Harbhajan Singh was born August 26, 1929 in a Sikh family in Côte Harkarne, Gujranwala district, Punjab Province (British India). His father, a PhD Cartan Singh Puri, was a doctor at the British administration. His mother – Harkrishan Kaur. It was provided by a family of landowners, who owned most of the villages in the foothills of the Himalayas. The greatest influence on the development of the child had his grandfather on the father Bhai Singh Faten. Faten Singh handed him the essence of Sikh teachings and instill in children respect for all religions, and reverence for the silent enigma of life. As a teenager, Yogi Bhajan spent several years with a demanding teacher Khazar Sant Singh, who called him the Master of Kundalini Yoga at the age of 16.
Throughout his life, Yogi Bhajan has continued its practice of yogic knowledge and comprehension. Associated with civil service duties often makes traveling to distant ashrams, monasteries and a hermitage, where he met with leading a solitary life yogis and swamis . In the mid-1960s, Yogi Bhajan became an instructor at the Ashram Vishvayatan (Vishwayatan Ashram) in New Delhi, under the leadership of Dhirendra Brahmachari (Dhirendra Brahmachari). This yoga center frequented Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, his daughter Indira Gandhi, as well as diplomats and foreign embassies.
In 1968, Yogi Bhajan left for Canada, where he immediately gained a large following in the hippie environment. “Flower children” looking for state of expanded states of consciousness using drugs and died from them. Yogi Bhajan gave them the practice of allowing relive the same experience, maintaining the health and social adequacy. Until that time, Kundalini Yoga was a secret science, Yogi Bhajan was the first to teach it openly a wide range of people.
In June 1985, Yogi Bhajan founded the first International Day of Peace celebrations in New Mexico. This is an annual festival of music and prayer for peace of all faiths, it attracts thousands of people, including prominent religious and political leaders.
Yogi Bhajan died at age 75 of complications from a heart attack. After his death, the US Congress passed a resolution to honor the life and work of Yogi Bhajan, putting it on a par with Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II.