Immerse yourself into the sea of online, Gurbani-focused courses created for the nourishment of the Sikh community.
Start with the foundations of what it means to be a Sikh. With a bit of curiosity, you’ll soon uncover the vastness of Gurbani.
Instead of overwhelming you with generalizations, most SikhRI courses explore particular aspects of Sikh life, such as Gurbani grammar or Kirtan.
Even with profound knowledge of Gurbani, continued learning will inspire subtle realizations that revive the vigor with which you used to approach Sikhi at the beginning of your journey.
Literally a mare, Ghoria is a bani based on a marriage tradition prevalent in the north-western region of the Indian sub-continent, particularly Panjab. At the time of marriage, the women of the house come together and sing songs before the groom who ceremonially rides a mare before departing for the wedding at the bride’s place.
Ascribed to Guru Nanak Sahib by the tradition, Japu Sahib is one of the longer Banis comprising of thirty-eight pauris (lit. rung; poetry in verse) and two saloks (lit. praise, a poetic form), uttered in no particular rag. The Bani is important in the Sikh tradition from many aspects. It is central to a Sikh’s daily recital and reflection, besides being a part of the ceremony of khande-ki-pahul (Khalsa initiation ceremony). It also finds mention in every major rahitnama (documents recording Sikh code of conduct) that prescribes daily Sikh routine.
Anand Sahib course is designed for children aged seven years and above and will cover the first five pauris (stanzas) and the fortieth pauri of Anand Sahib. The course will help children learn about the third Nanak, Guru Amardas Sahib. It will also introduce the children to new Gurbani words that will expand their vocabulary and help them improve their Gurbani comprehension skills.
As the Gurbani reminds us that, “the tongue utters Your (Divine) many made names, but Nam, your Being is true and is existent from the beginning (and beyond designates).” This informs us that the names appearing in the Gurbani are only adjectival that relate to one certain quality of the Divine Being among the infinite; these are only based on the experience or a context of a particular passage.
Every community or a group derives its inspiration or direction from one or more central principles that it places at its center. The course offers an analysis of the Mul Mantra, the core of the Sikh ideology on which the entire edifice of Gurmat framework is based or founded on.
Revealed by Guru Ramdas Sahib in rag Suhi, the Bani of Lav is mostly known and associated with the ceremony of marriage. The Bani itself is rarely read and interpreted independently; most often than not we usually look for directions for a conjugal relationship in it. While that is also a good practice, but in doing so, we ignore the significance of the Bani and its original message that sets the path and the step to a lasting and blissful relationship with the Divine.
Grammar of Gurbani (GoG) online course offers an investigation into the elementary linguistic characteristics of the Guru Granth Sahib. It is a distinctive learning program for those who wish to develop a better understanding of the Guru Granth Sahib through building Gurbani language skills by lessons in major identifiable grammatical patterns of the Guru Granth Sahib.
Barah Maha is a folk poetry style that expresses the emotions and yearnings of the human heart in terms of the changing seasons of Nature with each particular month over the twelve months of the year. The course is based on the Bani of Barah Maha revealed each by Guru Nanak Sahib and Guru Arjan Sahib. The Gurus have transformed this folk poetry into a spiritual journey of love. Through it, they have explained the connection between a human being and Vahiguru that can be easily understood by a common person.
The online course “Introduction to Sabad Kirtan” is based on traditional style of Kirtan learning. Bhai Kultar Singh will cover step by step lessons for beginners in Kirtan. By the end of the course, the student will know the basics of Sabad Kirtan including relation between Gurbani and Rags, fundamentals of vocal singing, rhythm (tal), notation system and learn simran of Satinam Vahiguru and one Sabad in rag.