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  1. This story 'The Only Living Sikh Master...' got over a million hits on the BBC website! It was their busiest story this week: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15480741
  2. This story 'The Only Living Sikh Master...' got over a million hits on the BBC website! It was their busiest story this week: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15480741
  3. The Last Sikh Warrior Don’t miss this extraordinary documentary, to be broadcast as part of the Heart & Soul series on the BBC World Service at 1230 (GMT) on Saturday October 29th 2011 (Repeated on Sunday 30th and Monday 31st). In this programme, Hardeep Singh Kohli tells the extraordinary story of one Sikh master keeping an ancient martial tradition alive. It ranks alongside Kung Fu or the Samurai Bushido, yet the ancient Indian martial art of Shastar Vidiya is naearly forgotten – not least because the British swiftly banned it after the Anglo-Sikh wars. After centuries of practising its fearsome techniques, Sikh fighters in Punjab were shot on sight for simply carrying a sword. Now the last known master of the art, Nidar Singh Nihang, is searching for a successor to carry the tradition forward. Ironically, he grew up in Britain, in the English Midlands town of Wolverhampton. As a teenager, he went to Punjab, where a chance meeting with an ageing warrior changed his life. The Sikh warrior could trace his lineage back to the time of the Sikh Gurus. He introduced young Nidar to the secrets of Shastar Vidiya, or the science of weapons, thus passing on the tradition to the next generation. After broadcast, the programme will be made available to listen to here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsn4
  4. You have seen him on YouTube! Now see him in person! Humble the Poet's first ever UK performance at the Golden Temple exhibition on London, please see gt1588.com for more details. Humble is performing for the last day of the exhibition this Sunday. Book your tickets now!! http://humblethepoet-eorg.eventbrite.com/
  5. Denied the Guru's Teachings The Guru's teachings, the shabad, are the ultimate source of illumination for Sikhs today. However, those born in the diaspora have a huge language barrier to contend with, on top of all the other factors acting to separate them from those teachings. In response to this, a day long event entitled 'In Pursuit of Knowledge' is being held this Sunday 11th to accompany the Golden Temple exhibition in London, aimed at helping people better access Gurbani. The event will be primarily in English. The day will include the following 2 talks: ‘In the Beginning was the Word’ An overview of the incredibly diverse body of Sikh literature, from the spiritual poetry of Guru Nanak to the ballads of Guru Gobind Singh that inspired an empire, illustrated with rare and beautiful examples of Gurmukhi manuscripts. The speaker is Harminder Mann, an independent researcher and cataloguer of Sikh manuscripts based in Toronto, Canada. ‘The Sword of Knowledge’ A riveting examination of the fundamental concept of non-duality that lies at the heart of Sikh metaphysics, from the perspective of eighteenth-century saint-scholars. The speaker is Tirath Singh Nirmala, an initiated member of the Nirmala Sampradaya (the order of saint-scholars formalised by Guru Gobind Singh) and an author of two commentaries on classical Sikh texts. To book your tickets (£10 for the day including free lunch), please go to gt1588.eventbrite.com. For more information on this amazing exhibition, please go to gt1588.com.
  6. The Golden Temple Exhibition – Last 3 Weeks Sat Sri Akal Don't miss the major Sikh event of the summer - plan your visit now to avoid the rush! For opening times, see gt1588.com/exhibition/ Meet the Experts Don't miss the remaining Symposium Sundays - a chance to mix with world class experts showcasing their specialist subjects. The remaining events are: In Pursuit of Knowledge - the Gurus' teachings (11 Sept) – Tickets Available The Guru's Beloved Bards- the Rababi tradition (18 Sept) – Tickets Available Enjoy a full day's talks (day £10 including free lunch). Book your tickets now at gt1588.eventbrite.com. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance. Exhibition Come to the talks and during the interval, enjoy the very best of Sikh heritage and culture. Entry to the exhibition itself is FREE. Highlights • priceless Sikh artefacts on display for the first time • rare paintings, photographs and archive film footage • fascinating eyewitness accounts • kids' corner - competitions plus special demonstration of 100-year-old 3D technology! Learn More w: gt1588.com b: gt1588.com/blog/ fb: facebook.com/gt1588 tw: @gt1588 Support Us Please forward this message to family, friends and colleagues.
  7. Jugo Jug Atal - Not Despite Sikhs having prayed twice daily for their preservation, the majority of the original bungas (houses of learning & hospitality) were pulled down in 1947, following the dismantling of the system of patronage that had underpinned their role. The demise of this major cultural institution, which had helped to sustain the Sikh empire, has had a major impact on the cultural landscape of the Sikhs and the Punjab generally.The new Golden Temple exhibition explores this and other changes to the epicentre of the Sikh faith....Full Story: gt1588.com/blog/night-at-the-museum
  8. The Guru's Beloved Bards September 18, 11:00 am Event Details As part of the stunning new Sikh exhibition taking place in London this summer - 'The Golden Temple of Amritsar: Reflections of the Past' - we are holding a limited number of special Sunday Symposiums on a variety of topics connected with the Golden Temple. There are five symposium days in all, each on a different theme. These engaging talks by international speakers will provide insights into the history, art, architecture, martial culture and musical traditions of the Sikhs' most iconic shrine. Theme of the Day: Music The day will include the following 2 talks (plus free lunch): Old Broken Strings Rediscover the forgotten tradition of the Muslim bards of the Golden Temple. Dr. Navtej Purewal is a lecturer at the University of Manchester specialising in gender issues and social inequality in South Asia and the Partition of Punjab. ‘Unstruck Melody’ In-conversation with one of the last great rababis who sang at the Golden Temple, concluding with a finale performance. Bhai Ghulam Muhammad Chand is an accomplished exponent of the rababi tradition who was born in Amritsar but is now based in Lahore, Pakistan. Book Now Places are limited so book your tickets now - tickets are available at gt1588.eventbrite.com. Enjoy a full day's talks from £8.50 including free lunch. Entry to the main exhibition is FREE. Learn More w: gt1588.com b: gt1588.com/blog/ fb: facebook.com/gt1588 tw: @gt1588 Support Us Please forward this message to family, friends and colleagues. Best Wishes The team at GT1588 Contact Name: Harbakhsh Singh Contact Email: harbakhsh@kashihouse.com Event Website: http://gt1588.eventbrite.com
  9. In Pursuit of Knowledge September 11, 11:00 am Event Details As part of the stunning new Sikh exhibition taking place in London this summer - 'The Golden Temple of Amritsar: Reflections of the Past' - we are holding a limited number of special Sunday Symposiums on a variety of topics connected with the Golden Temple. There are five symposium days in all, each on a different theme. These engaging talks by international speakers will provide insights into the history, art, architecture, martial culture and musical traditions of the Sikhs' most iconic shrine. Theme of the Day: Classics The day will include the following 2 talks (plus free lunch): ‘In the Beginning was the Word’ An overview of the incredibly diverse body of Sikh literature, from the spiritual poetry of Guru Nanak to the ballads of Guru Gobind Singh that inspired an empire, illustrated with rare and beautiful examples of Gurmukhi manuscripts. Harminder Mann is an independent researcher and cataloguer of Sikh manuscripts based in Toronto, Canada. ‘The Sword of Knowledge’ A riveting examination of the fundamental concept of non-duality that lies at the heart of Sikh metaphysics, from the perspective of eighteenth-century saint-scholars. Tirath Singh Nirmala is an initiated member of the Nirmala Sampradaya (the order of saint-scholars formalised by Guru Gobind Singh) and an author of two commentaries on classical Sikh texts. Book Now Places are limited so book your tickets now - tickets are available at gt1588.eventbrite.com. Enjoy a full day's talks from £8.50 including free lunch. Entry to the main exhibition is FREE. Learn More w: gt1588.com b: gt1588.com/blog/ fb: facebook.com/gt1588 tw: @gt1588 Support Us Please forward this message to family, friends and colleagues. Best Wishes The team at GT1588 Contact Name: Harbakhsh Singh Contact Email: harbakhsh@kashihouse.com Event Website: http://gt1588.eventbrite.com
  10. The Abode of Warriors September 4, 11:00 pm Event Details As part of the stunning new Sikh exhibition taking place in London this summer - 'The Golden Temple of Amritsar: Reflections of the Past' - we are holding a limited number of special Sunday Symposiums on a variety of topics connected with the Golden Temple. There are five symposium days in all, each on a different theme. These engaging talks by international speakers will provide insights into the history, art, architecture, martial culture and musical traditions of the Sikhs' most iconic shrine. Theme of the Day: Martial Traditions The day will include the following 4 talks (plus free lunch): ‘May the Immortal One Protect’. An introduction to the Sikhs’ warrior tradition and the weapons they worshipped. Davinder Toor is a collector of Sikh art & heritage specialising in arms & armour. This introductory talk will be followed by action-packed live demonstrations by the last Sikh master swordsman revealing the weaponry, techniques and psychology behind the most significant battles fought in and around the Golden Temple: ‘A Warrior Amongst Warriors’ The riveting account of the legendary Sukha Singh Nihang, a one-man army who undertook an incredible mission to uphold the sanctity of the Golden Temple in the wake of Mughal desecration. ‘The Game of Love’ Discover the truth behind the legend of Baba Deep Singh Shahid, a veteran warrior who is said to have fought against Afghan invaders with sword in one hand and decapitated head in the other. 30 vs 30,000 The inspirational saga of Gurbakhsh Singh Nihang and his band of thirty warriors, who faced a 30,000-strong Afghan force intent on destroying the Golden Temple. Nidar Singh Nihang is the last known master of the ancient Indian battlefield art of Shastar Vidiya and an expert on Sikh martial traditions. Book Now Places are limited so book your tickets now - tickets are available at gt1588.eventbrite.com. Enjoy a full day's talks from £8.50 including free lunch. Entry to the main exhibition is FREE. Learn More w: gt1588.com b: gt1588.com/blog/ fb: facebook.com/gt1588 tw: @gt1588 Support Us Please forward this message to family, friends and colleagues. Best Wishes The team at GT1588 Contact Name: Harbakhsh Singh Contact Email: harbakhsh@kashihouse.com Event Website: http://gt1588.eventbrite.com
  11. The Golden Temple Exhibition August 22, 11:00 am – September 25, 5:00 pm A major Sikh Exhibition in London, the first since 1999 Event Details Don't miss the stunning new Sikh exhibition taking place in London this summer - 'The Golden Temple of Amritsar: Reflections of the Past' is the first major Sikh exhibition since the 'Arts of The Sikh Kingdoms' event, which took place in 1999. The 1999 event attracted over 110,000 visitors and we hope to have a similar impact with this major exhibition, showcasing the very best of Sikh heritage and culture on the world's stage. Entry to the exhibition is FREE. Highlights • priceless Sikh artefacts on display for the first time • rare paintings, photographs and archive film footage • fascinating eyewitness accounts • a lavishly illustrated exhibition publication • kids' corner - includes a special demonstration of 150-year-old 3D technology! Learn More w: gt1588.com b: gt1588.com/blog/ fb: facebook.com/gt1588 tw: @gt1588 Support Us Please forward this message to family, friends and colleagues. Best Wishes The team at GT1588 Contact Name: Harbakhsh Singh Contact Email: harbakhsh@kashihouse.com Event Website: http://gt1588.com
  12. Bhai Ghulam Chand will be performing kirtan in London in September. Check out www.gt1588.com and go to events!
  13. The rababi tradition within Sikhism is associated with the first rababi, Bhai Mardana, a Muslim musician who had been a virtual lifelong companion of Guru Nanak throughout his epic travels. Remarkably, the tradition actually survived within the Golden Temple until relatively recently, and visitors to the new Golden Temple exhibition in London will be able to hear one of the last rebabis perform.... Full Story: gt1588.com/blog/last-of-the-rababis
  14. Hi Major New Exhibition - The Golden Temple of Amritsar Don't miss the stunning new Sikh exhibition taking place in central London this summer (entrance to the exhibition is free). 'The Golden Temple of Amritsar: Reflections of the Past' will showcase the very best of Sikh heritage and culture on the world's stage. Book your tickets now to the symposium days - engaging talks by international speakers, specially arranged to provide you with access in depth knowledge on this iconic building. The first of these 'symposium sundays' is on 17 July and tickets are available now at gt1588.eventbrite.com (includes free lunch). Exhibition highlights include: priceless Sikh artefacts on display for the first time rare paintings, photographs and archive film footage fascinating eyewitness accounts a lavishly illustrated exhibition publication To learn more, visit gt1588.com, Facebook.com/gt1588 and follow us on Twitter @gt1588. Please show your support by forwarding this message to others.
  15. Sat Sri Akal. Don't miss the major new Golden Temple exhibition taking place in Central London this summer. The best of Sikh heritage and culture will be presented on the world stage, including priceless artefacts from Sikh history, rare paintings and photographs of the temple plus a series of talks by expert speakers. See gt1588.com and follow us on facebook.com/gt1588 and Twitter @gt1588. Please forward this message to others!
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