Slowing Down on the Blog

Well, I have to say my blogging activities have slowed down recently. It really does take a lot of time and energy to keep posting a lot of interesting content. I don’t think I can continue at the fast pace I have in the past.

I’m also getting ready for my trip to England so have been putting together some material for presentation/speech at some Sikh Camps that I am going to. I love connecting with people and talking about life, spirituality, and Sikhi, however I have never really done a lot of speeches and public speaking, so I am always a little nervous. Ultimately I just “wing” it and try to speak from my heart and share my personal experiences. So… hopefully all will go well and the words come out right.

21 Responses to “Slowing Down on the Blog”

  1. Anonymous says:

    please dont forget to update your blog and posting some pics of your UK visit.enjoy the vacation!

  2. I definitely plan to update my blog with pictures during the trip. How often I do this depends on internet access. We’ll see :)

  3. Jaspal says:

    I wish I could meet you when your coming to the UK. Although I sometimes think what would I say to you, apart from “waheguru ji ka khalsa, waheguru ji ki fateh”.


    I am coming to the Summer Camp you guys have in the US next year. So might see you there.

    If I had time (I can’t get time off work), I would have loved to be your “Rikshaw-Wala”.

    Please let us know when your leaving for the UK and when your coming back? where will you be staying? etc.

  4. Jaspal… it’s all about just connecting with others and sharing. You don’t have to say or do much.

    I look forward to seeing you and others next year at Summer Solstice. There is also a Winter Solstice camp in Florida in Decemeber too (which is where I met Arjan), but I haven’t been to the camp recently. It’s still a great camp, just different energy from the summer version.

    I’ll be in the UK on Aug 20th and leaving Sept 3rd. Other than the 2 camps…I’m not sure yet where I’ll be. I’ll post info later on when I am there.

  5. Jaspal says:

    Can you give me a link for the december one? I might go to that and the summer one.

    I’ll drop you a mail later about this and that.


  6. Anonymous says:

    Sat Nam!
    Gurumustuk Ji,

    Wish you a happy trip to UK. Next time hopefully you can come to some other places in Europe too.
    You are most welcome!
    Since you are about to leave, can i mis-use your blog for some more information. I am asked a lot to do speeches on sikhism, most of the time i struggle out well.
    Now i have to made a speech on the last stage of human life. Actually i did not happen so much in my sangat, since they are newcomers in my country and mostly younger people. It happened now and than, but mostly so sudden that there was no time to “guide” this person.
    I am very happen that the “caretakers” (nurses, doctors, social workers) are willing to listen what they can do to make this last stage as meaningful as possible for the sikhpatient.
    Apart from reading Sukhmani Sahib or the Mool Mantra or just repeating Waheguru, is their any advice that you can give on how to support the dying sikhpatient?
    Or any website where i can get this kind of information. I would be grateful for your help!

    Take care on your trip!
    And don’t forget to buy the T-shirt:” Don’t freak, I am just a sikh!”


  7. Anonymous says:

    Waheguroo je ka khalsa
    waheguroo je ke fateh!!
    Veer jee..I have heard a lot about this Khalsa Camp…..I heard the Keertan programme and amrit vela programmes are amazing…The Gunj(vibration) of Simran during the keertan programme is Amazing as Everyone chants it to the heart.I hope you will be able to take some videos(for us to download) and some pictures.I Hope you enjoy the camp I have always wanted to go for it!…CHARDEKALA!!
    wahegurooo je ka khalsa waheguroo je ke fateh!!
    Dervinder Singh

  8. Kiran says:

    Dear Manpreet

    I just wanted to take this momment and say that Mustak wont need a T shirt saying “dont freak im just a sikh!!!!” Nobody freaks out here….trust me on that one!! Being a Sikh in England is very respectful and everyon looks at you with great admiration.

    Just a quick reminder, When going to the UK….You must visit Southall in West London….and a gurudwara thats situated there…its really a site you must see!!!! for any more info on that then email me at [email protected].

    other than that i have nothing more to say at this momment in time except thats its hot in London today.

  9. isingh says:

    Gurumustak, This is great news for my career! :) (now, i can actually do some work while at work)

    and yes, you have to go visit Southall Gurdwara! they’ll be happy to accomodate you too.(that’s a bit redundant isn’t it? Gurdwara and accomodations…)

    you don’t need internet access to blog…take a camera phone with you and “blog on the go”…or borrow one of the UK brothers’ phone…

    and last but not least please please have someone record(video) your speeches and blog it!:)

    and ohh i always wanted to know how you met Arjan but was afraid to ask…cool!

    ps…finally! finally! no more heat and humidity! cloudy and gloomy outside! YES!! thank God almighty!

    Sat Nam!

  10. >>how to support the dying sikhpatient

    I don’t have a lot of information personally to give you, however Guru Terath Kaur who is a Psychologist and has a lot of experience in this area is writing a book about this. She is one of the moderators in the SikhNet youth Q&A forum. For now you could probably go there and ask a question. I’m sure she could share some insights and suggestions.

  11. Isingh:

    I’m sure I will visit Southall and different Gurdwaras while I am there :)

    >>you don’t need internet access >>to blog

    Yeah… I would have to borrow someone’s phone that has a camera. We’ll see. Might be too much of a pain to deal with. It would be cool though.

    >>Please have someone record
    >>(video) your speeches and blog it!

    I didn’t think about that. If someone has a digital video camera I’ll see if they can record it.

    >>i always wanted to know how you
    >>met Arjan but was afraid to

    The super nutshell non-romantic version is that I went to the Winter Solstice Camp in florida, we met, started talking….liked each other, exchanged contact info after camp…..then visited eachother a few times to get to know eachother better. God engaged… then married… kids… etc..


    Another time I’ll tell you the longer version :)

    ps…finally! finally! no more heat and humidity! cloudy and gloomy outside! YES!! thank God almighty!

    Sat Nam!

  12. Manjit Singh says:


    Have a safe trip and I wish your presence at more and more Sikh gurudwaras, summer camps and festivals across the World and may be one day in San Francisco, bay area where we live. You are always welcome to stay at our place if that ever happens.

  13. Manjit Singh says:

    Dear Manpreet,
    About your question to Gurumustak about any website where you can get information on helping Sikh patient. Here is another website that may also be helpful to you:

    I hope it helps.

  14. Dear S. Gurmastak Singh Ji:
    Thank you very much for allowing me to be on your Blog. I totally agree with you, that Gurdwara Managements need to be approached and if needed pressured to preserve these treasures.May be we could start a petition, and after sufficent signatures send it to SGPC. Lastly, I want to reiterate that my effort to interpret Guru Granth Sahib is for Gursikhs like you. I plan to post two pages of SGGS interpretation every day, and will look forward to constructive comments, so that the final product is some thing, which all committed sikhs can easily understand. Daljit Singh Jawa

  15. Anonymous says:

    Gurumustuk Singh ji,

    Please do share the meditations and Simrans done at the camp with us. Please give us the light of Guru’s Naam so that we can also fall in deep Love with Guru’s Naam, with Guru’s grace. Please, please share with us.
    Ang-Sang Waheguru!!!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Gurumustuk singh,the great way to connect with people is not through long rehearced speeches but through an interactive communications.

    i hope to meet you too

    harminder kaur

  17. Anonymous says:

    Vaheguur ji ka khalsa vaheguur ji ki fathe

    Loking forward to having your sangat at Khalsa camp veer ji.

    poorai bhaag sathasa(n)gath lehai sathagur bhaettai jis aae ||

    Through perfect good destiny, one finds the Sat Sangat, the True Congregation, and one comes to meet the True Guru.

    Vaheguur ji ka khalsa vaheguur ji ki fathe

    Tarnjit singh

  18. pyari_sima says:

    Gurumustuk Singh praji,

    Any plans to come and visit Singapore?? We’re not that far away..just on the opposite side of the world..hehehe!

  19. pyari_sima: I am hoping to come to one of the camps in Malaysia/Singapore (camp miri piri) at the end of the year. We’ll see if I can get this worked out.

  20. col h s mann says:

    dear Gurumustuk please let me know when is your next camp in uk as i will like my son to join who is now 10 years old .col mann

  21. isingh says:

    Sir, as far as i know Gurumustak himself doesn’t “have” any camps.

    He’s attending pre-existed camps. as far as i could tell from his blog he’s just visiting and is a guest at these camps in UK, Sir.

    But I’ve heard good things about youth camps in Espanola, New Mexico. and if you’re interested in youth camps that he’s attending right now in UK then like he said “stay tuned”…or you could visit their web sites…Sir!

    pull chuk maaf!