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As a complement to our immersive programs, we produce a variety of materials, including podcasts, books, articles and videos to keep you engaged.

Tree of Love

He returns, She glows.   He rests his head on her chest, Her fingers enmesh in his beard, Gratitude fills her, for he’s safe and back in her arms.   “Tell me a story,” he murmurs.   “My Love, there...

Anand Karaj: The Sikh Marriage

What is the importance of participating in the Sikh marriage ceremony of Anand Karaj? We surveyed close to 1,000 self-identifying Sikhs from 20 countries to pinpoint what divides the community and made recommendations inferred from Bani, Tavarikh, and Rahit. Today...

“The Fragrance of Bhai Vir Singh” – Eye First or Glimpse? - January 2018

SikhRI introduces “The Fragrance of Bhai Vir Singh” a monthly series devoted to his writings.   In the words of Prof. Puran Singh: “Bhai Vir Singh is the representative poet of those old Sikh poets who revolved round the Beloved’s...

Prakash Purab of the Father of the Sikh Nation

Today is the prakash purab of the Father of the Sikh Nation, Guru Gobind Singh Sahib—the epitome of excellence, who encouraged fine taste in music, art, literature, and who nurtured the Sikhs along those same lines. Not only did Guru Sahib gift...

ਮੋਹਨ ਮੋਹਿ ਲੀਆ ਮਨੁ ਮੇਰਾ ॥ Enticer enticed my mind.

I am the maiden-slave of my Ruler.Grasped feet of Divine World-Life,killed and ended ego. 1. Reflect. My life is the Beloved–Perfect, Supreme, Light, Supreme-Divine.Enticer enticed my mind,which understands and reflects on Sabad1.  1. Self-centered is weak, with little and false...

Professor Teja Singh

Honorably referred to as both Professor and Principal, Sardar Teja Singh is one of the shining stars in the Sikh literary world. He dominated the Sikh English writing scene for well over half of the earlier twentieth century. He was...

ਕਲਿ ਕਲਵਾਲੀ ਕਾਮੁ ਮਦੁ ਮਨੂਆ ਪੀਵਣਹਾਰੁ ॥ Ignorance-era is the carafe.

Salok Mardana 1 Ignorance-era is the carafe,In it is liquor of lust,Mind drinks. Anger is the cup,Brims with attachment,Pride serves. Trash-lie’s greed is the party,Drinks and drinks,Winds up frustrating. Make great-deeds the carafe,Put in molasses of the Eternal,Brew real liquor....

Divinity’s Elixir

A giant in Panjabi literature, Bhai Vir Singh (1872 - 1957) is celebrated as 'The Sixth River of Panjab'. He was a mystic, poet, novelist, essayist, historian, editor, publisher and a journalist. He was the leading figure in the Singh...

ਗੁਰ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਕਾ ਜੋ ਸਿਖੁ ਅਖਾਏ ਸੁ ਭਲਕੇ ਉਠਿ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਵੈ ॥ One who calls oneself a Sikh of the Guru, rises at dawn, contemplates on All-Pervasive Nam

  One who calls oneself a Sikh of the Guru, the Eternal Guru,rises at dawn, contemplates on All-Pervasive Nam1. Endeavors daily at dawn:cleanses and bathes in the pool of Immortality. Follows Guru’s Instructions, utters the utterance of All-Pervasive! All-Pervasive!Pains from...

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