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April 13, 2008
10:00 amto3:00 pm

Check out the Khalsa health fair in Richmond Hill, NY. Kudos to all that are doing this sewa.

Read this doc on Scribd: 3rd health fair khalsa flyer final
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  • Vaisakhi Mela @ Sikh Sabha Gurdwara

    May 3, 2008
    11:00 amto4:00 pm

    Hey, check out this nice flyer for the Mela at Sikh Sabha on May 3. I’ll be there teaching kids how to juggle. (Not kidding).sikh-sabha-vaisakhi-mela-flyer.jpg

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  • April 14, 2008
    1:00 pmto2:30 pm

    vaisakhi-rally-community-flyer.jpg
    Check out the attached flyer for a Sikh Coalition rally on Vaisakhi, to “show your support for the fight against hatred and discrimination.” At a recent Manhattan Sikh Association Kirtan Darbar, Amardeep Singh noted that the results of a comprehensive survey would be presented, outlining the specific gaps between what NY Sikhs are guaranteed by the law, and the treatment they experience today.

    April 6, 2008
    11:00 am

    The Philly Gurdwara is hosting another seminar. It’s a great topic, and I’ll be the youngest speaker there, so do try to attend. I’ll try to post my talk here and some-post event notes.

    Seminar #17 “Responsibilities of Gurdwara and Sangat in Nurturing Sikh Heritage in our Youth”

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,
    Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh,

    You are cordially invited, with family and friends, to participate in our 17th seminar “Responsibilities of Gurdwara and Sangat in Nurturing Sikh Heritage in our Youth” in the Sikh Heritage Seminar Series.

    Date: April 6, 2008 (Sunday) 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
    Discussion Session: 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

    Location: Philadelphia Sikh Society Gurdwara Sahib, 6708 Garden Court, Millbourne, (near Philadelphia, PA) PA 19082. Phone: 610-352-4733

    Moderator: Manjit Kaur, Southampton PA

    Speaker: Satnam Singh, Lawrenceville, NJ
    Inderpreet Singh, Lawrenceville, NJ
    Savraj Singh, Lawrenceville, NJ
    Dr. Harminder Singh, Philadelphia, PA

    This seminar is about. “Responsibilities of Gurdwara and Sangat in Nurturing Sikh Heritage in our Youth.”

    As members of the Sikh Sangat, we need to have a hard look at our responsibilities in Nurturing Sikh Heritage in our youth. Without Sangat’s involvement, nothing can be achieved. For the future of the Sikh Faith it is very important that we recognize the needs of our future generation and give importance and priority to teaching them Punjabi, Gurbani, and our history. Gurdwaras are our institutions and they can address whatever Sangat’s needs are.

    This Seminar will give us an opportunity to remind ourselves and take more initiative in fulfilling our duties. To raise our children as strong and proud Sikhs it’s collective effort of parents, Sangat, and our Sikh institutions.

    Please join us and participate in the discussion session after Langer. These sessions are a very important part of our seminars; we can discuss, learn, and have a chance to share our views with each other.

    Looking forward to seeing you.

    Thank you and Guru Fateh.

    Yashpal Singh
    And
    Manjit Kaur

    Sikh Heritage Seminar #16: Langar

    March 2, 2008
    11:00 amto3:00 pm

    Remember I gave a talk on Japji Sahib at the Philly gurdwara? Well there’s another seminar coming up–this time it’s the concept of Langar. Good friend of Sikhswim Sukhwant Singh will be a speaker there. I was planning to go skiing that day–but I may change those plans. These seminars are the perfect thing for any gurdwara seeking to engage its sangat. Sometimes you have to wonder: How many people are showing up at the gurdwara just for the langar? :) Too many I think.

    Seminar #16 “Concept of Langar”

    You are cordially invited, with family and friends, to participate in our 16th seminar “Concept of Langar” in the Sikh Heritage Seminar Series.

    Date: March 2, 2008 (Sunday) 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Discussion Session: 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

    Location: Philadelphia Sikh Society Gurudwara Sahib, 6708 Garden Court, Millbourne, (near Philadelphia, PA) PA 19082. Phone: 610-352-4733

    Moderator: Manjit Kaur, Southampton PA

    Speaker: Amarjeet Singh, Philadelphia, PA
    Harpreet Kaur, Philadelphia, PA
    Sukhwant Singh, Lawrenceville, NJ
    Dr. Navjeet Kaur, Huntingdon Valley, PA

    This seminar is about “Concept of Langar”in the Sikh faith. Let us join together and remind ourselves of the true message behind this great tradition started by our Guru Sahibs. This Seminar will give us an opportunity to reflect on how closely we are following the values of this tradition and also it will give us today’s health perspective.

    Please join us and participate in the discussion session after Langer. These sessions are a very important part of our seminars; we can discuss, learn, and have a chance to share our views with each others.

    Looking forward to seeing you.

    Thank you and Guru Fateh.

    Yashpal Singh
    And
    Manjit Kaur

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  • The Essence of Japji Sahib

    January 13, 2008
    11:30 amto3:30 pm

    I’ve been invited to the following event to speak on the essence of Japji Sahib. If you have any suggestions for my talk, let me know and I’ll credit you. :)

    Seminar #15 “Essence of Jap Ji Sahib”

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh,

    You are cordially invited, with family and friends, to participate in our 15th seminar “Essence of Jap Ji Sahib” in the Sikh Heritage Seminar Series.

    Date: January 13, 2008 (Sunday) 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
    Discussion Session: 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
    Location: Philadelphia Sikh Society Gurudwara Sahib, 6708 Garden Court, Millbourne, (near Philadelphia, PA) PA 19082.
    Phone: 610-352-4733
    Moderator: Manjit Kaur, Southampton PA

    Speakers:
    Kathakar Bachiter Singh Ji
    Karmanpreet Singh, Philadelphia, PA
    Savraj Singh, Lawrenceville, NJ
    Upneet Kaur, Southampton, PA

    Happy New Year to all of you. Let us start this year by understanding the most important Message of Guru Nanak: Jap Ji Sahib

    Please join us and participate in the discussion session after Langer. These sessions are a very important part of our seminars; we can discuss, learn, and have a chance to share our views with each others.

    Looking forward to seeing you.

    Thank you and Guru Fateh.

    Yashpal Singh and Manjit Kaur

    Mark of Excellence Seminar, New York

    December 15, 2007
    9:00 amto4:00 pm

    The Sikh Research Institute has teamed up with the Sikh Coalition for a Mark of Excellence retreat. It’s a day long event this Saturday.

    MARK OF EXCELLENCE: Becoming Guru Centered

    Mark of Excellence is a series of lectures, presentations and workshops specifically catered to meet the needs and desires of a particular audience.

    Essentially, participants attend personal and community development sessions that seek to foster the Sikh values based on Gurmat traditions: Sikh scripture, history, and discipline. Other principles of universal significance are also incorporated that do not disturb the harmony of the Sikh faith.

    The Sikh Research Institute offers a variety of theme-oriented sessions for emerging leaders in the community - high school, college students, young professionals and adults. Each event seeks to facilitate learning while enhancing personal development and growth for each participant.

    Through each program, workshop presenters provide an opportunity for the participants to ask questions and seek an answer through discussion and interpretation.

    Saturday - 15 December 2007 | 9am-4pm
    Cornell Medical College, 1300 York Ave.
    (69th Street and York Ave.) | New York, NY, 10021

    The Guru: Connecting with the Divine Light
    College Students & Young Professionals
    The Sikh Coalition
    $5-College Students | $10-Youth Professionals

    This Mark of Excellence event will feature the following sessions:

    Session I
    What is Guru? - Meaning, Role & Importance

    Session II
    The Prophet-Genius of Ten Nanaks - Attributes, Lives & Contributions

    Session III
    Guru Granth & Guru Panth - Origin, Development & Institution

    Session IV
    Questions & Answers - Open forum to seek opinions from a Gurmat perspective

    Directions: Within the city you can use the New York City Transit Subway #6 train to 68th and Lexington Avenue.
    Parking: Several garages are located in the area, and metered street parking is also available.

    For more information and to obtain a registration form, please contact:
    Lead Contact | Manbeena Kaur
    212.655.3095 ext.80 | manbeena@sikhcoalition.org

    November 28, 2007
    6:00 pmto8:00 pm

    The Seattle Sikh community is organizing a Candlelight Vigil for 6pm Wednesday at Renton Gurdwara. Sukhvir Singh was brutally attacked on Saturday and is in the hospital. Please try to attend and show your support for Sukhvir Singh and all other victims of hate crimes. See the official flyer below.

    News Articles:
    KOMO4 Video Report
    King 5 Report and Video Interview
    Seattle PI: Intoxicated fan accused of beating Sikh cab driver
    Seattle Times: Sikh cab driver injured in assault, Kent man arrested
    Seattle Times: Hate-crime charge filed in attack on Sikh cab driver

    Sikh Coalition Press Releases (with photographs):
    Sikh Suffers Brutal Hate Attack in Seattle
    Sikh Hate Crime Victim Back in Hospital

    November 7, 2007
    5:00 pmto8:00 pm

    housewarming inviteHey, check it out, the Sikh Coalition is having a housewarming bash. Click the image to view the full-size invitation. I had the distinct pleasure of receiving this invite from one of the Sikh Coalition Sevadars, Manbeena Kaur. Thanks Manbeena!

    I need to attend this parade next year:

    Yuba City, CA (PRWEB) November 5, 2007 — The 28th Annual Sikh Parade in Yuba City turned in record crowds this weekend, exceeding the expectations of organizers. Near perfect weather brought in an estimated 75,000 to 80,000 Sikhs and non-Sikhs on Sunday to enjoy one of the Sacramento Valley’s largest religious and cultural celebrations. The weekend activities honor the receipt by Sikhs of their Holy Book, the Guru Granth Sahib, in 1708, which Sikhs use as their spiritual guide.

    Full Press Release

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