TO THE GURDWARA:
I would suggest taking a dry run
to the Gurdwara in the daylight before trying to find it at 4 AM!
Anthony's at the Delta:
If you are coming from Anthony's at the Delta, please go to www.MapQuest.com and no other GPS or e-map. The others get it wrong. Get directions from Anthony's at 224 Paseo de Onate, Espanola,
NM to E. Sombrillo Rd., Espanola, NM. At the stoplight intersection of 285/84 and Rt. 106, you will see the DreamCatcher
Theater on your left. Turn left onto Rt. 106 and then fairly shortly, you will take a right onto East Somrillo Rd.
Pretty soon, when you see the white building with the Golden Dome on the left. Just before you reach that building,
turn left into the parking lot. Find a pathway through the buildings that line the parking lot, and walk to the
entrance of the Gurdwara that faces the interior court yard. See below for the combination lock numbers.
From Santa Fe:
At the stoplight on Rt. 285/84, at the DreamCatcher
Cinema, turn east onto Rt. 106, also called Yogi Bhajan Memorial Highway. (This same road on the west or opposite
side of Rt. 285/84 is called Rt. 399.) So, if you are coming from Santa Fe, that would be a right turn, and from the
north--Colorado, that would be a left turn.
Then take another right at the first street
(soon after the driveway to the new elementary school) onto E. Sombrillo Road. Continue for a fairly short distance
until you see the golden dome on the white stucco Gurdwara on the left. This is across from the old elementary school.
Park in the first parking lot that you come to.
If you are attending early morning sadhana which occurs every day,
you can wear modest very casual yoga clothes and a simple head covering such as a scarf or baseball cap. Bring a sheepskin
or towel to sit on during the first prayer, yoga and meditation, but not during the service at the end; plus a blanket or
shawl to wrap yourself in during these special Nectar Hours (Amrit Vela).
called Japji Sahib, 4 AM--Kundalini Yoga, 5 AM--Chanted and Sung Meditation, 6-6:30 AM Service of Sikh hymns, group prayer
and Hukum or teaching from the Sikh Scriptures, then prasad--yummy blessed whole wheat pudding. All are welcome, and
you can drop in at any time during the sadhana. (Protocol--Please cover your head, and when sitting don't face
the bottoms of your feet towards the scriptures.)
Into the Gurdwara:
There are 2 parking lots. As you look at the Golden Domed Gurdwara
from the street, the combination for the lock on the gate to the parking lot on your left is 1,5,6,
9. And the combination to the lock on the gate to the lot to your right is 1, 5, 6,
9 , #.
After you park, go through the arched gate and follow the walk until you come
to the front door which faces the grassey courtyard. Leave your shoes on the shelves to the left of the door.
Now, there is a combination lock on this door that uses buttons. Press the numbers 1, 5, 6, 9. and turn the
handle. Then open the door. Walk in, and be sure that your head is covered. There should be a basket of
head covers in the left side of that atrium. Enjoy the sacredness!
To arrange a tour during weekdays,
please make an appointment with our sweet community secretary, Swaran Kaur at 505-753-6341 during office hours.