Values and Virtues Course at Hacienda de Guru Ram Das
The Siri Sikdar Sahiba, Sardarni Guru Amrit Kaur Khalsa taught an extensive immersion course on Values and Virtues over several months during the Spring in Espanola, NM. The study included a deep look at how the values we prioritize in our life, our Dharma values, give us the virtues we need to live a life of total fulfillment.
Sikh Dharma Academy at Annual Solstice Events
At Summer and Winter Solstices, SDI offers Dharmic Classes during the day, as well as Gurbani Kirtan, stories of the Gurus and Kirtan Sohila each evening. The classes this year included both a five class Gurmukhi and five class Gatka series. Fourteen other classes were taught by legacy teachers and Ministers of Sikh Dharma, with many of the classes centering on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Classes were also offered about taking Sikh Vows and Amrit Sanchar, and turban tying instruction. See a list of our classes at the upcoming solstice event here.
6th Annual Camp Miri Piri at Hacienda de Guru Ram Das
Camp Miri Piri is a practical Dharmic training intensive that gives one the experience of the royalty and divinity of their soul. It is a primer and immersion into Sikh daily practices led by highly experienced teachers. The training includes morning sadhana, daily recitation of banis, kirtan, gatka martial arts., yoga, meditation, fun, food and camaraderie. If you want to nudge yourself to go higher than you think you can and raise your spirit to new heights, you must attend Camp Miri Piri. This event is a beautiful blend of people. Attendees are from all walks of life – some from families who have been Sikhs for generations and some who recently just discovered the Sikh lifestyle. All ages are represented – families with young children to grandparents in their seventies and everyone in between. Our 7th Annual Camp Miri Piri event will be June 12-16, 2020. Visit our Camp Miri Piri page to find out more.
Here’s a fun quote from the Siri Singh Sahib Ji about the saint/soldier quality that this event endeavors to instill:
“Human is a blend of saint and soldier; this is a complete person. If you are not a soldier your sainthood will be kicked around. If you are only a soldier, not a saint, you will start kicking others around.”
Gurdwara Programs at Sat Nam Fest Events
For the 6th 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. For many, this was their first Gurdwara experience. Find out more about upcoming Sat Nam Fest events.