Shabad Guru on the Spiritual Path
Part 1: Build your Connection with the Guru
Part 2: Radiant Spiritual Sovereignty
Two online courses
“The greatest meditation is coming to the Guru.
There is no meditation which can beat it. There’s no technology which can make up for it. There’s no grace which can be earned other than this."
Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan
“The True Guru has implanted the Naam, the Name of the Lord, within me. Power, youth and wealth do not bring satisfaction.
I have found peace and tranquility and all my thirsty desires have been quenched, singing God's Glorious Praises.”
Siri Guru Granth Sahib page 1300
Part 2: January 7 - March 25, 2018
12 sessions on Sunday mornings from
9am - 10:30am Pacific Time
classes will be recorded for later viewing if needed
Pre-Register for Part 1
by July 10th
Pre-Register for Part 2
by Jan 3rd
Spirituality of the Shabad Guru, Part 2
The Shabad Guru is the sound current of Divine, Infinite Vibration, Naad. This sound current penetrates through every cell of our being to bring deep, lasting upliftment and grace. When we fill with this vibration, our spirit shines in glorious radiance.
Part 2 of the Shabad Guru Course focuses on building this Radiant Spiritual Sovereignty inside of ourselves so that we can shine through our lives and inspire others to do so as well.
This is an online course, with twelve sessions every Sunday morning. There will be six class sessions, alternated with practice sessions to help integrate and take in the lessons.
The journey is experiential and builds our divinity, as we will be connecting with our Infinite Vibration, our Divine spirit that shines in each of us, to come through and flow more deeply in our lives.
Bringing our Prayer (Ardaas) – We begin the course through an opening of Ardaas (Prayer), where each student will connect with their heart's longing, i.e. what is bringing them to the feet of the Guru. From there, we will connect with this prayer throughout the entire course, as we deepen our practice through applying these tools and methods for our spiritual development.
Empowering our Mental Vibration (Dhyaan & Pratyahaar) – we look at the ways our mind serves us and hampers our goals, and the tools needed to synchronize with our Creator. A magnet covered in rubber doesn’t attract anything; we must be clear and focused to achieve results.
Vibrating the Divine through our Heart (Simran) – we create a vibration of our heart to remember the Divine in each moment. Simran is a state of consciousness which comes after building Japa, Prayer and practicing Raaj Yoga. It is a constant remembrance of the divine within all. We will build this vibration and let it permeate each aspect of our being and our environment
Contemplating our Soul’s Journey (Veechaar) –We are here as spiritual beings having a human experience. On this journey our soul has a lesson plan that is always working to expand our consciousness. As we become aware of these lessons we can connect further to understand the shifts happening in our lives and see what the soul is contemplating through our human experience.
Building our Divine Trust (Bhrosa) – At the end of the course, we will see how a deep and abiding Bhrosa (Trust) with our Infinity allows us to experience the Guru inside.
Connecting with our Divine Purpose (Seva) – we open to receive the purpose for which we were brought here to serve, and allow the Guru to guide our purpose in this life.
Who is this Course Designed for?
This course is the second part of a two part series on the Spirituality of the Shabad Guru, and is designed for students who are familiar with the concepts covered in Part 1. It is highly recommended that you take Part 1 before Part 2, if you are not familiar with the concepts of Guru, Shabad Guru, Jaap, Bhajan, Sunniai & Gurmukh. Learn more about Part 1 here and register to take this course anytime.
This is a very practical course with real life studies, so each student will bring forth a situation from their own lives that needs to be addressed, or an issue they are studying. During the course of the class, these concepts will be applied, giving a practical experience of the Shabad Guru in daily life by inviting the Guru in and applying the Shabad Guru to any situation.
Course Dates & Times
Class Dates: January 7th through March 25th (12 weeks)
Class Times: Sundays from 9 am to 10:30 am, Pacific Time
Extra Homework: There will be meditation and self-reflection homework to do daily during this 80-day course period.
The sessions on Sunday will alternate between a Class Session, with one the topics above, and a Practice Session, on the same topic, for discussion and integration. Students are encouraged to watch the first class session live, or on video, and come to the Practice Session ready for discussion.
Classes will be recorded to watch again later, or make up if you are unable to attend a live class. For the full effects of the course, it is recommended that you attend the practice sessions live.
“Without Gurumantra there is no meditation.
Because it has to have an altar which must not have an alternative.
But when you meditate with Gurumantra, it must have a reverence & respect.
Bhagat and Bhagatee. And Bhagatee is where there is a devotion,
there is a reverence, and there is a worship."
Siri Singh Sahib
SS GuruKirin Kaur Khalsa
Sardarni Sahiba GuruKirin Kaur Khalsa is a Sikh Dharma Minister and Kundalini Yoga Teacher. She was born into the Sikh Dharma community and practiced Sikh Dharma from a young age. She went to school in India from age 7 through 17, where her deep love of the Shabad Guru developed. She spent 19 years working for Sikh Dharma International under the Siri Singh Sahib (Yogi Bhajan). Her deep love of Sikh Dharma, the Guru's mission and Gurbani inspire her to teach others about the Shabad and building their connection to the Guru.
GuruKirin Kaur is the course organizer. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
"The Shabad Guru course was a life changing experience, filled with deep devotion and love. The frequency that unites this group reverberates until now and the possibility to have the next two modules were deeply appreciated as we feel that we needed and wanted to go deeper on that path. It was enchanting to notice that even though the course was entirely virtual the frequency and love was clear, deep and the sacred space was always sustained. It was really fast for us to connect with the flow of the classes and be present on the meditations." - Mahan Atma Kaur, Brazil
"This course is very precious to me. [It] gave me a very subtle internal experience that broadened my perception of the power of the Shabad and how [I] experience it. There was a real change of consciousness. Now I can better understand why [the Shabad Guru] is considered the heart of the Sikh Dharma. Thank you dear GuruKirin for having kindly brought this knowledge to us and given us a sacred experience." - Nam Rattan Kaur, Brazil
"I have to tell you, that everything I say here as a feedback is not going to be enough to tell you how much this Course was important to me. The Course really helped me deepen, establish and stabilize a stronger connection and relation with the Guru. To learn the different methods to relate with the Shabd Guru was the discovery of a new world to me. Now I know much better which kind of Shabd or Mantra are going to be more useful to me and to my students. Knowing the different effects of playing a Shabad or Mantra in Jaap or in Bhajan, for instance, made a lot of difference to me in my personal life, but also as a Kundalini Yoga teacher. Preparing Shabad's or mantras for classes are more clear now. And GuruKirin, you are a beam of light that guides through out the whole process and makes [the] learning experience so easy. The online platform is so easy to relate to. And make's it accessible for everyone everywhere to learn! I only have to thank you and the Guru for this wonderful experience. I really look forward for the new levels." - Hari Bhagat Singh, Brazil