Category: Sikh Dharma International

The Companion of the Soul

by SS Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, Espanola NM Courtesy of the #59 Spring 2016 SDI Ministry Newsletter It is a common understanding in most spiritual traditions that human beings exist as more than a physical body. The writer C.S. Lewis made this distinction when he said, “We are a soul; we
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Ministry Spotlight: MSS Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa

This article is courtesy of the Sikh Dharma Ministry Serving the Divine Within Known as the “Mother of 3HO” for her role as Yogi Bhajan’s first Kundalini yoga student, MSS Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa was ordained in 1973 as a Sikh Dharma Minister with the Ministerial title Mukhia Sardarni Sahiba. She is the author of several
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SDI Town Hall in Los Angeles

One of Sikh Dharma International’s goals for 2016 is to reach out to our affiliated communities around the globe, and build stronger connections and avenues of communication. We would like to hear about the needs and concerns of our communities and constituents, and how SDI can better support them. We’d also like to foster the
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A Sikh’s Relationship to Gurdwara

This article is courtesy of the Sikh Dharma Ministry From the earliest days of his ministry, Guru Nanak’s approach to spreading his God-given message was very simple. Accompanied by his minstrel Mardana, he walked from village to village throughout much of India and many surrounding countries. There he would sit down under a tree,
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Glossary

3HO: the Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving humanity through the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and the 3HO lifestyle as taught by Yogi Bhajan. www.3ho.org. 4 Pillars of Sikh Dharma: There are four main practices within Sikh Dharma. Bana - dressing to represent your grace and spirit; Bani - chanting

The Commitments of Taking Amrit

New Name After taking Amrit, men commit to taking the surname of Singh (Lion), representing that their new identity is fearlessness. Women take the surname of Kaur (Princess), representing that their new identity is one of grace and fearlessness. Many men and women will also add the family name of Khalsa. Rehit At the first Amrit ceremony,
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