Khalsa Camp UK took place from 22nd August to 27th August. As always the camp was a great inspiration and 5 day of pure bliss! What makes Khalsa Camp special is the elder Gursikhs that are there who share their wealth of knowledge, experience and pyaar. But the best highlight is always is the Amrit-velaa and Diwaans. With Guru Sahib's kirpaa this year's camp was over-subscribed and had lots of new campers including campers from other faiths who wished to explore Sikhi and learn more.
This year the talks were on the Jeevan of a Gurmukh by Bhai Surjeet Singh jee (India); Sikhi and Humanism by Dr. Gurnam Singh (Warwick); the Spirit of Sevaa; Karam Philosophy by Bhai Tarsem Singh jee; and Sarbat Da Bhalaa by Bhai Surjeet Singh jee. Instead of two lectures a day, there were 10 workshops for campers to attend and rotate around. The workshops varied in the different topics. With Guru Sahib's kirpaa the camp was great. On the way back from the camp we arrived at Cross Road Gurdwara Sahib in Coventry. I saw a non-Amritdhari family who had come to Khalsa Camp for the first time and I had never seen at any programmes etc. So I told a Singh to tell them to about the upcoming keertan programmes so that they can take advantage of the Sangat. When the Singh told them that next week there is a Rainsbaaee Keertan at the Gurdwara, the lady replied, "I am not interested in knowing when the next Keertan programme is, I am interested to know when the next Amrit Sanchaar is! I didn't understand or realise the worth of life until I went to Khalsa Camp. My family and I want to take Amrit now." Waheguru.
Some photos from the camp:
Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee Maharaaj.
Ardaas - Bhai Sahib Jarnail Singh jee.
Guru Sahib's Sukhaasan Sevaa.
Talk by Bhai Surjeet Singh jee (India).
Talk on Sikhi and Humanism by Dr. Gurnam Singh (Warwick).
Jathedaar Bhai Raghbir Singh jee and Bhai Sahib Jarnail Singh jee's Gurmat workshop.
Bhai Ravjeet Singh's talk about United Sikhs and Seva Projects.
Youth & Social Issues Workshop - Bhai Jagjit Singh jee (Leeds)
Science & Gurmat Workshop - Bhai Satnam Singh jee (Hayes).
General Vichaar workshop.
Family Values workshop - Bhai Jaspal Singh jee and Bhenji Daljeet Kaur (Leicester).
Workshop - Bhai Joginder Singh jee (Leicester).
Khalsa Camp hoodie. (You have to be careful not to wear it in a shopping centre!).
Late night Q&A session
Panth Time (question time) hosted by Dr. Gurnam Singh (Leamington Spa).
Talk on Karam philosophy by Bhai Tarsem Singh jee (Warwick).
Last night rainsbaaee keertan - Bhenji from Finland.
Last night rainsbaaee keertan - Bhenji Manpreet Kaur (California).
Last night rainsbaaee keertan - Bhai Surjeet Singh jee.
Guru jee leaving camp site on last day - Pehredaar lead the way.
Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee leaving the camp site.
Dhan Hai Guru, Dhan Hai Teree Sikhee.