As the longest continuously operating Sikh Gurdwara community in Arizona, Guru Nanak Dwara offers visitors a beautiful and peaceful place to meditate, or to simply learn about another culture.
Founded in 1970 by Yogi Bhajan, who famously introduced Kundalini Yoga to the West, Guru Nanak Dwara — literally translated “Gate to Guru Nanak,” Nanak being the founding Guru of Sikhism — carries out a mission to support the Sadh Sangat (company of the holy) and the broader Phoenix community through regular services and community programs.
The Sikh Temple near central Phoenix accepts visitors from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. You can call 602-810-0745 to schedule a private tour of the campus.
If you wish to meditate, you may attend one of the daily services at 5:45 a.m. or 6 p.m. You may also attend one of the primary services on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Friday at 7 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Meditation services are open to everyone. Following the Friday night and Sunday afternoon services, you can enjoy a free, traditional Indian meal (Guru Ka Langar).
Please be aware that when you enter the Sikh Temple you will need to take off your shoes and put on a head cover. Head covers are located near the entrance.
Location: 2302 N 9th St, Phoenix
Hours: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily