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Friday
,
26
February
2021

Paigham-i-Goya: An Expression of Love

A new translation of and a brief essay on the second ghazal from Bhai Nand Lal’s Divan-i-Goya.

A new translation of and a brief essay on the second ghazal from Bhai Nand Lal’s Divan-i-Goya.

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Sojhi

Sojhi creates a connection to Sikhi for kids. Engaging content, as well as downloadable resources and K-12 curriculum.

Sidak

A leadership program for young adults, Sidak promises connection and transformation through exploration of Sikhi.

State of the Panth Report

Our research reports on Sikh matters, surveying self-identified Sikhs and providing perspectives rooted in Gurmat.

Guru Granth Sahib Project

The world can now build a deeper connection to Sabad. Begin exploring the Guru Granth Sahib like never before.

Illuminating Every Path

In an unprecedented era of change and uncertainty, we’re creating new modes of engaging with the wisdom and light of Sikhi.

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Sunday
,
25
July
2021

Sidak 2021

Khalsa Centre Miracle Valley

Experience — strengthen your connection to the Sikh faith while developing your leadership skills in life.Sidak is a distinctive leadership development program for young adults seeking to increase their commitment towards the Sikh faith. This two-week intensive immersion into the Sikh culture, language, values and community is held annually in the summer. Sidak is available for adults 18-40 years old (17 year olds that have completed high school are considered). Learn more about Sidak at our website: sikhri.org/sidak Application to Sidak Space is limited, so applications are reviewed as they are received. All applicants are subject to review by the Sidak Admissions Committee. Fees are refundable only if the applicant is not accepted into the program. Paying the Deposit vs. Paying Full Price Unless you are paying your $150 deposit for General Registration, you are required to pay the full cost for your registration. General registration is the only registration type that allows for a deposit to be paid in advance and the remaining cost at a later date. Financial Assistance Available Money should not be a barrier to connection and deepening your journey in Sikhi. For those requiring financial assistance to attend Sidak, we provide a simple process to make an application for financial assistance, which is subject to review by the Sidak Admissions Committee. Simply click "Register" and select "Financial Assistance" as your registration type.

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Sunday
,
25
July
2021

Sidak 2021

Khalsa Centre Miracle Valley

Experience — strengthen your connection to the Sikh faith while developing your leadership skills in life.Sidak is a distinctive leadership development program for young adults seeking to increase their commitment towards the Sikh faith. This two-week intensive immersion into the Sikh culture, language, values and community is held annually in the summer. Sidak is available for adults 18-40 years old (17 year olds that have completed high school are considered). Learn more about Sidak at our website: sikhri.org/sidak Application to Sidak Space is limited, so applications are reviewed as they are received. All applicants are subject to review by the Sidak Admissions Committee. Fees are refundable only if the applicant is not accepted into the program. Paying the Deposit vs. Paying Full Price Unless you are paying your $150 deposit for General Registration, you are required to pay the full cost for your registration. General registration is the only registration type that allows for a deposit to be paid in advance and the remaining cost at a later date. Financial Assistance Available Money should not be a barrier to connection and deepening your journey in Sikhi. For those requiring financial assistance to attend Sidak, we provide a simple process to make an application for financial assistance, which is subject to review by the Sidak Admissions Committee. Simply click "Register" and select "Financial Assistance" as your registration type.

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Sunday
,
25
July
2021

Sidak 2021

Khalsa Centre Miracle Valley

Experience — strengthen your connection to the Sikh faith while developing your leadership skills in life.Sidak is a distinctive leadership development program for young adults seeking to increase their commitment towards the Sikh faith. This two-week intensive immersion into the Sikh culture, language, values and community is held annually in the summer. Sidak is available for adults 18-40 years old (17 year olds that have completed high school are considered). Learn more about Sidak at our website: sikhri.org/sidak Application to Sidak Space is limited, so applications are reviewed as they are received. All applicants are subject to review by the Sidak Admissions Committee. Fees are refundable only if the applicant is not accepted into the program. Paying the Deposit vs. Paying Full Price Unless you are paying your $150 deposit for General Registration, you are required to pay the full cost for your registration. General registration is the only registration type that allows for a deposit to be paid in advance and the remaining cost at a later date. Financial Assistance Available Money should not be a barrier to connection and deepening your journey in Sikhi. For those requiring financial assistance to attend Sidak, we provide a simple process to make an application for financial assistance, which is subject to review by the Sidak Admissions Committee. Simply click "Register" and select "Financial Assistance" as your registration type.

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Saturday
,
6
March
2021

Collecting HERstory: Narratives that Shape our Futures

Watch the entire conversation that took place on International Women’s Day as Inni Kaur, Shauna Singh Baldwin, and Dr. Geetanjali Singh Chanda share the multi-faceted journeys that women have taken.

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Saturday
,
6
March
2021

Collecting HERstory: Narratives that Shape our Futures

Watch the entire conversation that took place on International Women’s Day as Inni Kaur, Shauna Singh Baldwin, and Dr. Geetanjali Singh Chanda share the multi-faceted journeys that women have taken.

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Wednesday
,
3
March
2021

What does the Nishan Sahib represent? (Sikh Flag)

IkOankar is the nucleus of the Sikh worldview; it is the Sikh vision of the one unique, unparalleled, and all-pervasive Force, that has created the Universe and governs it. The Khanda emblem adorns Nishan Sahib—the Sikh flag—and captures the Sikh worldview.

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Saturday
,
6
March
2021

Collecting HERstory: Narratives that Shape our Futures

Watch the entire conversation that took place on International Women’s Day as Inni Kaur, Shauna Singh Baldwin, and Dr. Geetanjali Singh Chanda share the multi-faceted journeys that women have taken.

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Wednesday
,
3
March
2021

What does the Nishan Sahib represent? (Sikh Flag)

IkOankar is the nucleus of the Sikh worldview; it is the Sikh vision of the one unique, unparalleled, and all-pervasive Force, that has created the Universe and governs it. The Khanda emblem adorns Nishan Sahib—the Sikh flag—and captures the Sikh worldview.

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Saturday
,
20
February
2021

Nankana Sahib Massacre

Harinder Singh and Manpreet Singh talk about what happened 100 years ago at Nankana Sahib. Today it's known as Saka Nankana or Nankana Sahib Massacre. Why did the Sikhs protest, what happened and how does it relate to what's going on today with the Farmers Protest in India? 

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Thursday
,
18
February
2021

Guru Teghbahadar Sahib: The Benevolent Warrior

On March 27th join us as we celebrate the 400th Parkash Purab of Guru Teghbahadar Sahib with a virtual conference titled “Guru Teghbahadar Sahib: A Benevolent Warrior” in English. Experience the vastness of the Guru through the words of Bhai Nand Lal, Sainapati, and Bhai Vir Singh.

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Friday
,
26
February
2021

Paigham-i-Goya: An Expression of Love

A new translation of and a brief essay on the second ghazal from Bhai Nand Lal’s Divan-i-Goya.

A new translation of and a brief essay on the second ghazal from Bhai Nand Lal’s Divan-i-Goya.

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Wednesday
,
10
February
2021

Baj: The Hawk and The Sikhs

This essay locates and contextualizes the hawk in foundational Sikh texts, history, and lifestyle. It also connects how Baj in Khalsa tradition affects the Sikh psyche when the people see it.

This essay locates and contextualizes the hawk in foundational Sikh texts, history, and lifestyle. It also connects how Baj in Khalsa tradition affects the Sikh psyche when the people see it.

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Friday
,
26
February
2021

Paigham-i-Goya: An Expression of Love

A new translation of and a brief essay on the second ghazal from Bhai Nand Lal’s Divan-i-Goya.

READ More ⟶
Friday
,
26
February
2021

Paigham-i-Goya: An Expression of Love

A new translation of and a brief essay on the second ghazal from Bhai Nand Lal’s Divan-i-Goya.

READ More ⟶
Thursday
,
18
February
2021

Guru Teghbahadar Sahib: The Benevolent Warrior

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Friday
,
26
February
2021

Ghazal Two, Divan-i-Goya: Damanpreet Singh & Inni Kaur | Bhai Nand Lal - The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

Introducing Paigam-i-Goya: Expression of Love , new translations of a selection of ghazals from Bhai Nand Lal “Goya.” Today’s podcast begins with a recitation of Bhai Nand Lal’s ghazal in Persian, followed by a new English transcreation, the result of a unique collaboration between Dr. Fatima Fayyaz and Dr. Nadhra Khan of Lahore University of Management Sciences, Damanpreet Singh, writer, and graduate student, and Inni Kaur of SikhRI, followed by a discussion between Daman and Inni about the beauty of the ghazal and the transcreation process. Follow Damanpreet and Inni as they discuss their learnings and challenges while engaging with the words of Bhai Nand Lal. The unique and symbolic meanings that these ghazals reveal are a treat for those who yearn to get a glimpse into the court of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib. Author: Bhai Nand Lal “Goya” Collection: Divan-i-Goya Transcreators: Fatima Fayyaz, Inni Kaur, Nadhra Khan, and Damanpreet Singh Persian Narrator: Gholamhossein Sajadi English Narrator: Ryan Gillis Persian دین و دنیا در کمندِ‌ آن پری رخسارِ ما هر دو عالم قیمتِ یک تارِ موی یارِ‌ ما ما نمی آریم تاب غمزهٔ مژگانِ‌ او یک نگاهِ جان فزایش بس بود در کارِ ما گاه صوفی گاه زاهد گه قلندر می شود رنگ های مختلف دارد بت عیارِ ما قدرِ لعل او بجز عاشق نداند هیچ کس قیمتِ یاقوت داند چشمِ گوهربارِ ما هر نفس گویا به یادِ نرگسِ‌ مخمورِ او باده های شوق می نوشد دلِ هشیارِ ما English Translation My angel-faced Beloved holds the reins of the temporal and celestial worlds. These two worlds are worth just a single strand of my Beloved’s hair. We cannot bear the allure of that gaze. One rejuvenating glance would be enough for our lifetime. Sometimes a sūfī¹, sometimes a zāhid², at others a qalandar³; Our unfathomable Beloved has many tints and shades. Who, except the lover, would know the worth of [Beloved’s] red gems? But our eyes that shed pearls are aware of the value of rubies. In the memory of [Beloved’s] intoxicating eyes, Goya, with every breath; Our wakeful hearts sip on the nectar of longing.

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Saturday
,
20
February
2021

Nankana Sahib Massacre

Harinder Singh and Manpreet Singh talk about what happened 100 years ago at Nankana Sahib. Today it's known as Saka Nankana or Nankana Sahib Massacre. Why did the Sikhs protest, what happened and how does it relate to what's going on today with the Farmers Protest in India.  Harinder Singh (@1force) Manpreet Singh (@mjassal) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-sikh-cast-sikhri/support

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Friday
,
29
January
2021

Ghazal One, Divan-i-Goya: Damanpreet Singh & Inni Kaur | Bhai Nand Lal - The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

Introducing Paigam-i-Goya: Expression of Love , new translations of a selection of ghazals from Bhai Nand Lal “Goya.” Today’s podcast begins with a recitation of Bhai Nand Lal’s ghazal in Persian, followed by a new English transcreation, the result of a unique collaboration between Dr. Fatima Fayyaz and Dr. Nadhra Khan of Lahore University of Management Sciences, Damanpreet Singh, writer, and graduate student, and Inni Kaur of SikhRI, followed by a discussion between Daman and Inni about the beauty of the ghazal and the transcreation process. Follow Damanpreet and Inni as they discuss their learnings and challenges while engaging with the words of Bhai Nand Lal. The unique and symbolic meanings that these ghazals reveal are a treat for those who yearn to get a glimpse into the court of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib. Author: Bhai Nand Lal “Goya” Collection: Divan-i-Goya Transcreators: Fatima Fayyaz, Inni Kaur, Nadhra Khan, and Damanpreet Singh Persian Narrator: Gholamhossein Sajadi English Narrator: Ryan Gillis Persian هوای بندگی آورد در وجود مرا وگرنه زوقِ چنین آمدن نبود مرا خوش است عمر که در یاد بگذرد ورنه چه حاصل است ازین گنبدِ کبود مرا در آن زمان که نیایی بیاد می میرم بغیر یادِ تو زیستن چه سود مرا فداست جان و دلِ من بخاک مردمِ پاک هر آن کس که بسوی تو ره نمود مرا نبود هیچ نشانها ز آسمان و زمین که شوقِ روی تو آورد در سجود مرا بغیر یادِ تو گویا نمی توانم زیست به سوی دوست رھایی دهند زود مرا English Translation I am brought into existence by the embrace of the winds of reverence-bondage. I would not have desired to come into this world, otherwise. Joyous is the life spent in Your remembrance, and if not: What else do I gain from this blue vault? I die when I do not remember You. Besides Your remembrance, what do I gain from living? I surrender my heart-mind to the dust of those pious beings Who guide me towards You. When there was no sign of the sky or earth, It was desire for Your face that brought me into prostration. Goya: I cannot live without remembering You. May I be freed quickly to meet the Beloved.

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Friday
,
26
February
2021

Ghazal Two, Divan-i-Goya: Damanpreet Singh & Inni Kaur | Bhai Nand Lal - The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

Introducing Paigam-i-Goya: Expression of Love , new translations of a selection of ghazals from Bhai Nand Lal “Goya.” Today’s podcast begins with a recitation of Bhai Nand Lal’s ghazal in Persian, followed by a new English transcreation, the result of a unique collaboration between Dr. Fatima Fayyaz and Dr. Nadhra Khan of Lahore University of Management Sciences, Damanpreet Singh, writer, and graduate student, and Inni Kaur of SikhRI, followed by a discussion between Daman and Inni about the beauty of the ghazal and the transcreation process. Follow Damanpreet and Inni as they discuss their learnings and challenges while engaging with the words of Bhai Nand Lal. The unique and symbolic meanings that these ghazals reveal are a treat for those who yearn to get a glimpse into the court of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib. Author: Bhai Nand Lal “Goya” Collection: Divan-i-Goya Transcreators: Fatima Fayyaz, Inni Kaur, Nadhra Khan, and Damanpreet Singh Persian Narrator: Gholamhossein Sajadi English Narrator: Ryan Gillis Persian دین و دنیا در کمندِ‌ آن پری رخسارِ ما هر دو عالم قیمتِ یک تارِ موی یارِ‌ ما ما نمی آریم تاب غمزهٔ مژگانِ‌ او یک نگاهِ جان فزایش بس بود در کارِ ما گاه صوفی گاه زاهد گه قلندر می شود رنگ های مختلف دارد بت عیارِ ما قدرِ لعل او بجز عاشق نداند هیچ کس قیمتِ یاقوت داند چشمِ گوهربارِ ما هر نفس گویا به یادِ نرگسِ‌ مخمورِ او باده های شوق می نوشد دلِ هشیارِ ما English Translation My angel-faced Beloved holds the reins of the temporal and celestial worlds. These two worlds are worth just a single strand of my Beloved’s hair. We cannot bear the allure of that gaze. One rejuvenating glance would be enough for our lifetime. Sometimes a sūfī¹, sometimes a zāhid², at others a qalandar³; Our unfathomable Beloved has many tints and shades. Who, except the lover, would know the worth of [Beloved’s] red gems? But our eyes that shed pearls are aware of the value of rubies. In the memory of [Beloved’s] intoxicating eyes, Goya, with every breath; Our wakeful hearts sip on the nectar of longing.

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Friday
,
26
February
2021

Ghazal Two, Divan-i-Goya: Damanpreet Singh & Inni Kaur | Bhai Nand Lal - The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

Introducing Paigam-i-Goya: Expression of Love , new translations of a selection of ghazals from Bhai Nand Lal “Goya.” Today’s podcast begins with a recitation of Bhai Nand Lal’s ghazal in Persian, followed by a new English transcreation, the result of a unique collaboration between Dr. Fatima Fayyaz and Dr. Nadhra Khan of Lahore University of Management Sciences, Damanpreet Singh, writer, and graduate student, and Inni Kaur of SikhRI, followed by a discussion between Daman and Inni about the beauty of the ghazal and the transcreation process. Follow Damanpreet and Inni as they discuss their learnings and challenges while engaging with the words of Bhai Nand Lal. The unique and symbolic meanings that these ghazals reveal are a treat for those who yearn to get a glimpse into the court of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib. Author: Bhai Nand Lal “Goya” Collection: Divan-i-Goya Transcreators: Fatima Fayyaz, Inni Kaur, Nadhra Khan, and Damanpreet Singh Persian Narrator: Gholamhossein Sajadi English Narrator: Ryan Gillis Persian دین و دنیا در کمندِ‌ آن پری رخسارِ ما هر دو عالم قیمتِ یک تارِ موی یارِ‌ ما ما نمی آریم تاب غمزهٔ مژگانِ‌ او یک نگاهِ جان فزایش بس بود در کارِ ما گاه صوفی گاه زاهد گه قلندر می شود رنگ های مختلف دارد بت عیارِ ما قدرِ لعل او بجز عاشق نداند هیچ کس قیمتِ یاقوت داند چشمِ گوهربارِ ما هر نفس گویا به یادِ نرگسِ‌ مخمورِ او باده های شوق می نوشد دلِ هشیارِ ما English Translation My angel-faced Beloved holds the reins of the temporal and celestial worlds. These two worlds are worth just a single strand of my Beloved’s hair. We cannot bear the allure of that gaze. One rejuvenating glance would be enough for our lifetime. Sometimes a sūfī¹, sometimes a zāhid², at others a qalandar³; Our unfathomable Beloved has many tints and shades. Who, except the lover, would know the worth of [Beloved’s] red gems? But our eyes that shed pearls are aware of the value of rubies. In the memory of [Beloved’s] intoxicating eyes, Goya, with every breath; Our wakeful hearts sip on the nectar of longing.

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Saturday
,
20
February
2021

Nankana Sahib Massacre

Harinder Singh and Manpreet Singh talk about what happened 100 years ago at Nankana Sahib. Today it's known as Saka Nankana or Nankana Sahib Massacre. Why did the Sikhs protest, what happened and how does it relate to what's going on today with the Farmers Protest in India.  Harinder Singh (@1force) Manpreet Singh (@mjassal) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-sikh-cast-sikhri/support

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