Welcome to AkalCommittee.com aka AkalCommitteeThirteen.com Formerly known as AdhocCommittee13.com...
ACT evolved from an ad hoc, limited-focus group to an
action group with unlimited scope and an 'undying' mission.
Inspired by Ek Ong Kar* 13 = = Ek Ong Kar
One Creator Creation
From One Many
Ex Uno Plures
ACT's mission is to promote chardi kala around the world.
ACT's scope of service includes promoting diversity and cultural
competency as taught by Guru Nanak Dev Ji, thereby bringing to
the fore issues of color and caste for the purpose of uplifting people
who have a history of being marginalized, using social media and other
means as platforms to inform various communities of the life experiences
and concerns of marginalized people with regard to the necessity for social
change, social justice, inclusion, compassion, tolerance, cultural literacy,
and growth in our human relations going forward in order to better facilitate
the current worldwide shift in global consciousness from tribalism, instability,
and extremism, to harmony, cooperation and enduring peace. And furthermore,
we welcome and support other organizations that promote the transformation of
consciousness as taught by Guru Nanak Dev Ji throughout his life and travels.
The technology as taught by the Siri Singh Sahib, aka Yogi Bhajan, has
the power to uplift humanity and to expand awareness without the use of drugs or external stimulation. ACT's mission is to advocate and teach the practice of Kundalini Yoga as directed by Yogi Bhajan for which we seek the assistance of
organizations in the United States, India, and around the world. Furthermore, it is
our blessed privilege to advocate diversity and cultural competency as taught
by Guru Nanak Dev, thereby bringing to the fore issues of color and gender for
the advancement of all people who have a history of being marginalized, using social
media and other means as platforms to inform various communities of the experiences
and concerns of marginalized people with regard to the necessity for the social change,
social justice, inclusion, compassion, tolerance, cultural literacy, and growth in our
human relations going forward in order to better facilitate the transformation of global
consciousness from tribalism, instability and extremism, to harmony and cooperation.
DEG TEGH FATEH YATRA
FREE ROOM AND BOARD OFFER
FOR KUNDALINI YOGA TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
SPONSORED AND FUNDED BY AKAL COMMITTEE 13*
Attention Prospective YatraParticipants
Sat Nam. The Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra is a spiritual journey for Teachers and Students of Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma from around the world. Sponsored and funded by ACT, Akal Committee 13, this year's Yatra will depart for India December 26, 2016, and return January 08, 2017. ACT is blessed by God's grace with the resources to offer free room and board for participating Teachers and Students. This means that full accommodations and meals will be provided.
*AKALmeans Undying. Akal implies a state of being, which is ageless, infinite, immortal and timeless, the true state. AKAL describes ACT's undying mission as teachers, which is based on the principal that it is incumbent on those who know to teach those who do not know. Akal (Akaal) literally means timeless, immortal, non-temporal, a term integral to Sikh tradition and philosophy. It is extensively used in the Dasam Granth hymns by Guru Gobind Singh. See Example. (Kindly visit our sister-site at SikhDharma13.com.)
The number 13 (and the word thirteen) represents the Sanskrit symbol,, meaning One Creator of Creation. Sanskrit is the ancient Indic language of India, in which the Hindu scriptures and classical Indian epic poems are written and from which many northern Indian languages are derived. See Glossary of Sikh Terms.
ACT requests Yatra participants to arrive in New Delhi on December 26th from where we will proceed directly to Amritsar. The Yatra will end in New Delhi on January 08, 2017, after which participants may choose to stay longer at their own expense.
While in India Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra participants will serve ACT's stated Mission by: 1.) exploring the idea of setting up Teacher Training facilities in India, wherein Kundalini Yoga Teachers are encouraged to share their knowledge of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan with the Indian populace, 2.) promoting and inspiring the Indian populace to practice Guru's technology, and 3.) meeting with individuals and organizations that promote and inspire the technology.
BTW: Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra is open to Kundalini Yoga Teachers and Students and any Sikh Dharma Teachers who want to share their knowledge and experience with the people of India. You will not be required to teach or train in India on this exploratory Yatra, and there are no strict or hard rules about your teaching experience, except to actively share your knowledge and experience of Kundalini Yoga. Once a Teacher Training facility is organized and established in India at a future date, ACT requests that participating Kundalini Yoga Teachers consider visiting India on a regular basis to teach and train individuals who want to become Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teachers. Please read on.
Participants will explore and assist with the following:
Yatra participants will visit Golden Temple, the 350th Birth Anniversary Shatbdi event at Patna Sahib, and historic Gurdwaras in Punjab and Delhi in order to experience the essence of Sikhism.
Organize and teach Kundalini Yoga Classes throughout India to be taught by Certified Kundalini Yoga Teachers.
Organize, develop, and administer Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Centers.
Organize, develop, and administer a Sikh Dharma Ashram in India.
Foster friendship with Siri Singh Sahib Ji's (aka Yogi Bhajan) contacts in India with the intention of inspiring Sikhs and others in Punjab and throughout India. Read on.
NOTICE: Local room and board and local transportation (excluding international and domestic air and train travel) will be provided free of charge by Akal Committee 13 for Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra participants. Participants are welcome to an extended stay beyond the schedule below at their own expense. (See meaning of Deg Tegh Fateh.) IMPORTANT: Space is limited. Persons interested in this spectacular free room and board offer are urged to register here, or contact Akal Committee 13 NOW!
December 26, 2016
Arrive in New Delhi before 4:00 PM.
Proceed to Amritsar same evening.
Stay at Gurdwara Niwas (Guest House) near Golden Temple.
December 27, 2016
Morning Sadhana including Kundalini Yoga at Niwas.
Visit to Golden Temple.
Langar Seva at Golden Temple.
Afternoon -- Rest and Shopping.
Evening -- Visit to Golden Temple.
Dinner at Famous Punjabi Dhaba (Restaurant).
December 28, 2016
Early morning departure to Goindwal Sahib.
Recite Japji Sahib at Sacred 84 Steps.
Evening return to Amritsar.
Visit Golden Temple and participate in Kirtan.
December 29, 2016
Early morning visit to Golden Temple.
Participate in Seva at Golden Temple during opening hours.
Afternoon -- Visit SGPC, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Jathedars.
Discussions about Kundalini Yoga Teaching and Sikh Dharma Ashram in India.
Dinner Reception for Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra Group.
December 30, 2016
Early morning departure to Anandpur Sahib.
Stay at Gurdwara Niwas.
Afternoon Visit to Sikh Heritage Museum.
Evening Kirtan and Rehras Sahib at Takhat Keshgarh Sahib.
Langar at Takhat Sahib.
December 31, 2016
Early morning departure for Amritsar.
Afternoon -- Shopping.
Evening -- New Year’s Eve celebrations at Golden Temple.
Langar at Golden Temple.
January 01, 2017
New Year Day at Golden Temple.
Lunch Reception with Friends of Yogi Bhajan.
Visit to nearby Gurdwaras.
Evening Kirtan at Golden Temple.
January 02, 2017
Proceed to Patna Sahib, Via Delhi.
Arrive Patna Sahib -- Stay at Sri Patna Sahib Niwas.
Participate in 350th Birth Anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.
January 03-05, 2017
Visit nearby historic Gurdwaras in Sri Patna Sahib.
Meetings with Religious Leaders in Patna Sahib.
Participate in Kirtan and other programs.
Participate in Langar Seva.
Listen to Katha/Kirtan and Stories about Guru Gobind Singh.
January 06, 2017
Early morning departure to New Delhi.
Stay at Gurdwara Niwas.
Visit Gurdwaras Bangla Sahib and Rakab Ganj Sahib.
Visit Qutab Minar and Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Memorial.
Evening Kirtan program at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib.
January 07, 2017
Visit Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib.
Visit Red Fort.
Meeting with DSGMC, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Officials.
Discussions about bringing Kundalini Yoga Technology to India.
Meetings for support of sharing Sikh Dharma and Yogi Bhajan teachings in India and internationally.
Meetings regarding setting up Sikh Dharma Ashram in India.
Discussions about Yogi Bhajan’s Drug Addiction -- Detox Program.
January 08, 2017
Meetings with prospective parties regarding Teacher Training.
Visit Schools and Colleges for interaction with Students and sharing of Yogi Bhajan's Teachings.
Shopping and Lunch.
Visits to Tourist Places in and around Delhi.
Dinner Reception and Entertainment program for Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra Group.
Departure for overseas from India -- late night.
. Please note that this itinerary may change in accordance with weather and/or fog conditions in Amritsar and Delhi.
. Amritsar and Delhi offer cold conditions (no snow) during December and January. Participants need to pack Winter clothing.
. Morning Sadhana, Meditation and Kundalini Yoga Classes will occur daily.
. Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra will participate in many Gurdwara Programs and Kirtan Programs in many locations.
. Please submit registration form including payment of Indian domestic travel fees of $500.00, U.S. Dollars, in order to guarantee travel reservations on the dates and times of this itinerary.
. Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra participants will stay at Gurdwara Niwas (Guest Houses). Room and Board (Meals) are covered by Akal Committee 13. NOTE: All international and domestic travel fees must be fully paid in advance by each participant.
. Time permitting, participants will visit other places such as:
Sacred site where Baba Siri Chand meditated for 90 years.
Bhora Sahib -- Meditation Cell of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Nirmala and Udasi Sages Ashram.
Miri Piri Academy -- School set up by Yogi Bhajan.
Namdhari Sangat in Bhaini Sahib -- Friends of Yogi Bhajan.
Baba Nihal Singh and Nihaung Ashram in Harivela.
Baoli Sahib -- Taran Taran Sahib -- Sacred site of Guru Amar Das. See Videos.
SPECIAL NOTICE: See Dress Code and Other Considerations here.
NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without notice.
Train and Air travel costs within India are unavoidable. The domestic Indian Air and Surface travel costs are approximately $500.00, U.S. Dollars. These must be paid in advance in order to avoid much higher transportation fees in the peak Winter tourist season.
REGISTRATION FOR DECEMBER 2016 YATRA ENDS NOVEMBER 11, 2016
Latter day applicants should click here to request instructions.
ACT has been blessed to find reduced Indian domestic travel fees of $500.00, U.S. Dollars. However, due to the large number of people that will be traveling to Patna Sahib for the 350th birthday celebration of Guru Gobind Singh, ACT must receive prepaid domestic travel fees at the time of registration, otherwise these fares will not be guaranteed. See Agenda. See Itinerary. See Registration Form.See Payment Options.
IMPORTANT NOTES:A) The actual fares will be charged. Any difference will be refunded to participants. However, if fares are raised before reservations are booked, participants will incur the cost of higher fares. Therefore, ACT requests that all participants register with payment now while lower-cost fares are available.
B) Local room and board, plus meals, and local transportation, excluding international and domestic air and train travel, will be provided free of charge by Akal Committee 13 for Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra participants. Participants are welcome to an extended stay beyond the schedule below at their own expense.
C) The Primary Mission of ACT's Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra is to serve and teach the Indian community, making it different than the celebratory Raj Khalsa Yatra sponsored by Sikh Dharma International.
It is important for ACT to hear the concerns and suggestions, especially those of people of color, in order to encourage and enable truthful, transparent, and transformational interactions between those cultures, religions, ideas, beliefs, lifestyles, races, sexual orientation and customs, which differ from their own. Need more information or want to join the ACT mailing list? Click here to provide your name and e-mail address or call 855-410-2700.
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.) Upliftand Empower minority and underprivileged communities and individuals worldwide to experience personal development, social advancement and economic prosperity, and religious freedom.
.) Promote safe water sanitation practices in under developed communities. Support various NGO’s and other organizations involved in humanitarian services and relief operations.
.) Develop, Nurture and Promote peace and dialogue among the diverse religious communities worldwide, and work towards the cessation of wars and other conflicts around the world.
.) Eliminate discrimination by color, race, religion, caste, gender and ethnicity. Promote gender equality and education, and foster friendships within diverse cultures.
.) Empowerand Motivate individuals and communities to a deeper appreciation of religious freedom, social justice and equality for all. Foster an empathetic understanding towards all creeds, faiths and traditions. Click here for more.
.) DevelopEducational Technologies for spiritual and lifestyle practices using social media, web sites, print, video and other formats to allow intellectual space for those interested to study and experience yogic traditions and lifestyles.
.) Createand Operate Educational Centers and provide ongoing scholarships including educational and vocational programs.
.) Foster understanding and goodwill towards all creeds, religions and faiths to further peace in the world.
.) Empower and elevate the status of women. Advance the security and wellbeing of children and the less privileged in the world.
.) Assist abused children, women and those with learning disabilities and health disorders.
.) Assist Seniors and Veterans with vocational training and other forms of assistance.
.) Promote peace among conflicting religious and political factions by fostering friendship, education and other peace initiatives to increase understanding, respect and the acceptance of diversity.
.) Assist in the resolution of differences between factions within religious organizations, encouraging positive and enduring relationships within those communities. --
Ek Ong Kar
Ex Uno Plures
Source of Self One Creator - One Diversity
God and me, me and God are One.
POINTS TO PONDER
The word-symbol (13) is derived from Gurmukhi, meaning One Creator of Creation; From One Many, or Ex Uno Plures, meaning all things come from One Source, i.e. all mankind comes from One Creator as championed by the 15th century Sikh Master, Guru Nanak. When stylized in English characters, is represented by the number 13, as in Akal Committee 13, or more simply, the acronym ACT.
NOTE: In the eyes of the enlightened student of religion,
there is only One Creator; the same Creator worshipped by various religions,
and known by various names and descriptions, e.g., in Islam, it's Allah; in Christianity and Judaism, it's GOD (the Generator, Organizer, Destroyer); in Hinduism, it's Ram; in Sikhism, it's Wahe Guru or Akal Purkh. These are all the same
Infinite Being masquerading as the diversity of creation while wearing the mask of what Sikhs,
Hindus and others call Maya. See More.
Diversity: The quality or state of having people who are of different races or who come from different cultures within a group or organization.
Truthful:Words, ideas or actions that accurately represent a reality, a genuine transparency.
Transparent: The quality of being able to be seen through; or easy to notice or understand; not secretive. Transparency is Truth made manifest. Transparency is intellectual honesty. Transparency can be exercised without exposing confidential contacts. Transparency is essential in order to build trust in relationships, and to clarify and resolve conflicted issues.
Transformational: Having to do with life-changing practices or events.
Many individuals as well as organizations attempt to act in secrecy and with false intentions. At the same time these entities tend to covertly gather intelligence and work to keep their affairs unknown in an attempt to remain unaccountable.
"When left unchecked, organizations have a tendency to become
opaque, exclusive, monochromatic, and eventually tribal-like."
"How can any organization monitor member attitudes toward diversity issues
including race, if it does not know the demographics of its organization? A
common requirement amongst governmental agencies is to regularly inquire
of ethnic and marginalized members as to their perceptions and grievances.
Any organization that fails to maintain open communication and dialogue with
its constituency is at risk of dysfunction, loss of credibility, and irrelevancy."
. ACT members are: Mukhia Singh Sahib Hari Singh (Bird) Khalsa, Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Satpal Singh Khalsa, Sardarni Sahiba Simran Kaur Khalsa, Sardarni Preet Kaur Khalsa, and Singh Sahib SatHanuman Singh Khalsa. Each of us is a Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher.
. Each ACT member has studied with the Siri Singh Sahib in the years between 1970 and 2004.
. ACT has in fact made several attempts to include Sikh Dharma International, 3HO, and KRI in proposed activities over the past three years, so far without success.
. ACT remains hopeful that by Guru's grace we can join harmoniously with the above mentioned organizations to serve the Mission of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and the Mission of the Siri Singh Sahib, and to teach the technology of Kundalini Yoga to Sikh brothers, sisters, and others throughout India and the world.
"What is hate? When love is not maintained, when
people don't stand
under." --Yogi Bhajan 8/6/1975
In service and in all humility, we are,
Akal Committee 13
Sardarni Preet Kaur Khalsa
Sardarni Sahiba Simran Kaur Khalsa
Singh Sahib SatHanuman Singh Khalsa
Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Satpal Singh Khalsa
Mukhia Singh Sahib Hari Singh (Bird) Khalsa --
Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra to participate in the
350th Birth Anniversary celebrations of
Guru Gobind Singh at Patna, Bihar
December 7, 2016 --Akal Committee 13, aka ACT, a US organization, has formed a sacred Yatra to India, comprised of Kundalini Yoga teachers to join in the 350th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh at Patna (Bihar), India. There will be over 40 participants from all over the world, including the US, Canada, UK, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Russia, Switzerland, China, Hong Kong, along with an additional 200 participants from India.
The Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra will arrive in India on December 26th, 2016 and will visit the Golden Temple, Sri Patna Sahib and New Delhi with trips planned to Goindwal Sahib and Anandpur Sahib.
Panth Rattan Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji, aka Yogi Bhajan, inspired many around the world to live the Sikh way of life and encouraged the worldwide Sikh Dharma community to visit the Golden Temple and connect with the land of the Sikh Gurus. He explained the word Yatra in this way: “Tra means you swim across; Ya means must-you must swim. Thou shall swim across the karma" -- Yogi Bhajan
Deg Tegh Fateh Yatra is sponsored by Akal Committee Thirteen and Sardar Bahadur Singh (Salem, Oregon, USA) under the guidance and leadership of M.S.S. Hari Singh Khalsa, S.S. SatHanuman Singh Khalsa, S. Preet Kaur Khalsa, S.S. Simran Kaur Khalsa, and S.S. Bhai Sahib Satpal Singh Khalsa.
ACT members are affiliated with, or are members of the following organizations, Sikh Dharma International, SDI, Happy Healthy Holy Organization, 3HO, and the Kundalini Research Institute, KRI. -- ACT See Your Job Is To Heal Everybody.
Ex Uno Plures
From One Many Diversity is our heritage
Diversity: The quality or state of having people who are of different
races or who have different cultures within a group or organization.
Guru Nanak Dev
"Recognize the Divine light within all, and do not consider social class
or status; there is no class or caste, hereafter." -- Guru Nanak Dev
"We're all part of One, and One is part of all. Be prosperous, be
generous, be kind and be compassionate." -- Yogi
"As humanity enters the Space Age, how will we resonate with Greens and Grays
when we can't relate well to Blacks, Browns and Gays?" -- Hari Singh Bird
"First you have to master yourself and then you will become teachers.
Teacher is very open, a public park where anybody can walk in; so teacher
has to be very clean. Your conduct has to be crystal clear and you have to be absolutely transparent. Only then can you be a teacher." -- Yogi Bhajan 5/7/1969
Ang Sang Wahe Guru
Ang Sung Wahe Guru celebrates the realization that there is no piece or part of ourselves,
no action, and no life that is not already the living vibration of the Infinite. ITis allGod.
We are all one unified, pluralistic field of Diversity. See YouAreTheEssence.com.
"Discourse about racism is not meant to stir up feelings of guilt.
Discourse is meant to drive people to action against injustice.
Question is, are we mature enough to sit down and discuss
issues of diversity, including religion, gender and race?"
"Since the election of President Obama many Americans claim to
be weary of the ongoing conversation about racism. Think about the
weariness of people of color who have waited for centuries for any
substantive discourse to occur. That conversation has just begun."
"Are there even occasional conversations between White eyes and Colored eyes regarding the issues of diversity and racism and
their impact and complexities within our American communities today?
Issues to do with diversity are not going to go away just because we
deny that they exist, or because they cause us discomfort to discuss.
We must promote pluralism as did Guru Nanak throughout his ministry."
"The human mind was created to discriminate, e.g., make choices between
up and down, in and out, black and white, etc. We must remain aware of our
tendency to use our discretionary abilities in order to marginalize and repress
people with whom we differ. We need to constantly see to it that we advocate for pluralism, against tribalism, in the interest of justice as taught by Guru Nanak Dev.
Our choices are to live for each other, or to live at each other." Hari Singh Bird Khalsa
It is incumbent on those who know
to teach those who do not know.
The quality or state of having people who are of different races
or who have different cultures within a group or organization.