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  • Coming Soon:
    KRI Level 2 Conscious Communication with GuruMeher Singh and Gurutej
     
      http://sd3ho.org/2014/11/coming-soon-kri-level-2-conscious-communication-with-gurumeher-singh-and-gurutej/
  • Our Winter Solstice Celebration
     
     Sunday, December 21st at 4:00pm http://sd3ho.org/2014/11/our-humble-winter-solstice-celebration/

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  • Our Winter Solstice Celebration

    Date: 12/21/2014
    Starts at: 04:00pm to 6:30pm
    Address:
    Karma Yoga
    1901 4th Ave., Suite 200
    San Diego, CA 92101
    Contact:
    Karma Yoga
    For any further questions please call (619) 269-1769

    Event Information:
    This is the darkest day of the year where the sun is furthest from the earth. We will create our own light and celebrate the change in the season with a meditation and gong relaxation led by Guru Mantra Singh and Meherbani Kaur. This will be followed by a potluck dinner. Bring something vegetarian to share. No meat, fish or eggs please. Everyone is welcome and you can invite as many people as you want. There is no charge for this event.
    Donations are always welcome.

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  • Coming Soon:
    KRI Level 2 Conscious Communication with GuruMeher Singh and Gurutej

    Dates:
    January 24-25, 2015
    February 21-22, 2015
    March 21-22, 2015
     
    Times:
    Saturday and Sunday 08:00 am – 06:00 pm
     
    Event Information:
    Yogi Bhajan left a treasure of previously secret teachings on the art of communication. This transformational course draws on these sacred teachings and gives you the tools and experience to create a more authentic and powerful projection of yourself by learning to communicate consciously first with yourself and then with others.
    Some of the topics we will explore are:

    • Learning to listen and respond with compassion
    • Learning to elevate and inspire others through your word
    • Learning to communicate your needs and feelings
    • Learning how to obtain harmonious and fulfilling results in your relationship with others
    • Learning to communicate from chakra to chakra
    • Learning to access that inner space where all duality disappears and divinity flows through you

     
    Conscious Communication is one of the five modules required for Level 2 certification as a Kundalini Yoga Practitioner.

    For more information please go to sdkyi.org

    Contact: Email info@sdkyi.org or call Meherbani Kaur Khalsa : (619) 692-3521

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On Seva and Service

The original article is found at www.3ho.org  and reposted here for our local yogis to read.  Sometimes this comes down to the most important aspect of yoga, yet so often overlooked.  It is not the action, but the cultivation of strength and perception to offer yourself to another.

SEVA AND SERVICE

“You do good to somebody, it remains good if you do it in the name of your own God. That is a seva. If you do it in the name of your own spirit, your own soul, that is seva. If you do something expecting something tomorrow, you better not do it. It’s not worth it. It’s not seva. Seva is a conscious and deliberate service to benefit another person, even at your cost. Remember, whosoever does seva it is one to a hundred, God comes through.” ~ Yogi Bhajan

WHAT IS SEVA?

Seva is an attitude as much as it is an action.Seva, defined as selfless service, is when you approach the world around you from the perspective of “what can I provide to uplift these people, this place.” Then, going to the grocery store is not about restocking your pantry but an opportunity to connect to people in your community with a smile or a joke as well as support your family and household. Every action and interaction can become seva when it is conceived and executed without thought to how it benefits you or if you will receive praise.

At other times, seva can be a focused, premeditated activity such as preparinglangar, a community meal, volunteering with an existing service organization, or even starting your own organization to fill an unmet need in the community. The concept of seva is familiar, usually central, to many faiths and cultures. And doingseva feels good!

POWER TO SACRIFICE LEADS TO HAPPINESS

In the seven steps to happiness outlined by Yogi Bhajan, the sixth step, Power to Sacrifice, equates to seva and leads directly to happiness

Once seva has truly become selfless, then you know you’ve made it. When your actions are without all the trappings of ego and maya, then you are in a state of yoga, a place of union. It is the culmination of all those Kundalini Yoga kriyas, the early mornings of sadhana, meditations to clean the subconscious, and the commitment to live consciously. Possessing the power to sacrifice manifests asseva, living in a space of neutrality, beyond duality.

AN EXPRESSION OF GRATITUDE

Being able to give is also an expression of deep gratitude. Starting with our breath, each of us receives so much, every day, from the Infinite that participating in sevais a natural response rooted in gratitude. When connected to sweet presence of the divine, serving others is a way of expressing thanks and responding to the gifts we receive.

Seva allows us an opportunity to be fully compassionate, to engage with our world and community. Along with creating a space of neutrality that results in happiness, the act of seva is one of gratitude.

INVISIBLE ACTS OF POWER

The power in kind words, thoughts, and compassionate responses given in the name of love is the energy of grace. In her book Invisible Acts of Power, Carolyn Myss, Ph.D., offers this “to-do” list of invisible acts of power that hundreds of people reported meant the most to them:
1. Hold a door open.
2. Smile.
3. Offer a kind word and encouragement.
4. Give a compliment.
5. Listen without interruption.
6. Make a call when your intuition tells you to.
7. Offer a prayer for a homeless person.
8. Pray – period.
9. Forgive others and yourself.
10. Prepare a meal for a friend.
11. Refrain from judging another person harshly.
12. Remember that life is full of miracles and have faith that every difficult situation can change in the blink of an eye.
13. Remember the truth that there is no such thing as a small or insignificant act of service.
14. Keep your power and attention in the present time.
15. Begin and end the day in appreciation of either doing or accepting an act of service.

RECEIVING SEVA

As a recipient of a kind act, we often react with the thought, “Oh, I must pay this person back.” Whether it be about acknowledging the gift, evening the score, or displaying gratitude, this response tends to be centered in the ego. Instead, when you receive a gift, physical or otherwise, first bring it to your altar. Thank the Infinite, the true source of all we receive in this life, and recognize that the person who gave it to you is G.O.D. Saying a prayer or blessing for this person is a beautiful way to acknowledge his or her seva. And, of course, a big smile or thank you directly to the person is a wonderful courtesy.

 


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