Sharing the Experience of Shabad Guru and Kundalini Yoga to Strengthen the Spirit
SDI is honored to set up and host the Gurdwara annually at both the Sat Nam Fest West in April and Sat Nam Fest East in August.
We create a beautiful and sacred space where we come together each morning, for the Gurdwara portion of our daily sadhana (spiritual practice), to sing the praises of the Infinite, to connect to our divine Self and to listen to the daily hukam from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib (the sacred writings of the Sikh Gurus and other saints and sages).
Of the 100s who attend, for many this is their first experience in a Gurdwara, or “House of the Guru”. In the Sikh tradition, the word “Guru” refers to the great Eternal Wisdom that connects our soul to the Infinite. The Sikh form of worship is through the Shabad Guru, the Divine Sound Current, and so together we sing the praises of the Infinite and connect with that eternal vibration of wisdom and devotion through chanting the sacred words from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib.
The language of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib is Gurmukhi, which means “from the mouth of the Guru”. When we sing in the original language, we can experience that same exalted state of realization and devotion as when the words were originally uttered.
In addition to this beautiful Gurdwara experience, numerous community members who are also teachers and ministers share the inspiration of our beloved teachings through classes and music at this event; below is a sampling of some of them.