Experience Sikhi

Experience Sikhi

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

Sikhs in Solitude: Finding Your Core During Lockdown

Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcast, Anchor or Podbean   The Sikh Cast host, Manpreet Jassal, speaks with SikhRI's Executive Director Kulvir Singh. Having recently left Panjab amidst a worldwide lockdown, Kulvir compares his experience leaving India to returning home in Canada. But, a deeper...

Jog Not Attained By Talking – Sabad of the Month | SikhRI

Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcast, Anchor or Podbean     In this Sabad (Infinite-Wisdom) Guru Nanak Sahib redefines the terms Jog and Jogi, outside the six systems of Hindu philosophy. Jog for the Guru is not yoga, neither mental or physical, but a “connection.”...

The One Who Connected Me to the Guru

I have seen her go from strength to strength; age has had little effect on her. Ever since I gained consciousness, I have seen her make decisions on her own while running the household, taking care of us, our education,...

Whatever Will Be, Will Be – Pt. 2

Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcast, Anchor or Podbean   I have been thinking a lot during this time we are all experiencing in varied ways, a time that has taken our privilege and our inequalities and the ways in which the world is full of...

Allah the Unseeable – Persian Voice in the Guru Granth Sahib

Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcast, Anchor or Podbean Allah the Unseeable – Persian Voice in the Guru Granth Sahib   ਅਲਾਹੁ ਅਲਖੁ ਅਗੰਮੁ ਕਾਦਰੁ ਕਰਣਹਾਰੁ ਕਰੀਮੁ ॥ alāhu alakhu agammu kādaru karaṇhāru karīmu. Allah is Unseeable, the Unattainable, the All-Powerful, the Creator-Maker, the Bountiful. ...

Vulnerability of a Love Warrior

From a young age, I learned to hide my vulnerability. Don’t cry; don’t show anger; don’t raise your voice; don’t show nervousness; don’t draw attention to yourself, and so much more. Growing up, these voices were my constant companions. Being...

Asa ki Var Explained

Asa Ki Var is an awe-inspiring composition that mentors an ordinary person to become Divine-like (an enlightened being full of Divine-virtues). Since the time of Guru Nanak Sahib, Asa Ki Var has remained the morning congregational composition for Sikhs. Due...

Afghanistan Sikhs: Past, Present and Future – The Sikh Cast

Asha Kaur talks with The Sikh Cast host, Manpreet Jassal, about the history of how the Sikhs got to where they are in Afghanistan today. We separate facts from rumors and how Sikhs around the world can help.   Listen on: Spotify, Apple...

Celebrations, Ruminations & Growing up

Vaisakhi will mark four weeks in isolation due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Four of us are home – husband, mother, daughter, and me. Usually, this time of the year is busy. There is Easter dinner with friends who are family,...

Vaisakhi of the Pure and Sovereign

Vaisakhi, which is fervently celebrated in the global Sikh community, has its traces back to the early stages of Sikhi (Sikhism). From the time of Guru Amardas Sahib, the third Guru (1552-1574), Sikhs had started gathering in large numbers during...

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