Posted by Sada Bahar Kaur Khalsa& filed under Khalsa Council
Dear Members of the Khalsa Council and the Sikh Dharma/3HO Community,
Sat Nam and blessings to all. Through the grace of Guru Ram Das, the Fall 2014 Khalsa Council Meetings were held on October 1st - 4th in Espanola, New Mexico. These meetings were unique in that we had a convergence of very significant events bringing…
Posted by Pritpal Singh Khalsa& filed under 04-Guru Ram Das, Our Authors, Sikh History, The Guru
The Story of the Origin of the Shabad, Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur
The first Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak, was served by a wonderful musician, Mardana, who accompanied the singing of the Guru’s sacred compositions for many years. After Mardana passed away, two young and talented musicians, Balwand and Satta,…
Posted by Sikh Dharma International& filed under Sikh Art Corner, Your Stories
In 1980, before I became a Sikh, I did a painting I called “Happy Hour”. In the painting my Kundalini yoga teacher, Sat Nam Singh, was sitting, clothed, on a bench at a bus stop surrounded by several figures wearing only clown make-up and accessories. Though the figures were obviously nude, all significant anatomical parts…
Posted by Sikh Dharma International& filed under Siri Singh Sahib Ji, Your Stories
Honoring the Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan Ji
by Harbhajan Kaur Khalsa
The Siri Singh Sahib was a living example of his own formula: Obey, Serve, Love, Excel. As a world-renowned teacher, business leader, advisor to world leaders, and family man, he remained faithful to his own commitments and faithful to his word.…
Posted by Sikh Dharma International& filed under Siri Singh Sahib Ji
Once someone asked the Siri Singh Sahib: “Sir, we know who you are as a person, but what about the people who never got to or will get to meet you? The ones who are born after you leave your body, all of the yoga students? How can or will they be able understand who you are as a person?
The Siri Singh Sahib said: OK, take a…
Posted by Sikh Dharma International& filed under Bani, Lectures-Siri Singh Sahib, Sikh Dharma Technology
by Siri Singh Sahib Ji
So within lifetime the Guru says: "Read Five Banis." Those five banis are the most divine combination, or permutation and combination, to stimulate your higher consciousness. Those five banis correct a sadhana in you. Those five banis clean your mind and reset it for every moment of the day.…
Posted by Shiv Charan Singh Khalsa& filed under 09-Guru Teg Bahadur, Sikh Dharma Technology
Walk in the Realm of the Subtle
It has Gifts for you.
September: Number 9 – Guru Teg Bahadur – Subtle Body
The Dharma of number 9: Calm, Persistent, Patient, Tolerance, Enduring, Peaceful, Subtle and refined.
The Karma of number 9: Impatience, Perfectionism, Tyranny, Disgust, Pressure, bluntness.
9 is beyond the infinity…
Posted by Kulwant Kaur Khalsa& filed under Community, Service/Seva, Sikhs Feed People, Your Stories
When I think about the Siri Singh Sahib and all that he was, all that he gave us, and the vast legacy he created, I go numb in the process of trying to comprehend it. But I take reassurance in those gemlike nuggets of wisdom that give simple and direct guidelines on how to live.
Posted by Sikh Dharma International& filed under Community, Job Board, Your Stories
My story with the Khalsa Community Gardens started long before I came to Espanola
Malin Japa Kaur Arntzén, Sweden
I had been looking to live and work in a spiritually conscious community, that combined the lifestyle of Kundalini Yoga with an interest in small scale agriculture and promoting real, local, organic food.
Posted by Sikh Dharma International& filed under 05-Guru Arjan, Gurpurbs, Sikh History
A cousin of Guru Ram Das Ji came to Amritsar from Lahore especially to ask Guru Sahib to attend his son’s wedding. Guru Ji said, “I will not be able to go because I can’t leave my duties as Guru. Perhaps I can send one of my Sons instead.” Guru Ram Das Ji had three…
Posted by Sikh Dharma International& filed under 05-Guru Arjan
Mera Man Lochai
The Bani of the Fifth Guru, Guru Arjan Dev, in the Raag (musical measure) called Maajh, Chau-Padas (Four lines per Hymn), First House of Raag.
My mind longs for meeting the Guru
(Guru Arjun Dev, not yet a Guru, expresses his desire to meet his father Guru Ram Das…
Posted by Sikh Dharma International& filed under Events
SDI sponsored a youth camp August 5-8, 2014 at the Raj Khalsa Gurdwara in Sterling Virginia. It was a four day camp of learning about the Guru, learning and playing Gurubani Kirtan, doing yoga and learning gatka. The grand finale was going to the park for a game of "gatka wars" and playing kirtan as a group in…
Posted by Sikh Dharma International& filed under 05-Guru Arjan, Prosperity, Prosperity Shabads
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Experience the Power of the Shabad
Jaa Too Mayrai Val Hai
Written by Guru Arjan, the Fifth Sikh Guru, this shabad brings prosperity and contentment. It's beautiful meaning can dissolve any fear about not having enough and deliver you to a state of Cherdi Kala - spiritual peace. Chant or recite…
Posted by Shiv Charan Singh Khalsa& filed under 08-Guru Harkrishan, Sikh Dharma Technology
August: Number 8 – Guru HarKrishan – Pranic Body
Burn out or time out - Be a medicinal drop in the ocean of life.
The Dharma of number 8 is purity, compassion, power to empower, being a channel for healing, connection through depth of being.
The Karma of number 8 is obsessions…
Posted by Sikh Dharma International& filed under Community, Sikh Art Corner
The New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe has a new exhibit called “Painting the Divine” centered around a collection of Images of the Virgin Mary in the New World. The event planners of the museum asked me if they would be able to view the mural painted by Ed O’Brien in the Siri Singhasan…