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Journey into the Heart of Sikh Dharma (2019)

These days we are so busy, constantly bombarded with information, opportunities, responsibilities, and distractions. There seems to be an urgent need to slow down, breathe, and learn in a new way that seeps into your consciousness and your life — so you experience a deep satisfaction in your soul. Taking time for mindful
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Tera Jiwan Kaur’s Thoughts on Marriage

During the tele-course, Journey into the Heart of Sikh Dharma, participants are given assignments on each of the topics they study. One such assignment is to reflect on their understanding of sacred relationships and marriage in relationship to their view of the Sikh way of life and the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. Here are
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I am a Spiritual Warrior – Journey into the Heart of Sikh Dharma

Journey into The Heart of Sikh Dharma is a very special telecourse that is starting it’s 18th year in September. As part of the course, participants are asked to share their thoughts on many topics. One the those topics is their thoughts on what it means to be a Spiritual Warrior. The following are the
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Journey of the Heart

In this interview, Mata Mandir Kaur Khalsa shares about developing and facilitating the Journey into the Heart of Sikh Dharma Course Q: How was Journey to the Heart of Sikh Dharma created and how did you become the facilitator? MMK: In 2000, Siri Sikdar Sahiba Sardarni Guru Amrit Kaur was working on a
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Journey into the Heart of Sikh Dharma – September 2018

Journey into the Heart of Sikh Dharma, a small group tele-course in its 18th year, is a unique opportunity to deepen your experience and understanding of Sikh Dharma, and to take a spiritual journey of transformation and inspiration. ​ ​ To bring your knowledge and experience to life,­­­ each session covers a different topic​,
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Journey into the Heart of Amrit: Part 4

For the last few weeks I have been meditating on commitment, and what it means to me. How am I able to make, and more importantly to keep, the commitments in my life? I have been having an intensive reflection on that, including how it manifests in different parts of my life.
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Journey into the Heart of Amrit: Part 3

I have always experienced a certain feeling of gravity when I think of Amrit vows – I take the process and ceremony very seriously. While I have always felt an overwhelming love of the Guru, and the deepest gratitude that my soul came into the Sikh path during this lifetime, I have held off on
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Journey into the Heart of Amrit: Part 2

I took Amrit about 40 or so years ago at Summer Solstice in NM. At the time I was still in the beginning stages of transforming my identity, and to me it simply seemed like the logical next step. I was already practicing the 5 K’s, so that part didn’t really faze me back then—for
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Journey into the Heart of Amrit: Part 1

Western society, in general view, doesn’t value or encourage us to make a commitment. There is a common quote that says today that "everything is relative." Well, not everything is relative; there are things that are absolute, like the values ​​that bring us closer to our soul. These values ​​should not be negotiated in any
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Journey into the Heart of Sikh Dharma (2016-2017 Testimonials)

Visit www.jhsd.org for more information about this course When I began the course I did not have much knowledge of Sikh Dharma and Sikh writings, other than Japji.  My main goals were to learn about Sikh prayers, philosophy and ceremony, as well as deepen my relationship with the Guru.  It has been an amazing
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Yoga is Only One Facet of a Full Spiritual Path. Dharma Contains All of It

This course hasn’t been one of those supernatural spiritual experiences that sometimes occur, with rare blessings. It hasn’t been totally new or foreign feeling. I guess it has been like growing into some shoes that I bought a few years too early. From the very first moment of seeing my turbaned image reflected in the
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