The Master’s Touch
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®
Volume One:The Golden Rules of a Teacher
Meditation: Giaan Sudhaa Simran Kriya
July 22, 1996
“There are two ways to live: One is you love God, the other is God loves you. A Teacher is loved by God. A man loves God. There is a difference. “ –Yogi Bhajan
Using the story of his own life as a student, Yogi Bhajan introduces the concept of obedience as a key virtue of a Teacher. If you want to command, you must be able to obey. He discusses the role of Teacher as an institution and the responsibilities that come along with it, as well as the consequences of abusing or misusing the position. Includes a powerful meditation that awakens the rib cage and with it the soul.
Running Time: 1 Hour 16 Minutes
Volume Two: Overcoming the Complexes of Life
Meditations: Brighten Your Radiance & Ashtang Agni Kriya
July 24, 1996
“How can you get rid of a complex? Make one complex: I am the Grace of God. I am the Will of God. I am God. If you're going to make a complex, make it a big one, so all can be contained.” –Yogi Bhajan
Yogi Bhajan powerfully confronts our false identities and challenges us to drop them in order to unite with our one identity—our humanity. Includes a powerful pranayam meditation to brighten your radiance and to confirm your identity as a yogi and then closes with a second meditation that awakens the rib cage and the inner fire or ‘agni’.
Running Time: 1 Hour 4 Minutes
Volume Three: The Grace of Kundalini Yoga
No Meditation Included
July 26, 1996
“The first qualification of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher is: Let God fail, let His servants not. If you do not have this concept, you can never teach Kundalini Yoga.” –Yogi Bhajan
A powerful lecture indicting any notion of God being outside of us, Yogi Bhajan uses several stories to remind us of the power of Kundalini Yoga and the grace of being known: “Kundalini Yoga is not a yoga for everybody. The one who practices Kundalini Yoga commands the five tattvas, the three gunas, the seven chakras, and all the 108 elements in the universe, including the conscious creation of the Creator!”
Running Time: 1 Hour 21 Minutes
Volume Four: The Teacher & the Student
Meditation: Moon Kriya
July 29, 1996
“A Teacher is a process to make saints, sages, and givers, who are godly and graceful. A Teacher is a factory to manifest all this.” –Yogi Bhajan
Yogi Bhajan discusses the art of confrontation as a Teacher as well as the purity of the teachings lying at the feet of the Teacher. The importance of meditation and the element of pratyahar in one’s practice is another key theme. Includes a powerful kriya to not just bring vitality but to eliminate fatigue—Moon Kriya.
Running Time: 50 Minutes
Volume Five: Descending God & Ascending Human
Meditation: Open the Energy Channels & Take You to Heights
July 29, 1996
“Out of existence a non-existence arises, which is ascended. That is the Teacher. . . . the me within me is infinite, and me within me as infinite shall relate, experience, express, and project Infinity.” –Yogi Bhajan
Yogi Bhajan enacts the dialogue between the soul and God before coming to Earth to describe the nature of the tattvas, the gunas, and our desires. He challenges us to become God while remaining a human with a human’s life and responsibilities. He challenges us to become Teachers, the highest incarnation a human can take on. Includes a powerful meditation to open the Heart Center and stimulate the hypothalamus.
Running Time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes
Volume Six: Projecting as a Teacher
Meditation on Your Self as a Yogi
July 31, 1996
“How are you going to come out of your shell? How are you going to come out of your cocoon? How are you going to deal with everybody with openness of self? How can you open so much that you can embrace everything?” –Yogi Bhajan
Describes the nature of love, identity and personality. As teachers, we must recognize and accept our authentic Self. Calls us to be known by our spirit and asks us to meditate on our Self as a yogi.
Running Time: 42 Minutes
Volume Seven: A Self-Surrender to the Higher Self
Meditation for the Arcline & to Clear the Karmas
August 1, 1996
“A Teacher is a self-surrender to his higher self. After that surrender, the first sign comes . . . you do not relate to any weakness in anyone. That’s the first faculty of the teacher: He relates to the strength and tries to make the best of it.” –Yogi Bhajan
Yogi Bhajan describes the difference between a Teacher and a preacher, between knowledge and wisdom, between speaking and penetrating; and calls us all, as teachers, to surrender to our Highest Self. Through stories and reflections from his own life, he reveals the true test of the Teacher: you cannot fail! Includes a beautiful meditation to clear the arcline, like bathing in the Ganges, use the mantra Wahe Guru Wahe Jio to wash away the karmas.
Running Time: 1 Hour 39 Minutes
Volume Eight: Trouble Comes into Your Life When You Ask for It
Meditation for Maturity & Wisdom
August 2, 1996
“The ocean is a very calm thing, but when the winds are heavy and high, then it’s very choppy. The wind represents your ego—the higher the ego, the choppier a person’s life.” –Yogi Bhajan
Yogi Bhajan describes the difference between longevity and maturity. He describes the nature of projection: we get what we ask for; and asks us each to become masters of our speech, our actions, and our minds. Use your thoughts to serve you. Includes a powerful meditation using the Navel Point to build clarity in our projection and maturity in our perceptions.
Running Time: 42 Minutes