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American Sikh - No Gurdwara

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29 minutes ago, TammyRanay said:

What do you suggest to American Sikhs whom have..... No Gurdwara ? 

Do bhagti at home, there are certain situations where this might happen, and as Sikhs we should do the best we can to follow the Guru when we don't have Sangat.

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there are loads of internet radio stations giving out Kirtan , Katha (discourse on Gurbani) ,

TV channels are also available like Sikh channel , Akaal Channel

Youtube video channels are numerous  like Sikh2inspire, BasicsofSikhi, Caramel Studio,

put FB pages on your feed which will post the hukham nama (daily reading of Guru ji's advice) from the different Takhts(thrones) of sikhi, latest sikh news

come onto sikh forums 

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1 hour ago, TammyRanay said:

What do you suggest to American Sikhs whom have..... No Gurdwara ? 

Just tell me, is Wahiguru limited to Gurdwaras?

So, as the posters above have suggested, pray at home or wherever you feel talking to Wahiguru Jee, and as  jkvlondon pen jee has said, you have lots of kathas, keertan,  sikh channels online... make the most of it.

God bless you.

Sat Sree Akal.

 

 

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4 hours ago, TammyRanay said:

What do you suggest to American Sikhs whom have..... No Gurdwara ? 

Just to add:

I grew up living close by a Gurdwara, but now I'm not near one, and it's become normal for me to do my simran and prayers at home.

Also, as others have alluded to, there are so many resources available these days with the internet that weren't around not long ago, from youtube prayers and downloadable books and audio files that you have unprecedented access to material these days.

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plus you can read Guru Granth Sahib online :

http://www.srigranth.org/servlet/gurbani.gurbani?S=y

and take a cyber hukhamnama if you wanted advice from Guru ji directly  on
http://www.simran.info/hukamnama/cyber.html

 

plus some apps have been developed to test knowledge of words in old Gurmukhi grammar from gurbani  which modern punjabi speakers may misunderstand (sorry it's gurmukhi mostly):

Gurbani Bodh

but you have others which give you the daily prayer book , The Nit Nem   (nit everyday nem practice)  as a visual and others which recite Gur bani for you 

a little article in english about the Nitnem :

http://www.globalgurmat.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Meaning-and-Importance-of-Gurbani-and-Nitnem.pdf

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Also you can visit a gurudwara in the holidays. Christmas, thanksgiving, and New Years holidays are coming up. You can plan a road trip to the nearest gurudwara. You can google them or find them on worldgurudwara.com. i dont know if that website still exists or if i typed it right, but i think google n google maps will work.try googling sikh temple if gurudwara doesnt yield any results.

Also u can try to attend samagams. They r like 3 day long events where international ppl come, so they usually have transportation and accommodations for staying. They have buses n picking up from airports....again u will have to google. Some sites u can look into are akj.org, dodra samagams, summer solstice  by 3HO ppl

Another thing u can do is attend sikh retreats. They r like religious camps, very fun, open, outdoorsy, yet have gurudwara sessions evening and mornings. Most r in english now. At christmas time there is West Coast Sikhi Camp for 4 days in California. For the price of 200, they will give u cabin, food, activities, n maybe free bus to pick up if u live closeby. There is chardi kala camp near New York. Khalsa camp in uk....i bet theres lots more that u can google. 

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  • ਹਰਿ ਮੰਦਰੁ ਏਹੁ ਸਰੀਰੁ ਹੈ ਗਿਆਨਿ ਰਤਨਿ ਪਰਗਟੁ ਹੋਇ ॥: This body is the "Harmandir" (Hari's Temple, but this secret) is revealed by the Jewel of the Divine Wisdom  (ang1346).

Guru ji says we can make our body into a gurdwara by putting simran and gurbani into it.

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3 hours ago, R78 said:
  • ਹਰਿ ਮੰਦਰੁ ਏਹੁ ਸਰੀਰੁ ਹੈ ਗਿਆਨਿ ਰਤਨਿ ਪਰਗਟੁ ਹੋਇ ॥: This body is the "Harmandir" (Hari's Temple, but this secret) is revealed by the Jewel of the Divine Wisdom  (ang1346).

Guru ji says we can make our body into a gurdwara by putting simran and gurbani into it.

Beautifully Said 

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