Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Boss Sikhi Camp 2009

From 13th to 19th August Sikhi Camp, which is organized by B.O.S.S., was held in North Wales. Guru Sahib did so much kirpaa and blessed everyone inspiration, devotion, and love for Sikhi. There were quite a few new campers who all enjoyed themselves and felt an inner awakening and thirst for Sikhi. As most years there were Gursikhs from India and abroad who shared their inspiration with campers as well. It was moving to see campers build up a relationship with Guru Sahib throughout the week and progress in their spiritual journey.

Unfortunately I went ill during the camp like many other people. With Guru Sahib's kirpaa Daas did NOT have Swine Flu (despite the whole world thinking I had Swine Flu. lol). It was unfortunate that I had to stay in bed for three days during the camp and missed out on the talks, Sangat, diwaans, and Darshan of Guru Sahib. However, the day I was allowed back in the camp was amazing. It was so great to have Guru Sahib's Darshan and have Darshan of the Sangat. In two or so days that I participated in the camp, the highlight of the camp for me was seeing Baba Ranjeet Singh Dhadrian wale and taking part in the morning Naam Abhiyaas they led in the Darbaar Sahib. The atmosphere during the Naam Abhiyaas was electrifying! Baba Jee is a great soul. I have never seen him before, and having heard and seen him you can feel and experience that he is a great soul who has been blessed with Guru Sahib to inspire others.

As always the last day of camp was emotional for everyone. Seeing Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee Maharaaj leave the camp site was moving. All the campers walked behind Guru Sahib as Guru Jee left the camp site. During the camp I had the opportunity to have Darshan of such blessed Gursikhs. The Sevadaars cooking Langar and certain other Sevadaars were just purely amazing. It was humbling how they did Sevaa very discreetly behind the scenes. "Gursikhaa Kee Har Dhoor De Ham Paapee Bhee Gat Paae."

Here's some photos (taken by others):

Campers having Darshan of Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee Maharaaj.

Bhai Sardara Singh jee teaching martial arts to campers.

Campers hiking as part of the afternoon activities.

Sevadaars in Langar kitchen.

Langar being served.

Young children with Bhai Rupinder Singh jee came all the way from East London (a 6 hour drive) to do Parchaar and speak about 'satkaar' (respect) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee. Amazing sevaa.

Note: There's not many photos of Sikhi Camp 2009 up yet. I assume the official photos will be put up in a few weeks time or so.

Dhan Guru, Hai Teree Sikhee.

Lakh Lakh Vadhaayee to everyone on the Pehilaa Parkaash Diwaas of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee. Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee Maharaaj!

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