Category archive: Around the World

Black History Month – Open House at the U.S. Department of Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Community Relations Service (CRS) hosted an Open House in honor of Black History Month at their new headquarters in Washington D.C. on February 27, 2019. Guru Amrit Kaur and Adarsh Kaur from the Sikh Dharma of Virginia, Office of Public Affairs were in attendance. They enjoyed connecting with DOJ employees
Harpreet Singh Mokha, National Program Manager for Muslim, Arab, Sikh and South Asian (MASSA) Communities for the DOJ; Adarsh Kaur of Sikh Dharma; Thomas Battles, Southeast Regional Director of the DOJ; and Guru Amrit Kaur of Sikh Dharma.

Serving Those Who Are Suffering in Brumadinho, Brazil

In late January, a devastating mud slide swallowed up the mining town of Brumadinho in Brazil.  The mud, sweeping down from a large and unstable mountain of tailings from the Vale mine, destroyed everything in its path.  With no warning and no time escape, as many as 500 human lives were buried under
Muddy river in Belo

Sultanpur Lodhi

Sultanpur Lodhi (31,22N; 75,20E), is an old town in Kapurthala district of the Punjab. It is located about 35 kms south-east of Amritsar and covers an area of about 10 square km. It is situated on the south bank of a rivulet, called Kali Bein about 10 kms above the confluence of Beas and Sutlej. Guru Nanak lived in Sultanpur Lodhi for
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Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions

On January 11, Guru Amrit Kaur Khalsa represented Sikh Dharma of Virginia at the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions 2019 Kickoff Meeting. The Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (FACS) unites people of faith to develop local solutions to the climate crisis, and works to empower religious communities in Virginia to become champions of change. They work primarily
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Sikh Dharma Joins Letter to Protect Religious Freedom in Syria

Simran Singh Khalsa, representing the Dharmic Office of Public Affairs at the International Religious Freedom (IRF) Roundtable, signed a letter to the President requesting protection for all religions in Syria. The Law and Liberty Trust and Jubilee Campaign  are gathering signatures on an NGO letter to President Donald Trump asking him to ensure that
DOPA at IRF Roundtable

Community Minded Children

By Jugat Guru Singh Khalsa and Saraswati Kaur Khalsa, Miri Piri Academy. “Recognize that the other person is you” This is one of Yogi Bhajan’s most widely known teachings. To be community-minded is to understand the inextricable connection between ourselves and the people around us. Individual consciousness has to go into a group consciousness to find
MPA students serving langar

Do You Know How the Golden Temple Sarovar is Kept Clean and Clear?

This article is courtesy of Miri Piri Academy Our annual forty days of ishnaan seva at the Golden Temple continues (Follow on instagram @mpaspirit). The site on which the Golden Temple rests has been a space for quiet reflection for centuries. Originally a small lake in the middle of a forest, many saints
MPA Students doing seva at the GT

The Gold and Marble at Harimandir Sahib Represents…

This article is courtesy of Miri Piri Academy Our annual forty days of ishnaan seva at the Golden Temple is a blessing for our students (Happening now! Follow on instagram @mpaspirit). Each morning as we walk down the stairs of the Golden Temple complex, we’re blessed with the vision of the golden Harmandir Sahib before
MPA student reading banis at the Golden Temple

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
MPA students smiling

Canadian Dignitaries Visiting the Golden Temple and Miri Piri Academy

This article is courtesy of Japjeet Kaur from Miri Piri Academy Yesterday was a very exciting day for Sikhs in Amritsar and around the world. The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and his family visited Amritsar and the Harimandir Sahib. Our students from grades 9 to 12 were on the parkarma to greet
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