Dear Members of our 3HO, Sikh Dharma, and KRI Community,
Sat Nam. With the release of the report from An Olive Branch, the next substantive task before us is to turn our attention to the process of healing. As stated previously, the Siri Singh Sahib Corporation and our related organizations are committed to taking action to address the findings in the report, to assist all reporters of harm and to promote healing in our community. We approach this huge task with an open heart and a sincere desire to reach out and move forward with the process of healing and reconciliation.
We have embarked on a program of Compassionate Reconciliation based on the principles of restorative justice, mediation and other healing modalities. We are currently interviewing and vetting a number of the most respected restorative justice experts throughout the world to assemble a team with specific qualifications that meet the needs of our community. We place the utmost importance on three main areas:
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 formal steps to address the allegations. We directed the formation of a Collaborative Response Team (CRT), which was tasked with responding to the allegations in a transparent and timely manner. The SSSC then commissioned an independent organization, An Olive Branch (AOB), to conduct an independent investigation into the allegations. As the allegations were made posthumously, efforts were made throughout the process to ensure that Yogi Bhajan’s students and supporters had the opportunity to speak on his behalf. Neither the SSSC, the CRT, nor any of our affiliate organizations have had any influence over An Olive Branch’s process or its report. The SSSC Board would like to express our deepest gratitude to An Olive Branch and to all who participated in this process.