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 issues of relevance to the present and future of our Dharma.
This meeting brought about the introduction of new elements and an increased use of technology to connect our Global Sangat. The Reports by the Legacy Organizations were recorded and posted for the Membership to watch prior to the meeting, allowing for more time to be devoted to discussion and dialogue during the meeting.
To introduce our two-year theme of Global Presence and Inclusion in our Khalsa Leadership, Zoom Rooms were used to include leaders from the Latin American Sangat in small group dialogue on Leadership & Service. As well, the second day of meetings were shared via GoToMeeting for KC members who were not able to attend in person.
The overall structure of our meetings was revised so that the first day was Dialogue Day – Listening to each other, building our frequency, and sharing our collective consciousness on topics that are relevant to our global Sangat.
The second day was our Business Day – Working towards the growth of our Dharma, further discussion, proposals and motions for advisement.
And, the third day was our Training and Spirit Day – Offering members a relevant approach on Dharmic elements, and building spirit and group consciousness to serve our Sangat around the globe.
The following are some more highlights and updates.