Sikh Center of Oregon regularly hosts visitors who are interested to learn about Sikhism. A visit to the gurdwara (Sikh place of congregation & learning) is a good way to get introduced to Sikhs, their way of worship and their community as well as getting acquainted with the teachings of the Sikh spiritual teachers (Gurus) that are revered in the form of holy Sikh scripture, Guru Granth Sahib. We provide an orientation to all new visitors. Our main Sunday service runs from 11:30 am to about 1:30 pm. If you contact (firstname.lastname@example.org) us let us know your interest and the date and time of your visit, we will arrange for a volunteer to meet with you. Thank you for your interest and we welcome you to Sikh Center of Oregon !!
ਫਰੀਦਾ ਦਰੀਆਵੈ ਕੰਨ੍ਹ੍ਹੈ ਬਗੁਲਾ ਬੈਠਾ ਕੇਲ ਕਰੇ ॥
ਕੇਲ ਕਰੇਦੇ ਹੰਝ ਨੋ ਅਚਿੰਤੇ ਬਾਜ ਪਏ ॥
ਬਾਜ ਪਏ ਤਿਸੁ ਰਬ ਦੇ ਕੇਲਾਂ ਵਿਸਰੀਆਂ ॥
ਜੋ ਮਨਿ ਚਿਤਿ ਨ ਚੇਤੇ ਸਨਿ ਸੋ ਗਾਲੀ ਰਬ ਕੀਆਂ ॥੯੯॥
The Sikh community in the Portland area is deeply saddened, that our beloved Ramandeep Singh Dhillon has completed his earthly journey and left for his heavenly abode on Feb 12th, 2017.
As Guru’s advises us in such difficult moments, first and foremost, let’s all keep Ramandeep Singh in our prayers and pray to Waheguru ji to accept the departed soul in His benevolent presence. Let’s also pray that Waheguru ji gives strength and courage to the bereaved family to deal with this tremendous loss.
We will miss Ramandeep Singh’s friendly smile, joyous nature and his eagerness to help his friends and lend a helping hand in all community matters. Last summer when we participated in the Salem Nagar Kirtan, he single handedly converted a pick-up truck into a beautiful float, which our sangat proudly carried to Nagar Kirtan.
Fond Memories of Ramandeep Singh Dhillon
Below are some of the messages that have been kindly shared by of Ramandeep’s family and friends or recalled from the conversations that have happened since his passing:
S. Daya Singh ji:
“Raman was a son, but he was also a friend to me. I could talk and say anything to him. If I sometimes said something to him in a harsh fatherly tone, he would just laugh it away. It’s amazing thing that his little son came into this family after much waiting and now his father has gone away! I cared for Raman when he was little and he played with me beard when it was black and now he has given me this young “toy” to play with my white beard...
I don’t let people around me cry easily even in the most difficult of situations. These last 4 days have been tough, but we have to remember that Waheguru gives us all these relations and can take away whenever He wishes. In reality, there is no difference between the two events. We just get caught up in attachment (moh), which causes the suffering. “Moh” of anything should be shunned, even our own self. We need to teach our mind (mann) to keep us free from attachment to the falsehood and keep us attached to Waheguru naam, which will carry us to across – ਮੰਨੈ ਪਾਵਹਿ ਮੋਖੁ ਦੁਆਰੁ ॥ “
Amit Sachu & Harpreet Sachu:
With loving memories of Ramandeep Singh Dhillon a.k.a "Randy Dhillon", There is something about losing a friend like you that is permanent and inexpressible...A lovely person like him is a precious possession which no one can steal...not even God. Randy will always be with us in all our good memories. God sends the most beautiful people on earth to spread love and affection and this job he did very perfectly.
Randy Dhillon...You would be an example of spreading happiness everywhere.
I would like to share the beautiful lines by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
"What is lovely never dies, but passes into another loveliness, Star-dust or Sea-foam, Flower or winged air"
May Waheguru bless strength and courage to your family to pass through this biggest grief and difficult circumstances and He rests your soul in peace!
"We will always remember him as a friendly and jovial person"
Raja and Prabhjot Minhas:
"He was very kind, loving and caring guy. Always used to have smile on his face ...full of life"
J. S. Bhatia:
“His little son will never know what a father’s warm embrace feels like…”
“There is a great emptiness left by Ramandeep’s passing, I will pray to waheguru sache patsha to bless his soul"
“My daughter Kainat, had a play date with Raman’s daughter, Jasleen last Sunday after the Gurdwara at their house. Everything seemed so happy and normal in their house just a week ago. It all seems so surreal now, that there won’t be another day that like again, ever! I hope and pray that Jasleen will be able to forget this over time and have a normal childhood, but I know from prior family experience, that it won’t really be normal again for Jasleen. These events affect children in very profound ways. The only thought that comforts the mind in a situation like this is Guru’s message: ਮਾਨੁਖ ਕੈ ਕਿਛੁ ਨਾਹੀ ਹਾਥਿ ॥ “
1. Kirtani Jatha needed (3 person) who can regularly perform Kirtan at the Gurudwara, and also do daily sewa for SGGS. They should be skilled in Asa-Di-Var kirtan. They should be willing to teach Kirtan to the community youth and adults.
Aerial view of gurdwara premises
Operating hours & regular programs
Gurudwara is open 7-days a week from 7am to 9pm.
7:30 AM: Sri Guru Granth Sahib Parkash, Japji Sahib paath
6:30 PM: Rehras paath, Sohila paath, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Sukhasan
7:30 AM: Sri Guru Granth Sahib Parkash, Japji Sahib paath
9:00 - 10:30 AM: Sukhmani Sahib paath
9:45 - 10:45 AM: Kirtan class for youth
11:00 - 12:00 Noon: Kirtan performance by youth.
11:00 - 12:00 Noon: Entry Level Punjabi class for young children by Mavi Kaur and Jasman Singh
12:00 - 1:15 PM: Kirtan performance by Sangat (adults)
1:15 PM: Ardas, Hukumnama, bhog & samapati
12:00 - 2:30 PM: Langar (community meal for congregation)
2:00 - 2:15 PM: Naam Meditation and movement class by Daljit Singh
2:15 - 3:00 PM: Advanced Punjabi class by Ravneet Singh and Ravleen Kaur
FOR VISITORS: For Gurudwara visitors interested to learn about Sikhism the best time to come is on Sunday 11:30am to 1:30pm. Please familiar yourself with the Gurudwara etiquettes.
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The aim of our fund drive is to increase the amount of monthly pledges to Beaverton Gurdwara from the current total of $1700 to $3500 per month. As you already know, the current location of Beaverton Gurdwara is a leased property and the rent is $1900 per month. With all the utilities figured in, we are spending about $2500 per month. The need has been felt for some time now to hire a Bhai Sahib so that gurdwara open time could be expanded, kirtan and santhiya classes could be offered and monthly sehaj paath could be performed at Beaverton Gurdwara. Sangat of Beaverton Gurdwara also had originally come together with a future vision of a permanent gurdwara location. In order to make that vision a reality, we need to start accumulating funds so that when an opportunity arises to own a permanent location, we could move forward. Please note that all the legal, operational and financial functions of Beaverton Gurdwara are conducted under the name of Sikh Center of Oregon, which is a non-profit religious organization.