What We Do
Nirvair Khalsa Jatha UK is the largest institution on a global level to deliver quality education and academia at all levels in the universal religion known as Sikhism. The natural forum is community gatherings. These may be events, workshops in Gurdwaras, sports events in public spaces, volunteer events in the local community, lectures in Universities and colleges.
Our Foundations and Ethos
Sikhism is a distinct religion with its own unique, divine scriptures and beliefs. The Sikh religion originated in the Punjab
region of India in the 15th century by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Sikhism is a monotheistic religion. Sikhism advocates equality for men
and women of every race and religion. Many Sikhs throughout history are respected for having sacrificed their own lives, so that people of other religions may have freedom to worship in the manner of their choice.
Sikh men and women cover their heads at all times as an expression of respect to their Gurus. The Sikh turban symbolizes discipline, integrity, humility, and spirituality. The turban is a mandatory part of Sikh faith, not a social custom, or a hat that can be easily taken on or off. The universal symbol of Sikhism is the Khanda, the double-edged sword flanked by two daggers (representing worldly and spiritual achievements, bound by the oneness of God). The traditional greeting used by Sikhs is "Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh" which means "The Khalsa belongs to God, Victory belongs to God". Another traditional greeting is "Sat Sri Akal" which means "Immortal God is Truth.
The concept of "God" is different in Sikhism than that of other religions. It is known as "Ik Onkar" or "one constant". It is found in the Gurmukhi script that God has no gender in Sikhism (though translations may present a male God); it is also "Akaal Purkh" (beyond time and space) and "Nirankar" (without form). Unlike the prose narratives that make up a majority of western scriptures, the Guru Granth Sahib (the scriptures) is made up entirely of devotional poetry, most of which is set to music.These writings have played a central role in Sikh practice since the time of Guru Nanak — Sikh worship consists of singing these compositions in both private and congregational settings.
Sikhism instructs not to fast, perform animal sacrifice, go on pilgrimages, conduct self-torture, or any other similar tasks. The only way to please God and be one with Him is to love Him. One need not perform any rituals or believe in superstitions to receive God’s love.
The Gurus taught that men and women are equal in the eyes of God, so are equal in rights on the Earth. Sikhism encourages healthy living by consuming simple and natural food only. Over-eating and eating unhealthy food should be avoided. The concept is not to hurt anything or anyone and live in harmony by sharing with others. Killing animals for taste has been called unrighteous in Guru Granth Sahib.
These are the foundations of Nirvair Khalsa Jatha UK and the basis upon which each and every program, workshop, seminar and engagement are all premised upon.
Join us and be part of a new generation of individuals accessing their capability to lead uncompromised lives true to themselves and invaluable to others, and becoming blissful expressions of humanity at its full potential.”