Upon entering, you will notice a small room called the Gurdwara. This is a sacred space for meditation and sacred music. You are most welcome to enjoy the peace and power of this sacred space. If you wish to enter, please cover your head and remove your shoes. Do not bring in anything to sit on either.
A Sikh Gurdwara is a prepared environment for raising one's consciousness. Gurdwara literally means "Gate to the Guru" or "Gate to Wisdom". It is a special place and time, because all who come, come for a mutual purpose - to open themselves to the peace and wisdom of the Infinite Creator; to co-create through meditative action and though, an environment where inner growth can take place. The focal point of the Gurdwara is the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, which is covered in cloths on the alter at the front of the room. The Essence of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib is the Guru or Divine Teacher for a Sikh. It is a reflection of the Infinite Word of God, the Shabd Guru, to which all humans have accessibility. And when we meditate on the words of the Guru- the Gurbani - we can experience that vibration. The music sung is called gurbani kirtan, are verses from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. Upon entering the Gurdwara, we bow as an act of humility, acknowledging that there is an Infinite Power which pervades all. Then we sit together on the floor, also as an act of humility, and in a cross-legged position, which is conducive to meditation. It is traditional and part of the discipline of being in a Gurdwara to not point one's feet out towards the direction of the Guru Granth Sahib.
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