Kundalini Yoga Meet – 14th of September 2013
Aug 22nd, 2013 by sarbat

Sarbat is delighted to announce our very first Kundalini Yoga meet taking place on Saturday, the 14th of September 2013. Sat Siri Singh Ji will lead a two hour Kundalini Yoga session.

Venue: Southall Kundalini Yoga Centre – Sikh Missionary Society, 1st Floor, Entrance Dominion Road, Southall UB2 5DP – West London

The nearest station is Southall

Time: 4pm – 6pm

Yoga session: 2 hours, and Sat Siri Singh Ji is keen to engage in dialogue with us.

Cost : £10 per person

Clothing : loose comfortable clothing (Jeans are not comfortable for yoga purposes)

Afterwards : We will visit a nearby restaurant to eat

RSVP: if you are joining us please RSVP asap by messaging us at info@sarbat.net – so we have an idea of numbers attending.

click here to find out more about Kundalini Yoga

We have really exciting plans for our future. The Sarbat phone will be manned from 3pm on the day and you can reach us on 07869 429 610. We look forward to seeing you there and thank you for your continued support


Sarbat in USA
Aug 12th, 2013 by sarbat

Dear Sarbat Supporters and friends

It’s finally time. Sarbat is visiting New York City on the 1st and 2nd of November 2013 for our very first event in the USA. Two Sarbat facilitators are visiting the US and hoping to get as many of you attending for a friendly coffee social/discussion.

Fri 1st November 20138 pm at Project Reach , 39 Eldridge St, 4th Floor, New York, New York 10002 for our welcome discussion. The event will start with an introduction about Sarbat and what we stand for. The introduction will be followed by a discussion involving you all about LGBT Sikh topics and issues faced by LGBT Sikhs in the US & UK. We aim to begin at 8 pm so you’re welcome to arrive from 730pm onwards.

The event is free of charge but a donation (howsoever small) towards Project Reach would be really appreciated – find out more about Project Reach here.

Sat 2nd November 2013 – 11 am The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. We will meet at the Gansevoor Street Stairs for the High Line at 11 am for a walk on New Yorks newest attraction. Have a look at the map here to get an idea of our meeting place. An American Brunch will be followed in the area upon finishing.(Open to suggestions – Although this link does have a few interesting places to choose from)

Everyone is welcome but please rsvp so that we have an idea about the number of people attending. Thanks for your support & Please make sure you join our newsletter .If you have any questions or comments please contact Kam on +1 702 901 2220.


Sarbat at London Pride 2013
Jun 25th, 2013 by sarbat

Dear friends

Sarbat is, once again, proud to be a part of London Pride. The theme for this year’s Pride event will be “Love and Marriage”. It takes place on Saturday 29 June 2013 – from 1pm till approx. 4pm. We will be assembling at Baker Street at 11.45 AM, which will be the starting point of the Parade. Our Parade ID No. is C7 between Ceremonies Carnival Crew & Christians Together at Pride. ‘the Ceremony’ which is our section starts at bus stop J on Baker Street and runs back to Blandford Street. Click here for approximate location.




The London Pride Parade route 

1pm start

Parade leaves going along Oxford Street to Oxford Circus, then down Regent Street, past Piccadilly Circus, and along Pall Mall, past Trafalgar Square and finally ending in Whitehall.

Finishes at approximately 4pm. 

We hope that as many of you as possible will be joining us. If, however, you are unable to join us on the procession, then please support us along the route.

The Sarbat phone will be manned on the day and you can reach us on 07869 429 610 or email us at info@sarbat.net. Last year’s Pride event was a huge success and Sarbat received enormous support. We are hoping to build on that success this year, and for that, we need your support.

Any questions, or concerns, please get in touch. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Best wishes






A Sikh Perspective
Dec 3rd, 2012 by sarbat

A Sikh Perspective on LGBT related issues – Marriage, family and life.

Please come and join us on Sunday February 17th, 2013 at 1400hrs at the Bonnington Centre, above Bonnington Cafe, 11 Vauxhall Grove, SW8 1TB (a very short walk from Vauxhall Tube Station) to take part in a lively and positive discussion. Our special guest Sat Siri Singhji (www.kundalini-khalsa.com) will be there to share knowledge and answer any queries you may have.








A rough agenda for the day is as follows (subject to change)
1400 – Meet and Greet – help yourself to some coffee/tea/biscuits
1415 – An introduction to Sarbat, what we stand for and program for 2013 by Dharam
1420 – Amar’s Welcome to the Sikh Perspective
1425 – Talk by Sat Siri Singh ji
1445 – Open discussion forum for all. Keep it respectful and give everyone an opportunity to contribute. If you are not around please tweet us using #sarbat to ask questions.
1550 – Closing Remarks by Kam
1555 – A message of Thanks by Raj
1600 – Goodbye, Please help us tidy the venue and time for a healthy bite nearby – Any good suggestions for a venue(?).

Please RSVP either via Facebook or email us at info@sarbat.net so that we have an idea of the number of people attending.

Sarbat phone will be available from 1300 hrs on the day and you can reach us on 07500 410 993 if you have any questions – you can contact us via email anytime.

The free event is open to everyone but please consider making a small contribution towards organising the event .


World Pride 2012 – Central London – Sat 7th July 2012
Jul 1st, 2012 by sarbat

Sarbat will be at World Pride on Saturday 7th July 2012, and we want you all to join us.

The details are:

Date – 7th July 2012

Location – Baker Street W1, near  the junction with Paddington Street – ask the organisers for section “Yellow 30”

Time – 10.30am SHARP

The procession is due to start at 11am, so please get there by that time if you wish to walk with us. The Sarbat helpline (07869 429610) will be manned from 8am on the day, so feel free to call us and check our whereabouts in the procession.

If people are walking with us, please wear traditional Punjabi outfits if possible. We will be having dhol players walking alongside us, so there will be plenty of music to keep us in the celebratory mood!

If you don’t wish to walk with us, please support us from the sidelines. The more of our members and supporters on the streets, the better for us to raise the profile of LGBT Sikhs across the globe. The details of the route can be found at http://www.pridelondon.org/parade/

Pride di lakh lakh vidai hovey!

Sarbat Social – Dates for 2nd half of 2012
Jun 26th, 2012 by sarbat

The next Sarbat Socials in 2012 shall be:

– 7th July – London Pride

– 12th August – Soho, London

– 21st October – Sarbat lunch afternoon in Reading, Berkshire with a walking tour of the town if weather permits @ 1430hrs Workhouse Coffee Company – an independent cafe with a huge selection of coffees from around the world, sandwiches & cakes (10-12 King Street , RG1 2HF – under the George hotel and a short walk from the Train Station) .Some of us will go Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurudwara , 30A Cumberland Road Reading before coming for lunch at around 1245hrs.  Join us if you wish.

– 17th November 2012 – Please join us for a Saturday afternoon social at Esquires Coffee Houses from 1400hrs. Some of us will arrive beforehand to visit the Central Gurudwara nearby from 1300hrs if you wish to join. The Sarbat phone will be manned on the day and you can reach us on: 07500 410 993 .

– 1st December to 2nd December – Sarbat Social Weekend in Manchester

If you are interested in attending any of these, please email us at info@sarbat.net for more information.

14th April – Sarbat Social – Trip to Southall
Apr 11th, 2012 by sarbat

For the Vaisakhi weekend, Sarbat shall be meeting up in Southall to mark the auspicious occasion of the birth of the Khalsa Panth.

The details are:

– Date – 14th April 2012

– Time – 4pm onwards

– Location – Southall, West London

We shall be visiting the Gurdwara, followed by refreshments and dinner nearby in one of the many restaurants.

For more details, please call us on the Sarbat Helpline on the day of the Sarbat Social. The phone will be manned from 1pm on the day itself (i.e. Saturday 14th April)

March 10th – Sarbat Social in Soho
Feb 29th, 2012 by sarbat

The next Sarbat Social will be on Saturday March 10th in central London:

– Time – 5.30pm onwards

– Venue – Basement of Costa Coffee, 39 Old Compton Street, London W1d 5JT

We shall be having dinner afterwards somewhere nearby.

Please join us if you can!

The Sarbat phoneline will be open from 1pm that afternoon, so you can find out where we are at any point that evening. Our telephone number is 07869 429610.

Sarbat Social – Dates for 2012
Jan 31st, 2012 by sarbat

Here are the dates for the upcoming meetings:

– Saturday 10th March (Soho)

– Saturday 14th April (Vaisakhi in West London)

– Saturday 23rd June (Vauxhall)

– Saturday 7th July (London Pride)

– Sunday 12th August  (Soho)

– Saturday 1st September (Brighton Pride) and Sunday 2nd September (London Mela)

Hope to see you all at some point over the coming months!

11th December – Sarbat Social
Dec 1st, 2011 by sarbat

Here are the details:

– Date – Sunday 11th December

– Venue – Costa Coffee on Old Compton Street, W1D 5JX

– Time – 3pm to 4.30pm


19th November – Sarbat Social
Nov 10th, 2011 by sarbat

In order to mark Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birthday gurpurb, we shall be having our Sarbat Social in Shepherd’s Bush.

The details are:

– Date – Saturday 19th November 2011

– Time – 6pm to 6.30pm

– Meeting Point – Costa Coffee, 72 Uxbridge Road, London W12 8LP

We shall then move on to Shepherd’s Bush Gurdwara, possibly followed by a trip to the cinema or dinner at Westfields (depending on the general consensus).

Please join us to mark the occasion, and we look foward to seeing you there.

If you are unable to make it to the meeting point and wish to join us later in the evening, please feel free to call the Sarbat hotline (it will be switched on from 1pm on the day) – 07869 429610.

Gurpurb di lakh lakh vidai hovey.

Upcoming Sarbat Socials
Oct 20th, 2011 by sarbat

The next few Sarbat Socials will be:

Saturday 19th November 2011 – Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Gurpurb meeting

Sunday 11th December 2011 – Sarbat’s Christmas dinner

Saturday 14th January 2012 – discussing Sarbat’s aims and objectives for 2012

Further information regarding times and locations will be posted on the website in the coming weeks.

As always, if you have any queries, please email us at info@sarbat.net

9th October – Sarbat Social
Sep 28th, 2011 by sarbat

The next Sarbat Social will be on Sunday 9th October in central London.

The details are as follows:

– Date – 9th October 2011

– Time – 3pm onwards

– Venue – basement of Costa Coffee, 39 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D 5JT

We shall be going for dinner at about 5.30pm, so please join us if you can. If you need to contact us on the day, please call us on 07869 429610 to find our location. The phone will be manned from 2pm onwards on the day. For further information, email us at info@sarbat.net.

Hope to see you all there!

12th August – Sarbat Social
Aug 1st, 2011 by sarbat

– Date – 12th August 2011

– Time – 7pm

– Venue – Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG

– Meeting Point – Foyer to the Gallery

August’s Sarbat Social will be a trip to the first major exhibition on Sikhism for the last decade. The exhibition, GT1588, is a celebration of the history of the Golden Temple and includes rare and never-before-seen exhibits including some of the very first photographs of the Golden Temple.

The tour will start at 7pm sharp, so please be on time. We shall be having dinner nearby after the tour.

The exhibition will also look at the contributions made to the Golden Temple by Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, and many others. As such, this Sarbat Social is open to everyone, Sikh and non-Sikh alike.

For more info, please email info@sarbat.net, or call 07869 429610

London Pride 2011
Jun 21st, 2011 by sarbat

Sarbat is proud to announce that it shall be participating as a walking group in its first ever Pride Parade on Saturday 2nd July 2011 in Central London.

Date – 2nd July 2011

Meeting Point – outside Great Portland Street tube between 11am and 11.30am

Dress code – Plain white/light coloured t-shirt or traditional top, jeans, pink dupatta, turquoise blue turban (the turban and dupatta materials will be provided by ourselves). Please note that the dress code is not mandatory, but the more people who are wearing matching outfits, the better we will look as a group and the more that we can show our unity in numbers.

The Parade participants shall have assembled at Portland Place by 12.30pm.

The Parade commences at the north end of Regent Street at 1.15pm, and it shall finish by 4pm at Northumberland Ave.

We will be handing out flyers and leaflets during the course of the Parade.

If you are running late, or can only join the Parade once it has started, please call Sarbat on 07869 429610 on the day of Pride and we will be able to tell you where to join us.

If you have any queries, please email us at pride@sarbat.net.

Together, we can show that we exist and that we are proud of our identity, Sikh and gay alike.

18th June 2011 – Sarbat Social
Jun 12th, 2011 by sarbat

This month’s Sarbat Social will be taking place in Shepherd’s Bush. The details for the meeting are:

– Date – Saturday 18th June 2011

– Time – 1pm onwards

– Venue – Starbucks Coffee, 62 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London, W12 8LP

We shall be discussing our preparations for London Pride 2011, as well as the recent discussion on the Sikh Channel about homosexuality and homophobia.

Hope to see you then.

21st May 2011 – Sarbat Party 2011
Apr 11th, 2011 by sarbat

Thank you so much to everybody who attended the party at First Out Cafe on Saturday. It was a resounding success, and we certainly made an impression with the usual punters at the venue, even managing to get some of them to join in with deftly executed bhangra moves!

We at Sarbat have had an impressive first 12 months of Sarbat Socials in London, and we want our success to be replicated all over the world, from Auckland to Amritsar. If you are interested in setting up Sarbat Socials in your own locality, please email us at info@sarbat.net for more information and assistance.

Waheguru di kirpa de naal, the next 12 months shall be just as momentous as the previous year.

9th April 2011 – Sarbat Social – 1st Birthday!
Mar 11th, 2011 by sarbat

The Sarbat Social for Vaisakhi was a resounding success, with 16 members attending the the British Museum.

The last 12 months of Sarbat Socials have been amazing, and it has been down to the support received from our members all around the world. We have had over 50 people attend our meetings since our inception, and we have managed to raise the profile of LGBT Sikhs as well as provide appropriate support to those in need.

In order to thank everyone for their ongoing involvement and support, we will be having a belated birthday party for Sarbat on 21st May 2011. Please make it if you can. Click here for more information.

20th March 2011 – Sarbat Social
Mar 9th, 2011 by sarbat

This month’s Sarbat Social is on Sunday 20th March 2011 and it includes a visit to the theatre to watch a production of My Beautiful Laundrette, made famous in the 1980s by the film by Hanif Kureshi.

We will be meeting at 3pm at The Stag in Victoria for a late lunch followed by the play. If you are interested in staying to watch the play with us, please buy your tickets beforehand as they may sell out fairly quickly. The play starts at 6pm.

Tickets are £15 each, and further information can be found at http://www.abovethestag.com/

Here’s the trailer to the film, if you have never seen it – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkckipExC2o

Hope to see you all there.

Sarbat Social for February 2011 – update and future events
Jan 20th, 2011 by sarbat

The February 2011 Sarbat Social saw a number of future initiatives being discussed. These included our presence at London Pride and Brighton Pride this summer, improving the publicity for the website and social/support group online and otherwise, and raising the awareness of LGBT Sikhs generally. Details of the initiatives will be posted on the website in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled for more information.

The next Sarbat Socials will be taking place on 20th March 2011 and 9th April 2011.

Our first Sarbat Social took place in April 2010, and this April will mark our first anniversary. We have events planned in April and May to commemorate this landmark, including a birthday party at a venue in Soho (to be confirmed).

Sarbat depends on the support of you, its members. Without you, Sarbat would not be the success it is. Thank you.

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