Experience Sikhi

Experience Sikhi

As a complement to our immersive programs, we produce a variety of materials, including podcasts, books, articles and videos to keep you engaged.

Amritsar: Harimandar, Ramdaspur, Darbar, or Golden?

Amritsar, Ramdaspur, Harimandar, and Darbar – what are these terms referring to? Are they merely historical spaces? Do we have contemporary or near-contemporary accounts of the terms or of their development? Are there any citations in the Guru Granth Sahib? ...

Morning, Evening – A poem by Amardeep Kaur

Amardeep Kaur recites her original poem Morning, Evening followed by a brief interview with the Sikh Research Institute's Content Producer, Sean Holden. She describes her personal journey with writing Sikh inspired poetry, teaching Sikhi at the University of Toronto, and what...

Symbolism in Guru Granth Sahib

Introduction:     Scroll down for Animal Video Series Guru Granth Sahib is a treasure house of a variety of figurative expressions like imagery, symbolism, metaphors, similes, and so on. The contributors to Guru Granth Sahib have intertwined a diverse...

Raj Karega Khalsa: The Khalsa & The Rule

Raj Karega Khalsa – what does this really mean? Why has it been part of so many controversies? In order to answer this, we must know its origin. Who wrote it? When was it written? What’s the context of it?...

Take the Knee...With a Prayer

Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcast, Anchor or Podbean     Racism is alive and well in the United States of America. It has always been. Naïve are those who think otherwise.   The white man landed in America, and the red man became the...

Let Compassion Be the Mosque – Persian Voice in the Guru Granth Sahib

Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcast, Anchor or Podbean     ਸਲੋਕੁ ਮਃ ੧ ॥ Salok, First Embodiment. ਮਿਹਰ ਮਸੀਤਿ ਸਿਦਕੁ ਮੁਸਲਾ ਹਕੁ ਹਲਾਲੁ ਕੁਰਾਣੁ ॥ mihar masīti sidaku musalā haku halālu kurāṇu. Let compassion be the mosque, conviction the prayer space, pious truth the...

Sikhs in Solitude: Finding Your Core During Lockdown

Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcast, Anchor or Podbean   The Sikh Cast host, Manpreet Jassal, speaks with SikhRI's Executive Director Kulvir Singh. Having recently left Panjab amidst a worldwide lockdown, Kulvir compares his experience leaving India to returning home in Canada. But, a deeper...

Jog Not Attained By Talking – Sabad of the Month | SikhRI

Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcast, Anchor or Podbean     In this Sabad (Infinite-Wisdom) Guru Nanak Sahib redefines the terms Jog and Jogi, outside the six systems of Hindu philosophy. Jog for the Guru is not yoga, neither mental or physical, but a “connection.”...

The One Who Connected Me to the Guru

I have seen her go from strength to strength; age has had little effect on her. Ever since I gained consciousness, I have seen her make decisions on her own while running the household, taking care of us, our education,...

Whatever Will Be, Will Be – Pt. 2

Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcast, Anchor or Podbean   I have been thinking a lot during this time we are all experiencing in varied ways, a time that has taken our privilege and our inequalities and the ways in which the world is full of...

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