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Shiv Charan Singh,

Scottish by birth, is an outstanding and authentic spiritual teacher. Karam Kriya means ‘action in spiritual awareness’. Shiv Charan is deeply committed to guiding students in their spiritual growth so they can bring spiritual awareness into their everyday lives and develop their full potential as human beings. He is a skilled counsellor and author of several books in areas such as human communication, the mystery of numbers and poetry.

As a young person, Shiv Charan had a number of nearly fatal incidents and these near death experiences gave him an intimate knowledge of the process of living and dying that we all seek to understand. As an adolescent he experienced full Kundalini rising, a term used to describe profound spiritual awakening. In his early twenties he studied Sikh Dharma with Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa, the religious leader and founder of Sikh Dharma in the West. Following a degree in humanities, he has undertaken extensive training in counselling and therapeutic skills and has worked intensively and successfully with people who have drug habits and severe emotional problems.

In the year 2000 he founded the vibrant and cosmopolitan Karam Kriya School from London and more recently relocated to Portugal and there co-founded the Quinta do Rajo Ashram which is now a base for the International Karam Kriya School. As well as his involvement in the accredited Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training courses, he is the driving force behind Karam Kriya – The science of Applied Numerology, the study of which provides a tool for understanding the harmony and inter-relatedness of all things.

Neither self seeking nor political in his teachings, he is entertaining and both charismatic and humble in the way he speaks. Above all, his warmth and compassion have generated a community spirit at the school which reaches out to the community regardless of age and background, and attracts people from all over the world.

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