Sikh Dharma Minister Candidates Take Vows
By Guru’s Grace, four new Sikh Dharma International Minister candidates took their vows in the first half of 2018.
In April 2018, Secretary of Religion SS Dr. Sat Kaur administered Minster vows to Sat Sansar Singh from Santiago, Chile, during the Baisakhi 2018 International Khalsa Council opening gurdwara in Espanola, NM.
At the 2018 3HO Summer Solstice gathering, Assistant Secretary of Religion SS Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa administered vows to Sat Purkh Kaur (Texas), Rupinder Kaur (Chile/Ottawa, Canada) and Har Hari Singh (Ecuador/Mexico). SS Sham Kaur of Bolivia translated the vows into Spanish.
A joyful “Bole So Nihal” of the sangat welcomed the Minister candidates into their role as Sikh Dharma International Ministers.
Much gratitude and prayers that the touch of the Guru may continue to guide these individuals from around the world in their service as Ministers of Sikh Dharma.
Wahe Guru ji ka Khalsa! Wahe Guru ji ki Fateh!
New Anand Sahib CD Celebrates “Bani of Bliss”
A recently-released two-CD musical version (English and Gurmukhi) of the Anand Sahib of Guru Amar Das Ji has been lovingly produced by SS Mata Mandir Singh Khalsa and SS Sat Ganesha Singh Khalsa. According to the CD liner notes:
“As with any great work…the Anand Sahib by Guru Amar Das…stands on its own. The experience of your one-to-one reading, reciting, [and] listening is something that no one can take away. As the Siri Singh Sahib said: ‘The only thing that cannot let you fall apart is your own inner experience. It won’t let you fall apart.’ (April 14, 1987)
“The start for this project was about 2009 when we re-discovered the poem about the Anand Sahib (p. 235) by the Siri Singh Sahib in the Furmaan Khalsa-Poems to Live By….We committed to bringing a musical version of the complete 40 pauris of Guru Amar Das’s Anand Sahib. Our lives have been totally enriched by the experience. In these overwhelming and fast-paced times, if others’ lives are touched and inspired by the effect of Anand Sahib (Song of Bliss), we are grateful.”—SS Mata Mandir Singh Khalsa and SS Sat Ganesha Singh Khalsa
In his poem in Furmaan Khalsa, the Siri Singh Sahib says: “The one who reads the Complete Anand/Gains all the glory of a Man of God/So sing the Complete Anand, my friend!/For this is the Way of Divine Light.” This new musical production is a loving tribute to the bani of the Third Guru. It is a blessing for all seekers to be able to enjoy this beautiful new musical version devotedly created by two Sikh Dharma Ministers.
To purchase this new CD, visit www.yogaofsound.com.