July – December
 

Jul  1, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
Aug  5, 2014
Aug 19, 2014
Sep  2, 2014
Sep 16, 2014
Oct  7, 2014
Oct 21, 2014
Nov  4, 2014
Nov 18, 2014
December 2, 2014
December 16, 2014

Date & Time
Thurs, Apr 10th, 2014 from 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM.
Thurs, Apr 24th, 2014 from 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM.

Pledge 
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Seva Sign-up

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March
Thurs, Mar 6th, 2014 from 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM.
Thurs, Mar 20th, 2014 from 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM.

April
Thurs, Apr 10th, 2014 from 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM.
Thurs, Apr 24th, 2014 from 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM.

Pledge 
Langar & Space Rental Seva is open.
Please email seva@manhattansikhassociation.org if you would like to pledge.

Seva Signup

If you can help with Kirtan, Tabla, Ardaas, Hukam, Setup or Cleanup, Please sign up in this doc
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Hosted at 
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Sevadaars Needed
We need your seva for divan. If you can help with Kirtan/Tabla or any seva,
please update signup sheet or email us at seva@manhattansikhassociation.org
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Date & Time
Thurs, Jan 23, 2014 from 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM.

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New York, NY 10001

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014

[Nanakshahi]
Poh 24, Samat 545 Nanakshahi

Jan 7 (today), marks the Parkash Divas of our Tenth guru, creator of Khalsa , Guru Gobind Singh Ji
Guru Gobind Singh ji (1666 to 1708) was born “Gobind Rai” in Patna, Bihar, India. Guru Gobind Rai became tenth guru at age 9 following the martyrdom of his father, Ninth Guru Teg Bahadar on November 24, 1675. Guru Sahib had four sons namely; 1. Baba Ajit Singh Ji, 2. Baba Jujhar Singh Ji, 3. Baba Zorawar Singh Ji,  4. Baba Fateh Singh Ji.

Guru Gobind Singh gained great stature as both saint and soldier: a leader of firm spiritual principles and intense devotion to God, and at the same time, fearless dedication to protecting all people from oppression and injustice. He was the leader of the Sikh faith, a warrior, a poet, and a philosopher. In his brief life span of 43 years, Guru Gobind Singh left behind a body of literature that is the envy of the best, even by modern standards. Guru Gobind Singh molded the Sikh religion into its present shape, with the formation of the Khalsa fraternity and completion of Guru Granth Sahib. The greatest contribution by the Guru was giving to the people the Shabad Guru – Guru Granth Sahib, to uplift their spirituality and for their evolution to be the perfect beings. Before he passed away in 1708, he conferred Guruship upon Granth Sahib Ji.

Creation of Khalsa:  In 1699, Guru Gobind Singh created the new spiritual order of warriors known as the Khalsa  (meaning ‘The Pure’), soldier-saints. He dramatically initiated five men from the lower castes as his Five Beloveds(e Panj Piyaras), blessing them with great courage as well as nearness to God. He initiated them as Khalsa giving them Amrit or immortal nectar to drink, and then submitted himself for initiation taking the name of Singh.  Instructed Sikh males to use the last name of Singh (lion) and Sikh females to use the last name Kaur (princess)

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Divan Thursday Jan 9, 2014

Let’s celebrate Parkash Purab of ” Sarbans Daani” Guru Gobind Singh Ji and Remember His supreme sacrifice 

Date & Time
Thurs, Jan 9th, 2014 from 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM.

Sevadaars Needed
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Signup in this Google sheet
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New York, NY 10001

MSA Upcoming Divans for Dec 2013

Date & Time 
Thurs, Dec 5th, 2013 from 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM.
Thurs, Dec 19th, 2013 from 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM.

Pledge 
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Please email seva@manhattansikhassociation.org if you would like to pledge.

Seva Signup
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[Nanakshahi]

Maghar 2, Samat 545 Nanakshahi

Nov 17 (today), marks the Parkash Divas of our First guru, founder of Sikh faith , Guru Nanak Dev ji. 

 

Guru Nanak’s understanding of God is summed up very well within the “Mool mantar”, the first composition of Guru Granth Sahib ji. This “root teaching” is the foundation of a truly universal religious vision.
There is one God. Eternal truth is his name. He is the creator of all things and the all-pervading spirit. He is Fearless and without hatred.
He is Timeless and formless. He is beyond birth and death, Self-created.And by the grace of the Guru he is known.
Guru Nanak emphasized that God may be spoken of in many ways through different faiths and in many names such as Jehova, Allah, Brahma or Ram. But the way to prac-tice faith is by truthful means which do not hurt or insult members of another faith. Guru Nanak taught the Sikhs that the love of God is the highest goal of humanity and God dwells within all living beings.

Guru Nanak showed this world new way to live life.and gave his sikhs three strong pillars to live life..
1) KIRAT KARO (Earn an Honest Living)
(Earn an honest, pure and dedicated living by exercising God-given skills,abilities, talents and hard labor for the benefit and improvement of the individual, their family)
2) NAAM JAPO (Remember God)
(Refers to the meditation, singing of Hymns of the various Names of God, to continually remember God’s name and base your daily actions while re-flecting on God.)
3) VAND CHAKO (Share your Bounty)
(share what you have and to consume it together as a community. This could be wealth, food. etc)

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Divan Thursday Nov 21

Date & Time
Thurs, Nov 21st, 2013 from 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM.

Sevadaars Needed
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Gurpurabs/Historical Days in Nov 2013

Nov 5: Gurgaddi, Guru Granth Sahib Ji
Nov 7: Joti Jot, Guru Gobind Singh ji
Nov 13: Shahidi, Baba Deep Singh Ji
Nov 13: Janam divas, Bhagat Naamdev Ji
Nov 17: Prakash, Guru Nanak Dev Ji
Nov 24: Gurgaddi, Guru Gobind Singh Ji
Nov 24: Shahidi, Guru Teg Bahadur Ji
Nov 24: Shahidi, Bhai Mati Das, Bhai Sati Das and Bhai Dyal Daas Ji
Nov 28: Janam divas, Baba Zoravar Singh Ji

MSA Upcoming Divans

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Please email seva@manhattansikhassociation.org if you would like to pledge.

Date & Time 
Thurs, Nov 7th, 2013 from 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM.
Thurs, Nov 21st, 2013 from 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM.

Hosted at 
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286 Fifth Avenue (at 30th Street), 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013

[Nanakshahi]
Assu 24, Samat 545 Nanakshahi

Oct 9 (today), marks the Prakash Divas (Birthday) of Fourth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Ram Das Ji. Guru Ramdas Sahib (Jetha ji) was born at Chuna Mandi, Lahore (in Pakistan), Son of Mata Daya Kaur ji (Anup Kaur ji) and Baba Hari Das ji. His parents died when he was just 7 year old. His grandmother took him to her native village Basarke, where he spent five years and earned his bread by selling boiled grams. Later, they moved to Goindwal where he started taking part in the religious congregation held by Guru Amardas Sahib.

Guru Ramdas Ji was a man of considerable merit. He became famous for his piety, devotion, energy and eloquence. Guru Amardas Sahib found him capable in every respect and worthy of the office of Guruship and installed him as Fourth Nanak on September 1, 1574.

Guru Ramdas Sahib laid the foundation stone of township Chak Ramdas or Ramdas Pur, which would eventually house the Harminder Sahib in present day Amritsar, India. The new city (Chak Ramdas Pur) flourished soon as it was situated at the centre of international trade routes. It grew into an important center of trade in Punjab after Lahore. Guru Ramdas Sahib himself invited many merchants and artisans from the different walks of life and trades. Later on, it proved to be step of far-reaching importance. It provided a common place of worship to the Sikhs and paved the way for the future guidelines for the Sikhism as a different religion. Guru Ramdas Sahib introduced Masand system in place of Manji system and this step played a great role in the consolidation of Sikhism. He, like his predecessors carried forward the tradition ofGuru ka Langar. Superstitions, caste system and pilgrimages were strongly decried.

Guru Ramdas Sahib strengthened the Sikhism a step further by composing Four Lavaans and advised the Sikhs to recite them in order to solemnize the marriages of their children. Thus he introduced a new matrimonial system based upon Sikhism instead of Hindu’s Vedic system.  His compositions include 638 hymns in 30 ragas, these include 246 Padei, 138 Saloks, 31 Ashtpadis and 8 Vaars.

Divan Tomorrow Oct 10

Date & Time
Thurs, Oct 10th, 2013 from 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM.

Sevadaars Needed
We need you seva for divan. If you can do Kirtan or help with Setup/Cleanup, please email us at seva@manhattansikhassociation.org
Hosted at
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286 Fifth Avenue (at 30th Street), 5th Floor (Please buzz #5, and wait for answer)

New York, NY 10001
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Sikh Dharma Kirtan

Sunday Kirtan program is on Oct 13, 2013 from 10 AM to 2PM

Location:  HariNYC, 140 West 30th Street 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001

For more information contact Siri Radha Kaur 347-280-9229 /siriradha.kaur@gmail.com

Divan Thursday Sept 26

Pledge 
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Sevadaars Needed
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Date & Time
Thurs, Sept 26th, 2013 from 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM.

Hosted at
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286 Fifth Avenue (at 30th Street), 5th Floor (Please buzz #5, and wait for answer)
New York, NY 10001

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Table Solo by Sudarshan Singh(UK)

You are cordially invited to a Tabla Solo performance by Surdarshan Singh (UK) on Saturday, October 5th, 2013 @ 7:00 PM.

Surdarshan VeerJi will be performing tabla compositions that have been passed down from our Gurus.  VeerJi’s Musical vidya includes the knowledge of  two out of sixteen compositions that our Gurus themselves wrote.

Doors open @ 6:30 PM with an opening performance by S. Jagjit Singh (Sitar) and Jashon Singh (Tabla)

Purchase Tickets online via: http://bit.ly/tablasolo

Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch College
55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010
Enter at East 25th St. between Lexington & Third Ave.

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Saanjh, The Leadership Retreat : Register Now

October 17 – 20, in Santa Cruz, California
http://saanjh.org/retreat/register

If you’re looking for a place to develop a deeper love for Sikhi, look no further. The retreat is for professionals and college students over the age of 18. It includes various interactive multi-track workshops and sessions , incorporating Gurbaani, Guru history, contemporary events,  and Diaspora identity Issues. This year, we are introducing interactive Learning Labs during the retreat, which will afford participants  the opportunity to engage with an expert, get a tasting of a social justice initiative, while focusing on skill-development. The weekend will incorporate art, music, role-plays, and intimate discussions, which we hope will stimulate and challenge.
Along with the workshops, we’ll strive to create the magic of the morning and evening diwans. And of course all the fun stuff including an intimate campfire and talent night at Rang Manch.

If you are interested in partaking in Khande Di Pahul during Amrit Sanchar at Saanjh, please email sawal-jawab@saanjh.org   to sign up!

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