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Nov 202017
 

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VICHAAR

ਡਿਠੈ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜਿਚਰੁ ਸਬਦਿ ਨ ਕਰੇ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ

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

Date: Sunday November  19, 2017
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:

Sn. Leena S. Bedi  will address the subject of “Sehaj”

Abstract:

Sehaj – Equipoise, The Highest Spiritual State as it appears in Gurbani many times. “ਸਹਜੈ ਨੋ ਸਭ ਲੋਚਦੀ ਬਿਨੁ ਗੁਰ ਪਾਇਆ ਨ ਜਾਇ ॥ “. Let us dwell on some of the questions that arise on this topic by taking help from Gurbani verses on this state of “Sehaj” – Why do we need Sehaj, Is Sehaj only required for mediation, Naam Simran? Can we achieve Sehaj while living our normal household life?  What is our understanding of Sehaj Vs what Gurbani tells us from experience of Enlightened masters and SatGurus? Finally, what is difference between Sehaj as in Gurbani vs other meditations, Smadhis.

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

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Oct 032017
 

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ਡਿਠੈ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜਿਚਰੁ ਸਬਦਿ ਨ ਕਰੇ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ

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

Date: Sunday fOctober 22, 2017
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. Leena Kaur  will address the subject of “Surat (awareness)”

Abstract:

ਸੁਰਤਿ (Surat)– What does SGGS says about Surat

Surat – Awareness, is one key aspect of staying in connection with One Divine, all pervading Waheguru. It is through Surat that one stays as a true disciple of Satguru as in “Shabad Guru Surat Dhun Chela”.  Yet we know so little about Surat –  we do not even know where our Surat is at any moment. Let us take help from SGGS to ponder the subject and dive into it to learn from our Satgurus who have described very beautifully about Surat and how and where it is aligned by the true devotes who stay on the path. “Eka Surat Jaitey hai Jee, Surt vihoona Koi na Kee” ਏਕਾ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਜੇਤੇ ਹੈ ਜੀਅ ॥ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਵਿਹੂਣਾ ਕੋਇ ਨ ਕੀਅ 

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

Video of Session:

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Sep 102017
 

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ਡਿਠੈ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜਿਚਰੁ ਸਬਦਿ ਨ ਕਰੇ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ

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

Date: Sunday September 24, 2017
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.  Chetandeep Singh  will address the subject of “Mann (mind)

Abstract:
What is Mann ? Is it heart, brain or mind ? What does Gurbani has to say about Mann ? What is the process of aligning Mann with Guru’s Matt ? And finally if this Mann or mind is akin to an elephant – how to tame it ? We will look at all these & more in this presentation.

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

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Jul 102017
 

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ਡਿਠੈ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜਿਚਰੁ ਸਬਦਿ ਨ ਕਰੇ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ

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

Date: Sunday July 30, 2017
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 address the subject of “Death, Dying and the Ultimate Journey”

Birth, life, death and the continuous cycle of life and death are recurring themes in SGGS. Fear of death is acknowledged as being widely prevalent, and sometimes induced to bring home the importance of living in divine remembrance. The bhagats, however, anticipate death with joy. Gurbani also tells us that nothing is born and nothing dies. There are several intimations to immortality as well as dying while alive. Jessi Kaur will attempt to explain the various references to death and dying in SGGS, and dwell upon how we prepare for the ultimate journey upon which all of us have to embark.  

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

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Jun 162017
 

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ਡਿਠੈ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜਿਚਰੁ ਸਬਦਿ ਨ ਕਰੇ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ

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

Date: Sunday June 25, 2017
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 address the subject of LIFE & DEATH, as taught by Guru Nanak Devji in SGGS:

RAJJ NA KOEE JEEVIAA, PAHUNCH NA CHALIAA KOE
GIAANEE JEEVAI SADAA SADAA SURATEEY  HEE PATT HOE.          SGGS 1412
No one lives long enough to fulfill all the wishes.
Our life passes away. In the end we regret, repent & depart loosing the game of life.
Those Gurmukhs who meet Satguruji, following the path, are liberated & united with Waheguruji for eternal bliss, succeeding in the game of life.

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

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Mar 282017
 

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ਡਿਠੈ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜਿਚਰੁ ਸਬਦਿ ਨ ਕਰੇ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ

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

Date: Sunday April 23rd, 2017
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 Avtar Singh will speak on “Is Creation An Illusion? – Scientific Vision of SGGS” based on his paper described below:

ABSTRACT
The Big Bang theory accepted by the mainstream science proposes that the creation of the universe started at the beginning of time with a sudden bang. A similar religious belief that “God created the universe from nothing with a word” is commonly accepted by most religions. This paper provides a new perspective based on a consciousness-integrated scientific model that vindicates Einstein’s assertion that time is merely a relative reality or illusion and hence, creation that is presumed to begin with an absolute beginning of time and then evolve in absolute time is also an illusion. The paper correlates the scientific vision of Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS) that also vindicates similar conclusion that time, cycles of birth/death, and evolution are merely perceptions or relative realities of the ego (Homei). The ultimate universal reality is the non-duality or one truth (Ek Onkar Sat Naam) that is eternal (Akal) existence beyond the cycles of creation or destruction. Such reality is realizable via total dissolution of the ego leading to enlightenment or free will that ends the illusion of time. The free will is also synonymous with the “Hukam” representing the self-existent and eternal universal laws that govern the entire universe and its eternal existence.

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

Video of Session:

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Part 2 – May 21st 2017:

 

Mar 092017
 

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ਡਿਠੈ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜਿਚਰੁ ਸਬਦਿ ਨ ਕਰੇ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ

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

Date: Sunday March 26th, 2017
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 Arvind Singh will address the subject of “Creation as described by Guru Nanak”

The presentation on comparative analysis of the theory of creation vs. evolution with the Sikh perspective.

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

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Feb 112017
 

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ਡਿਠੈ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜਿਚਰੁ ਸਬਦਿ ਨ ਕਰੇ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ

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

Date: Sunday February 26th, 2017
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 address the subject of Hukam.

In Japji Sahib, Guru Nanak Dev Ji asks how can we achieve union with the Divine and tear away the veil of illusion, and provides the answer – by living in harmony with the Divine Hukam  “Kiv sachiara hoeeai — hukam rajai chalna Nanak likhya naal”. We will look what Hukam, the Divine Will or Command, is and how we can live our lives In harmony with Hukam.

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

Video of Session:

 

 

Jan 132017
 

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ਡਿਠੈ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜਿਚਰੁ ਸਬਦਿ ਨ ਕਰੇ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ

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

Date: Sunday January 22nd, 2017
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 address the subject of mortality, looking at the shabad:

KAUN MUUAA RE KAUN MUUAA.
BRAHM GIANI MIL KAROH BEECHARAA EH TO CHALAT BHAIAA.      SGGS 885

SGGS teaches us, death is an integral part of our life. But what dies: body or soul.
Satguruji clears our doubts & misgivings. What appears to us is not the actual fact, neither anyone dies or passes thru the cycle of rebirth.

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

Video of Session:

 

Nov 182016
 

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ਡਿਠੈ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਨ ਹੋਵਈ ਜਿਚਰੁ ਸਬਦਿ ਨ ਕਰੇ ਵੀਚਾਰੁ

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

Date: Sunday December 4, 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:

 

Jessi Kaur will read an excerpt on Sewa from her upcoming book on Sacred Spiritual Concepts. Sewa is a core pillar of Sikhi. We will dwell upon what Sewa really is, and what are the worthy causes to serve according to the Guru.

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


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