Category archive: Dharmic Education

Shabad for Difficult Times ~ Aukhi Ghari Na Dekhan Day

  It is easy to keep positive when our circumstances are supporting us, but how do we maintain our spiritual upliftment when times are hard? There is a concept in Sikh Dharma called ‘Chardi Kala’ or Every Rising Spirit.  It means that no matter the environments, circumstances or energies, our spirit remains high. 
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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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The Language of Aquarian Prayer

Who is speaking, and who, or what, is listening when we pray? In my youth I was first exposed to prayer within a Protestant Christian tradition. As the minister would lead the congregation in a group prayer, we were being educated in the language of prayer from a dualistic perspective – speaking to a distant,
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Camp Miri Piri 2018

Registration for the 2018 Camp Miri Piri is OPEN! What is it? "Not only did we learn about Sikh history and Sikh Philosophy, but the integration of kundalini yoga made the experience of Sikhi tangible. The practice of physical discipline and spiritual discipline made the camp a much more profound experience. “ - CMP 2014
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Gurmukhi Ordinal Numbers

Information provided by Hari Dharam Kaur Khalsa In the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, the word “ghar”  (Gru)   is often used.  Literally, this word means “home”, but in this case it means the tune, musical notation, or beat that a particular shabad is to be sung with.  These musical notations denote the pitch of
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Sikh Vows

SIKH VOWS Any ordained Minister of Sikh Dharma may administer Sikh Vows in the presence of Siri Guru Granth Sahib and the Sadh Sangat. Anyone who is ready to make a commitment to live the remainder of his or her life as a Sikh of the Guru is welcome to take Sikh vows. These vows
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Holding the Remembrance

by SS Prabhu Nam Kaur Khalsa, San Leandro CA Fall 2017 SDI Ministry Newsletter Simran is remembering of, or meditation on God’s Name. It is also prayer. “Simran” is the noun form of “simar,” which means to remember, to hold in remembrance, to meditate on. The Gurmukhi word sounds the same as the
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The Power of an Akhand Path

Akhand Paths are the continual recitation of the entire Siri Guru Granth Sahib, which normally takes 72 hours of nonstop reading. Many Gurdwaras around the world practice these Akhand Paths regularly.  In India large Gurdwaras may have many Akhand Paths happening in various rooms simultaneously dedicated to specific families, individuals or community spiritual requests.
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