Sojhi

Sojhi

Videos

Wednesday
,
30
November
2022

Support the Youth with Sojhi

Sojhi is our program for developing K-12 curriculum, resources, and products to help young people, build connections, and derive insights from Sikhi. Sojhi is oriented around the goal of developing insights to inspire a Guru-centered life.

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Monday
,
15
June
2020

Babanian Kahanian Divas

This drop-in live webinar is made just for children! Join us as we welcome various guest presenters to engage with Sabad, sakhi, story-telling, poetry, puzzles, art, and much more.

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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. 

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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.

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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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Monday
,
11
May
2009

Kaurs N' Kids

To commemorate Mother's Day, this video highlights the special bond between Kaurs and children. 'Kaurs & Kids' gives a glimpse into the life of the Kaurs of varying ages engaging with children.

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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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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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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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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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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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Articles

Tuesday
,
4
October
2022

Getting to Know Sohila

This education resource will introduce students to the Sohila Bani (composition). We have paired lesson units and short informational videos on the Sohila Bani.

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Wednesday
,
20
June
2018

Children's Curriculum – 2018

With summer at our doorsteps, now is a great opportunity to plan a few educational family activities for the next few months. Play is important, no doubt, but so is accepting Gurbani as part of everyday life and learning to ask the right kind of questions. Questions that are explored in Gurbani. For that to be a part of your journey, SikhRI composed a summer curriculum to engage the whole family and especially children.

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Wednesday
,
20
June
2018

Children's Curriculum – 2018

With summer at our doorsteps, now is a great opportunity to plan a few educational family activities for the next few months. Play is important, no doubt, but so is accepting Gurbani as part of everyday life and learning to ask the right kind of questions. Questions that are explored in Gurbani. For that to be a part of your journey, SikhRI composed a summer curriculum to engage the whole family and especially children.

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Tuesday
,
4
October
2022

Getting to Know Sohila

This education resource will introduce students to the Sohila Bani (composition). We have paired lesson units and short informational videos on the Sohila Bani.

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Podcasts

Monday
,
8
April
2024

Sharing and Caring (English)

Join Jasveen Kaur as she explores the sakhis, the stories from the Gurus' lives. In this particular episode, she delves into the themes of sharing and caring.

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Monday
,
8
April
2024

Sharing and Caring (Panjabi)

Join Tandeep Kaur as she explores the sakhis in Panjabi, the stories from the Gurus' lives. In this particular episode, she delves into the themes of sharing and caring.

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Friday
,
29
October
2021

Episode 12: The Second Nanak

Vahiguru created everything, and Vahiguru is all around us. Thank you all for joining us throughout this glowing journey we’ve all had with one another. It has been a pleasure sharing the sakhis of Guru Nanak Sahib.

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Friday
,
1
October
2021

Episode 11: When Guru Nanak Met Guru Angad

The sakhi of how Guru Angad Sahib and Guru ji met is momentous. Their paths crossed at the perfect time. Guru Angad Sahib was Bhai Lehna ji at that time. Guru ji’s wisdom was something that Bhai Lehna ji was absolutely missing in his life.

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Thursday
,
12
August
2021

Episode 10: Keeping Promises

Do you know about Bhumi? The rich landlord from Dhaka, India? Well, if you don’t know of him, hit the play button. This is a sakhi you’re not going to want to miss. There’s a reason why Bhumi was so rich.

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Thursday
,
15
July
2021

Episode 9: Vahiguru Is Everywhere

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.

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Wednesday
,
6
February
2019

Episode 1: When Guru Nanak was Little

2019 would mark the 550th Prakash Purab (Illumination Day) of Guru Nanak Sahib. To commemorate this monumental event SikhRI is launching a children’s audio story series in English and Panjabi based on the life and travels of Guru Nanak Sahib.

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Tuesday
,
26
March
2019

Episode 2: The Lesson in Equality

In this episode, we explore what happened during Guru Nanak Sahib’s “janeu” ceremony. When Guru ji was eleven years old, Pandit Hardyal, the family priest, told his parents, Pita Kalu ji and Mata Tripta ji, that now was his time for the “janeu” ceremony.

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Monday
,
8
February
2021

Episode 3: Lasting Friendships

In this episode, we learn more about friendships and growing up while remaining apart. Guru Nanak Sahib ji left Talwandi to live with his sister, Bebe Nanaki, and her husband, Jairam Das, in Sultanpur.

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Thursday
,
25
March
2021

Episode 4: Importance of Honest Living

In this episode, we delve into Malik Bhago, a very wealthy and powerful man who held a feast for the gods and goddesses to seek their blessings. Guru ji was the only one who refused his invitation.

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Thursday
,
8
April
2021

Episode 5: Being True, Inside and Out

Our next podcast takes place in Tulamba, focusing on a man named Sajjan and an inn he ran for travelers to stay overnight. Over time, Sajjan began engaging in a very unhealthy habit, which negatively affected travelers.

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Thursday
,
29
April
2021

Episode 6: Keeping Our Thoughts Clean

This podcast brings us to Haridwar, a town that lies on the banks of the Ganges river. Guru ji challenges the thinking of the men whom he meets at the river.

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Courses

Anandu Sahib

Anand Sahib course is designed for children aged seven years and above and will cover the first five pauris (stanzas) and the fortieth pauri of Anand Sahib.

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Barah Mah

The course is based on the Bani of Barah Maha revealed each by Guru Nanak Sahib and Guru Arjan Sahib. The Gurus have transformed this folk poetry into a spiritual journey of love.

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Resources

Sojhi: Getting to Know Sohila

This education resource will introduce students to the Sohila Bani (composition). We have paired lesson units and short informational videos on the Sohila Bani.

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Sikh History: Getting to Know Jassa Singh Ahluwalia

Explore the life and lessons of Jassa Singh Ahluwalia and his legacy through our downloadable education resource and our originally produced podcast and video series ‘Sikh History.’

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Sikh History: Getting to Know Hari Singh Nalua

Explore the life and lessons of Hari Singh Nalua and his legacy through our downloadable curriculum, as well as through our originally produced podcast and video series 'Sikh History'.

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Getting To Know Guru Nanak Sahib E-Book

This set of lessons is meant to introduce children to Guru Nanak Sahib and help them develop a fundamental knowledge base through Sakhis and other activities. Getting To Know Guru Nanak Sahib is perfect for use at home, Gurmat and Panjabi schools, as well as Sikh camps. 

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Seva – Gurmat Educational Unit

The unit, packed with exciting lessons, will take students on a journey of exploration of the concept of Seva in light of Gurbani–Wisdom, Tavarikh–History, and Rahit–Lifestyle. SikhRI’s Seva lessons are created to be used equally at home, Sikh camps, or Gurmat and Panjabi schools.

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Sojhi: Getting to Know Guru Granth Sahib

This comprehensive resource is easily accessible for use at schools, camps and for families wanting to support their children's summer learning experience at home. Each lesson plan has been thoughtfully constructed to encourage, engage and strengthen the curious minds of future generations, by offering resources inspired by the teachings of Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

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Sojhi: Grade 6 to 8 Curriculum

For Grade 6 to Grade 8 — this curriculum is developed and reviewed extensively by educators, child development specialists, and experts and scholars in the subject matter covered by the curriculum and it is widely used in Gurmat and Panjabi schools across North America, parts of Europe and Asia.

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Sojhi: Grade 3 to 5 Curriculum

For Grade 3 to Grade 5 — this curriculum is developed and reviewed extensively by educators, child development specialists, and experts and scholars in the subject matter covered by the curriculum and it is widely used in Gurmat and Panjabi schools across North America, parts of Europe and Asia.

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Sojhi: Kindergarten to Grade 2 Curriculum

For Kindergarten to Grade 2 — this curriculum is developed and reviewed extensively by educators, child development specialists, and experts and scholars in the subject matter covered by the curriculum and it is widely used in Gurmat and Panjabi schools across North America, parts of Europe and Asia.

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