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Publications: Japji Sahib: The Song of the Soul by Guru Nanak translated by Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa. Anand Sahib: The Song of Bliss by Guru Amar Das translated by Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa. Available through www.sikhdharma.org.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Japji Sahib Course in Southeast Asia (Singapore)

Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh.

The Sikh Centre in Singapore has extended a tremendously kind invitation for me to each a course on Japji Sahib during Guru Nanak’s birthday weekend.

The dates and times for the classes are:

Friday, 3 Nov 2006 (7:30pm to 9:30pm)

Saturday, 4 Nov 2006 (10:30am to 4:00pm)

Sunday, 5 Nov 2006 (10:30am to 4:00pm)

In special honor/celebration of Guru Nanak’s birthday – the Sikh Centre is providing this course either FREE OF CHARGE or at a reasonable rate. Which means that all YOU need to do is get yourself to Singapore, show up for the class, and we’ll meditate on the Guru’s words. A wonderful end to 2006 and a great way to prepare for 2007.

Never having traveled to Singapore myself (this will be my first time) – I cannot tell you exactly where the Sikh Centre is located. But to reserve your spot for the course and for more information and directions, kindly contact

Amandeep Singh at amandeep@sikhs.org.sg

Or the Sikh Centre directly at:

7th Storey

9 Jln. Bukit Merah

Singapore 169543

Tel: 6327 2007

Fax: 6327 2009

The course will integrate chanting, meditation, and a little bit of yoga with conversations/dialogues about the different paurees of Japji Sahib.

In the will of the Guru, may we all meet together in Singapore in November. It will be my blessing and privilege to meet you there.

All Love in the Divine.

Ek Ong Kaar Kaur


PS. Apologies to all you readers that my blog posts have been far less frequent in 2006 than I had hoped. You'd be surprised how long it takes me to write some of these essays. First - they have to swim around in my mind for a while - and then I take notes about them on bits of napkins and random pieces of paper stuck in my purse. Then I do a first draft - which I invariably hate. Have to totally throw it out. Then a week or so later - do a second draft, which works better. And then finally a third draft where - whether I like it or not - it's done. Usually, if I'm bored with it by the time the third draft is done - then it's "completely cooked," so to speak. Or I'm completely cooked. Or you, the reader, are completely cooked. Anyway - by God's grace, something tasty results.

Not to burden you with my artistic process or anything. But please know I would like to post more. And pray that one of these months I will post more. But for today - this is the post. I've got a few other ideas rattling around my brain - but none of them have made it to the scraps of paper in my purse, yet.

So thank you for your kind patience.

Many blessings.


Blogger manpreet kaur said...

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10:06 AM  
Blogger manpreet kaur said...


It is a pleasure to wait, knowing that one of your beautiful writings will come to us.

I hope that once you will "do" a Japji course in Europe. Because Singapore is really out of reach. Oh dear, i wish i could be there...

10:11 AM  
Blogger Gurvinderpal said...

Sat Naam Sis
yeaa!! i know for a fact that the Singapore Sangaat will most def feel the same intense energy the Herndon Sangat did, thank you again for teaching at herndon, even though you weren't feeling so keen.

for all of those in Singapore decided whether or not if this will be worth it... IT IS trust me!

anyways sis, i hope you have safe travels.

Sat Naam & all love in the Divine.

5:16 PM  
Blogger Jagjit Singh said...

South East Asia has 10 countries in it and Malaysia is one of them. we have japji sahib course many times already...


5:17 AM  
Blogger Angad Singh said...

Sat nam ji

Thanks so much for sharing..u showed me japji through a very different lens..

Dhan Baba Nanak

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sat Naam my friend,

I too have been caught up in moments of transition this year and sometimes the whirlwinds in my heart and head made life more interesting than I would have preferred. I have recently joked that I would like to make myself "smaller" so that the universe doesn't notice me so much and provide me soooo many opportunities for growth. =) I know it is a fools errand to be sure... We learn what we learn when we are ready to learn it. Right now I am learning to share my life in a way I had thought impossible for many years and only a short time ago: I married on 11/29 and talk about facing the death/birth of dreams. Wow...am still reeling a bit from this one, but that is what life is about eh? Taking chances and developing our souls...

I like your thought of pruning roses, but I am thinking it will take some pretty strong prayers for the snow in New Mexico =) (unless you are living in the higher elevations). Regardless, keep up the good work, the world is far better and brighter with people like you in it.

Much love and good wishes heading your way,

David Hermann

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Guru Nanak's Birthday! May He inspire you to achieve all your goals and His blessings be with you in whatever you

do! Celebrate this occasion with your loved ones/friends and family.

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6:36 AM  

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