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Bhakti & Shakti

Sunday
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19
July
2020

Bhakti and Shakti are two sides of the Guru. While deep internal contemplation and the exuberant worldly power are often painted as dichotomous, Sikh history, Gurbani, architecture and art all demonstrate their interwoven and complementary nature.

Bhakti and Shakti are two sides of the Guru. While deep internal contemplation and the exuberant worldly power are often painted as dichotomous, Sikh history, Gurbani, architecture and art all demonstrate their interwoven and complementary nature. What are the modern applications of these fluid concepts? How do we maintain a true connection to all the strength, internal and external that Sikhi affords us?

Watch this conversation with historians and academics Paneet Singh and Harleen Kaur as they look at the theory and application of the concept in our modern journeys.

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Jaspreet Kaur

Professor, Child and Youth Care Program, Humber College

Dr. Jaspreet Kaur completed her PhD in Cultural Studies from Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario, where she focused on children’s rights, education, and returned for fieldwork to her village in Punjab. 

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