- Talk by Harish Krishan on January 5, 2019. Program Flyer and Speaker Bio.
- Talk by Kalpana Venugopal on January 6, 2019. See Presentation
- Talk by Srinivas Raghavan on January 6, 2019. Program Flyer and Speaker Bio.
- New Officers Training. January 26-27, 2019 in Gainesville, Florida. The meeting times will be from 7 am to 9 pm on Saturday and 7 am-11:30 am Sunday.
- Save the date! Regional Retreat will be hosted in Jacksonville, Florida. Please block out the dates of May 24-May 27, 2019
- Sunday Sai Center Activities Schedule
Time Description 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Setup Activities 3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Singers Practice only for the specific group singing on that day
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Sathya Sai Education (SSE) Classes for children (September to May) 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Study of Sathya Sai Baba’s Teachings 5:05 – 6:15 p.m. Announcements followed by Devotional Singing
Looking for a service opportunity? Volunteers are needed every Sunday at 2:30 pm to help with the set-up of the Sai Center and altar. Also, volunteers are needed to stay back after the devotional activities are completed to help with the break down and cleanup.
- Study Circle
Please join us for the study of Sathya Sai’s Teachings on Sundays from 4 to 5 p.m.
9 stages of devotion (Nava Vidha Bhakti)
1-) Shravanam (Listening to the Glory of Lord) by Gaurav Pathak – 9/30/18 Audio recording
2-) Kirtanam (Singing the Glory of Lord) by Sudha Dev – 8/7/18 Audio Recording
3-) Smaranam (Remembering God) by Vini Raman – 10/14/18 Audio Recording
4-) Pada Sevanam (Serving the lotus feet of the Lord) By Senthil Kumar – 10/21/18 Audio Recording
5-) Vandanam (Salutation (or) Gratitude to the lord) By Ravi Mariwalla – 10/28/18 Audio Recording.
6-) Archanam (Worshiping the Lord) – 12/02/28 Presentation
7-) Daasyam (Serving the Lord as His servant)
8.) Sakhyam (Developing friendship with the Lord)
9-) Atmanaivedanam (Total surrender of oneself to the Lord) By Ravi Mariwalla – 1/13/18 Audio Recording
- Bhajan of the week
Raag: Yaman Kalyan
Taal: 8 Beat / Keherwa / Adi
Atma Ram Ananda Dhaam
Achyuta Ram Ayodhya Ram
Sita Ram Sathya Sai Ram
Sundara Ram Sugunabhi Ram
Sai Ram Sai Ram Sai Ram Ram (3)
Worship the beautiful Form of Lord Rama, the resident of Ayodhya and who is indweller of our heart and who confers bliss. Chant the name of Ram and Sairam, the Lord of Sita and the virtuous one.
- RSC Service Activities
Date & Time Activity Details Locations Second Saturday of the Month between 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Pillow service Pillow Service at Rakesh & Manisha’s Place 1737 Colleen Circle, Cary, NC 27519. For signup please Click here Third Saturday of the Month between 4:15 AM – 6:45 AM. Breakfast service Breakfast service serving about 120 people. For more information and sign up Click Here Fourth Sunday of the Month between 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM. Sandwich service Sandwich service by SSE kids at HSNC
SSE Registration for new students is now open! Please register here.
SSE Classes run from September to May
CLASS DATE: 01/13/2019 TEACHERS: Vanaja patti, Vasanthi aunty, Shruthi akka SUMMARY: See Sai Everywhere and in Everyone ATTENDANCE: 20/24
3 Oms, Gayatri, Ganapati Prarthana
Main topics: Today Patti talked to us about the meaning of SSE. SSE means See Sai Everywhere and also See Sai in Everyone. She told us that we can see God outside everywhere in His creation. She read a story about two kids, how they felt His presence in waves of the beach while a cool wind was blowing. Patti reminded us to feel God’s presence through music, even while we are playing. She played a few games with us. It was lots of fun. She brought lots of musical instruments. We each got one instrument and played them while singing bhajans. Shruthi akka taught us a new bhajan: ‘Gopala Radha Lola’ and practiced one more bhajan: ‘Hare Rama, Hare Rama’ which we have learnt before.
Life application/Home work: Try to feel God’s presence everyday in one of your activity and talk to your parents about it.
Note to Parents: Remind your child about God’s presence in them.
- SSE group1
CLASS DATE: 1/13/2019TEACHERS: Aruna, Jagruti and Resmi ATTENDANCE: 17
We started the class with 3 om’s, silent sitting followed by multi-faith prayer.
Main Topic: Discipline-
We discussed what was done in past two classes. We started the class with discussing following questions
What is Discipline?
Is it important to follow Discipline?
If yes then why is it important to follow Discipline?
Followed by interesting discussions we gave them examples of School / work place discipline, rules followed by each one’s family and few examples from our surroundings .We followed our discussion with quick experiment.
We instructed the class to sit quietly and not to leave their place till we come back to class.
We left the class alone for five minutes and were observing them from other side of entrance.After five minutes when we entered the class we asked them if they could follow the instruction of keeping quiet and sitting at the same place.Most of them could not.We discussed what was difficult and why they could not follow simple goal. We introduced them to concept of self control, and getting tempted .
Video Clip-We saw “Marshmallow experiment “clip:
Meenakshi led the songs practice session, the songs children will be singing for Sai Madhuram day.
Boys-At your feet dear Lord we pray
Girls-Om Namo Bhagwathe Vasudevaya
Life application/home work
Goal 1-Keep your shoes and school bag at right place.
Goal 2– Do your SSE homework everyday.
Note to Parents: See Marshmallow experiment clipping together and ask them about experiment-doing right things when no one is observing you.
We are learning about self discipline.
Remind the kids about their daily journal/homework. We have three weeks before we convene for the next regular class on Jan 20th.
CLASS DATE: 1/13/2019
TEACHERS:Hitha Raj, Aditi Jain, Jalaja peechu
Summary: Unity of faith
Class started with 3 oms
It was nice to meet all the students after a long break.
Students shared what they were practicing during the break. We went over what we learnt in the first and second quarter.We talked briefly about the three faiths Budhism, Islam, Zorastrianism .
This month we will be reviewing what we learnt, what we are practicing daily, open discussion with students about what they like about first and second quarter. we will take feedback from parents and students. Suggestions and feedback is very important for us to plan for the third quarter.
With Swami’s grace we will be having Parent Teacher meeting on Jan 27th . During the meeting students planned a small surprise for the parents. All parents don’t miss the surprise. Parents, students and teachers lets all be present and work together in this journey of learning and practicing His teachings.
Students can pick two chores that they can do consistently and follow the same for subsequent weeks. P lease write down in your journal, what you picked and are you able to do them daily.
2.Kind acts… Giving and sharing. Every morning wake up with the thought of what we can give today. Come share with us what you gave …..
IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO PARENTS:
1. We would like all the students to be on time by 3.25pm we are staring the class by 3.30pm.
Class room door closes at 3.30pm.
If any students come late they have to wait outside the door till we finish prayers and meditation.
Parent teacher meeting is on Jan 27th. we will text the exact time.
2. As a parent your responsibility to check the home work ( life application ) which we give them to follow through while week.
Once you as a parent commit to the follow up with your kids the results are impactful.
3. Treat this spiritual learning as a beautiful foundation to your kids who are the future generations of leaders.
Swami has given us the opportunity to be the part of this huge responsibility. Let’s stand up to build this great future leaders.
CLASS DATE: 1/13/2019 TEACHER(S): Nalini, Gangadher SUMMARY: Movie, popcorn, pizza 🙂 ATTENDANCE: 15
Beginning prayers led by students. We chant multi faith prayers beginning of each class to show all regions teach same.
Link to multi faith prayers with meaning: http://sairegion3.org/multi-faith-prayers/
Welcome to new student. Introductions.
Watched movie Incredible 2
Brahmarpanam and had pizza together for dinner.
Note to Parents:
Goal for this year- Be Happy. Please ask students to continue to make a note of their emotions and when they were not happy. If you can help with this we can work towards transformation identifying the situation and discussing and learning to handle our emotions.
Please continue to remind students to WATCH their emotions, stay happy and manage negative emotions.
CLASS DATE: 12/02/2018 TEACHER(S): Mouli and Meenakshi SUMMARY:
Preparing for YA & G4 Mini Retreat
ATTENDANCE: 9 out of 13
This week Group 4 started class with the main topic of preparing for the YA & G4 mini retreat. The class discussed the four topics allocated for the retreat and how they were applicable to each of our lives. After this, the Sai-inspiration presentations were briefly introduced. Then class was wrapped up with a debriefing session on the two speakers we had prior to break: Shashank Shah and Ravi Mariwalla.
During the Week:
Conscious practice of dedicating any and all tasks to Swami.
Note to Parents:
Sairam Parents –
We will not have SSE the following weeks…
Dec. 9th – Due to Saturday’s YA & G4 mini retreat
Dec. 23rd – Christmas break
Dec. 30th – New Years break
We encourage parents and students to continue to discuss the topic of devotion throughout the week at home and consciously practice as a family.
We ask Swami to guide us all as we contemplate on and practice devotion.
Jai Sai Ram!
-Group 4 Gurus
Young Adults (YA) Updates
Interest Groups Updates
Go Green Group – Tip of the Month: November
GO GREEN GROUP- TIP OF THE MONTH.(REFUSE,REDUCE,REUSE,REPURPOSE,RECYCLE)Use reusable plates and other serve wares.Use eco friendly serve ware.Use Sai Green kit. (reusable bag containing lunch box, spoon, cloth napkin, coffee mug and water bottle.
The media repository for all past events is now available in our main page under this link.
Sai Center Officers
Education (SSE) Co-ordinator
If you have any questions, please email the respective office bearer. Click here to access their phone numbers (password protected).
Thought for the Week
In our daily experiences, there are a number of instances which reveal the existence of Divinity in every person. Consider a cinema; on the screen we see rivers in flood engulfing all the surrounding land. Even though the scene is filled with flood waters the screen does not get wet by even a drop of water. At another time, on the same screen we see volcanoes erupting with tongues of flame, but the screen is not burnt. The screen which provides the basis for all these pictures is not affected by any of them. Likewise in the life of man, good or bad, joy or sorrow, birth or death, come and go, but they do not affect the Atma. In the cinema of life, the screen is the Atma – it is Shiva, it is Sankara, it is Divinity. When one understands this principle, one will be able to understand, enjoy and find fulfilment in life!
– Divine Discourse, Feb 17, 1985.