Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What Are This Year's Workshops?

The 2011 TSR organizers are busy developing three fantastic workshops for this year's retreat.

1) Hukam and Maya

What do we really know? Are we stuck in the Matrix? Breaking through the fabric of Maya.
Do we have Free Will or do we live predetermined lives? An exploration into Hukam.

2) Sikh Canadian Political Platform

This hands on current affairs workshop will challenge and engage you in thinking about what is the Sikh Canadian perspective on major Canadian issues.

3) This I Believe

This fun and interactive workshop will take you on a journey of self discovery. Through a creative process you will be asked to examine what you truly believe and how your beliefs inform the way you live.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New 2011 Location.....

So the words out…the Toronto Sikh Retreat has found a new home for 2011! The Circle Square Ranch, complete, that’s right folks…a RANCH, horses and all. A few of us went out to the site for a visit and wanted to give you all a sneak peak at what’s in store for the best weekend of 2011. Get ready to join us on January 6th to 9th, 2011.

Welcome to the new home of the Toronto Sikh Retreat 2011!

Manraj making notes for his super duper open mic skit in the dining hall.

Sleeping accommodations...include a private bathroom with double sinks!

Hartaarn, Birender and Manraj race to swings...Manraj beat them to both ;)

Birender settled for the slide...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

More Testimonials...

“The kirtan is amazing, the workshops are inspiring and thought provoking, I learn something new about myself each year. This retreat brings me back to three things…Seva, Sangat and Simran…this is where I connect with Waheguru, this is my Sangat…”


“TSR is not only a weekend to reconnect on a spiritual level but also on a social level, all while having fun. It makes me fall in love with Sikhi again.”


“Last year's Toronto Sikh Retreat was my first experience, and to be honest the idea of a religious retreat was intimidating to me as I didn't really know where I stood in terms of Sikhi and my path; in fact I wasn't sure I was on a path or wanted to be on one. I have to say TSR changed my life and was one of the most amazing experiences I have had. I not only got a better idea of what sikhi meant to me, but made some amazing life long friends along the way. In the end I had nothing to lose and everything to gain...”

- Inderpreet Kaur

“TSR 2010 was my first time at this retreat and will def. not be the last! . The workshops were absolutely amazing, so inspiring (especially the Ardas workshop). It was an awesome opportunity to learn some more about Sikhi, meet new people with such great energy and also do some self reflection. Will def. be back for 2011 TSR:). WOOOO!”

- Ishneet Kaur

“an opportunity to do seva by preparing food for the youth and to see the happy, content faces after each meal!!”

- Surinder Jalaf

"Toronto Sikh Retreat is the funnest, most-spiritually uplifting and motivational weekend of the year"


“TSR sangat is an amazing group to learn from and share with – a beautiful way to start the year!”

- GK

Thursday, December 10, 2009

More Testimonials from 2009 TSR

Here is more feedback from past attendees about TSR:

Toronto Sikh Retreat was a great opportunity to meet the Canadian sangat. Through conversations, laughter, and keertan, I discovered the role of Sikhi in their lives not only as individuals but as a sangat. It inspired me to reflect and grow as a Sikh. We talked about gurbani, history, music, politics, diversity, and snow-it was great! - Ravneet Kaur, USA

It was truly an enjoyable experience last night sitting in the presence of the Guru with all of you. I cannot begin to emphasize how important this venture is and how the retreat is instrumental in the propagating the wisdom and essence of Guru shabad. I knew the moment my son had sat down after bowing to the Guru that he felt this energy.....he was in a place of comfort....he was in the abode of positivity, love, warmth.....Rehras Sahib, was being recited with such love and "rus".....I commend you all - Onkar Singh, Brantford, ON

2009 Toronto Sikh Retreat was an incredible experience; there was a great amount of mutual respect amongst participants. There was no pressure to take part in the activities however the activities and the workshops were so engaging that I would not have missed them. It was a positive environment for older age groups to come together to explore their spirituality. I have no words to describe the open mic night, which incidentally left me laughing for days! - Jaspreet Kaur, Brampton, ON

Don't miss the 2010 Toronto Sikh Retreat - everyone's experience is personal and rejuvenating. Don't miss out!