Guru's Bani / Guru's Script

Japji Sahib

Guru Nanak

 

Japji Sahib, the poem by Guru Nanak that we recite at the beginning of the Aquarian Sadhana, includes everything we need to know to live a happy and fulfilled life.

Many of us have been attracted to its sounds, rhythms and wisdom without knowing how to approach it.

Learning to read and understand Japji which includes the Mool Mantra, thirty-eight pauris, and two sloks, is an ongoing project.  To facilitate this learning several classes a year are offered on specific segments of Japji.   These classes allow students to deepen there understanding and build vocabulary while gaining ease and fluency in reading and pronunciation.

Japji Courses


Continuing with Japji

Imagine what it would be like to recite Japji easily and well, to recognize key words and phrases, to understand Guru Nanak’s answers to the basic questions of life and to discuss them with others.  Take these Continuing Japji classes and you will be on your way to what you just imagined.

We move in a relaxed manner in these classes, reciting and studying one or two pauris each week while sharing our experience and understanding of the pauris.  There are separate classes for students reading Gurmukhi and students reading transliteration.  You will receive audio and written files to support your study.  Everything you learn about these pauris will help you in reading all of Japji.  Classes are recorded.

We continue our study in the fall of 2017 with a session on Pauris 26-31.    We explore the wisdom of Guru Nanak while learning good pronunciation.  We will continue to have a series of classes several times a year as we proceed through the 38 pauris of Japji Sahib.

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Pauris 26-31 of Japji Sahib

In these pauris we learn pricelessness, about what happens in God’s Court and about Guru Nanak’s communication with the yogis.   Classes include Muharni (alphabet practice), reading practice (both group and individual), and exploring the meaning of the pauri together. We cover one or two pauris each class. Homework for the class is reciting the pauri we have studied eleven times a day until we meet again the next week.

For Transliteration Readers: (two classes to choose from)

Wednesdays:  Nov. 15, 22, 29; Dec. 6  from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. EST

Fridays:  Nov. 17, 24; Dec. 1, 8 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. EST

For Gurmukhi Readers (two classes to choose from):

Tuesdays:  Nov. 14, 21, 28; Dec. 5  from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. EST

Wednesdays:  Nov. 15, 22, 29;  Dec. 6 from 1:00 to 3:30  p.m. EST

FEE:  $95 by Nov. 10; $105 thereafter

 


To take Japji Classes, please register online

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Gurmukhi class will start in September and Japji class will begin in mid-November 2017. Registration is OPEN!