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.

Republic in 20 Months

A world was waiting to be born.   “Kartarpur” (City of Creator) and “Begampura” (City without Sorrow) are the Guru‘s (the perfection) vision of purposeful living, as articulated in the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh scriptural canon.  They are described...

Sidak: A Life Changing Experience

This summer, I was able to take part in a two-week intensive learning program in San Antonio, Texas. I didn't know what to expect, since it was my first year attending, but I heard so many great things about the...

Sidak - a SikhRI initiative

Established in 2003 and located in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A., SikhRI is a non-profit, faith-based initiative whose mission is to "facilitate training and development while inspiring Sikh values. We passionately believe that the teachings and principles revealed to the Ten...

The Stages of Human Life

I sat there listening to kirtan at a housewarming. I don’t really remember what year it was and  I do not remember whose house I was at. I was straining my ears to understand what the Bhai  Sahib was rendering. ...

The Sikhi, The Khalsa and the Sikhs - May 2010

"hanne hanne mir" (a king in every saddle)There has not been a time as ripe as now to resurrect the unique "Miri and Piri" system, the true meanings of the "Sabads" and "Banis" in Guru Granth Sahib as inaugurated by...

I Knew Not Then

June 4, 1984 It was a Monday. And, as far as I can remember, it was just a normal school day at St. George’s College, my Catholic boarding school in the rolling hills of northern India. There were several Sikh...

Holi: Color Me What?

I have taken some time off to be Mr. Mom while my wife is on a work assignment in India. In preparing to make the move to Bangalore, I was excited about being in the land of MS Subbulakhsmi (renowned...

Celebrating the Lover: Harinder Singh Mehboob

My introduction to Professor Harinder Singh Mehboob’s work occurred in Kansas in September 1993. I found the opening paragraphs of “the Rider of the Blue Steed” incredible: a fresh, endearing, and intelligent approach to the “life-movement” of Guru Gobind Singh...

What is Nitnem?

The term Nitnem in a generic sense refers to the daily discipline (nit = daily; nem = rule, norm, regularity) of a Sikh. Over time it has acquired a specific connotation in the Sikh tradition, referring to the daily recitation...

Buttons, Jump Ropes, and Chocolate Cake: Creating an unforgettable Gurpurab experience for children

Every year, when December rolls around, there is much buzz about the holiday season. From Hanukah to Kwanzaa and, of course, Christmas, it is a time of gatherings, decorations and gift exchange. Inevitably, while shopping for presents for teachers, friends, and family,...

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