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Centre Announcements

This page contains all the announcements made at our Centre. It gives details of forthcoming events and some feedback on events that have taken place already, plus information on any special events, notices, changes, etc.

Announcements for 18 December 2011

1.    Centre bhajans at Sanathan mandir for 2 weeks

Christmas Day: Sunday 25th December

New Years Day Sunday 1st January 2012

Sanathan Mandir, Weymouth street , Leicester 9-10.30am.

2.    Homeless Dawn Centre Collection

Dawn Centre Xmas party is on Friday 23rd December 7.30 -9.30pm, off London Rd. All young adults over the age of 21 can attend and help plan the event, please see Lianne, Hari or Riddhi for more details. 

All the donated items; hat, scarf, gloves or thick socks plus a chocolate bar are being packed today Thank you for your generosity for the homeless people this Christmas at the Dawn Centre and Bridge project.

 

  1.  Blood Donation

 

Liquid love service opportunity to donate Blood at Vaughan Way on Sunday 8th January 2012, Anyone wishing to donate please leave your contact details at the information desk.

4.    Gayatri Mantra Program and New Years Eve Bhajans

Gayatri Mantra programme at East West from 3.30pm to 8.30pm. If you are coming for either program please collect a parking permit from East West so you can park nearby.

New year’s Bhajans from 9pm to midnight also at East West.

 

5.    Nottingham Bhajans – Carlton Hindu temple 8-12pm Bhajans and Prashadam, address info at the desk.

 

6.    Monthly calendar– please take one per family

 

7.    Feedback from the National Christmas program in Swindon...



Announcements for 20 November 2011

 
  1. Local birthday celebrations on Wednesday 23rd November

Evening programme from 7.30-9.30pm, so please be seated by 7.15pm.

The VENUE 101 Gwendolen Road, Leicester, LE5 5FL

We have Selva Kumar as the Guest Speaker along with Universal prayers, Bhajans, SSE presentation and cake!

Please see the poster attached for venue address.     
    
       
National Birthday Celebrations 26 November.

Guest Speakers are Leonard Gutter from Latin America & B S Vijayasai from Bangalore, both having experiences with Swami to share. Musical Artists and so on..  

Date:           Saturday 26th November 2011

Venue:        Ramgarhia Community Centre, Ulverscroft Road,

          Leicester, LE4 6BY 

Session 1 (Morning):   10.30am – 2.30pm

Session 2 (Afternoon):  3.30pm – 7.30pm 

Registration details: Anyone wishing to attend the National Programme will be required to register on-line and print their e-guest pass per person; www.srisathyasai.org.uk/national-programmes

If you registered your names at the information desk lover the weeks, then please  collect your e-guest pass ticket for the program from Niteshbhai at the information desk.

Vijay Sai Talk to the youth

He will be talking and having an interactive session with the youth from 10.30-12.30pm next Sunday 27th November at SVC . An opportunity not to be missed! 

  1.  Bridge Project & the Dawn Centre

 Collection of socks, scarves, gloves, hats & blankets  has started due to the cold weather & will be handed to the homeless at the both Bridge  project & Dawn Centre for lead up to Christmas. Please bring them in and hand them in at the information desk, thank you all for your help in advance. 

  1.  National Christmas Choir

 Is in Swindon, Region 7 on Saturday 17th December 2011 from 11 - 3pm

Punjabi Community Centre, Kembrey Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 8AZ 

-       Contact Jenni for more details on content and registration and see poster attached:

  1.  Love and Light newsletter

 This month’s issue of the Love and Light online newsletter is available to view on the website: www.leicestersaicentre.org to read about all the various regional and national activities throughout the UK.  

You can also subscribe to this so that it comes to your email on the 9th of every month by going on the UK website: www.srisathyasai.org.uk 

Please take a copy of the November monthly calendar – one per family. 

Thought of the day by Amit Mistry



Announcements for 13 November 2011

1. Ladies Wing activities for November  

- change of venue from Rugby to Coventry

Ladies Day will be held on 19th November 2011 at St Paul's Church Hall, Foleshill, Coventry CV6 5AJ from 3pm to 6pm.  

2.Local birthday celebrations on Wednesday 23rd November

Evening programme from 7.30-9.30pm, so please be seated by 7.15pm.

The VENUE 101 Gwendolen Road, Leicester, LE5 5FL

We have Selva Kumar as the Guest Speaker along with Universal prayers, Bhajans, SSE presentation and cake!

Please see the poster at the info desk for venue address. 

3. National Birthday Celebrations 26 November.

Guest Speakers are Leonard Gutter from Latin America & B S Vijayasai from Bangalore, both having experiences with Swami to share. Musical Artists and so on..  

Date:           Saturday 26th November 2011

Venue:        Ramgarhia Community Centre, Ulverscroft Road,

          Leicester, LE4 6BY 

Session 1 (Morning):   10.30am – 2.30pm

Session 2 (Afternoon):  3.30pm – 7.30pm

 

Registration details: Anyone wishing to attend the National Programme will be required to register on-line and print their e-guest pass per person; www.srisathyasai.org.uk/national-programmes

If you registered your names at the information desk last week then please go and collect your e-guest pass ticket for the program. 

4. Food Parcels for Croatia

Thank you to all those who contributed to this project out of self less love for those in need in Croatia 

The food parcels will be packed this Tuesday 15th Nov at the Sai School at 7pm, please come along if you can help.  

We aim to pack 144 parcels, and deliver them to Refugee Relief Charity, Wellingborough, on Wednesday morning.  

They will be loaded onto a lorry, along with lots of other items e.g. chairs, tables, bicycles, clothes, shoes, etc. on Saturday, bound for Croatia.    

4. Bridge Project 

Collection of socks, scarves, gloves, hats & blankets will be started due to the cold weather & will be handed to the homeless at Christmas. Please bring them in and hand them in at the information desk, thank you. 

5. National Christmas Choir 

Swindon, Region 7 on Saturday 17th December 2011 from 11 - 3pm

Punjabi Community Centre, Kembrey Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 8AZ 

-       Contact Jenni for more details on content and registration.

6. Love and Light newsletter 

This month’s issue of the Love and Light online newsletter was published this week so please have a look at the website: www.leicestersaicentre.org to read about all the various regional and national activities throughout the UK.  

You can also subscribe to this so that it comes to your email on the 9th of every month by going on the UK website: www.srisathyasai.org.uk 

Please take a copy of the November monthly calendar – one per family.

Thought of the day

Announcements for 6 November 2011

1. Bhajan Practice

Bhajan practice today after bhajans & also for Akhand bhajans from10.30 – 12pm

2. Akhand Bhajans Time Slots

We are still taking names for the 12 hour Akhand Bhajans for world peace at Ram Mandir on the 12th Nov from 9am to 9pm. If you would like to sing please see Mitul & team for practices today.

3. Regional Akhand Bhajans

Coventry are holding 24 hour Akhand Bhajans Saturday 12th November starting at 12noon until 13 November 12 noon at the Shree Mandhata Samaj Coventry. All are welcome to attend. Please see the flyer at the info desk.

4.   Ladies Wing activities for November  - change of venue from Rugby to Coventry

Ladies Day will be held on 19th November 2011 at St Paul's Church Hall, Foleshill, Coventry CV6 5AJ from 3pm to 6pm. Please see Hansaben for further details & give your names. 

5.   Local birthday celebrations on Wednesday 23rd November

Evening programme from 7.30-9.30pm,at The VENUE 101 Gwendolen Road, Leicester, LE5 5FL. We have Selva Kumar as the Guest Speaker along with Universal prayers and SSE presentation.

Please see the poster at the info desk for more details

6.   National Birthday Celebrations 26 November.

Guest Speakers are Leonard Gutter from Latin America & B S Vijayasai from Bangalore, both having experiences with Swami to share. Musical Artists and so on..

 

Date:      Saturday 26th November 2011

Venue:     Ramgarhia Community Centre, Ulverscroft Road,

    Leicester, LE4 6BY

 

Session 1 (Morning):   10.30am – 2.30pm

Session 2 (Afternoon):  3.30pm – 7.30pm

 Registration details: Anyone wishing to attend the National Programme will be required to register on-line and print their e-guest pass per person;

www.srisathyasai.org.uk/national-programmes

 

 

8 Food Parcels for Croatia

This year, we are preparing food parcels for refugees in Croatia. Please see attached leaflet, and if you wish to contribute then please bring them here next for collection. Leaflet is at the info desk for items required.

 

9. Bridge Project – collection of  scarves, gloves. hats & blankets due to cold weather would be good.

 

10. SSE Practices for Swami’s local Birthday programme starting today from 11-12pm.

 

Thought of the day.

 

 

Announcements 30 October 2011 

 

1. Diwali Celebrations & international Guest Speakers TODAY

 

2. Akhand Bhajans Time Slots

November is nearly upon us and we will be holding a 12 hour Akhand Bhajan for world peace at Ram Mandir on the 12th Nov from 9am to 9pm..

If you would like to sing we have put together a time slot Rota, this will be at the info desk for the next few weeks.

Once complete you will be contacted for your practice.

Across the region there will be bhajans sung for world peace in Coventry from 12pm to 12pm Saturday – Sunday which is open to all to attend –full details to follow.

3. Gayatri Mantra 30 October Today

We will have our next Gayatri Mantra chanting programme on TODAY  & Community Centre on Weymouth street 2pm to approx 7pm finish.

 

All are welcome to attend. Light Sathwic food will be served through the programme.

 

4. Going for Gold, Going for GOD- Satsang – Guest Speaker- Brother Charles Fowler

 

Today at 4 – 6pm St Pauls Church 346-348 Foleshill Road CV6 5AJ

 

This is a special programme when we also have a an opportunity to listen to Brother Charles who was one of the speakers at the National Memorial Day at the DeMontfort Hall, Leicester. This is another opportunity to hear Brother Charles who has been an ardent follower of Swami for some 16 years, talk about Swami and you will also have an opportunity to ask questions and inter act with him.

 

5. Refugee Relief Narayan Sewa – November 2011

Once again we are collecting items to make up family parcels for refugees & needy people in Croatia. This is an opportunity for all of us to be part of Narayan Seva, linked to our ‘Ceiling on Desire’ project, please collect a leaflet on the items to bring by Sunday 14th November 2011 when we will pack these together ready to be parcelled

 

6. Ladies Wing Celebration in November

 

This year we are celebrating Ladies Day 19th November in Rugby at Overslade Community centre in Rugby CV22 6AY.

If you would like to go please give you names to Hansaben Sisodia or myself .The programme is from 1-4pm.

 

7. National Birthday Celebrations 26 November.

See attached letter for further details.

Date:                Saturday 26th November 2011

Venue:    Ramgarhia Community Centre, Ulverscroft Road,

Leicester, LE4 6BY

 

Session 1 (Morning):   10.30am – 2.30pm

Session 2 (Afternoon):  3.30pm – 7.30pm

 

Registration details: Anyone wishing to attend the National Programme will be required to register on-line and print their e-guest pass per person;

www.srisathyasai.org.uk/national-programmes

 

8. Local Baba’s birthday celebrations on Wednesday 23rd November in the evening from 7.30-9.30pm,

At The Empire – car parking is available

Please check the website for further details: leicestersaicentre.org for all announcements

 

Announcements 23 October 2011

1.   Bhajan Practice

Bhajan practice is at Soar Valley this Sunday 23 October after morning Bhajans. Each Week Bhajan practice will be at Soar valley on Sunday approx 10.30am until further notice.

2.  Ladies Wing activities for October

 

Sunday 23rd October Navratri at Ashra House from 4-5pm

3.   Akhand Bhajans Time Slots

November is nearly upon us and we will be holding a 12 hour Akhand Bhajan for world peace at Ram Mandir on the 12th Nov from 9am to 9pm.. If you would like to sing we have put together a time slot Rota, this will be at the info desk for the next few weeks. Once complete you will be contacted for your practice.

4.   Diwali Celebrations & international Guest Speakers from India.

We have special Diwali celebrations next Sunday 30th October with Ankut Prasadam & also we have special international guest speakers from India coming to share their wonderful experiences with Swami having worked within his organisation- Nimesh and Kamla Pandey.

He is presently the District President of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Mumbai and is a member of the Council of Management of Sri Sathya Sai Trust , Maharashtra .He also is on the Sub Committee of The Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust relating to Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, India. He is also on the National Council of Sathya Sai Schools in India.

She has been a Bal Vikas Guru since the tender age of 17 and is presently the Deputy National Co-ordinator for SSS Bal Vikas Education in India. She has been an EHV Faculty Member right from its inception in 1981.

5.   Gayatri Mantra 30 October

We will have our next Gayatri Mantra chanting programme on Sunday 30 October at the Santan Mandir & Community Centre on Weymouth street 2pm to approx 7pm finish. All are welcome to attend. Light Sathwic food will be served through the programme. Please announce at your Centres incase devotees have forgotten.

6  Going for Gold, Going for GOD- Satsang – Guest Speaker- Brother Charles Fowler on Sunday 30 October in Coventry from 4 to 6.

This is a special programme when we also have a an opportunity to listen to Brother Charles who was one of the speakers at the National Memorial Day at the DeMontfort Hall, Leicester. This is another opportunity to hear Brother Charles who has been an ardent follower of Swami for some 16 years, talk about Swami and you will also have an opportunity to ask questions and inter act with him. Click here for Information

6. Committee Meeting 2nd  November

Committee Meeting for November will be on Wed 2nd Nov 7.30 to 9.30 at svc

7.National Birthday Celebrations 26 November.

See attached letter for further details.

Date:                Saturday 26th November 2011

Venue:     Ramgarhia Community Centre, Ulverscroft Road,

Leicester, LE4 6BY

Session 1 (Morning):   10.30am – 2.30pm

Session 2 (Afternoon):  3.30pm – 7.30pm

Registration details: Anyone wishing to attend the National Programme will be required to register on-line and print their e-guest pass per person;

www.srisathyasai.org.uk/national-programmes

8.Local Baba’s birthday celebrations on Wednesday 23rd November in the evening from 7.30-9.30pm, more details next week.

Please check the website for further details: leicestersaicentre.org

Thought of the day

 

Announcements 16 October 2011

1.Homeless Bridge Project Presentation we have a short presentation on how the Leicester Sai Centre have been involved with the homeless Bridge project this year and Ajaybhai Lad will be presenting this.

I would like to warmly welcome Patrick Harris to our Centre today and thank them for taking time out to come and share their thoughts and experiences on their community service project with us here so that we can better understand the needs of the homeless in Leicester.  They will be speaking to us after the presentation.

2. Refugee Relief Narayan Sewa – November 2011

Once again we are collecting items to make up family parcels for refugees & needy people in Croatia. This is an opportunity for all of us to be part of Narayan Seva, linked to our ‘Ceiling on Desire’ project, please collect a leaflet on the items to bring by Sunday 14th November 2011 when we will pack these together ready to be parcelled. Click here for details

3.Bhajan Practice - Bhajan Practice will commence regularly on Sunday mornings from now on after bhajans in the main hall so if you would like to start singing or continue to develop then please come and participate, you can speak to any of the bhajan team regarding the presentation given last week also.

4. Akhand Bhajans

November is nearly upon us and we will be holding a 12 hour Akhand Bhajan for world peace. If you would like to sing we have put together a time slot rota, this will be at the info desk for the next few weeks. Once complete you will be contacted for your practice.

5.Ladies Wing activities

The Ladies creative wing workshop demonstration of rangoli and arati today has had to be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances, however the ladies are encouraged to decorate and bring their rangoli and arati’s to the Diwali program on the 30th to display and offer to Swami.

6.Ladies Wing - Sunday 23rd October  - Navratri Garba celebrations at Ashra House from 4-5pm. All ladies are welcome to attend, so please leave your name at the information desk.

7.Centre Diwali and Ankut display on Sunday 30th October if you would like to make a food item to offer to Swami on the day then please speak to the service team outside and put your name down and find out the required dish size.

8.Regional program with International Guest Speakers: Nimesh and Kamla Pandey from India who are involved with the Sai organization and SSE movement in India will speak on Sunday 30th October. The program will start as normal with bhajans at 9am…

They will be speaking about their experiences with Swami, there will be an SSE item by the children and Maha Prashadam for all at 12pm so please join us in celebrating the Gujarati new year!

9.Please check the Leicester Sai Centre Website: leicestersaicentre.org for regular updates and announcements for the week.

10. Study Circle next Sunday 23rd – AMIT to speak more on this…

Topic is Time management - which is follow on from previous two topics of control of thoughts, Breath control & now Time management and all are welcome to attend.

Thought for the Day by Amit also….

 

Announcements 25 September 2011

1  Balaji Temple.

The Balaji Temple in Birmingham (Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple, Dudley Road East, Tividale, West Midlands, B69 3DU) is having a Shirdi Sai Baba Prana Prathishthapana (Consecration Ceremony) from 6th to 9th October.
After holding the Rudram Homam in August, the Temple Authorities were very impressed with the way we conducted ourselves and have asked the Sai Organisation to come and help. They are expecting 5000 people to attend on  Saturday and Sunday. There are a number of ways in which we can help:

 

Bhajans Every day at selected times.

SSE Children reading extracts of Shirdi Baba Life

Volunteers for Crowd Control (Possibly 50)

Help in Making Ladoo’s (No experience required)

Apart from helping we are all welcome to go and enjoy the event.

 

If anyone would like to help, please give your names at the information

 

2.    International Service Opportunity.There is a service opportunity at Chatanaya Jyoti Musem in Prashanti in November, so I f you are going to be in  Prashanti in November and would like to take this  service opportunity please give your names at the information desk

 

3.    Tree Planting 25 September 2011 The Tree planting service  announced previously has been cancelled which was to take place today.  Instead National & regional service teams have organised a general cleaning service activity for the school building today from 10-4pm today.  If you could spare some to time to help towards this  important & necessary service  please see Hemantbhai  or Vinodhbai for more details of work required.

 

4.    Bhajan Practice – Today after bhajans for those who would like to sing either on a Thurs/Sun

More info on Balaji Temple. The Balaji Temple in Birmingham (Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple, Dudley Road East, Tividale, West Midlands, B69 3DU) is having a Shirdi Sai Baba Prana Prathishthapana (Consecration Ceremony) from 6th to 9th October.

 

Mon - 3rd Oct - 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm for laddu - 7 to 8 volunteers

Tues - 4th Oct - 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm for laddu - 7 to 8 volunteers

Wed - 5th Oct - 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm for laddu - 7 to 8 volunteers

Thurs - 6th Oct - 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm for laddu - 5 volunteers

Sat - 8th Oct-  11 am to 4 pm - 12 volunteers Prasadam Serving

Sat - 8th Oct - 9 am to 5 pm - 25 volunteers for crowd control

Sun - 9th Oct - 11 am to 4 pm - 15 volunteers Prasadam Serving

Sun - 9th Oct - 7 am to 3 pm - 40 volunteers for crowd control

 

 

Announcements 18 September 2011

1.    World Youth Conference - Presentation by Regional Youth co-ordinator Seetal

 

2.    SSE Conference - On Saturday 29th October at the Sai Mandir in Merton, London for anyone interested in Sai Spiritual Education. There will be 2 international speakers from India, you will need to register online, there is more info on the board.

 

3.    Shirdi Sai Satcharitra Reading 23 & 24 September 2011

Sai Ram. With Bhagwan's immense grace and mercy, we will be reading the Shirdi Sai Satcharitra in one day. The event will start on the Friday 23rd of September at 7.30pm when Baba wil be brought in a palki procession to the mandir. This will end with shej arti as conducted in Shirdi.

The next morning program will begin on Saturday 24th at 5.30am with Baba's Kakad arti and mangal snan. The reading will then commence until 12 mid day when madhyan arti will be offered to Baba. The reading will then continue and will finish with Baba's dhoop arti. Light refreshments will be served throughout the day. The venue is East West Community Project on Wilberforce Road, Leicester.

The program of timings is on display on the board outside. It has been run for the last few years and there is no better chance of knowing everything about Shirdi Baba so quickly apart from this event. All are welcome to come and take part in the special Aarti’s.

4.    Bhajan Practice today after bhajans for next Sunday and Thursday

 

5.    Tree Planting has been postponed

 

6.    Ladies wing - Thank you to all the ladies for today’s lovely bhajans, Hansaben to translate and talk about forthcoming events for the ladies wing.

Thought for the Day - by Palviben

 

Announcements 11 September 2011

ONAM on Thursday 8th September - Happy New Year: King Maha Bali and Vamana one of the 10 Avatars and visits on this day

1.    Ladies Wing Activity - The ladies wing activity this month is on BHAJANS on next week Sunday the 18th of September. Ladies if you would like to sing please stay for bhajan practice today.

Next practice will be Friday the 16th of Septemberat East West.

2.    Study Circle - This week the topic is ‘control of breath’ a follow on from our last one on ‘control of thoughts’ which was very enlightening for those you came...so please stay in the hall for today’s session by the study circle team.

 

3.    Tree Planting 25 September - THERE WILL BE A TREEPLANTING DAY AT SALCEY FOREST, NORTHAMPTONSHRIE SEE ATTACHEMENT FOR FURTHER DETAILS OF HOW TO GET THERE.

It is suggested that warm clothing is worn for the day, Wet proof in case of wet weather, please bring your own shovels to aid in tree planting process. All are humbly requested NOT TO BRING FOODS WILL BE SERVED (PARSHADAM FOR THE DAY).

FOR ANY further information please see information desk for the directions on how to get there.

4. New Format - SSE Classes started today at 9.30, any children can join from age 4-15

5. Announcements – only key ones mentioned, more details on the notice board

 

Announcements 4 September 2011

1.    Chaitanya Jyoti museum Service - As you may know, every year volunteers from UK do seva at the Chaitanya Jyoti museum in November. The need for volunteers from overseas has become more important than ever before due the declining number of volunteers from the Indian States. Please give me your name at the info desk to register.

 

2.    Yashwantbhai Satsang 17 September 2011 - Brother Yashwant Patel is the spiritual coordinator in Birmingham and works as a motivational coach to many high profile people such as sports personalities. He has spoken on Thursday before and a special interactive Workshop and Satsang has been organized on the topic of “Know Thy Self” on  Saturday 17th September from 6.30pm - 10pm. All are welcome to attend.

 

3.    A Conference on Sai Ideal Healthcare - Saturday 17th September 2011, 10am to 4pm, details of address at the information desk.

Please complete your on line registration by Friday 9th September 2011

4.    Bookshop - We have our monthly Library and Bookshop today please see Bipinbhai for more info

 

5.    Bhajans practice We are restructuring the way we conduct Bhajan Practice and we will be alternating weeks on Friday and Sunday. This is so everyone has an equal opportunity to attend the practice so please take note. So we will have one next Sunday 11 Sept.

 

6.    Study circle will be held every 2nd week of the month and next week it will be on control of breath and will be after bhajans so please all come and find out more about this.

 

7.    108 Gayatri mala - We will be chanting the Sai Gayatri 108 times every 1st Sunday of the month after bhajans, this will be to generate more positive vibrations to balance out all the negativity in the world right now, so please join us in this group chanting for world peace.

 

8.    SSE classes will begin next Sunday 11th September from the new earlier time of 9.30am – 11am. As mentioned before so parents can get to sit in bhajans while classes go on and have the opportunity to take part in extra activities at the centre.

Any children aged between 4 years to 15 can join from next week, please see Aarti for more information and we also have Lotuss classes for 15-18 year olds led by Arunbhai

 

9.    Elderly people’s home bhajans has been a long standing service activity and is held once a month at Asra House and Loughborough Cottage by the service wing and is open to all to attend. It is a vital service we bring to the elderly people who enjoy the bhajans and the time we spend with them. If you would like to join in this please see the calendar for timings.

 

10. Centre Timings Survey -

·       As announced in July a survey of devotees and parents was conducted to find out a time to best suit everyone who use the centre on Sunday and how we can improve the centre activities so that as many people as possible can benefit from and take part in the prayers, vedam, group devotional singing, study circles, service and ladies wing activities and SSE.

·       So we have new timings from next week with sevadals coming in earlier from the previous time of 8.30am to 8am to set up so we can still start for 9am which has been negotiated with SVC.

·       Extra activities for adults and children will be held from 10.30 to 12pm (when we need to vacate).

·       A monthly calendar will be given to show all the activities scheduled on the 1st Sunday.

·       Regular centre announcements will now be on display every week outside near the information desk so please have a look each week for further details.

·       Also you may have noticed over the summer we have not lit a candle or incense for Aarti. We are no longer allowed to light a candle or use joss/incense sticks on the premises of SVC so therefore we are using electric lights and offering Aarti with flowers at his divine lotus feet.

 

Victor Kanu’s passing - message from National chair

 

Guest speaker: Kishanbhai Gadhia

- Video of Swami's discourse on Ganesha

 

Announcements 28 August 2011

1.    Ganesh Chaturti 1 September 2011 - We will be celebrating Ganesh Chaturti on the Thursday 1 September, this will be an extended programme 7.30 to 9.15, please bring your Ganesh along and we can worship and honor him together.

 

2.    Tapavonam Reading 3 September 2011 - This is a reading of Swami’s life story in the form of the book called Tapavonam, again this year the reading is held at East West Community Centre on Wilberforce Road,in the upstairs hall on Saturday 3 September, however if anyone wants to take part in the Paduka Puja early in the morning then please leave your name at the information desk and you will need to bring the following items.

 

3.    Bhajans practice next Friday east west 7.30pm. For the month of September we will be alternating bhajan practices between Friday and Sunday. So the next Sunday practice will be on 11th September and all are welcome to attend the practice.

 

4.    Committee Meeting this Wednesday 31st August at SVC from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. All committee members to attend

 

5.    A Conference on Sai Ideal Healthcare  - Saturday 17th September 2011, 10am to 4pm, details of address at the information desk.

Please complete your on line registration by Friday 9th September 2011.

Healthcare should be available to all people and delivered with love and compassion and should include treatment of the body, mind and spirit. Economic considerations should not prevent anyone from receiving the highest benefits of healthcare. Prevention should be a primary focus.

6.    The Sri Sathya Sai Organisation (UK) - has been invited to participate in a medical camp in the district of Dang (Gujarat, India) from 17th December until the 23rd December 2011. The camp will be primarily offered to local tribal people with Narayan Seva.

The team will consist of all health care professionals and volunteers. Please see attached Fact Sheet on the notice board for more information

 

"Be like the Star which never wavers from the crescent but is fixed in steady faith." - Baba

 

Announcements 21 August 2011

1.    Eid Program - Sunday 28th August we have a guest Speaker: Imran Vohra who will be speaking to us about Eid and the significance of Ramadan.

 

2.    Ganesh Chaturti 1 September 2011 - We will be celebrating Ganesh Chaturti on the Thursday 1 September, this will be an extended programme 7.30 to 9.15, please bring your Ganesh along and we can worship and honor him together.

 

3.    Tapavonam Reading 3 September 2011 - This is a reading of Swami’s life story in the form of the book called Tapavonam, again this year the reading is held at East West Community Cetre on Wilbaforce Road,in the upstairs hall on Saturday 3 September, however if anyone wants to take part in the Paduka Puja early in the morning then please leave your name at the information desk and you will need to bring the following items.

 

4.    Bhajans practice as usual next Friday east west 7.30pm

 

5.    A Conference on Sai Ideal Healthcare -

Saturday 17th September 2011, 10am to 4pm

Henley Business School, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6UD.

For Sat Nav – please use the postcode RG6 6UR

Please complete your on line registration by Friday 9th September 2011.

Healthcare should be available to all people and delivered with love and compassion and should include treatment of the body, mind and spirit. Economic considerations should not prevent anyone from receiving the highest benefits of healthcare. Prevention should be a primary focus

6.    The Sri Sathya Sai Organisation (UK) - has been invited to participate in a medical camp in the district of Dang (Gujarat, India) from 17th December until the 23rd December 2011. The camp will be primarily offered to local tribal people with Narayan Seva.

The team will consist of all health care professionals and volunteers. Please see attached Fact Sheet on the notice board for more information.

 

If you are interested in joining the UK team, please contact Urvi Widhani at: urvideepak@hotmail.co.uk / 07957210237 and forward your CV. Please submit your applications by 15 September 2011.

 

 

Announcements 14 August 2011

1.Clothes for Humanitarian Aid to Kenya

We have found a charity here in Leicester who are willing to transport clothes to Kenya for the famine/drought victims. Name of the charity is International Hospital Equipment Trust. The charity is also collecting medical supplies.

   

The clothes for children & adults – shirts, trousers, skirts, jackets, tee-shirts, etc should be nearly new or in good condition. We will sort the clothes out before we hand them over to the charity.

 

Please bring the clothes to Soar Valley this Sunday 14 August or drop them at the school on Monday afternoon 15 August . We will be handing the clothes over to the charity on Tuesday.

2. Tapavonam Reading 3 September 2011

Tapavonam reading has been rearranged for Saturday 3 September at East West, however if anyone wants to take part in the Paduka Puja early in the morning then please leave your name at the information desk. Some items will need to be brought for the puja early in the morning.

3.Gayatri Mantra programme 20 August 2011

We will have our next Gayatri Mantra programme on the 20th August at the Sanatan Mandir & Community Centre on Weymouth Street. The programme times 2pm to 7pm approx.

4.Guest Speaker 18 August 2011

Selva Kumar is coming to talk next Thursday at East West on what we should be doing now Swami has left his Physical form. Extended programme 7.30 to 9.15pm, all are welcome.

5.Krishnajanmastami 21 August

Krishnajanmastami celebrations will be held at Soar Valley College on Sunday 21st August from 9am to 11am.

6. Eid Program

Sunday 28th August we have a guest Speaker: Imran Vohra who will be speaking to us about Eid and the significance of Ramadan.

7. Bhajan Practice - As usual held on Friday at E/W from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. All are welcome to attend.

8. Rudram practice at Shivam’s house:10 Greenland drive every Monday from 7.30-9pm.

 

Announcements 7 August 2011

1. Yagna 7 August 2011

THIS SUNDAY A Yagna for peace & prosperity is being held at the Shree Venkateshwara Balaji Temple. The address is Dudley Road East, Tividale, West Midlands, B69 3DU, the programme starts at 8.30AM.

2 Tapavonam Reading 13 August 2011 - postponed

3. Krishna Janmashtami – Sunday 21st August 9 – 11am program at SVC.

4.Gayatri Mantra programme 20 August 2011

We will have our next Gayatri Mantra programme on the 20th August at the Sanatan Mandir & Community Centre on Weymouth Street: 2pm to 7pm.

5. Please take the monthly calendar for all the key dates and information.

6. Collection of clothes - collection to go to famine refugees in Kenya. Please bring next Sunday, no saris please.

7.Bhajan Practice - As usual held on Friday at E/W from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. All are welcome to attend.

8. Rudram practice at Shivam’s house every Monday from 7.30-9pm.

 

Announcements 31 July 2011

 

1.   Rudra Ekaadashini Yagna in Birmingham on 7th August 2011 from 8.30 onwards at Shri Venkateshwara(Balaji) Temple, Dudley Road east, Tivdale West, Midlands. B69 3DU. Further details at information desk.

2.   Tapavonam Reading 13 August 2011

Each year the centre dedicates reading Swami’s life story in the form of the book called Tapavonam, again this year we will hold the reading here in the upstairs hall on Saturday 13 August, times will follow next week however if anyone wants to take part in the Paduka Puja early in the morning then please leave your name at the information desk and you will need to bring the following items.

The items people need to bring per set of padukas is: 
something to sit on (could be a cushion, mat or simply a handkerchief)
bell
shankh (if you have one)
two steel plates
Bhagawans padukas
a clean napkin (preferably new to wipe the padukas)
a kalash (steel or copper doesn’t matter)

3.   Gayatri Mantra programme 20 August 2011

We will have our next Gayatri Mantra programme on the 20th August at the Sanatan Mandir & Community Centre on Weymouth Street. The programme times 2pm to 7pm approx. Light Satwic food will be served throughout the programme.

4  Collection of clothes - collection to go to famine refugees in Kenya. Please bring next Sunday, no saris please.

5  Bhajan practice as usual next Friday usual times 7.30 to 9pm

 

Announcements 24 July 2011

1.Guru Purnima National Celebration 23 July 2011-

Went very well.

2. Rudra Ekaadashini Yagna in Birmingham on 7th August 2011 from 8.30 onwards at Shri Venkateshwara(Balaji) Temple, Dudley Road east, Tivdale West, Midlands. B69 3DU. Further details at information desk.

3. Rudram practice at Shivam’s house every Monday from 7.30-9pm. 10 Greenland Drive, Hamilton.

4.Bhajan Practice

Bhajan practice as usual on Friday usual times 7.30 to 9pm at East West Community Centre, Wilberforce Rd,off Narborough Road.

 

Announcements 17 July 2011

 

1.    Bhajan Practice

Bhajan practice as usual next Friday usual times 7.30 to 9pm.

2.    Guru Purnima National Celebration 23 July 2011

The UK Council welcomes you to a National Guru Purnima celebration next Saturday 23 rd July from 11am to 5pm Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ. The programme will consist of Laksharchan, and a guest Speaker Leonardo Gutter from Latin America. Transport has been organized. We encourage everyone to come by coach as car spaces are limited. Please collect your badges today if you have put your names down already & can also put your names today.

 

Announcements 10 July 2011

1.            Global Service Day – two events today at Rutland waters and Parklands in Birstall – we wish all the guests and volunteers a lovely day out.

 

2.            Guru Purnima Local programme - We will be celebrating Guru Purnima this Firday 15th July  here from 7.30pm start to 9.30pm: program: 108 Names of Swami, Bhajans, Talk on significance, video of Swami’s Samadhi Darshan in Prashanti. All are welcome to attend. Please be seated by 7.15pm

 

3.            Guru Purnima National Celebration - The UK Council welcomes you to a National Guru Purnima celebration this is to be held on the 23 rd July (Saturday) 11am to 5pm Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ.

Please leave your full name and telephone number at the information desk so you can be registered and receive a badge form the centre to attend.

You must register with your full details and be confirmed by the centre chair that the registration has been accepted to attend. All office bearers must also register so we can assure the maximum capacity is not over filled.

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4.            Time change - After the survey of time change for bhajans & SSE, the outcome of results were close & majority voted for after 9am.

 

The committee decided after looking at the benefits for everyone in the centre to go ahead and have both Bhajans & SSE starting at 9.30 am from the new SSE term on 11th September.

 

So that parents can take part in bhajans & other centre activities, PA & alter can set up can be done in time & bhajans singers have time to rehearse and do a sound check

 

5.            Monthly Calendar of Activity - Dates for all the activities for July 2011: Please see website for further information www.leicestersiacentre.org Please take one leaflet per family. We will give one for each month

 

6.            Bhajan Practice - As usual held on Friday at E/W from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. All are welcome to attend

 

7.            Rudram practice at Shivam’s house every Monday from 7.30-9pm

 

8.            Rudra Ekaadashini Yagna in Birmingham on 7th August 2011 from 8.30 onwards at Shri Venkateshwara(Balaji) Temple, Dudley Road east, Tivdale West, Midlands. B69 3DU. Further details at information desk.

 

9.            Study Circle Format - We had a study Circle last week after Bhajans & the topic was Control of thoughts and everyone learnt something new and enjoyed the discussion, we will have study circles every month after bhajans so please do come and join us.

Story for the day

 

Announcements 3 July 2011

1. Gayatri Mantra Programme

Today we have the  Gayatri Mantra programme  the Sanatan Mandir & Community Centre on Weymouth Street. The programme will start as usual at 2pm until 7pm with light refreshments served during the programme.

2. Sathya Sai School 10th Anniversary Concert

We have  invitation from Sri Sathya Sai School, Leicester for the 10th Anniversary Concert next Saturday 9th July from 7pm to 9pm. If anyone wishes to attend could they please notify the school by email at office@sathyasaischool.org.uk  for catering purpose. Further Info at desk

 

3. Global Service Day – Rutland & Parklands in Birstall. We need Volunteers to help. Please give your names to Hemantbhai  & Jasuben-  Service coordinator at the information desk if you can help at either venue.

4.Guru Purnima Local programme

We will be celebrating Guru Purnima on Firday 15th July  here from 7.30pm start to 9.30pm: program: 108 Names of Swami, Bhajans, Talk on significance, video of Swami’s Samadhi Darshan in Prashanti. All are welcome to attend. Please be seated by 7.15pm

5.Guru Purnima National Celebration

The UK Council welcomes you to a National Guru Purnima celebration this is to be held on the 23 rd July (Saturday) 11am to 5pm Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ. Please leave your full name and telephone number at the information desk so you can be registered and receive a pass form the centre to attend. You must register with your full details and be confirmed by the centre chair that the registration has been accepted to attend. All office bearers must also register so we can assure the maximum capacity is not over filled.

6.Bridge Project

A couple of weeks ago Darshan and Raj presented on a new service opportunity for The Bridge Soup Kitchen service. The team would like to thank you for putting your names down to help in this service. The rota has now been drawn up and ready for you to collect from the information desk today. You can also see Bipinbhai if you have any further queries at the information desk. Please don’t forget to collect the rota!

7.  SSE exams today & end of term. New term starts on 11th September 2011. Registration for new starters will also take place. Letters given to parents today.

8. Time change

After the survey of time change for bhajans & SSE, the outcome of results were close & majority voted for after 9am. The committee decided after looking at the benefits for everyone in the centre to go ahead and have both Bhajans & SSE starting at 9.30 am from the new SSE term on 11th September. So that parents can take part in bhajans & other centre activities, PA & alter can set up can be done in time & bhajans singers have time to rehearse and do a sound check.

9. Monthly Calender of Activity

Dates for all festivals for July 2011. Please see website for further information www.leicestersiacentre.org Please take one leaflet per family. We will give one for each month.

10. Bhajan Practice

As usual held on Friday at E/W from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. All are welcome to attend. Rudram practice at Shivam’s house every Monday from 7.30-9pm.

11. Rudra Ekaadashi Ygana

In Birmingham on 7th August 2011 from 8.30 onwards at Shri Venkateshwara(Balaji) Temple, Dudley Road east, Tivdale West, Midlands. B69 3DU. Further details at information desk.

12. Study Circle Format

 We have Study Circle today after Bhajans & the topic is Control of thoughts…..explain format … Will have study circles every month after bhajans.

But before we start we will have update from Hansaben- Ladies coordinator & Anilaben from the retreat last week – 5-8mins

….Read Letter from Dr Goldstein

Then Invite Brother Veeru to talk re: National Gurupurnima.

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Sai Ram!

We know that our beloved Swami lives in our hearts. Regardless of the chaos in the world and the tumult that assails us from time to time, He is always there. He is always enlightening us, loving us, fulfilling whatever each of us might need to realize our Divine Selves.

At this moment, there is a new challenge. Newspapers have been making unwarranted allegations against the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust of India. In so doing they have assailed the Great Works, The Divine Works, accomplished by our Beloved, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

The Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust has been responsible for managing all of the expenses entailed in providing free healthcare, education, water, and food for multitudes of poor people for decades. The Trust has been responsible for managing the maintenance of the ashram for the accommodation of multitudes of spiritual pilgrims for decades. This is true and evident for all to see.

These Great Works have been recognized and lauded repeatedly over the years by administrations of political leaders, supreme court justices, heads of state governing all of India, including the current leaders of India. This is true and evident for all to see.

Donations of Sai devotees from India and from all over the world have sponsored these remarkable humanitarian efforts without any solicitation whatsoever. All who are involved in the management of these great works are devotees, spiritual seekers. They have managed the affairs of the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust effectively and transparently. This also is true and evident for all to see.

Is it possible that the newspaper reporters have more knowledge and greater wisdom than the men who have led their country for so many years? No, it is not possible! What then is the basis for the outrageous allegations and misinterpretations being perpetrated so irresponsibly?

Let us all recognize with respect, gratitude, and Sai Love the men who have managed the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust. They were selected by Swami, Himself. They have remained close by His Side for decades living austerely as His devotees and performing their duties faithfully and effectively. They are resolved to continue their management of the Sri Sathya Sai Institutions in India and Prasanthi Nilayam in the same exemplary manner in which they were run under the Divine Guidance of our Beloved Swami.

Swami’s Divine Guidance will always be accessible to everyone. We have merely to seek and we will find.

Let us all pray that Swami’s Love and Inner Guidance will enable all of us to rise above these mundane problems and not be distracted from our spiritual quest.

Lovingly in the Service of Sai,

Michael Goldstein

 

Announcements 5 June 2011

a)Update from Prasanthi…

Bhagawan has always said that He is not the body but the manifestation of the Supreme Consciousness that pervades all creation and beyond. He also impressed upon us that we were also the images of the Divine. His Mission on this earth was mainly to enable humanity to realise its inherent Divinity.

The Supreme Consciousness that Bhagawan personified is eternal. Bhagawan is therefore with us, now and forever. Prasanthi Nilayam is the place which the Divine chose to be His abode and it will continue to be so.

It is therefore obligatory on us to ensure that all programmes and events that used to take place at Prasanthi Nilayam are continued just as before. Starting from Guru Purnima this year, all festivals as per the normal calendar of events will continue. These will also include programmes like the Grama Seva, Dasara, University Convocation, Birthday Celebrations, Sports, etc.

Other events like the Prasanthi Seva, Parthi Yatra, pilgrimage programmes, various conferences and training programmes, Bal Vikas and cultural programmes, etc., will also continue as before.

The daily Darshan schedule has also been set in place and is being faithfully observed.

Bhagawan is with us and will always be with us, not only at Prasanthi Nilayam, but everywhere every moment of our life. We have to live our life under His unbounded love and protection and continued guidance. He has shown us the path and we have to faithfully tread it to ultimately achieve union with Him.

Jai Sai Ram!

The Trustees and the Council of Management of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust

 

b) Construction has started on Swami’s Mahasamadhi, this work will continue for 6 weeks. In the meantime Swami’s chair will be on the front Dias for Darshan as usual.

Read letter from Shitu – National Coordinator.. see attached

 

 

1. Blood Donation

Liquid Love as Swami calls it, Lianne will be organizing a blood donation on  Sunday 12th  June 2011 from 1pm-2.30pm at the Vaughan way blood centre in town. 

If you are interested please give your name and contact details at the information desk.

2. Monthly Committee Meeting

Please note we have our committee meeting 8th June 2011 (Wednesday) from 7.30pm to 10pm at Soar Valley.

3.Bhajan Practice

Bhajan practice is held every Friday at east West from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. All are welcome to attend.

4.Ladies Wing Retreat

Please will all ladies that are attending the Ladies retreat on 25th & 26th June contact Hansaben our Ladies Wing coordinator to confirm details for the weekend.

5. Medical Camps

Read information from national service coordinator

 

Thought for of the day…

 

 

Announcements 22 May 2011

 

1.    Bhajan Practice

Bhajan practice is held every Friday here in the upstairs room 7.30pm to 9.00pm. All are welcome to attend.

2. National Memorial Day in Loving Memory of Swami

On behalf of the United Kingdom Central Council & Central Trust, we would like to invite you and your family to attend a special memorial celebration for our beloved Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

For over 70 years, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba has been guiding us and guarding us. His message has inspired millions of people throughout the world to lead more spiritual, purposeful and moral lives. His timeless and universal teachings have attracted spiritual seekers from all corners of United Kingdom. Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba has sacrificed His life for the benefit of mankind, now the time has come for us to make our sacrifice, to ensure that His teachings and mission shine brighter for the many generations to come.

Our programme will consist of prayers, devotional singing and other offerings as a loving tribute to an extraordinary Divine incarnation whose life on earth touched the hearts of countless people.

Date:                Monday 30th May 2011

Time:                12 noon – 3.00pm

Arrival:   10.45am onwards (Refreshments will be served until 11.45am)

Venue:    De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester LE1 7RU

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOUR NAME IS ON THE LIST AT THE INFORMATION DESK AS SPACES ARE LIMITED AND THE INVITATION IS GOING OUT NATIONALLY.

Also if any Devotees have a room that can be used for devotees travelling a long distance to attend the Memorial please let me know afterwards.

 

 

Announcements 15 May 2011

 

1.Buddha Poornima : Tuesday 17th May

Celebration (joint event) + ladies activity for the month will be to sing Bhajans for Buddha Purnima which will be celebrated at East West Community Centre on Thursday 19th May, programme will start from 7.30 to 9.00pm – all are welcome.

2. Regional Teacher Training

Basic Teacher training on SSE will be held Saturday 21st May in Coventry, Excel Centre. Anyone interested in learning more about the Sai Spiritual Education program; parents as well as other adults or youth can attend. It will be conducted by the National team who are delivering this training across the UK, so if you want more information please see Aarti.

3. National Memorial Day in Loving Memory of Swami

On behalf of the United Kingdom Central Council & Central Trust, we would like to invite you and your family to attend a special memorial celebration for our beloved Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

 

For over 70 years, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba has been guiding us and guarding us. His message has inspired millions of people throughout the world to lead more spiritual, purposeful and moral lives. His timeless and universal teachings have attracted spiritual seekers from all corners of United Kingdom. Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba has sacrificed His life for the benefit of mankind, now the time has come for us to make our sacrifice, to ensure that His teachings and mission shine brighter for the many generations to come.

 

Our programme will consist of prayers, devotional singing and other offerings as a loving tribute to an extraordinary Divine incarnation whose life on earth touched the hearts of countless people.

 

Date:                Monday 30th May 2011

Time:                12 noon – 3.00pm

Arrival:   10.45am onwards (Refreshments will be served until 1145am)

Venue:   De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester LE1 7RU

 

4.Bhajan Practice

Bhajan practice is held every Friday at east West Community project from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. All are welcome to attend.

5. Multifaith Chanting Day

Was held yesterday to send Universal Prayers for peace, harmony and well-being in the local community and around the World, So we have Father Stephan who will be coming next Sunday to speak about the message of Easter.

5. Guest Speaker:     Vijay Desai/Veeru Rao

Thought for of the day – Buddha Poornima: Pratibhaben

 

Announcements 8 May 2011

1. Committee Meeting

We have a committee meeting this week Wednesday 11th May 7.30-9.30pm at Soar Valley, can all members please attend.

2. Multifaith Chanting Day

The event is to send Universal Prayers for peace, harmony and well-being in the local community and around the World.

 

Winstanley Community College, Kingsway N, Leicester LE3 3BD.

The Date: Saturday May 14th.

Times: programme starts 2pm finishing with Aarti at 6pm,  and Prasad.

 

We encourage everyone to attend for some time during the program and take part in the various chantings, so please give your names at the information desk to help us for catering purposes.

3. Ladies Wing

This months ladies wing event will be Bhajans for Buddha Purnima at East West Community Centre the programme will start earlier at 7.30 to 9.00pm.

This is the ladies chance to sing so please come along to Bhajan practice this Friday at East West 7.30-9pm.

4. National Memorial and Remberance Day  

On behalf of the United Kingdom Central Council & Central Trust, we would like to invite you and your family to attend a special memorial celebration for our beloved Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, with prayers, bhajans and offerings.

Date:          Monday 30th May 2011

Time:                   12 noon – 3.00pm

Arrival:       10.45am onwards (Refreshments will be served until 1145am)

Venue:       De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester LE1 7RU

 

Thought for of the day - Pratibhaben

Friday 6th May: Easwaramma Day in Prashanti celebrated with Maha Narayan Seva in the morning in the hill view stadium.

 

Announcements 10 April 2011

1. Ramnavami

Will be celebrated on Tuesday 12th April at SVC from 7,30 -9.00pm. All are welcome. Please be seated for 7.15pm as we will be offering 108 names of Sai Rama with rice before bhajans.

2. Ladies Day

On Tuesday 19th April the ladies wing have organised a flower arranging workshop from 7.30- 9.00pm at SVC. All ladies are welcome to come.

3. Easwaramma Day

We are celebrating Easwaramma Day this year as a regional event and it will be held on Sunday 8th May in B’ham. The theme this yr is “Mother SAI” and it will be a fun interactive family day. We will be organizing coaches for everyone, so please give your names at the information desk to reserve your seat.

4.Multifaith Chanting Day 

The event is to send Universal Prayers for peace, harmony and well-being in the local community and around the World. 

The venue for this event is Winstanley Community College, Kingsway N, Leicester LE3 3BD. The Date: Saturday May 14th. 

Times: programme starts 2pm finishing with Aarti at 6pm, there will then be Prasad and an opportunity for everyone to meet. 

The region has invited the Gregorian Choir and Sikh community will also be attending amongst other faiths. Please leave your name at the information desk for catering purposes.

5. Ladies Wing Retreat

There Are only a few places left so if you are still interested then please give your names at the info desk and the ladies co-ordinators will contact you. 

6. Bhajan Practice this Friday as usual at east west.We have Ramnavmi bhajan practice after bhajans today.

7. Youth Sathsang

Sunday 17th April 10.30 – 12.30pm – this is a youth get together for all young adults aged from 16 - 35 years. Can I invite Hari to say a few words on this.

8. Vaisakhi Message – will be read by Amit Mistry

7.Vedam Presentation  - Shivam will give a presentation on the importance of Rudram.

SWAMI’S HEALTH

There has been official announcements made on Radio Sai’s website and the recent update is that Swami continues to be stable and there is slight improvement in the overall condition of His health.

Swami has said on 5 Oct 2003, Vijayadashami,

Do not identify Me with this physical body. I am not Dehaswarupa (body), I am Dehi (the indweller). There is no difference between you and Me. I have all powers in Me.

 I am always healthy. Not only today, till 96 years I will be like this. I can do whatever I want. But those who go by the physical form think that Swami is ageing. Youth and old age are related to the body and not to Me. I am always the same. I can do anything. However, this body is yours. This has come for your sake. You can change it the way you like. If you think that Swami is strong and healthy, yes so He is.

So we will also chant 108 Gayatri Mantras for Swami’s well being this week before the Vibuthi mantra.

 

Announcements 23 January 2011

1.   Bhajan Practice

Bhajan practice is every Friday at East West Community Centre from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Please do come along and express your love for Swami by  practice and improve your singing skills.

2.   Wing Coordinators Meeting

There is a Wing Coordinators meeting this Wednesday 26th Jan from 7:30 to 9:30 here at Soar Valley in one of the Humanities Rooms (classrooms normally used by SSE).

3.   Service Rota

The service rota is available at the info desk, please take a copy or make a note of what service you will be doing over the next 3 months. If you are NOT on the list then please see our service coordinators Hemantbhai Mistry or Pushpaben Parmar and they will talk to you about the opportunities available and register your name.

4.   Please invite Shivam to talk about Bhajan Group Feedback Form.

 

30 January 2011 

1.    Prashanti Updates

Please introduce Seetal for the Prashanti Updates.

2.    Bhajan Practice

Bhajan practice is held every Friday at East West Community Centre from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. All are welcome to attend.

3.    Sai Book Library

The next Sai Book Library stall will be on Sunday 6th February, and thereafter on every first Sunday of the month here at Soar Valley, and on Thursday 10th February and thereafter on the second Thursday of the month at East West Community Centre.  See Bipinbhai for more information.

4.    Spiritual Wing Survey Form

Pratibhaben to talk about the survey

Thought for of the day

 

23 January 2011 

1.    Bhajan Practice

Bhajan practice is every Friday at East West Community Centre from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Please do come along and express your love for Swami by  practice and improve your singing skills.

2.    Wing Coordinators Meeting

There is a Wing Coordinators meeting this Wednesday 26th Jan from 7:30 to 9:30 here at Soar Valley in one of the Humanities Rooms (classrooms normally used by SSE).

3.    Service Rota

The service rota is available at the info desk, please take a copy or make a note of what service you will be doing over the next 3 months. If you are NOT on the list then please see our service coordinators Hemantbhai Mistry or Pushpaben Parmar and they will talk to you about the opportunities available and register your name.

Please invite Shivam to talk about Bhajan Group Feedback Form.

 

Thought for of the day

 

16  January 2011 

1.    Bhajan Practice

Bhajan practice is every Friday evening 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Please do come along and express your love for Swami by learning to sing or practice and improve your singing skills, so you can sing on a Thursday or Sunday

2.    Water Project

There is still time to give your contribution through Ceiling On Desires towards the water project, please see the Hemantbhai for more details.

3.    SSE

The new SSE term has started here at Soar Valley.  If you know of any children who wish to join SSE, please bring them for registration and see Aarti Mistry.

4.    Service Rota

The service rota is available at the info desk, please take a copy or make a note of what service you will be doing over the next 2 months. If you are NOT on the list then please see our service coordinator Hemantbhai and he will talk to you about the opportunities available and register your name.

5.    Ladies Wing Meeting

The ladies wing will be meeting on the 19th January (next Wednesday) from 7.30pm to 9.00pm at East West Community Centre. Dr Dipa Modi will present a session on healthy and positive living. Please see Kantaben Mistry or Hansaben Sisodia for more information.

6.    National Orientation & Welcome Day

New and continuing Office Bearers are invited to attend an informal one day National Orientation & Welcome Day on Saturday 29th Jan.  Please see Narendrabhai for more information.

7.    New Committee - Narendrabhai

Thought for of the day – Pratibhaben N

 

9 January 2011 

1.    Committee Meeting

There will be a Committee Meeting on this coming Wednesday (12th Jan) from 7:30 to 9:30 pm here at Soar Valley College.  Please can I request all current members and those interested in joining the Committee attend this very important meeting, which will form the new Committee for the next 2 years.

2.    Water Project

There is still time to give your contributions for the water project.  Please see Hemantbhai for more information. 

3.    Bhajans

Bhajans will continue to be held here at Soar Valley every Sunday from 8:55 to 10:15, and on every Thursday at East West Community Centre from 7:40. 

4.    Bhajan Practice

Bhajan practice will be held at East West Community Centre every Friday from 7:30 pm to 9 pm.  Please do come along and express your love for Swami by learning to sing or practice.

5.    SSE

The new SSE term starts today here at Soar Valley after bhajans.  If you know of any children who wish to join SSE, please see Anilaben Mistry.

6.    Guest Speaker on Thursday 13th Jan.

The programme for next Thursday will start at 7.40pm until 9.15pm, and there will be a guest speaker namely Yaswantbhai (who is the spiritual coordinator for Birmingham).  He will be giving a talk on “Divine Thinking”.

7.    Pratibhaben – invite Shivam to talk…

 

Thought for the day.

 

2 January 2011 

1. Happy New Year!

2.    Water Project

There is still time to give your contributions for the water project.  Please see Vinodbhai for more information. 

3.    Bhajans

Bhajans will continue to be held here at Soar Valley every Sunday from 8:55 to 10:15, and on every Thursday at East West Community Centre from 7:45. 

4.    Bhajan Practice

Bhajan practice will be held at East West Community Centre with effect from 7th January 2011, from 7.30pm to 9pm, and thereafter every Friday.

5.    SSE

The new SSE term starts next Sunday on 9th January 2011 here at Soar Valley College at 10:15.  If you know of any children who wish to join SSE, please bring them for registration next Sunday and see Anilaben Mistry.

Pratibhaben – to talk about being a committee member…

Thought for the day.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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