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Minding Your Own Business
The Talking Stick Colloquium #49 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA

How far are we really free to do as we please? And where and how do we draw the line in telling others what to do?

When Life Is A Lemon ... How To Make Meaning Of A Bowl Of Cliches Convenor: I.J. SINGH

What kind of attitude will carry us through the muck and suffering of life? Sikhs have a cliché for it - chardi kalaa.

The Talking Stick Colloquium #47
Janam-Saakhis: Fact, Fiction or Myth Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA

Saakhis were part of the oral tradition and long played an important role in the transmission of Sikh history and teachings within the community.

The Talking Stick Colloquium #46
Tiger Mom: Raising A Brood Today Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA

"Mom has the same solution for everything," my daughter - now 18 years old -  complained to me once when she was in her early teens.

The Discipline & Practice of Naam
The Talking Stick Colloquium #45 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA

Naam juppna essentially means practice through recitation/ repetition. It refers to the practice of naam, the discipline that forms the basis of a Sikh's life.

Seize The Opportunity
The Talking Stick Colloquium #44 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA

The notion of time is both chronological and an opportunity. In gurbani we find repeatedly the exhortation to seize the opportunity, and not to lose time.

Awakening To Purpose
The Talking Stick Colloquium #43 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA

Gurbani prods us repeatedly and in different ways to pause and reflect on our true purpose here on earth.

Wings & Flight
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 42 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA

In the New Year, let us take a cue from the Guru Arjan and renew in ourselves the urge to fly, to transcend boundaries ...

The True North
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 41, Ardaas (Conclusion) Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA

The ardaas can be an individual expression as well as the voice of an assembly of Sikhs, its latter portion customized to suit the occasion.

Wisdom, Grounded in Humility
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 40, Ardaas, Part VIII Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA

The plea for wisdom and humility, in the face of adversity, is a reaffirmation and summation of the way of life we know as Sikhi.

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