Category: Around the World

Paradise Found (Part 1)

What often happens, I think, to people born into a unique community with specific lifestyle, is that we do not feel we have chosen the life for ourselves. I think we also see a lot of hypocrisy. What is wrong with my parents’ marriage if they meditate all the time and bow before the Guru?
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Sikhs in Paris

To be honest, I was not at ease. I felt that everyone stared in Har Rai's direction and mine and that we were outsiders to the whole. Through the fray walked a tall Sikh in a pale blue kurta, black dastaar, and a wavy black beard....He was eight. I had a spiritual experience as I
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My Diwali Started Early

But our mission that night was to see a more somber vision. The only twinkle in this sea was the blade of a spear catching light. A sea of blue appeared before the Akal Takhat. Heads bowed, listening to Rahiras Sahib, sat 500 weapon clad Nihang Singhs. Representing the various armies, they were present to

Singing in the Golden Temple

The early morning air in Amritsar is balmy in mid-September. Our car raced through utterly empty streets. We were running late. Rickshaw peddlers covered in shawls slept on their chariots. Lonely incandescent bulbs uncovered stray dogs sifting trash heaps. The ghosts of a city. My mind wandered. "Am I worthy of this?" Did I
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6th Annual South-Eastern European Prayer Gathering

First Time Sikh Participation at South East European Prayer Breakfast By Simran Singh I'm hoping you'll enjoy the attached article on a recent trip I took to represent us in Serbia and Bosnia. I attended the South East European Prayer Breakfast, which is an event that resembles the US National Prayer Breakfast. It is
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