Category archive: Community

The Big Sleep

This article is courtesy of 3HO My father committed suicide in 1942. I was 13. I blotted out thoughts about death for many years. In my mind, death was just a permanent dreamless sleep. I had never attended a funeral until I went with Yogi Bhajan to a memorial service for Peter the Hermit,
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Guru Ram Das Chetna Yatra

Sikh Dharma International has just finished the Guru Ram Das Chetna Yatra to Amritsar, celebrating the birth of Guru Ram Das Ji with the people of Amritsar.  People from New Mexico, Canada and Los Angeles, together with KRI Level Two Teacher Training led by Haridass Kaur Khalsa, experienced the amazing love of Guru
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Never Far from Simran

by SS Satya Kaur Corfield, Espanola NM  Fall 2017 SDI Ministry Newsletter Simran—the constant remembrance of God—is the one aspect of Sikh Dharma that resonates above almost all else for me. Having two “10”s in my numerology has always given me a connection to Guru Gobind Singh. With two children who have Simran as
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Simran is Everything

by SS Mata Mandir Singh Khalsa, San Francisco CA Fall 2017 SDI Ministry Newsletter Simran is often translated as “remembrance,” which, to me, doesn’t explain the word. Other people say simran is repeating a mantra. I understand repeating a mantra as japa, which means “to repeat a mantra.” Does repeating a mantra lead
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Cantando en el Templo Dorado

El aire de la madrugada en Amritsar es cálido a mediados de Septiembre. Nuestro auto corría por las calles vacías. Estábamos atrasados. conductores de Rickshaw cubiertos en mantas dormían en sus carros. Ampolletas incandescentes solitarias descubrieron perros callejeros husmeando montones de basura. Los fantasmas de una ciudad. Mi mente se preguntó “Soy digno de esto?”
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Reflecting on the Terrorism in Charlottesville

In a world full of mind-numbing news, the terroristic murder last week of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville stands out as turning-point. In Charlottesville, there were so many beautiful people there on the front-line, willing to confront hate and violence. Never in my wildest dreams did I think we’d be defending our cities from the hate
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - AUGUST 12:  Hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the