Sikhism

The Guibord Center  stands by and with our Sikh friends and neighbors, committed to teaching people about Sikhs, their faith and customs, and their generosity and kindness and courage. We are dedicated to challenging assumptions and hate speech wherever we encounter them, and affirming the beauty and power of the Holy in our brothers and sisters of the Sikh faith.

Sikhism 101

Sikhism was founded upon a reverence for the sanctity of every human being’s spiritual nature and abiding respect for whatever path brings them into relationship with the Holy. Sikhs are known throughout the world for their generous hospitality in feeding the hungry.

 Sikh Sacred Texts in Sacred Places

The Guru Granth Sahib is the sacred text of the Sikh religion. The fifth largest religion in the world today was founded in the 15th century by Guru Nanak in the Punjab area of India and Pakistan during a time of great injustice with the caste system.

Decoding Rituals and Symbols of Sikhism

The most recognizable symbol of the Sikh Faith is the Turban, which represents honor, self-respect, courage, spirituality, and piety. Wearing the turban indicates constant reverence for God. 

Sikh Festivals and Observances

The Nanakshahi calendar is a tropical solar calendar used to determine the dates for important Sikh events. It has been in use since 1998.