The Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) is a charitable organization with a mission to connect people with the teachings of Sikhi. Since 2003, SikhRI has been making Sikh education accessible to anyone and presenting Gurbani (Wisdom) just the way it is through a variety of mediums, including websites, podcasts, books, courses, events, and social media.
Rena Kaur Heer is a seasoned storyteller and a former broadcast journalist. She spent over a decade with CTV News -- reporting, producing and anchoring live broadcasts seen on CTV News Channel, CTV Toronto, CP24 and CTV Vancouver. Rena has interviewed Prime Minister Stephen Harper, then Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, Premiers and Mayors in Ontario.
Asha Marie Kaur is a traveler, wordsmith, and polyglot. She is currently a Research Assistant with Sikh Research Institute and holds a BA in Political Science and International Studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she was born and raised. She is working on re-introducing Sabad (Divine Word) in Guru Granth Sahib to the Persian world.
Harinder Singh is the co-founder of the Sikh Research Institute and currently serves as its Senior Fellow, Research & Policy. His current focus is on developing critical thinking for Sikh institutions via State of the Panth report series and developing open-source decoding of Guru Granth Sahib in contemporary language for a global audience.
Inni Kaur is a passionate author, poet, storyteller, and painter. She is the author of the children’s book series, Journey with the Gurus that is inspired by the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Sahib. Her other children’s books are Sakhi-Time with Nani ji, Thank You Vahiguru, and Daddy’s Turban. She currently serves as the Creative Director at the Sikh Research Institute.
Jasleen Kaur is a lover of poetry and the power of words, of everything outside (especially birds), of music, and the study of religion. She is interested in the ways that diversity in religious practice constructs small overlapping worlds within religious communities and shows us that lived religion is much messier and more complex than what we might otherwise expect.
Jaswant Singh is a scholar of Sikh Studies. His immense love for Sabad (Divine Word) propels him to read, reflect, research, and share the Infinite-Wisdom in Guru Granth Sahib with the wider community. He currently serves as the Director of Gurbani Research at the Sikh Research Institute. A passionate speaker, Dr. Singh has over 20 years of experience teaching Sikhi.
Dr. Manjit Singh is a researcher, educator, practitioner, and lover of Kirtan (singing of divine praise in Guru Granth Sahib). He is Director of Sikh Musicology at Sikh Research Institute and the founder of Sabad Kirtan-Musical Heritage program. He is keen to bring forth the original flavor of the fine musical details within Guru Granth Sahib.
Kiranjot Kaur is a Vancouver based artist who enjoys painting vibrant, exploratory pieces and drawing high-contrast and bold ink designs. Kiranjot is a self-taught artist who explores a multitude of techniques in order to serve inspiration and provide truthful, artful renderings to her ideas. Kiranjot’s work has been featured in several local art shows.
"Revolutionary in Oneness" is a full-day conference. A few insightful speaker sessions will open the day, followed by lunch, tea, and some eye-opening conversations stretching into the afternoon.