How does Gurbani define a true Bhagat? What is the true Bhagati of a Bhagat? Learn from reputed scholars of gurbani on what qualities and criteria distinguish a Bhagat from the rest of society. #syana2017#syanagurmatretreat #seeyousoon!
Immerse yourselves into the emotional journey of what it is like to walk the path of the bhagats. In a Q/A format, S. Kuldeep Singh will talk about his experiences and the people he has met that have followed the path. Conducted in an intimate setting, get a glimpse of how the Guru’s path is truly unique and not for the faint of heart. #syana2017#syanagurmatretreat #seeyouthere
Be a part of this challenging team exercise at SYANA Gurmat Retreat to figure out how to answer our own questions about the moral, social, political, religious, environmental and economics problems that plague the world today. Learn how to research gurbani, sikh practices, and history to respond to the ethical and real world crises of the current day. #syana2017 #onemoreweek #seeyousoon!
“Often times what makes the headlines or hits the history books are those prolific leaders and the milestone events, but that’s rarely where revolutions begin.” – Rubin Paul Singh
As current events have shown us, to take a stand and bring about a paradigm shift requires an enormous change in social thinking. Gurbani and Sikh history tell us that every small action and effort adds up, brings down regimes, alters cultural mindsets and inspires generations forever. Be a part of this intense creative group discussion at SYANA Gurmat Retreat and develop the skills to bring about micro revolutions of your own. #syana2017 #onemoreweek #seeyouthere
In one of the workshops at SYANA Gurmat Retreat we will learn from our glorious past of Sikh History, of Singhs and Kaurs that sacrificed their all to walk on this difficult path. How they dealt with adversity, and challenged the status quo. Santbir Singh will regale you with the stories of sikhs from the Guru’s period, the times of the Misl, Khalsa Raj, and even contemporary times. These examples of historical figures will illustrate how time and time again, gursikhs have been inspired by Gurbani to walk on the edges of swords.
This SYANA Gurmat Retreat workshop will bring the message of the shabad close to heart. How we are challenged every day in our personal lives, whether in our family, social, religious or political spheres. How do we implement the values of gurbani in our everyday modern lives and follow the path that the gursikhs of the past set. #syana2017 #areyouin#seeyouthere
Wondering what SYANA Gurmat Retreat is all about? Here’s one of the workshops planned: ⠀
The theme shabad for the retreat is the 14th pauri of Anand Sahib: ⠀
ਭਗਤਾ ਕੀ ਚਾਲ ਨਿਰਾਲੀ ॥⠀
Bhagathaa Kee Chaal Niraalee ||⠀
ਚਾਲਾ ਨਿਰਾਲੀ ਭਗਤਾਹ ਕੇਰੀ ਬਿਖਮ ਮਾਰਗਿ ਚਲਣਾ ॥⠀
Chaalaa Niraalee Bhagathaah Kaeree Bikham Maarag Chalanaa ||⠀
ਲਬੁ ਲੋਭੁ ਅਹੰਕਾਰੁ ਤਜਿ ਤ੍ਰਿਸਨਾ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਨਾਹੀ ਬੋਲਣਾ ॥⠀
Lab Lobh Ahankaar Thaj Thrisanaa Bahuth Naahee Bolanaa ||⠀
ਖੰਨਿਅਹੁ ਤਿਖੀ ਵਾਲਹੁ ਨਿਕੀ ਏਤੁ ਮਾਰਗਿ ਜਾਣਾ ॥⠀
Khanniahu Thikhee Vaalahu Nikee Eaeth Maarag Jaanaa ||⠀
ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦੀ ਜਿਨੀ ਆਪੁ ਤਜਿਆ ਹਰਿ ਵਾਸਨਾ ਸਮਾਣੀ ॥⠀
Gur Parasaadhee Jinee Aap Thajiaa Har Vaasanaa Samaanee ||⠀
ਕਹੈ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਚਾਲ ਭਗਤਾ ਜੁਗਹੁ ਜੁਗੁ ਨਿਰਾਲੀ ॥੧੪॥⠀
Kehai Naanak Chaal Bhagathaa Jugahu Jug Niraalee ||14||⠀
This interactive workshop will allow participants to understand and explore the meanings and myriads of translations through discussions. Shabads from gurbani that expand on this general theme: the path of the saintly ones, the qualities that make a bhagat and how it is possible to attain them will be introduced by the moderators to provide a comprehensive understanding of the topic.⠀
Make sure you register for #syana2017! http://buff.ly/2pHU5k5
Registration Opens Tonight!
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
Just a reminder registration will be opening tonight at 8:30 pm!!
Remember, spots are limited and fill up quickly, so please be sure to register in time.
Please have the following information on hand for registration:
– Valid credit card (in the United States, you can opt for ACH)
– Health insurance info
– Any allergies
– Prescription medication
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We look forward for another amazing year at camp!!
Vaaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
Sikh Youth Alliance of North America (SYANA) is excited to announce this year’s Gurmat camp will be held from July 2nd to July 8th at Camp Copneconic in Fenton, MI – approx. 60 minutes outside of Detroit.
Online registration will open next week on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at www.sikhyouthalliance.org/camp. We will be sending out more information on the registration process in the upcoming days.
The annual Gurmat camp has always been SYANA’s flagship endeavor, aimed at giving Sikh youth across North America exposure and access to the Guru’s message, in the hopes of inspiring a life-long commitment to the Sikh way of life.
For over 40 years, SYANA has provided Sikh children across North America with a 1 week summer experience that immerses the youngest members of our Panth in Keertan, Paath, Gurmat, History classes, and most importantly, the benefits of Guru-oriented Sangat.
SYANA Gurmat Camp returns for its third year to Camp Copneconic. Situated on 750 wooded acres around Lake Copneconic, the campsite offers a variety of programming including high ropes courses, archery, ziplines and water activities. A serene and natural atmosphere with dorm-like accommodations will help make sure our campers are comfortable throughout their stay. We have had great success at this campsite in the past few years and will continue to improve the already amazing camp experience by offering more personalized attention to each one of our campers.
This yearly event aims to bring together Sikh youth from across North America to an environment where the Sikh way of life can be experienced. Immersed in the inspiring traditions of the Sikh faith, these youth capture a glimpse of the Guru’s message in the hopes of encouraging a love for the Sikh path. The camp is structured to encourage relationships that strengthen a spiritual experience through Sangat. In spending a week together, youth create friendships that last a lifetime.
We hope to welcome both veteran and new campers into a week-long adventure of Sikhi-inspired fun and learning.
Vaaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!