Videos

Interviews, discussions & presentations

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

Sunday
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4
April
2021

Countdown to Vaisakhi: Dr. Jaspreet Kaur

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Dr. Jaspreet Kaur, Advisory Council at Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) shares her reflection on Vaisakhi.

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Saturday
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3
April
2021

Countdown to Vaisakhi: Dr. Pritpal Singh

Dr. Pritpal Singh, Board Member at Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) shares his reflection on Vaisakhi.

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Wednesday
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31
March
2021

Countdown to Vaisakhi: Dr. Harsohena Kaur

Dr. Harsohena Kaur, Advisory Council at Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) shares her reflection on Vaisakhi.

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Wednesday
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31
March
2021

Countdown to Vaisakhi: Kulvir Singh

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

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Wednesday
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31
March
2021

Exploring Death in Salok Mahala 9

Guru Teghbahadar Sahib: The Benevolent Warrior. Jasleen Kaur talks about how death is a thing we all must do. But we are deeply afraid of it. In classically religious Sikh and non-Sikh understandings, and even in non-religious understandings, death is personified as an aggressive thing that snatches us away, drags us by our hair, beats us over the head. It is merciless. It is violent. We dread it. Where does this understanding come from?

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Wednesday
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31
March
2021

Guru Teghbahadar Sahib Voices: O Mind! Transcend

Guru Teghbahadar Sahib: The Benevolent Warrior. Inni Kaur talks about how transcendence lies not in the wishful disappearance of opposition from without but in the resolution within to disregard and rise above it. How do we rise from the fragmented universe of our fears?

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Wednesday
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31
March
2021

Politics of the Sword Warrior Guru

Guru Teghbahadar Sahib: The Benevolent Warrior. Surender Pal Singh talks about how while serving as the Guru, Guru Teghbahadar Sahib visited far-off places and interacted with many individuals and communities.

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Wednesday
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31
March
2021

Sultan-ul-Duniya Wal-Akhirat: The Sovereign of the World and the Hereafter

Guru Teghbahadar Sahib: The Benevolent Warrior. Harinder Singh speaks about the Sikh historical narratives that live in the psyche of the Guru Khalsa Panth, the flag-bearers of the Sikh collective.

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Wednesday
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31
March
2021

Shristi ki Chadar Guru Teghbahadar: The Contemporary Indian Perspectives

Guru Teghbahadar Sahib: The Benevolent Warrio. Dr. Ishmeet Kaur talks about Guru Teghbahadar’s ideology and martyrdom, and how an entirely new set of discourse appears on the forefront of Sikh philosophical thought that needs to be read as a turning point in Indian history altogether.

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Sunday
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28
March
2021

Guru Teghbahadar Sahib: The Benevolent Warrior

Watch the entire conference as SikhRI celebrated the 400th Parkash Purab of Guru Teghbahadar Sahib!

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Wednesday
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17
March
2021

Barah Maha: Chet

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The first video in the Barah Maha video series is Chet. Immerse yourself into the beauty of nature while learning about detachment and connection. Fly into the flowers and trees and surround yourself with the smell and sounds of the earth. Follow the human-bride, the seeker, as she overcomes the separation she feels from IkOankar. She hopes so profoundly for the connection.

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Sunday
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14
March
2021

Nanakshahi: Calendar & ‘Era of Nanak the Sovereign’

For the Sikhs globally, 1 Cet 553 is the Nanakshahi new year’s day. Cet or Chet is the month. 553 is the Nanakshahi year. Do you know about Nanakshahi? Manpreet Singh and Harinder Singh discuss Nanakshahi 553!

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Wednesday
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10
March
2021

Introduction to Barah Maha (twelve months)

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SikhRI’s Barah Maha (twelve months) video series gives you a glimpse of Guru Nanak Sahib’s Barah Maha composition in Rag Tukhari. This self-titled video series is dedicated to embracing the poetic genre’s beauty while highlighting the pain of the “spiritual separation” of a seeker from IkOankar, the 1 creative and pervasive Force through the symbol of a husband and wife’s relationship, as prevalent in the Indic culture.

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Saturday
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6
March
2021

Collecting HERstory: Narratives that Shape our Futures

Watch the entire conversation that took place on International Women’s Day as Inni Kaur, Shauna Singh Baldwin, and Dr. Geetanjali Singh Chanda share the multi-faceted journeys that women have taken.

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Wednesday
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3
March
2021

What does the Nishan Sahib represent? (Sikh Flag)

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IkOankar is the nucleus of the Sikh worldview; it is the Sikh vision of the one unique, unparalleled, and all-pervasive Force, that has created the Universe and governs it. The Khanda emblem adorns Nishan Sahib—the Sikh flag—and captures the Sikh worldview.

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