Guru Singh m.s.s., is a
yogi, teacher, writer, composer-musician, shaman, ordained
minister, healer, and most importantly as he says "a family
man", living in Los Angeles and sometimes in India, London
and New Mexico. Living with his wife and their two children,
his life exemplifies a delicate and vital balance; honoring
family and personal commitments while maintaining his spiritual
dedication to working with the people of this world.
He was born in 1945 in Seattle and as he puts it, immediately
understood that he was not 'normal'. With a huge appetite
for music he began studying at the age of five. By the end
of his teenage years he was playing several instruments including
the guitar, piano, violin, harmonica, flute and hand drums.
At that time while attending the University of Washington,
he began performing as a singer and songwriter in local clubs.
In early 1966 Warner Bros. Reprise Records heard his music
which was focused on the 'Peace Movement' and the challenges
of honoring real life. They immediately signed him to a recording
contract and moved him to San Francisco. He was often shy
in his earlier years, but an intense theatrical training in
high school and then performing his music in front of thousands
put a quick end to shy. Once in San Francisco he joined his
new friends Janis, Jerry, and others, all were starting on
their paths to stardom.
In less than a year of playing professionally, Guru Singh
had his songs on the radio and TV shows nationwide, but the
mounting challenges of his lightning fast success were taking
a huge toll. As a powerful voice against the war in Vietnam,
Guru Singh became the target of the 'Co-Intel-Pro' operation
that was J. Edgar Hoover's answer to the Peace Movement in
To avoid the insanity of this dangerous and unchecked
power, Guru Singh left San Francisco's Haight Ashbury
and spent the next 13 months training in an ancient
form of musical healing. This took place in the remote
mountains of southern Mexico's wilderness. His teachers
were the Maraakame masters, an indigenous community
totally isolated from the outside world. The experiences
are the subject of his current book project Buried Treasures.
After returning from this adventure Guru Singh met Yogi
Bhajan, a spiritual leader from northern India and master
of Kundalini yoga. From January 1969 through the present,
Guru Singh has been studying and teaching Kundalini
yoga and meditation, a science taught in India for over
four thousand years.
Kundalini yoga, known as the 'Yoga of Awareness', appeals
to a mass audience worldwide because of its attention
to the subtle details of human life. The practitioner
can fully engage worldly responsibilities while achieving
enlightenment. Guru Singh teaches life and living through
these tools of Kundalini Yoga, meditation and the traditions
of the Maraakame that are described in Buried Treasures.
"These are the power tools," he says with his obvious
sense of humor. "We can use them to maintain contact
with our Spirit and the understanding to live productively
and healthy under the pressures of these modern times."
Since December of 1969, Guru Singh has been teaching
throughout the world, with people of all ages, cultures
and lifestyles. He particularly loves working with the
children and teaches them to trust their vast sacredness.
As a writer and musician,
he has several projects under construction. An album
with Seal titled 'The Game of Chants' was released in
2001 and has been followed by two more. His first in
a series of allegorical adventures, Buried Treasures,
is ready for publishing now. He's been the subject of
many articles, both in the US and Europe; voted 'Best
Guru' by Los Angeles Magazine and featured in the current
book Lives Charmed, by Linda Sivertsen — Guru Singh
reaches throughout the world.
"It is often said that our children are our most natural
resource. The style of an educational system prepares
them for their future. At this present time, education
has never been so behind the time. We are educating
our children in a style developed one hundred years
ago, created by the minds of the industrial revolution.
Because of the shrinking size of this planet, we now
need to create people who relate to one another without
competing with each other. We must teach humanity to
know they're created in the image of God, not to wonder
what images to put on."
Guru Singh is one of the visiting teachers to a school
for world children ages 8-18 in Amritsar, India. Here,
youth from all over the world are educated in the 'standard
subjects' and as he says, "the more beneficial
ones such as life, meditation, yoga and love just to
mention a few." This advanced education enables
children to excel beyond the stress of our modern societies.
His daughter graduated from this academy and his son
teaches history and math there.
Working for the children of this world has led him to
a renewed passion for 'Peace on Earth.' He often shares
stages with known celebrities. Recently joined by Seal
in a peace concert broadcast globally, with the words
to his song 'I am who I am', the commitment was clear
- World Peace is only a matter of time.
Guru Singh works with people privately as a sound therapist. His
counseling practice restores the natural physical, mental
and emotional harmonies through meditating with applied
sound. Using an extensive background in music Guru Singh
worked with Yogi Bhajan to develop a modern technology
for an ancient transformational science known as Sahaj
Shabd Therapy. He works with clients in Los Angeles
Sikhs number twenty five million in the world and as
the chairman of the International Council of Sikh Ministers;
Guru Singh leads a group of the most dedicated minds
on Earth. These are the many messages and labors of
Guru Singh's life. This is the way he lives and the
way he always has. He sees this as the essentials of
being human and how this all came about is brought abundantly
clear in the manuscript of, Buried Treasures.
Rated Best Guru (spiritual
teacher) in Los Angeles Magazine.
Yoga Journal (read by millions)
features Guru Singh's practice of Sahaj Shabd Therapy
in this article.
Capitol Records and Meredith
Brooks, honors ...
"The more you read about the life of Guru
Singh, the more you get in touch with your own ability
to live a 'charmed' life".
That is exactly what his
mission has become." Linda Sivertsen author, Lives Charmed.