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3HO Foundation

Educational branch of the Sikh Dharma, a Sikh religious group founded by Shri Singh Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji, popularly known as Yogi Bhajan in Los Angeles in the late 1960s. "3HO" means "Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization," and is based on the idea that it is everyone's birthright to obtain these three characteristics. The foundation provides teacher training courses, lectures, and demonstrations in all types of yoga, with special emphasis on kundalini yoga.

The group is also focused on "the uplift of the dignity and respect of womanhood." Programs such as the Khalsa Women's Training Camp and Young Women's Camp are specialized to unleash the inner potential of women. Publications include a journal Prosperity Paths Address: P.O. Box 2337, Espanola, NM 87532. Website: http://www.3ho.org/.

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Kundalini Yoga/Sadhana Guidelines. Pomona, Calif.: KRI Publications, 1978.

Healthy Happy Holy Organization. http://www.3ho.org/. March 8, 2000.

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Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization, (3HO). A movement founded by Yogi Bhajan ( Harbhajan Singh) in California in 1969. A Sikhderived movement, 3HO aims at cleansing the subconscious mind and the whole person of all impurities principally through the practice of kuṇḍalinī and Tantric yoga, meditation, and mantric chants, thereby preparing the individual for the reception of that ‘pure consciousness’ of which Yogi Bhajan is the vehicle.

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