Category archive: Community

Statement by SDI and the International Khalsa Council

As Sikhs, we believe in the equality and dignity of all human beings. Sikhs stand for truth, social justice and freedom for all.  Sikh Dharma International and the International Khalsa Council, a body of Sikh Ministers and leaders, stand united with all people of love and consciousness to speak out against the current US
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Self Esteem Begins with Self Control – Raising Children with Virtues and Values

By Jagat Guru Singh Khalsa and Saraswati Kaur Khalsa of  Miri Piri Academy. As shared in the KRI May 2018 Newsletter. Raising conscious children is a commitment that we, as Kundalini Yoga teachers, students, and parents, embrace wholeheartedly. In the previous newsletter we introduced the ten things that Yogi Bhajan said every parent
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Journey into the Heart of Sikh Dharma – September 2018

Journey into the Heart of Sikh Dharma, a small group tele-course in its 18th year, is a unique opportunity to deepen your experience and understanding of Sikh Dharma, and to take a spiritual journey of transformation and inspiration. ​ ​ To bring your knowledge and experience to life,­­­ each session covers a different topic​,
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Journey into the Heart of Amrit: Part 4

For the last few weeks I have been meditating on commitment, and what it means to me. How am I able to make, and more importantly to keep, the commitments in my life? I have been having an intensive reflection on that, including how it manifests in different parts of my life.
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Journey into the Heart of Amrit: Part 3

I have always experienced a certain feeling of gravity when I think of Amrit vows – I take the process and ceremony very seriously. While I have always felt an overwhelming love of the Guru, and the deepest gratitude that my soul came into the Sikh path during this lifetime, I have held off on
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Journey into the Heart of Amrit: Part 2

I took Amrit about 40 or so years ago at Summer Solstice in NM. At the time I was still in the beginning stages of transforming my identity, and to me it simply seemed like the logical next step. I was already practicing the 5 K’s, so that part didn’t really faze me back then—for
Photo: Ravitej Singh

Journey into the Heart of Amrit: Part 1

Western society, in general view, doesn’t value or encourage us to make a commitment. There is a common quote that says today that "everything is relative." Well, not everything is relative; there are things that are absolute, like the values ​​that bring us closer to our soul. These values ​​should not be negotiated in any
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