Jasleen Kaur

Research Associate

Jasleen Kaur is a Research Associate at the Sikh Research Institute. She has received a Religious Studies B.A./M.A. from the University of Virginia, focusing on South Asian Religions through the lens of literature and poetry.

She is one of the commentators and transcreators of The Guru Granth Sahib Project. She is passionate about projects that create comfortable spaces for community members of all ages and backgrounds to engage in dialogue and learn from one another. She also loves singing in her free time, whether on stage with her friends or alone in her kitchen.

She hopes to go back to school to pursue a Ph.D. in either religious ethnography or history and fulfill her dream of teaching and learning from others.

Jasleen Kaur resides with her family in the United States.

Videos

Wednesday
,
18
January
2023

Explore Mahala 5 Thiti | The Guru Granth Sahib Project

The Guru Granth Sahib Project is pleased to launch the annotation of the first eight stanzas of the Composition Thiti by Guru Arjan Sahib under Rag Gauri. Gauri is a rag (musical mode) of serious nature, which evokes a thoughtful and reflective mood.

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Wednesday
,
14
December
2022

Explore Bhagat Ramanand | The Guru Granth Sahib Project

The Guru Granth Sahib Project is pleased to launch the annotation of one Sabad by Bhagat Ramanand under Rag Basant. Rag Basant is a season-specific rag (musical mode) that evokes the spring season's joy, excitement, and cheerfulness.

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Thursday
,
17
November
2022

Explore Maru Kaphi | The Guru Granth Sahib Project

The Guru Granth Sahib Project is pleased to launch the annotation of three Sabads of 'Maru Kaphi' by Guru Nanak Sahib in Rag Maru Kaphi. Maru is a rag (musical mode) that evokes feelings of enthusiasm and zeal.

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Tuesday
,
16
August
2022

Explore Ramkali Ki Var | The Guru Granth Sahib Project

The Guru Granth Sahib Project is pleased to launch the annotation of Ramkali Ki Var by Rai Balvand and Sata Dum.

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Thursday
,
21
July
2022

Explore Salok Sahaskriti | The Guru Granth Sahib Project

The Guru Granth Sahib Project is pleased to launch the annotation of four saloks (couplets) of Salok Sahaskriti by Guru Nanak Sahib.

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Wednesday
,
22
June
2022

What is Guru? | The Guru: Connecting with 1-Light

Who is Guru? What is the need for a Guru? What role does a Guru play in one's personal life? Jasleen Kaur explores what Guru means in the Guru Granth Sahib, Sikh history, and tradition.

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Podcasts

Tuesday
,
31
January
2023

Sabad Hajare Patisahi 10 - Sabad 04: Divine Protector

In this fifth podcast, Harinder Singh and Jasleen Kaur explore Guru Gobind Singh Sahib’s many invocations of divine names and attributes and their contexts in larger Indic systems.

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Tuesday
,
24
January
2023

Sabad Hajare Patisahi 10 - Sabad 03: Mentor Specified

In this fourth podcast, Harinder Singh and Jasleen Kaur discuss what it means to attach to the feet of the Supreme Being, the poisons we are collecting, and the remembrance we are being asked to collect instead.

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Monday
,
16
January
2023

Sabad Hajare Patisahi 10 - Sabad 02: Yoga Disrupted

In this third podcast, Harinder Singh and Jasleen Kaur explore what it means to earn union in comparison to transactional relationships with the divine. 

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Tuesday
,
10
January
2023

Sabad Hajare Patisahi 10 - Sabad 01: Renunciation Redefined

In this second podcast, Harinder Singh and Jasleen Kaur explore the context of Indic paradigms, rituals, systems, and popular understandings that the Guru addresses in his reframing of renunciation and non-attachment.

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Wednesday
,
4
January
2023

Sabad Hajare Patisahi 10 - Introduction

Introducing Sabad Hajare Patisahi 10 (Shabad Hazare Patshahi 10), new translations, and commentaries of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib's composition. This podcast is an introduction to the series.

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Friday
,
1
July
2022

The Sidak Impact: Jasleen Kaur & Jaspreet Singh

Jasleen Kaur, SikhRI researcher, joins Sidak alumni, Jaspreet Singh, to talk about the Sikhi 201 track and how Sidak impacted his life. Five years after attending Sidak, Jaspreet shares his experience and learnings from the annual Sikh leadership program.

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Articles

Tuesday
,
8
March
2022

Beadbi: Locating Irreverence amongst the Sikhs

In recent news and current events, “beadbi” has come to the forefront as a topic of discussion. But do we as Sikhs collectively understand what beadbi is, how it has been dealt with historically,...

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Friday
,
14
January
2022

Dan: Sikhi, Nonprofits & Giving

As the world becomes more interconnected, we understand how some have an abundance of monetary wealth, and others do not, and the more we understand the various needs unaddressed in our backyards and abroad.

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Monday
,
11
October
2021

Exploring Death in Salok Mahala 9

Death is a thing we all must do. But we are deeply afraid of it. How do we form a relationship with death? This article explores Salok Mahala 9 as Guru Teghbahadar Sahib helps us confront our fear of death and understand the lessons death...

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Wednesday
,
21
July
2021

Miri-Piri: The Spiritual-Political Sikh Doctrine

Miri comes from Perso-Arabic “Amir” or “Emir” and signals political power. Piri comes from the Perso-Arabic “Pir” and signals spiritual power. Miri-Piri encapsulates the Political-Spiritual doctrine in Sikhi, rooted in both the worldly and the timeless...

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Friday
,
14
May
2021

Reflecting on Time, One Becomes the Willing-Servant

A reflection on the play of past, present, and future, the play of creation, and the importance of Remembrance.

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