Posts tagged: Amritsar

Cantando en el Templo Dorado

El aire de la madrugada en Amritsar es cálido a mediados de Septiembre. Nuestro auto corría por las calles vacías. Estábamos atrasados. conductores de Rickshaw cubiertos en mantas dormían en sus carros. Ampolletas incandescentes solitarias descubrieron perros callejeros husmeando montones de basura. Los fantasmas de una ciudad. Mi mente se preguntó “Soy digno de esto?”
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Ishnaan Seva at the Golden Temple

This is a true story about how sometimes something looks like one thing but it is actually something quite different. I remember Siri Singh Sahib Ji speaking in Gurdwara about three kinds of stories we should all be telling each other: inspirational stories of our personal experience, stories of our history and stories of
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My Diwali Started Early

But our mission that night was to see a more somber vision. The only twinkle in this sea was the blade of a spear catching light. A sea of blue appeared before the Akal Takhat. Heads bowed, listening to Rahiras Sahib, sat 500 weapon clad Nihang Singhs. Representing the various armies, they were present to

Singing in the Golden Temple

The early morning air in Amritsar is balmy in mid-September. Our car raced through utterly empty streets. We were running late. Rickshaw peddlers covered in shawls slept on their chariots. Lonely incandescent bulbs uncovered stray dogs sifting trash heaps. The ghosts of a city. My mind wandered. "Am I worthy of this?" Did I
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Meditating on Guru Ram Das

For a while, I found myself in a conundrum; how do I relate to people that live in such a different way? Because they drink and do not meditate, does that mean I should not be in their company? Shall I seclude myself from a majority of the people around me? I decided that I