2021 Gurmat Retreat
Dearest beloved Sangat,
Words fail us when we remember how it feels to be in your powerful presence. You’ve been greatly missed in the past year as we navigate living through a pandemic that makes being physically together so difficult. We have longed for that connection to Sangat of the Guru’s beloveds…the ocean of love, galaxy of virtues, limitless pool of perfection, the ever-jubilant collective.
ਮੋਹਿ ਗਰੀਬ ਕਉ ਲੇਹੁ ਰਲਾਇ ॥ਨਾਨਕ ਆਇ ਪਏ ਸਰਣਾਇ ॥੪॥੩੮॥੮੯॥
All the time, with hands folded, I am focused (on one request):
May I lay my eyes on those Gurmukh Sadhs, please.
Please include me, a poor outcast, in your Sangat.
Please unite me, this poor outcast. I have come to this safe haven (after so long).
This ache in our hearts is great; so great that we’ve started new projects, met new people, found creative ways to remain connected with you through the pandemic. Yet, that same ache uncovers a deeper reflection than ever before of what you mean to us.
This year at the SYANA Gurmat Retreat, we invite you to reflect on and connect with the Guru’s institution of Sangat together with us: why it’s so essential; who creates the Sangat; where to find Sangat and how to carry it with us at all times. Together, we hope to reaffirm the importance of Sangat in our lives.
We hope to see you there.
ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤਹਿ॥