Do you need a presentation?

We have a number of topics for your group.

Whether you are a K-12 school, university, college, church, interfaith group, Federal agency, civic organization, municipality or a business, we can provide you with a presentation that meets your need.

Here are some of the topics we cover:



Sikhism 101

Ever wanted to know about the basics of Sikhism?


Description.
Sikhism is the worlds fifth largest religion, yet it is virtually unknown to the American public. Guru Nanak, the founder of the faith, was born in 1469, in the Punjab Valley in Southeast Asia. Guru Nanak traveled extensively throughout what is now known as the Middle East, Pakistan and India. He laid the foundations for the basic tenets of this universal religion.

Sikhism 101 provides an overview of the faith, including a context within world history, the beginnings of the religion, its founders, the key values and beliefs, the evolution of Sikhism to its current form with the 5K (symbols of the faith) and finally, a brief discussion of Sikhism in the US, Canada and other Western countries.
 

Is this topic right for me?


We have presented Sikhism 101 to all audiences from Grade 6, Middle school (e.g SGMS), High school (e.g EHS), all the way to university/college level at CU Boulder/Denver, MSU, CCA.  We have also presented to business groups, intercultural organizations, churches, interfaith and Federal Government organizations.  The audience size is anywhere from 20-250 people.  The presentation can be tailored to fit your needs.

Depending on the target audience, the presentation can be very basic to very interactive, with timing from 10-120 minutes.  We have hands on with the articles of the faith and show how a turban is tied.  There are few limitations to what we can do with advance notice and preparation time.  For example, at one school, we had a team of community members come in and tie turbans on over 600 students during 3 assemblies.  The presentation was coupled with other free time to meet the needs of the school.

This presentation can be tailored to your needs.  How can we help you?  Click on the contact page and send us an email, or better still, give us call for a quick conversation.




What is the "Creation" story in Sikhism?

All traditions have a belief structure around the creation of the world and of the universe.  Sikhism has a unique perspective on the birth of this Universe, and of others.


Description:

This is a our second most popular presentation.  What does Sikhism say about all the "stuff" we see in the Universe?  Is there life on other worlds?  This presentation covers the following questions:

1) What was “there” before all of this?

2)
Where did “it” all come from?

3) When was “it” created?

4) Is there more than “us and this”?

5) Does "it" go on forever or does "it" end?


Is this topic right for me?


We have presented Creation 101 to older audiences from High school (e.g PHS),  to university/college level at CU Boulder/Denver and Wartburg.  It also can be simplified for Middle school audiences.

This topic can also be a part of panel discussion or the information can be included in our basic presentation.


The stand alone presentation typically takes 15-20 minutes with additional time for Q&A.




Compassion in Sikhism

Compassion may be the one thing that permeates almost all of the religions.  It is a topic that is a core belief and one that binds us together.


Description:

 
This presentation covers the following questions:

1)  What is the definition of compassion?

2)  How does compassion fit in Sikhism?  What is the context within the scriptures
?

3)  Where is compassion demonstrated?

4)  How does compassion fit in the ”three values"?

5)  What is the historical perspective of compassion and human rights?

6)  Are there historical examples of compassion in Sikh history and how are they treated?


Is this topic right for me?


This topic was originally presented to an audience of university students and scholars at the Uberoi Foundation Experts Meeting in September 2014.  The paper was one of the first to do a "word incidence" analysis of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, and will be published in the journal for these proceedings in 2015.

This topic can also be a part of panel discussion or the information can be included in our basic presentation.


The stand alone presentation typically takes 15-20 minutes with additional time for Q&A.





Philosophy of Sikhism 101

Every faith has a number of overarching beliefs that guide its members.  This very basic presentation provides an overview of the Sikh belief system.


Description:

 
This presentation covers the following questions:

1)  What is the "definition" of God in Sikhism?  How is He/She described?

2)  What is the purpose of life?


3)  Do Sikhs believe in an afterlife?  Heaven, hell, the devil?

4)  How is original sin addressed?  What about "evil"?

5)  How does one experience the Creator in daily life?


Is this topic right for me?


This topic was originally presented to an audience of chaplains, ministers, and priests with the Federal Bureau of prisons and has also been shared with Grade 6 through university students etc.  Though it may appear complex, the material is explained in a very simple manner.

This topic is suitable and can be tailored to audiences of all ages.  This topic can also be a part of a panel discussion or the information can be included in our basic presentation.


The stand alone presentation typically takes 15-20 minutes with additional time for Q&A.





Teacher Training

Teachers often do not have ready access to materials or training on how to teach the Eastern religions.  As a result, Sikhism receives very little attention in most middle and high schools.  Often, the information that does exist is incomplete or inaccurate.


We teach teachers how to teach Sikhism.  Our Sikhism 101 teacher training course consists of an on-site presentation that follows with a conversation on lesson planning.  Both new and veteran teachers can easily configure and tailor their own course based on the materials we provide.


We have completed teacher training for Douglas County School District (DCSD) and the program is available for Colorado based educators.  On a number of occasions, we have presented to a class of middle and high school students with the teacher in attendance.  The teachers took notes while we presented and were then able to understand and to teach the material on their own.


This program is offered in conjunction with our partners.  It can be highly customized to meet your specific needs.


Please contact us for additional information.




Federal and Local Law Enforcement

This training is offered to first responders, law enforcement, government employees from all branches as well as to those who participate in our justice system. 

Past presentations have included members of TSA, FBI, EEOC, Federal Executive Branch, Judges, as well as Colorado state and local law enforcement agencies.

This specialized presentation is offered in partnership with the Community Relations Service of the Department of Justice.

Please contact us for additional information.