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Chardi Kala Smagam

14 Oct 2010 0 Comments

Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh!

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All of the BC community is cordially invited to Chardi Kala Smagam at Guru Nanak Academy on October 23, 2010.

Featuring:
Keertan
English Talk (Katha)
and Junior Khalsas Talent Show

5:00pm to 8:00pm followed by Langar

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Presented by:
GURMAT STUDIES FOUNDATION
Guru Nanak Academy
Kaurs United International
Singhs Camp Society

Live Broadcast and further information: http://www.gurunanakacademy.com/

GNA Tutoring Center

25 Sep 2010 0 Comments

Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh!

Guru Nanak Academy Tutoring Center will provide students from K-12 help with all course subjects. On top of that tips will be given to students about: note taking, time management, studying, test writing and most importantly how to improve your grades.

For more information please contact Sukhjeet Singh at 604-790-4705 or email at tutor@gurunanakacademy.com

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Akhand Keertan Smagam Aug. 2010

11 Aug 2010 0 Comments

The Annual August Akhand Keertan Smagam will visit Guru Nanak Academy on Wednesday August 11, 2010 from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

Live Broadcast Here

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Paschaan 2010

22 Jun 2010 0 Comments

An interactive seminar series in California for young sikhs who are growing up in the shadow of western society.

Barsi 2010

26 Apr 2010 0 Comments

Join us on May 8th as we celebrate the jeevans of 3 amazing Gursikhs, Bhai Parminder Singh ji, Bhai Charanjit Singh ji and Bibi Rena Kaur, who gave their lives in service of Guru Ji. The program will be broadcast live here

Jung Parsang Program

31 Mar 2010 3 Comments

Waheguroo Jee Ka Khalsa, Waheguroo Jee Kee Fateh!

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ਜਾਗਤਿ ਜੋਤ ਜਪੈ ਨਿਸ ਬਾਸੁਰ ਏਕ ਬਿਨਾ ਮਨ ਨੈਕ ਨ ਆਨੈ ॥ ਪੂਰਨ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਪ੍ਰਤੀਤ ਸਜੈ ਬ੍ਰਤ ਗੋਰ ਮੜੀ ਮਟ ਭੂਲ ਨ ਮਾਨੈ ॥
ਤੀਰਥ ਦਾਨ ਦਇਆ ਤਪ ਸੰਜਮ ਏਕ ਬਿਨਾ ਨਹ ਏਕ ਪਛਾਨੈ ॥ ਪੂਰਨ ਜੋਤ ਜਗੈ ਘਟ ਮੈ ਤਬ ਖਾਲਸ ਤਾਹਿ ਨਖਾਲਸ ਜਾਨੈ ॥੧॥

The path of the righteous is sharp and narrow, but the Khalsa would rather follow no other path, than that of truth and faith – where the soul is drenched in God’s name and every action is an expression of divine love!

What is the spirit of the Khalsa that enables Sikh activists, volunteers, revolutionaries of the past and present to live their lives and give their lives to protect the rights of others?

Join us for this special opportunity to celebrate and learn the Khalsa way of life in this unique all-day program celebrating Vaisakhi – revelation of the Khalsa.

Jang Prasang means stories of the battlefield – this program will give you insight and inspiration about the external and internal battles in life and how they can be won with the grace of Waheguru and the power of Gurbani.

Invite your friends and family! See you there – at Guru Nanak Academy – on April 10th.

Waheguroo Jee Ka Khalsa, Waheguroo Jee Kee Fateh!

Grand Opening Program

07 Mar 2010 0 Comments

Guru Ji has blessed us with a new location! Join us on March 27th for the Grand Opening Celebration. Click the poster for details.

Grand Opening

The Month of Maghar

15 Nov 2009 0 Comments

ਮੰਘਰ ਮਾਹੁ ਭਲਾ ਹਰਿ ਗੁਣ ਅੰਕਿ ਸਮਾਵਏ ॥

ਮੰ-ਘਰ  = ਮੇਰਾ ਸਰੀਰ ਰੂਪੀ ਘਰ ਸਾਰੀਆ ਜੂਨਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਮਾਹੁ =ਸਰੇਸ਼ਟ ਹੈ (parmatma noo milan laee)

Through the month of Maghar Sri Satiguroo Jee explains:

The Month of Maghar is pleasant for those, that take Your virtues (eg.ਦੀਨ ਦਇਅਲਤਾ, ਪਤਿਤ ਪਾਵਨ) and hold them close to their heart (mind), this focus allows them to  merge with Param Poojneek Sri Satiguroo Vahiguroo Parmatma.

ਗੁਣਵੰਤੀ ਗੁਣ ਰਵੈ ਮੈ ਪਿਰੁ ਨਿਹਚਲੁ ਭਾਵਏ ॥

Those virtuous wifes (Holy Saints) utter the Praises of Sri Satiguroo Vaahiguroo, in which they say “my Husband, the  immovable,eternal Sri Vaahiguroo Jee, is very pleasing to me (and I wish I could be with Him)”

ਨਿਹਚਲੁ ਚਤੁਰੁ ਸੁਜਾਣੁ ਬਿਧਾਤਾ ਚੰਚਲੁ ਜਗਤੁ ਸਬਾਇਆ

Sri Satiguroo Vaahiguroo Akal Purakh is above karmic law and therefore unmoving, Guroojee is creative designer and creator of the universe, the rest of the whole world is restless and wavering in the 8.4 birth-death cycle because of their karams.

ਗਿਆਨੁ ਧਿਆਨੁ ਗੁਣ ਅੰਕਿ ਸਮਾਣੇ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਭਾਣੇ ਤਾ ਭਾਇਆ ॥

Gian: keeping knowledge that the formless Sri Akal Purakh is with you, and  Dhian: trying to concentrate through the Shabad and keeping a loving focus that Sri Akal Purakh is within you, then virtues (such as Sat, Contentment, Patience, etc.) come to reside within your heart(mind) through devotional worship; and when the gursikh follows in Sri Akal Purakh’s command then Sri Akal Purakh finds his gursikh pleasing.

ਗੀਤ ਨਾਦ ਕਵਿਤ ਕਵੇ ਸੁਣਿ ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮਿ ਦੁਖੁ ਭਾਗੈ ॥

(Go ahead) listen to songs, music, or even the poems of the poets (however your worries/pain will not be dispelled); It is only with the Naam of the True Satiguroo Vaahiguroo my pain has ran away. It is with Naam of Satiguroo Vaahiguroo that Jamdoot’s will run away

ਤਿਨ ਦੁਖੁ ਨ ਕਬਹੂ ਉਤਰੈ ਸੇ ਜਮ ਕੈ ਵਸਿ ਪੜੀਆਹ ॥

ਨਾਨਕ ਸਾ ਧਨ ਨਾਹ ਪਿਆਰੀ ਅਭ ਭਗਤੀ ਪਿਰ ਆਗੈ ॥

Satiguroo Sri Guroo Nanak Dev Jee says , those soul-brides are pleasing to their Husband Sri Param Poojneek Satiguroo Vaahiguroo Akal Purakh, that perform loving devotional worship before their Beloved. ||13||

Khat Samptee

15 Sep 2009 0 Comments

VaahiguroojeekaKhalsa, Vaahiguroojeekeefateh

Guroo Piaaree Satsangat Jeeo, daas was asked at the Academy after the Saturday Program to put up the handout once given on Khat Samptee. Daas chose to write it up instead with a bit more description to help grasp the definition.

ਖਟ ਸੰਪਤੀ : Literally just means “the package of 6.” It refers to the goals that one sets in order to achieve spirtual avasthaa through Gurshabad Kamaee.

1. sm – stopping and trying to control the mind away from the temptations and desires set by Maya’s influence.

2. dm – stopping and trying to control the sensory organs from acting on temptations and desires set by Maya’s influence.

3. Srdw – keeping complete faith and devotion in Sri Vaahiguroo. Believing in our Satiguroo’s Words to be the complete truth and that these Words will lead to our salvation.

4. smwDwn – consistently working to collect your concentration and absorbing Gurbani.

5. auprwm – moving above the materialistic pleasures of the world

6. qiqKCw – keeping within a state of harmony and balance, which is not stirred or affected by the environment when it presents joyous occasions or painful circumstances.

So daas humbly asks for forgiveness for any mistakes within this content,

VaahiguroojeekaKhalsa, Vaahiguroojeekeefateh

Hukamnamaa on Ang 701 from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee

30 Aug 2009 0 Comments

VaahiguroojeekaKhalsa

Vaahguroojeekeefateh

Guru piaaree Khalsa Jeeo, Last Night the Saturday Night program for the Guru Nanak Academy was held at Khalsa School Surrey. Some of Sangat approached daas after and asked for the translation for this param pavittr Hukamnamaa from Satiguroo Vaahiguroo Guroo Granth Sahib Jee Maharaaj Jeeo.  This is not a Sikhitothemax translation. The references used in translating this Shabad are as follows: 1. Amrit Ras (Sodhee Jee) 2. Gurvaak Chanan (Baba Hari Singh Randhawa) 3. Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee Kosh (Bhai Veer Singh). Bhul Chuk Muaaf for any mistakes.

AMg 701

jYqsrI mhlw 5 ]

koeI jnu hir isau dyvY joir ]

Is there some servant of Vaahiguroo (jnu) that can unite (joir) me with my Param Poojneek Satiguroo Vaahiguroo Sachay Patshah Akaal Purakh?

crn ghau bkau suB rsnw dIjih pRwn Akoir ]1] rhwau ]

(If I got a chance to meet my beloved Satiguroojee then,) I would grab hold(ghau) of His param pavittr feet(crn) tightly, and I would speak praises with a pure voice (suB rsnw); I would also give (dIjih) each one of my breaths(pRwn) as a donation (Akoir) ()||1||Pause||

mnu qnu inrml krq ikAwro hir isMcY suDw sMjoir ]

Purify (inrml krq) your mind(mnu) and body(qnu) (from the influence of worldy temptations) by making them the field (ikAwro) in which Amrit (=suDw)(the Name of Sri Vaahiguroo Jeeo) irrigates(isMcY), this will be a good union (sMjoir).

ieAw rs mih mgnu hoq ikrpw qy mhw ibiKAw qy qoir ]1]

(Please Sri Akaal Purakh Sachay Patshah Jeeo,) I can only be(hoq) imbued(mgnu) with this(ieAw) pleasure(rs) of your Naam, if You, Vaahiguroo, bless(ikrpw) me by breaking(qoir) my worthless love for this immense (mhw) poison (ibiKAw = Maya).

AwieE srix dIn duK BMjn icqvau qum@rI Eir ]

O my beloved Vaahiguroo you are the destroyer of pain(duK BMjn) for the poor(dIn), I have come to Your refuge(srix) and I look(Eir) (with all my hope) towards(qum@rI) You only.

ABY pdu dwnu ismrnu suAwmI ko pRB nwnk bMDn Coir ]2]5]9]

My beloved Swamy Vaahiguroo Satiguroo Akal Purakh Jeeo, Your param pavitr Simran (ismrnu) blesses us with a state of fearlessness(ABY pdu), Shaheeda Dey Sirtaj Param Poojneek Sri Guru Arjun Dev Jee Maharaaj Sachay Patshay (using the title of ‘Nanak’) says O Prabhu Vaahiguroo (with your param pavitr Simran), free (Coir) me from the shackles of doubt, pride and arrogance.