Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Boss Sikhi Camp 2008 Photos



I came back from Boss Sikhi Camp last week! It was amazing! Guru Sahib did so much kirpaa and blessed me as well everyone else with so much inspiration.

At Sikhi Camp I met so many nice souls and pyaar wale Gursikhs. Waheguru. Group 14 was great. (Even though I was a group leader, I thought our group was "group 16". Only realised few days later that we were actually "Group 14"!). Waheguru. Everyone was great! The Keertan was uplifting (as usual!). It was humbling to have to darshan of Bhai Rajinder Singh jee! No words to describe what he said at camp!

It was also moving to see brothers making steps of keeping their Kesh, starting Nitnem, starting to tie dastaars (turbans), and also sisters saying they were going to stop doing beadbi (dishonouring) of their Kesh and wanting to crown themselves with the Dastaar blessed by our Father, Guru Gobind Singh jee Maharaaj. Some campers even decided that they want to take Amrit. So much kirpaa! Unbelievable! Waheguru. Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji!

Here's some photos (taken by others):



Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee going to Darbaar Sahib.


Diwaan.


Breakfast.


Dorms.



Outside diwaan. Very humbling to have sewadaars wash everyone's feet and hands before going into Darbaar Sahib.


For Parkaash and Sukhaasan the Nagaaraa (drum) was beaten the horn was played. It created the same atmosphere as you can imagine at Sri Harmander Sahib, Amritsar.


Happy Singhs. I wonder who looks like they are from East London?


Charan-Kamal Singh. I think this is called Abseiling? Is that right? Or is rock climbing?


Stand up comedy night.


This is from the "hiking" activity. Waheguru Sache Paatshaah! I was told it was a "short walk" and to come along. It wasn't even timetabled for my group. I decided to come along for the "short walk" (which in normal terms means "10 minute walk"). Chalo, we start walking and I realise that the bhai sahib leading the activity is taking us some steep hills which seemed like training for a Yatra of Sri Hemkuntt Sahib! The "short walk" hike took something like 2 or more hours!


Waheguru. It looks like Sukhi bhaji's being crucified! (Note: no one was harmed at Sikhi Camp!).


Rab da shukar. Sukhi bhaji safe and well. (It's zip wire activity, in case someone didn't know what's happening).


Now, how many camps promise a free tractor ride? hehe. (Reminds me of India! Obviously in India you wouldn't have a Gora driving a tractor with apna hitching a ride!).


Truly Panjabi style! Sukhi bhaji hitching a free ride whilst the tractor is moving.


Enjoying the fresh air and beautiful green fields.


Group 14 - What a happy chappy bunch!



Can't wait for Khalsa Camp in a few days!!!


Dhan Hai Guru, Dhan Teree Sikhee!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

i love the pic of the Singh with the HUGE smile in the front row wearing the blue kurta pyjama

He's making me smile just looking at him

Anonymous said...

fateh ji.
i just wanted to ask if you knew whether people could make day trips to the khalsa camp?
thanks
fateh.

Anonymous said...

Veerjee - do you mean Rajinder Singh rather than Rashpal Singh?

Can't think who Rashpal Singh was at camp!?!?

Dhadi said...

amazing camp..wicked....asa di vaar by sukhy singh was amazing

lol that hike. who told u it was ashort walk...u shud of asked me, i would of told it a training for a Hemkunt yatra. lol

hopefully the reunion should be soon

email khalsa camp if u can for day trips

Anonymous said...

waheguru ji ka khalsa
waheguru ji ki fateh

seeing the pictures makes me sad. those few days are like living in sachkhand. amritvela, darbar, gursikhi veechar, talking to gursikhs, people doing so much seva. for a few days we got to experience what sikhi is.

lets all go live at a place like this forever.

waheguru ji ka khalsa
waheguru ji ki fateh

Anonymous said...

Sikhi Camp Reunion 2008
http://www.boss-uk.org/images/sikhicamp2008_reunion_big.jpg

Official Camp Photos 2008
http://www.saintsoldiersounds.com/multimedia/photos/sikhicamp08/

Anonymous said...

Paji wts the link to Sukhis Blogspot??

Jay said...

sikhi camp was AWESOME! it was my first one and i'm already looking forward to next year's! the stand up comedy night was really funny, and the langar was delicious! and the divaans were just outstanding!

i recommend this camp for everyone, because you really do learn alot and meet some amazing people. it was an experience of a lifetime! never shall be forgotten!!

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Anonymous said...

keep it up>>>