Retreat '07 — May 25 - 28, 2007

Miri Piri: Life Where Two Swords Meet

In today's world, we are pulled in many directions. Money, friends, family, and our own desires often collide as we live our lives. To navigate these challenges, Guru Hargobind Ji presented two guiding principles: Miri and Piri, Spirituality and Reality, represented by the two swords he always carried. How do we apply these principles in our day-to-day? How do we live as both spiritual and worldly beings? Come learn, engage, discuss, and grow at the Seattle Sikh Retreat 2007: Miri Piri, life where two swords meet. All levels of knowledge welcome! Check out our website for more details!

Speaker: Harinder Singh

Harinder Singh, speaker

Harinder Singh is the Executive Director of the Sikh Research Institute, a community development organization. An inter-disciplinary researcher and global orator, Harinder’s expertise is on the issues related to the Sikhs and the Panjab. He spent five years in the Sikh Homeland where he taught and supervised development projects. He has lectured extensively at various forums in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, India, and Pakistan. He envisioned and developed the Sojhi curriculum to improve the effectiveness of Sikh education. He was the script and production consultant of The Widow Colony, a film focused on the anti-Sikh massacre of November 1984. He is active with Sikh Scholarship Foundation, the United Communities of San Antonio, and the Nanakshahi trust. His passion is to learn, interpret, and share perspectives from the Sikh culture.


3.30 - 10.00: Registration Opens and Participant Arrival
5.00 - 6.30: Dinner
6.30 - 7.45: Evening Diwan
7.00: Last car leaves SeaTac Airport
7.45 - 10.00: Introduction/Ice Breakers/Snacks

5.00 - 6.00: Optional Yoga / Simran / Khalsa Run
6.00 - 8.00: Morning Diwan
8.00 - 9.00: Breakfast
9.15 - 10.15: Workshop #1
10.30 - 11.30: Workshop #2
11.30 - 1.00: Lunch
1.00 - 2.00: Workshop #3
2.15 - 5.15: Open Recreation and Free Time
2.15 - 3.15: Optional Adv. Topics Workshop #4
5.15 - 6.30: Dinner
6.30 - 7.45: Evening Diwan
7.45 - 10.00: Open Mic Night

5.00 - 6.00: Optional Yoga/Simran/ Khalsa Run
6.00 - 8.00: Morning Diwan
8.00 - 9.00: Breakfast
9.15 - 10.15: Workshop #5
10.30 - 11.30: Workshop #6
11.30 - 1.00: Lunch
1.00 - 2.00: Workshop #7
2.15 - 5.00: Open Recreation and Free Time
2.15 - 3.15: Sikh Skills Carnivale/ Optional Adv. Topics Wkshp #5
5.00 - 6.30: Diwan
6.30 - 7.45: Dinner/BBQ
7.45 - 10.00: Bhangra under DaStaars

7.00 - 9.00: Morning Diwan
9.00 - 10.00: Breakfast
10.00 - 11.00: Workshop #7
11.15 - 12.00: Closing/Feedback
12.00 - : Lunch and Depart


Seattle Sikh Retreat 2007 - Pardeep Singh's Photos

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Group Photo of Attendees


"Great people. Divaan and kirtan was wonderful. I loved the openness of the organizers and sevadaars. Two thumbs up. ;)"

"I reconnected with Sangat and was able to re-center myself. I met inspiring people and feel invigorated too."

"The sports went really well. Free time was really fun and I'm glad it was so long. The discussions were incredible, really amazing...Also the campfire was really just like the perfect campfire."

"The people were great, staff and campers. Darbar was better than last year. More organized and exciting. Good mix of people, from Canada and East/West USA."

"Shabad kirtan sessions were excellent, discussions sessions were very informative."

"The group discussions were incredible -- a lot of things I didn't know were discussed. Great speakers."

"I liked everything. I really could not have asked for more."

"The sangat was great, organizers did a great job managing time, presenting a number of topics. It was great to see ppl making friends with other professionals. Thank You! Thank You! May Waheguru 4-ever keep you all doing this great seva."

"The sessions on day 1 will most definitely stay with me forever."

"It's in a beautiful location and very secluded. I love it."

"Great place! Great food! Great Sevadars! Great Great Great!"

"Excellent facility. Perfect setting to enhance the experience."

"It was great. A Beautiful place to get away and learn about Sikhi."

"Very accomodating and highly professional."

"Got me in touch with my religion!"

"All the programs were well organized and the topics of discussion were very good."

"Was good b/c I never had one in Seattle before. Better than California."

"The overall organizations was excellent! Way to go with topics covered!"

"Met some very inspiring Sikhs after a very long time. They have inspired me to become even closer to the Guru!!!"

"Great job organizing and developing everything!"

"Great group discussions. Meaningful topics and questions and answers."

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