Las Vigas and the Siri Singhasan

Las Vigas and the Siri Singhasan

Beloveds, As the big addition to the Gurdwara in Española, which would become Siri Singhasan e Khalsa, was being built, it came time to find the ceiling beams. We wanted to follow the traditional New Mexico way of building, which meant using vigas. Vigas are tree...
The Siri Singhasan

The Siri Singhasan

Beloveds, After the addition to the Gurdwara at Española was complete, the Siri Singh Sahib told us it was forthwith to be known as Siri Takht à Khalsa. This was big deal. There are five recognized Takhts (seats of authority) for the Sikhs. Here, the sole Siri Singh...
From Copper to Gold

From Copper to Gold

Beloveds, When the Ranch in Espanola was purchased, it was very different than the Ranch you see today.  One of the first projects was to build a new residence on it for the Siri Singh Sahib.  I am not entirely aware how or why, but the geodesic dome was...
Where is the Dome?  (Part 4)

Where is the Dome? (Part 4)

Beloveds, Even though the major part of the gilding was done on the Dome, there were little bits and pieces yet to be complete.  A khanda, or sword, was to be added as a finishing touch to the very top.  The khanda was carved out of steel and mounted on a...
Where is the Dome?  (Part 3)

Where is the Dome? (Part 3)

Beloveds, Once the Dome had a good solid structure and a smooth surface, the detail remained of how to cover it with gold.  Ceramic or glass tiles with gold glaze were discussed, but remember, this was before the days of internet, eBay, Amazon, or Alibaba, there...