Category: Your Stories

My Shawl…. My Sadhana

by Karta Purkh Singh, courtesy of It is said in India, if you have a shawl, you have shelter. That of course says more about India than it does about shawls. In my travels to India I can’t count the number of obviously poor or stricken people who wear some kind of humble
Sikh man wearing shawl on the perkarma

Amrit Vela/ First Sadhana

by S.S Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, courtesy of GURDWARA Sat Nam, Bowing to my Guru first thing after awakening and bathing My only prayer is gratitude Thank you I am here and you, my Guru are here Thank you for the safety of my journey Thank you
siri guru granth sahib

Looking Like Royalty

Written by SS Japa Kaur Khalsa, Espanola NM Courtesy of the Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter #63 Spring 2017 Newsletter [Bana] was the foundation stone laid for the beginning of the most beautiful consciousness, the Khalsa. Dress has a very unique power in it. It gives you confirmation in relation to the world around you.

Best Khalsa War Dress

by SS Sangeet Kaur Khalsa, Espanola NM Courtesy of the Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter #63 Spring 2017 Newsletter There have been two events, among many, that confirmed without question that it has been my destiny for lifetimes to live as Khalsa. One came the very first day I wore bana in public.

Goindwal 2017 Experience

The 2016-2017 Sikh Dharma International Yatra to Patna, India, was wonderfully meaningful.  One personal highlight was doing a special meditation that was initiated by the third Guru, Guru Amar Das, in the 1550s.  He heard a message from the first Guru (Guru Nanak), instructing him to build an underground pool with 84 steps

The Sword of Raj Khalsa

Jot Singh Khalsa, Master Sword Maker and Jewelry Maker, shares his experience of the Raj Khalsa Yatra. It was my good fortune to have been requested to make a special sword, that was presented in Patna India honoring the 350th birth anniversary of one of humanity's most revered and respected humanitarians, the
rky-sword presentation

Enticement of the Heart

Excerpt from Snatam Kaur's blog on January 16, 2017 One morning during our winter break vacation, I sat meditating on a beach. The sound of the ocean, the spray of fresh air and the beautiful blue of the water and sky captured me. The Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas has thrived for thirty plus years
Costa Rica from Snatam blog

Winter Solstice Sadhana 1971

Winter Solstice Sadhana, Nineteen Seventy-One, We went to Florida to enjoy the sun At the ashram of Baba Siri Chand, Under the green trees, beside the pond. We set the camp and pitched our tents To enjoy, together, that great event. It was a beautiful day in the Sunshine State To construct the camp and
Radiant Body Sun