With God's blessings and the vision He afforded me- it is my great hope to continue our legacy of offering excellent, innovative products for the Khalsa and all of humanity, by teaching the next generation at Miri Piri Academy in Amritsar, India.
Somewhere around 35 years ago, my teacher the Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Harbhajan Singh wrote me a letter telling me 'with my artistic gifts to create things that uplift and inspire people'. By His grace and with my team we have been doing that ever since. I've held a vision for some years now that the name Khalsa should be synonymous with the name 'Fabergé' of Fabergé egg fame. (Peter Carl Fabergé was a master artisan from Russia who created splendid artifacts for the Russian czars among others. He was prolific from the late 1800's-early 1900's). Teaching and presenting opportunities to inspire and instruct our exceptional children to be creative with their minds and hands in manifesting jewelry, swords, kirpans and other objects feels like one way that this might begin to happen. I studied gold and silversmithing for six years at a university in New York beginning in 1972, under two accomplished artisans, and have continued in this field for 40 years now. I feel that I have the requisite training to establish a program at Miri Piri Academy.
Around 20 years ago I went to MPA for several weeks, on two separate occasions, with tools and small equipment and commenced with some initial stages of installing a metals program there in the art building. Business being more stable now, I’m better able to commit to going there every 6 months for 4-6 weeks, as well as using video and live teaching via the internet in between these visits to perform this seva and continue to fulfill the vision of our teacher for myself as well as the vision God gave me for the name Khalsa.
So, I'm inviting you to be a part of this special art/craft training/enabling project for the students at MPA. With your support and prayers and under my (and possibly others) tutelage, they will learn to create wonderful kirpans, swords, jewelry and sacred objects to help heal, uplift and bless our world.
We needed $40,000 to outfit the studio and have received $15,000 to date - so $25,000 is still needed. Funds contributed can be tax-deductible and any amount will be welcomed! Anyone offering $2000 or more to this project will be invited to come and participate at MPA with me and learn kirpan/sword/jewelry making and design with us in Amritsar (travel and lodging will be at your expense). Thank you.
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