On Thursday, June 25, 2015, I traveled to Chicago to attend Lalkaar 2015 – Midwest edition. I also had the privilege of being a facilitator for the conference focused on Guru Granth Sahib Ji. As soon as I landed, I was taken to the hotel to start facilitator training for the weekend. There, I met other facilitators where we bonded and starting connecting to Guru Sahib together. After training ended, we met the other participants through icebreakers, which lead to enjoying Rahraas Sahib together and of course, my first experience with the one and only, real, amazing Chicago Pizza from Giordano’s. On Friday, June 26, 2015, the conference material officially started as we traveled to University of Chicago campus to have diwaan and start the workshops. The first workshop focused on the structure and format of Guru Granth Sahib Ji called “Know your Guru”. This was the participants’ first chance to interact with Gurbani’s structure as a group. After a yummy lunch, the participants had another workshop called Music of the Guru. The last workshop for Friday was called “Court of the Guru”, which took place in the diwaan hall in front of Guru Sahib. This was one of my favorite workshops because as a sangat, we discussed physical barriers to the Guru Granth Sahib Ji within our gurdwaras, our homes, our faith, etc. The workshop became more of a discussion with everyone speaking as the sadhsangat in front of Guru Sahib and to Guru Sahib. The night ended with a banquet for participants to dance, hang out and spend time with their new Midwest sangat.read moreJoin the Movement as the Northern California Community Organizer The Jakara Movement with the Guru’s Nadir (Grace), seva of our volunteers, and the baksh (benediction) of the Sangat is pleased to announce our fourth employment position. We are seeking a Northern California Community Organizer to help develop the gambit of Jakara Movement programs and chapters (misls). Position Title: Community Organizer Organizational Relationship: Reporting to the Executive Director General Summary: The Jakara Movement Community Organizer will recruit, develop, retain and train volunteers, help them organize communities through local chapters, and implement community campaigns, programs, events, and actions.read more
This SATURDAY we are extremely grateful to our brothers of the Punjabi Cultural Association (PCA) for organizing a fundraiser for your Paaras Sikh Youth Center. We look forward to this opportunity to share our work with others and encourage greater participation in this most unique of Sikh institutions.
WANT TO VOLUNTEER? We need your help. We are manning the ticket booth, water booths, helping people find seats and just so much more. We need 30+ volunteers to come out for parts of the day. If you can help and we hope you will, please join us THIS FRIDAY at 7pm at the Paaras Youth Center. We'll bring the pizza, share the game plan, and make a shift schedule.
On Saturday, show your support and wear a Jakara T-shirt. Let us know and we'll help you get one!
Whether this is the first time you are volunteering with us or the 100th, thank you so much for coming out and supporting.
This will be an interactive workshop in which you will get a firsthand look on how modern day shastar are made. Our Shastar master, Sukhbir Singh will provide attendees with a history of the ancient art of creating Shastar, and how he has added a modern twist to create his very own works of art, many with recycled materials. You will not want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity.
You can check out his list of amazing work at the following link and add him on Instagram!