Joy of Gurmukhi Video Series
Joy of Gurmukhi is a series of teach-yourself-Gurmukhi videos, brought to you by the generous support of Sikh Dharma International donors, a dedicated team of Sevadars and a creative team of professionals.
Reading Gurmukhi allows us to connect to the words spoken directly by our beloved Sikh Gurus and Saints from other traditions (Shabad Guru), who were tuned in to the Divine. By reading and reciting Gurmukhi, and speaking the same words spoken by these Divine human beings when they were in an elevated consciousness, we have the opportunity to elevate ourselves as well. It is our prayer that this Joy of Gurmukhi Video Series will assist you to learn to read Gurmukhi, or improve your reading skills, so that you might have this experience.
Group Chanting and Recitation Events
Gathering in Love and Devotion to Recite Gurbani
In April, to celebrate Baisakhi, we hosted a 2.5-hour event of chanting Ajai Alai. That was very inspiring, but for our next events, we upped our game to 24 hours of continuous chanting!
In October, to celebrate his birthday, we chanted to Guru Ram Das continuously for twenty-four hours. Members of our Global Sangat took turns leading 30-minute of chanting either the Dhan Dhan Ram Das Gur Shabad or the Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru mantra. You can listen to portions of the live chanting here.
In November, to celebrate the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev ji, we recited Japji Sahib continuously for twenty-four hours. It was a heartfelt event, where people came together in their love and devotion of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Japji Sahib. For some of the recitation leaders, this was their first-time reciting Japji Sahib in front of other people. Wahe Guru!
Attendees and Chanting/Recitation Leaders for these events participated from Argentina, Canada, Central Africa, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Estonia, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan, Togo, Turkey, UK, Uraguay and USA. For some, this was their first time reciting Japji Sahib in front of other people. Wahe Guru!
These events would not have been possible without the devotion and dedication of numerous Sevadars from our Worldwide Community. Thank you to all the Sevadars, chanting leaders and recitation leaders who participated and helped make this Global Sangat experience possible.
Our next 24-Hour Chanting Event, reciting the Shabad, Jai Tay Gang, in honor of the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, took place in January 2022
Global Virtual Sahej Paths
Vibrating the Naam across the Globe
During 2021, SDI hosted 5 virtual Sahej Paths, to give our Global Sangat the opportunity to connect to the Guru, the power of their prayer and reciting the Naad. For some of the participants, this was their first opportunity to participate in this Divine experience. Wahe Guru!