Basics of Sikhi Academy 2017 – 2018
Applications: Now open until 12.00pm (UK time) on Monday 7th August 2017.
The 6- month Parcharik Training Course is for Amritdhari Sikhs who want to become a Parcharik (Sikh educator). We have a full time teacher and use our current active Parchariks to teach Sikhi at an intermediate level in a comfortable learning environment for both men and women.
Starting in September 2017 and based in the UK, applications are welcome from Sikhs bi-lingual in at least English and Punjabi. If completed successfully, the students may be offered a job as a full time Parcharik with Basics of Sikhi.
Find out more in the sections below and apply now as places are limited!
Name: Amardeep Singh – Lead teacher of the Basics of Sikhi Academy
We want to introduce you to our very own now full time teacher at the Vadiyala: Amardeep Singh. He teaches: Gurbani Santhiya (correct pronunciation), Gurbani Ar’th (meanings of Gurbani), Sikh Ithihaas (history) and Gurmat Research.
We asked him to write about his goals and background and these are his answers:
For students to be well equipped with the correct pronounciation, deeper understanding of Sikh itihaas and provide skills to properly utilise historical resources, in order to gain deeper understanding of Gurbani.
Who and where did you learn from?
From Giani Bhagwan Singh Bhindranwale at Gurdwara Nirmal Bunga Gurmat Vidyala Bhindran, Sangrur.
Giani Jee learnt from Sant Baba Karnail Singh Jee at Tallewal and Giani Harbhajan Singh Dhudike at Gurdwara Akhand Prakash Bhinder Kalan under the guidance of Sant Giani Mohan Singh Bhindranwale.
What was the method used?
Traditional Taksal method of vidya which includes detailed Katha (discourses) of Gurbani, Suraj Prakash (six volume work detailing the lives of all the Sikh Gurus) and Katha Granths, in addition to one-to-one Santhiya.
We feel very blessed to have him in our team!
As well as Amardeep Singh, the students will also be taught by current Basics of Sikhi Parchariks Baljit Singh and Harman Singh. Check out this video to see what the teachers had to say about the Class of 2016 – 2017:
Saroop Singh (Reading, UK)
“I really wanted to come to the BoS Academy because it was such an amazing chance to learn more about Gurbani and Sikh history. That fact that it was in England made it easy to get to and it wasn’t an opportunity I wanted to miss”.
Mangal Kaur (California, USA)
“I put so much effort into my studies for many years but I felt I lacked the same dedication to my Sikhi knowledge and scholarship. Girls do not get very many opportunities to enhance this Sikhi knowledge so I couldn’t let it pass“.
Sukhdeep Singh (London, UK)
“At the end of this course, I hope to achieve a deeper understanding of Gurbani and build a stronger relationship with Guru Sahib. Therefore, be able to effectively communicate with fellow Sikhs or non-Sikhs and educate them about Sikhi”.
Jaspreet Kaur (Sydney, Australia)
“It is a real blessing to be able to have six months to learn more about Itihaas (history) and Gurbani amongst other students who are also so passionate about Sikhi”.
Sangeet Kaur (Bradford, UK)
“I thought the only way to achieve a deeper embrace of the beautiful teachings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, would be to attend a Vidyala in India so when I first heard about the Parcharik Course, I couldn’t quite believe it – such an amazing and rare opportunity on our doorstep – Vaheguru!”
Erin Singh (Toronto, Canada)
“I came to the BOS Academy with the expectation to learn to preach and get the message of Guru Nanak Dev Ji out to the world, in English. Thanks again for all the support Basics of Sikhi is offering the Khalsa Panth. WGKK WGKF”
To apply for the Basics of Sikhi Academy 2017 – 2018, please download the Application Form. When completed, please return this form along with your CV a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline: 12.00pm (UK time) on Monday 7th August 2017.
We thank you for your support and look forward to your application. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com
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