Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) is delighted to announce the completion of the 16th consecutive annual Sidak leadership program, which took place from July 22 to August 4 in Mission, BC.
Sidak has changed the way I think about Sikhi, from a set of rules to something that provides the foundation for how I live my life and the goals that I set for myself.
— Roop Kamal Kaur, Sidak 2018 participant
This year’s program brought together 31 Sidakers and 13 staff members and facilitators from six nations (Australia, Canada, India, Italy, UK, USA) for two weeks of enlightenment at the Khalsa Centre in Miracle Valley.
As customary after every Sidak, testimonials and reviews from all participants were collected, and this year we are nothing short from being astounded by their positivity. Consider this response from 2018 Sidaker, Prabhnoor Singh:
I will go back being more inspired than ever to actually begin implementing a daily discipline so that I can work towards cultivating the love of Guru within myself and channeling that energy towards the wider community.
Or this reflection on her path from a fellow Sidaker, Amanpreet Kaur:
I had a lot of growth I needed to do. I still need to grow, but this was the push I needed to go in the right direction. I needed a positive environment full of love and support that would help me with Sikhi. I could not have asked for anything better.
During Sidak, all participants learned to explore personal and panthak issues through a Gurmat framework based on Bani (wisdom), Tavarikh (history), and Rahit (lifestyle) to ultimately develop their own views and solutions to pressing problems worldwide.
Sidak 2018 was composed of three in-depth tracks that ran simultaneously:
With the program now being wrapped up, SikhRI has already started working on the updated curriculum for these and new tracks coming up next year, with the registration set to start early October. To find out more about Sidak or sign up to register for the next year’s event, visit sikhri.org/sidak.
About Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI)
The Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a mission to connect people with the teachings of Sikhi, and make them accessible and easy to digest, for people of all ages, genders and backgrounds. By offering courses and seminars in a variety of mediums, SikhRI serves to strengthen the bonds of the Sikh community around the world.