776 days ago By Essraa Nawar
Few weeks ago I celebrated a unique anniversary. It was not my birthday, not my kids’ or parent’s birthday or my wedding anniversary. It was what I would like to call an “eye-opening anniversary” – my exposure to Sikhism and Read On...
When Ignorance Is Bliss …
909 days ago By I. J Singh
Drawing on a recent Pew Foundation poll of North Americans this essay explores how little people know of their own religions or the religions of their neighbors. In this comparative ignorance the Sikh community is perhaps not much different Read On...
945 days ago By I. J Singh
Traditions are important to all religions. But they are old practices and deserve re-exploration, reinterpretation from time to time. Can they be modified and tweaked? Read On...
BULLYING & HARASSING
1059 days ago By I. J Singh
Bullying is not rare in schools and neighborhoods in North America and the relatively new and small minority of Sikhs has often been the target. This essay briefly explores the history and practice of bullying and suggests some strategies that might help. Read On...
“Yours, with the greatest possible sympathy…Charles” (His Royal Highness Prince Charles’s letter to my Father)
1084 days ago By Kulbir Colin Singh Dhillon
Death is upon us all, yet how does the individual tackle this final journey that we must all take? Kulbir Colin Singh Dhillon shares the valuable lessons from the final journey of his beloved mother, Gurbaksh Kaur Dhillon, and how her positive outlook on life, her Chardikala even touch the future King if England, HRH Prince Charles. Read On...
Happy Diwali and Happy Bandhi Chhor Divas
1175 days ago By Jessi Kaur
Jessi Kaur reminisces about Diwali in India when rows of diyas and candles, firecrackers and phul jhurries lit up the night. Friends and relatives dropped by with boxes of mithai and loads of good cheer. Muslim, Sikh and Hindu neighbors hugged and wished each other a “happy Diwali.” Read On...
FOES AND FRIENDS: Betwixt and Between
1189 days ago By I. J Singh
The Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) is an unusual organization because its mission is inner directed towards the internal development of the community. Its mission and its position within the Diaspora Sikh community are explored. Read On...
Soheila: Facing the Little Death in Surrender
1263 days ago By GuruPrem Singh Khalsa
The Gift of Soheila (night time prayer) is the sweet ability to surrender oneself to the Creator so one can sleep well, receive the gift to live fully, and when the time comes to leave the body, die with faith having, listened deeply to our soul’s true undying nature. Read On...
A visit from the future King of England
1273 days ago By Kulbir Colin Singh Dhillon
His Royal Highness Prince Charles paid a visit to terminally ill Mrs. Dhillon who had spent the majority of her life in England. Was Mrs. Dhillon merely a star struck senior, or did the visit have a deeper significance? Read her son’s account of the royal visit. Read On...
My Dream: A Private Myth or More?
1282 days ago By Dr. Bhai Harbans Lal
We live in more than one reality, that of what is and that we dream of. Bhai Harbans Lal dreams of a Bhai Sahiba running a 21st century Gurdwara where the youth is shunning old cultures, and seeking acceptance of new life styles. Read On...