Service and Outreach
Through SDI’s Sikhs Feed People Program, we supported and promoted
global langar initiatives and helped feed thousands of people
3HO Sikhs of New Mexico:
45 Years of Healthy Happy Holy Living in the Land of Enchantment
Yoga Class, Turban Tying, Live Music and Chanting, Bhangara Dancing and Snacks and Tea for the local community
at the Santa Fe, NM Plaza on July 9th, 2017.
Disaster Relief Efforts in Florida and Mexico
SDI Supported the Office of Public Affairs to send sevadars and funds to relief efforts in Florida after Hurricane Irma and in Mexico following the 7.1 earthquake. Sevadars provided food and supplies to families affected by these disasters and helped clear away debris, clearing the path for needed provisions.
Guru Ram Das Chetna Yatra
In October this seva yatra traveled to the Punjab to celebrate Guru Ram Das ji’s birthday. Chetna is a beautiful word that means “awaken”. This was a trip of seva and devotion to help awaken the love of Guru Ram Das in the sangat and in ourselves.
Annual Baisakhi Celebration at the Los Angeles, CA Convention Center
SDI helped sponsor this inspirational event that serves over 15,000 souls and is coordinated by
Sikh Dharma of Southern California and Guru Ram Das Ashram along with many other Gurdwaras in Los Angeles County.
Sikh Dharma Camps and Courses
SDI Academy Tent at Solstice Events with Dharmic Classes during the day and
Kirtan, stories and Kirtan Sohila each night
“I had an incredibly deep spiritual and mystical experience taking SDI courses at solstice.
A course on Japji as Guru Nanak’s bani took my love and appreciation of Japji to new heights,
and grounded me in the mystical story and history of it in a whole new way. A course taught on Guru Ram Das moved me to tears,
put me more in touch with a deeper devotion in myself and brought his beautiful life story to life for me in a whole new way.
And a course taught on Sikh martial history grounded me in the strength and discipline of Sikh military experience
and Guru Gobind Singh’s time, filling me with excitement and renewed commitment to and pride in our heritage.
The knowledge of these courses has stayed with me, and I continue to refer to them often and think of them frequently.”
– Guru Amrit Kaur Khalsa, Virginia
Japji for the Aquarian Age Courses taught at GRD Ashram in Los Angeles,
Chateau Anand in France and Loyola Marymount University
Japji for the Aquarian Age is now accredited through LMU.
Students can now receive academic credit for this transformational course.
Several courses at new locations are in the works for 2018. Stay tuned.
“This was such a blessed wonderful experience that continues to feed me deeply. I am so grateful for all of you!
Immersion in this most sacred of texts for 3 full days with teachers who are not only intellectually knowledgeable,
but most importantly, who share from their own deep relationship with and practice of these teachings
is one of the most subtly profound gifts I have given myself and my understanding of Sikh Dharma.
I know I will take this course again. Don’t miss out!”
With so much love and gratitude, Farion 10/14/2017 (LMU Japji for the Aquarian Age Course)
4th Annual Camp Miri Piri in Espanola, NM
Camp Miri Piri is a celebration and dedication to Guru Hargobind, the sixth Sikh Guru who started the warrior tradition in Sikhism. He wore two swords calling them ‘Miri’ and ‘Piri’. These swords represented the balance between spiritual and worldly powers. This concept of the warrior-saint has permeated the Sikh philosophy and lifestyle ever since. The goal of Camp Miri Piri is to challenge participants to connect with their soul. We recite morning Banis, do group Sadhana, engage in physical training, listen to Sikh stories, meditate, practice gatka and participate in discussion groups.
SDI Hosted Gurdwara at Sat Nam Fest Events
For the 4th year, Sikh Dharma set up and hosted daily Gurdwara at Sat Nam Fest West and Sat Nam Fest East and
offered opportunities for learning about Sikh Dharma including how to read from the Guru.
At both events, students participated in a Sahej Paath,
each taking a turn reading a section from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib.
Online Community Calendar Shares Community Courses and Events
from Around the World
The SDI Community Calendar is meant to be a unified place where our legacy organizations and
community leaders and ministers from around the world can list their Dharmic events
for all to see and connect to. This year SDI used this Community Calendar and our
regular e-newsletters to help promote numerous events being offered by
our large global family. Some events included Journey to the Heart of Sikh Dharma, Naad Academy,
Breathe Events, Shabad Guru Courses, Gurmukhi Classes, Super Health and more.
Please Click here to view the Community Calendar and please contact us at [email protected]
to find out about posting your upcoming events.
SDI Job Board
The goal of the Sikh Dharma Job Board is to connect people to jobs, internships and Seva opportunities
in the Dharma. Employers include individuals with their own practices, small businesses, nonprofits and large companies.
Their offerings include full-time, career-path positions, as well as internships, mentorships, exchanges and
requests for pure Seva. Applicants range from recent Miri Piri Academy graduates to seasoned professionals.
Livestreaming of Events
SDI’s Livestream channel featured 10 events from 9 global communities including live sadhanas, kirtan and chanting,
group meditations, Breathe events and more. With 61K views and counting, this platform allows people from
all over the world to tune into and be a part of the group consciousness and chardi kala spirit created at live events.
Please contact us at [email protected] to add your community’s Kirtan or other events to our Livestream page.
Click here to visit the page and access upcoming and past recordings.
Honoring the Siri Singh Sahib Ji's Legacy
International Khalsa Council
The International 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 sangats.
The Khalsa Council also participates in group seva as shown in the video below. Click here to learn more about the International Khalsa Council and to access meeting reports.
Annual Master-Crafted Rumallas Presented at the Golden Temple in Honor of Siri Singh Sahib Ji
When the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan was born, his family was so grateful that they gave the entire village gifts.
From then on gifts of food and clothing were given to the community each year on his birthday.
Keeping with the tradition and to honor Guru Ram Das, the Siri Singh Sahib would sponsor langar,
give sweets and offer new rumallas to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India.
Honoring this legacy, as his students, we have continued this birthday tradition of making an offering of new rumallas,
expertly crafted by the renowned Surinder Singh, to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib at the Golden Temple each year.
Our students at Miri Piri Academy who live near the Golden Temple, are present to make this offering on our behalf.
Weekly Akhand Path Sponsored for Continuous Prayers for our Global Family
Since 2003, Sikh Dharma International has sponsored the weekly Akhand Path in Anandpur Sahib, India
as a continuous blessing for our global sangat. This unbroken prayer, recited in the home of the Khalsa, Takhat Sri Kesgarh Sahib,
is dedicated every week to the benefit and chardi kala our global Khalsa family.
SDl also offers many online resources for those seeking knowledge and the experience of holding an Akhand Path
or a Sahej Path in their own home or community. Click here to access this section of our website.
Or click here to sponsor a weekly Akhand Path in Anandpur Sahib and offer your personal dedication or prayers.
Raj Khalsa Yatra – A Spiritual Journey to India
The Raj Khalsa Yatra was an amazing journey to India where we were blessed to join in the celebration of
Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s 350th birth anniversary in Patna Sahib. Our group of approximately
100 participants from around the world represented the legacy of the Siri Singh Sahib Ji and
bathed in the blessing and spirit of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Because of You
Thank you to every single one of our donors for making all of this possible!
It is truly because of you that we are able to serve and connect.
We want to do so much more and thank you for
your continued support and year-end donations!