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Archive - Centre Announcements for Year 2010......
 
 

26 December 2010

1.            Soar Valley Collage - Please note that we will start conducting Sunday Group Devotional Singing from next Sunday the 2nd January 2011 at Soar Valley College, We will do a procession before the start of the bhajan session, so please come by 8:45.
2.         East West Community Centre - As above Thursday Group Devotional Singing will be moving back to East West Community Centre with effect 6th January 2011, this will be an extended programme with Vedam chanting and Bhajans programme time 7.30pm to 9.15pm approx.
3.         Bhajan Practice - Please also note Bhajan practice which is every Friday will be held at East West Community Centre. 7.30pm to 9pm.
4.         New Years Eve Programme - To see us into the New Year we are holding a New Years Eve programme consisting of 4 hours of chanting of the Gayatri Mantra followed by a final hour of bhajans.
The Gayatri Mantra is for the well being of our dear Lord as He has specifically said "Chant the Gayatri Mantra" as this is His medicine. As devotee's, this is an expression of our prayers and our unconditional love for Swami.
We will be starting the programme from 6pm until right through to midnight at this venue. Some light refreshments will be served during the programme."
5.         Nottingham Centre New Years Eve programme - Nottingham Sai Centre will be holding a NYE programme at the Hindu Temple Carlton rd Nottingham from 8pm (pls be seated by 7.45pm) to midnight all are welcome to attend this programme. Please see the info desk for details.
6.         Dawn Centre Christmas Party - The Leicester Youth wanted to say thank you to all the devotees who donated presents and the children for the Christmas cards for the homeless.  These were given to all the homeless at the Dawn Centre Christmas Party on Tuesday.  The Youth will do a presentation in the New Year.
7.         Blood Donation “Liquid Love” -
There is an opportunity to give Blood on the 2 January here in Leicester at the blood donation centre on Vaughan way. Pleas see sister Lianne for details.
8.         Invite Kiranbhai Patel to talk…

Thought for of the day.

Please leave the room silently

 

19 December 2010

1.    Water Project - We only have a few weeks left now before Christmas, please practice your ceiling on desires and give the gift of water this Christmas to those less fortunate than ourselves in Africa. for those of you who wish to donate please see the information desk.
2.    Soar Valley College - Please note that we will start conducting Sunday Group Devotional Singing from Sunday 2nd January 2011 at Soar Valley College
3.    East West Community Centre - As above Thursday Group Devotional Singing will be moving back to East West Community Centre with effect 6th January 2011, this will be an extended programme with Vedam chanting and Bhajans.
4. New Years Eve Programme
- To see us into the New Year we are holding a New Years Eve programme consisting of 4 hours of chanting of the Gayatri Mantra followed by a final hour of bhajans.
The Gayatri Mantra is for the well being of our dear Lord as He has specifically said "Chant the Gayatri Mantra" as this is His medicine. As devotee's, this is an expression of our prayers and our unconditional love for Swami.
We will be starting the programme from 6pm until right through to midnight at this venue. Some light refreshments will be served during the programme.
5. Nottingham Centre New Years Eve programme - Nottingham Sai Centre will be holding a NYE programme at the Hindu Temple Carlton Rd Nottingham from 8pm (pls be seated by 7.45pm) to midnight all are welcome to attend this programme. Please see the info desk for details.
6. Dawn Centre Homeless Shelter - Each year we hold a Christmas party for the Dawn Centre residents (local homeless shelter). This year the party shall be on Tuesday 21st Dec. This service is a fantastic way of us trying to bring a bit of light and laughter during the festive period to those that really need it.
If you want to help there is an opportunity to donate a gift, through ceiling on desires,
We would need Hat, scarf and gloves with a small chocolate bar wrapped up.
We would need these presents neatly wrapped and delivered to the Sai building by Sunday 19th Dec (that is today!). The party is Tuesday 21st December so Sunday would be the last day for devotees to drop all gift donations off.

7. Blood Donation “Liquid Love”
- There is an opportunity to give Blood on the 2 January here in Leicester at the blood donation centre on Vaughan way. Please see Information Desk for information.
8.        
Please invite Arvindbhai to come and talk to us….

Please join us for mince pies and refreshments in the canteen area, after taking vibutti prasadam.

Thought for of the day.

Please leave the room silently

 

5 December 2010

1.         Ceiling On Desires Projects - Water project is a ceiling on desire programme which we aim to complete towards Christmas, this project will take place in Africa.
For more information, please see the sevadal on the Information Desk.

2.         Service Rota - > Please can all volunteers see Hemantbhai to confirm the service activities they are available to participate from January to July 2011.

3.         Soar Valley College - This is an early announcement to all devotees.  Please note that we will start conducting Sunday Bhajans from Sunday 2nd January 2011 at Soar Valley College, and therefore the last Sunday bhajans in this hall will be on Sunday 26th December. However, note that there will be bhajans in this hall on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st for the New Year.

4.         SSE - Last SSE classes for this year will be on Sunday 12th December 2010. New Term starts on 9th January 2011 at Soar Valley College.  More information will be given to the children by SSE gurus.

28 November 2010

1.       Birthday Celebrations - On behalf of the Leicester Sai Center Committees can I thank everyone for making Swami’s 85th Birthday celebrations a great success.
2.       Ceiling On Desires Projects - We managed to send boxes of food items to distribute to 120 families in Croatia through the Refugee Relief Project for Swami’s 85th Birthday on Saturday 20th November, and will be distributed from Tuesday 23rd November.  May I take this opportunity to thank everyone for their contribution and help in completing this project.Water project is another ceiling on desire programme which we aim to complete towards Christmas, this project will take place in Africa.
For more information, please see the sevadal on the Information Desk.
3.       Sathya Sai School  Cleaning - Can I please ask that we take extra care in this building by ensuring we clear and clean up after we have used it for various activities. On Monday evenings we help clean some of the areas, if  anyone would like to take up  this service  please speak to our Service coordinators at the Information Desk.
4.       Service Rota - Please can all volunteers see Hemantbhai to confirm the service activities they are available to participate from January to July 2011.
5.       Soar Valley College - This is an early announcement to all devotees.  Please note that we will start conducting Sunday Bhajans from Sunday 2nd January 2011 at Soar Valley College, and therefore the last bhajans in this hall will be on Sunday 26th December.
6.       SSE - Last SSE classes for this year will be on Sunday 12th December 2010. New Term starts on 9th January 2011 at Soar Valley College.  More information will be given to the children by SSE gurus.
7.       Vijaybhai Desai - I would like to welcome Vijaybhai Desai back to our Centre, who has arrived back from Swami’s 85th Birthday celebrations.  Vijaybhai is the Chairman of the Publications and Media Committee of the Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation.  Please can I ask Vijaybhai to talk and share his experiences on Swami’s 85th Birthday celebrations.

21 November 2010

Swami's Birthday Celebrations at Athena Centre, Leicester

14 November 2010

Akhand Bhajans at Ram Mandir, Leicester.

7 November 2010

  1. Hope you all had a happy Diwali and Happy New Year to you all.
  2. We first have our Prasanthi Updates by Aashik and Askhay.
  3. Refugee Relief 2010 part of our celling on desire programme that we have run for many years will continue this year. The parcels will be sent to Croatia as we have done in previous years. The list of items are available at the information desk, we will collect the items till the  14th November and then pack them during w/c 15 November, and deliver to Refugee Relief on Saturday 20 November just before our Birthday celebrations..
  4. Similarly we had a presentation a few weeks back on the water project and this is also a ceiling on desire programme aimed to complete towards Christmas for those of you who missed on the presentation please see Jenni.
  5. For the next 2 weeks we will not have any bhajans here at the school as we will be at Ram Mandir next week and then the Athena the following.
  6. Akhand Bhajans this year will be at Ram Mandir on the 13th and 14th of Nov from our usual time of 12:30pm on Saturday to 12:30pm on Sunday. So please start to prepare your bhajan, this is an opportunity for anyone to sing but need to ensure you practise. The slots are available at the information desk please do put your name down. Also we need help as volunteers for the 24 hours and if you can spare some hours then please let the service coordinators know.
  7. the 85th Birthday celebrations this year will be at the Athena in Leicester from 2:00pm to 6:00pm on the 21st Nov. There is a lot of buzz and activity and we will need some help on the day. We expect around a 1000 people from in and around of Leicester. We have some great musicians this year as well as a play by the SSE and LOTUSS in the choir. On the 23rd Nov we will have bhajans in the evening from 7:30pm to 9:00pm here at the sathya sai school.
  8. www.radiosai.org How many have been looking at the episodes that have run on radiosai.org? it really is wonderful, if you get an opportunity for 20 mins or so have look at the episode that the students have put together for the 85th celebrations.
  9. Can I please ask that we take care in the building by ensuring we clear and clean up after we have used it for various activities. Also on Monday and Friday evenings we have rota to help clean some of the areas and if there is anyone who can help then please speak to the service coordinators.
  10. We have a committee meeting this Wednesday 10th November from 7:30pm here. Can all committee members please attend.
  11. We now have a Diwali message by the LOTUSS team Aarti & Diya
  1. Thought of the day: 
  2. Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

31 October 2010

  1. Refugee Relief 2010 part of our ceiling on desire programme that we have run for many years will continue this year. The parcels will be sent to Croatia as we have done in previous years. The list of items are available at the information desk, we will collect the items till the  14th November and then pack them during w/c 15 November, and deliver to Refugee Relief on Saturday 20 November just before our Birthday celebrations..
  2. Similarly we had a presentation a few weeks back on the water project and this is also a ceiling on desire programme aimed to complete towards Christmas for thos eof you who missed on the presentation please see Jenni.
  3. Akhand Bhajans this year will be at Ram Mandir on the 13th and 14th of Nov from our usual time of 12:30pm on Saturday to 12:30pm on Sunday. So please start to prepare your bhajan, this is an opportunity for anyone to sing but need to ensure you practise. The slots are available at the information desk please do put your name down. Also we need help as volunteers for the 24 hours and if you can spare some hours then please let the service coordinators know.
  4. the 85th Birthday celebrations this year will be at the Athena in Leicester from 2:00pm to 6:00pm on the 21st Nov. There is a lot of buzz and activity and we will need some help on the day. We expect around a 1000 people from in and around of Leicester. We have some great musicians this year as well as a play by the SSE and LOTUSS in the choir. On the 23rd Nov we will have bhajans in the evening from 7:30pm to 9:00pm here at the sathya sai school.
  5. www.radiosai.org How many have been looking at the episodes that have run on radiosai.org? it really is wonderful, if you get an opportunity for 20 mins or so have look at the episode that the students have put together for the 85th celebrations.
  6. Next week is Diwali on on Sunday is New Years day. We will have our Diwali celebration next week but please kindly note that there will be no Ankut so please do not bring any prassad. If you would like you can use the amount you save to the celling on desire programmes. Wishing you all a Happy Diwali.
  7.  
  1. Thought of the day: 
  2. Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

24 October 2010

  1. Today the ladies wing will be going to Ashra house for Garba and bhajans. Many people really look forward to seeing the Sai group coming to cheer them up so for those ladies who can spare just an hour from 4:00pm to 5:00pm on the 24th please see Kantaben, Hansaben or Naliniben for details.
  2. Refugee Relief 2010 part of our celling on desire programme that we have run for many years will continue this year. The parcels will be sent to Croatia as we have done in previous years. The list of items are available at the information desk, we will collect the items till the  14th November and then pack them during w/c 15 November, and deliver to Refugee Relief on Saturday 20 November just before our Birthday celebrations..
  3. Akhand Bhajans this year will be at Ram Mandir so please start to prepare your bhajan, this is an opportunity for anyone to sing but need to ensure you practice. Soon we will have the slots available next week for you to start putting your name down.
  4. An evening with Janet Bock, the wife of the late Richard Bock. Janet will be on her way to Prasanthi but will be stopping over in London and on the 28th October from 7pm to 8pm bhajans and then the talk till 9:30pm at the Sai Mandir in Wimbledon . they were the first devotee to film swami using the 8mm Camera. I'm sure you will have seen the early films. There is a note on the board for more details.
  5. Every other month we give our love and devotion to Swami in the form of chanting the Gayatri Mantra for his health and well being, again this month next Saturday we will be here in this hall from 2pm until 7pm approx. We were informed other countries around the world would also chant with us! So let’s all unite and show Swami how much we love him. Satwic Prasad will be served after. Please leave your name at the info desk for catering purposes.
  1. Thought of the day: 
  2. Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

17 October 2010

1.      Jenni to do a presentation on a water project….please introduce Jenni, Please also ask Jenni to mention a few words about the Tree planting last week. Or anyone else that went.

2.      'Avatar Declaration Day' will be celebrated on 23rd Oct (Saturday) in Shrewsbury on a Regional basis times to be confirmed, please give your name at the information desk if you would like to attend so we can arrange possible transport to and from the venue. There is now a flyer on the main board for details.

3.      On the 24th Oct the ladies wing will be going to Ashra house for Garba and bhajans. Many people really look forward to seeing the Sai group coming to cheer them up so for those ladies who can spare just an hour from 4:00pm to 5:00pm on the 24th please see Kantaben, Hansaben or Naliniben for details.

4.    An evening with Janet Bock, the wife of the late Richard Bock. Janet will be on her way to Prasanthi but will be stopping over in London and on the 28th October from 7pm to 8pm bhajans and then the talk till 9:30pm at the Sai Mandir in Wimbledon. they were the first devotee to film swami using the 8mm Camera. I'm sure you will have seen the early films. There is a note on the board for more details.

5.      Every other month we give our love and devotion to Swami in the form of chanting the Gayatri Mantra for his health and well being, again this month on the 30 October we will be here in this hall from 2pm until 7pm approx. We were informed other countries around the world would also chant with us! So let’s all unite and show Swami how much we love him. Satwic Prasad will be served after. Please leave your name at the info desk for catering purposes.

6.      Please ask Sanjay to talk about his recent trip to Prasanthi, Sanjay could finish off with thought of the day.

7.    Thought of the day: As above

8.    Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

10 October 2010

1.    -10-18 Tree Planting will be leaving soon so if you are going then please be ready.

2.    We have our Prasanthi updates by:............ Chirag

3.    Love and Light Issue has been sent out anyone notgetting that then please email Narendra.

4.    Region 3 have organised "Sai Showers in Milton Keynes" on the 16th October (next Saturday) from 9:30am to 4:00pm. The details of the programme is on the board but includes talks on "what is the purpose of Love all Serve All, Krishna Subrahmanian will be talking about what does it mean. Dr Chun will also be there talking about the ideal Sevak. A cultural programme as well as our own Kiranbhai. Looks like a great programme. Please can I ask you to write your names down for catering purposes as it is an all day event.

5.    'Avatar Declaration Day' will be celebrated on 23rd Oct (Saturday) in Shrewsbury on a Regional basis times to be confirmed, please give your name at the information desk if you would like to attend so we can arrange possible transport to and from the venue. There is now a flyer on the main board for details.

6.    On the 24th Oct the ladies wing will be going to Ashra house for Garba and bhajans. Many people really look forward to seeing the Sai group coming to cheer them up so for those ladies who can spare just an hour from 4:00pm to 5:00pm on the 24th please see Kantaben, Hansaben or Naliniben for details.

7.    An evening with Janet Bock, the wife of the late Richard Bock. Janet will be on her way to Prasanthi but will be stopping over in London and on the 28th October from 7pm to 8pm bhajans and then the talk till 9:30pm at the Sai Mandir in Wimbledon. they were the first devotee to film swami using the 8mm Camera. I'm sure you will have seen the early films. There is a note on the board for more details.

8.    Every other month we give our love and devotion to Swami in the form of chanting the Gayatri Mantra for his health and well being, again this month on the 30 October we will be here in this hall from 2pm until 7pm approx. We were informed other countries around the world would also chant with us! So let’s all unite and show Swami how much we love him. Satwic Prasad will be served after. Please leave your name at the info desk for catering purposes.

9.    Thought of the day: Arvindbhai/Sanjay

10.  Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

3 October 2010

1.    The Service rota is now set till the end of the year and all those volunteers on the Seva Dal list please collect your copy. Please ensure you read and put on your calender the duties that you have been allocated. If you are unable to deal help on that day please let the coordinators know in good time.

2.    This Tuesday there is a service meeting to discuss the forthcoming events and also look at some of the existing services, can all seva dals please attend.

3.    On the 10th of October , next Sunday as part of the 85th year celebrations we have organised day out to Northampton to do Tree Planting. This is a great activity where we can help the environment and work together as a group as an offering. Please can you put your name down if you are interested in the service activity. Last time we went we were able to chant the mantra in the open forest with a wonderful feeling so don't miss out, this will start at 11:15 so we can go straight after bhajans. Once we know the numbers we can decide how to organise the transport. Please do put your names down.

4.    'Avatar Declaration Day' will be celebrated on 23rd Oct (Saturday) in Shrewsbury on a Regional basis times to be confirmed, please give your name at the information desk if you would like to attend so we can arrange possible transport to and from the venue. 

5.    VISA - Note from Prasanthi : It has come to our intention that a few Sai devotees visiting Prasanthi Nilayam from foreign countries have been incarcerated for remaining in India after the date of expiration of their visas.   Please advise devotees in your respective countries that it is important that they depart from India prior to the expiration of their visas

6.     CRB checks: we have now gone a few years since our check and we need to reapply for our clearance. This is a mandatory requirement as we work with children and the elderly as well as the vulnerable.

7.    .

8.    Thought of the day:

9.    Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

19 September 2010

1.    Exhibition: As you know many of you have contributed to the exhibitions that we have on the outside of the wall. We have been very lucky to have seen such wonderful experiences of devotees of Bhagwan written down and displayed in a professional manner. Today we will need to pack the exhibitions away for storage till the next time. So if you want to take a look then please take take the opportunity when we have finished here.

2.    Just small note to thank you to all of you who have helped with bringing items for the flood disaster in Pakistan. Today is the last day for sorting and then it will be taken to the International Hospital Equipment Trust charity for shipping.

3.    On the 10th of October as part of the 85th year celebrations we have organised day out to Northampton to do Tree Planting. This is a great activity where we can help the environment and work together as a group as an offering. Please can you put your name down if you are interested in the service activity. Last time we went we were able to chant the mantra in the open forest with a wonderful feeling so don't miss out, this will start at 11:15 so we can go straight after bhajans. Once we know the numbers we can decide how to organise the transport. Please do put your names down.

4.  Every year we read Shirdi Sai’s Satcharitra (Shirdi Sai’s life story)  this year it will take place here in this building from Friday to Saturday. The programme and format will be like that performed in Shirdi. On Friday 24 September at 8.30pm we will have the Palki Procession followed by Baba’s Shej Arti and finish at 10pm. Saturday 25 September the programme will start at 5.00am and finish at approximately 7pm. Light Sathwic Prasad will be served through the day. Can I ask you to please put your name down on the chart provided at the information desk for catering purposes. This is a great celebration of our first avatar of the Trinity and the Satcharitra is a book which is filled with the leelas and mahimas of Shirdi Baba so come and listen

5.    Thought of the day:

6.    Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

12 September 2010

  1. Centre News - Summary on the building move for the centres.....
  2. Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Sai Spiritual education "Make your life a rose that speaks silently in the language of Fragrance" on the 18th September from 8:45am to 4:30pm  in Windsor and Maidenhead Town Hall in Maidenhead. Please see the board for more details.
  3. The new term for SSE & LOTUSS has started, if you know of any children who would benefit from Sai Spiritual education then please ask them to come along with their parents and see any of the Gurus. All the children will need to register as per normal.
  4. We have Sylvia Alden in Leicester, if you are ever in Prasanthi at Christmas then you will know that she conducts the Christmas choir every year and has done so for many years. Today we will have an extended programme where Sylvia will share some of her unique experiences with Swami till 11:00am then there will be a workshop for choir singing and everyone is welcome to come along and join in the experiences, if you ever wanted to know how it done in Prasanthi then this is your chance to see  how Sylvia conducts in Prasanthi, then on Tuesday 14th for Ladies only there will be a special Satsung meeting  from 7:00pm to 9:30pm followed by Thursday evening with normal bhajans and more experiences so don't miss out. Details are on the board.
  5. As you know there has been a great disaster in Pakistan with huge floods that has left devastation everywhere. We have found a charity here in Leicester who are willing to transport clothes & blankets to Pakistan for the flood victims. Name of the charity is International Hospital Equipment Trust. The clothes – shirts, trousers, skirts, Panjabi suits, jackets, tee-shirts, etc – and the blankets should be nearly new or in good condition. We will sort the clothes and blankets out before we hand them over to the charity. If you wish to donate anything, please contact either Kusumben or Vinodbhai Patel  for more details.
  6.  
  7. Thought of the day: Sylvia's talk
  8. Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

5 September 2010

  1. Prasanthi Updates....
  2. Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Sai Spiritual education "Make your life a rose that speaks silently in the language of Fragrance" on the 18th September from 8:45am to 4:30pm  in Windsor and Maidenhead Town Hall in Maidenhead. Please see the board for more details.
  3. Today the new term for SSE will start, if you know of any children who would benefit from Sai Spiritual education then please ask them to come along with their parents and see any of the Gurus. All the children will need to register as per normal.
  4. Next Sunday the 12th September we will have Sylvia Alden in Leicester, if you are ever in Prasanthi at Christmas then you will know that she conducts the Christmas choir every year and has done so for many years. On Sunday we will have an extended programme where Sylvia will share some of her unique experiences with Swami till 11:00am then there will be a workshop for choir singing and everyone is welcome to come along and join in the experiences, if you ever wanted to know how it done in Prasanthi then this is your chance to see  how Sylvia conducts in Prasanthi, then on Tuesday 14th for Ladies only there will be a special Satsung meeting  from 7:00pm to 9:30pm followed by Thursday evening with normal bhajans and more experiences so don't miss out. Details are on the board.
  5. As you know there has been a great disaster in Pakistan with huge floods that has left devastation everywhere. We have found a charity here in Leicester who are willing to transport clothes & blankets to Pakistan for the flood victims. Name of the charity is International Hospital Equipment Trust. The clothes – shirts, trousers, skirts, Panjabi suits, jackets, tee-shirts, etc – and the blankets should be nearly new or in good condition. We will sort the clothes and blankets out before we hand them over to the charity. If you wish to donate anything, please contact either Kusumben or Vinodbhai Patel  for more details.
  6. Gina to do a talk on the Jewish New Year --
  7. Thought of the day: as above
  8. Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

21 August 2010

  1. Today the ladies wing will be singing bhajans at Ashra House from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, if you are interested in this then please see Naliniben or Kantaben or Hansaben.
  2. Next Saturday 28th August  our 4th Gayatri Mantra Programme is from 2:00pm to 7:00pm.
  3. Krishna Janmashtami is on Thursday 2nd of September and the programme will start at 7:30 till 10:00pm but can you please be seated by 7:20pm.
  4. On the 4th of September Brother Kalyan Ray, Chairman of the International Education Committee of the Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation will here giving a talk on Sai Education from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Those involved in Sai Education please you see Anilaben if you would like to submit in any questions. This ties in with the 40th Year Anniversaries of Sai Education in the UK...
  5. Also on the 12th September we will have Sylvia Alden in Leicester, if you are ever in Prasanthi at Christmas then you will know that she conducts the Christmas choir every year and has done so for many years. More details to follow but that week there will be numerous items for everyone.
  6. We have a committee meeting this Wednesday from 7:30pm here.
  7. If you have a little time today just an hour after we finish we could do with some help in clearing some rubbish in the car park and also a little bit in the garden patches.
  8. Thought of the day:
  9. Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

15 August 2010

  1. Amit Modha will give a message for Ramadan....
  2. Love and Light has distributed for the month of august and it has many pictures of the UK pilgrimage. If you would like to be on the list for the distribution then please send an email to Narendrabhai.
  3. Next Sunday the ladies will be doing seva at Ashra House from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.
  4. Also on the 28th August will be our 4th Gayatri Mantra Programme from 2:00pm to 7:00pm.
  5. This year is a landmark year for all Sai devotees as it marks the 85th year of the advent of our beloved Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.  Devotees across the world are gathering to pray in unison and therefore another opportunity has risen In Lonodn there will be an 85 hour Maha Mrutyunjaya Yagna will be held from 05:00hrs on Thursday 19th August till 19:30hrs on Sunday 22nd August 2010 at the Sadhu Vaswani Centre, 25 Cricklewood Lane, London, NW2 1HP.  All are welcome for the whole of that period or when ever they can make it. We are considering a coach just for a day, Sathurday 21st August probably leave around 7:00am from Leicseter and then leave london late afternoon say 4/5pm. If you are keen to go for the day as a group then please leave name and contact details. Depending on the number we will either confirm if the coach trip will continue.
  6. Thought of the day:
  7. Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

1 August 2010

  1. The library/bookshop  is now open in the room around the corner. Please be careful of the steps as you go down there.
  2. The ladies will be doing seva at Ashra House on Sunday 22nd August from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.
  3. Also on the 28th August will be our 4th Gayatri Mantra Programme more details to follow..
  4.  
  5. Thought of the day:
  6. Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

18 July 2010

  1. Thank you to all those who came and offered help at our Global Service Day, the guests were very happy to have such wonderful day and I'm glad to see a few smiles all round. If you would like to help with all the other service activities then please see the coordinators, Vinodbhai B Patel and Hemantbhai.
  2. Rudram Practises will resume resume today at 10:30.  
  3. The last of the fact sheets for the UK Pilgrim has now been sent. These are fantastic material for anyone wanting to travel to Prasanthi, a lot of thought has gone into it so please check out the website for the national pilgrimage which is www.nationalpilgrimage.org.uk and you will find all the fact sheets.
  4. Next Sunday is Gurupoornima and will be celebrate this here starting at our usual time.
  5. .
  6. Thought of the day: Chotubhai...
  7. Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

11 July

  1. Rudram Practises will resume next Sunday at 10:30.  
  2. SSE have now finished for the summer and will start the next term on the 5th September. So please put that down in your diaries if you have children that attend and also if you know of any children who could attend then please talk to the parents.
  3. There is a special Committee and coordinators meeting on Monday (tomorrow) at 7:30pm here.
  4. I'm sure you are all aware that we are gathering at Abbey Park for our Global Service Day so we hope to see you all there later.
  5. The UK Pilgrim is very close and if there is any body who has not spoken to their group leader then the chances are that you have been taken of the list for not providing the details. Everyone should know who their group leader is. Next week is the pre world conference and some of us will be there next week but we hope we can bring some of the thoughts back the following week to share with. For those who are starting their summer holidays and journeys for the Pilgrim have a great time, take good care of the family  and may swami bless you all. 
  6. Thought of the day: Vijaybhai's Talk
  7. Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

4 July 2010

  1. Just a reminder that there will be no Rudram Practise  today or next week because we will be all at ......Global Service Day.
  2. Next Saturday evening from 8:00pm in London there will be an all night bhajans and rudram chanting, this is really focused at the group who have been practising the rudram week in week out, this is also part of the sadahna for the pilgrims so if you are there in London next weekend then please attend also the details are all on the board.  
  3. SSE have now finished for the summer and will start the next term on the 5th September. So please put that down in your diaries if you have children that attend and also if you know of any children who could attend then please talk to the parents.
  4. We have our Global Service day next Sunday and we are still looking for volunteers, we have over 200 guests this year, the most we've ever entertained so please if you can help, either with transport or just coming and having a chat with the elderly and disabled, there are many who speak only Gujarati and it's just great to have a little chat. The youth make a great impression so those of you who have just returned for the summer please come along and help. Please do put your name down at the information desk. ALSO there will be a MEETING for the Global Service Volunteers this Tuesday (6th July) from 7:30pm here in this hall, please make sure you come as this were you will get details of the event and what service has been allocated including all the transportation groupings.
  5. Today we have the last Sadhana meeting and we will kick off at 11:00 once you have completed the registration for today. Please ensure you make your group leaders aware that you are here and if for any reason at all you cannot stay till the end just make sure all the details are clear for you and them as the next time may just be in Prasanthi. If you do not know your group leader please let us know immediately as this is the vital communication link.
  6. A medical camp has been arranged in Russia from the 7th to 15th of August. There is a note on the notice board and we need specialist help such as Ophthalmology and Cardiology. If you can help then please read the letter on the notice board and follow the joining instructions. The dates for the information for you to provide by the 10th July and there is a provisional meeting for the medical team on the 11th July.
  7. Last week we had a Sai Forum and I hope that all those who participated took something back with them. The team that facilitate these forums are always looking for more helpers who really want to advance their knowledge in the teachings. If you are interested in this then please see Sanjay or Jenni.
  8. Now talking about these Sai Forum, as most of you know we have the pilgrim, the pre world conference meeting and then the world conference it self in Prasanthi. The material for these forum are there for all of these sessions and the person who helped put this together is a gentlemen by the Name of Vijay Desai. We are very fortunate that he will be visiting Leicester and will be here till the 16th July. He is also a member of the Prasanthi council. He will be speaking for the next few meetings in Leicester. the first starting on on Thursday from 7:30pm and then the following Sunday just before our Global Service Day and then again on the following Thursday so please make sure you don't miss out.
  9. Thought of the day:
  10. Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

27 June 2010

    1.     Rudram Practice will be held today from 10:30 here in the main Hall. Next week there will be no Rudram practice. 

   2.  If you did not attend the Sadhana meeting last Sunday please see Narendrabhai today to confirm some of the details. The Next regional and Final Sadhana meeting will be on the 4th of July that's Next Sunday. Please make sure you can come to this. One of the countries that went to Prashanti had more than 200 that had registered but did not attend, this caused difficulties and Swami also asked where these people were. The country was reprimanded by the organisation for not providing accurate information. There are also some details missing that we need and remember those who have got accommodation in Prashanti I hope you have checked who you're staying with!! 

    3.  We have our Global Service Day on the 11th of July and if you want to help please go to the information desk. 

    4.  On Wednesday we have our coordinators meeting from 7:30, can all coordinators please read the note sent by Narendrabhai. 

    5.  Thought of the day: Sai Forum

Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

20 June 2010

  1. Rudram Practice will be held today from 10:30 here in the main Hall. 
  2. Regional Sadhana Meeting for the UK Pilgrimage this after noon from 1:45pm to 5:30pm, also the accommodation groupings have been displayed at the information desk please see Rohitbhai/Niteshbhai and check that you are happy with the grouping in the rooms allocated. There will be some minor changes but you should know by the following Sadhana meeting on the 4th July.

3.    Our 3rd Gayatri programme will be held on the 26th June from 2:00pm to 7:00pm 

4.    Finally on the 27th June next Sunday we will be holding a Sai Forum with the topic of Love All Serve All. 

  1. Thought of the day: Poem Read by Alisha Gadhia on Father's day
  2. Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

13 June 2010

  1. Prashanti Updates today by Jayesh. These updates are from last month just giving a brief glance in to what's been going on in Prasanthi.
  2. There will be no Rudram Practise today..,

3.    Just a warning: Some of you may have had an random email directly from Divine Tours and Travels based in Bangalore, they say they are ex students of Swami, we do not know who they are so for the time being please ignore them. The UK organisation will look into it.

4.    On Tuesday this week there will be a Service Wing meeting 15th June 2010 from 7 pm to 9 pm.  The meeting will consist of discussions on Global Service Day, Hall setup on Thursday and Sunday, Service Groups and Service Rotas.  Everyone is welcome to attend."
 

5.    The Ladies wing will be meeting on the 18th June from 7:30 to 9:00pm to discuss The importance of food for the body and mind-a chance to share your satwic recipes. An opportunity for the ladies to discuss and share their experiences.

6.    Last week we had meeting about the Pilgrimage and we went through some of the accommodation needs, also we asked if you needed accommodation or not and agreed to group everyone. Some of you could not make last week can you please see Narendrabhai and those who forgot to let us know about accommodation then again please see Narendrabhai. After today what ever we have put down as groups will be what Prasanthi will expect. Our next Regional Sadhana Meeting for the UK Pilgrimage will be next Sunday on the 20th June from 1:45pm to 5:30pm

7.    Our 3rd Gayatri programme will be held on the 26th June from 2:00pm to 7:00pm

8.    Finally on the 27th June we will be holding a Sai Forum with the topic of Love All Serve All.

9.     

10. .

  1. Thought of the day:
  2. Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

 

6 June 2010

  1. There will be no Rudram Practice today

2.    Today at 10:30 we have a local/Leicester meeting for the Pilgrims who are going to Prasanthi this Summer. Please come back into the Hall after you have had your Vibhuti.

3.    The next Regional Sadhana Meeting for the UK Pilgrimage will be on the 20th June from 1:45pm to 5:30pm.

4.    Just a warning: Some of you may have had an random email directly from Divine Tours and Travels based in Bangalore, they say they are ex students of Swami, we do not know who they are so for the time being please ignore them. The UK organisation will look into it.

5.    The Ladies wing will be meeting on the 18th June from 7:30 to 9:00pm to discuss The importance of food for the body and mind-a chance to share your satwic recipes. An opportunity for the ladies to discuss and share their experiences.

6.    Our 3rd Gayatri programme will be held on the 26th June from 2:00pm to 7:00pm.

7.    The Sathya Sai School are having an Open Day Next Saturday 12th June from 10:00am to 2:00pm and to tell us more about the event next week please welcome Ushaben.

  1. Thought of the day: Ushaben
  2. Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

30 May 2010

  1. The dhun sung today was for Trikambhai Bhalsod who passed away earlier this morning. Many of you will have known him. He has been an active member holding many positions in Leicester. He also helped start the Narborough Sai Centre and recently serving on the Leicester Building Committee. Bhajans have been organised every evening from 7:30 to 8:30pm at 9 Beaconsfield Road for those who want to pay respect.
  2. Rudram Practice back on today from 10:30 here in this Hall.

3.    Home Bhajans today have been organised tonight from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

4.    We have our Global Service Day approaching in July on the 11th, and some of you know we need to start to prepare and plan. As part of the organising we need to know how many volunteers will be able to help on that day.. Many of you memories of many places that we have taken our guests including Rutland Water, Wickstead park....are a few. If you can help on that day then please put your name down at the information desk. We will have a general meeting in a few weeks time.

5.    Swami has heard some of your prayers especially those longing to go to Prasanthi but missed all the dates to do the registration. Well it seems that the UK Organisation has been given permission to allow more registrations up until 31st May, Today is effectively the last day  BUT you must sort out your own accommodation outside of the Ashram in Prasanthi Nilayam. Even if you are not sure then just write your name down. For more details you can see the website or please see Narendrabhai.

6.    Next week (6th June) we will be holding a local meeting for the pilgrimage this summer after Bhajans from 10:30 to 11:30, this will mainly focus on organisation and sharing information. Also those of you who have registered will have received the fact sheets full of practical advise. There is one on the main board.

7.    There is a committee meeting this Wednesday on 2nd June.from 7:30pm..A final reminder to all active members about the pre world conference on the 17/18 July. Today is the deadline so please see Narendrabhai.

  1. Thought of the day:
  2. Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....
 

23 May 2010

  1. Rudram Practise back on today from 10:30 here in this Hall.
  2. We have our Global Service Day approaching in July on the 11th, and some of you know we need to start to prepare and plan. As part of the organising we need to know how many volunteers will be able to help on that day.. Many of you memories of many places that we have taken our guests including Rutland Water, Wickstead park....are a few. If you can help on that day then please put your name down at the information desk. We will have a general meeting in a few weeks time.
  3. But to get into a bit of practise for global service day then there is nothing like removing the weed that sometimes entangles us in our daily lives. So if you can spare half an hour to an hour this morning we could do with some help here just out side by removing some weeds. Vinodbhai will guide us to the areas around the building..There are always some general work that needs to be done in the building so please see the service coordinator who can best advise what needs doing.
  4. Swami has heard some of your prayers especially those longing to go to Prasanthi but missed all the dates to do the registration. Well it seems that the UK Organisation has been given permission to allow more registrations up until 31st May BUT you must sort out your own accommodation outside of the Ashram in Prasanthi Nilayam. For more details you can see the website or please see Narendrabhai.
  5. As most are aware that the Sadhana meeting in London on the 29th May for UK Pilgrimage has been cancelled. We here in Leicester will be holding a local meeting after Bhajans on the 6th of June just after bhajans from 10:30 to 11:30, this will mainly focus on organisation and sharing information. Also those of you who have registered will have received the fact sheets full of practical advise. There is one on the main board.
  6. Just a note that there is NO committee meeting this Wednesday. Instead it will be the following week on 2nd June.
  7. On Thursday we have our Sai Forum from 7:30pm. Amit is going to tell us more about this and finish with the thought of the day.
  8. Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

16 May 2010

1.    Note from KishinBhai in PN: Dear All, I am happy to inform you SWAMI this evening on Wednesday 12th of May 2010 at 17.40 in the evening ,Indian time, Blessed the Leicester Building with the name: .“SRI SATHYA SAI CENTRE for HUMAN EXCELLENCE”     

I approached him in the Verandah with the proposed name and Bro. Chakravarthi kindly explained and translated the meaning. SWAMI held the proposal in his left hand and placed the right hand on it with open palm. Blessing the building and I believe all devotees of UK.

let us all pray for his continued Love and Blessings.

Loving SAI RAMS

Kishin

2.    Rudram Practise back on today from 10:30 here in this Hall.

3.    The Ladies wing are On the 19th May a Wednesday we will have a programme" Confidence building activities through Swami's teachings"( through drama/storytelling and public speaking)from 7.30 to 9.30pm at the Sai Building..

4.    The world Pre Conference will be held on the 17th and 18th of July in Croyden in  London, The Theme of the 9th World Conference is the "Sai Ideal- God Is , I am I,  Love all Serve All . Dr Michael Goldstein, Chairman of the Sathya Sai World Foundation and Dr  Narendranath Reddy, Director and Chairman of the International Medical Committee will be there to preside over the UK conference.  so if you are interested then please see Narendrabhai. It will be on a first come basis there is a limit of 600 and there is a deadline, 31st May  for the registration.  In fact when the proposal was put to Swami , Swami asked Dr. Goldstein to make sure he visited "London".

5.    We have our Global Service Day approaching in July on the 11th, and some of you know we need to start to prepare and plan. As part of the organising we need to know how many volunteers will be able to help on that day.. Many of you memories of many places that we have taken our guests including Rutland Water, Wickstead park....are a few. If you can help on that day then please put your name down at the information desk. We will have a general meeting in a few weeks time..

6.    As most are aware that the Sadhana meeting in London on the 29th May for UK Pilgrimage has been cancelled. We here in Leicester will be holding a local meeting after Bhajans in a couple of weeks. .

7.    Thought of the Day ..

8.    Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

9 May 2010

  1. Prashanti Update by Sheetal
  2. Unfortunately Shivam is unable to take the Rudram Practise, however you can still practice in the hall if you wish after 10:30am
  3. On the 14th and 15th May there is a 2 day seminar with Phyllis Krystall at the Sai Mandir in Wimbledon from 10:00am to 4:30pm, Title: 'How do we live our changeless reality in an every changing world?'
    Theme: Baba's Ceiling on Desires programme and the relationship of our mind and senses with the environment." This session is open to all but please do register on the web address given on the information board. 
  4. Also on the 16th May there is the National Spiritual Carousel day at St Andrews School, The Green, Totteridge, London, N20 8NX. where Phyllis Krystall will be a guest speaker from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.‘The scriptures (Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita) declare, 'All Nature is God' and 'The Lord is in all beings'. When learning about the sublime secrets of the trees, appreciate the Creator and strive to understand the principles behind creation. Life is a tree. The mutual relationship we cultivate and cherish are symbolized by the branches, twigs and leaves; the thoughts arising in the mind are the flowers; Ananda (Joy) is in the fruit, Dharma is the sweet juice it contains. The tree is held firm by the very roots which fed it...roots that symbolize faith and Self-confidence. Nurture the roots well.’
    ~ Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba  
  5. The Ladies wing are On the 19th May a Wednesday we will have a programme" Confidence building activities through Swami's teachings"( through drama/storytelling and public speaking)from 7.30 to 9.30pm at the Sai Building.
  6. Service Rota, All those Seva Dal who tirelessly help and serve on the activities of the centre, can they please check that they have the latest rota and that they check with group leaders that they are available for the allotted duty.
  7. The world Pre Conference will be held on the 17th and 18th of July in Croyden in  London, The Theme of the 9th World Conference is the "Sai Ideal- God Is , Iam I,  Love all Serve All . Dr Michael Goldstein, Chairman of the Sathya Sai World Foundation and Dr  Narendranath Reddy, Director and Chairman of the International Medical Committee will be there to preside over the UK conference.  so if you are interested then please see Narendrabhai. It will be on a first come basis there is a limit of 600 and there is a deadline, 31st May  for the registration.  In fact when the proposal was put to Swami , Swami asked Dr. Goldstein to make sure he visited "London".
  8. Thought of the Day
  9. Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

2 May 2010

  1. I am delighted to welcome Ishverbhai to give us a short talk.
  2. Rudram Practice today as per normal from 10:30 in this hall.
  3. On the 14th and 15th May there is a 2 day seminar with Phyllis Krystall at the Sai Mandir in Wimbledon from 10:00am to 4:30pm, Title: 'How do we live our changeless reality in an every changing world?'
    Theme: Baba's Ceiling on Desires programme and the relationship of our mind and senses with the environment." This session is open to all but please do register on the web address given on the information board. 
  4. Also on the 16th May there is the National Spiritual Carousel day at St Andrews School, The Green, Totteridge, London, N20 8NX. where Phyllis Krystall will be a guest speaker from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.‘The scriptures (Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita) declare, 'All Nature is God' and 'The Lord is in all beings'. When learning about the sublime secrets of the trees, appreciate the Creator and strive to understand the principles behind creation. Life is a tree. The mutual relationship we cultivate and cherish are symbolized by the branches, twigs and leaves; the thoughts arising in the mind are the flowers; Ananda (Joy) is in the fruit, Dharma is the sweet juice it contains. The tree is held firm by the very roots which fed it...roots that symbolize faith and Self-confidence. Nurture the roots well.’
    ~ Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba  
  5. The Ladies wing are On the 19th May a Wednesday we will have a programme" Confidence building activities through Swami's teachings"( through drama/storytelling and public speaking)from 7.30 to 9.30pm at the Sai Building.
  6. Service Rota, All those Seva Dal who tirelessly help and serve on the activities of the centre, can they please check that they have the latest rota and that they check with group leaders that they are available for the allotted duty.
  7. The world Pre Conference will be held on the 17th and 18th of July in Croyden in  London, The Theme of the 9th World Conference is the "Sai Ideal- God Is , I am I,  Love all Serve All . Dr Michael Goldstein, Chairman of the Sathya Sai World Foundation and Dr  Narendranath Reddy, Director and Chairman of the International Medical Committee will be there to preside over the UK conference.  So if you are interested then please see Narendrabhai. It will be on a first come basis there is a limit of 600 and there is a deadline, 31st May  for the registration.  In fact when the proposal was put to Swami , Swami asked Dr. Goldstein to make sure he visited "London".
  8. On the 6th May, which is a Thursday, we will be celebrating Easwaramma day in the evening from 7:30pm. Please arrive a little before that I know the voting stations are open late.....
  9. Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

18 Apr 2010

  1. We hope you enjoyed Last Sunday when we joined the National Youth Conference, you could see and feel the energy so vibrant. The youth did a great job especially some of the Kitchen activities and we are proud on how they conducted the whole affair. Well done. 
  2. Love and Light edition for April is available, for those who do not receive an email from Narendrabhai with this attachment but would like to receive this on a monthly basis please leave an email address at the information desk and he will add you to the group.
  3. Rudram Practise today will resume today as per normal from 10:30 in this hall.
  4. Ajitbhai's trip in September has been unfortunately cancelled as some of you may know so for those on that list who still want to go in the UK pilgrimage in August please come and see Narendrabhai or Pratibhaben Niravane.
  5. Next Saturday the 24th April we have our Gayatri Mantra Programme which will start at 2:00pm to 7:00pm here in this hall. Please do come along and join the singing of Gayatri Mantras which most of you will be familiar with, if not then you will certainly learn by the end of it. After 7:00pm we will be serving satwic food and in that food there will be no Garlic, Onion or chilies -- this will maintain purity right to the end and help us practice Ceiling on Desires. Could you please let us know if you are coming for catering purposes. At the information desk if you could just let us know if you and/or your family are coming, we do not need your name or number just an indication of how many. Thank you..
  6. Next Sunday we will be hosting our first Sai Forum this year and it will start straight after bhajans. This is an opportunity for everyone even those of you who do not get a chance to either listen and or  participate in a discussion along the lines of Swami's teaching. Everyone has a view but this session will gives us what Swami has been teaching us. If we can imbibe one teaching and put that into practice in our daily life then we have really started our journey. Find out more next week.

Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

4 Apr 2010

  1. Easter Messages from Jenni, Akshay and Anand..... 
  2. National Youth Conference 9/10/11 April here. This next weekend and as mentioned last few weeks we are invited to attend from 6am on Sunday 11th April to participate in suprabhatam and yoga followed by breakfast before attending our usual bhajans from 8.30am onwards.
  3. Bhajan Practice is usually on Friday but as there is the NYC other arrangements will be made. The normal practice session will be back on the 16th April. We will now have a couple of sessions going at the same time on the Friday evening for those that really want to practice and get their raga in tune!! and those that will sing on the Thursday or Sunday. All are welcome to this.
  4. Rudram Practice today has been postponed for the next 2 weeks and will recommence on the 18th April..
  5. In the Afternoon today we have our second Sadhana meeting here, registration (just for the attendance tick) will being at 1:00pm so please arrive in good time and we aim to start at 2:00pm. As per last time we will discuss the prayer as well as Q&A. We will also have a Sai student as a speaker. this session is open to all but a must for the pilgrimage members..
  6. An evening with Panditji Shivakumar Sharma. He is an ardent devotee of Bhagawan as well as the Maestro of the instrument "Santoor". He has performed  in front of Swami on numerous occasion and just happens to be passing through the UK. The date is 6th of April  from 6:45 to 9:15pm. The location is in London at Navnat Centre, Printing House Lane, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 1AR. We have not booked a coach as we don't know the numbers but can I please ask that you go to the information desk and write down your name and number so you can be contacted for confirmation. If there is enough for a coach or a minibus then we will leave here at 3:00pm. Please contact Bhavesh if you need more information on the transport arrangements.
  7. The ladies wing have organised a seva activity at Loughborough cottage on the 17th April from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. All ladies are welcome but please could you let Hansaben or Naliniben or Kantaben know if you can help.
  8. The Service Wing has put together a rota for all activities under taken by the centre as follows: Hall duty (Sunday & Thursday), Ram Mandir Seva, Asra House Bhajans, Loughborough Cottage Bhajans, And cleaning of this building on Monday evenings and Friday evenings. For more information on the activities please see Kusumben, Kiranben, Vinodbhai B or Hemantbhai.
  9. Aarti -- If you would like to do the Aarti then please go and write your name down in the folder and make sure you see Navinbhai.
  10. As it is Easter Sunday please join us for a hot drink and some hot cross buns..

 

21 March 2010

  1. Deadline for NYC Registration is 27th March, please can all youth who are interested in attending register on-line at http://nyc2010.saiyouth.org.uk/
     
    We have over 70 youths from outside Region 4 that have requested accommodation needs for 9th & 10th of April. For anyone who would like to practise selfless service and provide them with a place to sleep for the two nights, please give your details to Jagdishbhai/Rohitbhai on the information desk.

    Please note all Leicester Centre adults are welcome to attend the NYC from 6am on Sunday 11th April to participate in suprabhatam and yoga followed by breakfast before attending our usual bhajans from 8.30am onwards.
  2. Rudram Practice today from 10:30 here in this Hall.
  3. Home Bhajans today at Arvindbhai Dave's house 11 Archer Close 4:00pm to 5:00pm.
  4. Parent Teachers meeting today so most of you will have a time slot to see the teachers, if need to find more details please see Anilaben.
  5. There is small project that is underway to create an album for swami for some of the activities of 2009 and there you can also write your own message to swami. If you want to add a picture and or create an item please see sister Jenni at the information desk.
  6. A collection of Sai Memoirs Launch next Saturday 27th March starting at 5:45pm: Canape, exhibition, speech and a concert...don't miss it...All are welcome.   
  7. For the pilgrimage we hope all of those who have registered have been in touch with Niteshbhai as all the details need to be completed today. Prashanti will be sent all the details during this week once all the spreadsheets have been combined. Then the accommodation process will start. 
  8. On Wednesday this week we will be celebrating Ramnavmi here from 7:15pm to 9.30pm. If you can all be seated from 7:15 we will start at 7:30 with the Vedam's followed by ram Sttuti, paduka puja, and Bhajan's.
  9. On Thursday we have our first Sai Forum from 7:30pm with the topic of "God is" this is very interactive session for all to participate followed by  bhajans. Please be there by 7:30pm.
  10. LOTUSS session this morning from 10:30 with the theme "Living with GOD and Inner Communication". with special guest speaker Brother Selva Kumar.
  11. Having such a great speaker amongst us Brother Sleva Kumar would be same him not to share a few thoughts with us on the topic of "There is only one"  Brother Selva has held the position of the National Spiritual Coordinator and currently works at the Met Police in London.  Please welcome brother Selva Kumar.
  12. Vibhuti Mantra.. Please leave silently....

 

14 March 2010

1.    Prashanti Updates by Asha...

2.    Today is a special day for mothers and our children have prepared a few thoughts....Please invite the children

3.    National Youth Conference is being held here on the 9,10,11 of April. ... Seetal to do the presentation.

4.    On the 19th march, this Friday the Ladies wings will be doing seva here in this building. All ladies welcome. This will be from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

5.    As you know Swami had laid great emphasis on the Vedas and we in Leicester have been very fortunate that we have run many classes in the past, but now there is a push nationally to start these all over the country with the help of the Sai Students. From today in this main hall we will begin here from 10:30am after Bhajans so for all those who never got the opportunity here it is right on your doorstep. Remember you are never to old start to learn and definitely a great advantage to start at an early age.

6.    There is small project that is underway to create an album for swami for some of the activities of 2009 and there you can also write your own message to swami. If you want to add a picture and or create an item please see sister Jenni at the information desk.

7.    Thinking about memories do you remember we launched a Sai Memoirs programme and Manisha gathered some exciting moments of your life experiences with Swami? We'll we are going to have the exhibition programme with all those items displayed. The launch will be on the 27th March in the evening from 5:45pm till 9:00pm and you are all invited to celebrate what you have all done as part of the journey that has bought us here to this building, our Sathya Sai Centre.   

8.    It was great to see so many of you who came to the Sadhana day yesterday. We still have a few peoples whose details are yet to be completed for finalising the registration so those who could not complete the details yesterdays please see Niteshbhai and Anilaben in the reception office.

9.    Thought of the day/poem Bhavanbhai to read a poem for Mothers day.

 

 

7 March 2010

  1. Ushaben and the Children from the Sathya Sai School  are here today to talk about their experiences at the Sathya Sai School in Comparison to others, Health , Life, Bullying & Confidence, Meditation and Nursery Education. So  please warmly welcome Ushaben who will introduce the children.
  2. The Letter from Shitubhai to be read out to the group especially high lighting the changes in dates..
  3. Next Saturday we will have the first Sadhana Meeting for the pilgrimage We will start at 1:30pm till 5:30pm. This satsung is open to all but a must for all those who are going on the Pilgrimage. You will also get an opportunity to ask questions especially for those who may be going there the first time.
  4. Other Sadhana Meeting Dates as mentioned last week in the presentation  Sunday 4th April, national meeting in London on the 29th May, Saturday 20th June and Sunday 4th July. Please do take time to read through the pack that was given out last week on the Sadhana programme.
  5. As you know Swami had laid great emphasis on the Vedas and we in Leicester have been very fortunate that we have run many classes in the past, but now there is a push Nationally to start these all over the country with the help of the Sai Students. From next Sunday 14th March we will begin here from 10:30am after Bhajans so for all those who never got the opportunity here it is right on your doorstep. Remember you are never to old start to learn and definitely a great advantage to start at an early age.
  6. Thought of the day to be read by Sathya School Student....

 

28 February 2010

  1. Some good news for those who have not managed to get a flight for the pilgrimage, our UK organisation has managed to charter 2 flights on the 29th July from Heathrow to Bangalore and returning  on the 10th August back to Heathrow. Details are on the board, and you must act quickly as the normal flights are all very busy. The cost is £435, however if you want the return journey to be different then the price will go up. We have until 1st March to book. There is a contact name and number   Brother Siva Sivanathan who will also be the National Pilgrimage Travel Coordinator. 
  2. Also please remember to register on line at the website, for those who have not managed to do this, today we have set up a laptop in the reception office. Niteshbhai will help you through this as he did last week.. Niteshbhai can you please stand so everyone knows who to come to. Once you have registered Narendrabhai will receive all the details of every applicant in Leicester and will be able to confirm your registration. Today is the deadline.. 
  3. Part of the presentation by Sanjay. Sadhana Meeting Dates are: Saturday 13th March, Sunday 4th April, national meeting in London on the 29th May, Saturday 20th June and Sunday 4th July. There is also a spiritual diary that everyone should also have as part of the Sadhana even for those who are not able to make it. There are some copies on the notice board for you to see.
  4. Next Sunday we will have Ushaben and the Children from the Sathya Sai School  talking about their experiences at the Sathya Sai School in Comparison to others, Health , Life, Bullying & Confidence, Meditation and Nursery Education. So please make every effort to attend, this will take place just after Bhajan and we aim to have the Bhajan finish a little early and aim to start at 9:45 so please invite anyone who may be interested in learning more about our school.

 

21 February 2010
 

  1. Some good news for those who have not managed to get a flight for the pilgrimage, our UK organisation has managed to charter 2 flights on the 29th July from Heathrow to Bangalore and returning  on the 10th August back to Heathrow. Details are on the board, and you must act quickly as the normal flights are all very busy. The cost is £435, however if you want the return journey to be different then the price will go up. We have until 1st March to book. There is a contact name and number   Brother Siva Sivnathan who will also be the National Pilgrimage Travel Coordinator. 
  2. Also please remember to register on line at the website, for those who have not managed to do this, today we have set up a laptop in the reception office. Niteshbhai will help you through this. Niteshbhai can you please stand so everyone knows who to come to. Once you have registered Narendrabhai will receive all the details of every applicant in Leicester and will be able to confirm your registration. Next week is the deadline. 
  3. Sadnha Meeting Dates are: Saturday 13th March, Sunday 4th April, national meeting in London on the 29th May, Saturday 20th June and Sunday 4th July. There is also a spiritual diary that everyone should also have as part of the sadhna even for those who are not able to make it. There are some copies on the notice board for you to see.
  4. A reminder of the bhajan workshop today please stay in the hall and Shivam will take to the rooms that have been organised.
  5. Just outside from the bhajan hall is where the nursery children play at break time. The surface needs attention and so next Saturday there is some resurface work to be done, if you can help from 9:30am to help fill the pot holes then please see any of the service coordinators or leave name at the information desk. This is outdoor activity so please dress appropriately.
  6. There is a coordinators meeting on Wednesday 24th Feb from 7:30 to 9:30pm, all committee members are welcome but a must for all coordinators and their assistants.
  7. While the pot holes are being filled next Saturday there is a Gayatri Mantra Programme from 9:00am to 3:00pm here. For those of you that have not heard the story: In a group interview, one devotee asked Baba why he does not heal himself of the physical problems that he has placed upon himself? – To this, Sai Baba explained that he will not cure himself because it is selfish. The devotee then asked Sai Baba what we can do to help him? Baba then explained that we should recite the Gayatri Mantra; as the energy will go back to him.The devotees there, that day, chanted the Gayatri Mantra all day long… For the next two days Sai Baba walked!   So, please, let’s all get together in unity and devotion and do the same here, as done in Puttarpathi and show our unconditional love and devotion to Him.
  8. Pratibhaben will read the thought of the day from Prashanti. 

 

14 February 2010

  1. As you all know that Bhagawan has invited us to Prashanti Nilayam from 1st – 9th August 2010 to mark the sacred occasion of Bhagawan’s 85th Birthday. Throughout this year, devotees from all 9 Zones of the World will be making this journey, this pilgrimage to Prashanti culminating with the IX World Conference and 85th Birthday in November 2010. Many of you (80) have registered as an expression of interest and in the UK there is a current figure of a 1000+. The UK central council have organised an information portal where all those who expressed interest to now register on line. The details are on the notice board for the URL address. For those who do not have access to the Internet we will be organising some sessions here to do the registration on your behalf. More details next week. The key important date is 27th February. There is a group planning to go together and those that have filled out the form you will receive a call checking to see if you have arranged any flights etc, please see Ramanbhai or Nareshbhai . More to explain on Prashanti accommodation and Sadhana
  2. Sadhana Meeting Dates are: Saturday 13th March, Sunday 4th April, national meeting in London on the 29th May, Saturday 20th June and Sunday 4th July. There is also a spiritual diary that everyone should also have as part of the Sadhana even for those who are not able to make it. There are some copies on the notice board for you to see.
  3. As announced before we have now received the details of the Haiti relief efforts by our organisation. Dr Goldstein has written the following note: "I am writing this second letter very happily to inform you that our Beloved Bhagavan Baba, in his infinite compassion, has given His Approval for our relief efforts in Haiti.   These efforts include the establishment of the Haiti Relief Committee and the Haiti Relief Fund. The Haiti Relief Committee, as mentioned in my prior email, is based in Dominican Republic.  Leonardo Gutter will be the chairman and all communication regarding all matters having to do with our Haiti relief efforts should go through his office.  He will be responsible to the Prashanti Council and the Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation." There details on the notice board on how to send your contributions please ensure you use the gift aid form. As mentioned last week the base will be set up in  the Dominican Republic, country next door, where there are Sai centres and from there help will be initiated.

4. 'A Collection of Sai Memoirs' exhibition has been postponed to a later date in March. If you would still like to contribute your experience, then there is an extended deadline to February 14th. Thank you all for your participation, we look forward to reading many more.....Please contact Manisha Lad.

5.  There is bhajan practise every Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Anyone is welcome who wants to either sing or support the bhajan sessions for both Thursday and Sunday. As mentioned last week there will be a 1 to1 training session for bhajan singers on the Sunday 21st February, it is open to not only the current singers but also any one who is keen to make a start or rejoin the bhajan group. This can only be organised if you register and book your session.

6.  Today there are Home Bhajans at 33 Trevino drive Leicester at, Anjaliben Kapadia's house from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

     7.  The SATHYA SAI INNER SELF AWARENESS PROGRAMME (SSISAP) course will be held here for
          the weekend of 20th & 21st February.
CANCELLED

8. Just a reminder of the LOTUSS session today for the those aged 15.5 to 18. Today's topic is continuing communications and relationships we will be looking at how wrong communication May breaks relationships at Work, Home, Friends & on occasions at Sai Centres

Sheetal/Pratisha to say a few words on Buddha Poornima and the Chinese New Year.. also the thought of the day. 

 

 

7 February 2010

  1. As you all know that Bhagawan has invited us to Prashanti Nilayam from 1st – 9th August 2010 to mark the sacred occasion of Bhagawan’s 85th Birthday. Throughout this year, devotees from all 9 Zones of the World will be making this journey, this pilgrimage to Prashanti culminating with the IX World Conference and 85th Birthday in November 2010. Many of you (80) have registered as an expression of interest and in the UK there is a current figure of a 1000+. The UK central council have organised an information portal where all those who expressed interest to now register on line. The details are on the notice board for the URL address. For those who do not have access to the Internet we will be organising some sessions here to do the registration on your behalf. More details next week. The key important date is 27th February. There is a group planing to go together and those that have filled out the form you will receive a call checking to see if you have arranged any flights etc, more details on this next week, in the mean time please see Anilaben or Narendrabhai.
  2. We have now received the details of the Haiti relief efforts by our  organisation. Dr Goldstien has written the following note: "I am writing this second letter very happily to inform you that our Beloved Bhagavan Baba, in his infinite compassion, has given His Approval for our relief efforts in Haiti.   These efforts include the establishment of the Haiti Relief Committee and the Haiti Relief Fund. The Haiti Relief Committee, as mentioned in my prior email, is based in Dominican Republic.  Leonardo Gutter will be the chairman and all communication regarding all matters having to do with our Haiti relief efforts should go through his office.  He will be responsible to the Prasanthi Council and the Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation." There details on the notice board on how to send your contributions please ensure you use the gift aid form. As mentioned last week the base will be set up in  the Dominican Republic, country next door, where there are sai centres and from there help will be initiated.

3.    'A Collection of Sai Memoirs' exhibition has been postponed to a later date in March. If you would still like to contribute your experience, then there is an extended deadline to February 14th. Thank you all for your participation, we look forward to reading many more.....Please contact Manisha Lad.

4.    There is bhajan practise every Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Anyone is welcome who wants to either sing or support the bhajan sessions for both Thursday and Sunday. As mentioned last week there will be a 1 to1 training session for bhajan singers on the Sunday 21st February, it is open to not only the current singers but also any one who is keen to make a start or rejoin the bhajan group. This can only ne organised if you register and book your session. Shivam to go through the presentation. 

5.    Mahashivratri will be celebrated on the Friday 12th of February, that's this friday time from 7:45pm to midnight at the Ram Mandir Hall on Hilyard Street. The programe will start with Bhajans followed by Lingam Puja and then abhishekam for everybody to join in and then finish with Bhajans. 

6.    Rudra Ekdhashini Homam being conducted next Saturday on the 13th February 2010, in London. The coach has been organised and there will be 2 collection points one from Soar Valley (5:45am) and the other from here at 6:00am. The cost for the transport will be £12, please ensue you see Bhavesh at the information desk to ensure your seat.

7.    The SATHYA SAI INNER SELF AWARENESS PROGRAMME (SSISAP) course will be held here for the weekend of 20th & 21st February.

8.    Just a reminder of the LOTUSS session today for the those aged 15.5 to 18. Todays topic is communications and relationships we will be looking at how wrong communication May breaks relationships at Work, Home, Friends & on occasions at Sai Centres

9.    Thought of the day by Pratibhaben and some Gujarati translation

 

31 January 2010

  1. Mukundbhai to say a little on the ANC that was held yesterday,.. revitalising the energy and the start of the decade.. 85th Year has a great significance.
  2. As you all know that Bhagawan has invited us to Prashanti Nilayam from 1st – 9th August 2010 to mark the sacred occasion of Bhagawan’s 85th Birthday. Throughout this year, devotees from all 9 Zones of the World will be making this journey, this pilgrimage to Prashanti culminating with the IX World Conference and 85th Birthday in November 2010. Many of you (80) have registered as an expression of interest and in the UK there is a current figure of a 1000+. The UK central council have organised an information portal where all those who expressed interest to now register on line. The details are on the notice board for the URL address. For those who do not have access to the Internet we will be organising some sessions here to do the registration on your behalf. More details next week. The key important date is 27th February.
  3. We have now received the details of the Haiti relief efforts by our  organisation. Dr Goldstien has written the following note: "I am writing this second letter very happily to inform you that our Beloved Bhagavan Baba, in his infinite compassion, has given His Approval for our relief efforts in Haiti.   These efforts include the establishment of the Haiti Relief Committee and the Haiti Relief Fund. The Haiti Relief Committee, as mentioned in my prior email, is based in Dominican Republic.  Leonardo Gutter will be the chairman and all communication regarding all matters having to do with our Haiti relief efforts should go through his office.  He will be responsible to the Prasanthi Council and the Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation." There details on the notice board on how to send your contributions please ensure you use the gift aid form. As mentioned last week the base will be set up in  the Dominican Republic, country next door, where there are sai centres and from there help will be initiated.

4.  There is bhajan practise every Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Anyone is welcome who wants to either sing or support the bhajan sessions for both Thursday and Sunday. As mentioned last week there will be a 1 to1 training session for bhajan singers on the Sunday 21st February, it is open to not only the current singers but also any one who is keen to make a start or rejoin the bhajan group. This can only ne organised if you register and book your session with Shivam and team

5.  Mahashivratri will be celebrated on the Friday 12th of February, that's in 2 weeks time from 7:45pm to midnight at the Ram Mandir Hall on Hilyard Street. Programme details to follow next week.

6.  Also don't forget to put your name down if you want to atend the Rudra Ekdhashini Homam being conducted on the 13th February 2010, in London. A coach is being organised and details will follow next week.

7.  The SATHYA SAI INNER SELF AWARENESS PROGRAMME (SSISAP) course will be held here for the weekend of 20th & 21st February. Mukundbhai to say more..

8.Thought of the day by Pratibhaben and some Gujarati translation

 

24 January 2010

  1. We have now received the details of the Haiti relief efforts by our  organisation. Dr Goldstein has written the following note:

"I am writing this second letter very happily to inform you that our Beloved Bhagavan Baba, in his infinite compassion, has given His Approval for our relief efforts in Haiti.   These efforts include the establishment of the Haiti Relief Committee and the Haiti Relief Fund.

The Haiti Relief Committee, as mentioned in my prior email, is based in Dominican Republic.  Leonardo Gutter will be the chairman and all communication regarding all matters having to do with our Haiti relief efforts should go through his office.  He will be responsible to the Prasanthi Council and the Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation." There details on the notice board on how to send your contributions please ensure you use the gift aid form. As mentioned last week the base will be set up in  the Dominican Republic, country next door, where there are sai centres and from there help will be initiated.

  1. The organisation have now finalised the dates for the Malawi medical camp for 2010. This camp is planned to take place (subject to change by the host) in the Mulanje District Hospital from 24 to 30 April 2010. The camp will be supported by general volunteers from Malawi, but the host has requested for a medical  specialities from the Sri Sathya Sai Service Organisation UK: If you are a specialist and would like to help then please contact Narendrabhai or see the board for more information. For your information, the team would depart UK via the night flight on Friday 23 April 2010.

3.       SSE registration for new entrants will be open till next week if there are any more children that you are aware of who may benefit from this unique programme then please make them and the parents aware.

4.       LOTUSS sessions have started today with the topic of " Delivering presentations with Spiritual empowerment."

5.       There is bhajan practise every Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Anyone is welcome who wants to either sing or support the bhajan sessions for both Thursday and Sunday. Shivam is just going to tell us a little more about our bhajan practise and the training programme.

6.       Next week Mukundbhai is going to tell us more about the SATHYA SAI INNER SELF AWARENESS PROGRAMME (SSISAP) course in region 4 for the weekend of 20th & 21st February

  1. There is a Rudra Ekdhashini Homam being conducted on the 13th February 2010, the night after Maha Shivratri, in London - Kiranbhai to elaborate..
  2.  
  3. Thought of the day by Pratibhaben and some Gujarati translation

 

 

17 January 2010

  1. A thought for all those affected by the earthquake in Haiti. Our  organisation is looking at setting up a base in the Dominican Republic, country next door, where there are sai centres and from there help will be initiated. Dr Goldstien is currently finalising details of how this help will be provided. We hope to bring you news as soon as we can.Some physicians in South America, Central America, and USA have already been contacted

2.      The organisation have now finalised the dates for the Malawi medical camp for 2010. This camp is planned to take place (subject to change by the host) in the Mulanje District Hospital from 24 to 30 April 2010. The camp will be supported by general volunteers from Malawi, but the host has requested for a medical  specialities from the Sri Sathya Sai Service Organisation UK: If you are a specialist and would like to help then please contact Narendrabhai or see the board for more information. For your information, the team would depart UK via the night flight on Friday 23 April 2010.

3.       This morning the ladies wing have a study circle from 10:30 to 12:00pm with the topic "The power of positive thoughts"

  1. There is bhajan practice every Friday from 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Anyone is welcome who wants to either sing or support the bhajan sessions for both Thursday and Sunday.
  2. Yesterday there was an excellent Youth Satsung in Lutterworth, and here tell us more about this is........
  3. Navinbhai to tell us about the Student Gathering on New Years day....
  4. Thought of the day to conclude with Navinbhai's talk...

 

10 January 2010

  1. Last week we had a special request to help tidy the building and so many of you helped. Thank you so much for helping we really appreciated it.
  2. On Friday this week on the 15th there will be a service meeting for all volunteers from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. All those interested in taking ab active role please do come along. Even if you can spare a short amount of time through out the year there are some wonderful opportunities to aspire to what swami is asking from us by taking part and being involved.
  3. This National Youth Satsang, themed ‘How to make all work God's work’ to be held next  Saturday 16th January, 2010 at Lutterworth Community College in Leicestershire from 11:00-17:30 (please see poster on the notice board).  All youth aged 16-35 are most welcome to attend.

The purpose of the forthcoming Satsang is to explore the ways in which we can practice ‘Work is Worship’ and ‘All work is God’s work,’ in our day to day lives. Furthermore, we will be using Sai Baba’s direct guidance on understanding the laws of Karma; and how to reduce the consequences of bad karmic action.

Making this event extra special, we are blessed to have amidst us as guest speaker, His Holiness Swamiji Dayathmananda, the President of the Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre, UK ! Adults from Region 4 are welcome to attend this event from 3.30pm onwards. To tell more about this can I please invite ........................

  1. A special Project is underway by the Youth on the phase 2 of this building and it involves the journey that you have all had with Swami, so let see how we can get involved. Manisha please come and tell all about this project.
  2. Some of you managed to get to Prashanti this Christmas so let here a little bit about this, can I invite Sanjay to share a few thoughts.
  3. Thought of the day incorporated in to the previous talk

 

3 January 2010

  1. This 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.
  2. This National Youth Satsang, themed ‘How to make all work God's work’ to be held on Saturday 16th January, 2010 at Lutterworth Community College in Leicestershire from 11:00-17:30 (please see poster on the notice board).  All youth aged 16-35 are most welcome to attend.

The purpose of the forthcoming Satsang is to explore the ways in which we can practice ‘Work is Worship’ and ‘All work is God’s work,’ in our day to day lives. Furthermore, we will be using Sai Baba’s direct guidance on understanding the laws of Karma; and how to reduce the consequences of bad karmic action.

Making this event extra special, we are blessed to have amidst us as guest speaker, His Holiness Swamiji Dayathmananda, the President of the Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre, UK! Adults from Region 4 are welcome to attend this event from 3.30pm onwards.

  1. SSE class will be starting next Sunday 10th January and will also be open to new registrations so if you know of children who have been waiting to join then please in form them and/or parents..
  2. A special request for some help that is needed today here. There has been some work that has gone on during this week and we need some help in clearing up in readiness for school start this week,  if you can just help for an hour or straight after this then please can we meet in the canteen and Vindobhai will guide us to what needs to be done.
  3.  
  4. Gujarati Translation and Thought of the day Pratibhaben

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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