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Shabad Guru on the Spiritual Path: Online Course Part 1 ~ Build Your Relationship of Divinity with the Guru (Thursday Evenings)
September 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT
An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 19, 2017
The Shabad Guru Course supports the building of a fundamental connection to the Shabad Guru as a spiritual pathway and deepens your experience and understanding of how to apply the Shabad Guru in any situation. There are two parts to the course:
In Part 1, we focus on creating a self-initiation of connection with the Guru, and learn the meaning and application of three methods to utilize the Shabad Guru in your life: Jaap (Chanting/Recitation), Bhajan (Singing) and Sunniai (Listening). This ends with an experience of the Gurmukh ~ one who is attuned to the Guru. It leaves a lasting and deep experience of connecting with the Divine with yourself that supports all other spiritual practice. This course runs from September 7th – October 19th (7 weeks)
In Part 2, we focus on creating the vibration of the Shabad Guru at a higher frequency within our own being, as a temple of the Divine. This focuses on experiencing the depth of Ardaas (Prayer), Dhyaan (Meditation), Pratyahaar (Synchronization with God), Simran (Vibrational Remembrance) and Veechaar (Contemplation). This leads to a lasting Spiritual Endurance or Trust in the Divine, Bhrosa, which deepens your spiritual experience through a Radiance of Spiritual Sovereignty. This course will be held with a Shabad Guru Immersion from November 16th – 27th in Anandpur Sahib India, as well as online in the Spring 2018. Learn more about the Anandpur Sahib Shabad Guru Immersion in November 2017 here and the Shabad Guru Online Course Part 2 in 2018 here.
Shabad Guru on the Spiritual Path: Online Course Part 1
Build Your Relationship of Divinity with the Guru
September 7 – October 19, 2017
7 Thursday evenings at 5pm (PST)/8pm (EST), for 90 minutes
Classes are recorded to watch later
Create an opportunity to build your spirit and invite the Guru into your daily life. Life is not meant to be hard. It is only when we think we are doing it ourselves and then have to face challenges. Actually God is the Doer and we need to connect with our spirit to lead the way. Building a relationship with the Guru in every facet of life, and knowing how to treat our problems with the Shabad Guru is the first step to building this relationship of divinity.
Understanding what is a Guru, as a spiritual concept, and what is the Shabad Guru. Real ways to utilize them in daily life to build our connection with spirit.
Utilizing the Shabad Guru with Jaap (recitation) to build the Tapas (spiritual heat) and strengthening the command center of the body
Utilizing the Shabad Guru with Bhajan (singing from the heart) to open the heart and lift the spirit to Infinity
Utilizing the Shabad Guru with Sunneai (listening from the soul) to deepen connection with our spirit, and build ether quality to overcome life’s challenges
Understand how to live as Gurmukh (attunement to the Guru) vs. a Manmukh (listening to our ego to guide the way)
- Understand the format and components of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib (Shabad Guru) to learn where these words come from
Each student will bring forth a prayer from their lives which needs to be addressed. During the course of the class, these methods will be applied, to give a practical experience of the Shabad Guru in daily life.
At the end of the course, students bring their learning to apply a unique ‘prescription’ their case so that they know how to treat themselves and others in the future, by inviting the Guru in and applying the Shabad Guru to any situation.
Format: Online Webinar with the option to connect via phone or online audio. Classes are recorded for future viewing.
Dates: September 7 – October 19, 2017; 7 Thursday evenings at 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern, for 90 minutes.
Cost: Pre-registration by Sept 5th, $140 after
This course is the first part of a two part series on the Shabad Guru.
“This course is very precious to me. [It] gave me a very subtle internal experience that broadened my perception of the power of the Shabad and how [I] experience it. There was a real change of consciousness. Now I can better understand why [the Shabad Guru] is considered the heart of the Sikh Dharma. Thank you dear GuruKirin for having kindly brought this knowledge to us and given us a sacred experience.” – Nam Rattan Kaur, Brazil
“I have to tell you, that everything I say here as a feedback is not going to be enough to tell you how much this Course was important to me. The Course really helped me deepen, establish and stabilize a stronger connection and relation with the Guru. To learn the different methods to relate with the Shabd Guru was the discovery of a new world to me. Now I know much better which kind of Shabd or Mantra are going to be more useful to me and to my students. Knowing the different effects of playing a Shabad or Mantra in Jaap or in Bhajan, for instance, made a lot of difference to me in my personal life, but also as a Kundalini Yoga teacher. Preparing Shabad’s or mantras for classes are more clear now. And GuruKirin, you are a beam of light that guides through out the whole process and makes [the] learning experience so easy. The online platform is so easy to relate to. And make’s it accessible for everyone everywhere to learn! I only have to thank you and the Guru for this wonderful experience. I really look forward for the new levels.” – Hari Bhagat Singh, Brazil