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Videos

Saturday
,
22
December
2012

Liv - Sikhi in Thought, Word & Deed

Many schools offer a character development program as part of their curriculum, but what character traits are crucial to nurture in developing Sikhs? How do we inspire those qualities in our youth at Gurduara, school and at home? Join us as we consider these questions, drawing on Gurbani and Guru-Sakhis for inspiration. Also our special guests, the Young Khalsa Girls, share how embracing Sikhi characteristics guides their community service.

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Saturday
,
22
December
2012

Liv - Sikhi in Thought, Word & Deed

Many schools offer a character development program as part of their curriculum, but what character traits are crucial to nurture in developing Sikhs? How do we inspire those qualities in our youth at Gurduara, school and at home? Join us as we consider these questions, drawing on Gurbani and Guru-Sakhis for inspiration. Also our special guests, the Young Khalsa Girls, share how embracing Sikhi characteristics guides their community service.

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Friday
,
21
September
2012

Liv - Ik Chota First Sikh Books: Producing Quality Sikh Educational Resources for Children

Panelists: Inni Kaur, Jagdeep Singh, Navjot Kaur & Parveen Kaur Dhillon Moderator: Jasmine Kaur In light of the recent resources that have been developed for Sikh children and the growing strength of the movement to express the need for them in the community, SikhRI will host a panel discussion webinar with a handful of those whose creations for Sikh children have been widely influential in recent years. Developing these resources for the diasporic community comes with its own challenges and successes, and this forum will allow the authors and developers to share their own thought processes and the source of their creative passion. Ideas will also be presented for using these resources in the classroom and at home. During the Q&A, there will be time for the attendees to engage in dialogue about what other resources they see a need for.

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Monday
,
15
June
2020

Babanian Kahanian Divas

This drop-in live webinar is made just for children! Join us on June 14th, Children’s Day, as we welcome various guest presenters to engage with Sabad, sakhi, story-telling, poetry, puzzles, art, and much more. These various activities will help children learn about Sikhi in new and creative ways, prompting lots of questions and space for self-discovery. Note for our Nature Art activity with Rapinder Kaur: No previous art making experience required. For this virtual expressive arts workshop you will only need access to basic art materials; a couple of sheets of paper, and any of the following: markers, pens, pencils, pastels and or simple paints. Other options include: found nature objects: leaves, twigs, sticks or other nature objects, scissors, glue and tape. Theme: Jagat (Our World) 30 min - Creator in Creation: Introduction to Words About the World in Gurbani and an Explanation of Arti Sabad (Jasmine Kaur) 15 min - The Light Within Us (Inni Kaur) Travel with Guru Nanak Sahib and Bhai Mardana to the coastal town of Puri and find out what happened there. 15 min - Music Rendition (Preetinder Singh) 15 min - Plexers (puzzles) (Harliv Kaur) Includes creating your own plexor for the word - Jagat or Duniya 15 min - Kavita About the World (Arpinder Kaur) Arpinder and her son Jivat Singh will be reading, singing, and discussing a Kavita (poem) on nature. 15 min - Panjabi Story (Gurmeet Kaur & Liv Kaur) Gurmeet and her daughter Liv Kaur will be sharing a folktale from their book series. 30 min - Nature Art Activity (Rapinder Kaur) Participants will be led through a fun & engaging art-making activity using found nature objects and simple art materials to help them explore what both they and nature need to flourish and grow.

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Sunday
,
17
May
2020

Getting to Know Vahiguru

This workshop is specifically designed for young children, ages 6-10. Children will walk through a Sabad by Bhagat Kabir Ji using illustrative material and learn about qualities of the Divine. The workshop will prompt lots of questions and will help children pick up new vocabulary, develop thinking skills, and leave them with a desire to learn more through questioning & self-discovery. Instructor: Jasmine Kaur has worked in the education field for over 20 years and holds degrees in elementary education, sociology, human development and family studies. Jasmine served as the Director of Education with SikhRI for over 8 years. She was the coordinator and chief developer of the Sojhi - Gurmat and Panjabi Education Resource. She has developed training using the curriculum to increase classroom confidence and maximize the resources in content areas of Boli and Virsa, as well as classroom management and teaching techniques. To date, Jasmine has personally trained over 750 educators and administrators. Her passion is developing creative and interactive activities for all ages, especially young children. She currently continues to work with SikhRI developing and conducting Children’s workshops, webinars, and online courses as well as creating materials for Gurmat and Khalsa schools and Individual learning. Jasmine has published articles on the future of Sikh education and her own experiences growing up as a Sikh in Japan, India, Canada, and the US. She lives in Washington, DC area with her husband and twins who keep her very busy and remind her every day how blessed she is.

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Sunday
,
15
July
2018

Journey with the Gurus — Volume 1

A story-time session with Inni Kaur. In this webinar, Inni Kaur reads “Nuri’s Awakening,” from Journey with the Gurus, Volume 3. All you need to enjoy this webinar is your imagination, a blanket, and a stuffed toy! “You are a spark of the Light of Ik Oankar. I want you to remember that the Light of Ik Oankar lives within you….” said Guruji Audience: Grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and children who love to hear stories! About the Presenter: Inni Kaur is a passionate author, poet, story-teller, and painter. She is the author of the children’s book series, Journey with the Gurus that is inspired by the life and teachings of Guru Nanak. Her other children’s books are Sakhi-Time with Nani Ji and Thank-You, Vahiguru. To Inni, every single day is a celebration. While she writes anytime the spirit moves her to, she also thoroughly enjoys watching the clouds pass her by, taking long mindful walks to appreciate nature’s innate beauty, and painting abstract artwork Learn more about Journey with the Gurus here: http://www.journeywiththegurus.com

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Tuesday
,
10
April
2018

Who is Sura?

The month of December takes us to lives of the four Sahibzade, Guru Gobind Singh Sahib and his Gursikhs. We often wonder what gave them such strength to be the ‘warriors’ they were, Join us in this webinar as we explore through Bani and History what it means to be a ‘warrior’ or a ‘complete’ individual. Lets dive into 2 Sabads that will help us understand this and also give us tools to work towards becoming these individuals and get inspired by Gursikhs who lived their life as such. Presenter: Jasmine Kaur has worked in the education field for over 20 years and holds degrees in elementary education, sociology, human development and family studies. Jasmine served as the Director of Education with SikhRI for over 8 years. To date, Jasmine has personally trained over 750 educators and administrators. Her passion is developing creative and interactive activities for all ages, especially young children. She currently continues to work with SikhRI developing and conducting Children’s workshops, webinars, and online courses as well as creating materials for Gurmat and Khalsa schools and Individual learning. She lives in Washington, DC area with her husband and twins who keep her very busy and remind her every day how blessed she is.

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Tuesday
,
20
December
2016

Char Sahibzade: Invincible, Warrior, Brave, Victory Confirmation

The dictionary describes the word ‘Inspire’ as "to influence, move, or guide by divine or supernatural”. Guru Sahib tells us in his Bani that if you want to create a prodigy tell your children stories of their ancestors. One such story for our children is the life of the Char Sahibzade! This webinar looks at the lives of the 4 Sahibzadey and takes a close look at the "code" that they lived by. Some questions that we will answer together are: What were some key values and how do we know?

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Tuesday
,
23
September
2014

Journey with the Gurus — Volume 3

This Sakhi is an excerpt from "Journey with the Gurus" volume 3 by Inni Kaur.

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Monday
,
13
January
2014

Journey with the Gurus — Volume 2

In "Journey with the Gurus" volume 2, the story of "Sajjan Transformed" is a re-telling of the encounter between Sajjan the thug and Guru Nanak. The presentation relies on easy to understand "child-friendly" English and a rich contemporary imagery to convey the message of change and service that lies at the heart of this Sakhee.

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Saturday
,
22
December
2012

Liv - Sikhi in Thought, Word & Deed

Many schools offer a character development program as part of their curriculum, but what character traits are crucial to nurture in developing Sikhs? How do we inspire those qualities in our youth at Gurduara, school and at home? Join us as we consider these questions, drawing on Gurbani and Guru-Sakhis for inspiration. Also our special guests, the Young Khalsa Girls, share how embracing Sikhi characteristics guides their community service.

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Friday
,
21
September
2012

Liv - Ik Chota First Sikh Books: Producing Quality Sikh Educational Resources for Children

Panelists: Inni Kaur, Jagdeep Singh, Navjot Kaur & Parveen Kaur Dhillon Moderator: Jasmine Kaur In light of the recent resources that have been developed for Sikh children and the growing strength of the movement to express the need for them in the community, SikhRI will host a panel discussion webinar with a handful of those whose creations for Sikh children have been widely influential in recent years. Developing these resources for the diasporic community comes with its own challenges and successes, and this forum will allow the authors and developers to share their own thought processes and the source of their creative passion. Ideas will also be presented for using these resources in the classroom and at home. During the Q&A, there will be time for the attendees to engage in dialogue about what other resources they see a need for.

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Articles

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 has to teach us here and now.

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Podcasts

Thursday
,
15
July
2021

Episode 9: Vahiguru Is Everywhere | Getting to Know Guru Nanak Sahib | Sojhi: A KidsCast

The next sakhi takes us to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Around the year 1525, Guru ji and Bhai Mardana arrived in Mecca. Guru ji’s interaction with the qazi (a Muslim scholar) was very shaky at first because the qazi thought Guru ji was disrespectful. The qazi felt that Guru ji should not be pointing his feet towards the Kaa’ba. To the qazi, Vahiguru existed only in Kaa’ba. Guru ji tuned into this and made it a point to educate the qazi that Vahiguru is all around us. Vahiguru created everything and exists within every heart. It’s important to see what the meaning of such truly is. Listen to this podcast to enlighten your mind about Vahiguru.

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Thursday
,
1
July
2021

Episode 8: Protecting the Rights of Others | Getting to Know Guru Nanak Sahib | Sojhi: A KidsCast

Are you enjoying this journey of learning? Send us an email if you feel enlightened by this mode of learning and self-reflection. Onto our next sakhi; this one reflects on doing the right thing. Every day, we are motivated and inspired to do kind acts for one another and always speak up. Guru ji was the absolute embodiment of this ideal. Guru ji was even sent to prison for doing the right thing! Vahiguru exists in everyone – even in those who don’t embody what Guru ji stood for. Surprisingly, mean people also have Vahiguru in them; they just have forgotten that. All they need is a special reminder from a place of love that Vahiguru is in them. Begin listening to the podcast now; you’re going to get inspired to do the right thing.

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Thursday
,
27
May
2021

Episode 7: Remembering Vahiguru’s Beautiful Creation | Getting to Know Guru Nanak Sahib | Sojhi: A KidsCast

The next sakhi in our series takes us to the town of Puri, in India. The Mayor of the town invited Guru ji and Bhai Mardana to listen to Aarti , a special prayer performed by the priests. Guru ji happily accepted. The next day, at the prayer service, Guru ji angered the priests by not following them in prayer. This beautiful sakhi highlights compassion to people and their different needs, desires, and choices. Vahiguru has no shape or form; Vahiguru is everywhere around us. Listen to this podcast; it’s filled with stars, lamps, and pearls.

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Thursday
,
15
July
2021

Episode 9: Vahiguru Is Everywhere | Getting to Know Guru Nanak Sahib | Sojhi: A KidsCast

The next sakhi takes us to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Around the year 1525, Guru ji and Bhai Mardana arrived in Mecca. Guru ji’s interaction with the qazi (a Muslim scholar) was very shaky at first because the qazi thought Guru ji was disrespectful. The qazi felt that Guru ji should not be pointing his feet towards the Kaa’ba. To the qazi, Vahiguru existed only in Kaa’ba. Guru ji tuned into this and made it a point to educate the qazi that Vahiguru is all around us. Vahiguru created everything and exists within every heart. It’s important to see what the meaning of such truly is. Listen to this podcast to enlighten your mind about Vahiguru.

LISTEN NOW⟶
Thursday
,
15
July
2021

Episode 9: Vahiguru Is Everywhere | Getting to Know Guru Nanak Sahib | Sojhi: A KidsCast

The next sakhi takes us to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Around the year 1525, Guru ji and Bhai Mardana arrived in Mecca. Guru ji’s interaction with the qazi (a Muslim scholar) was very shaky at first because the qazi thought Guru ji was disrespectful. The qazi felt that Guru ji should not be pointing his feet towards the Kaa’ba. To the qazi, Vahiguru existed only in Kaa’ba. Guru ji tuned into this and made it a point to educate the qazi that Vahiguru is all around us. Vahiguru created everything and exists within every heart. It’s important to see what the meaning of such truly is. Listen to this podcast to enlighten your mind about Vahiguru.

LISTEN NOW⟶
Thursday
,
1
July
2021

Episode 8: Protecting the Rights of Others | Getting to Know Guru Nanak Sahib | Sojhi: A KidsCast

Are you enjoying this journey of learning? Send us an email if you feel enlightened by this mode of learning and self-reflection. Onto our next sakhi; this one reflects on doing the right thing. Every day, we are motivated and inspired to do kind acts for one another and always speak up. Guru ji was the absolute embodiment of this ideal. Guru ji was even sent to prison for doing the right thing! Vahiguru exists in everyone – even in those who don’t embody what Guru ji stood for. Surprisingly, mean people also have Vahiguru in them; they just have forgotten that. All they need is a special reminder from a place of love that Vahiguru is in them. Begin listening to the podcast now; you’re going to get inspired to do the right thing.

LISTEN NOW⟶