Inni Kaur

Creative Director

Inni Kaur is Creative Director at the Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI). She has served SikhRI in several capacities since 2010, including Chair of the Board, and most recently as CEO. 

She is a frequent speaker at community and interfaith events, the U.S. Office of the Pentagon Chaplin, and several universities. She is a passionate author, poet, and artist. Her published works include Journey with the Gurus, a children’s book series inspired by the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Sahib, Sakhi-Time with Nani ji, Thank-You Vahiguru, Daddy’s Turban, and The Story of Us.

She is passionately involved in transcreating Sabad (Infinite-Wisdom) and the writings of Bhai Vir Singh.

To Inni, every single day is a celebration. Her writing is inspired by that same outlook on life, as well as Sikh thought. While she writes anytime the spirit moves her, she thoroughly enjoys watching the clouds pass her, taking long mindful walks to appreciate nature’s innate beauty, and painting abstract artwork.

Inni Kaur resides with her family in the United States.

Videos

Thursday
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4
April
2024

Countdown to Vaisakhi 2024: Inni Kaur

Inni Kaur, Creative Director at Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI), shares her thoughts on what she has been contemplating on this Vaisakhi.

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Thursday
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18
January
2024

Explore Anand Sahib (Stanzas 31-40)

This composition explores the idea of bliss and how to achieve it. In the Sikh tradition, Anand Sahib is of such great significance that the entire composition or a portion (first five pauris and last pauri) is recited or sung to conclude all...

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Thursday
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21
December
2023

Explore Anand Sahib (Stanzas 21-30)

This composition explores the idea of bliss and how to achieve it. In the Sikh tradition, Anand Sahib is of such great significance that the entire composition or a portion (first five pauris and last pauri) is recited or sung to conclude...

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Thursday
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23
November
2023

Explore Anand Sahib (Stanzas 11-20)

Stanzas eleven to twenty of Anand Sahib by Guru Amardas Sahib delve into the pursuit of bliss, a concept of great significance in the Sikh tradition. Discover the joy within and experience the resonance of Rag Ramkali. Embrace the journey towards bliss...

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Thursday
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26
October
2023

Explore Anand Sahib (Stanzas 1-10)

Delve into the profound wisdom behind the word 'anand,' as the Guru emphasizes that genuine bliss originates from eternal Wisdom, guiding seekers toward a joyful transformation.

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Thursday
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22
June
2023

Guru Nanak Sahib: The Revolutionary - Shifting Paradigms

Inni Kaur explores the paradigm shift of Guru Nanak’s vision and revolution through secondary sources and historical examples.

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Podcasts

Sunday
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2
June
2024

1984: A Conversation

Join us for a heartfelt conversation between Inni Kaur, SikhRI’s Creative Director, and Darsnoor Kaur, SikhRI’s graphic designer, as they explore the profound impact of June 1984, known as the Ghallughara or “Operation Blue Star.”

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Thursday
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11
April
2024

Whispers of the Beloved

Tune in to Whispers of the Beloved: Reflections in Spring, a heartwarming podcast episode that intertwines the breathtaking beauty of nature’s rebirth with the seeker’s profound spiritual journey.

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Thursday
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29
February
2024

Ghazal Fifty-five, Divan-i-Goya

Introducing Paigham-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 u

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Thursday
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25
January
2024

Explore Anand Sahib (Stanzas 31-40)

In the Sikh tradition, Anand Sahib is of such great significance that the entire composition or a portion (first five pauris and last pauri) is recited or sung to conclude all congregational and private ceremonies.

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Tuesday
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9
January
2024

Explore Anand Sahib (Stanzas 21-30)

This composition explores the idea of bliss and how to achieve it. In the Sikh tradition, Anand Sahib is of such great significance that the entire composition or a portion (first five pauris and last pauri) is recited or sung to conclude all...

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Friday
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15
December
2023

Explore Anand Sahib (Stanzas 11-20)

Stanzas eleven to twenty of Anand Sahib by Guru Amardas Sahib delve into the pursuit of bliss, a concept of great significance in the Sikh tradition. Discover the joy within and experience the resonance of Rag Ramkali. Embrace the journey towards bliss...

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Articles

Tuesday
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9
April
2024

Whispers of the Beloved

Whispers of the Beloved: Reflections in Spring is a poetic odyssey intertwining the beauty of nature's awakening with the seeker's quest for spiritual connection.

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Tuesday
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27
February
2024

Paigham-i-Goya: An Expression of Love

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

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Wednesday
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3
January
2024

The Resilient Emblem

In this piece, we delve into the timeless resilience of Sikhi in the aftermath of the 1984 Sikh ghallughara.

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Monday
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13
November
2023

The Radiance of Guru Harigobind Sahib

The essay explores Guru Harigobind Sahib’s emergence amidst familial ambitions, his pivotal role in shaping the Sikh faith, and his encounters with Emperor Jahangir. It delves into his compassion and unwavering support for Mata Kaulan.

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Tuesday
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17
October
2023

Guru Harikrishan Sahib

Explore the profound journey of Guru Harikrishan Sahib, the eighth Sikh Guru, as the Guru navigates complex family dynamics and spiritual succession.

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Friday
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1
September
2023

Wisdom Enthroned

Embark on a transformative journey through Sikhi’s essence as we explore the Guru Granth Sahib. Beyond a conventional text, it intertwines nature, introspection, and wisdom.

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Presenting at Upcoming Events

Sun
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Jul 21

Sidak 2024

Khalsa Centre

Sidak seeks to provide young Sikh adults with a gift of Gurmat-centered leadership learning experience to secure—and transform—the Sikh future. 

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