I thought I was done writing about Yogi Bhajan, but I am not. I don’t know if many people know the term ‘iconoclasm,’ but in Dutch, we have this word “beeldenstorm.”  It roughly means “image storm” or “statue storm” in English.  The Black Lives Matter movement tears down the statues of slavers still revered as…

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Smell. At least, in the Kaula Tantra tradition, that’s what you do: you get right up to them, and if she smells right, that’s your teacher. In practice, the process is rarely so clean. We get stuck with whomever we end up with. The yoga teacher on the corner or the internet. Perhaps a famous…

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Now that Yogi Bhajan turns out to have been human, all too human, many kundalini yoga teachers have been plunged into a deep, dark well of despair. Not only has their idol fallen from grace, they also feel the foundation under their very life has been swept away.   The source can no longer be…

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The clay Buddha In Thailand, there was an old and large clay Buddha statue that needed to be placed inside a new temple. Because it was so large, it was to be hoisted up with a pulley. But in the process of moving it into its new location, the statue started to crack. Work was…

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