Inderpreet Singh is a technology professional focusing on cloud, networking, security, and solution architecture.
He currently leads cloud operations at a biopharma organization that is working towards transforming cancer care. His passion is Sikhi and Sikh community-related community projects. He is heavily involved with Sikh youth camps, retreats, and conferences, where he conducts seminars, lectures, and interactive workshops on Gurmat-related topics. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Sikh Research Institute. Inderpreet grew up in India, Canada, Japan, and the US, and now he continues to grow in Chelmsford, MA, with his wife and two daughters.
“Vaisakhi is, in my mind, a culmination of Guru Sahib’s Guru Sabad merging with the Guru Panth. The wisdom and the personification became one,” he explains.
Inderpreet Singh explores the Guru-Personality of the Ten Nanaks and the qualities that they embodied through a historical perspective.
Inderpreet Singh and Inni Kaur explore Rahit-lifestyle through the Bani of Sidh Gosti. What are eternal questions? Why are we still struggling to understand them?
Inderpreet Singh, a Board Member at Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) shares his reflection on Vaisakhi.
Asa Ki Var is an awe-inspiring composition that mentors an ordinary person to become Divine-like (an enlightened being full of Divine-virtues). Since the time of Guru Nanak Sahib, Asa Ki Var has remained the morning congregational composition for Sikhs. Due to contemporary Panjabi influence, the title of the composition, Asa Ki Var, has been inaccurately construed to be identified as Asa Di Var. It is important to note that within the Guru Granth Sahib, this composition bears no heading where it appears; however, in the index, it is labeled as Asa Ki Var. The focus of Asa Ki Var is the Creator-Being, and the Creator-Being’s extensive creation (nature). The tone of the Var is divine and is laden with social concerns. An intense feeling of adoration for the Guru, the glory of the true Divine, and a beautiful sketch of a sight awestruck by Divine pervasiveness in creation is expressed. Satiristic observations, as well as bold criticism of human egoism, socio-cultural ills, ritualism, and customs, are also enunciated. The theme in the Var is to take the worldly, social perspectives and utilize them in a manner that they can be used to understand the nature of spiritual experience. Through this spiritual experience, the battle with worldly attachment, lust, anger, greed, attachment, and ego ensues. The Var describes the internal conflict and confrontations among the attributes of one who follows the Guru versus one who follows the mind. It is through this insight of spiritual doctrine that guidance is given to the individual.
Asa Ki Var is an awe-inspiring composition that mentors an ordinary person to become Divine-like (an enlightened being full of Divine-virtues). Since the time of Guru Nanak Sahib, Asa Ki Var has remained the morning congregational composition for Sikhs.
In this podcast we discuss what was it like growing up in Japan, the current status of Sikh camps and retreats and what is happening with Sidak this year.
In this episode, we dive into the world of Guru Nanak who started the Sikh revolution.
What is the significance of Gurus? Though all of us know them, their exact contributions raise questions in the students of Sikhi on a daily basis.
In a new podcast series The 12 Gurus: From 1469 to Infinity, SikhRI sheds light on the lives and meaning of Gurus in Sikhi. Were they spiritualists and reformers or Divine and Revolutionaries?
In a new podcast series, The 12 Gurus: From 1469 to Infinity, SikhRI sheds light on their lives and contributions. Were they spiritualists and reformers or Divine and Revolutionaries? What lessons can we draw from them?
In a new podcast series The 12 Gurus: From 1469 to Infinity, SikhRI sheds light on the lives and meaning of Gurus in Sikhi. Were they spiritualists and reformers or Divine and Revolutionaries? What lessons can we draw from them?
Today, the 4th day of the month of Assu (September 18), we celebrate the gurgaddi divas [The Coronation Day] of Guru Angad, the Second Master.
In the winter of 1999, a loose network of Sikhs known as The Sikh Network (aka Synet for Sikh Youth Network) was in the middle of planning for their annual winter retreat. Being the year of the 300th anniversary of the inauguration of the Khalsa Panth, it was decided that as a history workshop it would be appropriate to develop an interactive, informative and inspiring workshop on the Sarbat Khalsa. As usual, last minute preparations – readings from various books and resources, discussions in person and on phone and drafting of “workshop facilitator guides” – were done and the very first Model Sarbat Khalsa workshop was conducted in a rented campsite in Houston, TX.
What’s “Love” got to do with it? During Valentine’s Day every year I get to reflect on “loving relationships” in a double whammy scenario. Not only is it a commercialized and heavily re-interpreted celebration of romance that has origins in an anniversary of the martyrdom of a Christian saint as well as the Roman holiday Lupercalla (ref: www.history.com), but this time of year is also the birth anniversary of my loving wife.
Vahiguru Ji Ka KhalsaVahiguru Ji Ki Fatih, Today, 1st of Cet, Nanakshahi 548, we Sikhs celebrate the enthronement of our Master, Nanak VII – Guru Harrai Sahib. Any cursory reading of the life of Guru Harrai Sahib will reveal the following about his personality: tender, loving and compassionate. At the same time he kept, as per Guru Hargobind Sahib’s instructions, an army of 2,200 mounted warriors. He was an avid hunter and a great social revolutionary.