Letter from CEO

White Tantric Yoga ® Schedule Update "New"

 May 5th, 2022

Dear Friends,

Sat Nam. After more than a two year hiatus because of Covid-10, we completed our first White Tantric Yoga® workshop in March, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. We have since confirmed a schedule set through 2023. In Phoenix even with social distancing and other Covid protocols, for previous participants it was ‘business as usual' and new attendees were appreciative of their deep meditation experience.

The good news is that now with the choice of getting a vaccine, and the new medications being developed for people who do get Covid 19, restrictions based on Covid 19 for large events are being eased worldwide. We are looking forward to our workshop in Mexico City on May 14  which will be outdoors. Please check the schedule page on this website as new workshop dates are consistently being added for 2022 and through 2023 although they are contingent on the lessening threat of Covid.

During these last two years credible allegations of sexual misconduct and manipulation were revealed about Yogi Bhajan (1929-2004) towards students and within the institutions and businesses he supported. After personal inquiries with people who were harmed and those who realized after the fact that they were misled in other than sexual ways, we are recovering from the emotional impact of those realities.

Also, during these last two years we, we have been taking a deep dive into the subject of Tantra and the subtle body, including what our personal experience has been of White Tantric Yoga®, and the concept of Tantra historically. We have been reading lectures that Yogi Bhajan gave when he personally led the White Tantric Yoga® workshops.

From the very first lecture from the very first ‘live' workshop on September 10, 1970:

"Remember in Tantric yoga, one is the essence and one is the start.  You are the essence and you are the start.  Under no circumstances you have to relate to me except my voice.  Now dedicate the basic attitude of losing, instead of gaining.  If you can lose more, you can offer more, you can lose two more habits, you can offer certain more values, you can put more vibrations out, within these two minutes and you must concentrate on yourself, you must relate to yourself alone at this moment."  Yogi Bhajan (September 10, 1970 Los Angeles, CA)

A Buddhist friend brought to my attention that Tantra mainly comes from the Buddhist tradition. The subtle body according to that tradition is an expanded state of consciousness that can be achieved at the time of death. There are teachers who have the ability to open the space to the subtle body or pure expanded consciousness to experience while alive. We experience that Yogi Bhajan could open that space in person and by his own knowledge through the electronic media of the videos. The good thing is that the Buddhists wrote everything down in the past 2500 years and there is a lot written about this subject. We are studying this and will publish more details of our research at a later date. 

So where do we go from here?  That is the question we (the board of Humanology and Health Science) has had to answer. We know what he said, we know what we experienced, we know what we are learning about the subtle body. We also know about many people losing trust in the teachings as they have lost trust in the teacher. 

What we do know after 50 years of participating in White Tantric Yoga as we know it, is that it has been a tool for personal growth for thousands of people and what participants experience is an expanded state of consciousness during the workshop that positively impacts their lives.  That is the subtle body experience. During this meditative practice, participants recognize the awareness that they feel is different than when they came into the room and different when they leave the room. Most participants attest that the WTY workshops are life changing. Now I understand that the subtle body is simply a state of expanded consciousness that can be experienced during WTY.

Based on our research and  experience of the practice and input of attendees for the past 33 years  of the video taped series, including the recent past, we have decided that we will continue  to make the WTY meditative experience available for those who want it. 

I have participated in WTY since 1971 when I started working with Yogi Bhajan, and I spoke with Yogi Bhajan when he led the workshops in person, and I created the WTY videos based on his input, together with my experience in video.  I had a lot of creative freedom in creating the videos, using my background in television, but the one thing he did say was that the electronic media was relevant to opening that space.

I have mentally gone over as much as I can remember about what he said.  One thing I do know is that he was in awe of WTY and sometimes was surprised himself about the realizations he had and how it affected him as well as the participants. He knew he had the ability to open that space, He didn't talk much about it, he said it was for participants to experience. My observation was that when he sat down to lead it, or when he sat down in front of the camera to record it, he was in an altered state. How that happened, I have no idea.

In view of all that has transpired I am glad that we have had the time to pause White Tantric Yoga® to reflect, research, and look within and again share the subtle body meditative experience of White Tantric Yoga® as given on video. WTY is a meditative practice and like all meditative practices it is about the practitioner and their relationship to their own inner being as Yogi Bhajan said in his first WTY lecture.

As I have said before my love has always been meditation. I love sitting and closing my eyes and going to the white light. WTY has given me many opportunities to do that. I've always said White Tantric Yoga® takes care of itself and all decisions over these last 33 years of video workshops have been done in that consciousness.  Because I am not attached to the outcome, I do believe the right thing is what will happen. 

If you have any specific questions, you can write to me at [email protected]. Stay safe, be healthy and we look forward to seeing you at the next White Tantric Yoga® workshop.

Looking forward in peace with love,
Satsimran Kaur
CEO White Tantric Yoga®