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CITY SIKHS NETWORK – Inspiration from the Golden Temple

August 25, 2011


The Punjabi Heritage Association in conjunction with The City Sikhs Network is proud to invite you to

Inspiration from the Golden Temple

Date:??? Thursday 25th August 2011

Time:? 18:00 ? 20:30

Venue: Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG

Inspiration from the Golden Temple?is a special evening consisting of a tour of the Golden Temple Exhibition followed by 2 inspirational talks and a panel discussion.

We invite you to join us to listen, ask questions , be inspired and enjoy networking opportunities over?drinks and canap?s.

Format for the Evening

6.00pm – 6.20pm Arrival

6.20pm – 6.50pm Tour of the exhibition

6.50pm – 7.00pm Welcome Remarks from CSN Exec

7.00pm – 7.05pm Guruka Singh – Founder and Director of Sikhnet

7.05pm – 7.10pm Parmjit Singh – Director of Punjabi Heritage Association

7.10pm – 8.00pm Panel discussion and Q&A

8.00pm – 8.30pm Networking and Drinks

Ticket Bookings

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Speaker Profiles

Guruka Singh ? Founder and Director of Sikhnet

Guruka Singh is a teacher, writer and inveterate punster. He now teaches all over the world and he was one of the first teachers trained by Yogi Bhajan. He has worked in technology-related businesses for over 30 years, is the co-founder of the computer consulting firm Sun & Son, worked as Senior Producer at a major software entertainment firm and now serves as CEO of SikhNet.com. His love of yoga technology poetry and Gurbani have led him to translate Yogi Bhajan’s Gurmukhi poems in Furmaan Khalsa as well translating Japji Sahib and other Gurbani. The original founder of SikhNet, he now lives under the blue skies of New Mexico with his beloved Khalsa family.

Parmjit Singh ? Director of UK Punjabi Heritage Association

Parmjit Singh is an independent researcher specialising in the culture, history and heritage of the Sikhs and Punjab.

He has lectured extensively on Sikh art and heritage and has contributed to several television documentaries, radio programmes, exhibitions and publications on the subject.

He has co-authored the following publications:

Warrior Saints: Three Centuries of the Sikh Military Tradition (I.B. Tauris, 1999)

‘Sicques, Tigers, or Thieves’: Eyewitness Accounts of the Sikhs (1606-1809) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004)

In the Master’s Presence: The Sikhs of Hazoor Sahib (Kashi House, 2009)

The Golden Temple of Amritsar: Images of the Past (Kashi House, forthcoming)


Parmjit Singh is a founding member of the UK Punjab Heritage Association (www.ukpha.org), an apolitical heritage organisation founded in 2001 to preserve, promote and increase awareness of Punjab?s cultural heritage.

In 2006 he founded Kashi House (www.kashihouse.com), a not-for-profit publishing enterprise dedicated to preserving the artistic, historic, linguistic and cultural heritage of the Sikhs and Punjab through the publication of high quality books.


August 25, 2011


The Brunei Gallery, SOAS
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London, WC1H 0XG United Kingdom
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