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January 2013 Edition

Quote

"If you wish to embark on a new life, you need not wait for the arrival of a new year. To wait for a whole year means waiting for twelve months and so many days, hours, minutes and seconds. Treat every second as new. Sanctify every moment of your life. This has to be done by realising the unity of Sath (the Divine) and Chith (the individual Consciousness). When this union is achieved, Ananda (Spiritual Bliss) is experienced. This is the primary task before everyone. Every second should be regarded as an expression of the Divine. This New Year Day relates to the Christian Era. December and January may come and go (every year) but God neither comes nor goes. Discourse at Prashanthi Mandir to a vast gathering of devotees from all parts of world, 1 Jan 1992"

~ Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Featured Articles

National Report 2012
January The 'Year of Illumination' started with the National O...

Service Wing - Kazakhstan Medical Camp: August 2013
We are happy to inform you that the Sri Sathya Sai Service Organisation of Russia are organising an international medical camp in Kazakhstan...

A Rare Accolade - OBE
I was pleasantly surprised when three weeks back, I received a le...

Make the Most Of His Gifts: an Article Written by Sam and Sharon Sandweiss
Dearest Sai family in UK, Sai Ram and much love. Thank you for...

Events

Sai Smaran 2013
Om Sri Sai Ram! With the blessings and grace of our Divine Lor...
Event flyer

National Sai Orientation Conference
Dear Fellow Devotees, Officers of the Sai Army, Loving Sa...
Event flyer

National Youth Conference 2013
National Youth Conference 2013: ‘How to Make OUR Life HIS Mes...
Event flyer

National Christmas Celebrations 2012

National Christmas Celebrations 2012
This year, Sri Sathya Sai National Christmas celebrations wer...

"With outstretched arms": National Christmas Celebrations 2012
The Sri Sathya Sai Service Organisation (UK) Christmas gathering...

Education Wing - A Christmas to Remember with Joy!
National Christmas Celebrations 2012 Right from the time I arr...

Education Wing - SSE Participation in the National Christmas Celebrations 2012: Cheltenham Ladies College
"We went to Cheltenham for the Christmas celebration and I fe...

National Articles & Reports

Education Wing - Poem: My Swami and I
I am very blessed to have Swami in my life since I was born. SSE ...

Youth Wing - Sathya Sai Leadership and Training Programme (SSLTP): Module 6
Courage, Excitement, Thrill. All are the ingredients of a good Ho...

Regional Articles & Reports

Region 1 - Wimbledon Sai Centre Welcomes in 2013
As has now become tradition, Wimbledon Sai Centre held its annual...

Region 1 - 87th Anniversary of the Divine Advent
Bromley Sai Centre Brommly centre Celebrated Beloved Baba’...

Region 1 - Christmas Youth Service Activity
"Service is worship. Each act of service is a flower placed at th...

Region 1 - Sai Legend Visits Sai Mandir
Thursday 29th November For so many of us, Dr Sam Sandweiss’ bo...

Region 1 - Christmas Celebrations at Merton Sai Centre
25th December 2012 Over the years, Christmas in the UK has sad...

Region 1 - Regional Christmas Celebration
On Saturday 22nd December 2012 Region one congregated at Rivers D...

Region 2 - New Years Eve Bhajans
Our Region 2 New Years Eve bhajans was filled with an atmosphere ...

Region 2 - Christmas 2012 at Harrow West Sai Centre
The annual Christmas celebrations are a much anticipated and high...

Region 3 - January 2013 Update
Region 3 Christmas Event – Visit to the Newham University Hospita...

Region 3 - Leicester Centre: Christmas Programme and SSE Exam Presentation
Sunday 16th December 2012 The magical festival of Christmas ha...

Region 3 - Christmas Seva by Hatfield Sai Centre
One of our youth member who is very committed and motivated was v...

Region 4 - Food Parcels for Croatia
Each year, as part of our Ceiling on Desires initiative, devotees...

Region 4 - Christmas Party at Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre, Leicester
Saturday 15 December 2012 For the last few years, we have invi...

Region 4 - 'Keep Faith and Carry On': Spiritual Journey to a Monastery
Last year, the Group 4(LOTUSS) Group from Leicester Central centr...

Education Wing - SSE Participation in the National Christmas Celebrations 2012: Cheltenham Ladies College
"We went to Cheltenham for the Christmas celebration and I fe...

National Articles & Reports

Education Wing - Poem: My Swami and I
I am very blessed to have Swami in my life since I was born. SSE ...

Youth Wing - Sathya Sai Leadership and Training Programme (SSLTP): Module 6
Courage, Excitement, Thrill. All are the ingredients of a good Ho...

Regional Articles & Reports

Region 1 - Wimbledon Sai Centre Welcomes in 2013
As has now become tradition, Wimbledon Sai Centre held its annual...

Region 1 - 87th Anniversary of the Divine Advent
Bromley Sai Centre Brommly centre Celebrated Beloved Baba’...

Region 1 - Christmas Youth Service Activity
"Service is worship. Each act of service is a flower placed at th...

Region 1 - Sai Legend Visits Sai Mandir
Thursday 29th November For so many of us, Dr Sam Sandweiss’ bo...

Region 1 - Christmas Celebrations at Merton Sai Centre
25th December 2012 Over the years, Christmas in the UK has sad...

Region 1 - Regional Christmas Celebration
On Saturday 22nd December 2012 Region one congregated at Rivers D...

Region 2 - New Years Eve Bhajans
Our Region 2 New Years Eve bhajans was filled with an atmosphere ...

Region 2 - Christmas 2012 at Harrow West Sai Centre
The annual Christmas celebrations are a much anticipated and high...

Region 3 - January 2013 Update
Region 3 Christmas Event – Visit to the Newham University Hospita...

Region 3 - Leicester Centre: Christmas Programme and SSE Exam Presentation
Sunday 16th December 2012 The magical festival of Christmas ha...

Region 3 - Christmas Seva by Hatfield Sai Centre
One of our youth member who is very committed and motivated was v...

Region 4 - Food Parcels for Croatia
Each year, as part of our Ceiling on Desires initiative, devotees...

Region 4 - Christmas Party at Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre, Leicester
Saturday 15 December 2012 For the last few years, we have invi...

Region 4 - 'Keep Faith and Carry On': Spiritual Journey to a Monastery
Last year, the Group 4(LOTUSS) Group from Leicester Central centr...

Region 4 - New Years Eve Bhajans in Nottingham
The Lord looks for Sincerity, Simplicity and unwavering Joy in th...

Editorial

Dear Love & Light Readers,
Sai Ram and Happy New Year!

December was a month of reflection on the programmes conducted in 2012, at National, Regional and Centre levels, which brought devotees together in unity and togetherness, bound by the bond that we very dearly cherish, that of Brotherhood under the Fatherhood of Sathya Sai. The events gave us the fortune of sharing the joy of His Grace and Love, of listening to His Glory, of remembering His stories and of contemplating upon Him; not to overlook the National Pilgrimage that provided devotees the opportunity to be in His Divine presence and to pay gratitude for everything He has provided, and the privilege of interacting with His ambassadors, Dr Sanjay Sahani, Professor Anilkumar, Dr Samuel and Sharon Sandweiss.

December was also a month of festivity. Our National Christmas Celebrations in Cheltenham provided a setting for devotees and other special guests to come together to share Love in the true spirit of Christmas. Our Centres throughout the UK were lit with Christmas lighting and decoration, with the air filled with music culminating into the New Year celebrations where lot of our centres opened 2013 with prayers and singing praises of the Lord.

All these couldn't have been possible without your selfless dedication and sacrifice. We pray to Swami to shower His Grace and Blessings on everyone.

We observed 2012 as the year of Illumination, of intensifying our understanding of Swami’s teachings and thereby raising our consciousness to derive peace within, thus leading in 2013 to the Year of Harmony.

The New Year will be another exciting year for the Organisation with a number of National events planned which will bring devotees together in Harmony. We will be seeing new officers of the Sai Army taking up roles on 14th January, with the past officers ever engaged actively to serve His Mission.

19th and 20th January are significant dates when we will be holding a 2 day National Sathya Sai Orientation Conference in Hatfield, for current and previous Office Bearers and Active Members with the primary focus being, how we can serve ably as His Instruments in His Divine Mission. We are honoured to have the two senior most leaders of our Organisation, Mr Gary Belz (Chairman, Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation) and Dr Narendranath Reddy (Chairman, Prasanthi Council) as our special guests. Separate programmes have also been organised for devotees to interact with our guests, please check web site for information: http://www.srisathyasai.org.uk

We pray to Swami for continued Guidance and Blessings for 2013 and beyond.

Loving Regards and Sai Ram,

Dr Kiran Patel,
Chairman, UK Central Council

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