43 episodes

Listen to heartfelt and heart wrenching stories of real people from the early days of the 3HO Kundalini Yoga Community, those born into it, and those converted or influenced by the “Teachings” in the last 50 years of “light-washing” the truth. These are the stories you haven’t heard. The untold truths and abuses that have infused into the consciousness of the Healthy, Happy and Holy Community of KundaliniYoga globally.

Uncomfortable Conversations Podcast The Untold Stories of the 3HO Kundalini Yoga Community GuruNischan Khalsa

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 44 Ratings

Listen to heartfelt and heart wrenching stories of real people from the early days of the 3HO Kundalini Yoga Community, those born into it, and those converted or influenced by the “Teachings” in the last 50 years of “light-washing” the truth. These are the stories you haven’t heard. The untold truths and abuses that have infused into the consciousness of the Healthy, Happy and Holy Community of KundaliniYoga globally.

    Episode 44: Vandee Crane (formerly Pavandeep Kaur Khalsa; 2009)

    Episode 44: Vandee Crane (formerly Pavandeep Kaur Khalsa; 2009)

    Vandee Crane is the author of My Body, My Soul: One Woman's Journey to Reclaim Both, as well as Founder and Director of Rise In Love Foundation, a grassroots nonprofit, whose mission is to support individuals, families, communities and companies in understanding and healing the individual and collective Mother Wound by bringing Women of all Nations together to heal through connection, culture and conversation. A process known in Indigenous Cultures around the World as ReMatriation.


    Vandee, formerly Pavandeep Kaur Khalsa initially came to learn about KY/3HO in 2009 through a series of serendipitous spiritual experiences, after an early life of child trafficking and addiction. She’s here today to offer her unique perspective and share her own experiences in the community as an Indigenous Woman, a Survivor Leader, and Professional Disruptor.


    Vandee lives in Northern New Mexico, on Ancestral Apache and Pueblo Territory. She herself is of Wazhazhe, Tsalagi, and European American descent. Her partner John SwiftBird and their Daughter TatankaSkaWin "Tata" SwiftBird are enrolled members of the Oglala Lakota Nation. She and her Family are passionate about Cultural Preservation and keeping their Traditional Values alive through their grassroots nonprofit work.


    Vandee and their Daughter are also featured in the up and coming documentary Women of the White Buffalo, to be released in 7 languages internationally this coming month. Vandee's professional and academic background include addictions counseling, trauma informed care, and Integrative studies. She is also an outspoken CSET (child trafficking Survivor Leader) who has brought a lot of awareness and impactful change to the communities and cases she has been involved with.


    You can donate to her profound work at www.riseinlovefoundation.org


     


    Music Credit: Lyla June - Mamwlad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeGLDwfrvb8


    Link to purchase her book: (It's also on Amazon where reviews are awesome...I just really don't like raising money for Jeff Bezos to play space cowboy ) https://www.target.com/p/my-body-my-soul-one-woman-s-journey-to-reclaim-both-by-vandee-crane-paperback/-/A-83270172


    Donations for mutual aid and other grassroots work can be made at: PayPal vandee@riseinlovefoundation.org Cash App https://cash.app/$riseinlovenow Or made out to Rise in Love Foundation & mailed to: PO Box 425 Tesuque, NM 87574 You can


    DONATE to this broadcast at: http://www.gurunischan.com/uncomfortableconversations


    Uncomfortable Conversations Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2lEfcoaDgbCCmztPZ4XIuN?si=vH-cH7HzRs-qFxzEuogOqg


     

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Episode 43: Mark Bailey (Experienced Abuse from a 3HO Member from 1996 - 1999)

    Episode 43: Mark Bailey (Experienced Abuse from a 3HO Member from 1996 - 1999)

    Mark Bailey left home at a young age and lived as an artist on the fringes of society. From the ages of 15-18 experienced psychological manipulation and abuse from a member of 3HO while a student for Summit School for the Arts in Chisago City, MN before it was shut down in 1999. 


     


    He settled down after a serious accident in 2006 and spent the next decade painting pictures while learning to manage two chronic illnesses. Since 2014, Mark has worked primarily as a writer. He summarizes news reports for a nonprofit information service, writes articles for the cryptocurrency industry, and maintains a blog. Mark has also published seven science fiction novels. He works from home and rarely leaves his Minneapolis neighborhood.  


     


    You can learn more with Mark in his short book Navigating Dystopia - https://rstory.io/navigating-dystopia.pdf 


     


    Or his blog, where his art can be found - https://hive.blog/@mada


    Song:


    Laszewo - Don't Walk Away - https://open.spotify.com/track/3URS9FbHLDKOAFRgKk9pwv?si=e645a3a2f73845a8



    You can DONATE to this broadcast at: http://www.gurunischan.com/uncomfortableconversations

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Episode 42: Predators and the Predatory Formula of 3HO/Kundalini Yoga Culture

    Episode 42: Predators and the Predatory Formula of 3HO/Kundalini Yoga Culture

    Discussing Predators and the "wise-man" predator formula and grooming behavior that is infused throughout all aspects of 3HO/Kundalini culture, "The Teachings", the Aquarian Academy and a false sense of safety in these spaces. 


     


    Help us raise awareness and money for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.  Host a “Lighting Up the Dark Watch Party” before the end of the year and/or LIVE-Stream the  


    BARE NAKED TRUTH: Breaking the Silence Barrier Spoken Word Burlesque Spectacular w/ GuruNischan on December 21, 2021.


    You can Online Stream + 8 day replay of this special event happening on the darkest night of the ~ Tuesday, December 21st.


    Join us as we light up the night with this embodied expression of healing. 


     


    +Online Streaming + replay and Live in Chicago at The Edge Theater 


    + Highlighting All Male Survivors Panel post-show


    + A portion of all proceeds will go to Childhood Fractured, a local non profit supporting childhood survivors of abuse through writing, art, and performance. 


    + Two spoken word and music opening acts 


    + GuruNischan making her stage debut as Lala Luminosity in her One Woman Show — “ The P*ssy Whisperer”


     


    Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 6pm CST


    Get your ticket at the link below or make a donation to the art and healing process.


    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bare-naked-truth-breaking-the-silence-barrier-tickets-222603662547


     


    GuruNischan.com


     

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 41: The ”No Bangs” Theory of 3HO and the False Identity of Being ”Other” w/ GuruNischan

    Episode 41: The ”No Bangs” Theory of 3HO and the False Identity of Being ”Other” w/ GuruNischan

    Today's episode I share my experience of being unravelled the last few months in my sense of IDENTITY, the challenge of "otherness" that we perpetuate as real, the lie of 3HO "exceptionalism" and its roots in white supremacy; and all things indoctrination, hidden in plain sight., including, NO BANGS ALLOWED!


    Break free with me...and let's discover what's hidden in our layers of SELF.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode 40: WHITE SILENCE, EXCEPTIONALISM, SUPERIORITY AND THE SPIRITUAL WHITE WOMAN

    Episode 40: WHITE SILENCE, EXCEPTIONALISM, SUPERIORITY AND THE SPIRITUAL WHITE WOMAN

    Today we explore White Supremacy in all it's forms of White Silence, White Exceptionalism, White Superiority, Tone Policing, the prey and predator of the Spiritual White Woman and more ways it exposes itself in our actions, thoughts, behaviors and communication within the context of 3HO and the World.


    Book referenced and played: ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY: Combat Racism, Change the World and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad


    Link to purchase: https://www.meandwhitesupremacybook.com/


     


    Song Credit: White Lies by Death


    You can DONATE to this broadcast at: http://www.gurunischan.com/uncomfortableconversations


    Uncomfortable Conversations Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2lEfcoaDgbCCmztPZ4XIuN?si=vH-cH7HzRs-qFxzEuogOqg

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 39: Shanti Oshan (Started Practicing Kundalini Yoga in 2014- 2021)

    Episode 39: Shanti Oshan (Started Practicing Kundalini Yoga in 2014- 2021)

    Shanti Oshan, previously known as Shanti Karam Kaur has been practicing Kundalini Yoga since 2014 but became deeply involved when she met her teacher in 2019, Isa at a Sufi retreat in Southern California. This is when she vowed to seek Truth through the guidance of God’s voice no matter what. She started Teacher Training in Oceanside, CA and dove headfirst into her path, going to the Sat Nam fest, Summer Solstice, followed by Winter Solstice. Last March, she went to the Espanola Ashram to be a farm intern on Khalsa Family Farms, and I wound up getting caught in the web of illusions in the 3HO/Kundalini Yoga community.


    There were red flags everywhere, but ended up falling in love with a man in the community this past June, marrying him then breaking it off on her honeymoon.


    Having experienced narcissistic, and misogynistic behavior, lies, manipulation, and abuse within the 3HO Community and with this man, she is here to share her story.  


    You can DONATE to this broadcast at:


    http://www.gurunischan.com/uncomforta... Uncomfortable Conversations Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2lE...

    • 3 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

C. Laure ,

Shedding light on a dark subject

Thankful for the work, dedication and vulnerability that GuruNischan has given in this podcast. She is growing, evolving and giving us a firsthand no holds barred account of growth, insights and opportunities that he is experiencing as she explores so many different aspects of cults (be it 3HO or not).

Harbunny ,

Honesty and compassion; personal growth facilitated

GuruNischan is skilled in asking the uncomfortable questions while compassionately challenging beliefs. Her podcast creates a space for sharing, support and witnessing each other. These podcasts have brought a lot of peace to me on my journey of leaving 3HO/KRI. The recurring themes and abusive techniques revealed in each person’s stories can leave me incredulous but they help cut through the gaslighting and brainwashing. I believe the space GuruNischan creates will continue to help others see the spiritual abuse for what it is. If you are questioning your role in perpetuating Kundalini Yoga and (3HO) Sikh dharma, I invite you to listen with an open heart. I encourage you to be brave.

X. S ,

Truth in all shapes and forms

Grateful for these stories that bring light into the 3ho lifestyle, history, culture, all its gifts and all its darkness. Thank you guru nishan for hosting and doing this

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