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Ravinder Singh Taneja



Ravinder currently lives in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. and has an abiding interest in expressing Gurbani in the English idiom. He is the Founder and Convenor of our weekly Talking Stick Colloquium.

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.

The Gift of Sikhi
Ardaas, Part Seven
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 39 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA

The social blueprint of an ideal society as envisioned by Gurmat is inherent in the notion of Degh & Tegh signifying society as a collective enterprise ...

Sarbat Khalsa Ji Ki Ardaas
Ardaas, Part Six
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 38, Nov 29 - Dec 5 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA

The ardaas at this stage identifies the Khalsa and Sikh nation as a collective and united community.

Punj Pyaarey, Chaar Sahibzaadey
Ardaas Part III
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 35, Nov 8 - 14 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA

The Ardaas now moves into celebrating the exemplars who walked the Way of the Guru.

Pritham Bhagauti Simar Ke
Ardaas Part II
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 34, Nov 1 - 7 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA

"Bhagauti" in Sikh parlance means God - literally, the Sword of Justice.

Ardaas: Philosophy, Form & Practice
The Talking Stick Colloquium # 33, October 25 - 31 Convenor: RAVINDER SINGH TANEJA

Until I read Dr. Jaswant Singh Neki's book, Ardaas: Darshan, Roop, Abhiyas some years ago, I had never paid much attention to the ardaas.

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