Gurmat Retreat May 27 - May 30, 2022

2022 Gurmat Retreat

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤਹਿ॥

Dearest beloved Sangat,

It’s official: SYANA Gurmat Retreat is back!!

We’ve kept a keen eye on public health progress as vaccination rates rise and travel becomes safer. After much thought and careful reflection, we’ll be hosting our annual Gurmat Retreat during Memorial Day Weekend (Friday, May 27 – Monday, May 30) to be in person at YMCA Camp Storer in Jackson, MI. Nestled in 1300 actress of sprawling greenery, our serene and remote campsite is the perfect backdrop for Sangat to come together and connect with the beauty of the Guru.

Navigating and surviving a global pandemic is extremely difficult and traumatic. Everyone has been changed by the events of the last two years. All of us are working through the grief, isolation, and loss that have come to define recent times. While the world remains an uncertain place, there is one truth that is certain: the Guru’s wisdom heals the deepest wounds. It is through the solace of Gurbani’s insightful wisdom that we can make sense of the world around us and deepen our life’s purpose through the ups and downs.

In the same vein, the theme of this year’s Retreat is the 35th pauri of Anand Sahib:

ਏ ਸਰੀਰਾ ਮੇਰਿਆ ਇਸੁ ਜਗ ਮਹਿ ਆਇ ਕੈ ਕਿਆ ਤੁਧੁ ਕਰਮ ਕਮਾਇਆ ॥
ਕਿ ਕਰਮ ਕਮਾਇਆ ਤੁਧੁ ਸਰੀਰਾ ਜਾ ਤੂ ਜਗ ਮਹਿ ਆਇਆ ॥
ਜਿਨਿ ਹਰਿ ਤੇਰਾ ਰਚਨੁ ਰਚਿਆ ਸੋ ਹਰਿ ਮਨਿ ਨ ਵਸਾਇਆ ॥
ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦੀ ਹਰਿ ਮੰਨਿ ਵਸਿਆ ਪੂਰਬਿ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਪਾਇਆ ॥
ਕਹੈ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਏਹੁ ਸਰੀਰੁ ਪਰਵਾਣੁ ਹੋਆ ਜਿਨਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਸਿਉ ਚਿਤੁ ਲਾਇਆ ॥੩੫॥

The entire weekend will be filled with inspiring Divaans, workshops, and activities with the hopes that we can strengthen our bond with the Guru and let the Guru’s wisdom transform us.

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We hope to see you there!

SYANA Sevaadaars
ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤਹਿ॥