In September 2016 we started a monthly meeting for the National Kundalini Yoga Teacher Associations (NKYTA:s). Jai Gopal Kaur from Chile is organizing the meetings as she is the coordinator for the NKYTA:s in 3HO.
The meetings are arranged through Skype, so there have been participants from all over the world – South Africa, Chile, Australia, Haiti, Holland, Ireland, Chech Republic.. – and Finland of course. It has been very interesting to find out about the situation in other countries, as some of the associations are newly formed and some have been working for years. There are many differences but also many things in common. Here I share some notes from Jai Gopal from our November meeting:
We had a very interesting and inspiring meeting to answer the question ”Why do teachers join their National Association (NKYTA)?
Our conversations were honest and at moments profound. To explore deeper we answered the question ”Why do teachers join a NKYTA?” in two stages:
- In our personal understanding which may include having listened to members and teachers.
- Listening to my highest Conciousness/Guru after long deep breathing.
1st stage (personal understanding):
”Most become members due to teacher training”, ”to stay connected after teacher training”, ”for membership benefits”, ”the opportunity to do seva”, ”For the website and insurance”, ”they have to more than they want to..”, ”They join out of enthusiasm”, ”at first they want to belong and join”, ”Promotion, to put themselves out there”, ”to get information from 3HO”, ”Difficult to get teachers to join even though we offer website, events, promotion, newsletter…”, ”It´s included in there teacher training…I have doubts if they understand the value”.
2nd stage (listening at the altar):
”Connection and communication rather than competition. We are all serving the whole”, ”To facilitate collaboration and reduce competition, to include more people”, ”teachers come to answer the call, to grow, cooperate and serve their mission as teachers”, ”The need to connect, we inspire each other. When we compete it is because we are collecting students, not creating teachers”, ”Finding a community that is sticking to the Truth in ways that it is not possible in other places”, ”It´s about commitment to our spiritual path and part of our dharma”, ”Deep need to be part of a community that makes sense (in this world that so many things don´t make sense)”, ”To be part of a very conscious movement… We shine as a group… Together to serve the teachings, those in need… conciousness”,”teachers wanting to serve the teachings. It gives a sense of belonging”, ”Teachers join to do Good. They join from their best intentions”.
Tej Pratap Kaur