What is Sikh Dharma? While many of the members of the HGRD community are Sikhs, meaning seeker of truth, it is not a requirement to be a Sikh to live in the community. The Sikh religion began in India a little over 530 years ago and since then Sikhs from the Punjab region of India, who make up less than 2 percent of the population of India, have migrated throughout Europe, the Americas, and Asia, numbering about 23 million worldwide. It wasn’t until the early seventies, when Yogi Bhajan came to the United States, that many Americans began converting to the Sikh religion. Attracted by its egalitarian, scientifically-based, and monotheistic teachings that respect all religions, Sikhs do not strive to convert people but they participate enthusiastically in outreach activities and contribute to their surrounding communities. The Sikh teachings encourage people to live their lives in service to others, but not as beggars or in poverty. Instead they believe in creating abundance, peace, and prosperity throughout the earth, serving humanity and building interfaith dialogue and cooperation.
Sikh Dharma International is a recognized non-profit 501c(3) religious organization in the United States and an effective vehicle for spreading the teachings of the Sikh Gurus in every direction of the globe. HGRD Corporation and is a non-profit 501c(3) organization that serves the needs of the local Sikh sangat.
Sardarni Guru Amrit Kaur Khalsa holds the office of the Siri Sikdar Sahiba and serves to champion the spiritual and secular education of the children of Sikh Dharma. She oversees the development and maintenance of Gurdwaras in the Western Hemisphere, and delivers a State of the Dharma address at Baisakhi. The Siri Sikdar Sahiba guides and directs the activities of the Khalsa Council and gives the opening addresses at each session. The Office of the Siri Sikdar Sahiba, along with the Office of the Bhai Sahiba, is responsible to officially represent Sikh Dharma International, to promote good relations with the global Sikh community. These offices also maintain the quality of spiritual practice with the Sikh Dharma communities by inspiring and promoting devotion to the Shabad Guru.
Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, PhD, holds the position of Bhai Sahiba or Chief Religious Minister of Sikh Dharma, and she was the wife of Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji, for 52 years. The Bhai Sahiba is responsible to advise the Siri Sikdar Sahiba, Sikh Dharma's Board of Directors, the Khalsa Council, and Unto Infinity on religious matters. She is responsible for the perpetuation and standardization of the teachings on the practice of Sikh Dharma as taught by the Siri Singh Sahib. With the Siri Sikdar Sahiba, the Bhai Sahiba is responsible for creating and maintaining the quality of spiritual practice in Sikh Dharma communities of the Western Hemisphere and for inspiring and promoting devotion to the Shabad Guru. The Office of the Bhai Sahiba and the Siri Sikdar Sahiba are responsible to officially represent Sikh Dharma of the West and promote good relations with the global Sikh community. Additional information about her work is available at www.bibiji.com or www.createinnerpeace.com
Española is the home of the Siblings of Destiny, the international body of over 200 ministers who meet twice ayear to serve the destiny
of the Khalsa and the spirit and growth of Sikh Dharma in the Western Hemisphere. It is our honor to welcome these leaders and teachers who return to our mother ashram each year to deliberate on policy, community outreach, and the expansion of the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and the message of Sikh Dharma for the global commuity.
SikhNet educates and inspires people around the world about the lifestyle and teachings of the the Sikh Dharma. We are a broadcast channel that communicates what it means to be a Sikh today. At SikhNet we consciously choose to focus on the positive - to spread good news and to create good will towards all. SikhNet provides a safe, neutral place on the World Wide Web where anyone can come and not be judged in any way; where each person is sovereign and free to explore his or her own spiritual evolution and identity. It is a place where Sikh Youth can find support and can access resources to understand the technology of the Sikh lifestyle. Come discover www.SikhNet.com for yourself.