Indiakids: Are we “Third Culture Kids”?

I was spending time recalling the many boarding schools in Mussoorie (Waverly, Wynberg-Allen, Woodstock, Mussoorie-Modern just to name a few) and came across this term on Wikipedia: “Third Culture Kid” Third Culture Kids or Trans-Culture Kids, (abbreviated TCKs or 3CKs,) whom are sometimes also called Global Nomads, “refers to someone who, as a child, has …

On punishment

We were punished a lot. Even before India, at children’s camp, we were often given very unreasonable and bizarre punishments. I’ll go into those children’s camps again soon… Sometimes I think GNFC was actually a haven from those camps – once we were sent off to school, we didn’t have to go to camp anymore. …

Found an interesting blog post by a Kundalini Yoga practitioner. 3HO – Cult or Spiritual Environment? I’m frankly a bit relieved by the writer’s awareness of this issue, because it’s rare that someone deeply engaged in the 3HO or Kundalini Yoga community would ever even use the word “cult” in reference to one’s self. If …

I found this quote on Rick Ross’ website and it struck a chord: “I was researching 3HO for a friend who was asking me about it, and I found this site. I found it interesting, and I’m glad you have it. The group needs to be exposed for what it really is, and not many …

On Given Names

I can’t believe I haven’t yet written about the broad issue of the given name. It’s an issue that I know plagues a number of young adults born and raised in 3HO Sikh Dharma. Sikh Dharma/3HO converts are given a “spiritual” name, with roots in sanskrit and gurmukhi. My given name was three syllables, plus …

Yogi Bhajan on Wiki

Yogi Bhajan’s page on Wikipedia has some GEMS. For example, he was “the son of a graceful mother”. Who knew? An excerpt on his attitude toward homosexuality reads: “…Yogi Bhajan at first was shocked by the phenomenon. Through the 1970s and early 1980s, Yogi Bhajan taught that the condition could be cured through intensive yoga …

So, because of the nature of my gmail name, I get targeted banner ads that Google thinks are customized to my profile. I don’t know why, I don’t have anything set. I guess it’s just the nature of my goofy email address: sat gur schnrub I’ve gotten yoga ads, spirituality ads, kirtan and other devotional …