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Archive - Centre Announcements for Year 2009......
 
 

27 December 2009

  1. The National Annual Conference for 2010 will be held here on the 30th January, the theme, "Living the Sai Ideal, I am GOD and you are also GOD. There are only 300 places and it will be on a first come basis for details see the information board, or leave your contact details at the information desk.
  2. Next Year is the 85th Year, with the 9th World Conference and in line with all the celebrations Swami has asked all the countries to come to Prashanti Niliyam, The slot for the UK is 1st August to 9th August. There are no limits to the numbers but you have to register your interest asap. There are forms to be filled out and more details will be given over the next few weeks.
  3. As you all know many people have worked very hard over the summer to get our Sai Building in shape for the school and for the organisation activities including the Leicester centres. We are now looking at the next phase of work which will begin on the 28th December (Monday) till 3rd January. This building will be open for this second phase of work from 9:00am to 6:00pm except New Year Day. If you are able to help then please see the information desk and provide your details and the times that you may be able to help. Don't worry if you can only help for a day or even half a day, what ever you can do will be very much appreciated.
  4. Also the service rota for the next 6 months into 2010 are now at the information desk so can I ask all the volunteers to ensure they pick this up, thank you.
  5. This Thursday on New Years Eve there will be an extended programme of Bhajans till midnight here in the Sai Building, including a 108 Gayatri Mantra for world peace. If you are going to be attending this celebration then please can you let the information desk know how many from your family will attend.
  6. Also on the same day there are New Celebration in Nottingham at the Hindu Temple , 215 Carlton Road. The details are on the notice board.
  7. With Christmas and New Year the next SSE class will be on the 10th January.
  8. Thought of the day Pratibhaben

 

20 December 2009

  1. The National Annual Conference for 2010 will be held here on the 30th January, the theme, "Living the Sai Ideal, I am GOD and you are also GOD. There are only 300 places and it will be on a first come basis for details see the information board, or leave your contact details at the information desk.
  2. Next Year is the 85th Year, with the 9th World Conference and in line with all the celebrations Swami has asked all the countries to come to Prashanti Niliyam, The slot for the UK is 1st August to 9th August. There are no limits to the numbers but you have to register your interest asap. There are forms to be filled out and more details will be given over the next few weeks.
  3. As you all know many people have worked very hard over the summer to get our Sai Building in shape for the school and for the organisation activities including the Leicester centres. We are now looking at the next phase of work which will begin on the 28th December (Monday) till 3rd January. This building will be open for this second phase of work from 9:00am to 6:00pm except New Year Day. If you are able to help then please see the information desk and provide your details and the times that you may be able to help. Don't worry if you can only help for a day or even half a day, what ever you can do will be very much appreciated.
  4. Also the service rota for the next 6 months into 2010 are now at the information desk so can I ask all the volunteers to ensure they pick this up, thank you.
  5. If you have bought items for the Christmas Party for the Dawn Centre then please hand them to the information desk or see Darshan or Pratisha.
  6. On Thursday it's Christmas eve we will be holding our normal bhajans here but with a spirit of Christmas cheer, SSE will be doing a presentation and may be Santa will be here... Be seated for 7:45.
  7. The Following Thursday on New Years Eve there will be an extended programme till midnight here in the Sai Building, including a 108 Gayatri Mantra for world peace. If you are going to be attending this celebration then please can you let the information desk know how many from your family will attend.
  8. Also on the same day there are New Celebration in Nottingham at the Hindu Temple , 215 Carlton Road. The details are on the notice board.
  9. With Christmas and New Year the next SSE class will be on the 10th January.
  10. Thought of the day incorporated into the programme.

 

13 December 2009

  1. Today from 10.30am to 12.30pm, all parents are warmly invited to attend the SSE Annual Exam Presentation where our SSE children will receive individual achievement certificates, prizes will be given for exam results, there’ll be presentations and lots more (including food!). For parents with very young children, a crèche facility will  be available. Please do come along.
  2. The National Annual Conference for 2010 will be held here on the 30th January, the theme, "Living the Sai Ideal, I am GOD and you are also GOD. There are only 300 places and it will be on a first come basis for details see the information board, or leave your contact details at the information desk.
  3. Next Year is the 85th Year, with the 9th World Conference and in line with all the celebrations Swami has asked all the countries to come to Prashanti Nilayam, The slot for the UK is 1st August to 9th August. There are no limits to the numbers but you have to register your interest asap. There are forms to be filled out and more details will be given over the next few weeks.
  4. The youth will be holding a Christmas Party at the Dawn Centre and as per previous years  they will be putting together some gift packs. If you would like to help then there are items that you can provide again with the ceiling on desire programme. We need - hat, scarf and gloves with a small chocolate bar wrapped up. The hat, scarf and gloves need to be suit either a brother or sister, so neutral colours are best, black, blue, red, cream etc and nothing that stands out a designer- just good quality would be sufficient. Next week will the only week available to bring these items as the party is on the 23rd Dec. For more information please see Darshan, Raj, Pratisha or Lianne.
  5. Shirdi Sai Satcharitra reading will take place on the 18th and 19th of this month which is a Friday and Saturday.  On Friday, the palki procession will take place at 6:30 pm followed by Bhajans and Baba's shej arti as performed in Shirdi. On Saturday, Baba will be offered Kakad arti at 5:30 in the morning, madhyan arti at 12 pm and dhoop arti at around 6 pm.  This will be followed by mahaprasadam.  The reading will be completed in one day.  Everybody is welcome to this sacred event with love. For catering purposes, please let the information desk know if you think you will be attending.
  6. We missed the Prashanti update last month due to all the activities but here to give an update of the last month at Prashanti, can I please invite Lianne and Aarti.
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  8. , Thought of the day Pratibaben

 

6 December 2009

  1. Today the LOTUSS classes resume so all the young adults from 15.5 to 18 are welcome, today the topic will be on Presentation Skills delivered by a Quality Director who works for Barclays Bank and has a wealth of experience in presenting. So don't miss out.
  2. Next Sunday from 10.30am to 12.30pm, all parents are warmly invited to attend the SSE Annual Exam Presentation where our SSE children will receive individual achievement certificates, prizes will be given for exam results, there’ll be presentations and lots more (including food!). For parents with very young children, a crèche facility will also be available. Please do come along.
  3. The National Annual Conference for 2010 will be held here on the 30th January, the theme, "Living the Sai Ideal, I am GOD and you are also GOD. There are only 300 places and it will be on a first come basis for details see the information board, or leave your contact details at the information desk.
  4. Next Year is the 85th Year, with the 9th World Conference and in line with all the celebrations Swami has asked all the countries to come to Prashanti Niliyam, The slot for the UK is 1st August to 9th August. There are no limits to the numbers but you have to register your interest asap. There are forms to be filled out and more details will be given over the next few weeks.

 

29 November 2009

  1. SSE Exam presentation and Achievement Assembly  for All parents and children on the 13 Dec after Bhajans.
  2. There is a LOTUSS & PARENTS STUDY CIRCLE refresher/Training session on 6th Dec next week.
  3. Talk on Eid 
  4. Thought of the Day from Prashanti by Pratibhaben. 

 

15 November 2009

  1. Tomorrow is Monday 16th Nov and we will be here packing all the parcels for Refugee Relief from 7:30pm. If you can come along tomorrow it will be great. Our ceiling on desire programme has filled the side of the room as you come in. Tomorrow we will be packing not only the food items but also love for every pack so come along and join in.
  2. Ladies day is 19th Nov and it happens to be a Thursday and the ladies have put together a programme including Rudhram chanting, presentations as well as the normal Bhajans. Please be seated by 7:30pm and all are welcome.
  3. For those who remember Tree Planting that we have done here in Leicester, there is an opportunity for those who want to do Tree Planting next weekend as a service activity for Swami's Birthday. The Coventry Sai Centre have organised this at Coombe Country Park on Saturday and Sunday please see Vinodbhai B Patel or come to the information desk.
  4. Next week we will be at Prajapati Hall celebrating our Lord's 84th Birthday. There will be a lot of activity as the love for swami pours out as we prepare for the day including today, we will be holding our rehearsal here for most of the day. If you want to help then please see the service coordinators, Kusumben and Vinodbhai B Patel. The programme next week will start with the procession at 11:00am sharp and it would be great if you can all join in for that. We know it will get very busy so please arrive early and where possible try and share a lift as car parking will be busy and many people will come for this one great event of the year.
  5. SO next Sunday (22nd Nov) we will not be here on as everyone will be at Prajapati Hall, but on the Monday 23rd Nov we will be holding Bhajans here from 7:30pm on the actual day as per norm.
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  7. Thought of the Day from Prashanti by Pratibhaben. 

 

08 November 2009 - Akhand Bhajans

  1. Akhand Bhajans at Ram Mandir - This is a unique event that occurs globally for 24 hours and we have kept this in line with same time that Prashanti Starts and finishes from 6:00pm to 6:00pm. The whole world is singing the glory of God for global peace and harmony. In case you are not aware we have regular bhajans for an hour every Thursday from 7:45pm and Sundays from 8:50am at the Leicester Building on Bede Road near the junction of Upperton Road and Narborough Road where the Sathya Sai School is situated.For details see the information desk.
  2. Our Next big event is Bhagwan's 84th Birthday Celebrations at the Prajapati Hall on Ulverscroft Road on the 22nd of November. You are all invited, the programme will start with a procession at 11:00am sharp, the door will be open from 10:30 so please do join us with this unique celebration in the history of the world where the Avatar of the Kali Yuga is walking amongst us. We look forward to welcoming you all.

 

1 November 2009
 

  1. We have our Global Akhand Bhajans next weekend at Ram Mandir on Hilyard Road. This will start at 12:30pm on Saturday right through to Sunday at 12:30pm. Can you all please ensure you are seated by 12:15pm.
  2. This means that next Sunday we will all be at the Ram Mandir and not here.
  3. Akhand Bhajan is an opportunity for anyone to sing bhajan from here, so out side in the corridor there are A3 sheets with the time slots as per normal. If are going to sing then please put your name down with your contact details and a key for the harmonium if you  know. There will be only one more opportunity to put the names down after today and that will be after the Thursday bhajans here in the evening from 7:45pm.
  4. As well as the singing we also need volunteers for hall duty, cooking, serving and many other tasks, including setting up the hall on Friday evening (6th). So please give your name if can help even for a few hours that would be great.
  5. Our next big event for this Month is Celebrating Swami's Birthday at Prajapati Hall on the 22nd Nov. We now have teams who are planning and putting together various details on the tasks that have been identified. Again we need volunteers to help in all areas so again please see the service coordinators who give you more information.
Thought of the day from Prashanti by Pratibhaben.

 

25 October 2009

  1. On Thursday (29th Oct) here in this building at 7:30pm we have a couple of guest speakers, Mr Baldev Singh and Mr Surindar Singh who will talk to us about the teachings of Guru Nanakji. Please be seated by 7:30pm.
  2. Also on Saturday (31st Oct) there will a Satsung with a Buddhist Monk, Mr Venu Amito who will talk about Buddhism and Meditation. This will be here again from 7:30 to 9:30pm.
  3. There is a committee meeting this Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm here in this building.
  4. Just a reminder on the Ceiling of Desire programme for the food parcels to Croatia. We will be collecting the item here at LB and we will packing them here together. All the details are on the slip at the information desk.
  5. There has been a change to the dates for the Global Akhand Bhajans from the 14/15 to 7/8th Nov and also the venue will now be at Ram Mandir. This was a sudden change in dates from Prashanti and many of you have seen the change on the website.
  6. Don't forget the B'day Planning Group meeting in the Canteen straight after this.
  7. Birthday Cake demo on Tuesday 27 October at 7:30 at Jasumatiben’s home.
  8. Also Lotus session today with the topic of "Good Company"
  9. A few of our Youth had the fortunate opportunity to do Gram Seva and to tell us more about the trip and experience can I please ask Shivam to come forward.
Thought of the day from Shivam..

 

18 October 2009

  1. Hope you all have had a joyful Diwali and a Happy New Year to all of you from the committee.
  2. Just a reminder on the Ceiling of Desire programme for the food parcels to Croatia. We will be collecting the item here at LB and we will packing them here together. All the details are on the slip at the information desk.
  3. The Akanda Bhajans will be here in the LB on the 14/15 of Nov more details will follow during the next few weeks.
  4. We have started the planning for the Birthday celebrations with the meeting last week with great enthusiasm and the teams will be in touch with all of you who want to help in some way or another. The planning group will meet again next Sunday after Bhajans.
  5. On the 29th October here at LB there will be a guest Speaker Mr Baldev Singh on the teaching of Guru Nanak and also on the 31st October Venu Amito, a Buddhist monk talking on Bhudhism. More details will be announced next week
  6. Avantikaben on significance of Diwali
  7. Vibuti Mantra and Brama Parnam.......

 

 

11 October 2009
 

  1. Meals On Wheel. How many are aware of what we do here? Everyone in this room has some form of cooked food at weekends, what a service you could provide if you could cooked extra for a couple or more people. We need some volunteers to help here, we have a rota system that  gives an opportunity to cook and/or deliver at least once a month. The essence of the service is not only the lovely home cooked food but the chance to have a few minutes of conversation with those that we serve. Some of them lead a very lonely life and not many people would visit them especially at weekends. If you are able to help with delivery of food or cooking then please contact Jagdishbhai at the information desk. 
  2. While we are on the theme of service we are now approaching the time when we are starting to organise the food parcels. We ask that you make some ceilings on your desires and with money saved we can buy the items to send to Croatia. We will be giving more details over the coming weeks but your ceiling on the desires can start today. Last year the SSE did extremely well and it would be great if we can follow their example and give up something (Sacrifice), one of the nine point code of conduct. If you want to know more details please ask Vinodbhai or Kusumben.
  3. Rudram Practice next Saturday from 9:00am to 11:00am here in this building.
  4. The birthday celebration programme planning team will  meet in the canteen so if you want to be part of that then please join us.  
  5. We will be celebrating Diwali next Sunday on the 18th Oct throughout  the morning , part of the celebration will be ankut that we normally do. Please put your name down if you want to help with the preparation of a dish there are lots of varieties to choose from. Please see Kusumben for all the details. If you are going to prepare the food can you please ensure you arrive by 8:30am so we can place the dishes safely at the front.
  6. LOTUSS session is on again this week and last week the  team had an outing at Glastonbury which I heard they enjoyed very much. To tell us some insight into what they did can I invite Arunbhai to introduce the young youth that attended
 

4 October 2009

  1. There is a service meeting straight after the announcements for all those service volunteers, also if you would like to know more about service activities then please come along.
  2. Meals On Wheel. How many are aware of what we do here? Everyone in this room has some form of cooked food at weekends, what a service you could provide if you could cooked extra for a couple or more people. We need some volunteers to help here, we have a rota system that  gives an opportunity to cook and/or deliver at least once a month. The essence of the service is not only the lovely home cooked food but the chance to have a few minutes of conversation with those that we serve. Some of them lead a very lonely life and not many people would visit them especially at weekends. If you are able to help with delivery of food or cooking then please contact Jagdishbhai at the information desk. 
  3. While we are on the theme of service we are now approaching the time when we are starting to organise the food parcels. We ask that you make some ceilings on your desires and with money saved we can buy the items to send to Croatia. We will be giving more details over the coming weeks but your ceiling on the desires can start today. Last year the SSE did extremely well and it would be great if we can follow their example and give up something (Sacrifice), one of the nine point code of conduct. If you want to know more details please ask Vinodbhai or Kusumben.
  4. The birthday celebration programme planning team will be meeting next week, if you are interested in being part of that team then please see Sanjaybhai or Narendrabhai.  
  5. We will be celebrating Diwali this year on the 18th Oct Sunday morning , part of the celebration will be ankut that we normally do. The details are being worked through but please see Kusumben or Kantaben if you want to take part.
  6. We now have for the first time on Sunday an update on what's been happening at Parshanti Nilyam with a key focus on Swami and the activities that have happened in the last month.Hope you all find it useful. Geetikaben will take us through this. 

 

27 September 2009

  1. As mentioned last week we now have a rota put together to help keep our home clean as much as possible. Currently we are looking at Monday and Friday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm as well as some tidy up on Sunday mornings after bhajans. Can you please give your names and details at the information desk or see Kusumben or Vindobhai if you can help.
  2. Just so you are aware and I know most are that we have bhajans on Thursday evening here from 7:45pm, so if you can make it then please do so.
  3. SSE classes have started now and we would like the children to go to their class room directly after the vibhuti mantra, those who are not sure please stay in here or see Anilaben at the registration desk.  The Registration will process will continue till the end of this month for any new starter so please encourage any children that you may be aware of.  Also a reminder, please do not wander around the building and stay in the area that we have been allocated for our activities. Also please ensure you do not leave anything behind such that it is all clear.
  4. BISSE "Living with Values" On Saturday 3rd October from 10am to 4pm, the British Institute of Sathya Sai Education (BISSE) are hosting a National SSEHV (Sathya Sai Education in Human Values) day, with the theme “Living the Values”. The day will include talks by the Headmaster of Abbey Primary school on how his school has incorporated SSEHV into its lessons, and a musical performance by the children who have benefited from SSEHV.
  5. Rudram Practice next Saturday here from 9:00am to 11:00am.
  6. It has been mentioned before but worth reminding again that please do not fall  prey to those who collect funds in the name of Sai. Swami will never ask to raise funds for him. There has been an email requesting funds for Swami for various items such as a bed etc.. Some vulnerable people have also been enticed into paying money to these individuals so that their karma can be settled. All This is completely false. Please avoid these emails/individuals and let any of the committee members know should you hear about this.
  7. There is a committee meeting on Wednesday 30th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm here in this building.
  8.  Thought of the day "Navratri" by Avantikaben.

20 September 2009

  1. As mentioned last week we now have a rota put together to help keep our home clean as much as possible. Currently we are looking at Monday and Friday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm as well as some tidy up on Sunday mornings after bhajans. Can you please give your names and details at the information desk or see Kusumben or Vindobhai if you can help.
  2. Just so you are aware and I know most are that we have bhajans on Thursday evening here from 7:45pm, so if you can make it then please do so.
  3. SSE classes have started now and we would like the children to go to their class room directly after the vibhuti mantra, those who are not sure please stay in here or see Anilaben at the registration desk.  The Registration will process will continue till the end of this month for any new starter so please encourage any children that you may be aware of.  Also a reminder, please do not wander around the building and stay in the area that we have been allocated for our activities.. Also please ensure you do not leave anything behind such that it is all clear.
  4. BISSE "Living with Values" On Saturday 3rd October from 10am to 4pm, the British Institute of Sathya Sai Education (BISSE) are hosting a National SSEHV (Sathya Sai Education in Human Values) day, with the theme “Living the Values”. The day will include talks by the Headmaster of Abbey Primary school on how his school has incorporated SSEHV into its lessons, and a musical performance by the children who have benefited from SSEHV.
  5. LOTUSS Session today at 10:30 continues on the theme of communications upstairs in the main hall. For details please see Arunbhai.
  6. It has been mentioned before but worth reminding again that please do not fall  prey to those who collect funds in the name of Sai. Swami will never ask to raise funds for him. There has been an email requesting funds for Swami for various items such as a bed etc.. Some vulnerable people have also been enticed into paying money to these individuals so that their karma can be settled.All This is completely false. Please avoid these emails/individuals and let any of the committee members know should you hear about this.

13 September 2009

  1. Hopefully you have all received the two news letters, Love and Light and the Trust. They will be on the website as well as all of the announcements as per norm. Now the Sathya Sai School is settling in as well our activities on Thursday and Sunday we are looking for volunteers to help and clean this building on a regular basis including weekends. The service coordinators will be arranging a rota for this. So please if you have some time then put your name down.
  2. Just so you are aware and I know most are that we have bhajans on Thursday evening here from 7:45pm, so if you can make it then please do so.
  3. SSE classes have started now and we would like the children to go to their class room directly after the vibhuti mantra, those who are not sure please stay in here or see Anilaben at the registration desk. Also a reminder, please do not wander around the building and stay in the area that we have been allocated for our activities. Also please ensure you do not leave anything behind such that it is all clear.
  4. BISSE "Living with Values" On Saturday 3rd October from 10am to 4pm, the British Institute of Sathya Sai Education (BISSE) are hosting a National SSEHV (Sathya Sai Education in Human Values) day, with the theme “Living the Values”. The day will include talks by the Headmaster of Abbey Primary school on how his school has incorporated SSEHV into its lessons, and a musical performance by the children who have benefited from SSEHV.
  5. LOTUSS Sessions starts today at 10:30 and Aruubhai will give more details later.
  6. The National Youth Satsung took place yesterday on the theme of "Power of Discrimination- Its Practice in Daily Life, Bijal will give a summary of the outcome. Bijal.
  7. Arunbhai is going to give an overview of what we are doing in LOTUSS and end with the thought of the Day. Please ensure you leave very quietly as the SSE classes will be starting.

6 September 2009

  1. The Sathya Sai School has now started back last Thursday and everyone was overjoyed with this wonderful building that has been prepared for them with all the love that you have shown. Thank you again. The UK trust has now produced a newsletter which I will send out later to today who are on the love and light list. This newsletter is Monthly andwill continue till December providing details of the what is going on with the next phase of activities.
  2. Today SSE classes start so please ensure all the children arrive in good time and we have been allocated a number of classrooms for our activities. So please respect the Building. Please do not wander around the building and stay in the area that we have been allocated for our activities. Also please ensure you do not leave anything behind such that it is all clear.
  3. LOTUSS starts Next Week "Naginbhai will be coming to talk about  Yoga and its relationship with inner communication to this age group. Starts next Sunday from 10:30am to 12:30pm.. See additional note.
  4. Car Parking at the LB. Please ensure you park properly within the space outlined. Also at the top of the car park is the area where we would congregate in the event of a fire. Please spare a thought when parking on the street and if possible come together with others.
  5. Service with a smile, Region 4 held the successful session yesterday covering Management, Spirituality in Service and Food Health and Hygiene. As you can see some of the wonderful decoration that done yesterday
  6. A spiritual seminar, titled 'How do we live our changeless reality in an ever-changing world?' will be conducted by Phyllis Krystal on Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September 2009, (10am to 4.30pm daily) at Sai Mandir in Wimbledon, London
  7. National Teacher day 20th September in Maidenhead including a key note from Phylis Krystal. See Anilaben for details.
  8. The next National Youth Satsung will be on the 12th of September with a theme of "  Power of Discrimination - Its Practise in Daily Life’. The programme starts in the morning for the youth at 11:00am but is open to adults from 3:15pm Finishing at 5:00pm. @ Winstanley School.
  9. A busy set of Months coming ahead so be prepared to roll up the sleeve's... B'day Celebrations teams will be asking for help in preparing the one event that is unique to this era....watch this space

30 August 2009

  1. Thanks again for the all the hard work on this building. There is more work to be done but this will now be planned on specific weekends. The schools go back this week and so the building will not be open for work during the week.
  2. Respecting the Building. Please do not wander around the building and stay in the area that we have been allocated for our activities. Also please ensure you do not leave anything behind such that it is all clear
  3. Car Parking at the LB. Please ensure you park properly within the space outlined. Also at the top of the car park is the area where we would congregate in the event of a fire.Please spare a thought when parking on the street and if possible come together with others.
  4. Service with a smile: Region 4 will be holding a day here in Leicester on the 5th September (next Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm) for workshops, training and other activities to help anyone interested in become a service volunteer. Please see any of our service coordinators. Guest speaker for the day will be Ishverbhai.
  5. A spiritual seminar, titled 'How do we live our changeless reality in an ever-changing world?' will be conducted by Phyllis Krystal on Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September 2009, (10am to 4.30pm daily) at Sai Mandir in Wimbledon, London.
  6. National Teacher day 20th September in Maidenhead including a key note from Phylis Krystal. See Anilaben for details.
  7. Skill, PA Photography, Video etc.. if you would like to help and be trained in this please see Amit and Darshan
  8. The next National Youth Satsung will be on the 12th of September with a theme of "  Power of Discrimination - Its Practise in Daily Life’. The programme starts in the morning for the youth at 11:00am but is open to adults from 3:15pm Finishing at 5:00pm.

23 August 2009

  1. Thanks again for the all the hard work on this building.
  2. Car Parking at the LB. Please ensure you park properly within the space outlined. Also at the top of the car park is the area where we would congregate in the event of a fire. Please spare a thought when parking on the street and if possible come together with others.
  3. There is a committee meeting here in this building from 7:30pm to 9:30pm on Wednesday 26th Aug. That's this Wednesday.
  4. Service with a smile: Region 4 will be holding a day here in Leicester on the 5th September for workshops, training and other activities to help anyone interested in become a service volunteer. Please see any of our service coordinators.
  5. National Teacher day 20th September in Maidenhead including a key note from Phylis Krystal. See Anilaben for details.
  6. A word of Caution from Dr Goldstein: "It has come to our attention that emails are being sent to Sai Centres everywhere with false and malicious information accompanied by illegal appeals for donations.   The emails state that there is terrorism taking place in Puttaparthi and that people should send money to them to protect the ashram from this terrorism.  There is no terrorism taking place.   There is no basis for their appeals for money.   Please disregard these spurious emails.
  7. Guru's refreshers training from 10:30 this morning till 2:30pm. Please see Anilaben.
  8. Skill, PA Photography, Video etc.. if you would like to help and be trained in this please see Amit and Pravinbhai
  9. After this session there is study circle reflecting on the trip for the youth.
  10. Also a short meeting for Krishna Janmastmi feedback for those who can straight after this session.
  11. The next National Youth Satsung will be on the 12th of September with a theme of "  Power of Discrimination - Its Practise in Daily Life’. The programme starts in the morning for the youth but is open to adults from 3:15pm.  Pratisha and Team are going to tell us a little more about the programme.

16 August 2009

  1. Amazing on what you have achieved in getting this far with the great start on Janmastmi at our new home. A sincere thanks to all those who have spent many nights and days to get this journey started here. We want to make Swami feel proud of us that we are fit for the organisation that he has been given to us for our transformation. Last week we helped in moving the Sathya Sai School from Belper street to this building and they will start organising the class room over the next few weeks. The first phase of this unique project has completed much more earlier than planned with Swami's grace and we begin to look at the next steps which will be focused now on improvements. We will need more help as announced at the Janmastmi programme and we will look at the specific skills required for the task. But again our gratitude to all of you. Thank you.
  2. Reminder: Phylis Krystal seminar 17th 18th 19th September. See notice board.
  3. Reminder on SSLTP The minimum age for applicants on this course is 21 years of age.  The enrolment needs to be completed by September. Please see the board for details or speak to any Committee Member.
  4. Sri Lanka Project: Many have asked about what can be done here, so the UK Trust has now put a process in place to support medical and humanitarian work in Sri Lanka. Please see a committee member or email Narendrabhai for details.
  5. Service with a smile: Region 4 will be holding a day here in Leicester on the 5th September for workshops, training and other activities to help anyone interested in become a service volunteer. Please see any of our service coordinators.
  6. National Teacher day 20th September in Maidenhead including a key note from Phylis Krystal. See Anilaben for details.
  7. A word of Caution from Dr Goldstein: "It has come to our attention that emails are being sent to Sai Centres everywhere with false and malicious information accompanied by illegal appeals for donations.   The emails state that there is terrorism taking place in Puttaparthi and that people should send money to them to protect the ashram from this terrorism.  There is no terrorism taking place.   There is no basis for their appeals for money.   Please disregard these spurious emails.
  8. The next National Youth Satsung will be on the 12th of September with a theme of "  Power of Discrimination - Its Practice in Daily Life’. Details of programme will be announced in due course.
  9. The youth have spent that last 2 weeks with Swami on their Sadhna camp and few of them are going to tell what they got up to and what it meant for them.

9 August 2009

  1. There is a feedback session this morning after bhajans for the Global Service Day which was held a few weeks back at Rutland waters – your views are very important so please do come and share your feedback with us.
  2. We still need volunteers to come to our new home - The Leicester Building to help prepare it for our activities and also for the Sathya Sai School.  The building is open during the week between 5:00pm to 9:00pm and from 9am at the weekend. There is still a lot of work to be done so please give your names to the service coordinators or just talk to them for details.
  3. Many people are taking time off and travelling from distant places to come and help at the building and we also need help with providing accommodation for these people.  If you think you might be able to help with that then please see someone at the information desk.  It would only be for one or two nights – so please do see if you can help with this opportunity to serve.
  4. We will be celebrating Krishna Janmastmi on Friday 14th of August at our new Leicester Building. This will be an evening program and everyone is requested to be seated in the hall by 7.15pm and the program will finish at 10.30pm.  It will be a very special celebrations especially as it will be held at our new building – so please do try to come to the celebrations.
  5. As we have been announcing for the past months, our Sunday Bhajans will now also commence at the new Venue after that day i.e. next Sunday 16 Aug – our bhajans will move over to the new building.  So we look forward to welcoming you all there.
  6. Sri Lanka Project: Many have asked about what can be done here, so the UK Trust has now put a process in place to support medical and humanitarian work in Sri Lanka. Please see a committee member or email Narendrabhai for details.
  7. For anyone who wants to get more involved in our service activities there is a special day of workshops, training and other activities here in Leicester on the 5th September. Please see any of our service coordinators for more information.
  8. A few reminders about some other events coming up and more information about any of these can be obtained from the information desk. Phylis Krystal seminar 17th 18th 19th September and National Teacher day 20th September in Maidenhead including a key note from Phylis Krystal.

2 August 2009

  1. Krishna Janmastmi will be celebrated on the 14th of August at our new Venue Leicester Building. This will be an evening programme with more details to follow.
  2. Also our Sunday Bhajans will also commence at the new Venue after that day i.e. 16 Aug.
  3. Global service meeting will be held next week after the bhajans.
  4. The Leicester building project has started in good earnest. many teams have helped during the week and the weekend so thank you from the management committee to get this started so efficiently . The work that is left to do is mainly decorating. The building will be open during the week between 9:00am to 9:00pm all week. There is still a lot of work to be done so please give your names to the service coordinators or just talk to them for details.

 

26 July 2009

  1. Global Service Day Last week: Thank you all for making this a special day for our guests, we had around a 100 guests including one who was a hundred years old. The weather held well for us till tea time and everyone enjoyed the atmosphere. Just to remind you all that we do serve these guests throughout the year and if you can afford some time to help then that will be a great step for your spiritual journey.
  2. The Leicester building project has started in good earnest. many teams have helped during the week and the weekend so thank you from the management committee to get this started so efficiently .   The work that is left to do is mainly decorating. The building will be open during the week between 5:00pm to 9:00pm during the week and all weekend. There is still a lot of work to be done so please give your names to the service coordinators or just talk to them for details.
  3. Reminder: Phylis Krystal seminar 17th 18th 19th September.  
  4. Reminder on SSLTP The minimum age for applicants on this course is 21 years of age.  The enrolment needs to be completed by September. Please see the board for details or speak to any Committee Member.
  5. Sri Lanka Project: Many have asked about what can be done here, so the UK Trust has now put a process in place to support medical and humanitarian work in Sri Lanka. Please see a committee member or email Narendrabhai for details.
  6. There is NO committee meeting this Wednesday.
  7. Service with a smile: Region 4 will be holding a day here in Leicester on the 5th September for workshops, training and other activities to help anyone interested in become a service volunteer. Please see any of our service coordinators.
  8. SSE guru's meeting on Tuesday 28th July at Leicester Building (LB) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. See Anilaben.
  9. National Teacher day 20th September in Maidenhead including a key note from Phylis Krystal. See Anilaben for details.
  10. Krishna Janmastmi will be celebrated on the 14th of August at our new Venue Leicester Building. This will be an evening programme with more details to follow next week.
  11. Also our Sunday Bhajans will also commence at the new Venue after that day i.e. 16 Aug.
  12. The youth will be on their way to Prashanti for their Sadhna Camp at the end of this week. As part of the Sadhna they will be holding an evening of bhajans this Friday from 8:00pm to 9:30pm at the Leicester Building in the downstairs hall. All are welcome.

 

19 July 2009

  1. The Leicester building project has started in good earnest. many teams have helped during the week and the weekend so thank you from the management committee to get this started so efficiently .   The work that is left to do is mainly decorating and some demolishing of walls. Also some plumbing work as well as electrical work. The building will be open during the week between 5:00pm to 9:00pm during the week and all weekend. There is still a lot of work to be done so please give your names to the service coordinators.
  2. Reminder: Sathya Sai Retreat Reminder.August Bank holiday weekend."The constant is Change"
  3. Reminder: Phylis Krystal seminar 17th 18th 19th September.  
  4. In October 1997, the National Youth Co-ordinating Committee, successfully launched the Sathya Sai Leadership Training Programme (SSLTP) as a direct implementation of the First World Youth Conference resolutions. Since then six cohorts with a total of 60 candidates have successfully graduated and completed the programme. Following the success of the programme, over the past 12 years, it has been decided that another intake will be accepted in 2009. Hence, this is another golden opportunity for those interested in self-development and acquiring leadership skills to enrol on the programme. Those interested are invited to apply by completing the attached application form, which will assist us with the selection process. As you can appreciate, a great deal of time and effort has been expended in the preparation and delivery of this course and so candidates should be dedicated and committed individuals who are prepared to accept responsibility for their own learning. Candidates should realise that their success in this programme is important to the long-term future of the UK Sai Organisation and with this in mind all candidates are expected to complete the programme. The programme takes the form of a 14-month modular type course of one-day workshops, projects, assignments and outward bound activity weekends to consolidate learning. Members of the Organisation, whose professional background is related to that particular module, will facilitate each module. The emphasis is very much on the individual to initiate successful learning and development. The minimum age for applicants on this course is 21 years of age. This is to ensure that potential candidates bring the necessary level of maturity to approach the course and its demands without hopefully having concerns with other educational studies. The enrolment needs to be completed by September. Please see the board for details or speak to any Committee Member.

 

12 July 2009

  1. On Guru Purnima day last Tuesday at 11:21 the Leicester Building contract exchange was completed. The building now belongs to the UK Trust for the Sri Sathya Sai Service Organisation UK.  A small ceremony was conducted inaugurating the start of our journey. Now the real work starts to begin the preparation  for the vision that Ishervbhai talked about a few weeks ago. If you have a skill of any sort or general help then please put your name down or availability over the period. There are many volunteers all over the UK that will come during this period who will give up their holiday this year to help. As well as this I'm sure our Leicester volunteers will help with refreshments during this period, so you may decide that you will help with lunch for a few days as an example. So please give your names at the information desk or see any of the service coordinators. More details have been given in the Love and Light Edition for July. Please see the website for details.
  2. As mentioned Love and Light Newsletter is now available and can be downloaded from our website, or see Vinodbhai, Hemantbhai or Narendrabhai on how to get a copy.
  3. Global Service day this year is being celebrated next Sunday on the 19th of July at Rutland waters. This involves taking elderly guests whom we have been serving over the years for a day out. We need many volunteers on that day to do various activities including just talking with the guests. Everyone has an opportunity to serve no matter what your age. Please leave your name and contact details at the information desk or see any the service coordinators. There is a meeting today here straight after the announcements in this main hall for everyone involved and those who may be interested. 
  4. Rudram classes will be held on the 18th July next Saturday at the normal time from 9:00am to 11:00am at East West.
  5. In October 1997, the National Youth Co-ordinating Committee, successfully launched the Sathya Sai Leadership Training Programme (SSLTP) as a direct implementation of the First World Youth Conference resolutions. Since then six cohorts with a total of 60 candidates have successfully graduated and completed the programme. Following the success of the programme, over the past 12 years, it has been decided that another intake will be accepted in 2009. Hence, this is another golden opportunity for those interested in self-development and acquiring leadership skills to enrol on the programme. Those interested are invited to apply by completing the attached application form, which will assist us with the selection process. As you can appreciate, a great deal of time and effort has been expended in the preparation and delivery of this course and so candidates should be dedicated and committed individuals who are prepared to accept responsibility for their own learning. Candidates should realise that their success in this programme is important to the long-term future of the UK Sai Organisation and with this in mind all candidates are expected to complete the programme. The programme takes the form of a 14-month modular type course of one-day workshops, projects, assignments and outward bound activity weekends to consolidate learning. Members of the Organisation, whose professional background is related to that particular module, will facilitate each module. The emphasis is very much on the individual to initiate successful learning and development. The minimum age for applicants on this course is 21 years of age. This is to ensure that potential candidates bring the necessary level of maturity to approach the course and its demands without hopefully having concerns with other educational studies. The enrolment needs to be completed by September. Please see the board for details or speak to any Committee Member.
  6. Thought of the Day :  Avantikaben

 

5 July 2009

  1. Welcome to our new home for awhile, I know we are all very careful with every place we go to and this is no different. If you notice any problem then please make sure you tell Chotubhai or any volunteer.
  2. Global Service day this year is being celebrated on the 19th of July at Rutland waters. This involves taking elderly guests whom we have been serving over the years for a day out. We need many volunteers on that day to do various activities including just talking with the guests. Everyone has an opportunity to serve no matter what your age. Please leave your name and contact details at the information desk or see any the service coordinators.
  3. During the summer from 18th July onwards till September the National Project will be started on the Leicester Building to begin the preparation  for the vision that Ishervbhai talked about a few weeks ago. If you have a skill of any sort or general help then please put your name down or availability over the period. There are many volunteers all over the UK that will come during this period who will give up their holiday this year to help. As well as this I'm sure our Leicester volunteers will help with refreshments during this period, so you may decide that you will help with lunch for a few days as an example. So please give your names at the information desk or see any of the service coordinators.
  4. National Sathya Sai Retreat - see announcements on 21 June.
  5. Sri Sathya Sai Medical Conference - see announcements on 21 June.
  6. The next Rudram classes will be held on the 18th July as there are many activities that will make it difficult to conduct. Please ensure those who normally attend are aware.
  7. On Tuesday this week our Gurupoorniam celebrations will be held here at Soar Valley so please be seated for 7:15pm.

Thought of the Day :  Significance of Gurupoornima by Vijaybhai

 

28 June 2009

  1. Today there are SSE exams running so please be considerate and leave quietly and if you need to meet to discuss then please remember to lower your voice.
  2. This is our last day here at Abbey Primary which has been wonderful for us, next week we will be back to Soar Valley in the new building. The whole management operation has changed at Soar Valley and we have to be even more careful than before that we leave the place as we find it. If you notice a problem then please let Chhotubhai or any committee member know. Please allow extra time to park your car as there may be limitations as work is still continuing.
  3. Global Service day this year is being celebrated on the 19th of July at Rutland Water. This involves taking elderly guests whom we have been serving over the years for a day out. We need many volunteers on that day to do various activities including just talking with the guests. Everyone has an opportunity to serve no matter what your age. Please leave your name and contact details at the information desk or see any the service coordinators.
  4. National Sathya Sai Retreat - see last week's announcements.
  5. Sri Sathya Sai medical Conference - see last week's announcements.
  6. Talk on what Swami says about Guru's who think they have been sent by Swami - click here to see the article from Sathya Sai Speaks....

 

21 June 2009

  1. Rudram Practise as usual at East West from 9:00am to 11:00am next Saturday.
  2. Committee Meeting on Wednesday at BNC from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Lots of fun to go through so please arrive on time.
  3. Love and Light is now available from the website.
  4. "How do we live our changeless reality in an ever changing world?" A seminar with Phyllis Krystal over a 3 day period from Thursday 17th September to Saturday 19th September in Sai Mandir, Wimbledon, London. This is primarily organised by the National Youth Wing but is open to all. If you would like to attend there is a registration process to follow by send an email. Details will be on the board as well as the youth website.
  5. National Sathya Sai Retreat this year is at a new venue, Exeter University, during the August bank holiday weekend from the 28th to 30th August. The theme this year is "The Only Constant is Change". There is a booking process details are on the board but also please leave your email at the information desk and  we will forward the details to you or ask any committee member to help you. Also some details are in the Love and Light edition for this month.
  6. A message to all Physicians from Dr. Narendranath Reddy, Chairman of Sri Sathya Sai International Medical Committee, Director  of Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation. Swami has approved and blessed a Sri Sathya Sai medical Conference to be
    held on October 10th and 11th in Anaheim, California. The theme of the
    conference is "Sri Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare and Sri Sathya Sai Global
    Health Mission."
    Any delegate from the UK who is interested in attending this conference need to kindly: First - register their initial interest (stating their qualifications and field of Medical     expertise), with Kirti Patel, National Service Wing Coordinator, on: kirtipatel@aol.com. If you need any further details please see any committee member or email Narendrabhai.
  7. Next week SSE are holding their exams here at Abbey primary.  After this on the 5th of July we have provisionally booked at Soar Valley in the new building. Car parking may be difficult so please bear this in mind. 
  8. Ishverbhai to offer the vision of the Leicester Building....

 

14 June 2009

  1. "How do we live our changeless reality in an ever changing world?" A seminar with Phyllis Krystal over a 3 day period from Thursday 17th September to Saturday 19th September in Sai Mandir, Wimbledon, London. This is primarily organised by the National Youth Wing but is open to all. If you would like to attend there is a registration process to follow by send an email. Details will be on the board as well as the youth website.
  2. National Sathya Sai Retreat this year is at a new venue, Exeter University, during the August bank holiday weekend from the 28th to 30th August. The theme this year is "The Only Constant is Change". There is a booking process details are on the board but also please leave your email at the information desk and  we will forward the details to you or ask any committee member to help you.
  3. The dates for the Russia medical Camp for 2009 is now set from 8th to 15th August. If you are a medical professional or you are aware of someone who may be interested then please ask them to get in touch.  The skills required vary from general Medicine to Cardiology, for the full details please see the board. The general volunteers will be organised locally mainly due to language difficulties. The registration needs to be done by the 16th June (This Tuesday)
  4. A message to all Physicians from Dr. Narendranath Reddy, Chairman of Sri Sathya Sai International Medical Committee, Director  of Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation. Swami has approved and blessed a Sri Sathya Sai medical Conference to be
    held on October 10th and 11th in Anaheim, California. The theme of the
    conference is "Sri Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare and Sri Sathya Sai Global
    Health Mission."
    Any delegate from the UK who is interested in attending this conference need to kindly:

First - register their initial interest (stating their qualifications and field of Medical expertise), with Kirti Patel, National Service Wing Coordinator, on:

kirtipatel@aol.com. If you need any further details please see any committee member or email Narendrabhai.

  1. Ladies meeting on Friday 19th June at Kusumben’s home (Syston), at 7:30. All ladies welcome to attend. One of the topics will be ‘basic computing.’
  2. We will remain here at Abbey primary till the 28th June which will be the day that SSE will have their exams. After this on the 5th of July we have provisionally booked at Soar Valley in the new building. Details will follow soon.
  3. As you know Narendrabhai spoke about our Journey last week from one venue to another and it is quiet exciting to hear about what is happening at our door step namely the UK organisation headquarters. Ishverbhai our zonal central coordinator will be presenting next Sunday on the vision of this unique opportunity on the Leicester Building. A place where we will eventually move to for all our activities and much more. Please ensure you are here for this session straight after bhajans.
  4.  
  5. Thought of the Day  Pratibhaben...

 

7 June 2009

  1. Rudram Practice next Saturday from 9:00am to 11:00am at East West Community centre
  2. "How do we live our changeless reality in an ever changing world?" A seminar with Phyllis Krystal over a 3 day period from Thursday 17th September to Saturday 19th September in Sai Mandir, Wimbledon, London. This is primarily organised by the National Youth Wing but is open to all. If you would like to attend there is a registration process to follow by send an email. Details will be on the board as well as the youth website.
  3. National Sathya Sai Retreat this year is at a new venue, Exeter University, during the August bank holiday weekend from the 28th to 30th August. The theme this year is "The Only Constant is Change". There is a booking process details are on the board but also please leave your email at the information desk and I will forward the details to you or ask any committee member to help you.
  4. The dates for the Russia medical Camp for 2009 is now set from 8th to 15th August. If you are a medical professional or you are aware of someone who may be interested then please ask them to get in touch. The skills required vary from general Medicine to Cardiology, for the full details please see the board or speak to Narendrabhai.The general volunteers will be organised locally mainly due to language difficulties.
  5. We will remain here at Abbey primary at least till the 28th June which will be the day that SSE will have there exams.
  6. Thought of the Day Pratibhaben...
 

31 May 2009

  1. Regions 1,2,3,&6 have organised a Multifaith Event "All Scriptures lead to the one" will be held on Saturday 6th June from 2:00pm to 6:30pm in London at St. Andrews School. Please see details on the board. 
  2. "How do we live our changeless reality in an ever changing world?" A seminar with Phyllis Krystal over a 3 day period from Thursday 17th September to Saturday 19th September in Sai Mandir, Wimbledon, London. This is primarily organised by the National Youth Wing but is open to all. If you would like to attend there is a registration process to follow by send an email. Details will be on the board as well as the youth website.
  3. National Sathya Sai Retreat this year is at a new venue, Exeter University, during the August bank holiday weekend from the 28th to 30th August. The theme this year is "The Only Constant is Change". There is a booking process details are on the board but also please leave your email at the information desk and I will forward the details to you or ask any committee member to help you.
  4. The dates for the Russia medical Camp for 2009 is now set from 8th to 15th August. If you are a medical professional or you are aware of someone who may be interested then please ask them to get in touch.  The skills required vary from general Medicine to Cardiology, for the full details please see the board or speak to Narendrabhai. The general volunteers will be organised locally mainly due to language difficulties.
  5. Talk on recent Ladies Retreat by Kantaben, Parvatiben, Deepa & Rupaben.
  6. Also, there are still places available on the Gents Retreat on 20 & 21 June – please see Information Desk for more details.
  7. Thought of the Day...

 

24 May 2009

  1. Rudram Practise Next Saturday at East West from 9:00am to 11:00am.
  2. Last weekend, the open days held at the new Leicester School Building was attended by 400 visitors from all over the UK. Ishverbhai our Zonal Chair gave a presentation on the building and it's current progress for being acquired by the organisation. For those who missed the session another is planned in Coventry on the 31st May.  Please let me or Kishorbhai know if you are intending to go. Contact details are posted on the board.
  3. There is a Committee Meeting on Wednesday at BNC from 7:30 to 9:30pm.
  4. SSE starts back next week here at Abbey Primary.
  5. Regions 1,2,3,&6 have organised a Multifaith Event "All Scriptures lead to the one" will be held on Saturday 6th June from 2:00pm to 6:30pm in London at St. Andrews School. Please see details on the board. 
  6. "How do we live our changeless reality in an ever changing world?" A seminar with Phyllis Krystal over a 3 day period from Thursday 17th September to Saturday 19th September in Sai Mandir, Wimbledon, London. This is primarily organised by the National Youth Wing but is open to all. If you would like to attend there is a registration process to follow by send an email. Details will be on the board as well as the youth website.
  7. National Sathya Sai Retreat this year is at a new venue, Exeter University, during the August bank holiday weekend from the 28th to 30h August. The theme this year is "The Only Constant is Change". There is a booking process details are on the board but also please leave your email at the information desk and I will forward the details to you or ask any committee member to help you.
  8. Thought of the Day...Story on Opportunity...

 

17 May 2009

  1. From next week our Bhajans will be at  Abbey Primary School for the next 5 weeks, all timings will be as usual and we will start at 8:55. Please make sure you allow good time to park and walk into the building. Also there is no SSE next week. There are some leaflets for directions or ask any one from the committee. 
  2. There is a Ladies Day meeting on Tuesday 19th May at Kantaben Mistry's house at 7.30pm - 9pm. The topic of the meeting is: Bhartiya-nari-ratna. Which means the dynamic character of Indian Women. All ladies young and old are all welcome.
  3. As some of you are aware that the Sathya Sai organisation in the UK are in the processing of acquiring the building off Narborough Road currently the Bede Site Campus for Leicester College as the new venue for the Sathya Sai School as well as for many organisation activities. Today there is an opportunity to view the premises till 4:00pm. Detail are on the Notice board but again please ask any committee member for details.  

 

10 May 2009

 

  1. Rudram practise next Saturday from 9:00am to 11:00am at East West Community centre.
  2. As you may be aware that this part of Soar Valley is being demolished to make way for the new building that is nearly finished. We will have our last day in this building on the 17th May. For the next 5 weeks after that we will be reallocating to Abbey Primary school near Belgrave Road. Details will be given out on the directions.  This will mean all our activities will be based there for the short term. If anyone has any question then please feel free to ask any committee member.
  3. To show our gratitude to Swami for being at Soar Valley for nearly 20 years we will be holding a special celebration Next Sunday on the 17th May from 9:00am to 1:00pm so please ensure you come and stay for this unique Satsang. Also pass on this invitation to all those who have been part of this journey with Soar Valley from the past and even out side of Leicester. We have invited the Governors and the head teacher of the school. the programme will include our bhajans and songs from the days of old and a trip down memory lane.
  4. There will be a general meeting for all Seva dals at 10:30 back in Room 4. It is also open to anyone wanting to serve or  find out more about what the service wing do.
  5. Vinodbhai gave a short presentation on the activities of the Service Wing.
  6. As you may know that Buddha Purnima was celebrated yesterday at Prashanti Nilayam with great devotion. To tell us more about the significance can I please invite Amit Mistry.
  7. Thought of the day as part of Buddha Purnima.

 

3 May 2009 - Easwaramma Day celebrations

  1. The LOTUSS Session today at East West is rescheduled  to next Saturday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at East West, The topic will continue to be time management and senses.
  2. There will be a general meeting for all Sewadal members next Sunday at 10:30 in the main Hall. It is also open to anyone wanting to serve or  find out more about what the service wing do.
  3. As you may be aware that this part of Soar Valley is being demolished to make way for the new building that is nearly finished. We will have our last day in this building on the 17th May. For the next 5 weeks after that we will be reallocating to Abbey Primary school near Belgrave Road. Details will be given out on the directions.  This will mean all our activities will be based there for the short term. If anyone has any question then please feel free to ask any committee member.
  4. To show our gratitude to Swami for being at Soar Valley for nearly 20 years we will be holding a special celebration on the 17th May from 9:00am to 1:00pm so please ensure you come and stay for this unique Satsang. Also pass on this invitation to all those who are not here today or even out side of Leicester. We will be inviting the Governors and the head teacher of the school. the programme will include our bhajans and songs from the days of old and a trip down memory lane.
  5. Anilaben - Thought of the day on Easwaramma

 

26 April 2009

  1. The booklet mentioned in the announcements last week, by Indulal Shah " Remove the curtain between you and me"  can now be down loaded from our website.
  2. Although SSE is back this week, our bhajans next week will be in the sports hall and there will be a special SSE class for Easwaramma Day in the sports hall.
  3. There is a LOTUSS session next week and it will be at East West Centre from 11:00am to 1:00pm with the topic of "Senses"
  4. For those who missed the announcement last week there are a few places left for Ladies retreat  23rd to 24th May again all the details are on the website or see Kantaben or Kusumben.
  5. There is a Committee meeting this Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:30pm here at Soar Valley can all committee members please make every effort to attend.
  6. Mohini and team for the SSE camp in Dorset gave a presentation on the camp - from 23 July to 26 July. More details on their web-site - http://www.saiyouth.org.uk/proj_ssesadhanacamp2009.php
  7. From 10:30 this morning Amit and Ruthra are conducting Study Circle From Geetha Vahini " The highest dharma is for each one to follow his swadharma (own).
  8. Next week we will celebrate Easwaramma day next Sunday.
  9. Veerubhai - Thought of the day on Prayers.

 

19 April 2009

  1. Next Saturday 25th April there is a Youth Satsang "Faith in Self, Faith in GOD" for youth aged 16 to 35 at Winstanley School from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Please ensure you  register on the region website. The programme will consist of 2 parts, the second part will start at 3:15 and it is open to all adults as well as the youth. If you do want to attend please ensure you give your name to either Darshan, Raj or Pratisha, space will be limited and it will be on a first come basis.  
  2. You are aware of the  second UK Sadhana Camp in Prashanti has been blessed by Swami for the first two weeks in August. "Mind, Body and Atma" . What  fantastic luck for those aged 18 to 35. Please please make sure those youth strictly 18 to 35 make every effort to go. All the details are available on the Region 4 youth Website, or speak to Darshan, Pratisha or Raj
  3. Today Ladies day activity will be held at Avantikaben's House:  from 5 to 7.30 p:m. The topic will be "The role of today's women active in the Sai mission". There will be a speaker and other activities. All age group of ladies/girls are welcome.
  4. Also this morning there will be a session for all sewadal members who perform ‘hall duty’ on Sundays. Everyone is welcome to attend this session i.e. those who currently take part in this activity and also anyone who may be interested in helping please do come along and find out more on how you can help in this activity.
  5. Next Sunday a presentation for an SSE camp being held in Dorset in July all the details will be available next week.
  6. Next Sunday on the 26th We will be holding a study circle on Geetha Vahini and some details will be handed out today so we can all prepare for this..... Amit to say a few words.
  7. SSE start back next week.
  8. LOTUSS Session Next Week? The Senses.
  9. A treat "Remove the curtain between you and Me" by Indulal Shah available in pdf format. Sent to all on the love and light distribution list but if you are not on there and would like it then please leave an email address at the information desk.
  10. Treat 2 : Kishanbhai Gadhia is going to share some recent pictures of swami..

 

12 April 2009

  1. Rudram Practise will again be held next Saturday at East West Centre at the usual time of 9:00am to 11:00am. This is a week earlier because the 25th April is the Youth Satsang day and many will be involved throughout the day.
  2. Saturday 25th April there is a Youth Satsang "Faith in Self, Faith in GOD" for youth aged 16 to 35 at Winstanley School from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Please ensure you register on the region website. The programme will consist of 2 parts, the second part will start at 3:15 and it is open to all adults as well as the youth. If you do want to attend please ensure you give your name to either Darshan, Raj or Pratisha, space will be limited and it will be on a first come basis.  
  3. You are aware of the second UK Sadhana Camp in Prashanti has been blessed by Swami for the first two weeks in August. "Mind, Body and Atma" . What fantastic luck for those aged 18 to 35. Please please make sure those youth strictly 18 to 35 make every effort to go. All the details are available on the Region 4 youth Website.or speak to Darshan, Pratisha or Raj
  4. On the 19th April, next Sunday Ladies day activity will be held at Avantikaben's House from 5 to 7.30 p:m. The topic will be "The role of today's women active in the sai mission". There will be a speaker and other activities. All age group of ladies/girls are welcome.
  5. Next Sunday after Bhajans on 19 April there Will be a session for all sevadal members who perform ‘hall duty’ on Sundays. Everyone is welcome to attend this session – i.e. those who currently take part in this activity and also anyone who may be interested in helping please do come along and find out more on how you can help in this activity.
  6. On the 26th April we will be holding a study circle on Geetha Vahini and some details will be handed out today so we can all prepare for this.
  7. We have all been invited to St. Gabriel's Church to join in for an Easter Service which will start just after 10:00. Please feel free to go along after this session.
  8. There will be some refreshments after the Easter talk here today so please do have some home made hot cross buns which our service volunteers have so kindly made.
  9. Can invite Sheetal to give a reading on Easter and its inner significance.
  10. Thought of the Week/Day Sheetal as part of the Easter Talk.

 

5 April 2009

  1. Rudram Practise next Saturday will be at East West Centre (change of Venue) at the usual time of 9:00am to 11:00am.
  2. A second UK Sadhna Camp in Prashanti has been blessed by Swami for the first two weeks in August. "Mind, Body and Atma" . What  fantastic luck for those aged 18 to 35. Please please make sure those youth strictly 18 to 35 are aware and that they make every effort to go. Details are available from Darshan, Pratish or Raj or the Region 4 youth Website. 
  3. Saturday 25th April there is a Youth Satsang "Faith in Self, Faith in GOD" for youth aged 16 to 35 at Winstanley School from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Please ensure the youth register on the region website. More details to follow.
  4. There are no SSE classes for the next 3 weeks with the Easter Holidays, our next start date is the 26th April.
  5. There is a LOTUSS session here today from 10:15 to 12:15, the based on "time Management and Goal Setting.
  6. On the 16th and 17th May we have the Sathya Sai Inner Self Awareness Programme (SSISAP) held here in Leicester. It's a great opportunity to take this unique course which was blessed by Swami with first in London in 1997. To tell us a little more on this can I please invite Mukundbhai...
  7. Study Circle- Geetha Vahini on Sunday 26th April
  8. We have our Easter programme next week which will be in the Sports Hall
  9. Thought of the Week/Day Sanjay as part of the Easter Talk.

 

29 March 2009

  1. Ladies Retreat. at Beaumanor Hall near Quorn. The dates are 23rd and 24th May. This is the second bank holiday in May. All the places are now taken but if you want to go on to the reserve list then please give your names at the information desk.
  2. Gents retreat is now set for the weekend of 20th & 21st June at Beaumanor Hall. Please give your names at the information desk.
  3. Saturday 25th April there is a Youth Satsang "Faith in Self, Faith in GOD" for youth aged 16 to 35 at Winstanley School from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Please ensure the youth register on the region website. More details to follow.
  4. There will be no SSE classes for the next 3 weeks as Easter Holidays start at the end of next week. Also we will announce next week on the location of our Easter Programme, which is likely to be in the Sports hall.
  5. Next week there is a LOTUSS session here from 10:15 to 12:15, the based on "time Management and Goal Setting.
  6. Yesterday Evening we held a workshop on Human Values and Dynamic Parenting and I'd like to invite one of the parents to say a few words on what was covered - Sejal Modha gave an inspiring talk.
  7. On Friday 3rd of April we celebrate Ramnavami here at Soar Valley from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Pravinbhai is going to tell us more about the significance of the celebration and the details of the programme.
  8. Thought of the Week/Day Pravinbhai as part of the Ramnavami presentation.

 

22 March 2009

  1. Rudram practice on Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00 at Soar Valley College.
  2. Ladies Retreat. at Beaumanor Hall near Quorn. The dates are 23rd and 24th May. This is the second bank holiday in May. 65 places have already gone and its now open to the region and country so last chance. The theme will be "The Glory of Womanhood". Vedas, bhajan. Skills based creative workshops speakers, sports, food and lots of spiritual fun. If you don't want to miss this unique opportunity that only happens in Leicester then make sure your name is written down. Please see Preetti at the information desk.

3.      Gents retreat is now set for the weekend of 20th & 21st June at Beaumanor Hall. Please give your names at the information desk.

  1. Thank you to those who responded back with the feedback forms if you haven't done so please bring them in and drop them of at the information desk. The form can be available from the website if you need to download it. Your review is important to us so please do take a few minutes and we look forward to any suggestions.
  2. Anilaben to say a few words on next weeks workshop on Human Values and Dynamic Parenting.

The Sathya Sai Spiritual Education wing (SSE) are inviting all the parents and those who are keen to know more, to a workshop on Human Values and Dynamic Parenting on Saturday 28th March here at Soar Valley College from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. There will refreshments and a creche facility. Can you please give your names to Anilaben near the information desk. Details are on the board.

  1. Thought of the Week/Day Anilaben – Subject Mother’s Day.

 

15 March 2009

  1. There is Home Bhajan's today at Manharbhai Mistry's house, Thurmaston, Leicester from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, there are slips at the information desk.
  2. A reminder that there is a LOTUSS session today from 10:15 onwards continuing the theme of The Senses
  3. Ladies Retreat. at Beaumanor Hall near Quorn. The dates are 23rd and 24th May. This is the second bank holiday in May. There will be 80 places and currently we are only opening it to Leicester for this week, we will then open it to the region and the country. The theme will be "The Glory of Womanhood". Vedas, bhajan. Skills based creative workshops speakers, sports, food and lots of spiritual fun. If you don't want to miss this unique opportunity that only happens in Leicester then make sure your name is written down. Please see Preeti at the information desk.
  4. Competition now; Gents retreat is now set for the weekend of 20th & 21st June at Beaumanor Hall. Please give your names at the information desk. make sure you choose the right retreat !!!
  5.  The Sathya Sai Spiritual Education wing (SSE) are inviting all the parents and those who are keen to know more, to a workshop on Human Values and Dynamic Parenting on Saturday 28th March here at Soar Valley College from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. There will refreshments and a crèche facility. Can you please give your names to Anilaben near the information desk. Details are on the board.
  6. No yoga session next week.
  7. Firstly thank you to those who responded back with the feedback forms we gave out last week, if you haven't done so please bring them in and drop them of at the information desk. The form can be available from the website if you need to download it. Your review is important to us so please do take a few minutes and we look forward to any suggestions.
  8. Also the March version of the Love and Light News Letter is now posted on the website ready to download.
  9. Ladies Day this month on the 19th, this Thursday are gathering at 257 Scraptoft Lane at Jasuben Patel's house, discussions include Yoga with Spirituality and health matters. All ladies young and old are welcome.
  10. Ramnavami details will follow next week.
  11. Youth Study circle to start next week....(Amit..)
  12. Thought of the Week/Day Amit...

 

8 March 2009

  1. The LOTUSS session was so sizzling last week that there is another continuing the theme of The Senses, again from 10:15 to 12:15 next Sunday here at Soar Valley. We're told it will be "Mind Blowing"
  2. Ladies Retreat. This year after many years we are going to hold this retreat at Beaumanor Hall near Quorn. The dates are 23rd and 24th May. This is the second bank holiday in May. There will be 80 places and currently we are only opening it to Leicester for this week, we then open it to the region and the country. The theme will be "The Glory of Womanhood". Vedas, bhajan. Skills based creative workshops speakers, sports, food and lots of spiritual fun. If you don't want to miss this unique opportunity that only happens in Leicester then make sure your name is written down. Please see Preeti at the information desk.
  3. The Sathya Sai Spiritual Education wing (SSE) are inviting all the parents and those who are keen to know more, to a workshop on Human Values and Dynamic Parenting on Saturday 28th March here at Soar Valley College from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. There will refreshments and a crèche facility. Can you please give your names to Anilaben near the information desk. Details are on the board.
  4. The Spiritual wing are re-energising The Rudram classes from next week, to tell us more please welcome Shivam.
  5.  
  6. As announced last week we are very keen to understand your views on how this centre is helping you progress on your spiritual journey and if there are elements that can be improved. There are Feedback Forms at the information desk please take one per family or visit our website for downloading the form.
  7.  
  8. Recap Of teacher Training day yesterday at Winstanley College and the thought of the day... Pratisha Mistry.
  9.  
  10. .Thought of the Week/Day Pratisha Mistry

 

1 March 2009

  1. A reminder for this morning there is a LOTUSS session here  from 10:15 to 12:15 the Topic today will be on Senses. Also there will also be a Satsang for the parents of the teens. This will be an opportunity to discuss what LOTUSS does and any questions or issues that may concern the parents.
  2. Next Saturday there is a National Carousal Teachers Training day and it is being held at Winstanley School. We need some volunteers to help at parts of the day for various activities some in the morning lunchtime and early evening. If you can spare some time then please leave your details at the information desk or speak to Vinodbhai, Hetal, or Kiranben
  3. The normal ladies meeting on the first Monday of the month will now switch over to the 19th of the month, more details will follow.
  4. Ladies Retreat. This year after many years we are going to hold this retreat at Beaumanor Hall near Quorn. The dates are 23rd and 24th May. This should be the second bank holiday in May. There will be 80 places and currently we are only opening it to Leicester for this next couple of week, we then open it to the region. The theme will be "The Glory of Womanhood". Vedas, bhajan. Skills based creative workshops speakers, sports, food and lots of spiritual fun. We you don't want to miss this unique opportunity that only happens in Leicester then make sure your name is written down. Please see Preeti at the information desk.
  5. Our Yoga session will take place next Saturday here from the usual time of 9:00am to 11:00am.
  6. Bipinbhai is going to do a special order for the book "The Holyman and the Psychiatrist’ from the book shop in London.  If you are interested in buying a copy then please give your order to Bipinbhai at the library desk the cost of the book in the book shop is £3.50.
  7. Next week we will be handing out some feedback forms, it's an opportunity for you to telling us your thoughts about our organisation and the way we conduct all our events. We welcome any suggestions so start thinking and be ready.
  8. There will be a committee meeting this Wednesday here at Soar Valley from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
  9. Thought of the Week/Day Amit

 

22 February 2009

  1. Next Sunday there will be a LOTUSS session here at Soar Valley from 10:15 to 12:15 with the Topic of Senses. Please encourage all those teens who are aged 15.5 to 18. Along side that there will also be a Satsang for the parents of the teens. This will be an opportunity to discuss what LOTUSS does and any questions or issues that may concern the parents.
  2. Shivratri will be celebrated at Soar Valley on the 23 February from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. To tell us more can I please invite Darshan to tell us a little more about the programme as well the key significance. 
  3. Thought of the Week/Day Darshan with Shivratri as above...

 

15 February 2009

  1. Yoga will be next week from the usual time of 9:00am to 11:00am here at Soar Valley.
  2. Annual Regional Conference is being held today at the Sathya Sai School in Leicester starting at 12:30pm to 5:00pm.
  3. Next Week is the continuation of the parent's teachers meeting and slots are available from 9:00am to 12:00pm please ensure you book a time with the Gurus. This is an opportunity to discuss the children's progress in SSE.
  4. Shivratri will be celebrated at Soar Valley on the 23 February from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
  5. Thought of the Day

 

8 February 2009

  1. As soon as we are able to book the venue for YOGA we will announce it. Please keep an eye on the website.
  2. Parents Teachers SSE meeting will now happen over the next 2 weekends, the gurus will be in touch with you to rearrange the time. Please make sure you are able to see the gurus as it is an opportunity to discuss the children's progress in SSE. 
  3. Annual Regional Conference is being held on the 15th Feb here at the Sathya Sai School in Leicester starting at 12:30pm to 5:00pm.( Next Sunday). There will be discussion and workshops relating to the focus of the Region 4 within in each wing. This is open to anyone. For details of the programme please see the board or the website.
  4. Shivratri will be celebrated at Soar Valley on the 23 February from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.
  5. Thought of the Week/Day Mukundbhai.

 

1 February 2009

  1. LOTUSS Session is today straight after, focusing on Presentation Skills. (  for any youth aged 15.5 to 18 +).
  2. Yoga will be next week from the usual time of 9:00am to 11:00am here at Soar Valley.
  3. Ladies Monthly Meeting this Monday from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Pratibhaben Niravane's place  All ladies are welcome.
  4. Next Week 8th February there is Parent's teachers meeting and slots are availble from 9:00am to 12:00pm please ensure you book a time with the Gurus. This is an opportunity to discuss the children's progress in SSE.
  5. Annual Regional Conference is being held on the 15th Feb here at the Sathya Sai School in Leicester starting at 12:30pm to 5:00pm. There will be discussion and workshops relating to the focus of the Region 4 within in each wing. This is open to anyone. For details of the programme please see the board or the website.

 

25 January 2009

  1. LOTUSS Session planned next Sunday 1st Feb  from 10:30am to 12:30pm here at Soar Valley, focusing on Presentation Skills. (  for any youth aged 15.5 to 18 +).
  2. Committee Meeting this Wednesday from 8:00pm to 9:30pm at Soar Valley. 
  3. Bhajan Rota for February now available on the notice board. Please remember that Bhajan Practice is now on Sunday Morning from 10:30. All are welcome to support it.
  4. SSE News letter is now on the website so please do browse and any feedback welcome.
  5. New Committee List .
  6. Also all of the above can be found on our website which is currently going through a refresh but the announcements will be there by Monday morning. website address is :
  7. Thought of the day Mukundbhai

18 January 2009

  1. Tomorrow (19th Jan) there is a workshop for the ladies " The Power of Positive Thinking" at East West Centre on Wilberforce road (Narborough centre). It starts at 7:30pm. All ladies are welcome. For further information please see Kantaben Mistry
  2. As you know the ladies usually meet the first Monday of each month and usually do mala/ japam in addition to this they will now be learning the Rudram and spiritual discussions, this will take place at Pratibaben Niravane's house that first Monday of the month from 7:30pm. Please see Kantaben for details.
  3. Last year we saw the introduction of the video library and so far it has proved very popular so to this end we will now be holding this on a fortnightly basis.  
  4. Don't forget our meeting straight after this for the new committee formation for the next 2 years. It will be in Room 5,  please go there ASAP after the vibutti mantra.... Sanjay to say a few words..
  5. Thought of the day Sanjay

 

11 January 2009

  1. SSE starts back today. We will be enrolling new children so if you are aware of child who would benefit being part of the Sai Spiritual Education please bring them along today.
  2. We will be starting our Yoga session on the 17th  Jan from 9:00am to 11:00am, the venue will be here at Soar Valley.
  3. Next Sunday we will be meeting after bhajan's to form the next committee for the next 2 years. this will be a short meeting for half an hour from 10:30am to 11:00am confirming the main posts and welcoming the new members.... Sanjay to say a few words..
  4. .
  5. Thought of the day Sanjay

 

4 January 2009

  1. SSE starts back next Sunday on the 11th  Jan. We will be enrolling new children so if you are aware of child who would benefit being part of the Sai Spiritual Education please bring them along.
  2. We will be starting our Yoga session on the 17th  Jan from 9:00am to 11:00am, the venue will be confirmed next week but it is likely to be in Soar Valley.
  3. Arvindbhai talked about the importance & benefits of joining the committee.
  4. .
  5. Thought of the day Sanjay

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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