Sathya Sai Centre of Leicester

Sathya Sai International Organisation UK

 

 

Announcements & News for April 2019

 

 

 

 

" It is only when God comes amidst men as an Avathar, that He will be close to man, and will be able to set an example to human beings. Only then, he will be able to correct the ways of human beings. The real connection that should exist between man and man is always demonstrated by an Avathar. Because God comes as an Avathar in human form, man is able to see and experience some ideal examples, in real-life situations. It is natural in that context that God takes the human form in Rama and creates situations where man learns the virtue of adherence to dharma" 

Summer Showers in Brindavan 1977

 

 

 

 

Jai Sai Ram Vinodbhai, Spring is in the air and there is definitely a feeling of excitement and enthusiasm for all the events planned in April.  We also hope your Ceiling on Desires efforts are going well for Lent! Please remember we are still collecting for The Food Bank until Easter Sunday.  We are very fortunate to have a number of guest speakers visit the centre this month - so please do make the most of the opportunity to come and hear them speak.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

 

 

 

Ram Navmi and Vaisakhi Celebrations

 

 

On Sunday 14th April we will be celebrating the festivals of Ram Navmi and Vaisakhi from 9:00am to 11:30am at Soar Valley College.
As Swami reminds us "The birthday of Rama is celebrated in order to remind us of the ideals for which He stood. We have to ponder over the ideals set before us by Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata, and Satrughna and also by Kausalya, Sumitra, and Kaikeyi….It is your good fortune that you are able to listen to the sacred story of Rama and sing His glory."
The programme will be in two parts and we are fortunate to have with us a guest speaker Divij Desai who is a former student from Swami's Institute who did his BSc at the Whitefield Campus and then his MBA in Prashanti Nilayam.  With Swami's grace he also got an opportunity to physically serve Swami in close quarters between 2004 and 2008. So please do join us for what will be a memorable programme.

 

 

In the second half of the programme we will learn more about the Sikh festival of Vaiskahi and be singing various bhajans remembering the Gurus from Sikhism.  As Swami reminds us “Sankeerthanam (congregational singing of bhajans) aims at the well-being of the whole universe. This is also described as Saamaajika bhajans (community singing). This method of singing bhajans was first initiated by Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism."

 

 

 

Mahasamadhi Programme

 

 

"For both Paramatma and His creation, there is neither a beginning nor an end. The act of creation and the creator are permanent and they go on forever. Conditions may change, times may change but divinity will never change—creator and act of creation are permanent." 

On Wednesday  24th April we will commemorate Swami's Mahasamadhi with a special programme of bhajans, personal experiences and songs.  Please do join us from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Soar Valley College.

 

 

 

 

Easter Sunday

 

 

Please do join us on Easter Sunday where we will be joined by Chaplain Graham Thomas who will deliver his Easter Sunday message. The Easter programme will be on Sunday 21st April from 9:00am to 11:00:am at Soar Valley College (with hot cross buns and hot drinks afterwards!)

 

 

 

 

Easwaramma Day (Centre and National Programmes)

 

 

Dates for your diary:

Our centre Easwaramma Day programme will be held on Sunday 5th May and thereafter we will have a lunch for all devotees. The full programme will be from 9:00am to 1:00pm

The National Easwaramma Day programme will be on Saturday 11th May in Watford.  We are organising a coach so if you would like to reserve your seat on the coach please see one of the service coordinators.  There will be no charge for the coach.  It is important you register for the National programme.

 

 

Rounded Rectangle: Click Here To Register for the National Easwaramma Day Programme

 

 

 

 

Sunday After Bhajan Activities

 

 

Girishbhai continues his series of parenting workshops on Sunday 28th April focusing on topics such as understanding your child and how to get the best from your child.  Girishbhai (a consultant psychiatrist by profession) combines scientific research with Swami's principles to explore this subject.  The workshops are held after bhajans at Soar Valley College.

 

 

 

 

Centre Meeting

 

Please join us for our centre meeting on Tuesday 7th May from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Soar Valley College.  We would love your thoughts and ideas for our future events and activities so please do join us. 

 

 

 

 

National Sathya Sai Human Values Day

 

On 6th April 2019, songs and chants of the five Human Values filled the air, as Leicester City Centre came alive with an uplifting and momentous Walk with Values, followed by a high tempo Human Values Concert, on a chilly but dry Saturday morning. The Right Honourable Ross Grant, Leicester’s Lord Mayor, warmly welcomed everyone and said "We are all working to build a better society through the sorts of values we are celebrating today through love, trust, generosity, care and compassion. So, I think its important that we do celebrate those positives at a time when it is so easy to think about the negatives in society.”  Thank you to everyone who came to support the event and to all our volunteers who helped to make it such a success.

 

 

 

 

 

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