Summer Solstice 2016 was once again a transforming experience for many – a time for people at various stages of their spiritual journey, from all over the world, to come together to grow in consciousness and share our beautiful teachings and way of life with one another.
The SDI booth was a source of connection for people to purchase their “5-Ks”, or simply a kara to wear for the first time; to buy a nitnem to learn Japji better and support their practice; to purchase and tie their first turban. Our staff tied about 150-200 turbans on people trying it out for the first time. It was great to share that experience with people and help them better understand the wonderful technologies our lifestyle has to offer.
Sikh Dharma Ministers gathered for their annual Summer Solstice meeting in the SDI Academy tent to meditate, share and connect with one another.
Our SDI Academy Tent was bustling many hours each day. From hosting more than 20 inspiring classes by very dynamic, long time sangat members and ministers; to beautiful evening kirtan programs by talented and inspirational ragis; to daily Kirtan Sohaila as the last thing each night to send people off to a peaceful slumber.
Here’s what some of the teachers and musicians said about their experience:
I loved it! I was surprised how many people were there. I hope we can do it again next year! Thanks for everything. Much love, Sat Nirmal Kaur
Dear Sada Bahar and Pritpal
It’s surprising and inspiring to see so many eager folks go straight from sadhana/gurdwara to Bowing Jaap Sahib. I came in a little early to set up. and the Chinese students were already there, setting up their mats to get a ‘good seat’. Great that the tent was a little larger than last year’s.
Love and blessings, Sangeet Kaur
Thanks for holding that space so gracefully. Harbhajan Kaur
It was my pleasure, as always! It is always a gift to me to speak about Guru Gobind Singh ji. Much love to you, Shanti Kaur
Sat Nam Sada Bahar Kaur and Pritpal Singh
Thank you for the opportunity to talk on Guru Arjan Dev in the SDI tent…It was a great joy and honor. Best wishes and Gratitude, Mahan Rishi Sngh
It was wonderful to play in the SDIA tent. Thank you for the opportunity. And for maintaining such a sacred space. Much love, Prabhu Nam Kaur
Thank you for organizing and giving us the opportunity to serve through Guru’s divine naad. May Shabad resound forever in Ram Das Puri, with love, grace, and heart-felt inspiration. In gratitude, Hari Bhajan Kaur & Siri Chand Singh
In case you were not able to attend, here’s a quick glance at our SDI Academy class schedule:
We hope to see you at Winter Solstice 2016 and/or Summer Solstice 2017.
Blessings to All. Wahe Guru!