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  8. Please Note: 1. The event is at UBC Robson Square (in Downtown Vancouver), and not at UBC's main campus at Point Grey. 2. Doors will open at 6:30pm. Event will begin at 7:00pm SHARP. 3. Skytrain is the best way to reach UBC Robson Square (Granville/Vancouver City Centre Station), but please allow yourself 10-15 minutes to park if you are driving. GNA Talks are engaging lecture in which distinguished speakers discuss a variety of topics in the Sikh faith based on the model of “listen, learn, practice.” This model was developed to incite the listener to take tangible steps after hearing the lecture to improve their own quality of life as a Sikh both personally and on the panthic level. Inspired by the world-famous, TED Talks, GNA Talks focuses on bringing speakers who can speak on their individual specialties, while rooting their topic in Sikh history, philosophy, and principles. GNA Talks offers a venue for a diverse audience to come together and truly engage in an in-depth analysis of a certain topic. GNA Talks brings out great personalities from abroad, and speakers from the local community to share their perspective on Sikhi and inspire others. GNA Talks Conference is the first time where multiple speakers will come together at a venue outside of Guru Nanak Academy to share their passion and research. Joining us on the evening of May 25th will be Simran Singh from Vancouver speaking on "Conversations with the Divine;" Jatinder Singh from Abbotsford speaking on "Seva in Your Community;" Arwant Singh and Sukhpreet Singh from Surrey speaking on "The Art of Dhadi;" and Dr. Jaspreet Kaur from Toronto, Ontario speaking on "Unpacking Sikh Settler Privilege." Please join us in Downtown Vancouver at UBC Robson Square on the evening of Saturday, May 27th for an inspirational and engaging night.
  9. YSPN Melbourne invites you to an insightful eveningwith Alexandra Kaur Bhathal. A successful Sikh woman, Alex will share her learnings and challenges as a Green candidate in the key seat of Batman, Victoria. A member of the Australian Green’s party for over 15 years, Alex has a Masters degree in Criminology and has undertaken Doctoral studies in the social impacts of global warming. For over 30 years Alex has been a passionate community advocate fighting for issues relevant to society today including global warming, marriage equality, access to higher education and fairer treatment for people seeking asylum. Alex has gained recognition locally as a social worker, nationally as Australian Green’s Climate Campaigner and Internationally for her presentations at UN forumson climate displacement. We are very fortunate to have secured Alex as our next key note speaker and we hope you can join us. Where: University of Melbourne - Pelham Room, 200 Leicester St, Carlton When: 6:00pm, Thursday 1st June, 2017 Tickets: $10.00 Early bird tickets until 24th May. $15 General Admission
  10. Applications: Now open until 12.00pm (UK time) on Monday 7th August 2017. The 6 month Parcharik Training Course is for Amritdhari Sikhs who want to become a Parcharik (Sikhi educator). We have a full time teacher and use our current active Parchariks to teach Sikhi at an intermediate level in a comfortable learning environment for both men and women. Starting in September 2017 and based in the UK, applications are welcome from Sikhs bi-lingual in at least English and Punjabi. If completed successfully, the students may be offered a job as a full time Parcharik with Basics of Sikhi. Teacher Name: Amardeeep Singh – Lead teacher of the Bsaics of Sikhi Academy We want to introduce you to our very own now full time teacher at the Vadiyala: Amardeep Singh. He teaches: Gurbani Santhiya (correct pronunciation), Gurbani Ar’th (meanings of Gurbani), Sikh Ithihaas (history) and Gurmat Research. We asked him to write about his goals and background and these are his answers: Main Goals For students to be well equipped with the correct pronounciation, deeper understanding of Sikh itihaas and provide skills to properly utilise historical resources, in order to gain deeper understanding of Gurbani. Who and where did you learn from? From Giani Bhagwan Singh Bhindranwale at Gurdwara Nirmal Bunga Gurmat Vidyala Bhindran, Sangrur. Giani Jee learnt from Sant Baba Karnail Singh Jee at Tallewal and Giani Harbhajan Singh Dhudike at Gurdwara Akhand Prakash Bhinder Kalan under the guidance of Sant Giani Mohan Singh Bhindranwale. What was the method used? Traditional Taksal method of vidya which includes detailed Katha (discourses) of Gurbani, Suraj Prakash (six volume work detailing the lives of all the Sikh Gurus) and Katha Granths, in addition to one-to-one Santhiya. We feel very blessed to have him in our team! As well as Amardeep Singh, the students will also be taught by current Basics of Sikhi Parchariks Baljit Singh and Harman Singh. Check out this video to see what the teachers had to say about the Class of 2016 – 2017
  11. How should Sikhs vote? Join us for an evening of discussion and debate on the UK General Election 2017, as the Sikh Press Association host a Sikh community Election hustings. What should Sikhs consider before voting? Which party best represents Sikh interests? How should we vote? Hear from Sikh political party campaigners and more. LIMITED SPACE - Please ensure you only register for tickets if you are certain to attend. DATE: Tuesday, June 6th SCHEDULE: 6.30pm – 7.00pm Refreshments & Networking 7.00pm – 8.00pm Hustings 8.00pm – 8.30pm Networking LOCATION: Room 201- Skempton Building, Imperial College Union, Prince Consort Rd, Kensington, London SW7 2BB. Five minute walk from South Kensington Underground Station (follow signs for ImperialCollege).
  13. ‘I hung out with him on the set of Octopussy’ In the summer of 1982 a man asked if I was a Sikh and if I wore a turban. He had phoned to book a disco as I ran a mobile disco with my brother, so I wondered what my religion had to do with things. He told me he was from Eon Studios, the company behind the James Bond film franchise. He said the next Bond film Octopussy would have scenes filmed at the steam railway in Peterborough and the movie’s main villain would be wearing a turban and they needed someone who could tie one: could I do this for them? That rather surreal conversation led to me meeting Roger Moore and Kabir Bedi - the movie’s villain - in a local hotel and I got the gig, possibly because I had my own turbans. I spent the next four weeks on set tying what was my grey school turban on Kabir’s head, as the ones they had purchased in India were too small and kept falling off. I was paid £50 per day for what was 10 minutes of time to tie on the turban and then hung around the set “chatting” with the Bond Girls or in Kabir’s trailer, which was next to Roger Moore’s. I found it really easy to sit and chat with him as he loved cinema as much as I did. He wasn’t even offended when I told him that Sean Connery was my favourite Bond. Reporters allowed on set tried their best to goad him about the Connery vs Moore Bond rivalry since Connery was coming back to do a Thunderball remake Never Say Never Again. But Roger never rose to the bait he simply commented that both he and Sean interpreted Bond in their own way. He had a fantastic and very dry sense of humour. He also never took himself seriously - the ability to laugh at oneself is a gift many of us lack, but not Sir Roger. He will be sadly missed.
  17. “Do not create enmity with anyone as God is within everyone. Awake in peace. Stay in peace.”
  19. CEO Khalsa Academies Trust - Stoke Poges £45,000 a year Part-time, Permanent Chief Executive Officer The Khalsa Academies Trust is seeking a talented and experienced CEO to work closely with the Director of Education and other executive and non-executive directors with the ability to further improve our existing academies by drawing on the principles and values of co-operation. The Khalsa Academies Trust supports three academies in Stoke Poges, East London and Wolverhampton. The Trust is keen to expand but needs to ensure it is managed in a sensible and measured way. The successful candidate will work with directors; headteachers/principals, local governing bodies, the trust’s range of educational partners and the small central trust team to drive forward educational attainment with the Sikh ethos and faith. In addition, they will be the ambassador for the trust and oversee the acquisition process for new academies. Being able to advise the Trust board through timely and well considered advice and guidance is crucial. Having a deep understanding of effective school/academy improvement processes is essential as well as a positive outlook on life and a genuine desire to make a difference to the pupils. The candidate will be expected to travel to other schools within the Trust on a regular basis. View Job Details at
  20. As part of the upcoming London Smagam - 350th Parkash of Guru Gobind Singh Jee , Everythings 13 - Basics of Sikhi will be delivering a short course on how to research Gurbani and an intro into doing Parchar. Places for this course are limited and the course starts at 9am on Saturday 27th May, so register now to confirm your place. The aim of this short course is for the participants to take away an understanding of: - how to interpret Gurbani through Arth and Sakhiya - correctly pronounce Gurbani - correct information of Sikh History of Guru Sahibs and post 1708 – present - plan, prepare and deliver talks and presentations to a variety of audiences To achieve the aims, the course will use various presentations and practical workshops and be broken into various categories, including Santhiya, planning a talk/ presentation, Gurdwara protocol and more. Please note that participants need to be 18+ and able to read and write Gurmukhi/ Punjabi. It is also the responsibility for the participants to arrange their own overnight accommodation for the duration of the course. If you like the sound of this and wish to dive deeper into Gurbani and spread this knowledge, then sign up now by messaging or 07421 831 397 #ArmYourselfWithKnowledge #BascsofSikhi #LondonSamagam Source - Basics of Sikhi is a project by Everythings 13, an educational charity dedicated to spreading the wisdom of the Sikh Gurus. Please SUPPORT our work Free admission
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