Khalsa School

2024 Spring Session | Jan 20 to May 18

Online GURMUKHI classes are available on request

Gurmukhi classes offer a unique opportunity to delve into the heart of Sikh spirituality and culture by learning the script that forms the foundation of Sikh religious texts. Gurmukhi, which literally translates to “from the mouth of the Guru,” is the script in which the Guru Granth Sahib, the central religious scripture of Sikhism, is written.

These classes are not just about acquiring linguistic skills; they are a journey into the profound spiritual world of Sikhism. Whether you are a devout Sikh or someone interested in exploring the culture and teachings of Sikhism, Gurmukhi classes can be a transformative experience.

Here’s why Gurmukhi classes are so meaningful:

  • Unlocking Sacred Texts: Learning Gurmukhi allows individuals to access the Guru Granth Sahib directly. It empowers them to read, understand, and connect with the teachings of Sikh Gurus in their original form, fostering a deeper spiritual connection.
  • Preserving Heritage: By learning Gurmukhi, individuals contribute to the preservation of Sikh heritage. It ensures that this beautiful script continues to be passed down through generations, safeguarding the rich cultural and religious heritage of Sikhism.
  • Cultural Appreciation: Gurmukhi classes provide a window into Sikh culture and history. They offer insights into the significance of the script, its evolution, and its role in shaping Sikh identity.
  • Community Engagement: Joining Gurmukhi classes often involves becoming part of a vibrant Sikh community. It’s an opportunity to forge new connections, share experiences, and deepen one’s understanding of Sikhism in a supportive and inclusive environment.
  • Personal Growth: Learning a new script can be a challenging yet rewarding experience. It stimulates cognitive skills, enhances concentration, and promotes patience and discipline.

In essence, Gurmukhi classes are not just about letters and words; they are a gateway to a spiritual and cultural journey. They provide a means to connect with the profound wisdom of Sikh Gurus and embrace the vibrant Sikh heritage. Whether for religious devotion or personal enrichment, these classes open doors to a world of knowledge and spiritual growth.

Weekly Classes

Gurmat Kirtan

In Gurmat Kirtan classes, students receive a comprehensive education in Sikh devotional music called “Gurmat Kirtan”. Offerings include:

  • Kirtan Basics: Learning Gurbani pronunciation, Raag system, and musical fundamentals.
  • Voice and Instrument Training: Mastering vocal techniques and traditional instruments.
  • Raag Exploration: Studying various Raags and their spiritual significance.
  • Gurbani Interpretation: Understanding the meaning of Sikh scripture.
  • History and Philosophy: Exploring Sikh history, philosophy, and Kirtan’s evolution.
  • Performance Opportunities: Gaining confidence through live performances.
  • Community Engagement: Becoming part of a supportive Sikh community.
  • Spiritual Growth: Connecting with inner spirituality through music.

These classes offer a holistic experience, fostering a deep connection with Sikh musical and spiritual traditions.

Gurmukhi Gatka

In Gurmukhi Gatka classes, students learn Sikh martial arts and embrace their cultural heritage. Offerings include:

  • Gatka Techniques: Weapon and unarmed combat training.
  • Physical Conditioning: Exercises for strength and agility.
  • Martial Philosophy: Ethics and self-defense principles.
  • Historical Context: Understanding Sikh martial traditions.
  • Sparring Practice: Safe, supervised combat sessions.
  • Meditation: Developing focus and inner calm.
  • Community Engagement: Becoming part of a Sikh community.
  • Personal Growth: Building discipline and self-confidence.

These classes provide a holistic experience, connecting students with Sikh culture and martial traditions.

In-person classes are held at Gurdwara Sahib every Saturday from 4 pm to 6 pm

$150 per Student for the fall semester


Call (512) 568-2465

Let us know if you have any questions.