Surat (sur 'ət) n.

consciousness, awareness.

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Surat Educational Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

A Light in the Darkness

This workshop series explores the wisdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib. We will study a composition that is commonly recited in collective settings, Salok Mahala 9. This bani is composed by Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, and according to tradition, he composed it while imprisoned and awaiting execution in New Delhi. We will explore this text in the context of its composition and draw out interesting Gurman perspectives, including ideas related to theology, politics and society. 


The next workshop in this series will be held on Saturday, March 1 from 5:00- 7:00 pm at Columbia University. We will translate and discuss the text for one hour, followed by an artistic activity. All ages are welcome! 

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Previous Workshops

The Sohila Workshop Series

The Sohila Workshop Series by the Surat Literacy Project takes creative sessions from the page and brings them to life. Our third Sohila Workshop is hosted in conjuction with EcoSikh to bring environmental awareness into our discussion on bani. Recent sessions have been hosted in New York City, Washington D.C., and San Antonio. Check out photos from our Sohila Workshop Series!

Sohila Workshops in New York City

Sohila Workshops in Washington D.C.

Sohila Workshops in San Antonio

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