Gathering Around the Light

 

“Gathering Around the Light”

A Celebration at Gobind Sadan, USA – “God’s House without Walls”

 “Everyone is part of my community, I see no one as an “other.” Guru Nanak Dev ji

Saturday, November 13

Gobind Sadan, USA

134 Graves Rd

Central Square, NY 13036

4-8 p.m. followed by a community meal

With the blessings of Baba Virsa Singh ji, Gobind Sadan’s beloved founder and preceptor

 4 p.m.  The meditation center will be open

4:30- 6:00 Program “Building a World without Walls: Bringing Peace within Ourselves and the World”

Break – Tea with Snacks

6:45 – Sacred Music and Meditation

8 p.m. Langar – Community Meal

 

November marks the 20th anniversary of the post 9-11 arson attack on Gobind Sadan, USA. It was the first “hate-inspired” attack on a place of worship following Sept 11. Unfortunately, such misguided attacks and those on people considered “others,” continue today. But based on the teachings of the Sikh Gurus, we responded with a powerful prayer and statement of forgiveness from Baba Virsa Singh ji.

We witnessed 2 great miracles as the Light triumphed over the darkness:

In the midst of the blaze, the Holy Scripture, Guru Granth Sahib, did not burn.

And the power of forgiveness overcame the hatred; healed and transformed the lives of those involved, and rebuilt a community of love.

So as Sikhs are called on to “Recognize everyone as one human race,” we gather to celebrate the Light that brings us all together.

At a time when our country and the world is deeply divided, let us gather and celebrate our shared values and commitment to making a better world for future generations.

Thank you for helping us build a house and a world without walls

For more information  – ralph@gobindsadan.org

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“Keep growing in love for your Master. Do not look to this side or that or even at the path ahead, because people will always be criticizing you.”

Baba Virsa Singh

“Trees do not wear crosses, but the great spiritual beings see God in trees. Water has no symbols, but Guru Gobind Singh says, ‘My God is in water.”

Baba Virsa Singh

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