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Nation to Celebrate Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Gurpurb

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, the birthday of Guru Nanak which will be celebrated Wednesday. Through a statement, President Mukherjee said: “The life and teachings of Guru Nanak are of profound significance to mankind. His message of love, harmony and brotherhood, his universal vision and […]

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Baba Deep Singh – The Great Sikh Warrior and Scholar

  The founder leader of Shaheed Misl, Baba Deep Singh, was the blessed personality of Sikhism. The young Baba Deep Singh remained under the divine grace of Guru Gobind Singh at Anandpur Sahib, where he was given special training in the philosophy of scriptures and armament. His deep understanding of Sikh scripture (Gurubani ) and Armament […]

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Celebrating Bandi Chhor Divas

Hundreds of candles lining the walkways and porch in front of every Gurdwara Sahib, cast a warm glow upon delighted faces. Little children carefully and reverently carry their very own candles to place before the Guru, while their older brothers and sisters light their candles one from the other. The colors and lights create a […]

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What Do You See?

A rosary, bracelet, cross, sword, or picture – all speak to those who choose to give it meaning based on an emotional, spiritual or intellectual connection. Religious symbolism is usually recognized universally and represents the ideals of its faith, instilling a notion of solidarity among those who resonate with it. Looking around, it’s observed that […]

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Candle Light Vigil Sunday Aug. 12th @ Ross

WJKK WJKF, Please accept this invitation on behalf of Khalsa Diwan Society Vancouver Ross St. Temple to join us in remembering the victims of the Wisconsin Gurdwara shooting. We will be holding a Candle-light Vigil on Sunday August 12th at 8pm sharp. You may arrive earlier at 7:30pm to sign the message board and light […]

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Building Community with a Garden

The concept of langar is a central component of the Sikh religion. It was started by Guru Nanak Dev Ji when he took donations made to him and gave them to the poor for free and named it langar.  It is a place where anyone can come and eat without any prejudices towards race, religion […]

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Keeping It Simple

It can be intimidating to translate the depth of thought and devotion often explained through Sikh teachings, so check out this link to help keep it simple and easier to resonate with! http://greatsikhism.com/sikhvalues.html Belief in One God : God is One. All religions are leading to same point. One should always remember God. Equality : […]

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A Serene Escape

Any excerpt from the Sukhmani Sahib paath is beautifully read and heard. If you’ve ever been curious to learn what each line means in English, keep this file/link handy to read at your leisure or during meditation. http://www.rajkaregakhalsa.net/downloads/Gurbani/Sukhmani%20Sahib%20-%20Eng-Rom-Gurm.pdf -Karen Birak

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Make It Personal

While a Google search will probably bring up several versions of what it means to be Sikh and what Vaisakhi aims to celebrate, a spiritual interpretation of having faith depends on individual perspective and gain.  At the end of the day, Sikhism enforces there is only one God and provides generous teachings to guide followers […]

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New Darbar Hall Sinks

Pictures of the volunteers who worked hard to help build the new sinks outside the Darbar Hall at Ross Gurdwara. Many thanks to all the generous people in our community who donated time, money and materials: granite counter-tops, cabinets, mirrors, tiles, Dyson hand-dryers. For more pictures visit us on facebook.com/kdsross

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