Author Archives: Sebastián Alvarez

March 26, 2022 – April 11, 2022 Project Update

April 11, 2022This week, the SSSC Board released an “Acknowledgement, Apology and Reparations Program Announcement.”This statement can be viewed at https://epsweb.org/reparations/.We expect that this statement will bring up a wide variety of emotions and reflections for both current and former members of your communities. We honor each of you receiving this, whatever your experience of it might be.At their best, words of acknowledgement and apology are not a closing – but inste […]

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March 12, 2022 – March 25, 2022 Project Update

March 25, 2022Dear Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma Communities,​In our biweekly update this week, we are highlighting some upcoming learning opportunities as per below.  We also anticipate having more concrete updates to share about the progress of the Compassionate Reconciliation Project in the coming weeks.  Upcoming CRP Sessions and Trainings Just Outcomes will continue to provide regular opportunities to learn more about Compassionate Reconciliation through monthly Q&A s […]

February 26, 2022 – March 11, 2022 Project Update

March 11, 2022Dear Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma Communities,​We are pleased to be providing this biweekly update, including some thoughts from us about group process. Group Processes and “Group Agreements” This week, Just Outcomes has been leading a third Circle Facilitator Training for members of the KY/SD communities. Group Agreements are useful for many group processes where complexity and strong emotions are present.  We thought we’d offer some thoughts to yo […]

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February 12, 2022 – February 25, 2022 Project Update

February 25, 2022Dear Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma Communities,​We are pleased to be providing this biweekly update.  We do so within the context of the pain and shock the world is experiencing right now with the recent military invasion of Ukraine.  We know this is a deeply difficult and traumatic time for so many. Compassionate Reconciliation Commission The CRC will be meeting this Sunday (February 27) to further its collaborative work.  The group has begun to use a co […]

January 29, 2022 – February 11, 2022 Project Update

February 11, 2022 Dear Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma Communities, We are pleased to be providing this biweekly update. ​ Compassionate Reconciliation Commission  The CRC is currently in the process of clarifying their relationship to the SSSC, while also finalizing their group agreements and operating protocols. The intention is to enter focused strategic planning by the beginning of April 2022 in order to determine the CRC’s goals for the Compassionate Reconci […]

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January 15, 2022 – January 28, 2022 Project Update

“The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions…in order to reconcile, we have to possess the art of deep listening.”   —Thich Nhat Hanh* ​ *This week we honor the life and passing of Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the world’s great teachers and mentors in the work of peacebuilding. ​ January 28, 2022 Dear Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma Communities, ​In our most recent […]

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January 14, 2022 Project Update

January 14, 2022Dear Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma Communities,​Happy New Year to all!  In the spirit of healing and transformation, we look forward to all that 2022 may bring for your communities and beyond. We are happy to provide this update on the Compassionate Reconciliation Project after an extended break (last update was December 10, 2021). Compassionate Reconciliation Commission (CRC) Update ​The CRC last met on December 22, where invited guests from the SSSC Board pr […]

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November 26, 2021 – December 9, 2021 Project Update

December 10, 2021Dear Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma Communities,​We are happy to provide this biweekly update on the Compassionate Reconciliation Project Compassionate Reconciliation Commission (CRC) Update ​The Compassionate Reconciliation Commission continues its important foundational work. The Commission will meet once more in 2021 and then resume meeting on January 19, 2022.  Around this time, the group’s protocols, guidelines, and decision-making procedures should […]

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November 12, 2021 – November 25, 2021 Project Update

November 26, 2021Dear Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma Communities,We are happy to provide this biweekly update on the Compassionate Reconciliation Project. Compassionate Reconciliation Commission (CRC) Update Some of you might be aware that the CRC is developing its decision-making structure based on a consensus model, which some have called “a journey and a destination” (Arietta and Wallace, 2000). As a process, consensus is a means by which groups can productively resolve issues, […]

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SSSC AOB Report Letter

Dear Members of the Sikh Dharma, 3HO and KRI Communities,​Sat Nam. Early in 2020, multiple allegations concerning sexual misconduct by our founder Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji (Yogi Bhajan) came to light. As a non-profit religious organization with a commitment to high ethical standards, the Siri Singh Sahib Corporation (SSSC) took […]