Sikhism Selected Links

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Emphasis on Kundalini YogaKundalini is a powerful spiritual energy, understood to be concentrated at the base of the spine like a coiled serpent. The discipline of releasing and raising that energy to the head where it transforms one’s consciousness is called kundalini yoga, a s..., as taught by the late Yogi BhajanA bhajan is a popular devotional song, usually in one of India’s vernacular languages, sung individually or in the company of other devotees.; site includes information about the Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization.
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All About SikhsSikhs call their tradition the “Sikh Panth,” meaning the “community (panth) of the disciples of the Guru.” The tradition reveres a lineage of ten Gurus, beginning with Guru Nanak in the 16th century and coming to a clos. with the death of Guru Gob... / Gateway to SikhismSikhs call their tradition the “Sikh Panth,” meaning the “community (panth) of the disciples of the Guru.” The tradition reveres a lineage of ten Gurus, beginning with Guru Nanak in the 16th century and coming to a clos. with the death of Guru Gob...
Extensive resources related to Sikhism; directory of gurdwarasThe gurdwara, “the gateway of the Guru,” is the place for community gathering and worship in the Sikh tradition. The Guru is the Adi Granth, the sacred scripture of the Sikh tradition. Each center will include a chamber where the Adi Granth is kept, a..., including detailed listings for the U.S.
www.allaboutsikhs.com

Fellowship of Activists to Embrace Humanity (FATEH)
Focused on “capacity-building initiatives in the Punjab and the United States”; U.S.-based programs include service, summer camps and other outreach.
www.fatehworld.org

Gobind Sadan, U.S.A.
An international, interfaith community “rooted in the SikhSikhs call their tradition the “Sikh Panth,” meaning the “community (panth) of the disciples of the Guru.” The tradition reveres a lineage of ten Gurus, beginning with Guru Nanak in the 16th century and coming to a clos. with the death of Guru Gob... teachings” and guided by Baba Virsa SinghUpon initiation into the Khalsa, Sikh men assume the name Singh, “Lion.”; the U.S. community is based at a farm north of Syracuse, New York.
www.gobindsadan.org/usa-website.html

Jakara Movement
A grassroots activist movement promoting a “genuine youth voice” from American Sikhs; holds conferences to discuss issues of concern for the next generation.
www.jakara.org

KhalsaGuru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, created the Khalsa, the “alliance of the pure” in 1699. When a Sikh comes of age or is ready for a greater level of commitment, he or she joins the Khalsa through the special initiation known as “taking amrit.... Kids
A website created by the Sikh Coalition to equip Sikh youth with information about their rights and about how to teach others about their faith.
www.khalsakids.org

The National GurdwaraThe gurdwara, “the gateway of the Guru,” is the place for community gathering and worship in the Sikh tradition. The Guru is the Adi Granth, the sacred scripture of the Sikh tradition. Each center will include a chamber where the Adi Granth is kept, a...
Located across the street from the National Cathedral, the National Gurdwara opened in February 2006.
http://sikhgurdwaradc.org/

Pioneer Asian Indian Immigration to the Pacific Coast
Includes historical resources and photographs about early South Asian immigration with a special emphasis on Sikhism.
www.sikhpioneers.org

Punjabi American Heritage Society
Based in Yuba City, California the organization aims to educate all “about the Punjabi culture and universal liberal teaching of the Sikh Gurus” in the American context.
www.punjabiamericanheritagesociety.com

Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)
SALDEF is a national Sikh organization focused on education and civil rights; it was originally founded as the Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force (SMART) in 1996.
www.saldef.org

The Sikh Coalition
A community-based organization working to defend Sikh civil rights in the U.S.
www.sikhcoalition.org

Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE)
Based in Washington, D.C., SCORE’s mission is “to represent the Sikh viewpoint in public forums, interfaith discussions and throughout governmental agencies to promote community understanding and a just society for all.”
www.sikhcouncilusa.org

The Sikh Foundation
Founded in 1967 this Palo Alto-based organization works “to promote the heritage and future of Sikhism”; web site includes profiles of notable Sikhs.
www.sikhfoundation.org

Sikh Network News
“The next generation of news and views” on Sikhism.
www.sikhnn.com

Sikh Research Institute
A research institute that seeks “to serve the community-at-large by preserving the glorious heritage, celebrating the unparalleled spirit, and inspiring the future generations.”
www.sikhri.org

Sikh Spirit
UK-based site offering a range of resources including news updates, general information on Sikhism and a bookstore.
www.sikhspirit.com

Sikh Studies at Hofstra University
Hosts conferences, workshops, and lectures; home to the academic journal Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture and Theory.
www.hofstra.edu/Academics/Colleges/HCLAS/REL/SIKH/index.html

Sikhism Home Page
Good introductory resources, including complete English translation of the Guru Granth SahibAdi Granth means literally the “First Book.” For Sikhs, the three thousand hymns (shabads) contained within its pages are the Word of God. Before the death of Guru Gobind Singh in 1708, he invested the Guruship not in a human successor, but in the scr....
www.sikhs.org

SikhNet
Begun in 1986 as the computer bulletin board system of Sikh DharmaDharma means religion, religious duty, religious teaching. The word dharma comes from a Sanskrit root meaning “to uphold, support, bear,” thus dharma is that order of things which informs the whole world, from the laws of nature to the inner workings ...; today, SikhNet is “connecting Sikhs worldwide” with discussion, news, and extensive resources.
www.sikhnet.com

SikhSeek
Web guide with over 950 links related to Sikhism.
www.sikhseek.com

SikhiWIKI
An online encyclopedia of the Sikhs; all content is written collaboratively.
www.sikhiwiki.org

Sri Hemkunt Foundation, Inc.
Established in New York in 1980 to educate Sikh children and youth about their heritage.
http://www.hemkunt2.org/

Stockton Gurdwara Sahib
Web site of the first gurdwara established in the U.S., located in Stockton, California.
www.stocktongurdwarasahib.org

United Sikhs
An international grass-roots organization; projects in the U.S. include advocacy and interfaith outreach, summer camps for Sikh youth, and relief efforts.
www.unitedsikhs.org

World Sikh Council – America Region
An umbrella organization for Sikh gurdwaras and institutions in the U.S.
www.worldsikhcouncil.org