This is a recurring webinar running bi-weekly on Sundays at 10 am PDT from 31 May - 9 Aug 2020.
This program focuses on providing Sikh teens with a nonjudgmental safe space to, through dialogue, explore spiritual awareness, personal understanding, mutual understanding, moral character, and ethical awareness. We will focus on one topic each session, providing a framework rooted in Gurbani, Sikh History, and Lifestyle for students to develop their unique Sikh perspective on current social and political issues and personal journeys.
Lesson 1: Identity: Society vs Self (31 May)
Objective: Explore individuals' self-perceptions and outside perceptions of the individual; explore issues of race, bias, and identity.
Lesson 2: Women: From Amritsar to Washington (14 June)
Objective: Understand Disparities between precept and practice and draw parallels between the treatment of women in the US and India
Lesson 3: Love: Experience the Divine (28 June)
Objective: Explore the meaning of Love in the context of cultivating a personal relationship with IkOankar-1Force, and to think more about our personal Sikhi journeys.
Lesson 4: Mental Health (12 July)
Objective: Understand the growing mental health epidemic
Lesson 5: Relationships: Explore the Beliefs (26 July)
Objective: Explore Sikh perspective on relationships, including a case study on non-traditional relationships
Lesson 6: Gender: Confront the Sexuality (9 August)
Objective: Explore questions of purity and impurity / sexuality in the context of Gurbani and culture