Uncomfortable Conversations Podcast The Untold Stories of the 3HO Kundalini Yoga Community
Episode 50: Jules Hartley Part 2 (2011 - 2018 - Joined 3HO in Los Angeles

Episode 50: Jules Hartley Part 2 (2011 - 2018 - Joined 3HO in Los Angeles

September 15, 2022

Part Two with Jules Hartley.

We go into detail of her personal story of emotional/psychological abuse from her Teacher Tej Kaur (Los Angeles; Nine Treasures), other 3HO experiences including White Tantric Yoga for both Winter and Summer Solstice, Los Angeles, as well as the highly "coveted" position and privilege of volunteering at the SSS Cabin to serve the subtle body of YB and the "WTY Facilitators" who were the live in-person representatives of the Mahan Tantric himself.

Lots of details and stories revealed in this episode.

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Jules Hartley joined 3HO in 2011, changed her name to Amrita Kaur, and actively participated as a kundalini yoga teacher, worked for WTY (Health&Humanology), Golden Bridge Yoga, Nine Treasures Yoga, and performed work exchange for KRI and 3HO, and did seva at the RaMa Institute as well as the Guru Ram Das Ashram in LA through the end of 2018.

She grew up in San Diego and Northern Virginia, and then went to college in New York City where she began her career as an actress and producer in the film & TV industry. Upon the suggestion of her manager at the time, she moved to Hollywood, where she lived for over a decade––Much of which was defined by her life in 3HO, serving the community.

She has lived back in San Diego since leaving LA in 2018, and is currently finishing up her fourth year rotations & classes of medical school. A second career in naturopathic medicine has given her a fresh perspective and the chance at a new start in my life since leaving the 3HO cult.

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Episode 49: Jules Hartley (Amrita Kaur - Los Angeles, CA - 2011 -2018 )

Episode 49: Jules Hartley (Amrita Kaur - Los Angeles, CA - 2011 -2018 )

September 13, 2022

Jules Hartley joined 3HO in 2011, changed her name to Amrita Kaur, and actively participated as a Kundalini Yoga teacher, worked for White Tantric Yoga (Health&Humanology), Golden Bridge Yoga, Nine Treasures Yoga, and performed work exchange for KRI and 3HO, and did seva (selfless service) at the RaMa Institute as well as the Guru Ram Das Ashram in LA through the end of 2018.

She grew up in San Diego and Northern Virginia, and then went to college in New York City where she began her career as an actress and producer in the film & TV industry. Upon the suggestion of her manager at the time, she moved to Hollywood, where she lived for over a decade––Much of which was defined by her life in 3HO, serving the community.

She has lived back in San Diego since leaving LA in 2018, and is currently finishing up her fourth year rotations & classes of medical school. A second career in naturopathic medicine has given her a fresh perspective and the chance at a new start in my life since leaving the 3HO cult.

 

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Episode 48: Siri Om Singh; Mexico City, Mexico (Started KY 2006 - 2021)

Episode 48: Siri Om Singh; Mexico City, Mexico (Started KY 2006 - 2021)

September 2, 2022

Siri Om was born Ivan Sanchezin Mexico City in 1971, graduated from the National University of Plastic Arts with a degree in Graphic Communication. Being a restless seeker of answers and in the midst of incessant alcoholism and deep depression he begins taking regular kundalini classes in February 2006. Making great changes in his life, he takes his practice to the next level with TT at RaMa Mexico City in 2009. By 2010 he dedicates himself to teaching Kundalini classes, and by 2017 he graduated as a Level II teacher. During those years teaching kundalini classes and along with his work as a graphic designer, he developed his dream of becoming a Lead Trainer or “teacher of future kundalini yoga teachers” in association with 3HO and KRI Kundalini Research Institute. In 2019 he starts an internet radio show called ComoUnidad Radio where he shares his yogic lifestyle grounded in daily life. The Premka book release in 2020 sent him into confusion; But it wasn’t until 2021 that he finally cut ties with the RaMA Mexico City/3HO) base, TT Organization and 3HO altogether. Today he is the founder of the Ganesha Espacio Community, has changed his name to Siri Ganesha and is bringing yoga and meditation to low- and middle-income people. He currently spends most of his time teaching classes online and is passionate about music and cinema. You can DONATE to this broadcast at: http://www.gurunischan.com/uncomfortableconversations To be a guest on the podcast, please send an email to GN@GuruNischan.com. Uncomfortable Conversations Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2lEfcoaDgbCCmztPZ4XIuN?si=vH-cH7HzRs-qFxzEuogOqg

Eps.47 - 3HO Reparations Claims and Concerns

Eps.47 - 3HO Reparations Claims and Concerns

August 9, 2022

The deadline for the Independent Healing and Reparations Program of Sikh Dharma (3HO/KY/SSSC) is coming up on August 19, 2022.  The protocol and eligibility is available for all to read below. 

Help get the word out to others who may be eligible by sharing this podcast.

This episode discusses basic eligibility guidelines and the importance of legal representation vs. just using the independent facilitator process on your own. 

Listen to shares from several second generation voices from the 1970's - 2000's and how they've decided to move forward towards filing their reparations claim. 

Please reach out if you need support or information: 

GN@GuruNischan.com

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Episode 46: The Ram Das Puri Land Purchase Story with Gigi Kaur; (GuruGun Kaur - 3HO member from -1971 - 1983)

Episode 46: The Ram Das Puri Land Purchase Story with Gigi Kaur; (GuruGun Kaur - 3HO member from -1971 - 1983)

June 21, 2022

Guru Gun Kaur, simply goes by Gigi,  joined 3HO in 1972 at Mendocino Summer Solstice.  

She became devoted to the practice of yoga, cleansing and detoxing from her young adult years during the time of sex, drugs and rock and roll; moving away from the “negative” lifestyle, while rapidly moving toward her new found faith and “conscious” family, led by Yogi Bhajan. 

For the next 12 years she immersed herself in the Sikh tradition of sacred music, Kirtan and her faith as a sacred devotion. She was arranged to be married in 1974 and soon after in 1976, YB influenced her to relinquish her family inheritance, which was eventually used to purchase the Summer Solstice land, known in 3HO as Ram Das Puri, in Espanol, New Mexico. 

 In 1979 YB turned on Gigi, vowing to destroy her, and eventually influenced her to give up her children to her ex-husband. Yet she carried on as a devotee until December 1983, when she finally left; but remained devoted to the Sikh Faith.  

2020 was an uproar which opened the old wounds and forced her into the swirl of all that went left unexamined.  Today Gigi finds herself struggling to even keep a roof over her head, yet in spite of all of this trauma and loss, she knows she’s on the path to healing the deep emotional wounds she has suffered. She’s in contact with her children, who’ve also shared their stories with her of their abuse during the years after she was forced to leave them behind. 

She’s grateful for all spiritual support and prayers in the spirit of brotherly and sisterly love.  

* Show correction* The solstice land; Ram Das Puri is in the Jemez mountain range (not Truchas, which is to the East of the Sangres range) It is the Tewa People’s land.

 

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Episode 45: Kartar Diamond (In 3HO from 1974 - 1995; Los Angeles, CA)

Episode 45: Kartar Diamond (In 3HO from 1974 - 1995; Los Angeles, CA)

June 9, 2022

Kartar Diamond was Born in 1961 and grew up in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles County with a Reform Jewish upbringing. First exposure to 3HO was about 10 years old. She started practicing Kundalini Yoga at age 14.

She took Sikh vows at age 19. She had a semi-arranged marriage at age 20, which lasted 2 years. She dropped out of college before marriage and worked as a secretary for a 3HO chiropractor for 10 years. Married again in 1986 at age of 25. She continued to work until the end of her pregnancy and had her son in 1991.

Her 2nd marriage ended in 1995 and she left 3HO while simultaneously getting a divorce. She’s a full-time fengshui consultant, published author, and mental-illness advocate, and still resides in the southern California area. Co-parenting her disabled son, now 31 years old, and interacts with, her ex-husband who remains in 3HO to this day. You can learn more about her brilliant writings, works and advocacy at www.fengshuisolutions.net

And

www.noahsschizophrenia.com

 

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Episode 44: Vandee Crane (formerly Pavandeep Kaur Khalsa; 2009)

Episode 44: Vandee Crane (formerly Pavandeep Kaur Khalsa; 2009)

February 16, 2022

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 in Indigenous Cultures around the World as ReMatriation.

Vandee, formerly Pavandeep Kaur Khalsa initially came to learn about KY/3HO in 2009 through a series of serendipitous spiritual experiences, after an early life of child trafficking and addiction. She’s here today to offer her unique perspective and share her own experiences in the community as an Indigenous Woman, a Survivor Leader, and Professional Disruptor.

Vandee lives in Northern New Mexico, on Ancestral Apache and Pueblo Territory. She herself is of Wazhazhe, Tsalagi, and European American descent. Her partner John SwiftBird and their Daughter TatankaSkaWin "Tata" SwiftBird are enrolled members of the Oglala Lakota Nation. She and her Family are passionate about Cultural Preservation and keeping their Traditional Values alive through their grassroots nonprofit work.

Vandee and their Daughter are also featured in the up and coming documentary Women of the White Buffalo, to be released in 7 languages internationally this coming month. Vandee's professional and academic background include addictions counseling, trauma informed care, and Integrative studies. She is also an outspoken CSET (child trafficking Survivor Leader) who has brought a lot of awareness and impactful change to the communities and cases she has been involved with.

You can donate to her profound work at www.riseinlovefoundation.org

 

Music Credit: Lyla June - Mamwlad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeGLDwfrvb8

Link to purchase her book: (It's also on Amazon where reviews are awesome...I just really don't like raising money for Jeff Bezos to play space cowboy ) https://www.target.com/p/my-body-my-soul-one-woman-s-journey-to-reclaim-both-by-vandee-crane-paperback/-/A-83270172

Donations for mutual aid and other grassroots work can be made at: PayPal vandee@riseinlovefoundation.org Cash App https://cash.app/$riseinlovenow Or made out to Rise in Love Foundation & mailed to: PO Box 425 Tesuque, NM 87574 You can

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Episode 43: Mark Bailey (Abuse from ex-3HO Member - 1996 - 1999) ”The Predatory Patterns We Weave”

Episode 43: Mark Bailey (Abuse from ex-3HO Member - 1996 - 1999) ”The Predatory Patterns We Weave”

January 7, 2022

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 2014, Mark has worked primarily as a writer. He summarizes news reports for a nonprofit information service, writes articles for the cryptocurrency industry, and maintains a blog. Mark has also published seven science fiction novels. He works from home and rarely leaves his Minneapolis neighborhood.  

 

You can learn more with Mark in his short book Navigating Dystopia - https://rstory.io/navigating-dystopia.pdf 

 

Or his blog, where his art can be found - https://hive.blog/@mada

Song:

Laszewo - Don't Walk Away - https://open.spotify.com/track/3URS9FbHLDKOAFRgKk9pwv?si=e645a3a2f73845a8

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Episode 42: Predators and the Predatory Formula of 3HO/Kundalini Yoga Culture

Episode 42: Predators and the Predatory Formula of 3HO/Kundalini Yoga Culture

December 19, 2021

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. 

 

Help us raise awareness and money for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.  Host a “Lighting Up the Dark Watch Party” before the end of the year and/or LIVE-Stream the  

BARE NAKED TRUTH: Breaking the Silence Barrier Spoken Word Burlesque Spectacular w/ GuruNischan on December 21, 2021.

You can Online Stream + 8 day replay of this special event happening on the darkest night of the ~ Tuesday, December 21st.

Join us as we light up the night with this embodied expression of healing. 

 

+Online Streaming + replay and Live in Chicago at The Edge Theater 

+ Highlighting All Male Survivors Panel post-show

+ A portion of all proceeds will go to Childhood Fractured, a local non profit supporting childhood survivors of abuse through writing, art, and performance. 

+ Two spoken word and music opening acts 

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 6pm CST

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Episode 41: Our Shared 3HO Identity of ”Exceptionalism” and ”Otherness”

Episode 41: Our Shared 3HO Identity of ”Exceptionalism” and ”Otherness”

November 29, 2021

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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