Yogi Bhajan - Abuse in 3HO and Kundalini Yoga

Abuse in Yogi Bhajan's 3HO Kundalini Yoga World

Abuse Wrapped as a Gift ...

At the age of 14, KartaPurkh

was seduced with lies by her sister and Yogi Bhajan

to spend the summer at Espanola at the Women's Camp. 

Her 1986 court case

 includes, next to the description and impact of Yogi Bhajan's sexual abuse

a long list of other wrongdoings she had to endure.


Some of the lies and deceptions used to convince her to join 3HO

  • The circumstances at the Women’s camp: there would be horses to ride. That is ‘the’ way to seduce a 14-year-old girl, right? In reality, those horses were not available to her.

  • YB would pay everything. Not true.

  • There would be opportunities to study new music, martial arts, women’s studies, vegetarian cooking, child rearing, etc.. In fact, there were only the indoctrinating lectures by YB.

  • Yogi Bhajan lied about his education, yoga studies, knowledge and experience with Sikhism and Kundalini Yoga, ...

    Things that they did not tell her

    • That YB was sexually involved with her sister and other members of the group.

    • That 3HO was closely intertwined with the Sikh Dharma Brotherhood that the religious part was omnipresent.

    • That the respect for women was only talked about in lectures while in reality women in 3HO were relegated to inferior roles and position, acting essentially as servants.

    • That 3HO was not the charitable organisation that took care of the advancement of individuals through education and science but was dedicated to the ostensibly religious objectives of the Sikh Dharma and personal objectives and benefits of Yogi Bhajan himself.

    • That she would be slowly but surely isolated from her friends and family and other outside influences.