“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
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