Announcement

May 102016
 

VICHAAR

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Sri Guru Granth Sahib Study Group Brought to you by The Chardi Kalaa Foundation, IGS Now and Sikh Gurdwara San Jose.

Date: Sunday May 22nd, 2016
Location: Sikh Gurdwara San Jose – Sahibzada Fateh Singh Room in the Khalsa school area.
Time: 11:00 AM
Duration: 2 Hours
Format: Conference Room
Medium: English

Program:

S. Inder Mohan Singh will speak on Naam Simran

Naam is at the heart of Sikhi – “Nanak ke ghar keval Naam” – (The house of Nanak is filled with just Naam). The purpose of life, according to Gurbani, is union with God through Naam Simran.

Naam is a very broad and deep, mystical concept. We will look at both the meaning and practice of Naam Simran.

 As always, we look for active participation by the Sangat in an environment that encourages interactive discussion.

Apr 072016
 

VICHAAR

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Sri Guru Granth Sahib Study Group Brought to you by The Chardi Kalaa Foundation, IGS Now and Sikh Gurdwara San Jose.

Date: Sunday April 24th, 2016
Location: Sikh Gurdwara San Jose – Sahibzada Fateh Singh Room in the Khalsa school area.
Time: 11:00 AM
Duration: 2 Hours
Format: Conference Room
Medium: English

Program:

Sdn Jessi Kaur will speak on The Birth of the Khalsa

When Guru Nanak shared with mankind his revelation of Ek Ong Kar – One Creator One World, he made a radical proclamation for an egalitarian social order based on a new paradigm of equality and dignity for all humanity. It was a call for recognizing the oneness of God inextricably linked with oneness of creation. He envisioned an archetype of a free world: a classless, caste less society with equality, freedom and opportunity for upward social mobility and spiritual evolution for all.  Jessi Kaur will trace the progression of Guru Nanak’s vision to its ultimate fruition in the birth of the Khalsa. It was a journey that took 269 years and required blood and treasure that had never been expended before.

 

 As always, we look for active participation by the Sangat in an environment that encourages interactive discussion.

Mar 102016
 

VICHAAR

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Sri Guru Granth Sahib Study Group Brought to you by The Chardi Kalaa Foundation, IGS Now and Sikh Gurdwara San Jose.

Date: Sunday March 27th, 2016
Location: Sikh Gurdwara San Jose – Sahibzada Fateh Singh Room in the Khalsa school area.
Time: 11:00 AM
Duration: 2 Hours
Format: Conference Room
Medium: English

Program:

S. Jagmohan Singh will speak on “Nanak naam chardi kalaa”

“Most of us feel, if we are wealthy & leading a luxurious life, we are in CHARDI KALAA. But Guru Granth Sahib Ji brings our attention to NAAM.

“We will also look at Zafarnama – the letter of victory written by Guru GOBIND Singh Ji to Aurangzeb, the Emporer of India in 1707… When the society thought Guruji lost everything.”

 As always, we look for active participation by the Sangat in an environment that encourages interactive discussion.

Feb 132016
 

VICHAAR

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Sri Guru Granth Sahib Study Group Brought to you by The Chardi Kalaa Foundation, IGS Now and Sikh Gurdwara San Jose.

Date: Sunday February 21st, 2016
Location: Sikh Gurdwara San Jose – Sahibzada Fateh Singh Room in the Khalsa school area.
Time: 11:00 AM
Duration: 2 Hours
Format: Conference Room
Medium: English

Program:

Sdn. Charan Kanwal Kaur (Betu) will speak on “Mera baid Guru Gobinda (My physician is the Guru, the Lord of the universe)”

“The talk will be on Rog (sickness), the different types of Rog how to recognize them, how to improve upon them…all as per Guru Granth Sahib.”

 As always, we look for active participation by the Sangat in an environment that encourages interactive discussion.

Jan 082016
 

VICHAAR

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Sri Guru Granth Sahib Study Group Brought to you by The Chardi Kalaa Foundation, IGS Now and Sikh Gurdwara San Jose.

Date: Sunday January 17th, 2016
Location: Sikh Gurdwara San Jose – Sahibzada Fateh Singh Room in the Khalsa school area.
Time: 11:00 AM
Duration: 2 Hours
Format: Conference Room
Medium: English

Program:

Sdn. Jessi Kaur will complete the discussions on Japji Sahib by talking about the Khands (or spiritual realms) in pauris 34-38, and the final salok.

“We will continue our discussion on the four realms of consciousness in Jap Ji Sahib. It has been an amazing journey over the last four years . Together we have attempted to delve into the   depths of our premier baani. This will be our concluding session. So do join and share your insights .”

 As always, we look for active participation by the Sangat in an environment that encourages interactive discussion.

Nov 092015
 

VICHAAR

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Sri Guru Granth Sahib Study Group Brought to you by The Chardi Kalaa Foundation, IGS Now and Sikh Gurdwara San Jose.

Date: Sunday November 22nd, 2015
Location: Sikh Gurdwara San Jose – Sahibzada Fateh Singh Room in the Khalsa school area.
Time: 11:00 AM
Duration: 2 Hours
Format: Conference Room
Medium: English

Program:

S. Inder Mohan Singh will lead a discussion on  “The all pervading Divine Presence (sabh Gobind hai)”

Gurbani tells us that God pervades everything, that there is nothing but God. We will look at some of the implications of this for the spiritual seeker.

  • Each of us is inherently Divine (man too jot saroop hai). The place to look for God is deep within ourselves.
  • See God in every one and treat others with compassion and understanding.
  • God dwells in his creation. Seeing the beauty in nature leads us closer to God.

 

As always, we look for active participation by the Sangat in an environment that encourages interactive discussion.

Oct 092015
 

VICHAAR

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Sri Guru Granth Sahib Study Group Brought to you by The Chardi Kalaa Foundation, IGS Now and Sikh Gurdwara San Jose.

Date: Sunday October 18th, 2015
Location: Sikh Gurdwara San Jose – Sahibzada Fateh Singh Room in the Khalsa school area.
Time: 11:00 AM
Duration: 2 Hours
Format: Conference Room
Medium: English

Program:

 

S. Jagmohan Singh will discuss the message in the Shabad for the current month of Kattak from Bara Mahaa:

KATTAK KARAM KAMAAVANHAY, DOS NA KAAHOO JOG
We should do good deeds. Try not to blame anyone else.
PARMESAR TE BHULIAA VIAAPAN SABHHAY ROG
By forgetting Waheguruji, all sort of illnesses are contracted.

KATTAK Sangrand (the beginning of the month of Kattak) is on 17th Oct. It is the 8th month in Bani BARAMAHA.
What does this Bani teach us?
How we can benefit from it, in our everyday life to merge with Waheguruji?

As always, we look for active participation by the Sangat in an environment that encourages interactive discussion.

May 312015
 

VICHAAR

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Sri Guru Granth Sahib Study Group Brought to you by The Chardi Kalaa Foundation, IGS Now and Sikh Gurdwara San Jose.

Date: Sunday June 21st, 2015
Location: Sikh Gurdwara San Jose – Sahibzada Fateh Singh Room in the Khalsa school area.
Time: 11:00 AM
Duration: 2 Hours
Format: Conference Room
Medium: English

Program:

Sdn. Jessi Kaur will complete the discussions on Japji Sahib by talking about the Khands (or spiritual realms) in pauris 34-38, and the final salok.

For the last three and years we have delved into the depths of Japji in an attempt to understand the core message of Sikhi. We have now reached  its conclusion where Guru Nanak Sahib describes the the  realms of spiritual consciousness that each soul passes through before reaching Sachkhand, the final abode. The five khands have been the subject of intellectual discussions  and debates by many Sikh scholars and kathakars. The journey through the five realms or spheres is essentially experiential. Each one of us has to  traverse through them alone. In the final Vichaar session on Japji, let’s try to gain some insight into the soul’s journey through these spheres.

 As always, we look for active participation by the Sangat in an environment that encourages interactive discussion.

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May 182015
 

This program has been cancelled. Watch for announcement of next Vichaar program

VICHAAR

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Sri Guru Granth Sahib Study Group Brought to you by The Chardi Kalaa Foundation, IGS Now and Sikh Gurdwara San Jose.

Date: Sunday May 31, 2015
Location: Sikh Gurdwara San Jose – Sahibzada Fateh Singh Room in the Khalsa school area.
Time: 11:00 AM
Duration: 2 Hours
Format: Conference Room
Medium: English

Program:

Prof. Jaspal Kaur Kaang will speak on “Application of Teachings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib: Solving Human Problems related to Modern Way of Life”.

Prof. Kang is  chairperson of the Guru Nanak Sikh Studies department at Punjab University,  Chandigarh in India.

An abstract of her presentation follows.

 As always, we look for active participation by the Sangat in an environment that encourages interactive discussion.

Abstract:

1.      HISTORY

The sacred Granth of Sikh faith was first compiled by Guru Arjan, the fifth Guru in 1604 C.E.

The original compilation called ‘Pothi’ included verses composed by five Sikh Gurus and 30 other saintly personages.

Later, the compilation came to be known as “Adi-Granth”.

2.      THE COMPILATION

Guru Gobind Singh added Guru TeghBahadur’s verses to it and the revised version came to be known as “Damdami Bir”.

Finally it has come to be revered as “Sri Guru Granth Sahib” (S.G.G.S.).

3.      THE PRESENT BIR

Present Bir, running into 1430 pages, was adopted from the hand-written Birs prepared in the 19th century C.E.

Taken together all the verses are called “Gurbani”.

4.      CONTENTS

The main theme of Gurbani is to elevate the moral self of human beings through faith in God.

Ultimate aim of Gurbani is to enable human beings work for the cause of ethical humanism

5.      U. G. C. PROJECT

U.G.C, India (University Grants Commission) sanctioned two-years major research project for 2012-2014 on the subject of teachings of S. G. G. S.

Aim of the project was to study the impact of teachings of S.G.G.S. in solving human problems related to modern way of life.

6.      PROBLEMS OF MODERN LIFE

Two types of problems have been identified: first psychological and second physical.

Both types of problems are the outcome of similar situations arising out of the modern life-style adopted by human beings.

Many types of diseases can be grouped under physical and psychological problems.

7.      PROBLEMS BEYOND INDIVIDUAL SELF

Human beings in modern times face problems at levels beyond individual self as well i. e. at social level, at national level and at international level.

8.      QUOTES FROM GURBANI

Innumerable quotes from Gurbani can be cited to relate its teachings to modern way of life.

9.      TECHNIQUES APPLIED FOR STUDY

Various techniques were employed to study the impact of Gurbani on human behaviour such as interviews, lectures, surveys, camps etc.

10.    THE EVALUATION PROCESS

The evaluation process use of evaluation techniques such as DASS, questionnaires on daily routine and psychological tests.

11.    RESULTS OBTAINED

Results obtained indicate highly positive effects of exposure to Gurbani in individual development, solving various ailments, bringing about harmony and bliss and establishing world peace.

 

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Apr 082015
 

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Sri Guru Granth Sahib Study Group Brought to you by The Chardi Kalaa Foundation, IGS Now and Sikh Gurdwara San Jose.

Date: Sunday May 3, 2015
Location: Sikh Gurdwara San Jose – Sahibzada Fateh Singh Room in the Khalsa school area.
Time: 11:00 AM
Duration: 2 Hours
Format: Conference Room
Medium: English

Program:

Sdn. Eileen Kaur Alden and S. Supreet Singh Manchanda will lead a discussion on “Nirankaar”

“In this presentation we will ask the question “What are the implications if Akaal Purakh has the quality of Nirankar?” We will discuss 10 examples of how the quality of Nirankar can help us understand other important Gurmat principles and how it can be helpful for our relationship with Akaal Purakh in our daily lives.” [See here  for the story of Eileen’s amazing path to Gurbani]

 As always, we look for active participation by the Sangat in an environment that encourages interactive discussion.

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