Category: Ministry

Grit and Courage

Courtesy of the Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter #63 Spring 2017 Newsletter by SS Sada Sat Simran Singh Khalsa, Santa Fe NM Spring 2017 It is now 2017. Things have evolved and continue to evolve minute by minute. We are so modern that we have to update every morning to keep up with the

Decorated with Bana

Courtesy of the Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter #63 Spring 2017 Newsletter Written by SS Kulwant Singh Khalsa, Walsall UK Spring 2017 This year marks the 350th anniversary of the birth of our beloved Tenth Master, Guru Gobind Singh Ji. He was born in 1666 as Gobind Rai, and spent most of his childhood in

Looking Like Royalty

Courtesy of the Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter #63 Spring 2017 Newsletter Written by SS Japa Kaur Khalsa, Espanola NM Spring 2017 [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

Best Khalsa War Dress

Courtesy of the Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter #63 Spring 2017 Newsletter by SS Sangeet Kaur Khalsa, Espanola NM Spring 2017 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

The Master’s Robes

Courtesy of the Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter #63 Spring 2017 Newsletter Written by SS Sarb Sarang Kaur Khalsa, Espanola NM Spring 2017 The first sewing assignment the Siri Singh Sahib gave me was to make an outfit for his doctor’s daughter, using a piece of Guatemalan fabric. When he saw it, he asked,

Radiance and Bana

Courtesy of the Sikh Dharma Ministry Newsletter #63 Spring 2017 Newsletter Written by SS DukhNiwaran Kaur Khalsa, Chicago, IL Spring 2017 Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh’s birth, I reflect on the radiance he embodies. As the Father of the Khalsa, the warrior, Guru and poet, Guru Gobind Singh bowed to

Experience vs. Superstition

by Sant SS Guru Dev Singh Khalsa, Rome, Italy Fall 2016 How do we experience the Subtle Body? It is experienced through awareness. Unfortunately, 99.9% of the people are not aware, or not aware enough to recognize their experience. So we meditate and bring stability to our meditation and awareness. If you understand the Subtle

Subtle Body and Healing Generations

by SS Hargopal Kaur Khalsa, Los Angeles CA Fall 2016 Sometimes, in meeting a person, the exterior gruffness or roughness can be off-putting. At the same time, the Siri Singh Sahib always said, “If you can’t see God in all, you can’t see God at all.” Relating to that person at a more

Evolution of Consciousness

by SS Dr. Kartar Singh Khalsa DOM, Santa Fe NM Fall 2016 As we go through the evolutionary process of consciousness, our souls develop the capacity to experience life more thoroughly through the Subtle Body. The Subtle Body—being the container for the soul and the sensory organ of the soul—gives us the capacity

Sweet Sloks of Guru Teg Bahadur

Written by SS Shanti Kaur Khalsa, Española, NM Courtesy of the SDI Ministry In the month of Vaisakh we celebrate the birth of the 9th Sikh Guru—Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib. His life is an epic story of bravery and fearlessness, devotion and meditation, and ultimately the sacrifice of his own life for freedom of religion.[1] 

Moving the World

by SS Dev Suroop Kaur Khalsa, Espanola NM Summer 2016 Over the past several weeks, I’ve been reflecting on the Subtle Body in relation to my actions as a Sikh Dharma Minister. I first pondered on how I actively minister, since I rarely perform ministerial duties such as weddings and other ceremonies. I believe

The Perfection of Creation

by SS Gurutej Singh Khalsa, Singapore This creation is one of absolute perfection and within that perfection exists the miraculous human incarnation. Since time immemorial, human beings have been trying to understand the perfection, mystery, and purpose of the incarnation, and in fact, the creation itself. When I was young, I had to write

Compass of the Soul

by SS Gurudev Singh Khalsa, Austin, TX The ability to experience our physical body has served us well throughout our long history of evolution, and has been instrumental to our survival. It tells the story of what we can see, touch and feel with our five senses. Millennia ago, a long lineage of

Many Colored Hues

by SS Gurukirn Kaur Khalsa, Phoenix, AZ  The poetry of the Gurus is exquisite, embodying the divine in material form. To bring this subtlety into earthly form, the Gurus were able to serve as God’s channels, letting the divine flow through them by setting their egos aside. This channeling of the infinite is the

Ardas (Sikh Prayer)

“When the prayer becomes the vibration of the mind and self, then we can create a miracle.” ~The Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan The word “Ardas” literally means “prayer.”   The traditional Sikh Ardas has come to represent a specific form of prayer recited in every Gurdwara program which is recited before the Guru is