History & Founder


History & Founder

Miri Piri Academy was founded by Siri Singh Sahib, Harbhajan Singh Puri a.k.a. Yogi Bhajan in 1996 with the help of his son Kulbir Singh.

Yogi Bhajan was born in 1929 in present-day Pakistan and migrated to New Delhi, India after the partition in 1947. In 1968 he left India to begin teaching Kundalini Yoga in Canada before settling in the USA.

Yogi Bhajan and his wife, Bibi Inderjit Kaur, dedicated their lives to spreading the teachings of Kundalini yoga and Sikh Dharma to create teachers. During his life, Yogi Bhajan established many businesses and non-profit organizations including 3HO, the Kundalini Yoga Research Institute, and Sikh Dharma International.

Kulbir Singh is the youngest son of Yogi Bhajan. After attending boarding school in India, he worked to secure land for Miri Piri Academy in the ancestral birthplace of Guru Hargobind. Kulbir Singh then lived in Amritsar for five years to oversee the construction of Miri Piri Academy. Since then, MPA has grown in beauty and influence, hosting students from over 39 countries on campus since 1996.


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Yogi Bhajan born in present-day Pakistan.


Started teaching Kundalini Yoga in Canada and started many NPOs like 3HO, the Kundalini Yoga Research Institute, and Sikh Dharma International in the USA.


Migrated to India after the Partition.


Founded Miri Piri Academy with the help of his son Kulbir Singh.

About Us

MPA opened in 1996 as a full-boarding school for children of the 3HO community. Since then we have had students attend from 39+ countries. Learn more about our values and history.
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Miri is our understanding of the physical world, and Piri is our experience of the spiritual world. We are Miri Piri Academy.

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At Miri Piri Academy, learners get a chance to experience global life backed by Indian values and Sikh Philosophy.

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