What will I learn at the Sidak Program?
The Sidak program is offered in three distinct tracks.
First-time attendees will receive an introductory overview of Sikh history and theology through the study of the following topics: Gurū Granth Sāhib, Gurū Khālsā Panth, Bhāī Gurdās, Bhāī Nand Lāl, Āsā Kī Vār, Dasam Granth, and Contemporary History.
Continuing students will participate in a more intensive study session that requires 100 pages of reading per day, daily reviews of material, group discussions, and an essay at the end of the two-week Sidak session. The course will include all topics from the SIKHĪ 101, as well as: Sikh Rahit Marīādā, Sikh Traditions & Ideology, Interpreters of Sikh Thought, Sikh Homeland & the Sikh Diaspora, Opportunities & Threats, Sikh Political Sovereignty, 1984, and Academic Debates.
Open to high school students, college students, and interested adults, this curriculum focuses on the tools an individual requires to study the Gurū Granth Sāhib: Gurmukhī Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Grammatical Patterns, Writing, Comprehension, Language Systems, Inscribed Elegance of Gurbānī, and Secondary Texts (Gurbilās, Janamsakhīs, Prakāsh, etc.). Returning Sidak participants will attend this course.