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!