Arriving at the Gurdwara - you can see the Nishan Sahib orange flag which lets all know that the Gurdwara is a safe place for food and rest.
We took off our shoes and covered our heads for respect.
In the prayer hall we learned about the 5 Ks of Sikhism and why Sikhs practise them - we even looked at the kirpan blade and what it meant, as well as how the khanda symbol of Sikhism reminds Sikhs of their duties.
Meditation is an important practice in Sikhism and we were shown how it's done. We focused on the sounds 'wa' 'he' 'gu' 'ru' moving through our bodies and how it cleared our heads and helped relax us!
We were very, very lucky see the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh scriptures which are the eternal Guru for Sikhs. The Guru Granth Sahib is treated with utmost respect, including using the chaur sahib to fan the Guru Granth Sahib. This shows reverence and respect for the guidance and wisdom it provides Sikhs all over the world!
We learned Sikh worship is very musical, with singing hymns and drums! We even had a go ourselves.
The langar is the free kitchen in every Gurdwara where everyone is treated the same. We were allowed to use it for our own lunch break and had our names written in the Gurmukhi script, the alphabet used by Sikhs for writing Punjabi!