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Saturday
,
14
November
2020

Stories That Transform Children

How can we use the enchantment of children’s books to build bridges between worlds? How do we diversify the stories we tell, hear, and read? How can parents, educators, and childcare workers engage and share diverse stories? Join us in conversation with social entrepreneur and children’s book author, Deanna Singh, writer, scholar, and activist, Simran Jeet Singh, and author, poet, and artist, Inni Kaur. Together, let’s re-imagine storytelling for a new generation and tell stories that deserve to be told.

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Saturday
,
31
October
2020

Genocide

How do we remember? How do we advocate? How do we survive? Please join us for a webinar with three leading voices in the November 1984 Anti-Sikh pogroms study. Dr. Ishmeet Kaur, a professor at the University of Gujarat, will help us explore the literary and artistic response to the Pogroms. Dr. Shruti Devgan, a professor at Bowdoin College, has researched in the diasporic, 1st, and 2nd generation response to the events of 1984 and how the events have been commemorated digitally. Finally, Mr. Ryan Singh Kohli, a leading public law practitioner in the UK, will share his work with Sardar HS Phoolka in the struggle for legal justice for the victims of November 1984.

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Saturday
,
10
October
2020

The Guru Granth Sahib Project

The Guru Granth Sahib Project aims to make the Guru Granth Sahib accessible to English speakers globally via technology. Although there are translations available in Panjabi text belonging to the early twentieth century by many celebrated Sikh giants, and some in English from recent times, there is a need for a fresh perspective for contemporary audiences. Join us in conversation with the project’s global lead researchers: Harinder Singh, Ishmeet Kaur, Jasleen Kaur, and Jaswant Singh as we delve into how this idea came to fruition, the transcreation process, the challenges, and how these translations will differ from other current translations. To learn more and start exploring, head to our website: https://app.gurugranthsahib.io/

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Saturday
,
3
October
2020

State of the Panth Report: Sikhi & Sexuality

Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) has released its sixth report in the State of the Panth series titled Sikhi & Sexuality, exploring how Sikhi has influenced the collective behavior of the Sikhs when it comes to sex, pleasure, and procreation. Sexuality is not something that is frequently discussed in the Panth (Sikh Collective). The report clearly outlines Sikh perspectives on major topics like lust, marriage, homosexuality, and polygamy. What does Bani say about sexuality? How do we differentiate between sex and sexuality? How have colonialism, nationalism, and other historical processes influenced the Sikh understanding of sexuality? What role, if any, should institutions play in supporting Sikhs of all gender identities and sexual orientations? Join us in conversation with Harinder Singh and Jasleen Kaur as we try to understand sexuality in the context of a Sikh worldview, from a Gurmat (Guru’s Way) perspective, as inferred from Bani (wisdom), Tavarikh (history), and Rahit (lifestyle). To read the full report: https://www.sikhri.org/sotp

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Saturday
,
26
September
2020

Building Business with Sikh Ethics

Join us as we welcome Balraj Singh Mann, Jaswinder Singh Chadha, and Paramjit Kaur Matharu to discuss the intersections of business and Sikhi. What role does Sikhi play in their professional lives? How is Sikhi invoked in the building and everyday practice of their work? What can Sikhi contribute to the global political, social, and economic narrative? Engage with us in conversation around the principle role Sikhi can play in one’s business.

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Friday
,
25
September
2020

Hari Singh Nalua

Presented by SikhRI.

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Saturday
,
5
September
2020

Giani Dit Singh & Caste Dynamics

Join us as we welcome Harinder Singh and Surinder Singh Jodhka for a cross-continental conversation on historical and contemporary caste dynamics through the life and times of Giani Dit Singh.

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Saturday
,
29
August
2020

Inspiration & Action: Connecting 7 Billion to 1ness, Sharing Guru’s Wisdom With the World

Now more than ever how can Guru Nanak’s message transform our world? What can 30 million Sikhs offer a world filled with disruption and fear? Join us for a conversation with Prof. Mohanbir Singh Sawhney and Kulvir Singh in exploring this.

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Saturday
,
15
August
2020

The Sikhs & The Panjab

73 years ago, two nation-states were carved by the British mapmaking: Hindustan and Pakistan. The historical Sikh Homeland in The Panjab was divided by the Radcliffe line. In now truncated Indian Panjab, a proportion of the Sikhs led many campaigns to fight for economic, political, state, human, and religious rights. What’s next to secure the Sikh aspirations and the Panjab’s autonomy?

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14100 Stave Lake Road, Mission, BC V2V 0A5
Sunday
,
26
July
2020

Sidak 2020

Khalsa Centre @ Miracle Valley

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).

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177 North Heartz Road, Coppell, TX 75019
Saturday
,
29
February
2020

Love in Sikhi – SikhRI

Cozby Library and Community Commons

Join us this afternoon as we look at love and relationships through a Sikh lens. Pritpal Singh, Mentor, Educator, Physician, explores what it really means to be in love and how it reflects in our relationships from Gurbani's perspective. "When it comes to love, it's only with one. There's no room for another, there's no duality of thought." We reference historical figures who played the game of love, looking at their actions and lifestyle, and we reflect on how we can implement the same discipline into our own lives. Love is the fundamental force of life. It forms the basis of all life pursuits and our motives. This event is for teenagers and adults. For parents with kids ages 6-12 wanting to attend, kids activities with supervision will be available.

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Rajpath Area, Central Secretariat
Sunday
,
9
February
2020

Guided tours by Asha Marie Kaur

National Museum, New Delhi

What better way to enjoy an exhibition than having a live walky-talky companion, someone who is exceptional in her story-telling style and will engage you in the stories, making it an unforgettable experience.

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10590 Woodstock Rd
Saturday
,
14
December
2019

Asa Ki Var: Beyond Duality

SEWA Gurdwara Sahib

Join us as Harinder Singh explores the history and background of Asa Ki Var. Sessions will delve into how to go beyond duality in thought conduct, as well as action at both personal and community level.

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10285 University Dr
Saturday
,
19
October
2019

Guru Nanak Sahib: Revolutionary in Oneness #Nanakshahi550

SFU Sustainable Energy Engineering

A one-day conference of connection to the philosophies that shaped spiritual and temporal life in South Asia. 

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8388 128 St
Friday
,
18
October
2019

Protecting the Raj of Guru Nanak Sahib

The Grand Taj Banquet Hall

This benefit dinner for SikhRI will draw on #nanakshahi550 themes and speakers to provide an inspired and nourishing evening. Exaltations of Guru Nanak Sahib by Madan Gopal Singh & Chaar Yaar 

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116 St & 85 Ave
Saturday
,
12
October
2019

Guru Nanak - Celebrating Nanakshahi 550

Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science

In celebration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, you are invited to join the Sikh and interfaith community to learn about the life and philosophy of Guru Nanak.

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1655 Oak Tree Road #150
Friday
,
11
October
2019

Guru Nanak Sahib: Sabad-Wisdom to Panth-Nation

Mirage

Guru Nanak Sahib Sabad-Wisdom to Panth-Nation Join us for enlightening talks, great food, and network with Sikh leaders and community builde

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300 Chisholm Place
Saturday
,
5
October
2019

SikhRI Benefit Dinner: Dallas

The Grand Center

Join us for enlightening talks, great food and networking with Sikh leaders and community builders. Presented by Rupinder Kaur & Nirmalj

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Tuesday
,
11
August
2020

Love and Justice: Week 12

An immersive introduction into the principles of the Sikh faith told through the primary source of the Guru Granth Sahib and secondary historic texts on the life of Guru Nanak Sahib. This course has been created with an audience of young adults in mind. Sikhs and non-Sikhs are encouraged to join! No background on Sikhi is required. Interactive lectures and course materials. This webinar is a part of the live course Love and Justice Through Guru Nanak Sahib.

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Tuesday
,
4
August
2020

Love and Justice: Week 11

An immersive introduction into the principles of the Sikh faith told through the primary source of the Guru Granth Sahib and secondary historic texts on the life of Guru Nanak Sahib. This course has been created with an audience of young adults in mind. Sikhs and non-Sikhs are encouraged to join! No background on Sikhi is required. Interactive lectures and course materials. This webinar is a part of the live course Love and Justice Through Guru Nanak Sahib.

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Saturday
,
1
August
2020

Pakistan: The Sikhs & Their Heritage

Heritage includes, but is much more than preserving, excavating, displaying, or restoring a collection of old things. It is both tangible and intangible, it is how we identify ourselves. Heritage cannot be put into silos. It is an essential part of the present we live in--and of the future, we will build.

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Tuesday
,
28
July
2020

Love and Justice: Week 10

An immersive introduction into the principles of the Sikh faith told through the primary source of the Guru Granth Sahib and secondary historic texts on the life of Guru Nanak Sahib. This course has been created with an audience of young adults in mind. Sikhs and non-Sikhs are encouraged to join! No background on Sikhi is required. Interactive lectures and course materials. This webinar is a part of the live course Love and Justice Through Guru Nanak Sahib.

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Saturday
,
25
July
2020

Virtual Leadership Summit: A Sidak Event

Sidak is a distinctive leadership development program for young adults seeking to increase their commitment towards Sikhi. This is a TWO-DAY ONLINE EVENT with a host of speakers from around the world, the Sikh Research Institute has curated these sessions in response to the COVID-19 situation after the cancellation of the institute's flagship program Sidak for this year. We hope you can join us and enjoy learning and growing together.

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Thursday
,
23
July
2020

Anand Sahib: Week 12

This webinar is a part of the live course Anand Sahib: Way to Bliss. This session will feature a personal reflection on Anand Sahib by Inni Kaur In 2005, I was going through a challenging time in my life. To stay centered I began to study this bani (composition). It took me about two years to go through each verse. Many legal pads were filled. To make sense of my notes, I ended up with a pale translation of this exquisite bani. Needless to say, the bani of Anand Sahib had a profound effect on me. It changed me and continues to chisel me. Sikhi is a lived experience. I share my reflections in that spirit.

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Wednesday
,
22
July
2020

Miri Piri Day

What is Miri-Piri? Did it start with the Sixth Sovereign Guru Harigobind Sahib? Are the two “swords” necessary? Why is this so important in Sikhi? How can it be a lived reality in current times of divided allegiances?

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Tuesday
,
21
July
2020

Love and Justice: Week 9

An immersive introduction into the principles of the Sikh faith told through the primary source of the Guru Granth Sahib and secondary historic texts on the life of Guru Nanak Sahib. This course has been created with an audience of young adults in mind. Sikhs and non-Sikhs are encouraged to join! No background on Sikhi is required. Interactive lectures and course materials. This webinar is a part of the live course Love and Justice Through Guru Nanak Sahib.

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Sunday
,
19
July
2020

Bhakti & Shakti

Bhakti and Shakti are two sides of the Guru. While deep internal contemplation and the exuberant worldly power are often painted as dichotomous, Sikh history, Gurbani, architecture and art all demonstrate their interwoven and complementary nature. What are the modern applications of these fluid concepts? How do we maintain a true connection to all the strength, internal and external that Sikhi affords us? Join us in conversation with historians and academics Paneet Singh and Harleen Kaur as we look at the theory and application of the concept in our modern journeys.

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