Yesterday I protested a Hindu fire puja or "Yagna" as a concerned Sikh

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Monday, August 18, 2014, 05:26 (1101 days ago)

Yesterday I protested a Hindu fire puja or "Yagna" as a concerned Sikh being performed at Gurmukh Kaur's Yogi Bhajan Hollywood kundalini yoga center. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CqUTzuX1Q4&list=UUQDV5etGNZ9AnZ-3PnLklzw

Its not that I am opposed to Hindus performing these fire pujas because that is their right and duty as Hindus but someone like Gurmukh Kaur who uses Sikh names, wears Sikh clothes, a Sikh turban and calls herself a Sikh, should not be performing these type of Hindu rituals and worship of Hindu gods as it violates the Sikh code of conduct and misrepresents Sikhs and the Sikh religion especially because Gurmukh is in such a public position as a world renowned yoga teacher. For a Sikh their worship should be rendered only to the One Timeless Being and to no god or goddess.

You can clearly hear in the video at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_A_GxCGtI4&list=UUQDV5etGNZ9AnZ-3PnLklzw
how the participants at Gurmukh's yoga studio parking lot are chanting bhajans to the Hindu god Krishna in celebration of his birthday. Gurmukh Kaur even states in her invitation to this event: http://track.namastelight.com/v/443/2cc22f22dd33d80af41953551e6d43f0a8eeb9a0e06bb57d

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"On the 16th of August, we'll be so blessed with the presence of a holy man from India, H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati. We'll honor Lord Krishna's Birthday at Golden Bridge Hollywood with a Yagna, which is a fire ceremony for purification that they do every single evening alongside the Mother Ganga in Rishikesh, India, which we love so much and is where we hold our Teachers' Training Immersions.

In this glorious daily celebration you throw into the flames a collection of many kinds of seeds to purify your day so that by the time the Sun sets, you've entered the evening time with peace, tranquility, and a return back to your heart... no matter what happened during the day.

Now we here in Hollywood shall be blessed to celebrate in our parking lot with a contained fire, beautiful prayers, chanting, a message from the holy banks of the Mother Ganga through our Beloved Swamiji, and beautiful food. This beautiful celebration has no fee, no cost. Our celebration requires just your presence. Bring your family and your friends. This will truly be an occasion to behold.

Lord Krishna ignited the Souls of thousands of people to Unconditional Love... no matter what. Right now on this beautiful Earth that God has given us, we need to return to Love. Right now...we need to return to Love.

With Love and Blessings,

Gurmukh Kaur

These are just a few pics in the facebook link below, from yesterday's parking lot fire puja at Gurmukh Kaur's Hollywood yoga studio. It smelled awful! They were chanting some hypnotic mantras which reminded me of some druggie hippie event from the 1960's. I'm sure glad to be out of there! https://www.facebook.com/gursant/media_set?set=a.10204507985839030.1073741846.1214270541&type=1

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh! In front of Gurmukh Kaur's yoga studio, I asked her to discuss how a Sikh should conduct themselves, why do so many Sikhs oppose her performing these Hindu pujas? Gurmukh responded with "We won't be discussing anything" as she arrogantly walked back inside her yoga studio. I also talked to a 3HO young man wearing a dastar in his late twenties outside Gurmukh's yoga studio. I asked him how he could justify attending Gurmukh's Hindu fire puja and his response was that his wife is not a Sikh and he quickly walked away when I presented the fact that these Hindu fire pujas are against Sikh teachings. Even though I saw many 3HO people come inside the yoga studio for Gurmukh's fire puja, no one else talked to me.

I took many pictures and videos which I will post when I get home to Yuba City. All in all it was very very disturbing to witness how these Yogi Bhajan followers who call themselves Sikhs and use Sikh names, worship Hindu gods and practice Hindu rituals. My conclusion is that "They just don't care!" I am sad to report that 3HOers like Gurmukh Kaur are beyond arrogant and completely wrapped up in their fake Hollywood world. They are completely under the control of maya! The Swami has them under his spell. I am so happy to be out of that awful Hollywood scene of maya. Its only by Guru Sahib JI's grace that I survived.

Gurfateh
Gursant Singh

Does Sikh Net endorse Gurmukh Kaur's Hollywood Hindu fire pujas & havans?

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 11:27 (1100 days ago) @ Gursant Singh

Does Sikh Net endorse Gurmukh Kaur's Hollywood Hindu fire pujas & havans? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4KoNZdKpu4

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Be sure to view more pics in the facebook link below, from yesterday's parking lot fire puja at Gurmukh Kaur's Hollywood yoga studio. It smelled awful! They were chanting some hypnotic mantras which reminded me of some druggie hippie event from the 1960's. I'm sure glad to be out of there! https://www.facebook.com/gursant/media_set?set=a.10204507985839030.1073741846.1214270541&type=1

As a concerned Sikh I protested a Hindu fire puja or "Yagna" being performed at Gurmukh Kaur's Yogi Bhajan Hollywood kundalini yoga center on Saturday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CqUTzuX1Q4&list=UUQDV5etGNZ9AnZ-3PnLklzw

Its not that I am opposed to Hindus performing these fire pujas because that is their right and duty as Hindus but someone like Gurmukh Kaur who uses Sikh names, wears Sikh clothes, a Sikh turban and calls herself a Sikh, should not be performing these type of Hindu rituals and worship of Hindu gods as it violates the Sikh code of conduct and misrepresents Sikhs and the Sikh religion especially because Gurmukh is in such a public position as a world renowned yoga teacher. For a Sikh their worship should be rendered only to the One Timeless Being and to no god or goddess.

You can clearly hear in the video at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_A_GxCGtI4&list=UUQDV5etGNZ9AnZ-3PnLklzw
how the participants at Gurmukh's yoga studio parking lot are chanting bhajans to the Hindu god Krishna in celebration of his birthday. Gurmukh Kaur even states in her invitation to this event: http://track.namastelight.com/v/443/2cc22f22dd33d80af41953551e6d43f0a8eeb9a0e06bb57d

"On the 16th of August, we'll be so blessed with the presence of a holy man from India, H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati. We'll honor Lord Krishna's Birthday at Golden Bridge Hollywood with a Yagna, which is a fire ceremony for purification that they do every single evening alongside the Mother Ganga in Rishikesh, India, which we love so much.....
Lord Krishna ignited the Souls of thousands of people to Unconditional Love...~Gurmukh Kaur

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh! In front of Gurmukh Kaur's yoga studio, I asked her to discuss how a Sikh should conduct themselves, why do so many Sikhs oppose her performing these Hindu pujas? Gurmukh responded with "We won't be discussing anything" as she arrogantly walked back inside her yoga studio. I also talked to a 3HO young man wearing a dastar in his late twenties outside Gurmukh's yoga studio. I asked him how he could justify attending Gurmukh's Hindu fire puja and his response was that his wife is not a Sikh and he quickly walked away when I presented the fact that these Hindu fire pujas are against Sikh teachings. Even though I saw many 3HO people come inside the yoga studio for Gurmukh's fire puja, no one else talked to me.

All in all it was very very disturbing to witness how these Yogi Bhajan followers who call themselves Sikhs and use Sikh names, worship Hindu gods and practice Hindu rituals. My conclusion is that "They just don't care!" I am sad to report that 3HOers like Gurmukh Kaur are beyond arrogant and completely wrapped up in their fake Hollywood world. They are completely under the control of maya! The Swami has them under his spell. I am so happy to be out of that awful Hollywood scene of maya. Its only by Guru Sahib JI's grace that I survived.

SikhNet endorses Hindu fire puja & Swami at Yogi Bhajan Hollywood kundalini yoga studio! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZOedeAszjU&list=UUQDV5etGNZ9AnZ-3PnLklzw

SikhNet director, Ek Ong Kar Kaur Khalsa, stated in a letter to a Sikh; "....when people like Gurmukh Kaur participate with Hindu leaders in doing a Pooja, it is just an interfaith event."

SikhNet featured Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa in this SikhNet article at this link: http://www.sikhnet.com/news/gurmukh-kaur-coming-edmonton

The question is: Will SikhNet continue to show their Hindu leanings by supporting Yogi Bhajan's "yoga teacher to the stars", Gurmukh Kaur, who shows complete disregard for the Sikh Reht Maryada by hosting a fire puja & Hindu Swami in her Hollywood yoga studio parking lot? http://track.namastelight.com/v/443/2cc22f22dd33d80af41953551e6d43f0a8eeb9a0e06bb57d

Write or call SikhNet at these contact numbers and demand that SikhNet take a stand against Hindu fire puja at Gurmukh's Yogi Bhajan Hollywood kundalini yoga studio!

1-A Ram Das Guru Pl.
Espanola, NM. 87532 USA
Phone: +1-505-814-1523
website: http://www.sikhnet.com/
e-mail: support@sikhnet.com
http://www.sikhnet.com/contact

Gurmukh Kaur is misrepresenting the Sikh religion & showing complete disrespect for her Sikh name! Sikhs also ask SikhNet to take a stand against this woman as she is part of their Yogi Bhajan cult and should not be using Sikh names like Gurmukh, Kaur or Khalsa!

"Jab lag Khalsa rahe niara. tab lag tej dio mai sara.
jab eh gahe bipran ki reet. mai na karo in ki parteet".

"So long as Khalsa retains his distinct identity, I will give him my entire radiance and strength. But if he should take on a non-Sikh way of life, then I shall have no confidence in him and withdraw my support and protection". Guru Gobind Singh Ji

EVERY Sikh is representative of the Guru and the Khalsa Panth, especially one who is in the public eye. If they behave in a way that breaches SRM (Sikh Rehit Maryada) the whole Khalsa suffers.

Gurmukh Kaur's Hollywood Hindu fire pujas & havans are violating Sikh code of conduct for Sikhs !

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Thursday, August 21, 2014, 01:03 (1098 days ago) @ Gursant Singh

Does SikhNet support Gurmukh Kaur's Hollywood Hindu fire pujas & havans which are violating Sikh code of conduct for Sikhs ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y26B8Y51ZJo

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As a concerned Sikh I protested a Hindu fire puja or "Yagna" being performed at Gurmukh Kaur's Yogi Bhajan Hollywood kundalini yoga center on Saturday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CqUTzuX1Q4&list=UUQDV5etGNZ9AnZ-3PnLklzw

Its not that I am opposed to Hindus performing these fire pujas because that is their right and duty as Hindus but someone like Gurmukh Kaur who uses Sikh names, wears Sikh clothes, a Sikh turban and calls herself a Sikh, should not be performing these type of Hindu rituals and worship of Hindu gods as it violates the Sikh code of conduct and misrepresents Sikhs and the Sikh religion especially because Gurmukh is in such a public position as a world renowned yoga teacher. For a Sikh their worship should be rendered only to the One Timeless Being and to no god or goddess.

You can clearly hear in the video at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_A_GxCGtI4&list=UUQDV5etGNZ9AnZ-3PnLklzw
how the participants at Gurmukh's yoga studio parking lot are chanting bhajans to the Hindu god Krishna in celebration of his birthday. Gurmukh Kaur even states in her invitation to this event: http://track.namastelight.com/v/443/2cc22f22dd33d80af41953551e6d43f0a8eeb9a0e06bb57d

"On the 16th of August, we'll be so blessed with the presence of a holy man from India, H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati. We'll honor Lord Krishna's Birthday at Golden Bridge Hollywood with a Yagna, which is a fire ceremony for purification that they do every single evening alongside the Mother Ganga in Rishikesh, India, which we love so much.....
Lord Krishna ignited the Souls of thousands of people to Unconditional Love...~Gurmukh Kaur

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh! In front of Gurmukh Kaur's yoga studio, I asked her to discuss how a Sikh should conduct themselves, why do so many Sikhs oppose her performing these Hindu pujas? Gurmukh responded with "We won't be discussing anything" as she arrogantly walked back inside her yoga studio. I also talked to a 3HO young man wearing a dastar in his late twenties outside Gurmukh's yoga studio. I asked him how he could justify attending Gurmukh's Hindu fire puja and his response was that his wife is not a Sikh and he quickly walked away when I presented the fact that these Hindu fire pujas are against Sikh teachings. Even though I saw many 3HO people come inside the yoga studio for Gurmukh's fire puja, no one else talked to me.

All in all it was very very disturbing to witness how these Yogi Bhajan followers who call themselves Sikhs and use Sikh names, worship Hindu gods and practice Hindu rituals. My conclusion is that "They just don't care!" I am sad to report that 3HOers like Gurmukh Kaur are beyond arrogant and completely wrapped up in their fake Hollywood world. They are completely under the control of maya! The Swami has them under his spell. I am so happy to be out of that awful Hollywood scene of maya. Its only by Guru Sahib JI's grace that I survived.

SikhNet endorses Hindu fire puja & Swami at Yogi Bhajan Hollywood kundalini yoga studio! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZOedeAszjU&list=UUQDV5etGNZ9AnZ-3PnLklzw

SikhNet director, Ek Ong Kar Kaur Khalsa, stated in a letter to a Sikh; "....when people like Gurmukh Kaur participate with Hindu leaders in doing a Pooja, it is just an interfaith event."

SikhNet featured Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa in this SikhNet article at this link: http://www.sikhnet.com/news/gurmukh-kaur-coming-edmonton

The question is: Will SikhNet continue to show their Hindu leanings by supporting Yogi Bhajan's "yoga teacher to the stars", Gurmukh Kaur, who shows complete disregard for the Sikh Reht Maryada by hosting a fire puja & Hindu Swami in her Hollywood yoga studio parking lot? http://track.namastelight.com/v/443/2cc22f22dd33d80af41953551e6d43f0a8eeb9a0e06bb57d

Write or call SikhNet at these contact numbers and demand that SikhNet take a stand against Hindu fire puja at Gurmukh's Yogi Bhajan Hollywood kundalini yoga studio!

1-A Ram Das Guru Pl.
Espanola, NM. 87532 USA
Phone: +1-505-814-1523
website: http://www.sikhnet.com/
e-mail: support@sikhnet.com
http://www.sikhnet.com/contact

Gurmukh Kaur is misrepresenting the Sikh religion & showing complete disrespect for her Sikh name! Sikhs also ask SikhNet to take a stand against this woman as she is part of their Yogi Bhajan cult and should not be using Sikh names like Gurmukh, Kaur or Khalsa!

"Jab lag Khalsa rahe niara. tab lag tej dio mai sara.
jab eh gahe bipran ki reet. mai na karo in ki parteet".

"So long as Khalsa retains his distinct identity, I will give him my entire radiance and strength. But if he should take on a non-Sikh way of life, then I shall have no confidence in him and withdraw my support and protection". Guru Gobind Singh Ji
EVERY Sikh is representative of the Guru and the Khalsa Panth, especially one who is in the public eye. If they behave in a way that breaches SRM (Sikh Rehit Maryada) the whole Khalsa suffers.

Sikhs beware of Yogi Bhajan followers who regularly violate the Sikh Reht Maryada along with SikhNet staff who participate in anti- Sikh activities.

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Sunday, August 24, 2014, 19:43 (1094 days ago) @ Gursant Singh

Sikhs beware of Yogi Bhajan followers who regularly violate the Sikh Reht Maryada along with SikhNet staff who participate in anti- Sikh activities. In the fb links below you will see Gurujot Singh of SikhNet along with his wife participating in a "Yogi Mela 2014". There is evidence of a Hindu puja being performed at this “Yogi Mela” as many of the participants have their foreheads adorned with fresh red paint showing bindis & telakhs or eye of the Hindu god shiva! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152740246397538&set=a.10152740245482538.1073741838.557992537&type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152740237587538&set=a.10152740236677538.1073741837.557992537&type=3&theater

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Harijot Singh who also works at SikhNet can be seen at this link without a dastar(turban) on his head and his hair down while working in public at the Yogi Bhajan dera in Espanola New Mexico: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201469915104322&set=pcb.10201469915824340&type=1&theater

SikhNet endorses Hindu fire puja & Swami at Yogi Bhajan Hollywood kundalini yoga studio! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZOedeAszjU&list=UUQDV5etGNZ9AnZ-3PnLklzw

SikhNet director, Ek Ong Kar Kaur Khalsa, stated in a letter to a Sikh; "....when people like Gurmukh Kaur participate with Hindu leaders in doing a Pooja, it is just an interfaith event."

SikhNet featured Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa in this SikhNet article at this link: http://www.sikhnet.com/news/gurmukh-kaur-coming-edmonton

The question is: Will SikhNet continue to show their Hindu leanings by supporting Yogi Bhajan's "yoga teacher to the stars", Gurmukh Kaur, who shows complete disregard for the Sikh Reht Maryada by hosting a fire puja & Hindu Swami in her Hollywood yoga studio parking lot? http://track.namastelight.com/v/443/2cc22f22dd33d80af41953551e6d43f0a8eeb9a0e06bb57d

Write or call SikhNet at these contact numbers and demand that SikhNet take a stand against Hindu fire puja at Gurmukh's Yogi Bhajan Hollywood kundalini yoga studio!

1-A Ram Das Guru Pl.
Espanola, NM. 87532 USA
Phone: +1-505-814-1523
website: http://www.sikhnet.com/
e-mail: support@sikhnet.com
http://www.sikhnet.com/contact

Gurmukh Kaur is misrepresenting the Sikh religion & showing complete disrespect for her Sikh name! Sikhs also ask SikhNet to take a stand against this woman as she is part of their Yogi Bhajan cult and should not be using Sikh names like Gurmukh, Kaur or Khalsa!

"Jab lag Khalsa rahe niara. tab lag tej dio mai sara.
jab eh gahe bipran ki reet. mai na karo in ki parteet".

"So long as Khalsa retains his distinct identity, I will give him my entire radiance and strength. But if he should take on a non-Sikh way of life, then I shall have no confidence in him and withdraw my support and protection". Guru Gobind Singh Ji
EVERY Sikh is representative of the Guru and the Khalsa Panth, especially one who is in the public eye. If they behave in a way that breaches SRM (Sikh Rehit Maryada) the whole Khalsa suffers.

Sikhs : Please reply to SikhNet's Ek Ong Kaar Kaur's comment to Gurmukh Kaur's hosting a Hindu fire puja at her Hollywood yoga studio at this YouTube video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGPVRbahulw

Below you will find her comment along with my reply.

Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa of SikhNet says:

Thank you, Gurusant Singh, for quoting a letter that I wrote. Grateful to share the entire passage from that letter. I stand by my statement. Interfaith events are part of our heritage and there is absolutely nothing wrong with a Sikh participating in a sacred ceremony from any other religious tradition. This will be my only comment - so please know I will not respond to any further questions. However, since you are using my name and something I wrote, the audience should have the benefit of the entire paragraph. Thank you. "Guru Nanak says in Shabad Hazaray that he can worship the Light of the One in every temple. To my mind, when people like Gurmukh Kaur participate with Hindu leaders in doing a Pooja, it is just an interfaith event. Like when the Sikhs in New Mexico are invited to sing at the Jewish temple as part of an Interfaith event. Or when we are brought into a Methodist Mass as part of an Interfaith event. There is nothing wrong with meeting with people and doing a sacred ceremony with them. I myself have participated in sweat lodges with the Native American people in New Mexico. It does not make me less a Sikh for it. I just join with them and pray with them in their style. In the same way, people come to the Gudrwara. Whether they are Sikhs or not, they pray with us in our style. For me, the Gurus represent a Universal consciousness. Part of being Universal is a fearlessness to be part of an interfaith community, which many teachers do."

Gursant Singh says:

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Here we go again, the tired old 3HO “interfaith event” excuse for pakhand behavior by Bhajanists.

All the “interfaith events” that I have ever attended have been for communication and understanding between people of different religions. While there has been coming together for discussion, I have never heard of a genuine “interfaith event” where Jewish people have been expected to take Christian communion; or where Hindus have been expected to participate in Islamic Nimaaz. Organizers of true “interfaith events” know how sensitive religious people are about their faiths and never set up events where people are expected to participate in some form of worship which is forbidden by their religion. Witness in this Youtube video where I participated in a true interreligious conference where individulas of different faiths discussed religious matters and where there was no worship in ways that would be forbidden in the other's religion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziHTlVD4LGU

Yet Gurmukh has set up an event in which she as a Sikh – Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa – how can you have a name that is any more Sikh than that – is forbidden to participate as a practicing Sikh. That’s if she still considers herself to be a Sikh.

Look, let’s get to the truth. Fire sacrifices were roundly condemned by our Guru Sahiban. In his book, Sikh Religion and Hinduism, G.S. Sidhu makes this very clear:

Right from the Vedas, Hindus have been instructed to get involved in sacrifices and havan (burnt offerings), which are a ritual sacrifice to the fire god. The Yajur Veda is full of such instructions and rituals stating what sort of vessel is to be used, how long and wide is the pit to be dug and how much butter is to be used. (Note: this is exactly what is going to take place at Gurmukh’s yoga studio where she is performing a puja or worship for the Hindu deity Krishna on his birthday) Different types of Havan are performed for different occasions. They are done for wedding, births, deaths, festivals, prosperity, education, victory and peace etc. The Sikh Gurus have condemned them as a useless waste of time and food.

Now let us see what Gurbani says about these things:

You may make burnt offerings, sacrificial feasts and pilgrimages to sacred shrines in egotism, but your corruption only increases. You are subject to both heaven and hell, and you are reincarnated over and over again. || 2 || M.5 P.214

Through burnt offerings, charitable feasts, ritualistic chants, penance, all sorts of austere self-discipline and pilgrimages to sacred shrines and rivers, they do not find God. Self-conceit is only erased when one seeks the Lord’s Sanctuary and becomes Gurmukh; O Nanak, he crosses over the world-ocean. || 4 || 1 || 14 || M5 P.1139

For the sake of brevity I have left out a lot more references from Gurbani condemning Hindu rituals.

The Sikh Rehat Maryada also states clearly:

A Sikh’s living, earning livelihood, thinking and conduct should accord with the Guru’s tenets. The Guru’s tenets are:

Worship should be rendered only to the One Timeless Being and to no god or goddess.

Regarding the ten Gurus, the Guru Granth and the ten Gurus word alone as saviors and holy objects of veneration.

Not believing in Homa Pujas (lighting of ritual fire and pouring intermittently clarified butter, food grains etc. into it for propitiating gods for the fulfillment of a purpose)

Why are the Bhajanists who are participating in these Homa ceremonies doing them if they do not believe in them? This is hypocrisy in the extreme. If they are doing these ceremonies while considering them to be worthless, isn’t that an insult to the Hindu religion and to the person performing the ritual?

From the enthusiasm and frequency with which people such as Gurmukh Kaur (Gurmukh Kaur?) participate in them it is hard to believe that they do so without a genuine enthusiasm and some kind of belief in their effectiveness.

Bhajanists often cite Yogi Bhajan’s willingness to participate in such rituals as an example that they follow.

Unfortunately Yogi Bhajan perhaps was more of a Hindu than he was a Sikh. Let us look at his actions:
1. He taught his followers yogic kriyas and mantras that involved homage to Hindu gods and goddesses.
2. While living in the USA, he often had his wife organize Havans (fire ceremonies) at his home in Delhi. These took place in the same room where SGGS was kept.
3. He and his family, particularly his wife, often participated in Hindu pujas, an action specifically prohibited for Sikhs (see Sikh Rehit Maryada above)

In spite of the best efforts of Sikhnet and Sikh Dharma International to keep it secret, after his death, Yogi Bhajan’s family took a portion of his ashes to Rishikesh where they were immersed in the Ganges with a Hindu ceremony performed by a Brahmin swami.

Yogi Bhajan given Hindu last rites
Part I: Emblem of his beliefs
By Anju Kaur, SikhNN staff writer, Washington Bureau
Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 | 01:13 pm
http://www.sikhnn.com/headlines/2680/yogi-bhajan-given-hindu-last-rites?page=2

Is it any wonder that his followers see no wrong in acting like Hindus?

Sikhs will be pleased to know that Gurmukh Kaur's kundalini yoga studio where the Hindu fire puja was held is being forced to close for lack of students.

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Wednesday, September 03, 2014, 16:54 (1084 days ago) @ Gursant Singh

Sikhs will be pleased to know that Gurmukh Kaur's kundalini yoga studio where the Hindu fire puja was held is being forced to close for lack of students. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/golden-bridge-yoga-closing-729241

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"During a telephone interview on Friday afternoon, Gurushabd, who opened the studio with his wife, Gurmukh, in 1999, confirmed that the couple had decided to shutter the location,...."

"Gurmukh Kaur's Hollywood Hindu fire pujas & havans are violating Sikh code of conduct for Sikhs" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y26B8Y51ZJo

"A famous Hollywood yoga facility once frequented by Russell Brand and Demi Moore is shutting its doors.
Golden Bridge Yoga blasted a newsletter on Friday morning penned by owners Gurmukh and Gurushabd announcing the closure, which is scheduled for the end of September.

“At this time Golden Bridge Hollywood still has not received an offer to buy or take over our sacred space,” reads the letter, referring to the Los Angeles location at 1357 N. Highland Ave. “The demanding time and cost required of us to keep our doors open have led us beyond the threshold of our financial abilities. And so, it is with heavy hearts but trusting spirits that we invite you to share in celebrating Golden Bridge Hollywood’s final month of operation through the end of September.”

During a telephone interview on Friday afternoon, Gurushabd, who opened the studio with his wife, Gurmukh, in 1999, confirmed that the couple had decided to shutter the location, blaming the demise on local competition. Golden Bridge will continue to operate its two other studios, in Santa Monica and New York, overseen by their daughter, Gurushabd said.

“It’s too big for the number of people coming through who are interested in Kundalini yoga, and there is a lot more yoga in Hollywood than there used to be,” Gurushabd told The Hollywood Reporter, adding that there are “10 or 11” employees currently employed at the center. “This (location) just doesn’t work anymore.”

Golden Bridge garnered a considerable amount of press attention in late January 2013 when Brand staged a walkout in favor of yoga instructor Tej Kaur Khalsa. According to reports, Brand was upset that Golden Bridge wouldn’t let her out of her contract, so he led a charge out of the building and helped her set up shop elsewhere. Moore was also part of the exodus.

Asked if the exit by Golden Bridge’s famous students had anything to do with the closure, Gurushabd said, “Yes and no.”

“There are so many reasons, you’d have to list 35. My wife and I travel a tremendous amount, and we’re not there that much anymore. It’s just time to move on,” he said.

Reps for Brand did not respond to requests seeking comment.

While they are still working out the final details, Gurushabd said a “celebratory” closing event will take place on Oct. 1. Gurmukh and Gurushabd will both be present. “It’s been a great journey in Hollywood,” he said. “On to the next adventure.”

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