Conversations between SikhRI presenters and thought-leaders from the wider Sangat, as well as involved exploration of specific topics.
In this revisiting of Sabad of the Month we explore the meaning of symbolism in the Guru Granth Sahib. Original Sabad recited by Parminder Kaur Chanana, and hosted by Manpreet Jassal with Creative Director Inni Kaur.
Creative Director Inni Kaur discusses with The Sikh Cast host, Manpreet Jassal, the current state of protest in the United States. In a recent article, she reflects back in time to when Sikhs protested for their land and share her findings. Read her full article here: https://www.sikhri.org/take_the_knee_with_a_prayer
The Sikh Cast Host has a one on one dialogue with Harinder Singh on how the Guru would deal with the Black Lives Matter Movement. They ask how can Sikhs around the world go beyond the protest and how do we explore it from the Sikhi lens.
The Sikh Cast is taking a close look at the Black Lives Matter Movement (BLM). The United States is in a moment of turmoil following the death of Minnesota resident George Floyd, leading to an outpouring of protests across the country. Manpreet Singh holds a spirited conversation with special guests Corey Winchester, Harinder Singh, SikhRI’s Senior Fellow on Research and Policy and, Asha Marie Kaur SikhRI’s Researcher on what the BLM movement means in education, policy and much more. Corey Winchester is a public educator in Evanston, Illinois with an MEd in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies. You can watch his TED talk on education and identity here: https://bit.ly/2MLToE8
We're taking an in-depth look at the events of Operation Blue Star in 1984 in Amritsar, Panjab. It's considered the third Ghallughara, or massacre, in Sikh history. The Indian government assaulted the sacred Golden Temple Complex and Akal Takht. In this episode, SikhRI's Senior Fellow on Research and Policy speaks to a live audience to provide clarity and context on the operation and it's legacy on the Sikh community. He answers why the attack happened, it's the historical context and why the memory is kept alive in #Remember1984.
Join us as we welcome Dr. Harsohena Kaur, Dr. Amar Singh, and Dr. Kuldip Singh to discuss how Covid-19 will change the world order and personal situations, its impact on health, social interactions, and the economy. How will entrepreneurs, small business owners, and self-employed individuals be affected? What will be the impact on the Sikh community? How do we stay connected with no physical Sangat?
The Sikh Research Institute's Asha Marie Kaur speaks on how Guru Nanak Sahib integrates Persian and Arabic vocabulary in Sabad to invoke Islamic practices, laying the foundation for a uniquely Sikh engagement with other faiths.
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 conversation ensues on taking the time to work on oneself as a Sikh and helping others explore their Sikhi.
For this episode, The Sikh Cast host Manpreet Jassal and SikhRI's Inni Kaur go through this Sabad of the Month (Infinite-Wisdom) by Guru Nanak Sahib. In it, the Guru 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.”
We celebrate Mother’s Day while social distancing and engage in conversation with Inni Kaur, Neelu Singh, Mandeep Kaur, and Sharanjeet Kaur to discuss how Sikhi has informed their ideas of motherhood, their challenges, and their triumphs. What does Gurbani say about being a mother? How are we embodying those values?
As we continue to navigate social distancing together, we want to engage the community in conversation with the frontline workers. Discussing how Sikhi has informed their lives and practice, what the community can do to support them, and their everyday realities. We welcome Sidakers at the front-line of COVID-19 to this episode of The Sikh Cast.
Through the Persian-influenced Sabad of Guru Nanak Sahib, Asha Marie Kaur explores our feeling of "place" in light of COVID-19. How do we cope when the physical places we frequent are beyond our reach? Guru Nanak Sahib's redefines the Sufi principle of "maqam" or spiritual waystation and provides insights.
"What I do know is that I want to live courageously and heart-centered. I want to live fully embracing life with my entire being and allowing the lightness of my breath to mingle with the heaviness of my matter." In this Sikh Cast episode, Inni Kaur recounts the moment when she connected with sabad on a deep level, not just to explore her connection with Sikhi but to truly feel confident in being vulnerable and loving openly. Have a listen.
Asha Marie Kaur talks with The Sikh Cast host, Manpreet Jassal, about the history of how the Sikhs got to where they are in Afghanistan today. We separate facts from rumors and how Sikhs around the world can help.
The Sikh Cast Host, Manpreet Singh, revisits an episode from the past to help shed light on the present. Through Sabad we explore coming to terms with fear and overcoming anxiety during the current global pandemic.