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Retreat 2009 - Sikhi By Nature

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Keynote Speaker: Bhai Gurdarshan Singh

Bhai Gurdarshan Singh - link - Tackling our theme 'Sikhi by Nature' head on!

Bhai Gurdarshan Singh will be joining us from Washington DC. Bhai Sahib is an inspiring leader for the Sikh community in the city, and leads the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation in Rockville, Maryland. He has been involved in Sikh youth camps across the country for several years, and also engages in Gurbani and Gurmat discussions for the adults in his community. Additionally, Bhai Sahib also participates and encourages others to be involved in multifaith events. Bhai Gurdarshan Singh articulates the message of Guru Granth Sahib Ji with great insight in both English and Panjabi. He lives with his wife and kids in Maryland.

For more information on Bhai Guardarshan Singh, check out restoring the pride.

Other speakers:

Vishavjit Singh - sikhtoons - Current issues & Art workshop

Vishavjit Singh, creator of sikhtoons.com, will delve into the process behind creating issue-based cartoons. In addition he will describe how different mediums can play a role in opening one's eyes to different perspectives, and what he does to be aware, form an opinion, then engage his community.

[Official Bio] Vishavjit Singh found his love for arts at a very young age. He started doodling Sikh characters in his free time. But thanks to his South Asian heritage was encouraged to leave arts for the sciences in teenage years.

He studied Biological Sciences at University of California, Santa Barbara and Biostatistics/Epidemiology in Graduate School at University of California, Berkeley. The 9/11 attacks in United States and the subsequent hate crime wave adversely affecting many Sikhs created the ripe conditions for an artistic spark. Inspired by the creative response of American editorial cartoonists to the tragic events, Vishavjit started creating cartoons focusing on Sikh news/events.

As a survivor of 1984 genocidal killings of Sikhs in India his cartoons focus on the latest political, social, economic and religious developments within the Sikh community around the world. He creates cartoons on a weekly basis that appear on his website, www.Sikhtoons.com. His work has been featured in museum exhibits, film festivals, youth retreats/camps and conferences. Many Sikh news and portal websites/magazines publish his work on a regular basis. He currently resides in New York State with his wife.

Rajkanwal Kaur - Raag & Naad workshop

The Raag & Naad Workshop will cover the history behind Raags and what their significance is within Gurbani Kirtan. She will also go in depth into what Naad is, and the technique associated within it. The workshop will also cover why these are relevant to Sikhi and more details of their qualities and attributes.

Bikramjeet Singh - link - Community action now!

Bikramjit Singh Sandhar was born and raised in Surrey, British Columbia. He majored in Criminology and minored in Psychology for his undergraduate program. He came into Sikhi in 1993 and took Amrit Sanchar in 1995 with his wife. The very moment he came into Sikhi, he realized how fortunate he is, and therefore is eager to spread the light of Sikhi. For that reason he Founded and is currently running the Gurmat School in Abbortsford. Due to his devotion to Sikhi, he has become very well known in the Surrey area, and is currently the Vice President of the New Westminster Gurudawara Sahib.He has spoken for many youth camps all around Northern America for many years and is very good at what he does. I am pleased to say he will be speaking at the Sikh Retreat this year. He lives with his two sons and wife in Surrey.

Kirtan Recordings

Sat AM Darbar:
NaamSimran- SatAM.mp3
02 JapjiSahib- SatAM.mp3
03 JaapSahib- SatAM.mp3
01 Asa Di Vaar 1-4 - SatAM.mp3
05 SatgurDaiyaNidhMehmaAgadhBodh_ Asa Di Vaar 5-8 - SatAM.mp3
07 ThemeShabadIntro_ HarJeeoAapayLayhoMilae- SatAM.mp3
08 AnandSahib - SatAM.mp3
25th Anniv. of 1984 Introduction - SatAM.mp3
Hukamnama Veechar - SatAM.mp3

Sat PM Darbar:
01 Rehras - SatPM.mp3
03 SatguruHoyayDayaalTaShardaPooreeay - SatPM.mp3
06 Song of the Khalsa - SatPM.mp3
04 TooKartayRakhMayNimaneeHay - SatPM.mp3
08 AnandSahib - SatPM.mp3
10 Hukamnama & Veechar - SatPM.mp3
12 PostDarbarQ&A - SatPM.mp3

Sun AM Darbar:
01 NaamSimran - SunAM.mp3
03 JapjiSahib- SunAM.mp3
05 JaapSahib- SunAM.mp3
07 PrabhMilabaeKoPreeth_Asa Di Vaar 9-12_GurdevMata - SunAM.mp3
09 Asa Di Vaar 13-16 - SunAM.mp3
11 Theme Shabad Veechar - SunAM.mp3
13 HarJeeoAapayLayhoMilae - SunAM.mp3
14 AnandSahib- SunAM.mp3
18 Hukamnama & Veechar- SunAM.mp3

Sun PM Darbar:
SoSukhMoKoSantButhavo- SunPM.mp3
02 ToheeMoheeMoheeToheeAntarKaysa- SunPM.mp3
04 EsMunKoKoeeKhojoBhai- SunPM.mp3
06 HarJeeoKirpaKarohTumPyare- SunPM.mp3
08 AnandSahib- SunPM.mp3
10 Ardaas- SunPM.mp3
12 Hukamnama & Veechar- SunPM.mp3

Sun Late Night Kirtan:
01 HarhaSoeeJathanuBathae- SunLate.mp3
03 MereHarPreetamKiKoeBathSunavay- SunLate.mp3
05 RamJapoJiAisay- SunLate.mp3
07 JaThooMereValHay- SunLate.mp3
09 VahoVahoGobindSingh- SunLate.mp3
11 HarHarSantMilohMereBhai- SunLate.mp3
13 ChojiMereGovinda- SunLate.mp3
15 MohayNaBisaroMayJunTera- SunLate.mp3
17 MunAisaNayhoKarayho- SunLate.mp3
19 EkTilNehiVisrayPranAadara_AnandSahib- SunLate.mp3

Workshops:
Sikhtoons workshop.mp3
13 Discussion - Life as a Sikh.mp3
Q&A Session - Short Excerpt.mp3
Sikhi By Nature Discussion.mp3
Sikhi by Nature Workshop.mp3

Monday AM Darbar:
11 NaamSimran- MonAM.mp3
02 TavParsadSaviye- MonAM.mp3
04 Asa Di Vaar 17-20.mp3
06 Asa Di Vaar 20-24_GurPoorayMareeRakhLayee- MonAM.mp3
01%20HarJeeoAapayLayhoMilae- MonAM.mp3
25th Anniv. of 1984 Discussion- MonAM.mp3
01 RasnaaJuptiTuhiTuhi_AnandSahib- MonAM.mp3
07 Ardaas- MonAM.mp3
09 Hukamnama & Veechar- MonAM.mp3

Schedule

Friday
4.00 - 6.00: Registration Opens and Participant Arrival
6.00 - 7.00: Evening Diwan
7.00 - 8.00: Dinner
8.00 - 9.45: Opening Ceremonies

Saturday
5.30 - 7.30: Morning Diwan
7.30 - 8.30: Breakfast
8.30 - 10.00: Sikhi By Nature- Part 1- Bhai Gurdarshan Singh
10.00 - 10.30: Switch!
10.30 - 12.00: Raag & Naad Workshop- Rajkanwal Kaur
12.00 - 1.00: Lunch
1:00 - 1:30: Nap/Change
1:30 - 5:00: Games & Open Rec Time
- 1:30 - 5:00: Giant Rope Swing
- 1:30 - 5:00: Climbing Wall
- 1:30 - 3:30: Camp-wide Capture the Flag
5:00 - 5:30: Shower
5:30 - 6.30: Dinner
6:00 - 6:30: Bhug Tying
6.30 - 8.00: Evening Diwan
8.30 - 9.30 : Open Mic at Outdoor Campfire w/ Snacks

Sunday
5.30 - 7.30: Morning Diwan
7.30 - 8.30: Breakfast
8.30 - 10.00: Sikhtoons Workshop- Vishavjit Singh
10.15 - 12.00: Q & A Panel
12.00 - 1.00: Lunch
1:00 - 1:30: Nap/Change
1:30 - 5:00: Games & Open Rec Time
- 1:30 - 5:00: Giant Rope Swing
- 1:30 - 3:30: Boating
- 1:30 - 3:00: Ultimate Frisbee
- 3:30 - 5:00: Swimming
- 3:30 - 5:00: Soccer
- 4.30 - 5.30: Open Kirtan Lessons
5:00 - 5:30: Shower/Bhug Tying
5:30 - 6.30: Evening Diwan
6:30 - 7.00: Photos
7.00 - 8.00: BBQ Dinner
7:30 - Bhangra under DaStaars
8.30 - Games / Campfire / Kirtan

Monday
5.30 - 7.30: Morning Diwan
7.30 - 8.30: Breakfast
8.30 - 9.00: Cabin Clean-out
9.00 - 10.30: Sikhi By Nature- Part 2- Bhai Gurdarshan Singh
1030: Switch!
10:30 - 12:00: Community Action Now Workshop- Bikramjit Singh
12.00 - 1.00: Goodbye Lunch