NewsLetter

General Announcements

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    • Navaratri Program by US Sai Students! Saturday, October 5. From 6 to 10 p.m. at The Unity Church of the Triangle. We are expecting about 75 Sai students around the US. A program not to be missed!!! 
    • Special program with Sai Students. Sunday, October 6. From 3:30 to 6 p.m. HSNC Room #4.
    • Sai Avatar Declaration Day Celebration. Saturday, October, 19, 2019, in Greensboro. See flyer. Register here!
    • SSEHV Training in Raleigh! April 17-19, 2020 Registration is now open! In the application, under “Desired SSEHV Training” select “SSEHV Course 1 (3-Day Course)”. For more information visit the SSEHV (Sathya Sai Education in Human Values) website.
    • 11th World Conference in Prasanthi Nilayam. November 2020. Study Guides.

     

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Devotion

  • 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. 


 

  • Bhajan of the week

    Deity: Sai
    Raag: Harmonic Minor (Keeravani)
    Taal: 8 Beat / Keherwa / Adi

    Lyrics:

    (At) Any Time of Day, Morning Noon or Night
    I Always Sing Sai Ram
    Sai Rama Sai Rama Sai Rama Sai Rama (3)
    Sai Rama Sai Rama Sai Rama
    His Love Brings Us joy, Eternal Happiness Within, His Name is Bliss, Ananda
    Ananda Ananda Ananda Ananda (3)
    Ananda Ananda Ananda

    Ananda Sai Rama Ananda Sai Rama (3)
    Ananda Sai Rama Ananda

    Video Link:

Service

  • RSC Service Activities
     
    Date & Time Activity Details Locations & Sign up
    Second Saturday of the Month between 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Pillow Service

    Manisha & Rakesh’s place: 1737 Colleen Circle, Cary, NC 27519. 

    Please click here  to sign up.

    Third Saturday of the Month between  4:15 AM – 6:45 AM. Breakfast Service

    Men’s Shelter. Address: 1420 S. Wilmington St. Raleigh, NC.

    Please click here to sign up.

    Fourth Saturday of the Month between 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

    New Born Kit & Winter Gear Service  

     Mrs & Mr Chandran’s house: 7525 Courtyard Place
    Cary, 27519

    Fourth Sunday of the Month between 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM.

     

     Sandwich Service Sandwich service by SSE students in HSNC.

    please click here to sign up.

    Volunteers preparing lunch bags at home & drop off volunteers  to various locations – please click here to sign up.

    Park Clean up coming up on September 28    Pick up litter on the brooks lane  in the park from one end to the other end.

    Thomas Brooks Park @ 

     

     

SSE

  • SSE Registration for new students is now open! Please register here. 

    SSE Classes run from September to May

  • Pre-SSE

    CLASS DATE: 09/15/2019 TEACHERS: Vanaja patti, Chandran Thatha,  Surabhi aunty
    SUMMARY: Be Happy ATTENDANCE: 24/26

    Prayers: 3 Oms, Gayatri

    Main topics: Patti talked to us about being always Happy and find ways to make ourselves Happy. She showed us a picture of happy child and asked us what can we do to make ourselves happy. She read a book called ‘My Heart Fills With Happiness’ by Monique Grey Smith. For art: She asked us to draw anything that makes us happy. Surabhi aunty is teaching us bhajan. We started learning ‘Jaya Guru Omkara’ from last week. After snack we played two games. In one game we acted like an animal and everyone had to guess what animal it was. It was lots of fun. 

    Life application/Home work:   Try to do an activity with your mom and dad which will make them very happy

    Note to Parents: 

  • SSE group1

    CLASS DATE: 09/15/2019 TEACHER(S): Jagruthi , Aruna, Sunitha and Resmi
    SUMMARY: 

    Introduced the topic WATCH with focus on Watch your Words

    ATTENDANCE:  27

     

    Lesson Plan:

    We introduced the concept of WATCH with focus on  Watch your Words. The kids shared how they felt when they heard pleasant words of encouragement vs words of anger or hatred.  Then we watched the story of Chrysanthemum and how she felt hurt by some words. Also did an activity to demonstrate how hurtful words impact you and how its effect cannot be erased.

      Homework

    ·     We have not yet assigned any homework. Please check back next week

    Note to Parents:

    You can watch the story of Chrysanthemum here:

    Friendly reminder

    • Help our children to achieve their goal of the week.
  • SSE-Group2

    CLASS DATE: 09/08/2019

    TEACHERS:Hitha Raj, Aditi Verma, Jalaja Peechu

    Summary: Intro to SSE . Introduce Emotional self awareness.

    ATTENDANCE: 19

     

    Sairam,

    We started the class with 3 Oms and Gayatri mantra chanting. Students sang the Ganesha bhajan ” I bow down at the feet of Ganesha.” We played a game of memorization to learn everyone’s name. We spent big chunk of time getting to know each other.

    We gave small  introduction about SSE. Also, we had a discussion about SSE, what we do in SSE, 5 values.

    Teachers did a skit to introduce the theme of Unity of thoughts,words and deeds which seemed to be a hit among the kids.

    We will start the quarter by understanding our own emotions and feelings. We talked about what makes us happy and sad.

    Life application:For the rest of the week, children , parents and teachers will keep a journal and write about one thing that make you happy each day and write about 1 or 2 incidents that made you sad or angry throughout the week.

     

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO PARENTS:

    1. We would like all the students to be on time by 3.25pm we are staritng 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.

    2. As a parent your responsibility to check the home work ( life application ) which we give them to follow through the 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.

     

  • SSE-Group3

    CLASS DATE: 9/15/2019 TEACHER(S):  Nalini, Gangadher
    SUMMARY:  Family picnic & Zero Waste presentation ATTENDANCE:  24

     

    Sunday morning group 3 had a family picnic. Guest speaker Fize Mohammad joined us for 30 mins and talked to the students

    Sunday evening class was a combined session for Group 3 and 4. We had guest speaker from Towards Zero waste. Students joined the main event at 4:15pm

    Both sessions were educational and left us with lot of things we can bring into practice in our day to day life.

    Note to Parents:

    If you have not registered your child to SSE yet, please do so. This applies to both new and exsisting students.

     

     

  • SSE-Group4

    CLASS DATE: 09/15/2019 TEACHER(S):  Nirmala, Mouli, and Meenakshi
    SUMMARY: 

    Guest Speakers

    ATTENDANCE:  7

    Main topic:

    This week, we had two guest speakers: Dargan and Mr. Fize. 

    Dargan spoke to the class regarding the importance of “go green” and how to live a “zero waste” life.

    Mr. Fize spoke to the class about how he came to Swami, followed by some interactive activities.

    Note to Parents:

    Sairam Parents –

    Group 4 will have the next class on Sunday, Sept. 29th.

    Jai Sai Ram!

    -Group 4 Gurus

Young Adults (YA) Updates

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Interest Groups Updates

  • Go Green Group – Tips

    • Shut off water while brushing teeth
    • Please use reusable water bottles.
    • Please use reusable bag for the grocery store
    • Please use paper sandwich bag or reusable box to pack sandwich for lunch.

    (REFUSE, REDUCE, REUSE, RE PURPOSE, RECYCLE)

    See all interest groups available.

Regional Update

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    None.

Media Repository

  • The media repository for all past events is now available in our main page under this link.

Sai Center Officers

  • Officer Role
    Name
    Email Address
    President
    Jaime Villegas
    president@raleighsaicenter.org
    Vice-President
    Sangeeta Varanasi
    vp@raleighsaicenter.org
    Education (SSE) Co-ordinator
    Aruna Shankar
    education@raleighsaicenter.org
    Devotional Co-ordinator
    Shubha Nagaraj
    devotion@raleighsaicenter.org
    Service Co-ordinator
    Vijay Peddapalli
    service@raleighsaicenter.org
    YA Co-ordinators
    Rama Devi
    ya@raleighsaicenter.org

    If you have any questions, please email the respective office bearer. Click here to access their phone numbers (password protected). 

Thought for the Week

  • Tyaga (sacrifice or renunciation) is not going to the forest, leaving behind your spouse, children and property. What needs to be sacrificed is the hankering for results, the fruits of one’s actions. That is true sacrifice. You must renounce indiscriminate desires. Then only will your heart become pure. God desires only a pure, loving and sacred heart. God does not desire or need anything from you! It is only you who have desires. When you have noble desires, God will be happy. It is only then your family, society and coun­try will experience peace and happiness. First and foremost, peace should reign in your own home. Then, that peace will be radiated to the society. When societies become good, the country will prosper. If peace is to be established in the country, the individual should experience peace in the first instance. World peace is possible only when peace is established at the individual level. If an individual is not at peace, how can there be peace in the world?

    – Divine Discourse, Sep 5, 2006.