PERSPECTIVE POINTS TO PONDER
mere act of teaching implies that one
“The job of a spiritual teacher is to poke,
"Life is the only gift of God within you... be grateful." -- Yogi Bhajan
about it. You grew your magnificent brain, perhaps the most
the superficial self, which pays attention to this and that, there
"It's incumbent on those who know, to teach those who do not know." -- Hari Singh
The genesis of HariSinghKhalsa.com dates back to the directive from my teacher, the Siri Singh Sahib, aka Yogi Bhajan, that I tell my story including how I became associated with 3HO, the Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization. As I proceeded with this task I began thinking of other teachers with whom I was associated in the early '70s. So in addition to my Web site I designed several more. Thus emerged Web sites like LivtarSingh.com, AwtarSingh.com, KirpalSinghKhalsa.com, RamDasSingh.com, PreetKaurKhalsa.com, RamDhanSingh.com, SatHanumanSingh.com, 3HOLegacyLinks.com, and OneIsTheAnswer.com. Sites like MySikhSense.com and commentaries like why Sikh women don't tie turban also emerged.
I am an octogenarian and a native of the Midwest, which includes Native American heritage of the Cherokee and Modoc nations according to my father. I am a husband, a father, an optician, a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, and a Sikh minister and chaplain. See My Ancestry Profile. See EyewearGenie.com. See Lifetime Achievement Award. See Legacy Documents and Testimonials.
Since 1969 I have been a student of Yogi Bhajan, who is the founder of 3HO, the Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization, and the master of Kundalini Yoga. I began teaching Kundalini Yoga in 1970 and directed 3HO activities in the Denver, Colorado region from 1973 to 1984. I am a founding member of ACT, Akal Committee Thirteen, and a retired founding member of SAT, the Security Advisory Team.
Note: I taught the first-ever Kundalini Yoga and Meditation prison classes to inmates at the Orange County jail in Orlando, Florida, 1971-1972; followed by the first-ever classes at the Florida State Prison in Bushnell, Florida; followed by, in the mid-70s, the first-ever classes at the Colorado state and federal prisons. See 3HOHistory.com. See 3HOLegacyLinks.com. See Forum Feedback. See My Heritage. See More.
My career as an optician began in 1958 following active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps. I maintain active optician licenses in Florida and Arizona. I am certified by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO), and National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE). I am a passionate advocate of (a) the resurgence of opticians as genuine Health Care Providers, i.e., highly skilled Eye Wear Professionals, as opposed to today's eyeglass dispensers, most of whom are trained only as merchants or online clerks, (b) the resurgence of the three dimensional dispensing of prescription eyewear, and (c) most importantly, the conscientious Hands on the Patient practical training of aspiring opticians in the design and delivery of handcrafted, form-fitting eyewear. I am currently a consultant with Opticians For Change. I conduct Hands-on Frame Fitting Workshops, which are accredited for Continuing Education by ABO and the Florida State Board of Opticians, and sponsored by the Professional Opticians of Florida (POF). See OpticalGuidelines.com. See My Letter to Eye Care Professionals.
A Special Note
As founder of OpticalGuidelines.com and OpticalCourse.com, I am interested in sharing my experience in the dispensing of prescription eyewear. If you are a practitioner who recognizes the decline in the application of dispensing skills and you wish to incorporate more hands-on-the-patient dispensing into your practice, or you need guidance in order to improve personal skills and profitability, please visit these sites, OpticianryToday.com and OpticalWorkshops.com for more details, then contact me here.
a woman all men are born. How then can any
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Pages And Points To Ponder
Open Letter To The First Teachers
Those who shall not learn to obey shall never
children, not dependent children. Give your children
The basic aspect of you as woman is not in your sensuality and in your dramas.
Children are born with intrinsic leadership traits that prepare them for life.
OUR YOUTH DESERVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Sat Nam, Khalsa ji! I am a passionate proponent of a more equitable balance between our collective Saint-Soldier mind set as Sant Sipahi. In this context I strongly urge Khalsa parents, especially our women, the first teachers of our children, to consider the following points.
.) I urge you to consider enrolling our children at the New Mexico Military Institute, located in Roswell, New Mexico. My kids graduated high school with honors at NMMI in the early '80s, the first children of Sikh Dharma to attend a military school in America. The Siri Singh Sahib expressed pleasure upon observing cadet training when he visited NMMI in 1983. He advised us then that he would have enrolled his own children at NMMI if he had known of its existence. Another group of children who attended school in India later attended NMMI in the early '90s.
New Mexico Military Institute offers an outstanding two year college option for your sons and daughters after they complete their time at Miri Piri Academy. For those families for which MPA is not an option, NMMI has an excellent four year high school college prep program in addition to their two year college program. New Mexico Military Institute has been ranked No. 5 on a list of the nation’s top 50 community colleges by an independent organization, i.e., TheBestSchools.org, which has described the Roswell, New Mexico school as the “only state-supported, coeducational, military boarding school in the United States.” The school offers college prep, a four-year high school and a two-year junior college. See NMMI Strategic Measures Statistics.
Each of the former Sikhi students/graduates of NMMI provide a testament to the advantages of attending NMMI, which include a rigorous and challenging lifestyle, camaraderie and fellowship, and outstanding leadership training especially, along with NMMI's excellent scholastic program. This experience prepared them for additional university training, and exciting careers all over the world. NMMI is the only American prep school I know that has a history of accommodating the Sikhi lifestyle, i.e., sadhana, kesh, turban, sipahi training, and vegetarian diet. And it is an excellent environment for Sikhi youth to learn leadership and soldiering skills for which the Siri Singh Sahib was a passionate proponent.
The NMMI program offers MPA students and other Sikh youth
a unique and reasonably cost-effective opportunity to transition
from the Indian program into the American experience as a unit, and the obvious advantage of continued
bonding with their peers. See NMMI
Admissions, or click firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 800-421-5376.
.) I urge you to reflect on the Siri Singh Sahib's words, "Human is a blend of Saint and Soldier (Sant Sipahi); this is a complete person. If you are not a Soldier your sainthood will be kicked around. If you are only a Soldier, not a Saint, you will start kicking others around."
Again, our youth deserve leadership training going forward. I know of no readily available source of formal leadership training available to our Sikh youth other than the New Mexico Military Institute.
See What Is Close Order Drill? See Women Warriors. See Flash-Bang For Women Only.
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