Stichting Khalsa Foundation Europe
Stichting Khalsa Foundation Europe is an registered foundation(stichting) in The Netherlands. We are part of the worldwide Khalsa Foundation family.
What does Khalsa Foundation stand for?
Khalsa is the name given by the tenth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh, to the Sikhs as reference to the religion, which is commonly referred to as ‘Sikhism’. At Khalsa Foundation we look to provide a solid foundation of knowledge for individuals so they can explore different aspects spirituality and humanity.
What is Khalsa Foundation all about?
We believe in creating change by raising consciousness and thinking outside the box. We aim to challenge the current status quo by shaking up how we currently think about spirituality, life and the world. We encourage and inspire each other to take action with the goal of bringing to life a bright future for us all. Positive and heartfelt Seva (selfless giving) is a big part of what we do.
Living sustainably, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, creating a spiritual relationship with oneself and Creator, shaping a better world together are all things we encourage. We value balance in our world, which means examining all aspects of our lives. We encourage debate around, health, science, technology and an accessible, spirituality.
What do we do?
With donations and volunteers we are able to setup several projects:
- Khalsa Camp – this is our flagship project which offers individuals from a Sikh and non-Sikh background the opportunity to put into practice discussions around spirituality and meditation. The camp is the longest running Sikh retreat in the UK and has developed into branches around the world.
- Khalsa Talks – aimed at those who have more of a western influence in their upbringing, these events look to explore spirituality in modern society and how one can find time to connect with their inner-being.
- Gurdwara based Sikhi Camps – aimed at those who don’t usually attend the Gurdwara or may have been so for a number of years but due to language barriers, they have had a limited education on Gurmat.