(Pronounced Har-e-mon-dur Call-sa)
I started in California in 1949 as Margaret (Margie) Gaylard, was adopted at age 13 and renamed Meg Hagman. In 1970 I was married and became Meg Keeler. At age 35, I changed my name to Harimandir Khalsa to reflect and enhance a rather dramatic life-change from rudderless and self-destructive to directed and disciplined; a life-style that included vegetarianism, extreme yogic practices, and abstinence from alcohol, tobacco, and recreational drugs Along the way I became a mother and grandmother, a sign painter and house painter, a muralist, a radio announcer, an ordained minister, waitress, licensed massage therapist and certified Kundalini yoga teacher. I started drawing, coloring and painting very early on and in spite of my efforts to quit, never could. After living in nearly every state south of the Mason-Dixon Line during the first 30 years of my life, I have maintained a home base and studio in the one traffic-light town of Melrose in north-central Florida since 1983.