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.

Journey with the Gurus - Sajjan Transformed

Liv The story of "Sajjan Transformed" is a re-telling of the encounter between Sajjan the thug and Guru Nanak. The presentation relies on easy to understand "child-friendly" English and a rich contemporary imagery to convey the message of change and...

Inter-Faith Dialogue: From the Pen of Bhai Vir Singh

Translated from Punjabi by Inni Kaur   A giant in Punjabi Literature, Bhai Vir Singh (1872 – 1957) is celebrated as ‘The Sixth River of Punjab’. He was a mystic, poet, novelist, essayist, exegete, historian, editor, publisher and a journalist....

Engaging the Future, Remembering the Past

How should we as Sikhs deal with trauma? Professor Rahuldeep Singh Gill builds on Sikh history in order to address how to commemorate 2014. Bhai Gurdas (d. 1636) writes extensively about the trauma of Guru Arjan's execution at the hands...

Guru Nanak Today

When Guru Nanak was born in 1469 the world was a tumultuous place. But really, how different are the issues faced by people then and now? What kind of progress has our society made? How would Guru Nanak be treated...

Virtual Crevices: Sikh Diaspora and Cyber-Commemoration

Liv In the almost 30 years since the violent anti-Sikh attacks of 1984, dominant memories of the events have been colored by the Indian state, Indian mass media, and counter-state voices of militant Sikhs. But how can we examine narratives...

The Sikh ‘Game of Thrones’ [OP-ED]

The true rulers are connected with the Truth. The earth-owners are not rulers for they suffer in other love. Is it worth praising, perishable, momentous reality? Perfection-oriented realizes and becomes the One who is eternal.”                  – The Fifth Sovereign,...

Being and Becoming a Sikh

Liv Explore the journey from being a Sikh by birth to being a Sikh by choice. Along the way, we will pause at major milestones in a Sikh's spiritual formation: starting with "Jigyasa" or Questing, leading to "Liv" or Absorption,...

FOES & FRIENDS: Betwixt & Between

Over the years I have had the good fortune to work with many Sikh institutions in the United States; not too intimately, but closely enough to see their blemishes, wrinkles and warts.  I have seen them through their good days...

Guru Nanak through B-40 Janamsakhis

This webinar analyzes some of the beautiful illustrations of Guru Nanak's life from the B-40 Janamsakhi (dated 1733). Not only do these images reflect the core values of Sikhism, they are also vitally important in shaping and crystallizing them for...

Did (Guru) Nanak Intend to Start a New Religion?

It is not uncommon to find scholars, both Sikh and non-Sikh, asserting that Guru Nanak did not intend to found a new way of life and, in that sense, he was a reformer par excellence but not the founder of...

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