Saanjh Leadership Retreat will be held from Oct 17th - Oct 20st in Santa Cruz, CA. The retreat is for professionals and college students over the age of 18.
Camp Saanjh will be held from Nov 28th - Dec 1st in Santa Cruz, CA. The retreat is for school students between the 7 - 17 years.
“ Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights. But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart's knowledge.
You would know in words that which you have always known in thought. You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams. ”
- 'The Prophet'by Khalil Gibran
The Saanjh Leadership Retreat is open to all above the age of 18 and features interactive workshops and discussions that explore subjects like an individual’s personal relationship with the Divine, identity and culture issues, history ,literature and present day challenges before the community. We utilize an interdisciplinary approach featuring spiritual, philosophical, cultural, historical, political, and activist angles to explore these diverse topics. And we enjoy the magic of morning and evening divans in the presence of the Guru Granth Sahib. It is also an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow participants and enjoy the power of the collective through various fun activities, whether a hike in the Redwoods or stories by the campfire or enjoying kirtan under the stars.
The first Saanjh Leadership Retreat was held in 2008 in Santa Cruz, CA and has become an annual feature ever since. Our hope is to challenge our assumptions, current actions and paradigms, and collectively develop a broader and more nuanced understanding of Sikhi while inspiring activism. The aim of Saanjh is not only to provide information, but create an intimate environment where we can imbue ourselves and others with love for the Divine and translate this love into positive social change. All this in unique settings, away from the world so we can bond and learn from each other. For a motivating, stimulating, and moving experience, come join us!
An energized and inspired community that works in solidarity towards the cause of a fair and just society for all (Sarbat da Bhalla).