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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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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
,
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.

watch now ⟶
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
,
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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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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Articles

Friday
,
20
May
2022

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (1718-1783) was one of the most outstanding leaders Sikhs have had. As a leader, he prepared the Sikh community to take control of its own destiny in the most troubled times and write a chapter on its own in the annals of history. His leadership helped the Sikh community through multiple genocidal campaigns and turned out sovereigns in Panjab, a North-Western region in South Asia.

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Monday
,
21
March
2022

Paigham-i-Goya: An Expression of Love

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

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Podcasts

Friday
,
29
October
2021

Episode 12: The Second Nanak | Getting to Know Guru Nanak Sahib | Sojhi: A Kid's Cast

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. In this final podcast, we will get to hear a sakhi centering around Guru ji’s important decision: who will be the next Guru? Guru ji has taught us all so many life lessons; a special one is being discussed in this final episode: the need for us to live enriched, full lives while here in this world. We must work our hardest to make this world the best it can be, not only for ourselves but also for those who come next.

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Friday
,
1
October
2021

Episode 11: When Guru Nanak Met Guru Angad | Getting to Know Guru Nanak Sahib | Sojhi: A Kid's Cast

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. He was unaware of the power of Vahiguru. Guru ji wisdom and understanding broadened Bhai Lehna ji. This beautiful sakhi truly captures how wise Guru ji was, so wise that Bhai Lehna ji felt that he needed to reshape his life to live by the wisdom of Guru ji. Listen along to hear the meeting of Bhai Lehna ji with Guru ji.

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Thursday
,
12
August
2021

Episode 10: Keeping Promises | Getting to Know Guru Nanak Sahib | Sojhi: A Kid's Cast

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. Guru ji learned why and he demanded that Bhumi make good on the pain that he had caused. But rather than going the traditional route, Guru ji requested that Bhumi follow through with four promises. Guru ji wanted Bhumi to learn his lesson and be true to his word and follow the right path. Promises are never meant to be broken. They have significance in relationships, communication, and respect. Find out if Bhumi kept his promises. Listen to learn more about Bhumi’s path from crime to compassion.

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Thursday
,
15
July
2021

Episode 9: Vahiguru Is Everywhere | Getting to Know Guru Nanak Sahib | Sojhi: A Kid's Cast

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 Kid's Cast

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 Kid's Cast

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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Friday
,
29
October
2021

Episode 12: The Second Nanak | Getting to Know Guru Nanak Sahib | Sojhi: A Kid's Cast

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. In this final podcast, we will get to hear a sakhi centering around Guru ji’s important decision: who will be the next Guru? Guru ji has taught us all so many life lessons; a special one is being discussed in this final episode: the need for us to live enriched, full lives while here in this world. We must work our hardest to make this world the best it can be, not only for ourselves but also for those who come next.

LISTEN NOW⟶
Friday
,
1
October
2021

Episode 11: When Guru Nanak Met Guru Angad | Getting to Know Guru Nanak Sahib | Sojhi: A Kid's Cast

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. He was unaware of the power of Vahiguru. Guru ji wisdom and understanding broadened Bhai Lehna ji. This beautiful sakhi truly captures how wise Guru ji was, so wise that Bhai Lehna ji felt that he needed to reshape his life to live by the wisdom of Guru ji. Listen along to hear the meeting of Bhai Lehna ji with Guru ji.

LISTEN NOW⟶
Friday
,
29
October
2021

Episode 12: The Second Nanak | Getting to Know Guru Nanak Sahib | Sojhi: A Kid's Cast

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. In this final podcast, we will get to hear a sakhi centering around Guru ji’s important decision: who will be the next Guru? Guru ji has taught us all so many life lessons; a special one is being discussed in this final episode: the need for us to live enriched, full lives while here in this world. We must work our hardest to make this world the best it can be, not only for ourselves but also for those who come next.

LISTEN NOW⟶
Friday
,
1
October
2021

Episode 11: When Guru Nanak Met Guru Angad | Getting to Know Guru Nanak Sahib | Sojhi: A Kid's Cast

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. He was unaware of the power of Vahiguru. Guru ji wisdom and understanding broadened Bhai Lehna ji. This beautiful sakhi truly captures how wise Guru ji was, so wise that Bhai Lehna ji felt that he needed to reshape his life to live by the wisdom of Guru ji. Listen along to hear the meeting of Bhai Lehna ji with Guru ji.

LISTEN NOW⟶
Thursday
,
12
August
2021

Episode 10: Keeping Promises | Getting to Know Guru Nanak Sahib | Sojhi: A Kid's Cast

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. Guru ji learned why and he demanded that Bhumi make good on the pain that he had caused. But rather than going the traditional route, Guru ji requested that Bhumi follow through with four promises. Guru ji wanted Bhumi to learn his lesson and be true to his word and follow the right path. Promises are never meant to be broken. They have significance in relationships, communication, and respect. Find out if Bhumi kept his promises. Listen to learn more about Bhumi’s path from crime to compassion.

LISTEN NOW⟶
Thursday
,
15
July
2021

Episode 9: Vahiguru Is Everywhere | Getting to Know Guru Nanak Sahib | Sojhi: A Kid's Cast

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⟶