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Thai Yoga Massage is an amazing practice to share with people at casual gatherings as it is a clothed modality that involves stretching and movement on the floor traditionally and leaves people feeling refreshed even after a few moves are done. 346 more words


It’s been six months since I joined this place, and, despite all my optimism, I’m not sure whether I’ll be back. Although I said goodbye to that same environment a few miles across the sea sometime last year, here I found myself. 164 more words


Altruism: the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others

After I graduated college, I decided my next move would align with my desire to change lives and help others. Maybe that’s always been my purpose in life, casting myself in the fixer-upper role, but I love it and learned it well. 614 more words



Upon entering the Diwan hall, it is customary for Sikhs to prostrate in front of the Guru Granth Sahib. Shoes must be removed, and the head must be covered. 12 more words


Sikh Artifacts and Offering

A Sikh woman is offering a gift to the Guru. Gifts can be in the form of money or other items such as groceries, flowers, etc… Funds obtained from gift-giving are used from temple maintenance, education, and community projects.


Social Dining

In Sikh culture, food is served free to all in a common dining hall, known as a Langar, such as this one at the Nishkam Seva Gurdwara Sahib. 33 more words


Prayer and Meditation

Although Sikh men and women share the same prayer hall (known as a Diwan hall) and come and go as they please, the men and women sit on opposite sides of the central aisle.