Passing of Yogi Bhajan
- It is with a great sense of loss that I am writing on behalf of
the staff and family of the Siri Singh Sahib (Yogi Bhajan) to let you
know that he has left his physical body. He joyfully accepted the will
of God and Guru at 9 PM Mountain Standard Time on the evening of October
6, 2004 in his dome in Espanola, New Mexico.
The cause was complications
due to heart failure
Before leaving, he requested that this be a time of celebrating his
going home. During the traditional Sikh 17 day period of remembrance,
culminating with a memorial service, he has asked that we come together
each day, chant, pray, talk, serve food, and eat together.
The Siri Singh Sahib always taught us, that in times of joy and sorrow
we should come together to be with one another. It is with Sangat and
Pangat that we will find our true comfort and acceptance. So in his
spirit, open your homes and hearts, your Gurdwaras and yoga centers, and
gather with all those who have experienced the touch of the Master. Let
this be a time for prayers and reflection and a way to take care of our
needs for comfort.
Mat mai pichhai ko-ee rovsee so mai mool na bhaa-i-aa.
Mit paijhai mit bigsai jis mit kee paij bhaav-ay.
Let no one weep for me after I am gone. That would not please me at
When a friend receives a robe of honor, then his friends are pleased
with his honor.
Guru Arjan Dev
Siri Guru Granth Sahib Page 923
The Siri Singh Sahib has guided this transition process and wanted you
to know that his family and all our organizations are secure and will
continue in the way that he has directed.
Details of these arrangements
will be forthcoming shortly.
Arrangements for his cremation and Memorial Services are presently being
planned and will be posted at www.sikhnet.com/yogibhajan
You may also hear a recording with this information if you call (505)
367-1688. The website and telephone message will be updated daily, and
you can leave messages at (505) 367-1661/1662. Please understand that
most likely time will not permit us to return all of your calls
YB gave me my spiritual name
Sat Kartar Kaur