Renowned musician Guru Shabad Singh Khalsa and Harijot Singh Khalsa of SikhNet are teaming up to offer a beautiful workshop on Jaap Sahib! This workshop will open 12 hours of LIVE recitation of Jaap Sahib by the global Sikh Dharma International community! On Saturday, February 26th, this workshop will be 9:00am to 10:00am MST and directly following, from 10:00am to 10:00pm MST will be 12 hours of LIVE Jaap Sahib recitation.
The workshop will take place from 9:00 a.m. MST – 10 a.m. MST on February 26, 2022
Topics to be covered include:
- Welcome and introduction
- Harijot Singh will share stories and information about the benefits/technology of Jaap Sahib
- Guru Shabad Singh will share how he learned Gurmukhi, tips for learning Gurmukhi and the importance of learning Gurmukhi to fully experience the naad
- Guru Shabad Singh will share the story behind his new Jaap Sahib recording and some information about the beautiful Bowing Jaap Sahib practice
Cost: Workshop is by donation – click here to make a donation to SDI Dasvandh
About Guru Shabad Singh Khalsa:
Guru Shabad Singh Khalsa is a pioneer of Kundalini Yoga music. His tunes are evergreen and are played in Yoga studios around the world.
In the 1990s, Yogi Bhajan instructed Guru Shabad Singh to compose music to the verses of Jaap Sahib, one of the central Sikh prayers. Hence the popular CD’s ‘Ajai Alai’ and ‘Raj Yoga’ came into being.
Guru Shabad Singh’s musical style derives from his unique and keen sense for beautiful and catchy melodies and their composition on the guitar. With his soft and carrying voice, he blesses his music with a unique quality and atmosphere. On his CDs, Guru Shabad Singh Khalsa is often accompanied by the wonderful background vocals of his former wife Sarab Shakti Kaur, as well as by his son Hargobind Singh (Hargo), who contributes bass, guitar and vocals. Guest musicians regularly are given a place of honor on his CDs.
Guru Shabad Singh Khalsa is also THE Sadhana composer: no other musician has ever composed and released as many nice Sadhana CDs as he has.
About Harijot Singh Khalsa:
Harijot Singh Khalsa is the News Editor & Children’s Stories Manager for SikhNet. Harijot Singh started doing contract work with the Children’s Stories for Sikhnet in Nov. 2008 and became an official part-time staff member in Dec. 2009. He gets volunteers to narrate the stories, do character voices, and illustrations. If volunteers aren’t available, he does much of that himself as well as the sound editing. Harijot also is the SikhNet News supervisor and Social Media Coordinator.
Live Community Jaap Sahib Recitation
The live recitation of Jaap Sahib will take place from 10 a.m. MST – 10 p.m. MST on Saturday, February 26, 2022!
**Note: after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
**Note: time slots are offered in 30-minute increments. If you require more than 30 minutes to recite Jaap Sahib, please sign up for two back-to-back time slots. You can fill in any extra time in your slot by playing mantras from Jaap Sahib, such as Ajai Alai!
About the Bani Jaap Sahib
Jaap Sahib was first uttered by Guru Gobind Singh ji, the tenth Guru. Jaap Sahib is made up of 199 verses and is the first Bani of the Sri Dasam Granth Saahib Ji (p.1-10). It is one of the Five Banis recited by most Sikhs each morning and the bani that the Panj Pyare recite while preparing Amrit on the occasion of Amrit Sanchaar (Sikh Initiation), a ceremony held to admit initiates into the Khalsa Panth. It is the second Bani of the five in the daily morning prayer routine of a Sikh, usually recited after Japji Sahib (SikhiWiki).
Click Here to Download a PDF Version of Jaap Sahib (with History and Translation) by Dr. Kamalroop Singh
Recorded Versions of Jaap Sahib
More Audio Versions of Jaap Sahib to Stream or Download
Recorded Versions of Chatra Chakra Varati
Chatra Chakra Varati is a beautiful section of Jaap Sahib. If there is extra time in between the Jaap Sahib recitations, the leaders of each time slot are encouraged to play a musical version of Chatra Chakra Varati to fill in this time.