TOGETHER, SHAPING A STRONGER DHARMA BY:
BUILDING COOPERATIVE ENTERPRISES
The success and growth of our Dharma relies on our ability to work together. This year several initiatives were started that address the need for collaboration and cooperation within each of our organizations; Legacy Non-Proits, Non- Profits, and our For-Profits.
One step to building cooperative enterprises is to take advantage of the eclectic knowledge and skill base of our community members. To do this the Siri Singh Sahib Corporation has created several commissions to focus on specific areas and needs. A commission is unique in that it can be populated by members from multiple organizations who have diverse backgrounds and experience. Calling on the expertise and skill sets of diversified individuals is one way the SSSC is working to develop a network of cooperative enterprises.
A second step is to engage communities and individuals in projects that support the greater growth of our Dharma. As we work towards the future we have to be cognizant of the people and projects developing in the present moment. Projects like building the Phoenix Gurudwara and the Espanola Seva Sadhana program are examples of initiatives that are shaping the Dharma by creating community spaces where people can participate, learn, and share as individuals and as a group. They bring passionate people together and promote service in the name of 3HO and Sikh Dharma.
A third is to select qualified people to sit on the Boards of our Organizations. The primary purpose a Board serves is to ensure that the work of the organization stays on track with the Mission. When selecting Board members, the SSSC looks at both the skills and experience of an individual as well as their relationship to the Dharma and the teachings of Siri Singh Sahib.
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Dear Members of the Sikh Dharma / 3HO Community,
Sat Nam. This is a report from the Siri Singh Sahib Corp (SSSC) Board of Trustees covering the period from January through March 2015.
It is with full hearts that we open this report with a tribute to our dearest Hari Simran Singh.
Hari Simran Singh lived only for 25 years but in that short time, he led an indelible impression upon those who knew and loved him. And in the circumstances of his passing, his reach touched the whole world.
As the Assistant to the Executive Director of the Siri Singh Sahib Corporation, Hari Simran Singh was intimately involved in all aspects of the corporation. From managing the technology to assisting in writing policies for the organization, Hari Simran Singh was a vital asset to the work of the corporation.
His service to the SSSC only tells a fraction of the story of who he was as a person. Hari Simran Singh exemplified the best of what a Khalsa youth can offer. Schooled at Miri Piri Academy and steeped in the values of the Khalsa, Hari Simran Singh strove to embody the yogic and dharmic teachings he had learned.
Whether serving in his role as a Sikh Advocate trained by the Sikh Coalition or building the Raj Yoga Center in Sterling, Virginia he had a clear idea of who he was and where he was going. His love for community was evident and he worked to create a global consciousness of service. He was learning to be a leader and it was a pleasure to watch his evolution.
Although he will be missed, we are grateful that we were blessed to have known this remarkable young man. His spirit will certainly continue to live on and serve as an inspiration to all of us to strive to live to those same values.