Jaap Gardner (Jenniffer Buckalew) has spent the last twenty-six years studying the evolution of integral human consciousness and yogic sciences with a keen interest in individual spiritual enlightenment (Self Realization). With an intellectual and experiential understanding of different forms of meditation, schools of yoga, and ancient yogic scriptures, she shares nondenominational ancient truths and practices that facilitate an experience of flawless Self Knowledge. As a recipient of a full ride leadership and theatre scholarship, she earned a B.F.A in the Performing Arts with a minor in Group Facilitation. Shortly after gaining her certification as a Hatha & Kundalini Yoga Instructor, she dedicated seventeen years working for Yogi Bhajan’s non-profit Kundalini Yoga organization (3HO International) as the Events Program Director and served the last five years as the CEO before resigning to start her own business. Her passion lies in breaking down the walls of religion, spiritual paths/communities, and Guru’s (teacher) so that the timeless, transformative truths found within them can benefit all people in creating and following their own individual Dharma (Path of Right Action). Through creativity and a bit of humor, she shares these transformative truths in a variety of ways. With DharmaDiner.com she’s created a virtual good ol’ fashion democratic community diner that welcomes all people in a fun, casual, diverse place, where they can easily connect, access tools, and succeed on their chosen spiritual path. Everything she does is meant to support people in feeding their daily connection to the invisible source sustaining all things.
The Dharma Diner Mission
The Dharma Diner mission is to help people start, maintain and progress with a daily spiritual and meditation practice for daily benefits and Self Realization. Twenty-five years ago, Yogi Bhajan (Jaap’s spiritual teacher) told her that she’d been a yogi for 151 lifetimes and in this lifetime she was determined to “Do It” (Obtain Full Self Realization). He gave her a meditation to do two times a day for the rest of her life to make sure she achieved her goal. Over the last twenty-five years of showing up twice a day for meditation, she has captured the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual experiences that come when one commits to a daily spiritual and meditative practice. While Yogi Bhajan was alive, Jaap frequently sat at his feet for counsel and guidance on how to navigate the obstacles of a daily practice. More often than not he would simply say, "Just Do It!".
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