This is a time of change. It is a transition into a brave new world. We have been preparing for this time our whole lives. Our souls were guided to this path, one that embodies a technology for now and for the future.
I am seeing a whole new aspect of teaching for the Ministry, a more organized and formalized way of delivering the teachings of Sikh Dharma shared by our beloved teacher. I believe we are in the very early stages of thought regarding the development of this area, yet it seems to be unfolding. The Sikh Dharma Board, Sikh Dharma International, and this office all appear to be thinking along these lines.
For the last two years, our Minister Gatherings at Winter and Summer Solstices have been experiential workshops based on the technology of Sikh Dharma. For our 2008 Winter Solstice Gathering, we plan to continue this trend. We are using our Sikh Dharma technology to build spirit and unity. As the Siri Singh Sahib told us, the experience of isolation, emptiness, and cold depression are here now and deepening.
Using our Sikh Dharma technology, we can invoke our spirit and sail through these times. This workshop will be something you can share with your students and others in your community. Please join us at this gathering in Florida and be on the cutting edge of this trend. May God ever bless you and keep you in His light and love.
P.S. In planning the November issue, the Ministers’ e-newsletter team was focused on wrapping up this year’s overall theme, the 300th anniversary of the installation of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib and the impact of our beloved Tenth Guru. It occurred to me that the third question on the 2008 Ministers’ exam would fit right into this theme.
The question reads: “The year 2008 marks the 300th anniversary of the installation of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib at Hazoor Sahib, India by the Tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. Please share a short story of how the energy of Guru Gobind Singh has directly impacted your life.”
I suggested that we choose four or five responses and, with the permission of the writers, publish these in the November newsletter. When I read all of the exams I was so deeply touched and uplifted that I no longer wanted to limit the number to so few. So…here are some of your responses. I hope you too are touched and yes, I do read the exams!
SS Dr. Sat-Kaur Khalsa
Secretary of Religion
THE SECRETARY OF RELIGION
SS Dr. Sat Kaur Khalsa has served as Secretary of Religion since 1991 and was ordained as a Sikh Dharma Minister in 1975. As Secretary of Religion, Dr. Sat Kaur oversees and is ultimately responsible for the delivery of the functions of this Office. Dr. Sat Kaur is a long-time member of the International Khalsa Council and the Khalsa Council Executive Committee. She maintains a full-time psychotherapy private practice in Santa Monica, California and Santa Fe, New Mexico, counseling individuals, couples, and families to support their personal and spiritual growth. She is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, a facilitator of White Tantric Yoga®, and a published author.