Guruji is my Travel Agent – Visit to the UK

Well… it looks like I’ll probably be able to come visit my Sikh brothers and sisters in the UK! This is very exciting for me. I had gotten a generous offer from one Sikh gentleman who offered to donate some of his frequent flyer miles to cover the airfare, but unfortunately because of the summer being a peak travel time there was no availability. I pretty much started to get used to the idea that it wasn’t going to happen right now. Then I got an email from someone else who said he wanted to help, and that he heard from his friend (who coincidentally was at the Summer Solstice Camp with me) that I was wanting to go. I guess he and some friends collected some money to cover the plane ticket (during his most busy exam time!). I am really thankful to those new friends from the UK who are helping with the travel arrangement, so that I can experience the UK sangat. Next time I hope to bring my wife Arjan Kaur and Son Narayan Singh along! I know they would love it too.

It is pretty cool how Guruji works things out. When you intensions are good and you put the prayer out to the universe, everything is always taken care of in the right time and space.

I have never been to England, other than the airport (which doesn’t count). There are so many friends that I have made virtually but who I have never met there. I plan to be there for about two weeks, which seems like a lot of time, but I know it won’t be enough. Time always flies by.

We haven’t purchased the ticket so I don’t know the exact date that I will be there…but I plan to participate in one or both of the Sikh Youth camps which are happening around August 21st – 27th (KhalsaCamp.com and SikhStudent.org), and then have a week or a few days after to travel around a bit.

If you know of any events that are happening near the end of August please do let me know. I want to get around as much as possible. There are so many people in the UK that are doing such a great job in many different areas. I would love to personally meet some of them so that we have a personal connection and figure out ways to support each other’s efforts.

I look forward to hearing all the British accents, especially of the Sikhs. I love the English accent, it’s so cool. I guess I’ll be the one with the accent when I get there. Hahaha. It will all be fun. I’m looking forward to learning/sharing, making new friends and having a good time!

7 Responses to “Guruji is my Travel Agent – Visit to the UK”

  1. desified says:

    waheguru ji ka khalsa
    waheguru ji ki fateh

    Great news about you making it to these shores atlast. Please do not hesitate to contact me either once you ar here or before should you require anything to make your stay a pleasant and memorable experience. I will be more then happy to provide transport and accomodation for part of your stay.
    Chardi kala always.

  2. Inderjit Singh says:

    Bring Dharam Singh too!

    He’ll fit into your suitcase :)

    Also, if you need somewhere to stay we always have space for a family or two. All the best brother ji.

  3. Dharam is as big as me. There is no way he is fitting in a suitcase!

    I think I will be going to the UK solo. It’s expensive to fly international. Another year maybe my wife and Arjan can come along.

  4. Vaheguru ji ka Khalsa
    Vaheguru ji ki Fateh

    Veerji, that’s great that you are coming here.
    My friend Gurpreet Kaur and myself would like to invite you to visit school where we both work – Guru Nanak Sikh Primary and Secondary Schools in Hayes. School year is starting in September and we would really appreciate if you could visit, maybe we could do a workshop for the kids. Gurpreet Kaur and myself are teaching Sikh Studies and kirtan in the school.

    Please let us know your plans.

    chardee kala

  5. Sukhmani, I am coming to the UK Aug 20th and leaving Sept 3rd. I haven’t really set many plans yet, but feel free to contact me to give me some more information and we’ll see how things turn out.

  6. randeep says:

    vjkk vjkf!

    just spoke to ash today. what kismat for all of us, that you’ll be spending time with us!

    here’s looking forward to an amazing two weeks.

    - randeep singh

  7. Inderjeet Singh says:

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Je Ke Fateh!!

    Hi Bharji, amazing news to hear that you are coming to the UK.

    Please if you get a chance please pop into a Youth Simran program every wednesday (6.30pm-8pm)at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Showell Green Lane, Sparkhill, South Birmingham.

    Also if you need any assistance while in the UK please dont hesitate to contact me, we are all here to help each other along the path.

    You dont understand how happy i am. My yoga teacher will be over the moon too (Bibi Kulwant Kaur or sometimes known as Chioneso)

    Kind Regards,

    Inderjeet Singh
    07745536015
    [email protected]

    Satnaam!!
    God Bless!!
    (Thanks)