, and singer. Renato and Patricia also received in 2010, from the Japanese Magazine, Latina, the Best Brazilian Album Award, for the CD "In Mantra", recorded live at Komyoji Temple in Kamakura - Japan. This duo also released Sunni-e (2012) and Shabds para a paz (2006).

www.renatomothaepatricialobato.com
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Jaap Sahib - Sat Nirmal Kaur & Sangeet Kaur, USA, 2006

This musical version of Guru Gobind Singh's Jaap Sahib by Sat Nirmal Kaurand Sangeet Kaur is unlike any other. With the accompaniment of a Spanish guitar, this powerful poem and mantra reaches beyond all cultures and religions, joining us together in one universal prayer to usher in the Aquarian Age and bring peace to the earth, hope to the hopeless, strength to the weak and compassion to all living creatures.

The Jaap Sahib was composed by Guru Gobind Singh (the 10th and last Sikh Master) in 1685 at the age of 19. "Jaap" means to utter or chant, and Guru Gobind Singh's Jaap Sahib is comprised of 199 verses, containing 950 descriptive names of the Formless Divine Being. Sometimes it describes God in "negative" terms defining what God is "not", and other times it beautifully exalts the positive attributes of the One. 

Aisa Naam - Sat Purkh Kaur, USA, 2007

About the artist:

 

A KRI Certified Level Three Kundalini Yoga Teacher as well as Lead Trainer in the Aquarian Trainer Academy, Sat Purkh is known for her work in Sound & Mantra as well as Humanology and the Women's Teachings; in 2008 she authored Everyday Grace: The Art of Being a Woman, an introduction to the Women's Teachings of Yogi Bhajan.

Sat Purkh joined the Kundalini Research Institute in 2006 and served as the Creative Director until the fall of 2013. A member of the Teacher Training Executive Council, she helped develop the Three Levels of Teacher Training in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®, and also served on the KRI Board of Directors from 2014-2017.

She has nine albums of sacred music, Nectar of the Name, Beautiful Day: The Aquarian Sadhana, Queen Be: The Goddess Within, Love & Other Miracles, One: Love, Life, Light, The Pearl: Maiden, Mother, Crone, The Guru Within, Across the World Ocean, and The Yogi . She lives with her husband and their menagerie of animals, and is always at work on her next album of sacred music.

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Photos: Michelle Magdalena Fox & Gurusurya Khalsa