Saturday, August 28, 2010

Khalsa Camp Canada 2010...

This year with Guru Sahib's kirpaa, the first-ever Khalsa Camp was held in Canada. Khalsa Camp was established in the UK in 1990 and has been providing inspiration and motivation to young and old seeking to discover the spirit within. With the help of Khalsa Camp UK the Canada Gursikhs organised the first Canadian Khalsa Camp in Hope, British Columbia.

The camp site was in the mountains surrounded by beautiful scenery. The camp site was called 'Camp Hope'. It was run by Sevent Day Adventist Christians. The camp is a meat and alcohol free site. The camp stewards told us that their particular Church believes that the body is the temple of God and for that reason they did not eat or drink anything that pollutes or is unhealthy for the body and for that reason they refrain from alcohol and meat.

It was a great privilege to have Sangat with great Gursikhs like Master Niranjan Singh jee and Bhai Sahib Bharpoor Singh jee whose presence alone was inspirational alone. The young Gursikhs did a great job in organising their first camp. I hope the Gursikhs in Canada continue to do the good work and with Guru Sahib's kirpaa Khalsa Camp in Canada grows in its success.

Some photos from the camp (taken from S1ngh & K@ur flickr):

Mountain View, Camp Hope Cabins.

Mountain View, Camp Hope Cabins.

Langar Hall.

Diwaan Hall

Top of hiking trail.

Archery activity.

Up in the mountains.

Veer Tarun Singh, Bhai Sahib and Veer Prabhjot Singh. Note the plank of wood was creeking and sounding like it was about to snap and break any moment!

Bhai Tarsem Singh jee (UK) doing a talk on "Actions speak louder than Words".

Dr. Ravinder Singh jee (Lose Angeles) doing a talk on being in Chardi Kalaa.

Bhai Sahib Bharpoor Singh jee. He reminds me of Baba Harnam Singh jee Rampur Khera Wale. Such a sweet Gursikh. Waheguru :)

Master Niranjan Singh jee speaking in the Q&A session. Dhan Guru, Dhan Guru Ke Pyaare :)

One night Veer Vikram Singh, magic-master from California, did a magic trick whereby he got Master Niranjan Singh jee to stand on one side of the room and me to stand on the other. He tapped Master jee's right shoulder and I felt the tap at the same time on the same shoulder! Very strange and spooky!

An uncle jee who missed out the night time magic show asked Vikram Singh to show some tricks in the langar hall. Veer Prabhjot Singh (California) joined in and showed some tricks as well.

Master jee showing campers some Angs (respected pages) of the handwritten Saroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee he has written. It took Master jee between 5 and 6 years to write. He is currently proof reading it. Waheguru.

ਸਲੋਕ ਮਃ ੧ ||
ਧੰਨੁ ਸੁ ਕਾਗਦੁ ਕਲਮ ਧੰਨੁ ਧਨੁ ਭਾਂਡਾ ਧਨੁ ਮਸੁ ||
ਧਨੁ ਲੇਖਾਰੀ ਨਾਨਕਾ ਜਿਨਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਲਿਖਾਇਆ ਸਚੁ ||੧||
"Blessed is the paper, blessed is the pen, blessed is the inkwell, and blessed is the ink. Blessed is the writer, O Nanak, who writes the True Name. ||1||" (Ang 1291)

On the last day the Gursikhs took us to a waterfall nearby. Although there were signs stating not to go beyond this point everyone decided to climb up. Satnam Waheguru.

Pali Bhaji (Palwinder Singh), brother of Veer Preetam Singh (Coventry). A very happy Singh!

Veer Bhagatjot Singh (New Jersey)! Another happy Singh :)

Group photo.

Dhan Hai Guru, Dhan Hai Teree Sikhee!


gurbanivichar at said...

Many thanks for sharing the blissful visual of LareVarGorSroop and news of some
one in Love with Guru/Goroo to validate "Likhate kol Taraeaa Jeo" &

kehathae pavithr sunathae sabh dhhann likhathanaee kul thaariaa jeeo ||ANK 81

Could some one please connect this one to the Bhai Sahib Jeo to learn more about
his love with Goroo during these years of connectivity.


It was a SPIRITUALLY lifting experience to watch Camp Photos.

Anonymous said...

waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh.
very nice ...waheguru