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