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Recordings from past webinars, live events and presentations by SikhRI presenters, as well as creative explorations of Sikh concepts.

Friday
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20
May
2022

Our Relationship with The Guru Granth Sahib

Harinder Singh and Jasleen Kaur speak about a Sikh's relationship with The Guru Granth Sahib. Watch the full video: https://sikhri.org/videos/beadbi-distortions-transgressions-responses

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Thursday
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19
May
2022

Explore Pahare l The Guru Granth Sahib Project

Guru Fatih, thanks for watching our video about Explore Pahare l The Guru Granth Sahib Project Explore Pahare: https://bit.ly/3sKBVl9 In this video Surenderpal shares about the newly launched annotation of two Sabads (Infinite-Wisdom) of Pahare by Guru Nanak Sahib in Sirirag. Sirirag is a rag (musical mode) that is serious in nature and thought-provoking. Speaker: https://sikhri.org/people/surender-pal-singh Read: - Meanings, grammar, and etymologies - Commentaries - Poetics - Various Translations ⏲️TIMESTAMPS: 00:00 - Introduction 00:21 - Chapter 1 00:57 - Chapter 2 01:25 - Chapter 3 02:28 - Chapter 4 03:10 - Chapter 5 03:58 - Chapter 6 04:34 - Wrap up ABOUT OUR CHANNEL📜 SikhRI connects people with the teachings of Sikhi and strengthens the bonds of the Sikh community around the world by offering courses and seminars in a variety of mediums. In an ideal world, happy and tolerant people live together in peace. They are genuinely enthused to share what they know and freely exchange knowledge on topics they are passionate about. Their lives are driven by values that are dear to them, and are full of meaning because of it. Enlightenment and happiness are ubiquitous. This is the world that we strive to create by: 1. Making Sikh education accessible to anyone. 2. Helping more people to understand the principles of Sikhi. 3. Presenting Gurbani the way it is. 📌CHECK OUT OUR OTHER VIDEOS ➡️Enhance Your Connection with Sikhi - 2022 Sidak Applications Open Now! 🔗https://youtu.be/K9ffRGw6354 ➡️Immersive Sikhi experience for Young Adults - 2022 Applications Open Now! 🔗https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LSbWRyYBjk ➡️Guru Teghbahadar Sahib in Rag Dhanasari & Rag Sarang - The Guru Granth Sahib Project 🔗https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTSBiHp_WxQ ➡️The Secular Sikh Maharaja and His Muslim Wife: Rani Gulbahar Begum 🔗https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyHpBY9dmnA FIND US AT🔍 🔗https://sikhri.org/ GET IN TOUCH 📧 info@sikhri.org ➡️Facebook : 🔗https://www.facebook.com/sikhresearchinstitute ➡️Instagram : 🔗https://www.instagram.com/sikh.research.institute/ ➡️Twitter : 🔗https://twitter.com/SikhRI ➡️Spotify : 🔗https://open.spotify.com/show/1CNFeRMFvlDNERzomNT2p9?si=N2TmlAPVQqOMSRb0KMbwMg&nd=1 #GuruGranthSahib #GuruGranthSahibJi #SikhHistory #SikhRI #TGGSP #Pahare #Sabad #Shabad #Sikhi

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Thursday
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19
May
2022

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia

This is the story of Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (1718-1783) ), of the most outstanding leaders Sikhs have had. As a leader of the Dal Khalsa, 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. What lessons can we learn from this figure in Sikh history from birth to death?

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Friday
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6
May
2022

Vaisakhi: Reviving Panthic Leadership

The Khalsa inauguration on Vaisakhi day in 1699 infused the Sikhs and gave them a structure of ideas and institutions that continue to shape their lives both individually and collectively. We will discuss Panthic leadership through Sikhi ideals and historical models. We will also explore the current deficits in leadership and their code of conduct. How can Love-drenched & Wisdom-centered impetus revive organic leadership in the vicinity of ideals!

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Thursday
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21
April
2022

Explore Rag Sorathi - The Guru Granth Sahib Project

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Explore Rag Sorathi: https://bit.ly/3jZO0y8 The Guru Granth Sahib Project is pleased to launch the annotation of twelve Sabads (Infinite-Wisdom) by Guru Teghbahadar Sahib in Rag Sorath. Sorath is a rag (musical mode) of serious nature based on the mood of detachment.

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Tuesday
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5
April
2022

Enhance Your Connection with Sikhi - 2022 Sidak Applications Open Now!

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Applications Open Now: https://sikhri.org/sidak SikhRI’s 20th Sidak Leadership program will take place on 24 July - 6 August 2022 in British Columbia. For the first time, this program is fee-free! This is possible because our donors believe in creating future Gurmat-based leaders, transforming the Sikh future. If you are between 18-39 and interested in deepening your relationship with Sikhi, consider applying today. For more information: https://sikhri.org/sidak Due to the fee-free structure, positions are limited.

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Friday
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1
April
2022

Countdown to Vaisakhi: Kulvir Singh

Kulvir Singh, Chair at Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) shares his reflection on Vaisakhi. 

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Thursday
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17
March
2022

Basant Mahala 5 (Holi Kini) and Basant Ki Var Mahalu 5 - The Guru Granth Sahib Project

The Guru Granth Sahib Project is pleased to launch the annotation of one Sabad (Infinite-Wisdom) and three pauris (stanzas) of a Var (ballad) by Guru Arjan Sahib in 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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Wednesday
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16
March
2022

Women: Gateway to Freedom

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Women: Gateway to Freedom Organized by: Guru Nanak Public School and VOYCE (Vision and Opportunities for Youth & Community Empowerment). To commemorate International Women's Day, Harinder Singh highlighted that the Sikh culture, as envisioned in the Guru Granth Sahib and created by the Ten Nanaks, insists on complete equality. #BreakTheBias

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Monday
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28
February
2022

Immersive Sikhi experience for Young Adults - 2022 Applications Open Now!

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Applications Open Now: https://sikhri.org/sidak SikhRI’s 20th Sidak Leadership program will take place on 24 July - 6 August 2022 in British Columbia. For the first time, this program is fee-free! This is possible because our donors believe in creating future Gurmat-based leaders, transforming the Sikh future. If you are between 18-39 and interested in deeping your relationship with Sikhi, consider applying today. For more information: https://sikhri.org/sidak Due to the fee-free structure, positions are limited.

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Tuesday
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22
February
2022

Beadbi: Distortions, Transgressions, Responses

Join Harinder Singh and Jasleen Kaur as they discuss the larger Sikh context around beadbi as a political problem in need of a political solution. What is beadbi? How has it been dealt with historically? What are its Panthic and legal understandings? How does it relate to the reverence Sikhs collectively show to the Guru Granth Sahib? And how, given recent cases in the news, can we understand individual and collective responses given the current realities on the ground?

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Wednesday
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16
February
2022

Bani Mahala 9: Rag Gauri - The Guru Granth Sahib Project

The Guru Granth Sahib Project is pleased to launch the annotation of nine Sabads (Infinite-Wisdom) of Guru Teghbahadar Sahib in Rag Gauri. Gauri is a Rag (musical mode) of serious nature, which evokes a thoughtful and reflective mood.

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Monday
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14
February
2022

Love, Devotion & I

Love is understood as an intense feeling or emotion of deep affection, attachment, commitment, and sacrifice. What is devotion? Is it just love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for the object of our love? Can there be love without score-keeping? Are they two separate entities? Or is it that love and devotion cannot be present without one another? How can these be experienced? In what ways is love an internal sensation or an external activity? How can we come to better understand love and devotion within Gurbani? Join us for a raw and awe-inspiring conversation between Dr. Jaswant Singh and Inni Kaur as they share their wonderings about love and devotion in this live webinar.

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Sunday
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13
February
2022

Barah Maha: Phalgun

The twelfth and final month of the calendar is Phalgun, which corresponds of mid-February to mid-March. Beaming with joy and blissful love, the human-bride is experiencing an inner state of fulfillment. Her consciousness is truly exuding everlasting Divine presence. This is a result of detaching herself from material and other loves, and allocating that love to the inculcated virtues. In doing so, she makes herself worthy to IkOankar, pleading to be graced with the Presence in her heart. Listen along to the beautiful enlightenment that the human-bride feels throughout Phalgun. Resonate with her discovery of the barriers to her connection with IkOankar.

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Monday
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31
January
2022

Dan Sikhi & Giving

Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) has released its eighth report in the State of the Panth series titled Dan: Sikhi & Giving, exploring what it means to give in a Sikh context, how giving is understood throughout Sikh history, and how it is understood by Sikhs today. The report traces conceptions of giving, charity, and philanthropy through their development, institutionalization, and application over a period of 553 years, from the Guru period to the present day.

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