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JSB Writer's Retreat 2020 Session 2 Presenter: Krishna Singh




SESSION 2:

SELF-EXPRESSION AND GREAT WRITING ARE TWO ASPECTS IN A LIFE OF SELF-MASTERY ~ BEGIN WITH QUESTIONING SELF-MASTERY AND THE OTHER ASPECTS WILL FOLLOW

Awareness, Insight, and Meditation Are the Bases For Coming Home To Yourself.  Who Are You? Only You Can Develop Yourself.  Without Expressing Yourself Only You Can Know.


Bio, Krishna Singh Khalsa

I was raised in the Midwest as the son of a Lutheran pastor who was gifted with a beautiful, congenial mind that he dearly needed, especially for keeping up with and nurturing his errant, rule breaking son. I was educated in a Jesuit university, and worked for Dr. King in Tuscaloosa, Alabama during the summer of 1965. Then I left a PhD graduate program in philosophy because public protest against the Vietnam war was forbidden by the department administration. Why bother to stay if the degree would not have been forthcoming? One illuminating LSD experience in Mexico was convincing enough that the universe is deeply, inherently spiritual, although conventional intellectual norms deny it. During the war, as I experienced a nation gone bad with aggression, greed, and cruelty as a dominating, destroying power. The inner pain I experienced was so deep and intense that suicide seemed to be the only answer, until I realized that it wasn’t. There was no guarantee the pain would end at death. So, suicidal thoughts were replaced by deep prayer, for three years, as a quest to find a spiritual guide with real answers. Those prayers were answered in August 1969 in Santa Fe, as a result of intuitive guidance to travel there in search. Yogi Bhajan became my spiritual teacher, I became a Sikh and a Kundalini yogi, and the gift of my real life of deep, authentic spiritual discovery began. And so it continues, because I follow lineages of Bodhisattvas, and because “continuing, no matter what” is what bodhisattvas do.



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