This unique venue offered four experiences open to Parliament and Barcelona Forum participants alike.
2004 was the 400 year anniversary of the establishment of the Guru Granth Sahib Ji (the Sikh scriptures). In honor of this and other significant Sikh anniversaries, Guru Nanak Niskam Sewak Jatha—a prominent Sikh community based in the United Kingdom—established a major venue for celebration, education and hospitality. A memorable experience for all Parliament participants was the daily offering of langar—a blessed vegetarian meal. Three hundred Sikh volunteers traveled to Barcelona to provide over 6,000 meals each day.
The “sacred space” was used by a variety of religious and spiritual communities for contemplation, meditation, chanting and prayer. This space was ringed by a “sacred carpet of flowers” exhibit created by the Accio Civica Calderina of Caldes de Montbui, Spain.
Walk through Time
A walk throughout time…from stardust to us. An awe-inspiring one-mile-long exhibit depicted the 4.6 billion year evolution of Earth and life on it. This experience was developed by Hewlett-Packard labs and given to the Foundation for Global Community in California, who brought it to the Parliament.
A form of ancient spirituality, walking the labyrinth offered Parliament participants time for quiet meditation and a profound connection with others.