Category archive: Sikh Dharma International

Part of the Guru’s Mission

by SS Sat Jagat Singh Khalsa, Brooklyn NY Originally posted in the Winter 2018 SDI Ministry Newsletter I have had two unique experiences while serving at the Golden Temple that have helped me to excel with the Guru. First, I took a rag and started polishing the walls in the stairways inside Harimandir
Indian Sikh devotees carry the Sikh holy book the Guru Granth Sahib during a procession from the Sri Akal Takhat to the Golden Temple in Amritsar on April 4, 2018.
The event marks the eve of the 397th birth anniversary of the ninth Sikh Guru, Teg Bahadur. Guru Tegh Bahadur, the youngest of five sons of Guru Hargobind, was born in Amritsar in 1621 and was executed on the orders of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in Delhi in 1675. / AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANU        (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

Trust the Guru and Excel

by SS Sangeet Kaur Khalsa, Phoenix AZ Originally published in the Winter 2018 SDI Ministry Newsletter The Guru has made my life richer, deeper and more valuable than anyone could ever have imagined possible. This spring, the Guru carried me through the end of my life-destiny and helped me to restart a new one.
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Guided with Love

Originally posted in the Fall 2018 SDI Ministry Newsletter There is a saying that God is always working in our best interest to serve us and we just need to connect with this energy to deliver the goals or prayer we are seeking. Throughout my life, I’ve explored how this happens and
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What Prayer Can Be Offered?

By SS Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, Kansas City MO Originally posted in the Fall 2018 SDI Ministry Newsletter My first visit to India—after adopting the Sikh faith—was in 1980. We went to visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Upon my arrival at the Harimander Sahib, the Guru determined that I was in
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KC Report – 2018 – Fall

The International Khalsa Council met at the Hacienda de Guru Ram Das Ashram in Espanola, New Mexico on September 26- 29th, 2018 for its Fall meetings. Comprised of approximately 100 Ministers and leaders from the global Sikh Dharma community, the Khalsa Council serves as a leadership body for our Dharma, meeting twice a year to discuss
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KC Report – 2018 – Spring

The International Khalsa Council met in Espanola, New Mexico on April 25 – 28th, 2018 for its Baisakhi meetings. Comprised of approximately 100 Ministers and leaders from the global Sikh Dharma community, the Khalsa Council serves as a leadership body for our Dharma, meeting twice a year to discuss issues of relevance to the present and
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Statement by SDI and the International Khalsa Council

As Sikhs, we believe in the equality and dignity of all human beings. Sikhs stand for truth, social justice and freedom for all.  Sikh Dharma International and the International Khalsa Council, a body of Sikh Ministers and leaders, stand united with all people of love and consciousness to speak out against the current US
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Bowing to the Guru

Courtesy of the Spring 2018 Ministry Newsletter We asked Sikh Dharma Ministers to reflect on the question: “What does it mean to bow to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib?” Here are a few thoughtful replies: An Act of Devotion SS Sada Sat Simran Singh Khalsa, Santa Fe NM, USA Bowing one’s head isn’t just
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Journey into the Heart of Sikh Dharma (2016-2017 Testimonials)

Visit www.jhsd.org for more information about this course When I began the course I did not have much knowledge of Sikh Dharma and Sikh writings, other than Japji.  My main goals were to learn about Sikh prayers, philosophy and ceremony, as well as deepen my relationship with the Guru.  It has been an amazing
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Resistance

by SS Kartar Singh Khalsa, Sterling VA Winter 2017 SDI Ministry Newsletter Let me be clear—I don’t currently read my banis every day, although I did so as a daily practice for many years. So let me speak honestly and openly about the topic of resistance. Three times the Siri Singh Sahib told me—all
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The Rhythm of Life

by SS Prabhu Prakash Kaur Khalsa, on the road USA Winter 2017 SDI Ministry Newsletter Like my mother before me, I’ve been a singer all my life. While still in the womb, I absorbed my mother’s joy of devotional singing and the love she projected through her voice. I can’t remember a time in my
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